O'Flaherty, Heim, & Curtis Ltd.

James G. Birnbaum

Professional Associations

  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Organization of Lawyers for Education Associations
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Wisconsin Bar Association
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar
  • Labor Law Section of the State Bar
  • Member of the District Bar Grievance Committee
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement

  • Incorporated, Board of Directors, General Counsel for Coach Don Zierden Youth Foundation, Inc. (2004 – present)
  • St. Francis Foundation, Inc. — Board of Directors (1988 – 1995)
  • ORC, Inc. Board of Directors (Sheltered Workshop for Handicapped) (1988 – 2004)
  • Incorporated:  La Crosse Youth Soccer Association, Inc. and Board Member
  • FSPA Public Relations Committee
  • Incorporated:  W.A.F.E.R. (emergency food distribution for the poor)
  • Cathedral School Board — Eight Years
  • La Crosse Deanery Wide Educational Task Force — three years
  • La Crosse Visiting Nurse Association Board of Directors
  • Cub Master – Pack 8
  • Assistant Scout Master – Troop 11
  • Server, Lector and Eucharistic Minister, Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman
  • Incorporated and founding member of the Neighborhood Preservation Association, Inc.
  • Member of La Crosse Community Attitudes Task Force
  • Founding member of Coalition for Children
  • Chairmen of Cathedral Youth Advisory Council
  • CCD Teacher
  • Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Consulting Attorney:  National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors
  • Cooperating Attorney:  Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union
  • Mock Trial Coach – UW Madison (1997 – 2000)
  • Mock Trial Coach, La Crosse Central High School (1993 – 2003)
  • Legal Counsel – La Crescent Animal Rescue, Inc.
  • Incorporated and founding member of Luxembourg American Descendant’s Society, Inc.
  • Legal Counsel to La Crosse County Historical Society
  • Secretary and Board Member of Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Inc. (Belgium)

Focus of Practice

  • Employment Law

Court/Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Districts of: Western Wisconsin, Eastern Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wyoming, Philadelphia
  • North Carolina Circuit Courts


  • J.D., St, Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 1975
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1970
James G. Birnbaum