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James W. McNeilly Jr.

Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jim McNeilly

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 43 years
    Minnesota - MN 36 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1981
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About James

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Rd
Madison, WI


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Sherri | January 14, 2013
Professional and Caring
Attorney Jim and his staff were amazing to work with. It was a very difficult time for us and he made the process very easy by explaining it in detail and what to expect. His staff was so easy to work with as well, especially Sheila, she was very detailed oriented and caring through the process. Attorney McNeilly and his team went above and beyond to make sure we were well informed throughout the process. We would highly recommend Attorney McNeilly and his staff.
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Posted by Kim | May 23, 2011
Bankruptcy Attorney Review
I just wanted to tell you thank you for all that you guys did for me to help get me through the nightmare I went through the past couple of years. You and your staff were wonderful! Jen did great finishing things up for me and answering all my questions. You were great too getting this whole ugly process started. Thank you again!
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Posted by Karla | August 20, 2008
Karla Newman - owner - Radon Remedy, LLC
My testimonial and recommendation: "I am very satisfied with the representation Jim McNeilly has given me. He has worked with me in creating a business sale contract and also in developing wording and a disclaimer to protect my liability in my company warranty. I like the fact that Jim covers my legal liability without making things unnecessarily overblown and complicated. Jim also readily made himself available by telephone on a Saturday when I had an urgent question. I value this extra service and trust him with my business questions and contracts." Karla Newman - owner Radon Remedy, LLC Racine, WI
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2008
Client Review
Handled my legal affairs in timely, professional manner. Always followed up on pending matters and kept me informed. Made himself available on weekend in order to accommodate my schedule.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2008
Recently a client of mine had a very complicated real estate transaction that needed to be completed in a short amount of time to comply with 1031 exchange deadlines. In addition to the real estate transaction, my client purchased an interest in the LLC that required the operating agreement to be restated to protect the interst of my clients. In a two and a half week span, between my vacation and his, two other attorneys and bankers involved with the deal, Jim was able grasp the concepts we were trying to accomplish and get it on paper so that all parties involved could understand. I can tell you this saved us time and money. Jim went above and beyond the call of duty to get this done knowing that my clients stood to lose over $200,000 if they could not get the deal closed on time. As a professional (CPA), I believe making a referral of my client to another professional is a direct reflection on me and my judgement. Jim made me look good in the 2 cases I've referred to him in the short time I've known him. You can be sure to receive 5 Star treatment in all your dealings with Jim. I've already mentioned his name to another client!
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • McNeilly Law Offices, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Carlson Dash, LLC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Managing Director
  • Lakelaw Wisconsin
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney General
  • Bosshard Parke, Ltd.
  • 1984 - 2006
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BSSW
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: EJH
  • Markos v. Schaller

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James McNeilly Jr. is very knowledgeable and experienced and I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone in need of a bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Highest quality, professionalism and integrity."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim possesses many years of practical bankruptcy experience and I find him extremely knowledgeable and competent in all areas of bankruptcy and debtor/creditor relations. As a fellow attorney in the community, I have often sought Jim's counsel for complicated bankruptcy issues involving my own clients. He has never failed to generously extend his time and analysis in assisting other bankruptcy lawyers. He is well respected by his peers and colleagues and an active member of the Kenosha County legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has been my partner in Wisconsin since 2006. Jim is outstanding as an attorney and exemplary as a partner. Sure we have a written partnership agreement but we don't really need it. I trust Jim totally and our clients do too. I have learned a great deal in my practice with Jim and know that our clients benefit greatly from working with him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. McNeilly's work as a private attorney, as a bankruptcy trustee, as a presenter at seminars, and as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin law school. In my opinion he is knowledgeable, experienced, diligent, and more than competent. I have and will continue to refer clients to Mr. McNeilly without hesitation."
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Madison Lawyer James W. McNeilly Jr.
James W. McNeilly Jr.
Madison, WI
Licensed for 43 years