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The voice of the Wisconsin defense bar, influencing public policy, providing opportunities for networking and creating referral sources.

Wisconsin Defense Counsel (WDC) is a premier statewide organization of more than 375 defense attorneys. Our primary role is to provide a professional defense for individuals and businesses involved as defendants in civil lawsuits. The association was founded in 1962 and is dedicated to the defense of Wisconsin citizens and businesses, the maintenance of an equitable civil justice system, and the education of its attorney members.

WDC bylaws state that eligible WDC members are, “Any member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and who devotes a substantial portion of his or her professional time in the defense of civil litigation.”

The Benefits of Membership

Education: WDC holds three education programs during the year, all of which provide continuing legal education (CLE) credits. 

Expert Witness & Deposition Requests: Members can find expert witnesses or copies of depositions in various subject fields by using the knowledge and experience of other members. Requests are sent by broadcast email to all WDC members.

Web Resources: Members are included in a searchable database on the WDC web site with a link to your web site. Members can also obtain all the seminar outlines that are presented at WDC educational events online. These outlines are a quick and easy way to get access to the latest information on various topics.

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WDC Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission: Wisconsin Defense Counsel exists to promote and protect the interests of civil litigation defense attorneys and their clients by providing professional education and development, fostering collegiality, promoting principles of diversity and inclusion and striving to ensure equal access to justice for all defendants.

Our Vision: Delivering superior legal services with integrity and professionalism.

Our Values: Educate; Diversity & Inclusion; Collegiality; Integrity; Development; and Service

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