Welcome to the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council
The Wisconsin Civil Justice Council (WCJC) was formed by leading Wisconsin business organizations to counter the plaintiffs’ bar’s attempts to make it easier to sue businesses.
Wisconsin has enacted landmark legal reforms relating to product liability, expert opinion testimony, risk contribution and caps on punitive damages, among other reforms. More than any legislative initiative to date, these reforms sent the message to businesses and opinion leaders throughout our state and nation, that Wisconsin is truly open for business.
To continue WCJC’s mission of promoting fairness and equity in Wisconsin’s civil justice system, however, it will take substantial resources. Please consider making a contribution to the Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc.
The Wisconsin Civil Justice Council’s 2013 Guide to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Judicial Evaluation, which highlights the most important business decisions issued by the court over the past two years, is now available.
In a defining effort, the Wisconsin Legislature, with Gov. Walker’s leadership, enacted sweeping civil justice reforms during the contentious 2011-12 Legislative Session. Landmark reforms relating to product liability, expert opinion testimony, risk contribution, and caps on punitive damages, among others, turned Wisconsin’s souring litigation and business climate into one of the most competitive jurisdictions in the country from a litigation standpoint. Click here to read WCJC’s in-depth summary of the reforms and here to see a list of the reforms.