Vanessa K. Eisenmann

Vanessa K. Eisenmann

Bar Admissions
Illinois, Wisconsin

Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Northern District of Illinois

B.S., University of Wisconsin
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Vanessa is a partner at Biskupic & Jacobs. Her primary focuses are federal criminal appeals and criminal defense. Before joining the firm, Vanessa was a federal law clerk for five years. She also practiced in the commercial litigation group of a large law firm in Chicago. Vanessa enjoys running, listening to audiobooks, traveling, and following Wisconsin sports teams.

Professional Experience

  • Argued 17 appeals before the Seventh Circuit, including an oral argument
    before the court en banc, representing more than 50 clients since 2014.
  • Won numerous appeals in the Seventh Circuit, including an acquittal immediately following oral argument and a writ of habeas corpus.
  • Briefed multiple successful state appeals, including obtaining reversal of summary judgment for large construction company litigating project-fund dispute.
  • Secured favorable settlements at mediation for pro-bono clients alleging Title VII employment-discrimination and sec. 1983 deliberate-indifference claims in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  • Served as law clerk to the late Hon. Terence T. Evans (7th Cir.),
    Hon. Diane S. Sykes (7th Cir.), Hon. Robert M. Dow, Jr. (N.D. Ill.), and
    Hon. William E. Callahan, Jr. (E.D. Wis.).

Honors & Publications

  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Judge Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Award (2022).
  • Panelist, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, “Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Criminal Roundup” (2019, 2020, 2023, 2024).
  • Order of the Coif (2007).
  • “A Proposed Bar to Transferring Juveniles with Mental Disorders to Criminal Court: Let the Punishment Fit the Culpability,” 14 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 418 (2007).
  • “A Cloudy Crystal Ball: Concerns Regarding the Use of Juvenile Psychopathy Scores in Judicial Waiver Hearings,” 26 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2007).

Other Activities

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association and Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.
  • Project Leader and Member of Sunbeam Kids, Inc.

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