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William D. Mansell

William D. Mansell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Family

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About Me

I have been married 27 years and have two 21 year old sons attending UW Madison.  I enjoy boating, fishing, skiing, reading and spending time in Northern Wisconsin. After graduating from law school, I worked as an assitstant district attorney, I also supervised a four county region of the State Public Defenders Office for over 4 years and worked at the Maeder law office for 13 years. I have been in my own office since 1999. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Family: 25%
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Harry R. Hertel

    I've know Bill since he was an assistant district attorney in Wausau. During that time he was knowledgeable, skilled, and most importantly, fair, being able to see my position, even if he didn't always agree with it. I was pleased to see him leave the Dark Side, and become a defense attorney, where he has honed and sharpened those skills to fight for his clients in negotiations and in court. He also has been willing to support his fellow defense counsel and to combat erosion of Constitutional rights meant to protect our clients. I heartily endorse him.


    Harry Hertel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Henry R. Schultz

    Bill is one of the very best lawyers I have known in my 33 years of practice.


    Henry Schultz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mansell Law Offices, SC

415 Division St
PO Box 1786
Wausau, WI, 54402-1786


WIGood Standing198003/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Angell ScholarUniversity of Michigan1973

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMansell Law Office SC1999 - 2014
AttorneyJerome A. Maeder SC1989 - 1999
AttorneyWisconsin State Public Defender1984 - 1989
AttorneyJerome A. Maeder SC1982 - 1984
Assistant District AttorneyMarathon County District Attorney Office1980 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President2010 - 2011
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Office of Lawyer Regulation District 16 CommitteeChairman2005 - 2014
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1997 - 1998
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1991 - Present
Lincoln County Bar AssociationPast President1985 - 1986

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
St Paul Mercury v ZastrowSupreme Court win

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Getting the Best Outcome: Negotiating SettlementsNegotiation2012
SPD Annual ConferenceDepositions for TPR casesN/A