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Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill R. Schilling

    Harry hired me as an associate when I was fresh out of law school, and was a great mentor. We still practice law in the same community but in different areas of the law. I have no hesitation referring clients to Harry because I know he not only knows the law, but is creative, and cares about his clients.


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  • Emily Maeve Long

    Harry cares very deeply about each and every client. This passion, combined with his vast experience, is what gets him excellent results.


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Contact info

Hertel Law S,C.

4330 Golf Terrace
Suite 108
Eau Claire, WI, 54701-7984


WIGood Standing197603/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martin Hanson Advocate PrizeWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Excellence in Service AwardUniversity of Wisconsin--Eau Claire2012
Certificate of AppreciationState Bar of Wisconsin2007
Outstanding Achievement AwardState of Wiscoinsn State Public Defender Board1997
Cetificate of AppreciationEau Claire City Council1997
Presidential Recogition AwardWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1990
Mover and Shaker AwardLeadership Eau Claire--Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce1988
National Second Place-Client Counsling CompetitionAmerican Bar Association1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney ShareholderHertel Law, S.C.2012 - Present
Court CommissionerEau Claire County Circuit Court2006 - Present
Legal Services AttorneyUniversity of Wisconsin Eau Claire1982 - Present
Attorney ShareholderHertel & Gibbs, S.C.1996 - 2012
Attorney ShareholderHertel, White & Schilling, S.C.1985 - 1996
Associate AttorneyGuelzow, Senteney, Carson, White & Hertel, Ltd.1984 - 1985
Attorney PartnerMittelstadt and Hertel1981 - 1984
Attorney PartnerRogers and Hertel1976 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association for Justice f/k/a Wisconsin Academy of Trial LawyersBoard Member2013 - Present
Center Ice Club FoundationMember, Board of Directors2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Chippewa County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember, Boatrd of Directors1985 - Present
Eau Claire County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Wisconsin Association for Justice f/k/a Wisconsin Academy of Trial LawyersMember1977 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1976 - Present
Center Ice Club Foundation Board of DirectorsPresident2004 - 2005
State Bar of Wisconsin Group & Prepaid Legal Services CommitteeMember2004 - 2007
Center Ice Club FoundationVice President2003 - 2004
State of Wisconsin State Public Defender BoardVice Chairman2001 - 2003
State of Wisconsin State Public Defender BoardMember, Board of Directors1995 - 2003
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Insurance CommitteeMember1994 - 1995
Eau Claire County Bar Association, Program/Meeting CommitteeCo--Chairman1993 - 1995
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Milwaukee Brewers Banquet CommitteeMember1992 - 1995
City of Eau Claire Cable TV Advisory CommitteeChairman1992 - 1997
Eau Claire Hmong Mutual ASsistanceMember, Board of Directors1989 - 1990
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1989 - 1990
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae CommitteeAmicus Committee Member1987 - 1989
Eau Claire County Bar Associatin Pro Bono Legal Assistance CommitteeCo-Chairman1985 - 1987
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers n/k/a Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember, Constitutional Challenge Committee1985 - 1986
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President1985 - 1986
Bolton Refuge House for Domestic Abuse VictimsMember, Board of Directors1982 - 1989
Lincoln County Bar AssociationMember1976 - 1981
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Wisconsin vs Jess Richard Carsello, Washburn County Case 2010 CF 64The client was found not gulty.
Robert F. Wanish vs James A. Christians et al., Chippewa County Case 11 CV 79The jury awarded the client $403,750 after reduction for 15% negligence.
James Hulbert vs Richard Wilhelm et al., Western DIstrict Federal Court; appeal reported in 120 F. 3d 648 (7th Cir., 1997)The jury granted the client damages of $100,000, and after the verdict was affirmed on appeal, the defendants were ordered to pay actual attorney fees and costs incurred in the trial and appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Carroll College Waukesha, WIInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Free University of BerlinPolitical ScienceN/A1970
West Milwaukee High SchoolN/AN/A1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Criminal Defense 2011: Meeting the Challenges in Changing Times""The New Concealed Carry Law"2011
"Collateral Damage: Real World Consequences for Your Client . . .lof the Arrest, Charge, or Conviction""Getting Sued After Being Tattooed--Issue Preclusion"2005
"Trauma Tactics 2004""EMS Documentation and the Law"2004
"Hot Topics in Wisconsin School Law""Broken Laws, Broken Trust"2000
"Cyber Crime and Cyber Evidence""The Law and Ethics of Cyper Crime"2000
Law School Educational ProgramGeneral Practice Course--Criminal Law1990
Law School Educational ProgramGeneral Practice Course--Criminal Law1986
Law School Educational ProgramGeneral Practice Course--Criminal Law1982