Clayton L. Riddle

Milwaukee Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Transportation and Trucking Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Defect and Catastrophic Event Investigation
  • Fire Cause & Origin Determination
  • Appellate Representation


  • Marquette University Law School J.D., 1994
  • Australian National University M.A., 1989
  • Yale University B.A., 1985

Academic Achievments

  • Lead Articles Editor, Marquette Law Review, 1993-1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Spring 1993
  • Law School Award for Academic Achievement, Fall 1993
  • Rotary Foundation Scholarship, Graduate Award Winner, 1987-88

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Member, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Yale Alumni Undergraduate Schools Committee, Regional Interviewer, 1987-present
  • State of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, District II Investigative Committee Member, 1997-2006
  • Member, The Harmonie Group - Wisconsin Firm Liaison


  • Author, "Risk Management Plan for Retail Facilities"
  • Author, "Customer-Proofing Retail Facilities", NRRDA online publication of condensed article
  • Author, "Protecting the Grand Canyon National Park from Glen Canyon Dam: Environmental Law at its Worst." 77 Marq. L. Rev. 115 (1993)
  • Master's Thesis, The Problem of the Philippines for U.S. Southeast Asian Security Policy (Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1989).


  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Representative Decisions

    Court of Appeals

    Aetna Cas. and Surety Co. v. Owen, 191 Wis.2d 744, 530 N.W.2d 51 (Ct. App. 1995) (Held that the pendency of an insured's action does not toll the statute of limitations for an insurer's independent subrogated claim arising out of an occurrence that caused the injury to the insured.)

    Reif v. Automotive Trucking Services, Inc., 316 Wis.2d 355, 2009 WI App 21, 763 N.W.2d 247 (Litigation, applicability of the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers Compensation Act.)

Professional Achievements

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America - Personal, 2018
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - Highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards
  • American Bar Association SONREEL Writing Award, Fall 1994