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Our attorneys are experienced lawyers representing individuals and companies throughout Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota

When you are faced with challenging legal circumstances, it is important to have an attorney who understands the law and the court system. At Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C. our attorneys live in Douglas County and represent clients in a variety of legal matters including jury trials as well as the many areas for you to explore listed on this page.

Other areas of specific expertise include; Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI), Drug Charges, Traffic Violations, Property Damage, Guardianships, Juvenile Law, Contract Disputes & Trusts.

No one ever expects to face such serious financial problems that they cannot get out from beneath their debts. When financial problems get out of hand, clients can trust in the vast knowledge and experience of our lawyers at Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C. We guide clients through Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.

In times of financial hardship, many people question how things got so out of hand. However, a single event, such as a serious illness that keeps you away from work, a divorce, a pay cut or job loss can quickly derail your finances. One bill goes late, then two. Before long, your bills and debts are suffocating your family. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can explain your options and help you determine appropriate action. If you hire our firm for your bankruptcy, you will receive prompt, personal service from an attorney. From day one an attorney will handle your case, not a paralegal.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy laws have changed to limit eligibility to file for complete debt relief to people who are below a certain income standard for their region. However, many people are still eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Those who are not eligible may still be eligible for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you assess your situation and determine which option is most beneficial.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy stops wage garnishments and harassing bill collectors. Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges all eligible debt (such as credit card bills, medical bills and other liabilities). Certain debts, such as school loans, child support arrearages or delinquent taxes cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides debt relief that allows debtors to get a fresh start financially and to protect a certain amount of assets.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Debt restructuring can enable individuals to focus their attention on eliminating debt without the burden of deciding which bills to pay first or which debts will acquire significant default interest fees. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows debtors to consolidate and reorganize their debts into a manageable repayment plan. One monthly payment is made to a bankruptcy trustee who will disburse payment to a schedule of creditors. At the end of the repayment period (usually three or five years), debtors can emerge with renewed financial control. Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtors are capable of keeping their home, getting caught up on mortgage payments and regaining control over their finances.

Answer your legal questions about bankruptcy (PDF)»

Stop foreclosure and put an end to harassing creditors. Contact us or call 715-394-4471 to schedule an appointment with a skilled bankruptcy law attorney.

If you have financial concerns and are considering filing for bankruptcy, discuss your situation with an experienced bankruptcy law attorney. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

If you are thinking of starting a business, it is critical that you consult an expert regarding the organization of your new business entity. There are liability concerns, as well as tax and income implications that should influence your decision.

Perhaps you are considering selling your business, or buying into a new business. Transactional law is a specialty field that requires a thorough knowledge of business law, as well as years of experience applying those laws to your specific situation. Our attorneys have a deep fundamental understanding of the inner workings of a small business. Additionaly, we have the experience to guide you, no matter what your particular siutation may be. Contact one of our experts today for all of your business and transactional needs.

We have the litigation experience you need if you have been charged with a crime or need representation in a civil trial. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in all civil matters from complex business contract disputes to emotionally-charged family law conflicts. Our criminal trial practice includes felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile charges. We know the law and courts well.

Make Our Criminal Defense Experience Work for You

Our experienced attorneys defend adults and juveniles whom they have charged with felonies and/or misdemeanors in northern Wisconsin. We handle a variety of criminal defense matters in court including:

  • Traffic Violations
  • Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors

We will resolve your case in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. If your rights are under attack, you need an experienced attorney to protect your freedoms and reputation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled attorneys.

Protecting the assets you have worked hard to accumulate for your family is one of the most important things you can do. We offer comprehensive estate planning and can help simplify the process for your estate. We handle all legal matters related to estates including wills, trusts, power of attorneys, guardianships and medical directives.

Almost everyone can benefit from estate planning regardless of age or situation. You do not have to be near retirement age or have a large amount of assets to be a candidate for estate planning. Everyone needs estate planning, and everyone’s needs are unique. People with minor children or stepchildren have different needs than the elderly. Medical assistance (Medicaid) eligibility is a concern for all families. Eligibility rules change constantly. We have personal experience from meeting with families, applying for medical assistance with the local agencies and appealing incorrect decisions if necessary.

Why Estate Planning Is Important

Estate planning serves many important purposes for individuals and families. Whether someone is trying to avoid probate, estate taxes, gift taxes or excessive medical bills, estate planning can help them save time and money. We accomplish our estate planning goals through the use of:

Elder Law

In dealing with elder law, estate planning is an extremely valuable process. For many elderly individuals, legal guardianships may be unnecessary if you have planned in advance. You can avoid probate expenses by properly using powers of attorney, trusts and other estate planning tools.

For additional information on probate in the state of Wisconisn (PDF)»

Take Advantage of Our Estate Planning Experience

Estate planning can be complicated and overwhelming, making it of the utmost importance to have an experienced estate planning attorney you can trust.

At the Superior, Wisconsin law firm of Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., we provide comprehensive estate planning services to our clients, always keeping their best interests in mind.

For more information on estate planning, probate and elder law, call us at 715-394-4471 today to schedule an appointment with an experienced estate planning attorney.

At the Superior, Wisconsin law firm of Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., we provide comprehensive estate planning services to our clients, always keeping their best interests in mind. Contact our office today at 715-394-4471 to schedule an appointment

Issues concerning family law are often deeply personal and sensitive matters. Whether the legal custody and physical placement of a child is at stake, or whether you are faced with issues of maintenance (alimony), and dividing property from your marriage, our experts can assist you.

Often it is appropriate for a pre-marital agreement or marital property agreement to be executed by individuals before their marriage, or even during the marriage. Our attorneys have experience in all matters of family law, including the more common areas of placement, custody, divorce, maintenance (alimony), child support, property division, and debt assignment.

Moreover, we have experience litigating issues involving children in need of protective services, guardianship, termination of parental rights, and adoption. We also assist grandparents and other specially characterized individuals in seeking placement for children. If you have any questions regarding your situation, contact one of our experts today.

Answering your legal questions about divorce (PDF)»

While many attorneys consider themselves to be personal injury attorneys, we have the actual experience and trial track record to back it up. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, such as car or truck accidents, or other serious accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the fault of someone else, you need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side.

We are your experienced car accident attorneys in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, you need an attorney who will stand up for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. At Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., in Superior, Wisconsin, we provide experienced legal counsel to clients who have been injured or lost a loved one due to the fault of someone else.

Many law firms refer to themselves as personal injury lawyers regardless of their experience level. Our attorneys have the actual experience and track record to back up that claim. We have extensive experience in personal injury litigation and substantial jury trial experience. As an “AV” rated firm, we are confident in our abilities and will not collect a fee unless you receive compensation.

We provide quality legal representation to Wisconsin and Minnesota clients in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from the following:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our personal injury attorneys handle all aspects of car accident cases, including whether or not underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage is available. We excel in cases involving car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents.

When you or a family member is involved in a car crash, medical bills, lost wages and property damage can immediately become a problem for your family. Your injuries demand proper medical attention and your focus should be on obtaining the treatment you need. Our personal injury attorneys can handle the legal aspects of your accident and personal injury case.

A motor vehicle accident can lead to debilitating injuries, such as a spinal injury or a traumatic brain injury. These injuries will require months, or even years, of extensive medical treatment. Long-term rehabilitation and other medical treatment may be necessary. As experienced trial attorneys, we recognize the future challenges clients face after a car crash or other accident. We provide the effective representation necessary to help clients overcome the financial impact of these challenges by recovering full compensation on their behalf.

Our AV rated law firm represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Fatal car crashes
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Other motor vehicle accidents

Our proven jury trial experience combined with our comprehension of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and product liability laws enables our lawyers to maximize the compensation our clients recover after a car crash.

Recreational and Agricultural Accidents

We represent clients who have suffered serious injuries, such as a brain or spinal cord injury, as a result of a farm accident, an ATV accident or four-wheeler accident, a boat accident, a snowmobile accident or other serious accident.

Other Personal Injury or Wrongful Death

We have the proven ability to handle personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from virtually any type of accident, from work accidents involving defective machinery or defective products to dog bites that cause serious injuries to children. We also handle fire claims involving burn injury, property damage and wrongful death.

Don’t Let Time Extinguish Your Claims

In cases of personal injury, filing claims timely to preserve your claim and evidence is important. Failing to act may result in losing the opportunity to pursue your claim — and the compensation that you need. To receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries you need to make sure your claim is preserved.

When you work with Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., you can expect experienced, quality representation as we seek to successfully resolve your case in a timely manner.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation Call 715-394-4471 to discuss your situation with an attorney. No fees without recovery.

Buying and selling real estate is often one of the most exciting times for people. Whether you are buying your first house, buying the house of your dreams, or selling your house for whatever reason, it is important that you understand all of the aspects at play for that conveyance.

Perhaps you are having an issue with an easement, boundary dispute, land use dispute, or an issue with a neighbor. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting in these matters.

Additionally, you may have questions or concerns regarding the posterity of title to your family cabin. There are a number of things for you to consider when planning for the future or making your first purchase. We would be happy to talk with you and assist you through any of these situations. Our attorneys have been practicing real estate law, and the issues that typically attend real estate in Northwest Wisconsin for decades. We have all of the skills and experience necessary to ensure that all of your interests on protected. Contact one of our experts today.


Your Local Litigation Attorneys

If your legal matter requires a trial for resolution, you don’t need an attorney whose biggest skill is advertising; you need an attorney with actual experience in a courtroom. At the Superior, Wisconsin law firm of Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., we have extensive courtroom experience. We know the courts well and how they operate. We provide our clients with exceptional representation in both civil and criminal trial work.

Experienced Representation in Civil Cases

At Ledin, Olson & Cockerham, S.C., we represent clients in a broad range of civil cases including but not limited to the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Collections
  • Property Damage
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contested Divorces (PDF)»
  • Custody Disputes
  • Property Division
  • Condemnation

Real estate litigation and civil legal matters can become complicated, making it extremely important to work with an experienced lawyer. We keep our clients informed of their status and help them make informed decisions about their cases. For our attorneys, the best interest of our clients always comes first.