Wisconsin Association for Justice

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trial lawyers

Lobbying Interests:
Proposals relating to court procedures, insurance and access to the civil justice system.

CEO Name:
Ed Robinson
Executive Director

Contact
BR
Bryan Roessler
14 W. Mifflin St. #207
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 210-3390
(608) 255-9285
broessler@wisjustice.org
http://www.wisjustice.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/26/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Ryan Murray Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/26/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
James D Rogers Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/26/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/26/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 7
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: the intoxicated operation of snowmobiles.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/30/2019
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 30
Assembly Bill 30
Relating to: creating a procedure for granting certificates of qualification for employment for persons convicted of a crime and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 123

Other
Notification Date
5/6/2019
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.
Comments
We oppose the immunity language in Section 3.
Assembly Bill 58
Assembly Bill 58
Relating to: service of notice of claim against state officer, employee, or agent.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 29

For
Notification Date
3/8/2019
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 59
Assembly Bill 59
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 30

For
Notification Date
3/8/2019
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 83
Assembly Bill 83
Relating to: authorizing creation and implementation of an advance directive registry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/1/2019
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 132
Assembly Bill 132
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 34

Other
Notification Date
5/10/2019
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.
Comments
Liability insurance should be required for those made available by shared services.
Assembly Bill 159
Assembly Bill 159
Relating to: the operation of electric scooters on highways, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/10/2019
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.
Comments
The bill should be amended to require liability insurance.
Assembly Bill 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/13/2019
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.
Comments
Seeking amendment to immunity language
Assembly Bill 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: the use of a wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/1/2019
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 34
Senate Bill 34
Relating to: creating a procedure for granting certificates of qualification for employment for persons convicted of a crime and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/6/2019
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.
Comments
We oppose the immunity language in Section 3.
Senate Bill 50
Senate Bill 50
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 108

Other
Notification Date
3/22/2019
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.
Comments
This bill addresses our concerns regarding the retention of and the status of body camera footage as a public record.
Senate Bill 62
Senate Bill 62
Relating to: service of notice of claim against state officer, employee, or agent.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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 63
Senate Bill 63
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: authorizing creation and implementation of an advance directive registry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/1/2019
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 129
Senate Bill 129
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/10/2019
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.
Comments
Liability insurance should be required for those made available by shared services.
Senate Bill 152
Senate Bill 152
Relating to: the operation of electric scooters on highways, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 11

Other
Notification Date
5/10/2019
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.
Comments
The bill should be amended to require liability insurance
Senate Bill 429
Senate Bill 429
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/13/2019
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.
Comments
Seeking amendment to immunity language
Senate Bill 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: funding the public defender pay progression and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/24/2020
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.
Comments
Against the amendment eliminating the Judicial Council.
Senate Bill 522
Senate Bill 522
Relating to: the use of a wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2019
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 673
Senate Bill 673
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/27/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Insurance: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Judicial Council
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Judicial Council

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Justice, Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice, Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Labor and Industry Review Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Labor and Industry Review Commission

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Procedural rules for hearings in worker's compensation cases and similar cases
Agency Name
Department of Administration-Divison of Hearings and Appeals (HA)

Subject
Procedural rules for hearings in worker's compensation cases and similar cases

SS 052_18
None
Notification Date
2/18/2019
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

Changes to Wisconsin's Collateral Source Rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to Wisconsin's Collateral Source Rule

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Autonomous Vehicles
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Autonomous Vehicles

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Distracted Driving
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Distracted Driving

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Appointments to LIRC
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to LIRC

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Insurance Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Insurance Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Immunity Legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Immunity Legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Court Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Court Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Health Care Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Care Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Judicial Council
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Judicial Council

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Workers' Compensation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers' Compensation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Civil Justice Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Civil Justice Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$76,116.42
2019
July - December
$79,065.72
2020
January - June
$76,201.40
2020
July - December
$74,761.00
Total $306,144.54
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
86.00
2019
July - December
57.00
2020
January - June
100.50
2020
July - December
51.50
Total 295.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
388.50
2019
July - December
466.50
2020
January - June
515.00
2020
July - December
659.50
Total 2029.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the operation of electric scooters on highways, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
4 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the operation of electric scooters on highways, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
21 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the use of a wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
11 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
34 %
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
18 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
8 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
46 %
2020
July - December
60 %
Total 32 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
6 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
7 %
2019
July - December
24 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
6 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
12 %
2020
July - December
9 %
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
23 %
2019
July - December
38 %
2020
January - June
8 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 23 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures