James W. Hammes, Practicing Partner at CMH Law in Waukesha, WI

James W. Hammes, Partner

jwh@cmhlaw.com
Phone: 262-542-4278
Fax: 262-542-4270

Legal Assistant: Amanda Kerznar
amanda@cmhlaw.com
Phone: 262-542-4278

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AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale - Hubbell

Areas of Practice:

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1977
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville, B.S., 1972

Admissions

  • All Wisconsin Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Waukesha County Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • Van Lare v. Vogt, Inc., 2004 WI 110
  • Town of Delafield v. Winkelman, 2003 WI 92
  • Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club, Inc. v. Village of Hartland, 2002 WI App 301
  • Morris v. Department of Transp., 2002 WI App 283
  • Farmers Ins. Exchange v. William E. Sorenson, 99 F. Supp. 2d 1000 (E.D. Wis. 2000)
  • Equity Enterprises, Inc. v. Milosch, 2001 WI App 186
  • Gaugert v. Duve, 2000 WI 83, 244 Wis. 2d 691
  • Mutual Service Cas. Ins. Co. v. Brass, 2001 WI App 92
  • Winkelman v. Town of Delafield, 2000 WI App 254
  • Stelpflug v. Town Bd. of Town of Waukesha, County of Waukesha, 2000 WI 81
  • Dairyland Fuels, Inc. v. State, 2000 WI App 129
  • Gaugert v. Duve, 2000 WI App 34
  • Auer Park Corp., Inc. v. Derynda, 230 Wis. 2d 317 (Ct. App. 1999)
  • In re Spengler, 228 Wis. 2d 250 (Wis. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Gaugert v. Duve, 217 Wis. 2d 164 (Wis. Ct. App. 1998)
  • Zealy v. City of Waukesha, 201 Wis. 2d 365 (1996)
  • Miswald v. Waukesha County Bd. of Adjustment, 202 Wis. 2d 401 (Ct. App. 1996)
  • City of Waukesha v. Town Bd. of Town of Waukesha, 198 Wis. 2d 592 (Ct. App. 1995)
  • Zealy v. City of Waukesha, 194 Wis. 2d 701 (Ct. App. 1995)
  • Waukesha State Bank v. Village of Wales, 188 Wis. 2d 374 (Ct. App. 1994)
  • Waukesha County v. Pewaukee Marina, Inc., 187 Wis. 2d 18 (Ct. App. 1994)
  • Sandroni v. Waukesha County Bd. of Sup’rs, 173 Wis. 2d 183, 496 (Ct. App. 1992)
  • Koestler v. Pollard, 162 Wis. 2d 797 (1991)
  • Heidemann v. American Family Ins. Group, 163 Wis. 2d 847 (Ct. App. 1991)
  • Ortin v. Schuett, 157 Wis. 2d 415 (Ct. App. 1990)
  • Grotto v. City of Lake Mills, 150 Wis. 2d 611 (Ct. App. 1989)
  • In re Carlson, 147 Wis. 2d 630 (Ct. App. 1988)
  • Matter of Guardianship of J.L.G., 145 Wis. 2d 131 (Ct. App. 1988)
  • Lewis v. Coursolle Broadcasting of Wisconsin, Inc., 127 Wis. 2d 105 (1985)
  • Black v. City of Waukesha, 125 Wis. 2d 254 (Ct. App. 1985)
  • In Matter of Petition to Remove Kamps, 118 Wis. 2d 482 (Ct. App. 1984)

Attorney Jim Hammes joined the firm in 1977. He concentrates his practice on land development and land use, condemnation and eminent domain litigation, municipal law and civil litigation.

Since 1980, he has held an AV rating from Martindale – Hubbell, the highest rating possible.