Dana J. Wachs

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury
Auto Accidents
Bike Accidents
Wrongful Death
Defective Products
Nursing Home Neglect
Medical Malpractice
Civil Rights
Legal Malpractice

About Dana J. Wachs

I am a lifelong resident of Eau Claire. I am proud to be following in the footsteps of my father, Ray Wachs, a former Eau Claire City Manager and City Attorney who also practiced law in the Eau Claire area for many years. Throughout my career, I have focused my law practice on helping injured people.

I spent three terms representing Eau Claire in the state legislature and was a candidate for governor in 2018.

My wife (who also is an attorney) and I have three children. I am a fanatical Green Bay Packers fan (and shareholder!) and never miss a chance to watch or attend a game. When I am not working to get justice for my clients, I also enjoy downhill skiing, hunting, boating, fishing, playing the trumpet, reading, astronomy and listening to music.

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you do? I would like to be a doctor.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest personal accomplishment is having raised three healthy, well-adjusted children to adulthood. My proudest legal accomplishment was the work I did at trial and in the appellate court in the case of Johnson v. Kokemoor. This case set a national precedent in medical malpractice informed consent law and is being taught and discussed in the legal and medical community throughout the United States.


  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1985
  • B.S., Marquette University, 1981

Bar Admission

  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin, 2011-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2013-Present
  • SuperLawyers, 2011-Present
  • Best Lawyers, 2018-Present
  • Who’s Who in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

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