Attorney James R. Bartholomew was born and raised in Western Wisconsin. After graduation from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 1979, and Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1982, Attorney Bartholomew began his trial practice.
Attorney Bartholomew grew up in a legal family. His father was a trial lawyer, prosecutor and Circuit Judge. His older brother practices law in Eastern Wisconsin near Green Bay. It was a natural fit to start trying jury cases as soon as possible.
After four years with a firm in New Richmond, Bartholomew Law Office opened in Hudson in 1984. Twenty-five years later, the firm prides itself on giving each case personal attention. The firm also believes that high quality legal representation can be maintained without clients spending their life savings on counsel. Representing clients is a privilege, not a right. Serving clients is what makes practicing law a profession to be proud of.
Jim has practiced in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, in both State and Federal Court. Jim has served his community as a local prosecutor for over ten years. He has served civic organizations and is a past president of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Board of Directors (6 years) for TurningPoint, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. In 1989, Jim received recognition from the State of Wisconsin Board of Governors as the author of a domestic abuse awareness campaign for high school students. He is a past president of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls on topics of family law and personal injury practice.
Jim is also admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
Jim is married to his wife, Amy. Together they have five children and a grandson. Jim has been active in the outdoors his entire life. As a former Eagle Scout in 1975, he continues to hunt and fish in the Midwest. In the early 1980s, Jim was the co-founder of the Ducks Unlimited Chapter in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an avid golfer in both the US and Ireland.
1975: Highschool Graduation
1979: Bachelor of Science Degree from UW - Eau Claire
1982: Juris Doctor Degree from Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul