Attorney Earns Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society Membership

The law firm of Weld Riley, S.C. is pleased to announce Attorney Ryan Moertel has earned membership to the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society.

“I’m very honored to have received this special recognition and am proud to help ensure the right to counsel. We as attorneys have a responsibility to do our part to protect the rights of all of the citizens of our communities. While the pro bono services that I provide to the Office of the State Public Defender are not the focus of my practice, I am proud to do my part to help ensure the right to counsel for everyone,” Moertel said.

Membership to the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society is granted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court System. According to a letter from Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, members “have performed a great service for the people of Wisconsin by providing at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono legal services to benefit people of limited means.”

Moertel joined Weld Riley, S.C. in 2017, after practicing criminal defense throughout the Chippewa Valley with a smaller firm in Eau Claire. That experience allowed him to develop a passion for defending the rights of the Valley’s citizens.

“Ryan has been a great addition to our criminal defense team, and we’re proud of him for earning this membership and for all of his pro bono work,” said Steve Weld, president of Weld Riley, S.C.

Weld Riley, S.C. was founded in 1991. The firm consists of more than thirty lawyers across three offices (Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Black River Falls) and offers a full range of legal services, including labor and employment, business law, estate planning, tax representation, municipal law, mining and mineral rights, environmental law, banking and creditor rights, civil litigation, worker’s compensation defense, criminal defense, immigration, and family law.