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Erik J. Pless

Erik J. Pless

Practice areas:

Litigation, Insurance, Defective and Dangerous Products, Contracts & Agreements, Slip and Fall Accident, Medical Malpractice, Lemon Law

About Me

Our firm is the longest established and best insurance defense trial firm in Northeastern WI.  We can and do handle everything from minor car accidents to major malpractice and product liability cases.  I have been practicing insurance defense in Northeastern WI since 1993.  In 2004 I became certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  In 2008 I was named a Super Lawyer by Milwaukee Magazine.   For the past 10 years I have written a chapter for the State Bar of WI on insurance law for the Annual Update on WI law.  I am admitted in all State and Federal Courts in WI including the WI Supreme Court. 


Personally, I am an Ironman distance triathlete and marathoner, having completed 4 Ironman competitions and 7 marathons. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Litigation: 35%
    21 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    21 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 11%
    21 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 9%
    18 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($140-275/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Leah Patrice Francour

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Leah Francour Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Curtis A. Borsheim

    I endorse this lawyer. Erik has a reputation as one of the best civil litigation attorneys in Wisconsin. His courtroom ability and track record are second to none.


    Curtis Borsheim Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

414 S Jefferson St
Po Box 22248
Green Bay, WI, 54305-2248



WIGood Standing199303/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2004
Best OralistProduct Liability Moot Court Competition1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEverson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C.1999 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Council on Litigation ManagementMember2009 - Present
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinBoard of Directors1999 - 2003
Defense Research InstituteMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Vanlieshout vs. Tricon Restaurant Serv. Group et. al.Defense verdict after a jury trial.
Capitol Indemnity v Konica Minolta Business Solutions USADefense verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
NAMIC Insurance ConnectionIs Our Relationship Special?2011
Annual Update on WI LawInsurance Law chapter 1999- to current1999
Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin's New Law of Joint and Several Liability1996
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinComparing Apples to Oranges An Analysis of the New Law of Joint and Several Liability1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1993
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeEnglish and CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Council on Litigation ManagementMediation2009
CTCW Spring ConferenceChanges in Contributory Negligence Statute s.895.0451996