Roberta A. Heckes, Attorney at Law

Serving Local And Out-Of-State Drivers
And Wisconsin Farm Owners

Roberta Ann Heckes

Location:

Thorp, WI

Phone:

Fax: 

920-994-2885

Email:

Educational Background

Roberta attended Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, including study abroad at the University of Queensland, T.C. Berne School of Law, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Wisconsin-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin majoring in Dairy Science.

Bar admissions include the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin.

During law school, Roberta participated in pro bono legal service projects, including working on State Public Defender Appellate work, volunteer income tax assistance program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, and assisting with Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin cases. Upon graduation, she was one of ten graduates to receive an award from the Woolsack Society for academic achievement and volunteer service.

Memberships include: American Bar Association, The State Bar of Wisconsin (http://www.icivics.org/), and Sheboygan County Bar Association.

Professional Background

In 1998-2000, Roberta served as a vice-chair of the American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee. Since 2002, she has chaired the State High School Mock Trial competition for Region 8 Sheboygan. She attended the American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Transportation Mega conference IV (1998) and V (2000) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Roberta also has experience as appellate counsel, and is able to represent you in appeals as well.

Personal

Prior to becoming an attorney, Roberta worked as an over-the-road truck driver, traveling in 48-states and portions of Canada during her driving career. She also worked as a trucking company dispatcher for 10 years. Previously, she developed her own herd of dairy cattle and registered Angus cattle, which she started as a 4-H member during high school. Her volunteer work includes Prison Fellowship and various church activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture
  • Traffic Violations
  • Criminal Law (Wisconsin & U.S. Federal courts)
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 05/1999
    • Honors: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, 1998
    • Honors: Wisconsin State Bar Student Member
    • Honors: Woolsack Society Award, 1999
    • Honors: Pro Bono Society Recognition
    • Honors: Dean's List: Spring 1998
    • Honors: Marquette University Law School Program, Summer 1998
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 05/1982
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Cumulative GPA: 3.462/4.0
    • Honors: Dean's List: Spring 1981, Fall 1981
    • Honors: Agricultural Honors Program
    • Honors: Nominee for Outstanding Returning Adult Student Award
    • Honors: Campus Tour Volunteer
    • Honors: Little International Livestock Show-Reserve Champion Dairy Showman
    • Major: Agriculture
  • University of Wisconsin Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    • A.S. - 05/1980
    • Honors: Honors
    • Honors: Cumulative GPA: 3.91/4.0
    • Honors: Dean's List: Fall 1978, Spring 1979, Fall 1979, Spring 1980
    • Honors: Student Tutor
    • Honors: Aids, Awards and Appeals Committee Chair, 1979-1980
    • Honors: Commencement Program Chair, 1980
    • Honors: Newspaper Editor, 1979-1980

Honors And Awards

  • Received the Woolsack Society Award for Academic Achievement and Volunteer Services - 1999
  • Recipient of 2011 John Lederer Service Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Appellate Practice Board, 2009 to 2011
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bench & Bar Committee, 2009 to 2013
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation-Dist 4 Committee, Member, 2006 to 2014
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association, Former President, Vice-President & Secretary
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Appellate Practice Section, 1999
  • Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Section, General Practice Section Board, 2013
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, 2011 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Dean Howard Eisenberg, Marquette University Law School, Graduate Assistant
  • Professor Jay Grenig - Marquette University Law School, Graduate Assistant
  • Professor Kathleen McManus - Marquette University Law School, Graduate Assistant
  • Adams Transit, Inc., Friesland, Wisconsin

Pro Bono Activities

  • Food For America Volunteer, Neillsville, WI, 2015 to Present
  • Neillsville FFA Alumni Member
  • State Mock Trial Board, 2004 to 2006
  • State High School Mock Trial Coordinator (Region 8), 2002 to 2005
  • Sheboygan County Law Day Volunteer, 2003 to 2003

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