Phillip J Addis

Phillip J Addis

In order to advise people, you have to understand the problems they face and what they are going through. Though I have done many different types of law throughout my career, my focus has been helping small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

Over the years, I have owned and operated a restaurant and bar, a retail store, a messenger business, a real estate development company, an escrow company, a title company, and a basket business. I have restored several historic residential and commercial buildings.

I’ve even served as elected official on the city council for many years in my hometown, plus I have served on various boards and commissions more than 20 years. Over the years, I have also served on many not-for-profit boards and commissions.

All of these opportunities have also allowed me to serve as a speaker on numerous topics including business development, tourism, how to work with government, construction law, and historic renovation.

All of these experiences have helped me develop relationships throughout the country and a better understanding of what my clients face. It is leveraging this knowledge and experience that I have gained which enables me to help my clients achieve their goals.


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Downtown Main Street, Inc.
  • City of La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors
  • City of La Crosse Convention Center
  • Former member – City Council of the City of La Crosse
  • Former Chairperson and Member La Crosse Redevelopment Authority
  • Former Chairperson and Member La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Former Chairperson City of La Crosse Finance and Personnel Committee
  • Former President and Board Member of La Crosse Festivals, Inc. – Oktoberfest USA

You journey starts here with Wyatt Fowler and William Josten.

Since the 1980’s Main Street Development and its owners have provided advice and expertise to a broad range of business regardless of where they are at in the business life cycle.

William and Wyatt get the conversation started. As projects move forward this team is instrumental in managing client communication, drafting critical documents, and leveraging our core competencies to fuel the businesses we serve.

We look forward to engaging with you.