Tierney, Danielle B.

Danielle B. Tierney

Senior Associate
Sally Kramer


Attorney Danielle Tierney is a Senior Associate Attorney at Axley and a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Ms. Tierney focuses her practice on a variety of civil law areas, including commercial litigation, agricultural litigation, contractual and collection disputes, municipal litigation, and insurance defense matters. She regularly represents municipalities, school districts, and counties in state and federal court and has successfully defended claims numerous lawsuits against those municipal clients arising from alleged constitutional and civil rights violations, employment disputes, and discrimination claims.

Ms. Tierney has extensive litigation experience. She has first-chaired a personal injury jury trial and prosecuted municipal OWI jury trials; second-chaired bench trials and jury trials involving agricultural, contractual, and defamation issues; handled countless depositions, motion hearings, and small claims matters; drafted and filed numerous briefs and petitions in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, has argued cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals four times, and has submitted briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2018, Ms. Tierney was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal, and she was named a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020.

Ms. Tierney strives to alleviate 100% of the client’s legal burden in all of the cases she undertakes. This involves an intense level of dedication to keeping the client apprised on every aspect of their legal matter and collaborating with other attorneys to provide an innovative and personalized approach. She takes pride in giving the client complete confidence that their case is being handled with the utmost care and diligence.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., Sociology & Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Danielle Tierney
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Involvement & Recognition


  • Named a 2018 Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Named a 2019 Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers