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Willard Techmeier

Willard  Techmeier

309 North Water St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States

Telephone: 414-223-1050
Firm: The Cochran Firm Wisconsin LLP
Practice Overview:
Our Practice Areas:

- Dangerous Products
- Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs and Defective Medical Devices
- Mesothelioma
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Aviation Accidents


Professional Profile:
Willard P. Techmeier is the senior partner of The Cochran Firm -- Wisconsin LLP. From his office in Milwaukee, he handles complex personal injury litigation cases, including mass torts, class action, pharmaceutical litigation and other types of personal injury accidents.
Mr. Techmeier is an AV-rated* attorney and has obtained numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. One of his personal successes was the recovery of $25.2 million for a single injury case, one of the largest in Wisconsin history. He is also a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a certified civil pretrial practice advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.
An active participant in the legal community, Mr. Techmeier is a director for the Wisconsin Association of Justice and one of its past presidents. He is a member of several legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin State Bar and the Milwaukee Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Class Action Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Techmeier received his law degree from Marquette University School of Law and is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

UndergraduateSt. Norbert CollegeBA1968
LawMarquette University Law SchoolJuris Doctorate1970

Affiliations & Memberships:
Bar/Professional Activity:

- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Member, Wisconsin State Bar
- Member, National Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
- National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 in Wisconsin
- Director, Wisconsin Association for Justice
- President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1990
- Co-Editor, The Verdict--Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1986 - 1988
- Judicial Selection Committee, Milwaukee Bar Association, 1991 - 1993
- Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, American Association for Justice, 1991 - Present
- Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1991 - 1994
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1980
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
- Past Chair, Litigation Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Director, Wisconsin Association for Justice
- Past President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, formerly Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers