Jay E. Heit

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Collisions
  • Slip and Fall
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dog Bites
  • Farm Accidents
  • Election Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 1996
  • Wisconsin, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1995, J.D.
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 1992, B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Speaking Engagements:

  • Plaintiff's Guide to Dog Bite Litigation, October 3, 2013
  • Medical Records Law in Wisconsin, October 10, 2014
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, December 18, 2014
  • Representing Victims of Drunk Drivers: The Other Process, July 11, 2015
  • Overcoming Defenses in Personal Injury Litigation, March 31, 2016
  • The Judges Speak - Moderator, December 13, 2019
  • Dog Bite Injuries & The Attorney’s Guide, September 27, 2021
  • Dog Law 101, October 21, 2022

Representative Cases:

  • In re the Commitment of Giles Smith, 229 Wis. 2d 720, 600 N.W. 2d 258 (Wis. Ct. App 1999)

Personal Profile:

After law school, I served as a federal clerk in the District of South Dakota for one year.  Before joining the law firm of Herrick & Hart, S.C., I practiced for six years in Durand, Wisconsin. Since beginning my legal practice, I have focused on helping injured people obtain just compensation for injuries caused by others not being careful and assisting people accused of a crime through the criminal justice process. In the course of my practice, I have tried over 75 cases to verdict.

I enjoy providing seminars and teaching other lawyers. Some of the seminars I provided have been broadcast Nationally.

I am a past President of the Eau Claire Bar Association.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Eau Claire Bar Association, 2008 - 2009, President
  • Wisconsin Association of Justice
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Wisconsin
    (Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers 2013 - Present)
Jay Heit

Contact me: jay@eauclairelaw.com

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