James A. Baxter

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1236
  • Fax: (414) 238-6512

Jim Baxter is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Jim’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation and property, casualty, and coverage matters on behalf of businesses and insurance companies in State and Federal Courts.

Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association (co-Chair, ADR Section), Defense Research Institute, Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Wisconsin Arson Insurance Counsel, International Association of Arson Investigators, and the Wisconsin Chapter of International Association of Special Investigation Units. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IMPACT, a non-profit committed to the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse and dependence.

Over the years, Jim has been a frequent lecturer at Continuing Education programs including:

  • “Bad Faith Litigation in Wisconsin” recurring dates from 1993-present, P.S.I.
  • “Current Trends in Property Case Law” recurring dates from 1995-present, Property Loss Managers Conference, sponsored by Property Loss Research Bureau

In addition, Jim has taught at Marquette University Law School and has authored several articles in the area of litigation and alternative dispute resolution:

  • Testimonial Privilege of Newsmen, 55 Marq. L. Rev. 184 (1972)
  • Significant Decisions of the 1972 Term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisc. Bar Bull. (Fall, 1973)
  • Arson: The Crime – The Policy Defense, The Milwaukee Lawyer (April, 1982)
  • Proof of Cause and Origin of Fire, For the Defense, D.R.I. (Sept., 1982)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Uninsured Motorist Arbitration, The Milwaukee Lawyer (March, 1986)

Practice Areas:


  • Marquette University, J.D., 1972
  • Law Clerk, Wisconsin Supreme Court (1972 term)
  • Carroll College, B.S., 1969

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Wisconsin Arson Insurance Counsel
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Wisconsin Chapter of International Association of Special Investigation Units

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