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Joseph J. Rolling


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Joseph J. Rolling


  • Fax

    (414) 238-6684

    (608) 316-3176

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  • Office

    411 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    10 East Doty Street
    Suite 900
    Madison, WI 53703

J.J. Rolling is a Shareholder focusing his practice on matters involving real estate including eminent domain, drainage problems and property tax assessments. Prior to joining von Briesen, J.J. handled cases from negotiation to appeal with a boutique eminent domain practice. He gained experience with condemnation litigation during law school as an extern with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Civil Litigation Unit and as an intern with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. 

He writes extensively on topics such as utility relocation, access, and adverse possession claims involving the government. 

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 2014
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., with distinction, 2009

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

  • International Right of Way Association (Chair, Wisconsin Chapter’s Legislation Committee)
  • Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors
  • Appraisal Institute, Affiliate
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP-WI)
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Litigation Committee)

  • “Access Issues Update,” 18th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2023
  • "Real Estate Acquisition for Public Projects: What Municipal Attorneys Should Know about Eminent Domain," League of Wisconsin Municipalities Municipal Attorneys Institute, August 2021
  • "Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Eminent Domain," December 2019
  • "42nd Annual Torts Update," State Bar of Wisconsin, September 2019
  • "Utility Zoning and Easement Law," NBI, February 2019
  • "Real Estate Development: Common Pitfalls," NBI, September 2018
  • “Attorney Roundtable on Current Access Case Law and Issues” 12th National Access Management Conference, Transportation Research Board, July 2018
  • "Eminent Domain: Legal Framework and Valuation," Annual Conference of the American Public Works Association–Wisconsin Chapter, May 2018
  • "Interim Use: Legal and Appraisal Perspectives on Eminent Domain Ramifications," International Right of Way Association 63rd International Education Conference, June 2017
  • "Interim Use: Legal and Appraisal Perspectives on Eminent Domain Ramifications," 14th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2017

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch® in America, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2024)
  • Wisconsin Rising Stars (2019-2023)
  • Finalist, Young Professional of the Year Award, International Right of Way Association (2016)
  • “Up and Coming Lawyer”, Wisconsin Law Journal (2016)