Jeffrey A. Conen

Milwaukee, 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


  • Special Commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


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.