James W. Goonan

Manitowoc Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Worker's Compensation

Education

  • Marquette University Law School J.D., 2000
  • Keller Graduate School of Management MBA and Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, 1997
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville B.S. Management, 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys

Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Appellate Decisions

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Society Insurance v. Labor & Industry Review Commission, 2010 WI 68, 326 Wis.2d 444, 786 N.W.2d 385
(On April 1, 2006, the legislature amended the applicable statute to shift the burden of paying benefits after the expiration of the statute of limitations from the Fund to insurers. The supreme court affirmed the retroactive application of the amendment to be unconstitutional as being violative of due process and the contract clause.)

Professional Achievements

  • Frequent seminar presenter on Wisconsin worker's compensation
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys Presenter
  • Board of Directors, District 4, Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys, 2017
  • American Bar Association Mediation Advocacy National Competition, 3rd Place, 2000
  • Rising Star - Worker's Compensation 2006-2008, 2010