Meissner Tierney frequently serves as local counsel for businesses and individuals located outside the State of Wisconsin or within the state but outside of the Milwaukee area. Clients and other law firms choose us to serve as local counsel because of our firm’s premier reputation, knowledge of local practices and procedures, rate structure and longstanding relationships with many, if not all, of the judges before whom the cases are pending.
The firm’s role as local counsel varies with the needs of the client. Our experienced attorneys often take an active role as local counsel at depositions, hearings, trial and mediation. However, in other cases, the firm plays a limited role, such as assisting non-Wisconsin counsel with getting admitted pro hac vice. We are sufficiently flexible to work with the client or referring counsel to make certain that our role serves the client’s interests and comfort level, all within a prescribed budget.