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James A. Pitts

About me

I am a board certified Wisconsin civil trial lawyer, concentrating on serious personal injury and worker's compensation claims for injured victims against insurance companies and employers.  I have been voted a Wisconsin Super Lawyer and have received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell, the lawyers rating service.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    39 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
    39 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    39 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Alan C. Olson

    James is a fine lawyer and wonderful person. He is known for his help to people in difficult legal situations with his compassion, hard work and wisdom. I would recommend him to friends and family.


    Alan Olson Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts, S.C.

6800 Washington Ave
PO Box 085600
Racine, WI, 53408-5600


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197805/11/2016
WIGood Standing197703/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
RecognizedWisconsin's Super Lawyers2013
AdvocateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2013
MemberBest Lawyers of America2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts, S.C.1992 - Present
PartnerCapwell, Berthelsen, Nolden, Casanova, Pitts & Kallenbach, S.C.1977 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysMember2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Koenings v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., 126 Wis.2d 349, 377 N.W.2d 593 (1985)Verdict for plaintiff upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
10 John Marshall J. Prac. Proc. 313Procedural Due Process and The Convicted Prisoner1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers Compensation DivisionEpidemiological Evidence in Occupational Injury Cases2014
Pain Management for the Non Pain SpecialistDemystifying Workers Compensation Law2013
34th Annual Worker's Compensation UpdateMental Stress Claims2010
Second Annual Workers Compensation SeminarComputing the Value of Permanent Total Disability Claims2004