W. Wayne Siesennop
W. Wayne Siesennop

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Practice Areas

  • Construction Law/Litigation Defense
  • Engineer/Architect Liability Defense
  • Construction Contract Law
  • Fire Loss Defense
  • Construction Mediation/Arbitration
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1978
  • University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri
    • B.S.M.E., Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - 1961
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • M.S.M.E., Master of Science Mechanical Engineering - 1963
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy
    • Major: Applied Mechanics

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

References

  • Continental Casualty Company
  • Anguil Environmental Systems
  • BCI Burke Company and DPIC

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - Present
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2016
  • Wisconsin Law Journal’s Leader in the Law, 2016 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Representative Cases

  • Kalahari Dev., LLC v. Iconica, Inc., 2012 WI App 34 (Wis. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Gebov v. TRL Inc., 159 F.3d 993 (7th Cir.1998)
  • Estate of Lyons v. CNA Ins. Cos., 207 Wis. 2d 446, 558 N.W.2d 658 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Sedbrook v. Zimmerman Design Group, Ltd., 190 Wis. 2d 14, 526 N.W.2d 758 (Wis. Ct.App.1994)
  • St. Clare Hospital of Monroe v. Schmidt, 148 Wis. 2d 750, 437 N.W.2d 228 (Wis. Ct. App. 1989)
  • Sussex Tool & Supply, Inc. v. Mainline Sewer & Water, Inc., 231 Wis. 2d 404, 605 N.W.2d 620 (Wis. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Shannon v. Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 189 Wis. 2d 17, 525 N.W.2d 299 (Wis. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Kain v. Bluemound E. Indus. Park, Inc., 248 Wis. 2d 172, 635 N.W.2d 640 (Wis. Ct. App. 2001)
  • Mutual Service Casualty Co. v. American Family Ins. Group, 140 Wis. 2d 555, 410 N.W.2d 582 (Supreme Ct. of Wis. 1987)

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Tau Beta Phi
  • Pi Tau Sigma

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin
  • State Bar Association of Wisconsin

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Mediator

Current Employment Position

  • Founding partner