William C. Gleisner, III

attorney William C. Gleisner, IIIAssociate

Practice Areas: Nursing Home Abuse

Attorney William C. Gleisner, III brings a wealth of experience and accomplishments as a trial lawyer to Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentices nursing home abuse team.

Mr. is a nationally recognized expert in the area of digital evidence and electronic litigation. Besides working with law firms throughout the United States and writing numerous articles on the subject, he has co-authored a multi-volume treatise with Professor Jay Grenig of the Marquette University Law School entitled e-Discovery and Digital Evidence which is used and cited throughout the country. 

Mr. Gleisner received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School, and served as President of the Marquette Law Alumni Association from 1983 to 1985. He also received a Masters of Law Degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

From 2000 to 2007, he served as Chairperson of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers. Since 2008, Mr. Gleisner has continued to serve on the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.

Since 1983 and in over one hundred cases, Mr. Gleisner conducted research for, authored or co-authored briefs in cases pending before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

In 2005, Mr. Gleisner received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been honored as a Super Lawyer in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Mr. Gleisner has also served as Counsel for the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) from 1983 to 1986, and again from 1995 to 1997. In that capacity, he developed and prosecuted Constitutional challenges and civil rights litigation on behalf of the NFB.

Since 2008, Mr. Gleisner has been a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council. Last year he won re-election to another three year term. The Council is a 21 member body which advises the Legislature and the Supreme Court concerning new and amended rules of civil procedure and evidence. As a member of the Council, Mr. Gleisner was one of the principal drafters of Wisconsins new e-discovery rules.

In addition to the State Bar of Wisconsin [State Bar Member No. 01014276], Mr. Gleisners bar admissions have included: United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. 

Memberships, Awards & Accolades

  • Member of the Wisconsin Judicial Council, 2008-2014
  • Named a Super Lawyer in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2005 from the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Co-author, Jay Grenig, "e-Discovery and Digital Evidence"
  • In 2000 received the Charles Dunn Author Award for Writing Excellence from the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • President of the Marquette Law Alumni Association from 1983 to 1985

Bar Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin

Education History

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
  • L.LM, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.

Phone: 877-877-2228

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