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William W. Ehrke (Of Counsel)


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Bill Ehrke is a shareholder with Crivello, Nichols & Hall, S.C. Bill’s civil litigation practice focuses on the  defense of corporations, insurers, municipalities, creditors, lenders, and repossession agents, with emphasis on personal injury defense, first party property insurance investigations and bad faith defense, the defense of lenders and repossession agents in Wisconsin Consumer Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, third party casualty insurance defense, municipal civil rights claims defense, employment discrimination (race, gender, disability, religion, harassment, disability, retaliation and hostile work environment) and workers compensation defense. 

Bill is a member of the Wisconsin and Illinois bars, and is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the United States Supreme Court.  His   experience includes over 60 jury trials and  hundreds of administrative hearings and proceedings over the past 37 years, with   multiple arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Bill also provides advice, counsel and training to businesses, municipalities and private insurers in these areas outside of and prior to litigation in a risk analysis and loss reduction context.

Bill graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering  and received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1981. He is also a member of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin. 

Practice Areas

Employment Law
Industrial Accidents
Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Disputes
Municipal Law and School Law
Negligence and Personal Injury Defense
Product Liability
Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1981
Northwestern University, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1978

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