Four Weld Riley, S.C. attorneys named to 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers lists


Four Weld Riley attorneys recognized as among the best lawyers in Wisconsin

In its November 2016 annual list of top lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine rated Steve Weld, Tom Graham, Bill Wallo, and Daneille Strong as being among the best attorneys in the state in their respective practice areas. The annual list is determined through a process which involves peer nominations, independent research, and selection by a final review panel. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as “Super Lawyers,” while only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40, or with less than 10 years of practice, are selected as “Rising Stars.”

Firm founder and president Steve Weld has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since its inception in 2005, and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. His practice is focused primarily on management labor and employment law.

Tom Graham has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2008, and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 2011. In 2007, Tom was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. His practice focuses on litigation, primarily personal injury, civil, and business litigation.

New to this year’s list is Bill Wallo, who joined Weld Riley in 2013 after serving for 18 years as the career law clerk to a federal bankruptcy judge. Bill’s practice focuses on business transactions, commercial litigation, and business bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring matters.

Also new to this year’s list is Daneille Strong, who was selected as a “Rising Star” as a top-rated attorney in the area of creditor/debtor rights. Daneille’s practice focuses on worker’s compensation defense, creditors’ rights, and collection matters.

Other Weld Riley attorneys previously recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine include John Robert Behling (Rising Star, Administrative Law); William Milne (Rising Star, Estate Planning and Probate); Thomas Misfeldt (Super Lawyer, Personal Injury), and Ryan Steffes (Rising Star, Employment & Labor).

Weld Riley, S.C. was founded in 1991. The firm consists of lawyers across four offices (Eau Claire, Menomonie, Wausau 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, criminal defense, immigration, and family law.