William J. Mulligan
Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1429
F: 414.278.3629
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Paula Lee
T: 414.225.7521

Education

  • LL.B, Marquette University Law School
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., Marquette University

Professional Activities

  • United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1974-1978
  • Special Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, appointed by Deputy Attorney General of the United States, 1976-1978
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1960-1965
  • Assistant Professor, Trial Practice and Civil Procedure, Marquette University Law School, 1978-1980
  • National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, Co-Founder and Past President, 1980-1981
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Co-Founder and President, 2003-2004
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Chairman of Board of Governors, 1983-1984
  • Milwaukee Junior Bar Association (now Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association), President, 1972-1973
  • Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Chairman of the Board, 1988-Present; Treasurer, 1986-1988, Member of Board of Directors, 1985-Present
  • Federation of Environmental Technologists, Member Sediments Committee
  • Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Treasurer & Board of Directors 2004-2010
  • American Bar Association, Advisory Panel, Securities Litigation Committee
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • Thomas Fairchild American Inns of Court, Counselor & Executive Committee
  • Serjeants Inn
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow
  • Marquette University Law Alumni Association, Former President
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Member
  • Wisconsin Right to Counsel Task Force, 2010

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antirust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities (1995-2017), Municipal Law (2017)
  • 2014 Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University Law School Alumni Association
  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (April 2007)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental Litigation (2005-2016)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2001)
  • Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal for outstanding contributions to the practice of law including leadership in advancing legal services to the poor (May 2008)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Honored for outstanding performance as Chair of Capitalization Campaign to establish Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (1986)
  • Federal Criminal Investigators Association (1978)

William J. Mulligan
Shareholder

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

Bill is a shareholder of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., who represents businesses, officers, employees, professionals and governmental entities in complex civil, administrative and white collar criminal defense litigation and governmental enforcement matters. His practice includes environmental, antitrust, securities, energy, fraud, RICO, false claims, discrimination, professional and scientific misconduct. He represents clients in perpetuation of testimony, grand jury, John Doe, coroner’s, regulatory investigations, administrative and debarment proceedings, contested cases, judicial reviews, trials and appeals in state and federal courts.

He primarily represents clients in the construction, manufacturing, foundry, property development, investment, pharmaceutical, health care, medical education and research, and legal profession. He also represents counties, cities, villages, towns, publicly-owned treatment works, landfill disposal facilities, and school districts.

Representative Clients

  • Cities of Neenah, Menasha and Neenah Menasha Sewerage Commission
  • City of Oak Creek
  • Thomas Industries - Gardner Denver
  • Brascan Corporation (now Brookfield Asset Management Inc.), a Canadian corporation

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antirust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Securities (1995-2017), Municipal Law (2017)
  • 2014 Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University Law School Alumni Association
  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (April 2007)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental Litigation (2005-2016)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2001)
  • Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal for outstanding contributions to the practice of law including leadership in advancing legal services to the poor (May 2008)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Honored for outstanding performance as Chair of Capitalization Campaign to establish Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (1986)
  • Federal Criminal Investigators Association (1978)

Education

  • LL.B, Marquette University Law School
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., Marquette University

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