Practice Areas

Our services involve many areas of litigation, including insurance defense, insurance coverage, real estate and business matters, and construction disputes. We handle civil appeals in all practice areas and welcome referrals.

The jury trials we have covered range from relatively simply one day trials to complex personal injury or medical malpractice cases lasting several weeks.

Areas of practice

Law Services

Civil Appeals

Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney has successfully litigated appeals in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court, including cases that have changed the legal landscape in the state.

Worker's Compensation

Workplace injuries not only cause physical harm, but they also throw the worker into a system that is taxing and difficult to understand. Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney represents people who have been hurt on the job. We have the experts and knowledge to maximize your claim. We will work to settle your case if possible

Personal Injury

An accident can upend your life. Whether it be a car crash, fall, or ATV accident, an injured person must contend with medical bills, lost wages, bill collectors, and pain. If you have been injured in an accident, Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney will fight for you. Since we also represent insurance companies, we have a


Unfortunately, not every construction project goes as planned. And that sometimes means litigation. Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney represents contractors when they need help getting paid for their hard work. We also assist homeowners who have disputes with their contractors.


The attorneys at Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney help local business owners with drafting and interpreting contracts and other documents. Additionally, we will help select and create the appropriate business entity for new and/or aspiring business owners. When things turn south and litigation arises, we will be your trusted advocate in the courtroom.

Real Estate

We will assist you with real estate transactions, including drafting deeds and closing documents. We also represent people that are dealing with real estate disputes. Members of the firm have handled adverse possession and property line cases that have created new law in Wisconsin.

Insurance Coverage

Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney represents both insurance companies and policyholders in coverage disputes. We have a large library of legal briefs and research on numerous coverage issues. As Attorney Jim Pelish says in his bio: “Yes, we actually enjoy reading insurance policies.”

Insurance Defense

Thrasher, Pelish & Heaney has represented insurance companies and their insureds in tort litigation for decades. Over that time, we have developed an outstanding reputation for aggressively defending our clients. Currently, we have approximately 18 insurance company clients and can tap into a vast network of experts. We will work as efficiently as possible to