Why Wheeler?


Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C. celebrated its 80th year of our statewide practice in 2017. We take pride in our decades-long association with many of our clients as a measure of the service and value we can provide.


High ethical standards, collegial practice, and active, esteemed participation in the legal community: Our firm is known for providing high-level, detailed and valuable representation for our clients across Wisconsin and beyond. We take care to understand our clients’ unique needs and to work with our clients from all different perspectives. Our role is not to tell you our solution, but to help you achieve your solution.


The attorneys of Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson specialize in a select range of services and are recognized by clients and our peers for the depth of our experience. We offer creative problem solving and solutions for our clients, backed up by the strength of knowledge and experience in our focused practice areas.

  • Niles Berman has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers for Energy Law – Tier 1 National, 21st Edition.
  • Bill O’Connor has also been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers for Land Use – Tier 2 Metropolitan, 21st Edition.
  • Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C. has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms.


Wheeler attorneys have a long history of being leaders in both our communities and the legal profession. Several Wheeler attorneys presently serve as board members for State Bar of Wisconsin legal sections and many of our attorneys serve in leadership roles in community and non-profit organizations. Our extensive past and present leadership roles also include a past Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, a past Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, a president and board members of committees, and members of task forces, of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, district attorneys, a municipal judge, and state representatives.


Wheeler provides a level of knowledge and service commensurate with much larger firms in large metropolitan areas at a competitive cost. Our clients are important firm-wide and will not be lost in a sea of lawyers and other clients. Our medium size firm allows us to offer personalized service without sacrificing the expertise and institutional knowledge that might be lost in a smaller firm. We keep up with new developments and have been leaders in the areas of law in which we focus.

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