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Lawyer Referral and Information Service for Businesses

State Bar of Wisconsin Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Providing essential lawyer referrals and legal resources for Wisconsin’s business community for over 40 years.

Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service can assist you and your business with almost any legal aspect of your business. It’s easy, fast, and effective!

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring added challenges to Wisconsin businesses. As a business owner, you may be facing a myriad of potential legal issues such as:

  • labor and employment law
  • enhanced unemployment benefits
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan
  • Employee Retention Credit
  • delay of payment of employer payroll taxes
  • contract enforcement/force majeure
  • lease negotiation
  • other financial and legal considerations

Let us help you find a lawyer or resource for your legal need. By agreement between the lawyer and LRIS, the first consultation fee (up to half an hour) will be waived.

Confused about where to start?

Many times, when business owners are faced with what they believe may be a legal problem, they are unsure how to proceed. We’re here to help you figure out if you need a lawyer, and point you in the right direction if you do. We’ll help you with questions such as:

  • Is it really a legal problem?
  • Should I call a lawyer?
  • How do I find a lawyer who can help me with my type of problem?
  • How much will it cost?

To get started, just click here.

View business brochure.

About our lawyers

Only State Bar members in good standing are eligible to register for the Lawyer Referral panel. Panel members must be engaged in the active private practice of law as their primary occupation. In addition, our panel members only accept referrals in a field of law in which the member considers himself or herself competent, consistent with our Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules.

Areas of law that our lawyers can help you:

General Business and Corporations

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Securities
  • Franchise/dealership
  • International Business
  • Limited Liability Corporations
  • Non-Profit Corporations
  • Sports & Entertainment


  • Banking/S&L/Credit Union
  • Construction Contracts
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Policy Disputes


  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Independent Contractor
  • Non-Compete Clauses
  • OSHA
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Discrimination

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Patent
  • Software


  • Property/Business Tax
  • Individual Tax
  • Accountant Malpractice

And more!

More Resources:

Hiring and Working with a Lawyer: Answering Your Legal Questions
Client's Bill of Rights

Please contact Katie Wilcox, Consumer Outreach & Customer Services Manager at (800) 728-7788, ext. 6191 for more information.