James E. Braza
Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1421
F: 414.278.3621
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Paula Lee
T: 414.225.7521

Education

  • Cornell University Law School (J.D. 1981)
  • Marquette University (B.S. 1978, magna cum laude)

Professional Activities

  • Director and Former President, Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
  • Director and Chairman, State Bar of Wisconsin Construction Law Section
  • Member, ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • Member and Chancellor, The Barristers Club

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Litigation-Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2015, 2017)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014-2015)
  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2010)
  • Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2005)
  • Top 15 Construction Lawyers, The Daily Reporter (2006)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Construction Litigation (2005-2017)
  • Volunteer of the Year, Schroeder YMCA and Aquatic Center
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated

James E. Braza
Shareholder

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

Jim assists business and public entities in resolving, litigating and arbitrating complex commercial disputes. He routinely handles disputes involving construction projects, insurance coverage, lender liability, trade secret misappropriation, noncompetition agreements, commercial fraud and breach of contract or warranty. Jim also practices in alternative dispute resolution.

He works primarily for clients in the real estate development and construction industries, including owners, developers, contractors and design professionals. In addition, his clients include banks, manufacturers, distributors, private business of all kinds and public sector entities.

Representative Clients

  • Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District (Miller Park)
  • The Marcus Corporation
  • Grede Foundries, Inc.
  • Bemis Corporation
  • Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
  • Barr Engineering Co.

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Litigation-Construction "Lawyer of the Year" (2015, 2017)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Milwaukee, Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014-2015)
  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2010)
  • Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2005)
  • Top 15 Construction Lawyers, The Daily Reporter (2006)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Construction Litigation (2005-2017)
  • Volunteer of the Year, Schroeder YMCA and Aquatic Center
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated

Education

  • Cornell University Law School (J.D. 1981)
  • Marquette University (B.S. 1978, magna cum laude)

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