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Heath Straka

Axley Attorneys
  • Personal Injury, Construction Law, Products Liability ...
  • Wisconsin
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Heath Straka is a partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP and is the Immediate Past President of the Wisconsin Association of Justice (WAJ). WAJ is the state-wide association for trial attorneys and has over 800 professional members. His practice focuses on personal injury actions, general litigation involving employment and construction disputes and also complex litigation and class actions involving product liability claims and wage and hour violations. Heath received his law degree from the UW Law School in 2000. He has extensive litigation experience in the State and Federal Courts of Wisconsin and has practiced in the successful resolution of numerous Civil Rights and Personal Injury cases. He was recently appointed to be the Chair of the Dane County Civil Service Commission. In that role, Heath serves as the presiding attorney regarding employment disputes with Dane County Civil servants.

Heath has successfully argued two cases in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is also active in the legal community, serving in all officer roles with WAJ.

Heath has been consistently voted by his peers to be both a Super Lawyer and among the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Award by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012.

Heath is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered with the Dane County bar for non-English speaking legal services. He also volunteers in the community. He is the Past-President of the Patriots Youth Hockey Association; is a past Board Member with Madison Festivals, Inc. (which runs Taste of Madison, The Madison Marathon, and Rhythm & Booms); and coaches both youth hockey and soccer. Heath is married with three children.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Animal & Dog Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
U of Wisconsin
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers
Personal Injury Top 100
America's Top 100
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1031351
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Wisconsin Association for Justice
Past President
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Dane County Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
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Speaking Engagements
Construction Business Group, Spring Conference
Wisconsin State Bar, Spring Conference
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
8150 Excelsior Dr
Madison, WI 53717
Telephone: (608) 833-2632
Fax: (608) 833-2874
Axley Brynelson LLP
PO Box 1767
PO Box 1767
2 E Mifflin St #200
PO Box 1767
Madison 53701
Toll-Free: (608) 283-6755
Telephone: (608) 283-6755
Fax: (608) 257-5444
Monday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed