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About me

Over 40 years of experience helping people in West Central and Northwestern Wisconsin in criminal defense, Social Security Disability, and personal injury matters.

I have defended clients on many different kinds of criminal charges, including:

  • White collar crimes

  • Traffic crimes

  • Drug offenses

  • Drunk driving / DUI / DWI

  • Driver’s license revocation and suspension

  • Sentencing / post-conviction

  • Appeals

Geographical areas served:  West Central and Northwestern Wisconsin including these townships, cities and counties:

Towns and Cities: Abbotsford, Alma, Altoona, Ashland, Augusta, Balsam Lake, Barron, Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Durand, Eau Claire, Eleva, Ellsworth, Elmwood, Fall Creek, Hayward, Hudson, Ladysmith, Medford, Menomonie, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Richmond, Osseo, Owen, Rice Lake, River Falls, Shell Lake, Siren, Spooner, Stanley, Superior, Thorp, Whitehall, and Withee.

Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, and Washburn.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    42 years
  2. Social Security: 45%
    42 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    42 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • John A. Kaiser

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many criminal defense cases to Bill over the years, because I do not practice in that area. I also practice Social Security law, and I refer cases to Bill when I cannot take them. I have complete trust in his abilities and the care he has for his clients.


    John Kaiser Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

William Laman Law Office

118 E Grand Ave
Eau Claire, WI, 54701


WIGood Standing197303/16/2015
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice197305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWilliam Laman Law Office1974 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Fee Arbitration District 3Member1999 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives ( NOSSCR )MemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Eau Claire County BarMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)Board of Directors2000 - 2004
Wisconsin Bar Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1997 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of IllinoisEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1969