William R. Sachse, Jr.

Milwaukee Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Worker's Compensation


  • University of Wisconsin J.D., 1982, Dean's list
  • Northwestern University B.S., 1979, with honors

Professional Affiliations

  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys
  • Frequent lecturer on worker's compensation law
  • Member, Federalist Society


  • 2012 Worker's Compensation Amendment


  • 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

Theuer v. Labor & Industry Review Commission, 2001 WI 26, 242 Wis.2d 29, 624 N.W.2d 110 (Established that employer-paid health insurance premium payments and other non-taxable fringe benefits were not to be included in the average weekly wage for worker's compensation payments.)

Professional Achievements

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America - Workers' Compensation - Employers, 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Wisconsin (Workers' Compensation) based on a poll of 12,600 Wisconsin Attorneys, 2017
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - Highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards
  • M Magazine Milwaukee’s 2014, 2015, 2016 “Leading Lawyers”
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America - 2012 Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Lawyer of the Year
  • Has been instrumental in incorporating several provisions of the Worker's Compensation Act of Wisconsin

    2016 Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Law Update