Mr. James A. Pelish

Attorney in Rice Lake, WI
In 1997, he was inducted as a
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Areas of Law

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Vehicular and Premises Liability
  • Workers' Compensation


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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1972, Wisconsin

Law School Attended

University of Illinois

University Attended

Tulane University

Birth Information

Born in 1947
Morrilton, Arkansas, March 2, 1947

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin; Defense Research Institute; Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin.

Bar Fellowship

of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a membership by an invitation only organization of lawyers practicing primarily in the litigation field, and has served on its State Committee. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Defense Council, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute and the Barr... More

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Office Information
Mr. James A. Pelish
 13 East Eau Claire Street, P.O. Box 31,
Rice Lake, WI 54868-0031


Thrasher, Pelish, Franti & Heaney Ltd. (Rice Lake, Wisconsin)

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