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Sam Wayne

Litigation Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 13 years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Neider & Boucher, S.C.
401 Charmany Dr.
Suite 30
Madison, WI, 53719
Wayne Law S.C.
3833 E. Main St.
Saint Charles, IL, 60174
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Posted by Ian | October 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney for the client
I hired Sam Wayne to litigate a case involving the FCRA, and federal student loan system. It was complicated, the trial Court was uninterested and unfair, often refusing to see how the dots connected, and without Sam's close attention to detail: would have been disposed of. At the end of the ordeal, after the Court dealt me one last bit of unfairness by abridging my constitutional right to a jury trial and verdict, Sam negotiated a settlement that maximized my return and didn't leave me with a huge tax burden. Sam is a rare attorney; one who looks beyond his overhead and works to obtain relief for his clients.
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Posted by Larry | January 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and advice!
I hired Sam after the original attorney I hired dropped the ball and admitted to the court that he was incompetent! Sam picked up the pieces, fixed the mess from the original attorney and got us a quick settlement in which I didn't pay a cent from my pockets! In fact, I walked away with a little cash! The money we spent on Sam's services was well spent!! Besides it's a write-off!! He provides excellent value as well! I would hire him again and again...
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2018
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Highly recommend
Sam Wayne represented me in a case regarding a noncompete with a former employer. He was thorough and diligent in investigating and explaining all of the options. Sam is thoughtful with his clients and goes out of his way to answer any and all questions that his clients have. Sam is a trustworthy attorney, who I would recommend to any of my family members or friends!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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Great credit repair counsel
Sam is an exceptional attorney. I hired him to represent me in a credit repair case and was more than pleased with the results. Sam is thoughtful, diligent, and knowledgeable. He understands the anxiety that surrounds issues related to one's credit report and does an excellent job assuaging concerns, setting realistic expectations, and clarifying any questions you may have as a client. Through working with Sam I was able to achieve a swift resolution of my case. Dealing with credit report issues is a stressful situation, so having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney like Sam is a significant asset and relief.
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Posted by mirela | December 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
best attorney around
I worked with Sam a few years back he was helpful from day 1 and kept me updated on everything that was going on! I had a lawsuit going on against a huge corporation and honestly didn't think I'd get anything out of it but he got all of my concerns cleared up plus had a huge settlement amount in my pocket!! I definitely recommend him and will use him if I ever have any issues again.
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Posted by Brad | November 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
LLC creation & IT consulting contract review
The time came to make my IT consulting business into an LLC. Sam walked me through the process, created a husband-wife operating agreement, and reviewed my first contract. Sam was personable, trustworthy, and seemed to bill fairly. I will hire Sam again should I need future assistance from a business attorney.
Posted by Marie | June 20, 2015
love+light hairdressing loves Sam Wayne
Sam assisted us in our commercial lease negotiations. He gave us very clear guidance and responded to any of our concerns with respect and patience. As you can imagine, especially for a first time business owner, that whole process of negotiations can be rife with uncertainty. Sam was a light to clear our path so we were aware of every single angle.Thank you Sam!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2011
Purchase of a share of a business
I was a partner of an LLC with a colleague whose 50% share I wanted to purchase. My partner, however, was less than willing to sell his share. Mr. Wayne worked with me on preparing an offer that my partner had little choice but to accept. I was particularly impressed that Mr. Wayne found information in the 20-year old poorly written ambiguous partnership agreement that was useful to move forward with the sale. His interactions with me and my former partner were courteous, timely and very professional. He accomplished my goal.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2011
An excellent resource in Madison for IT Consulting Contract Review
Sam helped me translate and successfully negotiate the terms of a contract from a prospective client, letting me know which terms were not in my company's best interest and that my company should not have agreed to. Additionally, Sam helped me create a standard contract for me to use with future clients. I'm glad that I invested in Sam's time--he was knowledgeable and thorough, leading to a fair number of billable hours. I anticipate using his services for many years to come.
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Posted by Becky | March 28, 2011
Sam Wayne Recommendation - Real Estate
I recently worked with Sam on a real estate issue. He is focused, professional, and does an exemplary job of communicating throughout the negotiation process. Sam is also genuinely concerned about his clients, and I highly recommend him based upon my personal experience.
Posted by Dan | March 27, 2011
Recommendation for Sam Wayne
Sam assisted us with a partnership agreement and did a wonderful job facilitating the group through the process. I would definitely recommend him for the work he does.
Posted by Mike | March 24, 2011
Construction contracts
very good at communication with us and understanding of what we were looking for. Very knowledgeable and if did not know the exact answers He did what he could do to find the answers. Held his word on our agreements from the beginning. Over all a pleasure to have done business with and will get our future business for anything.
Posted by Janie Krohmer | July 7, 2010
A Fabulous Business Attorney
Sam is a fabulous business attorney; and executed a complex partner agreement for our company. In addition, I have referred clients to Sam, and they are very pleased with his timeliness, attention to detail, and knowledge of contracts and legal agreements.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Neider & Boucher, S.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Ronin Studios and Consulting, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • President
  • Wayne Law, S.C.
  • 2012 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Erhard & Payette, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Owner
  • Wayne Business Law LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Wisconsin
  • MPA
  • 2005
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair - Law School Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division
  • Legislative Affairs Committee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division
  • Professional Development Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 40 Under 40
  • InBusiness Magazine
  • 2012
  • Professional Achievement Award
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2011
  • Sonnet Schmidt Edmonds Award for Excellence in Energy Law
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2009
  • First Place: Regional Negotiation Competition
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • 2008
  • Academic Achievement Award- Negotiation
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2008
  • Janet Steiger Fellowship
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • 2007
  • Robert M. La Follette Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition
  • Entity Selection
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Sam
Business Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam is an excellent attorney. His knowledge of the law is vast; he is highly experienced; and, he places a great deal of focus on understanding his clients' situation and tailoring his legal services to achieve his clients' goals. If you are looking for an attorney that is skilled, diligent, and thoughtful, I highly recommend Sam."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam has served as a colleague, mentor, and friend to me, and I proudly endorse his work. He is a great guy, and a great attorney."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sam is a rare lawyer in his commitment to finding creative legal solutions, tailored to each individual client's needs. He listens carefully and works hard to communicate effectively with each client to ultimately reach the goal."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam is an excellent business attorney. I have referred dozens of cases to him and will continue to do so. I strongly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wayne has been a resource for me when I needed answers to business law questions. I've also referred both clients and personal friends to him when they needed help with both business and real estate matters. I wholeheartedly trust him to provide them superior service."
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Madison Litigation Lawyer Sam Wayne
Sam Wayne
Litigation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 14 years