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Ted M. Warshafsky, American lawyer.


Warshafsky, Ted M. was born on December 6, 1926 in St. Louis. Son of Israel and Ida (Wacks) Warshafsky.


University of Wisconsin Madison (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, 1952). Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, 1952.


Senior partner Warshafsky Law Firm, Milwaukee, 1952-1972. President Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff, Gesler, Reinhardt & Bloch, South Carolina, since 1972.

Lecturer, Trial Practice Course, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1977. Wisconsin Court Commissioner. Milwaukee County, since 1965.Tort and Educational Chairman, National Association of Claimant’s Counsel, 1964-1965.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1952, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Wisconsin 1952, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974. Diplomate American Board Trial Advocates.

    Listed, "Best Lawyers in America", 1990.


  • Other Work

    • "Collateral Cross-Examination of Medical Witnesses," Am Jur Trials, 1967. "Mental Retardation: An Avoidable Affliction," Trial Magazine, 1974. "Approaches to Hospital Negligence,” Case and Comment, 1974. "Techniques of Cross-Examination," Wisconsin Bar Bulletin, 1978. "Cross-Examination of Technical Experts," Trial Diplomacy Journal, Spring Issue, 1978. Trial Handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers, since 1981. Author: Trial Handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    • Trial handbook for Wisconsin lawyers (Wisconsin practice library)


President Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union, Milwaukee, 1964. Board directors Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Citizens Legal Clinic, 1990-1991, president, since 1981. Fellow International Society of Barristers, International Academy Trial Lawyers.

Member American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (board directors since 1980), Inner Circle of Advisers, American College Trial Lawyers, Association Trial Lawyers American (past national secretary), Wisconsin Academy Trial Lawyers (past president).

State Bar of Wisconsin (Director, Litigation Section, 1972-1973. Director, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, since 1977). Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (President, 1966).

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (National Secretary, 1965-1966). American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (Director, since 1976). The Inner Circle of Advocates.

International Society of Barristers. American Board of Trial Advocates. International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (President, 1987).


Married Dolores Anne Weiss (divorced June 1971). Children: Beth, Michael, Lynn. Married Clarice Laubenheimer (divorced April 1983).

Children: Lisabeth, William.

Israel Warshafsky

Ida (Wacks) Warshafsky

Dolores Anne Weiss

Clarice Laubenheimer

Beth Warshafsky

Michael Warshafsky

Lynn Warshafsky

Lisabeth Warshafsky

William Warshafsky