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Attorney James R. Danaher

Waukesha Attorney James R. Danaher

Attorney James R. Danaher practices both transactional law and litigation.  Atty. Danaher’s transactional practice is primarily in the area of business, real estate, financial, estate planning, and contract law including business formation, succession, acquisition, sales, and compliance; real estate transfers, sales, and purchases; contract formation, evaluation, and drafting; and serving as outside “general counsel” for numerous businesses.  Atty. Danaher’s litigation practice is primarily in the area of civil litigation, including representing businesses and individuals in contract and collection disputes, non-compete disputes, real estate disputes, and general civil disputes. Atty. Danaher also handles creditor’s rights matters representing secured creditors in commercial litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, state court receivership, and insolvency matters. In addition, he represents parties in probate and trust disputes, real estate matters, commercial and residential evictions, partnership issues, and general civil litigation. Atty. Danaher is the outside general counsel for Delta Defense, LLC, USCCA, Inc., USCCA Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., and the USCCA Legal Advisory Board.  Atty. Danaher also serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the Village of Slinger and the Village of Jackson, and Town Attorney for the Town of Kewaskum and Town of Jackson. Attorney Danaher has participated in numerous jury trials, court trials, arbitrations, and mediations. 

Attorney Danaher has been in the private practice of law since 1999, and joined the Schloemer Law Firm, S.C. in 2002. Attorney Danaher is a partner in the Schloemer Law Firm, S.C., serves on the Board of Directors for the Kettle Moraine YMCA, the West Bend Community Foundation, the USCCA Legal Advisory Board, and is past president of the West Bend Noon Kiwanis. Attorney Danaher is a member of the Washington County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and American Bar Association.

Attorney Danaher graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1994 with a BA in History and English, and graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1999 with a Juris Doctor Degree. Attorney Danaher resides in West Bend with his wife Anne Marie, their four sons and daughter. 

Representative Clients

Delta Defense, LLC
USCCA legal Defense Foundation, Inc.
USCCA Legal Advisory Board
Time Investment Company, Inc.
Royal Franchising, Inc. d/b/a Jani-King
Westbury Bank
Commerce State Bank
First Bank Financial Centre
State Bank of Newburg
National Exchange Bank
Village of Jackson
Village of Slinger
Town of Jackson
Town of Kewaskum

Atty. James R. Danaher
Schloemer Law Firm
143 S. Main Street, 3rd Floor
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: (262) 334-3471
Fax: (262) 334-9193

Representative Transactions & Case Studies

West Bend Business Acquisitions
We have assisted many business clients in expanding their product line and market share. This is generally accomplished with an Asset Purchase Agreement as opposed to an Entity Agreement, so as to minimize successor liability. The value that we bring to these transactions is the negotiation of the ... More
West Bend Estate Planning Offers Peace of Mind
We have assisted hundreds of clients over the years in establishing basic estate plans. These estate plans include Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Health Care Powers of Attorney, and where appropriate Living Trusts to avoid probate proceedings. One size does not fit all. Each client... More

Practice Areas

Business Counsel & Solutions

Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Leases, Employment Law, Contracts, Agreements, Tax Planning, Returns and Appeals. learn more

Estate & Succession Planning

Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Succession Planning, Family Farm Planning, Elder Law - Title XIX, Probate and Settlement of Estates and Trusts learn more

Tax Advisors

Corporate Tax Returns and Tax Planning, Personal Tax Returns, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Tax Appeals and Audit Assistance. learn more

Banking & Financial

Foreclosures, Work-Outs, Forbearance Agreements, Securing Collateral, Lender Liability, Creditor's Rights and Creditor Protection in Bankruptcy, REO Properties, Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure, and General Counsel. learn more


Civil Litigation Involving - Contracts, Collections, Construction Disputes, Corporations, Probate and Estates, Real Estate, Banking, Landlord Tenant, Uniform Commercial Code, Liens, and more. learn more

Real Estate

Home Purchases and Sales, Real Estate Development, Zoning and Land Development, Commercial and Residential Leases, Commercial Purchases, Tax Free Exchanges, Title Review, learn more

Family Law

Divorce, Adoptions, Guardianships, Marital Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Temporary Restraining Orders, Legal Separation, Post-Judgment Child Support, Maintenance, and Child Placement. learn more

Other Services

Criminal Law, Municipal Law, Traffic Law, Personal Injury learn more