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Bakke Norman Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine

July 29, 2022

Bakke Norman attorneys Timothy O’Brien, William Wallo and Deanne Koll have all been recognized in the latest edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorneys O’Brien, Wallo and Koll were each named a Super Lawyer, which recognizes professional achievements, high ethical standards and peer reviews. No more than 5% of Wisconsin attorneys are named to the Super Lawyers list.

Tim O’Brien is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in representing persons injured in accidents, assisting businesses involved in legal disputes, and defending felony criminal matters. Tim is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. This is the fourteenth time Attorney O’Brien has been recognized as one of Wisconsin’s premier attorneys by Super Lawyers.

Bill Wallo is one of Wisconsin’s most highly regarded bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Bill handles complex transactions, commercial litigation and insolvency matters for individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. He is a past chair of the State Bar’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditor Rights Section. He also serves as a Small Business Bankruptcy Trustee for the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Bankruptcy Courts. Bill is rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in America’s Best Lawyers, which also named him the Eau Claire area’s 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for business bankruptcy and insolvency matters. This is the seventh consecutive year Attorney Wallo has been recognized as one of Wisconsin’s premier attorneys by Super Lawyers.

Deanne Koll’s practice focuses on assisting local lenders and businesses in a variety of collection, foreclosure, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Deanne has authored numerous works in both state and national legal publications, and regularly lectures on collection and bankruptcy topics in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Deanne is a past-chair of the State Bar Board of Governors and has been appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Committee on Administrative Oversight. She remains actively engaged as a board member in numerous local and state-wide non-profits. This is the first year Attorney Koll is eligible for inclusion in Super Lawyers. She had previously been recognized 12 consecutive years as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, which honors Wisconsin’s best attorneys under age 40.