Why Work With Us


Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir, S.C. and its predecessor law firms have been in existence for over 130 years. The firm has a rich tradition of providing quality representation in defense of worker’s compensation litigation, medical malpractice litigation, products liability litigation, automobile liability litigation, and general liability litigation.

The firm has been recognized as one of the premier worker's compensation defense firms in the State of Wisconsin since the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act was enacted in 1911.  Attorney Dan Zitzer is a shareholder of the firm and devotes his practice exclusively to the defense of Wisconsin employers and insurance carriers in worker's compensation matters throughout the state.

Attorneys Todd Weir and Lori Gendelman are consistently recognized as “Super Lawyers” by Milwaukee Magazine and are recognized as two of the preeminent attorneys defending medical malpractice actions in the state of Wisconsin.  Michael Johnson has repeatedly been recognized as a "Rising Star" in the field of medical malpractice defense, and he is the only attorney to have been so recognized in each of the last three years.

The firm has a statewide practice and has earned a reputation of high integrity. All attorneys and paralegals in the firm pride themselves on delivering high-quality legal defense work at a reasonable cost.