Jesse Ishikawa practices real estate law with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, representing primarily real estate developers. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is regularly listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Superlawyers. He is the author or coauthor of Wisconsin Contract Law, Wisconsin Law of Easements and Drafter's Guide to Wisconsin Condominium Documents, all published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, and coauthor of a children's book, Jewels in the Grass: How Water Nourishes the Prairie. He organized the civic drive to erect the monument to Otis Redding that now sits atop Monona Terrace. He was raised in Beloit.