Attorneys at Law | Madison, Wisconsin

William F. Bauer


Shareholder (retired)

William F. Bauer |

Bill is a 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and received his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1977. He has practiced in Madison since 1978. Bill is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Wisconsin, as well as the United States Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the American, Wisconsin and Dane County Bar Associations.

Bill’s practice is exclusively civil litigation, with emphasis in the areas of the defense of medical malpractice claims, product liability claims, personal injury, insurance, and commercial litigation. Through its confidential review process conducted among the legal profession in Wisconsin, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Bauer an AV rating, its highest.

Bill lives in Fitchburg with his wife Susan and their two children. In addition to his law practice and family life, Bill devotes himself to sailing as much as possible. This includes small boat racing, cruising and ice boat racing. Bill is a former commodore of the Mendota Yacht Club and the M-20 National Sailing Association. He has also been active in a number of youth sporting organizations, and has served in several capacities on the board of the Southwest Youth Hockey Association. He is currently a member of the board of Ice, Inc., a non-profit corporation that operates the Eagles Nest Ice Arena in Verona.


Year Joined Firm

Areas of Practice
•Civil Litigation
•Commercial Litigation
•Insurance Litigation
•Intellectual Property Litigation
•Medical Malpractice (Defense)
•Personal Injury
•Products Liability
•Professional Liability

•J.D., University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, 1977, Cum Laude
•B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1973, Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions
•Wisconsin, 1978
•Missouri, 1977
•Western District of Wisconsin
•Eastern District of Wisconsin
•Western District of Missouri
•7th Circuit Court of Appeals
•Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
•Member, Dane County Bar Association
•Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Honors and Awards
•AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
•Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•“Wisconsin Super Lawyers” List
•“The Best Lawyers in America” List

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