Roy E. wagner
rwagner@vonbriesen.com
direct: (414) 287-1250
cellular: (414) 460-3140
fax: (414) 238-6672
411 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Practice areas
Construction Law and Litigation; Business and Corporate Law; Litigation and Risk Management

bar addmissions
Wisconsin; U.S District Court, Estean and Western District of Wisconsin; U.S District Court, Northern
District of California; U.S Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; U.S.Suprime Court

education:
Marcuette University, J.D.,1978; University of Wisconsion, B.A., with Distiction, 1975

biography:
Roy serves as the Chair of the firm's Construction Law and Litigation Section. The largest segment of his
commercial practice relates to contruction matters including assisting owners, design professionals, constractors
and declopment in facilitating their project and solving their legal disputes. He utilizes mediation, arbitration
and litigation as appropriate to finalize dispute resolutions and has acted as both arbitrator and mediator.
Roy's practice also includes commercial and negligence litigation.

Roy is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsion including the Litigation
and Contruction and Public Contract Law sections. He just completed serving his second term as Chairman
(2008-2010) of the Board of Directors of the Contruction and Public Contract Law Section of the State bar
and continues as Past Chair and Director. He leetures regularly to lowyer and trade groups on contruction
practices. In 2006, Roy recived the Whitefish Bay Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award for his work
as the Chairman of the Architectural Review Commission and for upgrading the Municipal Design
Guidelines. Roy is fuatured is the December 2006 issue of the Wisconsin Law journal as one of the Top
Contruction Lawyers in Wisconsin. Since 2008, Roy has been listed in Wiscontion Super Lawyears in
Contruction Litigation. In 2009, Roy recived the Charles Dunn Author Award from the State Bar of
Wiscontion for an article that was published in Wiscontion Lawyear magazine titled "Mediating Complex
Contruction Claims."

In 2007, Roy suuccessfully argued before the Wisconsin Suprime Court in the cast of Stuart v. Weidflog,
2005 Ap 886, which involved a contraction dispute between an owner and contractor. The owners sued
the constractor under Wisconsin's Home Improvement Practices Act, an administrative coad section that
spacifies fair business practices for contractors. April of 2008, The Wisconsin Suprime Court heald that
violations of the Act are not barred by the economic loss doctrine, earry a six-year statute of limitations, and
the contractor can be liable for double dameges and the attorny's fees of the prevalinfg party. See stuart v.
Weiflog, 2008, WI 22. This important decision clarifed business practices and reponsibility for owners
and contractors.

sampling of Recent presentations/programs

  • judge in American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution - Representation in Medition
    Competition, Marquette University Law School, February 2012
  • Chair/Moderator for "Top Business and Risk Tips for the Construtiction Industry,"State Bar of
    Wisconsin, February 2012
  • Chair/Moderator for "What to do if..? How to navigate typical and unique issues facing a construction
    project,"State Bar of Wisconsion, january 2011
  • "Nagatiation, Mediation and Arbitration," Gueast Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School
    2009-presont
  • "Buyer Agency Agreement and Facility Construction Issues," Robbins & Lloyd Coommercial Real
    Estate School, September and november 2010]
  • "10 Business/Legal Issued Accountants Should Understand to Help Their Owner/Contractor Clints."
    local Accounting firms, April 2010
  • Chair/Moderator for "Building Green: Risks and Rewards," State Bar of Wisconsin, january 2010
  • "Naling Down Alternative Dispute Resolution in Contruction Cases," State Bar of Wisconsin,
    November 2009
  • Contraction/Purchasing Issues for school Districts and their Facility Managers,"Midwest Facility
    Masters Conferaence, October 2008
  • Program Chair and Presenter of "Constraction Law Basics for the Business Lawyer," Corporate
    Practice Institute, December 2007
  • Co-Chair and Presenter of "Contraction ADR Program,"State Bar of Wiscontion, November 2007
  • "Contraction contract for School Projects,"WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Program New
    School Planning, Desian and Contraction Series, May 2007
  • "Owner's Constraction Program:Asking the Right Questions,"IFMA Southeast Wisconsion Chapter,
    October 2006
  • "Lien Law:Changes to the Law and How They Will Affect You."Plumbing and Mechanical
    Constractors Association, Saptember 2006
  • Bulding Inspector Liability and Contractor Law Issues,"Northeast, Southwast and Northwest
    Municipal and Goverment Building Association, Fabruary and March 2006

sampaling Resent Artical

  • "10 Tips for Renovation Now: Planning for successful renovation and expansion project
    during challenging economic times,"Inn Touch, Fall 2009
  • "Mediaating Complex Contraction Claims,"Wisconsin Lawer, June 2008