Joe Wilson, Partner


Joe Wilson practices in the area of energy and utility law. Joe has extensive experience representing clients before the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and other regulators. He also litigates complex commercial disputes in state and federal court.

Joe spends the majority of his working hours representing clients before state regulators, particularly the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Joe generally represents electric and gas utilities, and represents customers of water and wastewater utilities. He counsels and litigates on behalf of clients on all aspects of utility business, including general and special purpose rate cases, construction projects, mergers and acquisitions, rate disputes, siting disputes and so forth. Joe's specialized concentration on representing parties before the Public Service Commission allows him to provide practical, results-oriented advice.

Joe also regularly represents clients in disputes in state and federal court. Joe has experience representing client interests in disputes over contracts, construction defects, False Claims Act/whistleblower complaints, unfair competition, ERISA, business breakups and employment disputes.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2004)
    • Iowa Law Review (Note and Comment Editor; Student Writer)
    • Baskerville Moot Court Competition (Finalist)
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • Marquette University (B.A., 2000)
    • St. Thomas Aquinas Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member: Energy, Utility and Litigation Sections)
  • Wisconsin Bar Association (Member: Energy, Utility and Litigation Sections)
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society (2013-2014)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition 2010 (Utilities)