Wayne Siesennop’s practice focuses on construction, products liability, professional malpractice and other related areas. Prior to beginning the full-time practice in law in 1978, Wayne received his B.S.M.E. degree, with honors, from the University of Missouri-Rolla; his M.S.M.E. degree and Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois-Urbane.   He later received his J.D. degree from Marquette University in 1978. He is a registered P.E. in the State of Wisconsin. The majority of his work is in construction litigation representing design professionals and contractors. He also represents design professionals in matters with Wisconsin DSPS and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in construction disputes.

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


Admitted

  • State Bar of 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


Education

  • Marquette University, J.D., 1978
  • University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1966
  • University of Illinois, M.S.M.E., 1963
  • University of Missouri at Rolla, B.S.M.E., 1961


Certifications

  • Certified Civil Mediator


Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of Wisconsin


Published Decisions

  • 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)


Awards and Recognitions

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Wisconsin
  • Listed in: “Best Lawyers in America” (2008)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2008 - 2016)
  • Wisconsin Law Journal’s Leader in the Law (2016)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


SIESENNOP & SULLIVAN LLP  | 111 W. Pleasant Street, Suite 110 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212 | Phone: 414-223-7900  | Fax: 414-223-1199

W. Wayne Siesennop


Founding Partner
111 W. Pleasant St, Ste 110
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Telephone: (414) 223-1702
Facsimile: (414) 223-1199
Email: wsiesennop@s-s-law.com