Eric J. Larson

Location:  Waukesha, WI
Phone:  (262) 548-1340
Fax:  (262) 548-9211
Email:  elarson@ammr.net

Eric is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Earlham College, All College Honors. He started his career in government as a judicial clerk and as an Assistant County Attorney, and began private practice of municipal law in 1994. He is a shareholder and Vice President of Municipal Law & Litigation Group, S.C.  Eric is a regular speaker on a wide range of municipal topics for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin State Bar, State and local Municipal Clerks Associations,  and national webinar broadcasts. Eric’s recognitions for his work include the “Leader in the Law” award from the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2015.  Eric is the named municipal Attorney for the Village of Fox Point, Village of Slinger, Village of Dousman, Village of Reeseville, Village of Rochester, Village of Wind Point, Town of Delafield, Town of Troy, Town of Lowell and counsel to the Dane County Towns Association, and works with all the firm’s municipal clients in complex zoning, municipal contracting, regulation, appellate practice, and “hot topic” municipal law issues.

 

Areas of Practice:

 

Municipal Law

 

Bar Admissions:

 

Minnesota State Bar, 1990

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1992

Wisconsin State Bar, 1994

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995

 

Education:

 

Earlham College (B.A., All College Honors, 1987)

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 1990).

 

Professional Associations Memberships:

 

Waukesha County Bar Association:  Municipal Law Section.

State Bar of Wisconsin:  Administrative and Local Government Law Section.

American Bar Association:  Section of State and Local Government Law.

 

Classes/Seminars.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Public – Private Partnerships.” 2006 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2006.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Trees, Weeds and Stormwater Regulation.” 2008 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2008.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Conditional Uses.” Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2008.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Sharing Services – Municipal Responses to a Shrinking Economy.” 2009 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2009.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Municipal Divorce: Disbanding Shared Services and Municipal Departments.” 2010 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2010.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Solutions to Stalled Development.” 2011 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2011.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Stalled Development Solutions.” 2011 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2011.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Top Ten Open Meetings Law Issues … and Their Solutions.” 2012 Wisconsin Towns Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2012.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Ethics Rules and Responsibilities of Wisconsin Municipalities.” Wisconsin City/County Manager Association, Regions 7 and 9. October 2012.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “What Happens When the Ship Runs Aground? Solutions to Distressed Subdivision Development.” Wisconsin Public Finance Seminar. February 2013.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Top 25 Best Practices in Municipal Government.” 2013 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2013.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “What is Single Family Residential Rezoning?” 2013 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2013.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Dwindling, But Still Existing, Local Control of Telecommunication Towers and Facilities.” 2014 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2014.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Urban Agriculture and Urban Animal Keeping.” 2014 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2014.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Liquor Licensing.” 2014 Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute. July 2014.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Local Control of Telecommunications Towers.” UW Extension Wisline Teleconference. October 2014.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Cell Phone Antennas and Transmission Towers.” State Bar of Wisconsin Zoning and Land Use Seminar. April 2015.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Bankruptcy 101: Basics for Municipal Treasurers.” Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin. April 2015.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Bankruptcy 101; the Town’s Role as a Creditor.” 2015 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2015.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Show Me the Money: Financial Guarantees in Municipal Contracting.” 2015 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2015.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Regulation of Signs Following Reed v. Town of Gilbert.” 2016 Wisconsin Town Lawyers Conference. Wisconsin Towns Association, UW Law School, UW Extension. April 2016.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Panelist. “Role of Municipal Attorney and How to Effectively Use Attorney.” Annual Convention. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. October 2016.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Hot Topics in Wisconsin Sunshine Laws (Open Meetings and Public Records).” Wisconsin Clerk’s Association. March 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Sign Regulations and Ordinances: Responding to New Challenges.” National Business Institute. March 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Contracting Terms/Procurement. Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement and Value in Local Government.” March 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Municipal Regulation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way.” Nationally broadcast Strafford Webinar. May 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Alcohol and General Licensing from a Clerk’s Perspective.” Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association – Northern Wisconsin Clerk Training. May 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Board of Review: The Before and After.” Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association – Northern Wisconsin Clerk Training. May 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Indemnification/Risk Management in Contracting.” 2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Anatomy of a Permit; Hearings.” Annual Convention. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. October 2017.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Municipal Regulation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities in the Public Right of Way.” Nationally broadcast Strafford Webinar. April 2018.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Conditional Uses as Permitted Uses.” 2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute. League of Wisconsin Municipalities. June 2018.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Law Enforcement Mutual Aid and Assistance.” Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company Municipal Employee Education and Training. August 2018.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Evaluating Insurance Requirements in Contracts.” Wisconsin Association of Corporation Counsels. November 2018.

Eric J. Larson, Invited Speaker. “Municipal Law from Start to Finish.” National Business Institute (NBI) video webcast. March 2019 (forthcoming).

Pro Bono Activities

Hope Center, Waukesha, Wi. 2005-1017. Roles include Board member, Executive Committee, Treasurer, and Fundraising Chair.

Church, Hartland, WI. 2002-2017. Roles include Board member, President, and Stewardship Chair.

Waukesha County Bar Association, Municipal Section. 2007 – 2018. Section Chair.

Waukesha Civic Theater, Waukesha, WI. 2018 –  . Board member.