Attorney William E. Wallo in Eau Claire, Menomonie, Black River Falls, and Wausau
Bill acts as the firm’s Managing Partner and is a member of the firm’s business and litigation sections. His practice areas include business transactions, commercial litigation, financial restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy. He represents clients in all phases of the business lifecycle and provides advice in resolving business disputes and financial difficulties. He represents financial institutions, large and small businesses, and individuals dealing with business-related issues. He has assisted clients with a wide variety of commercial transactions, handled litigation in state and federal court, and represented parties in numerous restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters not only in northern Wisconsin but across the region.
Bill joined Weld Riley, S.C. after serving for more than 18 years as the law clerk for the Honorable Thomas S. Utschig, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin. During his tenure with the court, Bill also served as the project manager for the development of Western Wisconsin’s case management/electronic case filing system. Prior to his clerkship, Bill practiced law in Oklahoma.
Bill graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in English. He received his law degree with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was named “Outstanding Third Year Author” by the Oklahoma Law Review for his note on the status of voluntary, non-contributory employee stock option plans as “investment contract” securities.
He has co-presented the case law review at the Wisconsin State Bar Annual Bankruptcy Law update for a number of years, is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of commercial and bankruptcy topics, and has published articles in the Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, the UCC Bulletin, and the Oklahoma Bar Journal.
Effective July 1, 2019, Bill began a two year term as the chair of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Bar Association’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditor Rights Section. He has been a member of the section board since 2014. He has also been named a Wisconsin ‘Super Lawyer’ in the area of business bankruptcy, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in bankruptcy, creditor/debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization matters, and has an ‘AV-Preeminent’ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Bill is admitted to practice in both Oklahoma and Wisconsin, as well as the federal courts for both Eastern and Western Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Eau Claire County Bar Association, the Tri-County Bar Association, the Chippewa County Bar Association, and the Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Bar Association, as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Bill is active in his local church, both as a board member and a volunteer in a variety of programs for children and youth. He also volunteers his time to various school and community activities, including the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival, the Chamber of Commerce, the Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation, and Momentum West. He enjoys biking, hiking, reading (whether ancient history or the latest Neil Gaiman novel), and trying to impress upon his children the value of Middle-Earth, Doctor Who, Bollywood musicals, superheroes, and Jane Austen.
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University of Central Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Awards and Associations
American Bar Association
Wisconsin Bar Association
Eau Claire County Bar Association
Chippewa Country Bar Association
Tri-Country Bar Association
Chair, Board of Directors – Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditor Rights Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Law and Politics and Milwaukee Magazine
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Listed in Best Lawyers in America® - Bankruptcy, Creditor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law
AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Vice-President, Board of Directors - Eau Claire Regional Arts Center