John W. Hein

Of Counsel

John W. Hein

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1418

F: 414.278.3618

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Assistant: Dawn Riegel

T: 414.225.7505


  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1970), Root-Tilden Scholar
  • B.A., Lawrence University (1967)


John Hein is a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Litigation Team practicing in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on litigation, business consultation, real estate and estate and financial planning. John’s experience in the prosecution and defense of professional liability claims; shareholder, partnership, trust, and estate dispute resolution; intellectual property claims; real estate transactions, and general trade and commercial matters has assisted corporate and individual clients for over 40 years.

Published Cases:

Schweiger v. Loewi & Co., Inc., 65 Wis. 2d 56, 221 N.W. 2d 882 (1974)

Hazelwood v. Ma, 90 Wis. 2d 864, 280 N.W. 2d 786 (1979)

Blaw Knox corp. v. AMR Industries, Inc., 130 F.R.D. 400 (1990)

City of Menomonie v. Evensen Dodge, Inc., 163 Wis. 2d 226, 471 N.W. 2d 513 (1991)

Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Minstar, Inc., 41 F. 3d 341 (1994)

Downey, Inc. v. Bradley Center Corp., 188 Wis. 2d 435, 524 N.W. 2d 915 (1994)

Wisconsin v. Stockbridge-Munsee Community, 67 F.Supp. 2d 990 (1999)

Schimmels v. Noordover, 288 Wis. 2d 790, 709 N.W. 2d 466, 2006 WI App 7 (2005)


Professional Activities

Admitted, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Admitted, U.S. Supreme Court

Admitted, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Admitted, Western District of Wisconsin

Admitted, U.S. Tax Court

Admitted, Northern District of Illinois

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Served two terms for State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors

Member, Serjeant’s Inn

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Wisconsin Bar Foundation Fellow

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Downtown Rotary Club

Global Grants Committee, Chair, Rotary District 6270

Former Member, Board President, Shorewood School Board

Member, Lawyers for Libraries

Member, Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Former Board Member, Board Chair, Presbyterian Homes of Wisconsin

Former Board Member, Board Secretary, Skylight Opera Theatre

Former Board Member, United Performing Arts Fund

Published Articles / Presentations

John is co-author of a chapter in the Law of Damages in Wisconsin and has presented programs for the State Bar of Wisconsin and other legal associations on topics including discovery, professional malpractice, professional responsibility, securities law, securities aspects of real estate transactions, and minority shareholder squeeze-outs.