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James C. Reiher

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  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Northwestern University School of Business


  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Jim brings more than 35 years of experience to DeWitt. He focuses his practice on mediation, civil litigation, labor and employment law, expungement issues, criminal defense, ethics issues and contracts. In addition, Jim has extensive experience in personal injury claims and personal injury defense, as well as product liability and insurance disputes.

He has prosecuted and defended claims in federal, state and administrative trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He represents individuals, small to medium businesses, large corporations, and governmental bodies, including public officials. He has also served as an expert related to attorney services, conduct and fees. His strengths lie in the diversity, depth and experience of his practice.


  • State of Wisconsin Supreme Court – Prosecutor, Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Dispute Resolution Section – Former Member of the Board of Directors; Former Chairperson; Section Leaders Council Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Senior Lawyers Division – Former Board Secretary and Current Board Member; Current President Elect
  • University of Wisconsin Law School – Former Lecturer
  • Milwaukee Bar Association – Judicial Selection Committee and ADR Committee – Former Member
  • Waukesha County Bar Association – Former Member
  • City of Delafield Planning Commission – Former Member
  • City of Delafield Parks and Recreation Commission – Former Chairperson Commissioner and Commission Member
  • Chairperson, Creator, Director and Co-Author of the 5 Year Strategic Plan for the City of Delafield Parks and Recreation Commission 2020-2024
  • City of Delafield Tree Board – Former Member
  • City of Delafield Board of Review – Former Member
  • Friends of Bark River, City of Delafield – Creator, Volunteer Organizer, and Leader
  • Delafield Arts Foundation, Inc. – Current President
  • Former High School Booster Club – President and Board Member
  • Former Church Board of Directors
  • Past Youth Club and AAU Basketball and Baseball Coach
  • Past Director of Community Little League Baseball Program

Awards & Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow
  • Speaker 2017 Ethics Seminar – DeWitt
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Selected by Milwaukee Magazine as Top Attorneys in Wisconsin, 2012
  • Recognized as a Wisconsin Law & Politics “Super Lawyer” 2005, 2011-2012
  • Graduate of National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders
  • Legal Aid Society Award for Trial Defense of Indigents in Milwaukee County
  • Volunteer Award as Member of Grievance Committee for Board of Professional Responsibility of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Retained Counsel for the Office of Lawyer Regulation Regarding Prosecutions of Unethical Attorney Misconduct
  • Wisconsin Senior Olympics Hall of Fame Member

Service Areas Subspecialties

  • Labor & Employment Law
    • Contracts
  • Litigation
    • Arbitration
    • Criminal Defense
    • Civil Litigation
    • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
    • Insurance Disputes
    • Product Liability