Weld Riley, S.C. Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

In 1991 the average cost for a gallon of gas was $1.12, the Dow Jones topped 3,000 for the first time, Nirvana kicked off the grunge craze, and the first web browser was introduced so the one million computers in the world could connect to something called the Internet. Also in 1991, a group of local attorneys decided to strike out on their own to create their vision of western Wisconsin’s premiere law firm.

“It was a new era of service. We wanted to create a law firm that reflected what was important to us and one that not only cared about our clients, but also cared about the people in our community. It was an exciting time,” said partner Steve Weld.

This fall, Weld Riley, S.C. is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a number of special events and community initiatives. The firm that started with just a handful of lawyers now numbers more than 30 and represents clients in labor and employment, business law, estate planning, tax representation, municipal law, frac sand, mining and mineral rights, environmental law, banking and creditors’ rights, civil litigation, worker’s compensation defense, criminal defense, immigration, and family law.

“It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 25 years. In the blink of an eye we’ve grown to become a large firm that creates a better experience for our clients. Professional representation, responsive service and personal connections: that’s what we promise every day when we come to work,” managing partner Christine Gimber added.

In honor of the 25th anniversary, Weld Riley, S.C. shortened its name and updated its logo. And while the firm’s name and “face” have changed, its history, values and commitment to its Wisconsin roots remain and continue to strengthen.

Weld Riley, S.C. has offices in Eau Claire, Black River Falls and Menomonie and serves both private sector businesses and public sector clients, including school districts, county governments and many municipalities around western Wisconsin.