Benjamin S. Wagner is a shareholder at the firm and has been a member of the firm since 2003. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2003 and also received the Phillips Owens Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service. Mr. Wagner has successfully tried numerous cases throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Due to his significant trial experience and success, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and listed in the 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Wagner is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Wisconsin, and a former president and board member of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers. He is the past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Mr. Wagner is also a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, and serves on the Board of Directors of Safe & Sound, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to reducing violent crime in communities, and has recently joined the Board of Directors of Discovery World in Milwaukee.
He has been appointed by the Honorable Bonnie Gordon, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 46, as her Court Commissioner. In 2009, he was selected by Wisconsin Law Journal as one of twenty up and coming lawyers in the state. He has been named a Rising Star by Milwaukee Magazine annually since 2006. Mr. Wagner has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale Hubbell, and a 10 out of 10 (superb) rating in the Avvo legal directory.
Mr. Wagner comes from a family of legal and medical professionals, and decided to attend law school so he could use the legal system to protect people’s rights. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from the Emory University, where he was a member of the Political Science Honor Society. He served as a Judicial Intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William Bablitch and also was the Lafollette-Peck Legal Fellow for Senator Kohl’s Judiciary Committee Counsel in Washington D.C. Mr. Wagner practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office.