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John W. Halpin


555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Phone: (414) 978-5511

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John Halpin is an attorney in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. where he is a member of the Business & Commercial Litigation, Toxic Tort Litigation & Consultation and Product Liability Litigation & Risk Avoidance teams. Before joining WHD, he worked as an attorney at one of the largest insurance defense firms in the State of Wisconsin, where he was recognized as a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Milwaukee Magazine. Mr. Halpin won his first jury trial when he was just two years out of law school. He is a veteran in state and federal courtrooms throughout Wisconsin and Illinois and has significant experience in all phases of the litigation process. During law school, Mr. Halpin clerked for the Honorable Lynn Adelman in the Eastern District of Wisconsin and interned with both the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Outside of the office, Mr. Halpin is a member of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and volunteers regularly with the Special Olympics.


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2007
  • University of San Francisco, Institute for International Law, 2005
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2001


  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Awards & Distinctions

  • Named a "Rising Star" on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list (2011-2015)
  • Inducted into the Pro Bono Society at Marquette University Law School (2007)
  • Thomas More Scholar, Marquette University Law School (2004-2007)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association

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