Thomas W. Bertz, In Memoriam

Thomas Bertz

Thomas W. Bertz

Prior to his retirement in 2018, Mr. Bertz was an attorney at Anderson O’Brien, LLP for 39 years and tried over 100 civil trials. Tom is a 1959 honors graduate of St. Thomas and went on to receive his law degree from Marquette University (J.D. 1962). While at Marquette, he served as the Assistant Editor of the Marquette Law Review. He gained legal experience as the Law Clerk to Chief Justice Timothy Brown, Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Prior to retirement, Tom’s professional activities included Litigation Section, State Bar of Wisconsin; Wisconsin Supreme Court, Preliminary Review Committee (Office of Lawyer Regulation); Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Past President (Federal Bar Association); American Bar Association; Portage County Bar Association, Past President; Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin – Liaison to Professional Ethics Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, President 2006; and State Bar of Wisconsin – Board of Governors 2004-2006. Tom was elected to the Wisconsin Judicial Council in 2009 and re-elected 3 times. He served as the chair of the council from 2010-2018. Tom’s activities also included the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Backcourt Club, President, Coach’s Committee, and the Stevens Point Rotary Club – Paul Harris Fellow.

Currently Tom is a Waunakee Rotary Member.

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States of America


Named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009 and 2010