Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trial lawyers primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation.

Lobbying Interests:
Substantive and procedural issues impacting on the civil justice system and litigation related thereto.

CEO Name:
n/a n/a
Lobbyist/Legislative Advisor

Contact
AC
Andrew Cook
10 E Doty St, Ste 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
(608) 283-2589
cook@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.wdc-online.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrew Cook Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 706
Assembly Bill 706
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 746
Assembly Bill 746
Relating to: limits on liability for persons offering agricultural tourism activities.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 269

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 592
Senate Bill 592
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 3603 - the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator’s license.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3603 - the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator’s license.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of any proposal affecting the defense bar on civil litigation matters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of any proposal affecting the defense bar on civil litigation matters

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to collateral source payments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to collateral source payments.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$16,621.28
2013
July - December
$16,349.44
2014
January - June
$16,377.29
2014
July - December
$16,206.04
Total $65,554.05
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
10.50
2013
July - December
2.50
2014
January - June
9.50
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 22.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
231.55
2013
July - December
89.50
2014
January - June
138.25
2014
July - December
45.75
Total 505.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
35 %
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 23 %
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
55 %
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 32 %
Relating to: limits on liability for persons offering agricultural tourism activities.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the liability of an adult sponsor of a minor applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
50 %
2014
July - December
Total 14 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
40 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
75 %
Total 15 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures