Visiting Professor of Law
Frank M. Tuerkheimer is Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, where he has taught since 1970. He has previously taught at New York Law School as a visiting professor, and joins the faculty again in the spring 2012 semester to teach Evidence. He has written numerous articles on evidence and criminal law issues and is the author of Evidence: Theory and Practice, an electronic book that explains the rules of evidence and provides links to sections of a complete trial transcript to illustrate application of the rules. Previously, Professor Tuerkheimer was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York where, among other prosecutions, he charged process servers with violations of the Civil Rights Act, the first instance in which deprivations of property were alleged under the 100-year-old law. He was also an associate special Watergate prosecutor, and headed the prosecution of former Secretary of the Treasury John Connally. As United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, he instituted a model Clean Water Act program, which was then implemented in other jurisdictions. Since 1985, Professor Tuerkheimer has been Of Counsel with the Madison law firm of Godfrey & Kahn. He has represented Wisconsin regulatory agencies in disciplinary cases against judges and attorneys and is a consultant to USA Today on legal questions.
Education: Columbia College, B.A. 1960; New York University Law School, LL.B. 1963 cum laude (New York University Law Review, Notes Editor)
Law Clerk, Hon. Edward Weinfeld, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.