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Madison Wisconsin Business Law Attorney

J. Thomas Haley

Founding Member

Tom Haley is a founding member of the firm. A highly-experienced business lawyer and considered to be one of the best business lawyers in Wisconsin, he began practicing in 1974 after earning his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has a degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University, and also served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Tom is a native of Illinois, but Madison has been his home for the past 35 years.

Tom has been selected by his peers as one of the top business lawyers in Dane County in surveys conducted by Madison Magazine. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and has a long list of published cases to his credit that have contributed to the development of business law in Wisconsin.

As a well-known Wisconsin business lawyer, Tom is frequently asked by other attorneys to mediate business law disputes and has been active in the Dane County Bar Association, serving on its board of directors for many years. He is also a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the federal bar for the Western District of Wisconsin, and also is a member of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (Business Torts Section) and the American Association for Justice.


  • Business Litigation
  • Shareholder and Partnership Law
  • Business Transactions


Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1974


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by his Peers as One of the Top Business Lawyers in Dane County in Surveys Conducted by Madison Magazine

Professional Associations

  • Dane County Bar Association, 1996 - Present; Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Member
  • Federal Bar for the Western District of Wisconsin Member
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Air Force


1424 North High Point Road
Middleton, WI 53562
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Phone: (608) 836-6400