Benjamin S. Wagner
Benjamin S. Wagner is a shareholder with the firm. His practice includes nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury, car accidents, construction accidents, premises liability incidents, wrongful death and motorcycle accidents. Benjamin has successfully tried numerous cases throughout Wisconsin. Because of his significant trial experience and success, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as an advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.
The Honorable Judge Stephanie Rothstein appointed Mr. Wagner as her Court Commissioner. In 2009, he was selected by Wisconsin Law Journal as one of 20 up and coming lawyers in the State. He was named a Rising Star from 2006 – 2012 by Milwaukee Magazine. He has also been named to the Super Lawyers list since 2013. In 2014 and 2016 – 2019 he has made the Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list and since 2015 has been named to the Top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers list. In 2016, the Milwaukee Business Journal named him to one of their “40 Under 40”, and the Wisconsin Law Journal named him a 2016 “Leader in the Law.” He has also been listed annually in Best Lawyers in America since 2012, including the most recent edition in 2020, for personal injury litigation. Benjamin has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale Hubbell, and a 10 out of 10 (superb) rating in the Avvo legal directory.
Benjamin is a Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, which is the state’s trial lawyer association and Wisconsin’s largest voluntary bar organization. He is also a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Benjamin was selected by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for the Judicial Selection Committee, which helps interview and recommend candidates to judicial vacancies.
Benjamin is extremely active in various community and civic causes as well. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of: Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee; Discovery World in Milwaukee; Safe & Sound; and is the Chair-Elect of the Neuroscience Center Advisory Board of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Benjamin is also a former board member of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Benjamin comes from a family of legal and medical professionals and decided to attend law school so that he could use the legal system to protect people’s rights. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from Emory University, where he was a member of the Political Science Honor Society. He served as a Judicial Intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William Bablitch and was the Lafollette-Peck Legal Fellow for Senator Kohl’s Judiciary Committee Counsel in Washington D.C. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2003 and received the Phillips Owens Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service.