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:
Andrew Hebl
Lobbyist/Legislative Advisor

Contact
RH
Rebecca Hogan
10 E Doty St, Ste 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
hogan@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.wdc-online.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: transactions with the Department of Workforce Development under the unemployment insurance law, funding for unemployment insurance modernization efforts, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 4

For
Notification Date
2/18/2021
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 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2021
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 Wisconsin Defense Counsel supports the business liability provisions in AB 1.
Assembly Bill 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2022
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 842
Senate Bill 842
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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

Proposals relating to Labor and Industry Review Commission, and other matters relating to Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals relating to Labor and Industry Review Commission, and other matters relating to Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

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
12/30/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$12,505.19
2021
July - December
$12,086.92
2022
January - June
$12,105.07
Total $36,697.18
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
4.50
2021
July - December
0.00
2022
January - June
0.25
Total 4.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
36.25
2021
July - December
39.00
2022
January - June
39.50
Total 114.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
80 %
2021
July - December
100 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 77 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures