Jeffrey A. Conen


, Partner


Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1985)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S. International Relations and Political Science (1982)

Certificate in Mediation, Northwestern University (2020)

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin

State of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar


Jeff Conen joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2020 after a 23-year career as a Milwaukee County Circuit Judge, in which he presided over 400 jury trials in both civil and criminal cases. Prior to serving as a Circuit Judge, Jeff was elected Municipal Judge in the City of Glendale and was in private practice, handling a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. His extensive background as a judge and experience in private practice gives Jeff the unique ability to see the parties’ needs and interests from a neutral position in a wide variety of legal areas.

Jeff has served on the faculty for the Office of Judicial Education for over 25 years and has taught judges in the areas of evidence, alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence and a variety of civil litigation matters. This, combined with his years on the bench, has given him the foundation needed to consult on effective trial presentation, evidentiary analysis, and jury selection.

Jeff’s practice concentrates on mediations, arbitration, trial and jury consulting, and general civil litigation. He has a passion for finding alternative ways to resolve disputes in a quick and cost effective manner.


Presided over 400 jury trials in civil, misdemeanor, domestic violence, homicide, sexual assault and other felony matters.

12 years in private practice.

Appointed to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s Judicial Education Committee and the Policy Planning and Advisory Committee, served as chairperson for Milwaukee County’s Jury Committee and its Video Conference Committee, and was a commissioner on Milwaukee’s Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Interned for Judge John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


  • “Judge Conen works tirelessly to resolve cases at mediation. He is well prepared and understands the central issues in question. Unlike many mediators, Judge Conen will continue to work with the parties even if mediation failed to see if a resolution can be reached prior to trial.”

  • “My firm and opposing counsel engaged Jeffrey Conen/Hansen Reynolds to facilitate and conduct a binding mediation through the Chicago Bar Association mediation service in an exceptionally difficult and emotionally charged matter. Mr. Conen was excellent in his handling of the file from intake through conduct of the mediation and we ended up resolving the matter through his efforts in far shorter than was ever expected. I highly recommend Mr. Conen and look forward to using his services again should the need ever arises in the future.”

  • “Tim Hansen is incredibly effective in a courtroom. Maintaining a low key good humored demeanor he suddenly thrusts to the heart of an issue in a way that sticks in the mind. It was a pleasure to watch him take a case with many difficulties and resolve it favorably for his client while leaving everyone in the case his friend.”

    Gary M. Elden
    Partner / Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • “I have been doing business with a myriad of Law Firms over the last 40 years, and Hansen Reynolds is by far the best I have ever been associated with. Hansen Reynolds proves that a law firm can WIN and represent the client with the utmost integrity. Let’s face it, litigation can be extremely expensive, and it is refreshing to know Hansen Reynolds treats the clients’ money like their own. Winning and Integrity are synonymous with Hansen Reynolds.”

    Gary R. Kane
    President & CEO / Richardson Industries
  • “We collaborate with Hansen Reynolds when our clients require litigation expertise. The combination of my firm’s substantive IP experience with Hansen Reynolds’ litigation experience is a win-win for our clients.”

    Tim Klintworth
    Partner / Klintworth & Rozenblat