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James A. Hiller

Litigation Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Wisconsin - WI 44 years
    California - CA 47 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1979
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    represent plaintiff and defendants in all types of civil litigation cases.

    44 years

  2. Real estate
    handle purchase/sale of residential/commercial properties; lien matters; boundary disputes; all landlord/tenant matters; all foreclosure matters.

    44 years

  3. Business
    all general business related matters; buy/sell businesses; corp/llc work.

    44 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    review and draft all types of commercial and other contracts

    44 years

  5. Personal injury
    auto accidents, slip/fall, all types of personal injury matters

    44 years

  6. Probate
    draft financial powers of attorney, living wills, healthcare power of attorneys, husband/wife wills.

    44 years

  7. Debt collection
    collection of commercial and personal debts; represent creditors and debtors.

I have lived with my wife and 7 children in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee since 1984.  Mylaw practice consists mainly of satisfied repeat clients and referrals from existing clients.  I try to provide quality legal representation at an affordable price. I listen to my clients.  I spend my non working time on my bike or trreadmill or reading or just relaxing. I am a member of many neighborhood organizations and try hard to give back to my community.

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Law Offices of James A Hiller
6815 W. Capitol Drive
Suite 214
Milwaukee, WI, 53216

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Posted by Aline sellers | May 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver
James Hiller is the best.. I had worked with several attorneys trying to save myself from eviction by the city of Milwaukee who required me to move or buy the property...My story won't end there I also had fines with the city from 2013....Attorney Hiller came through for he worked out a deal with the city Attorney's Office and I am now a home owner mortgage free. He is the Best....
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Posted by Gwen | November 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Due to a not-so-good deal I was in, Attorney Hiller provided me with the most accurate details, so that I could make a sound decision. He was very passionate about the legal issues at hand and was determined in seeing it through. He was there every step of the way. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Seth | December 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
To The Point
James Hiller is a very good advocate & Lawyer! Mr. Hiller entered our case and did his job with complete honesty. James could have chased the money ahead of this case and instead he gave us every option available for us to decide the next steps. James saved us thousands of dollars and costly time with his great work. James is also a family man and strong in his belief. Honesty is hard to find!
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Posted by Joe | May 12, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Timely and Professional
I contacted Mr. Hiller to ask about a dispute with a local business. He asked me straight forward questions and, when possible, provided straight forward answers. In the end we decided not to pursue the issue with the business, but we have filed Mr. Hiller's contact information for future reference. I have every confidence in his in his integrity and his understanding of the law.
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Posted by Peggy | September 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer for our Needs!
Jim helped us set up our tennis booster club for our boy's and girl's tennis team. He filed all of our paperwork and set up our bylaws. We are now a solid, legal booster club! Everything was done quickly and we were always kept informed. Very easy to work with!
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work; expedient and cost effective!
James rapidly attacked a debtor 6-7 months late and wouldn't return my phone messages or emails. After only four weeks under the stress of a lawsuit from James Hiller, Esq. payment was made in full.
Posted by Jan | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dental practice transition sale
Mr Hiller guided me from start to finish thru the process of selling my dental practice. He was extremely responsive to my phone calls and emails. Very professional.
Posted by Michael | January 28, 2015
All Aces
Mr. Hiller has handled my legal requirements for 20 or more years, and there is no aspect of our relationship where I do not trust and confide in him. I have given him names and have arranged for him to service customers of mine--that is trust. His legal knowledge is broad and covers numerous topics and readily available at a moments notice.
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Posted by Mark | January 25, 2015
Attorney James Hiller
We recently hired Mr. Hiller for two significant transitions in our life, a real estate transaction and wills/powers of attorney. He had the ability to "translate" the sometimes obtuse and complex legal language so that we could feel comfortable making decisions about our future.
Posted by Bernie | January 25, 2015
Excellent, Efficient, Economic, Expertise
Need something done right? Need something done soon? Need expertise without beating the subject or details to death? Need honesty, integrity, efficiency and accuracy? Contact Jim Hiller. Great experience in everything I have used him for.
Posted by Ilana | January 23, 2015
Totally reliable in every way
My husband and I recently had Mr. Hiller bring our will up to date, adding changes we requested. He did an excellent job suggesting the best approach to be sure our wishes would be met after our death. He was thorough, quick, easy to work with and very reasonable in his charge for the excellent service he provided. He is the kind of lawyer that is always there for you. We think he is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
A good man who does good work
Jim's integrity and honesty help him provide quality service for his clients. He is knowledgeable and does what he can to help. Highly recommend Jim for your legal needs.
Posted by Eliot | January 20, 2015
Go to guy
We have used James Hiller's services in a number of real estate transactions. His work is consistently excellent, with his attention to detail ensuring that the process goes smoothly. Highly recommend.
Posted by Reuben | January 20, 2015
Corp. work -2015
Mr. Hiller was engaged to assist in the asset purchase from a manufacturing company. His work was thorough, well done, and more rapid and timely than anyone could expect. Result was excellent. Mr. Hiller is highly recommended by myself. Subsequent work relating to this acquisition was also done and was just as well done. He's my go to guy.
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Posted by William | May 20, 2013
Always ready to help
Jim is very responsive to questions and calls. We have had to consult him early in the morning and late at night. He is approachable, direct, and looks out for our best interests.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Helpful, Trustworthy, Informative, on the Ball
Jim explained to me the relevant legal concepts in layman's language to the degree where I could make educated choices. He's extremely trustworthy (I gave him POA to deal with real estate while I'm overseas). He's on the ball and truly looking out for my best interests - he sized up my situation and, consulting with insurance agents and bank professionals, figured out the best way for me to deal with my situation.
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Posted by Gary | May 19, 2013
About Jim Hiller
Attorney Hiller has provided legal services to my wife and myself over a period of several years regarding residential property, our own home, our duplex, also our wills and other legal matters. In every case, his professional capability was unsurpassed. That includes his knowledge, ability to move quickly on an issue, his immediate response time, his ease in doing the job right the first time. We have been fully satisfied with everything he has done for us and we recommend him highly.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner/senior attorney
  • Hiller Law Offices
  • 1994 - Present
  • staff attorney
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - 2013
  • attorney
  • Hiller & Frank, SC
  • 1980 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Economic Development Administration, US Dept of Commerce
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Attorney
  • Plotkin & Saltzburg
  • 1977 - 1980
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  • George Washington U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Northwestern University
  • B.Science
  • 1973
  • Nicolet High School
  • high school degree
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • contracor's claim against homeowner
  • successful for homeowner
  • estate planning
  • successfully drafted all documents
  • sale of company assets
  • drafted sales document; closed the transaction
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  • Wisconsin Association of Business Improvement Districts
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Sherman Park Community Association
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
  • State of Wisconsin Governor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
  • co chair public education committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • director
  • 2001 - 2004
  • MBA Bench/Bar Committee
  • member
  • 1985 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Apprciation, Judge Academic Olymics
  • Marquette University, Institute for the Transformation of Learning
  • 2002
  • Navigator Award, Finalist
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Excellencein Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • The Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations
  • 1995
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  • Archives of Surgery
  • Ambulatory Surgical Unit: Alternative to Hospitalization
  • 1974

Speaking Engagements

  • nonprofit organization law topics
  • paralegal topics
  • 2014
  • Paralegal Studies
  • paralegal topics
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse James
Business Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently worked with attorney Hiller on the purchase of a business practice. Attorney Hiller represented his client well. He is experienced, practical and fair minded."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hiller is reliable, fair, and honest. He is a motivated and energetic advocate for his clients and treats clients and colleagues alike with respect and dignity. Anyone in need of legal services would be well served to have Jim on his or her side."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I found Attorney Hiller to be hardworking and a honest broker in resolving our client's contract dispute."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Hiller is an excellent, experienced real estate attorney who works efficiently and vigorously represents his clients at a reasonable price. I recommend him highly."
Real estate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked together with Jim on a number of matters, and have found him to be very diligent and competent. He considers many options when counseling his clients, and works hard to make sure that he achieves a good result for them."
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Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer James A. Hiller
James A. Hiller
Litigation Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 47 years
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