Jim Jansen grew up in Milwaukee and worked his way through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before moving to Madison to attend law school. He and his wife Betsy have lived in Madison ever since. Betsy is a teacher and now that their own kids have gone off on their own, Jim and Betsy are both enjoying their work more and more. Jim handles a wide range of personal injury cases including those arising from motor vehicle accidents, product defects, medical malpractice, contractor negligence, pharmacy errors and nursing home neglect. Jim has tried many cases in courts all across Wisconsin. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified him as a Civil Trial Specialist and he has been invited to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Jim has been listed as a Best Lawyer in America for over 20 years, including the most recent edition in 2018 for personal injury litigation. In 2012, Best Lawyers® in America honored Jim as Madison’s Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year. He has been a Wisconsin Super Lawyer since 2005 and was named to Super Lawyers’ list of the Top 25 attorneys in Madison in both 2016 and 2017 as well as Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2016.