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Heath Straka

Axley Attorneys
  • Personal Injury, Construction Law, Products Liability ...
  • Wisconsin
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Summary

Heath Straka is a partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP and is the Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Association of Justice (WAJ). WAJ is the state-wide association for trial attorneys and has over 800 professional members. His practice focuses on personal injury actions, general litigation involving employment and construction disputes and also complex litigation and class actions involving product liability claims and wage and hour violations. Heath received his law degree from the UW Law School in 2000. He has extensive litigation experience in the State and Federal Courts of Wisconsin and has practiced in the successful resolution of numerous Civil Rights and Personal Injury cases. He was recently appointed to be the Chair of the Dane County Civil Service Commission. In that role, Heath serves as the presiding attorney regarding employment disputes with Dane County Civil servants.

Heath has successfully argued two cases in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is also active in the legal community, serving in all officer roles with WAJ.

Heath has been consistently voted by his peers to be both a Super Lawyer and among the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Award by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012.

Heath is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered with the Dane County bar for non-English speaking legal services. He also volunteers in the community. He is the Past-President of the Patriots Youth Hockey Association; is a past Board Member with Madison Festivals, Inc. (which runs Taste of Madison, The Madison Marathon, and Rhythm & Booms); and coaches both youth hockey and soccer. Heath is married with three children.

Education
U of Wisconsin
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Speaking Engagements
Construction Business Group, Spring Conference
Wisconsin State Bar, Spring Conference
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers
Personal Injury Top 100
America's Top 100
Member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1031351
Member
Current
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Wisconsin Association for Justice
Past President
Current
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Dane County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Animal & Dog Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
8150 Excelsior Dr
Madison, WI 53717
Telephone: (608) 833-2632
Fax: (608) 833-2874
Axley Brynelson LLP
PO Box 1767
PO Box 1767
2 E Mifflin St #200
PO Box 1767
Madison 53701
Toll-Free: (608) 283-6755
Telephone: (608) 283-6755
Fax: (608) 257-5444
Monday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed