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The attorneys at Derzon & Menard have more than 50 years of Derzon & Menard strives to minimize the stress of motor vehicle
combined experience in helping injury victims. “We understand accidents by ensuring that the damage to a client’s vehicle and a
how an injury can completely change your life,” says managing client’s medical bills are paid for. The firm has experience in the
partner Bob Menard. “At Derzon & Menard, we go the extra mile following accidents:
to provide compassionate, personal service and get clients the
• Car Accidents
results they deserve.”
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Truck Wrecks
A Leader in Workers’ Compensation
• Product Liability
When claims are denied by insurers, an appeal often has to be • Wrongful Death
prepared and submitted in order to receive benefits. At Derzon & • Scooter Accidents
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• Repetitive and Overuse Injuries
to make a dime on a case, I’ll take it because I just don’t like the fact
• Knee Injuries
that an insurance company is taking advantage of someone who
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Appellate..............................................4 Divorce..................................................6 Medical Malpractice.........................10
Automobile Accidents and Injuries 4 Education .............................................6 Personal Injury ...................................10
Banking & Finance..............................4 Elder ......................................................6 Probate ...............................................10
Bankruptcy ...........................................4 Eminent Domain .................................6 Products Liability ...............................11
Business & Commercial .....................4 Energy and Natural Resources .........6 Professional Liability .........................11
Child Custody......................................5 Environmental......................................6 Real Estate .........................................11
Civil Litigation ......................................5 Estate Planning....................................7 Securities ............................................12
Civil Rights............................................6 Family ....................................................7 Taxation ..............................................12
Class Action .........................................6 General Practice..................................8 Transportation ...................................13
Collections ...........................................6 Government.........................................8 Truck Accidents .................................13
Commercial Litigation........................6 Health Care ..........................................8 Trusts and Estates .............................13
Construction ........................................6 Immigration..........................................8 White Collar .......................................13
Corporate .............................................6 Insurance ..............................................8 Workers Compensation...................13
Corporate and Non-Corporate Intellectual Property ...........................9 Wrongful Termination ......................13
Business.............................................6 Internet .................................................9 Zoning, Planning and Land Use .....13
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INSURANCE LAW, INSURANCE COVERAGE, CIVIL LITIGATION
or over two decades, Monte Weiss has focused almost exclusively
on defending insurance companies and self-insured companies
in personal injury, property damage, products liability,
professional liability, and insurance coverage issues. “I figured out
that I wanted to represent insurance companies during my
second year of law school,” he says. “At that point, I restructured
everything I did to focus on insurance issues, the insurance industry, and
In 1998, Weiss decided to form his own practice. “I felt the time
was right and it allowed me to establish more responsive relationships
with my clients. As their immediate source of contact, they’re able to
reach me at any time about any issue. Having my own firm also gives
me the flexibility to offer alternative representation arrangements.”
Weiss’ focus on achieving results for insurance companies has
TOP RATED LAWYERS allowed him to take a full-service approach in his representation of the
industry. Indeed, he represents clients from the very inception of the
insurance relationship—having written insurance policies—to the final
appeal. “Right now we represent more than 40 insurance and self-
insured companies and I think they appreciate being able to go to
MONTE E. WEISS someone who knows their business.”
Weiss continues to develop his expertise in the areas of insurance
coverage, defense, and subrogation. He’s known as an expert in his
Deutch & Weiss, LLC field, and regularly writes and lectures on insurance issues. He has
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Milwaukee, WI 53217
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ph: 414.247.9958 Still, Weiss notes: “The most satisfying aspect of my job remains
fax: 414.247.9959 helping my clients through matters and knowing that I have helped
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KOHLER & HART, SC
CRIMINAL LAW, WHITE COLLAR CRIME, CIVIL LITIGATION
he Wisconsin criminal defense firm Kohler & Hart SC has a long history
of successfully representing clients accused of criminal conduct in
Federal courts around the country and Wisconsin state Courts.
Founders Martin E. Kohler and Michael F. Hart are known throughout
the legal community as tenacious litigators and have both been AV®
Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Kohler, who brings more than 35 years of experience to his clients,
has tried more than 250 jury trials. He handles everything from white-
collar offenses to sexual assaults, and has represented CEOs, judges,
court commissioners, and many other notable officials accused of
various crimes. Kohler also handled the first corporate homicide in the
United States. He teaches continuing legal education courses around
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the state. His credits include regularly teaching CLE classes for Michael F. Hart, Marty Kohler,
Marquette University and for 25 years he has coordinated the “Recent Geoff Misfeldt
Developments in Criminal Law” annual seminar. Kohler has also been a TOP RATED LAWYERS
speaker for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and has served as a panelist for the Medical Society of
Wisconsin’s educational division.
Hart is also known as a skilled and aggressive litigator. He represents a variety of high-profile clients, including
professional athletes, physicians, corporate executives, and members of law enforcement. His representation of a
particular client led to one of the largest defamation awards in state history against a private individual. Recently,
MICHAEL F. HART
he secured a reduced sentence for a former local executive accused of embezzling more than $30 million. “We
MARTIN E. KOHLER
work hard for our clients and are willing to go the extra mile, because we appreciate what is at stake,” Hart says.
Shareholder Craig S. Powell, who joined Kohler & Hart in 2005, has represented individuals in a range of
criminal matters with a particular specialty in computer crimes. Powell has developed a strong reputation for his 735 North Water Street
defense work, including a recent acquittal for a client in a homicide case. Powell leads the firm’s appellate Suite 1212
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practice and has argued successfully before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. ph: 414.271.9595
Powell has three times been named as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers. toll free: 888.565.7597
The firms’ lawyers are admitted to practice in the Federal and State courts of Wisconsin and Michigan, the 7th fax: 414.271.3701
Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. www.kohlerandhart.com
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Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC
t o p R at e d l aw Y e R s
FREDERICK L. WESNER
Schneiderman & Scheiderman, LLC
EDWARD D. SCHNEIDERMAN
Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
RANDALL J. ERICKSON
MARTIN J. GREENBERG O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing Stafford Rosenbaum LLP Murphy Desmond S.C.
Law Offices of Daniel Grable S.C. LAWRENCE CLANCY, STEPHEN L. MORGAN
DANIEL S. GRABLE JOHN G. GEHRINGER, MICHAEL J. LUND Northwestern Mutual
Law Offices of Jonathan V. Goodman J. MILES GOODWIN, Sweet, Maier & Coletti, S.C. KATE M. FLEMING
CLAUDE J. KRAWCZYK, JOHN L. MAIER, Quarles & Brady LLP
JONATHAN V. GOODMAN WILLIAM A. WISEMAN LOWELL E. SWEET KENNETH V. HALLETT,
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Law Offices of Robert M. Koch PAUL J. HINKFUSS WILLIAM A. SWENDSON JOSEPH D. MASTERSON,
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THOMAS M. OLEJNICZAK Pietz, VanderWaal, Stacker & Rottier, S.C. Thomas J. Sobota DOUGLAS M. HAGERMAN
Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. COLIN D. PIETZ THOMAS J. SOBOTA Wille, Gregory & Lundeen LLP
THOMAS P. DEMUTH, Quarles & Brady LLP Thomas M. Barrett GREGORY G. WILLE
RANDALL G. ERKERT ANN K. COMER, THOMAS M. BARRETT
Margaret Q. Niemer Attorney at Law JOHN W. DANIELS, Thorpe & Christian, S.C. tAxAtion
MARGARET Q. NIEMER KEVIN A. DELOREY, DALE L. THORPE
MARY N. FERTL, Timothy J. (Tim) Radelet Attorney at Law Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes, LLP
Mawicke & Goisman, SC SCOTT L. LANGLOIS, TIMOTHY J. (TIM) RADELET JOHN E. MULTHAUF
LUKE J. CHIARELLI MICHAEL J. OSTERMEYER, Trapp & Hartman, S.C. Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
JOSEPH E. PUCHNER, MARK C. YOUNG GREGORY J. SELL
DENNIS COFFEy MICHAEL D. ZEKA Vance, Wilcox & Short, S.C. Davis & West
RICHARD S. GOISMAN Quincey, Becker, Schuessler & Chase, S.C. JAMES J. VANCE DAVID M. DAVIS
ERIC L. BECKER Walsh & Keating, S.C. F. Patrick Matthews Attorney at Law
THAD W. JELINSKE R. Jeffrey Krill Attorney at Law DAVID C. KEATING F. PATRICK MATTHEWS
KRIS M. KLOVERS R. JEFFREY KRILL Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. F. Thomas Creeron Attorney at Law
VICTOR A. KORNIS Raasch & Tikalsky, S.C. LARRY R. DALTON, F. THOMAS CREERON
J. STEVEN TIKALSKY DANIEL W. GENTGES, Foley & Lardner LLP
JEFFREy J. MAWICKE Reff Baivier Bermingham & Lim, S.C. NATHANIEL A. HOFFMAN, CARL D. FORTNER,
MARTIN W. MEyER JOHN E. BERMINGHAM EDWARD J. PRONLEY, RONALD L. (RON) WALTER,
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JENNIFER S. WALTHER JOHN A. ERICH, Young & Madigan, S.C. Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
JESSE S. ISHIKAWA, JAMES B. YOUNG DEBRA SADOW KOENIG,
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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP REBECCA LEAIR, SecuritieS J. Patrick Ronan Law Office
PAUL G. HOFFMAN, J. BUSHNELL NIELSEN, J. PATRICK RONAN
ALAN H. MARCUVITZ, DEAN B. RICHARDS, Brooke J. Billick Attorney at Law James E. Schacht Attorney at Law
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Mohs, MacDonald, Widder & Paradise DAVID M. SANDERS, Deborah J. Fabritz Attorney at Law Konicek, Kaiser, Scholze & Wanasek, S.C.
GREGORY J. PARADISE, WILLIAM INVIE SHROYER, DEBORAH J. FABRITZ BRIAN R. WANASEK
THEODORE C. WIDDER HARVEY L. TEMKIN, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Law Offices of Eli H. Schmukler
Murphy Desmond S.C. DEBORAH C. TOMCZYK CAROL A. GEHL, ELI H. SCHMUKLER
HARVEY L. WENDEL Richard K. Griepentrog Attorney at Law SUSAN M. HOAGLUND Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C.
Nash Law Group, Attorneys at Law, S.C. RICHARD K. GRIEPENTROG Law Office of Terry Peppard ROBERT W. ZIMMERMAN
JEFFREY L. HUTTENBURG Ritz & Caflisch, S.C. TERRY F. PEPPARD Marsha E. Huff Attorney at Law
PETER B. RITZ Leslie Van Buskirk Attorney at Law MARSHA E. HUFF
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Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. LESLIE VAN BUSKIRK Mawicke & Goisman, S.C.
THOMAS O. RABENN DAVID G. ANDERSON, Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. VICTOR A. KORNIS,
Nowlan & Mouat LLP JOSEPH R. MIRR MICHAEL J. MCDONAGH MARTIN W. MEYER
MAWICKE & GOISMAN, SC
CORPORATE, EMPLOYMENT, LITIGATION, REAL ESTATE, CRIMINAL LAW
ounded in 1979, Mawicke & Goisman has become
known as one of Wisconsin’s premier law firms for
closely held businesses. “We’re an entrepreneurial
business law firm,” says firm founder Jeffrey Mawicke.
“The fact that we’ve been together for decades with
very little turnover shows clients that we have the depth of
experience that they’re looking for.”
With 20 accomplished professionals, the firm is able
to handle a range of business issues, from mergers and
acquisitions, estate planning, and employment matters,
to wealth management, real estate transactions, and
criminal law. The firm’s comprehensive staff includes
certified public accountants, as well as real estate and
finance professionals. TOP RATED LAWYERS
“The only resource a law firm can bring to the Standing from Left: Victor A. Kornis,
table is the experience of its members,” Mawicke Dennis P. Coffey, Jennifer S. Walther,
notes. “And our firm culture breeds continuity Thad W. Jelinske, Luke J. Chiarelli
Seated from Left: Jeffrey J. Mawicke,
and camaraderie.” David J. Turiciano, Martin W. Meyer
Mawicke & Goisman is accustomed to handling
LUKE J. CHIARELLI
multimillion-dollar transactions and deals involving international parties. The firm’s litigation DENNIS P. COFFEY
division, meanwhile, has tried and won several million-dollar verdicts; it has also taken cases RICHARD S. GOISMAN
to state and federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. THAD W. JELINSKE
Many of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized for their professional ability: More than KRIS M. KLOVERS
half have been AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and a number have been VICTOR A. KORNIS
1509 North Prospect Avenue
selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers. The JEFFREY J. MAWICKE
Milwaukee, WI 53202
firm’s professionals are also active in the local community, promoting the interests of various MARTIN W. MEYER ph: 414.224.0600
neighborhood associations. JAMES C. REIHER fax: 414.224.9359
PAUL G. SHERBURNE www.dmgr.com
Mawicke says, “The most rewarding part of developing this firm has been building a
JENNIFER S. WALTHER
group of lawyers to serve the community for the long term.”
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TIMOTHY G. SCHALLY, truck AccidentS TERENCE J. BRIDGMAN BRIAN J. HENDERSON
ROBERT A. SCHNUR Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
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MICHAEL J. COHN PHILIP J. HALLEY, Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik, S.C.
Miller, McGinn & Clark S.C. JOHN B. HAYDON THOMAS M. ROHE
Murphy & Prachthauser, SC Law Offices of Ahmed J. Quereshi, LLC
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Mark H. Miller Attorney at Law
Murphy Desmond S.C. KEVIN J. KUKOR MARK H. MILLER
RICHARD W. PITZNER, THADD J. LLAURADO Foley & Lardner LLP Matthiesen Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.
STEPHEN R. TUMBUSH MARIA E. GONZALEZ KNAVEL PETER M. SILVER
Niebler, Pyzyk, Roth & Carrig LLP DON C. PRACHTHAUSER Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Meier, Wickhem, Lyons & Schulz, S.C.
DONALD J. PARKER KEITH R. STACHOWIAK PATRICK J. KNIGHT JAMES A. MEIER
Northwestern Mutual Michael D. Stotler Attorney at Law
MICHAEL G. CARTER
414.271.1011 | Page 13 Kohler & Hart, SC MICHAEL D. STOTLER
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing MICHAEL F. HART Michael H. Gillick
S.C. MICHAEL H. GILLICK
DENNIS W. HOLLMAN truStS And eStAteS MARTIN E. KOHLER Miriam R. Horwitz Attorney at Law
Quarles & Brady LLP 414.271.9595 | Page 11 MIRIAM R. HORWITZ
PATRICIA A. HINTZ, Alexander & Klemmer, SC Nelson, Connell, Conrad, Tallmadge &
DALLAS EUGENE KLEMMER Slein, S.C.
ELIZABETH G. NOWAKOWSKI, ROBERT W. CONNELL
THOMAS J. PHILLIPS, Boardman Law Firm LLP
FORREST D. HARTMANN
workerS compenSAtion Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C.
DAVID D. WILMOTH ANDREW J. QUARTARO,
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Caren Berg Goldberg Attorney at Law Aplin & Ringsmuth, LLC
CAREN BERG GOLDBERG WILLIAM R. SACHSE,
GARY A. HOLLMAN, RONALD S. APLIN JAN M. SCHROEDER,
TIMOTHY A. NETTESHEIM Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & SCOTT E. WADE
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C. GERARD J. FLOOD Pikala, P.A. Richard J. Kelly Law Offices, S.C.
SEBASTIAN J. GERACI Don Losby CHARLES B. HARRIS RICHARD J. KELLY
Seibel Law Offices LLC DON LOSBY Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C. Riegel Law S.C.
AMY R. SEIBEL Drinka Law J. PATRICK CONDON, PAUL R. RIEGEL
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP JUDITH A. DRINKA JOSEPH P. DANAS Stafford & Neal, S.C.
ROBERT HOROWITZ Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt Cafaro Law Offices, S.C. JOHN D. NEAL,
A. D. (DAN) EDGARTON ROLAND C. CAFARO MARGARET STAFFORD,
Stephen M. Fisher & Associates LLP DAVID L. WEIR
STEPHEN M. FISHER Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Denissen, Kranzush, Mahoney & Ewald, S.C.
MARK A. SHILLER Thomas M. Domer
Thomas J. McAdams Attorney at Law MARY BETH CALLAN THOMAS M. DOMER
THOMAS J. MCADAMS Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Walsh & Keating, S.C. JOHN F. HAGER Derzon & Menard S.C. MARYEVE HEATH
Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes, LLP
GERALD S. WALSH
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Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP ROBERT H. ZILSKE
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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
ALLAN E. IDING, JACKSON M. BRUCE, PHILIP R. BREHM Jeffrey S. Hynes & Associates S.C.
JULIE GORENS-WINSTON, Fortune & McGillis, S.C.
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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. THOMAS M. JACOBSON Boardman Law Firm LLP
Walther Law Offices, S.C.
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MURPHY & PRACHTHAUSER, SC
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES, TRUCK ACCIDENTS, MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
or more than 30 years, the lawyers at Murphy & Prachthauser have represented
people injured by the negligence of others. The firm’s attorneys have won
multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients, and have achieved
local and national recognition. Additionally, the firm has been recognized as a
“Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Though the firm is
headquartered in downtown Milwaukee, the firm’s attorneys are also available to
meet with clients at locations in Southside Milwaukee, Mequon, and Waukesha.
“This is a profession where we have an opportunity to help people solve
very serious and complex problems,” says senior partner Don Prachthauser.
Prachthauser is proud of the firm’s team approach to cases, with the shared
goal of helping improve the lives of our clients. Back Row From Left to Right: Mark Baus,
Don has been included in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America Keith Stachowiak, Joe Zimmermann
since 1995 including the 2012 edition. He has also been elected to the Front Row From Left to Right: Kevin Kukor, TOP RATED LAWYERS
Don Prachthauser, Thadd Llaurado
American College of Trial Lawyers and has been certified as a diplomat of the
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. In addition, he is a past-President of both the Wisconsin Chapter
of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ). He was also the recipient
of the Trial Lawyer of the Year awarded by WAJ.
The accomplishment Prachthauser is most proud of is that judges, doctors, and lawyers refer their families, DON C. PRACHTHAUSER
friends, and clients to his firm. This is a vote of confidence in the firm’s strong team of lawyers. There are five other KEVIN J. KUKOR
attorneys in the firm, including partner Kevin Kukor, who is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board THADD J. LLAURADO
of Trial Advocates and has successfully tried numerous jury cases through to verdict. Partner Thadd Llaurado has KEITH R. STACHOWIAK
successfully tried and settled significant complex personal injury cases including automobile crashworthiness cases MARK D. BAUS
and multiparty construction cases. Mark Baus, a partner also, has successfully settled claims and won jury verdicts at
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Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Moodie & Blum, S.C. is Peter J. Kovac devotes his practice
located in downtown Waukesha, just west of exclusively to the defense of persons
Milwaukee. The firm is the oldest firm in accused of crimes.
Waukesha County, with a history dating back He is known for not being afraid to try
over 100 years. The firm is a full service firm. difficult cases. His skills in cross examination
Robert B. Moodie is the Senior Partner, hav- and delivering closing arguments are highly
ing joined the firm upon graduating from regarded. He has successfully tried hundreds
Marquette University Law School. Attorney of cases involving serious crimes.
Moodie was a member of the Marquette In a state court murder prosecution, the
University Law Review. His practice concen- government established that Kovac’s client
trates in transactional work, representing small had a motive to shoot the deceased, that two disinterested eyewitness-
business clients. Attorney Moodie has also es positively identified Kovac’s client as the shooter, and that the mur-
turned his attention to estate planning. Robb der weapon was recovered when the police arrested Kovac’s client.
was a member of the Board of Directors of Nonetheless, Kovac convinced the jury to return a not guilty verdict.
Badger Boys State for almost 25 years. In a federal firearms prosecution, a jury acquitted Kovac’s client even
Mark Blum is a 1985 graduate of Marquette though the government had what it claimed was a signed confession.
University Law School and is a senior partner in Kovac is a graduate of Yale University and Northwestern University
the firm. Attorney Blum concentrates his prac- School of Law. While he was in law school he was recruited by one of
tice in local government law, representing the the largest law firms in Wisconsin. He worked in the litigation depart-
City of New Berlin and the Village of Pewaukee. ment of that firm for two years and then accepted an appointment as
He also practices land use and zoning law as Assistant District Attorney. He worked in the White Collar Crimes Unit
well as corporate law, probate and estate planning. Mark has been a judge and was also assigned complex murder prosecutions. After leaving the
and coach in the State Bar Mock trial program. District Attorney’s Office he was recruited by the major criminal defense
firm in Milwaukee. He now operates his own office.
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from John Marshall School of Law, 1986.
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guiding our clients through the legal process. Our small involves estate planning, probate, probate litigation,
since 1973 and the state of Florida since 1978; admitted to
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practice in U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Western
hands-on attention they need to make confident, well- purchase and sale of real estate and general litigation.
Districts of Wisconsin and the Southern District of Florida;
informed decisions regarding their cases. We handle Ted has been a four-term member of the Wisconsin Bar
also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the
cases in all areas of Wisconsin and are happy to meet at a Board of Governors, Milwaukee Bar Association “Lawyer
Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals. Owner of a small boutique
location convenient for you. With more than 40 years of of the Year,” Milwaukee Circuit Court and Condemnation
law firm since 1978. Approximately 80 percent of practice is
combined experience helping injured individuals through- Commissioner, president of the Marquette University
in representing Chapter 11 Debtors in the U.S. Bankruptcy
out Wisconsin, Henderson Law Office can help you. See Law Alumni Association, and involved in many other pro-
Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.
our website for further biographical information. fessional and community activities. For decades he has
The remainder of the work entails representing title insur-
held the highest AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
ance companies, and their insureds, regarding claims for
defects in title on insurance policies issued by title
Law Offices Of
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discRimination, wRonGFul Resolution, FamilY owi/dui, peRsonal injuRY
Julie A. O’Halloran has been designat- Leon S. Schmidt, Jr. represents people
Jeff Hynes has 23-plus years of experi- ed a Wisconsin Super Lawyer, has in numerous divorce and custody mat-
ence advising employees, managers, ters in Central Wisconsin. These cases
been named to the Top 25 Wisconsin
and executives in all areas of labor and
Women Super Lawyers, has been frequently include complicated finan-
employment law, including: negotiation
of severance/separation agreements; job transition coun- awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s presti- cial issues as well as disputes concern-
seling; non-compete/non-solicitation agreements; dis- gious AV Preeminent™ rating, and has been selected
® ing the custody of children. He is also well-known for
crimination based on age, disability/medical leave, sex, to membership in The Best Lawyers in America and successfully defending people who have been accused
pregnancy, and race; and claims for unpaid bonuses, Outstanding Lawyers of America. Attorney O’Halloran of operating under the influence of intoxicants (OWI/
wages, and commissions. Jeff has been recognized in graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in DUI). He has pursued claims on behalf of personal injury
Wisconsin Super Lawyers–Labor and Employment Law 1986, and from Marquette University Law School in 1989, victims since 1972. This primarily involves motor vehicle
(2005-2011), and in Milwaukee Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” where she was an editor for the Marquette Law Review. accidents; but also injuries suffered in many other situa-
edition (1999). He is also Co-Chair of the Wisconsin She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Dispute tions. He has been recognized with the highest rating in
Employment Lawyer’s Association and serves on the Resolution from Marquette University. She serves on the the Martindale-Hubbell® peer review publication for
Board of Directors for the Wisconsin State Bar – Labor Board of Directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin Dispute many years.
and Employment Section. His firm prides itself on provid- Resolution Section and is Chair of the District 2
ing prompt, practical, and cost effective advice with a
Committee for the Office of Lawyer Regulation.
strong emphasis on resolving workplace disputes through
negotiation and out-of-court settlement–where feasible–
but will not hesitate to aggressively pursue litigation, if
such option is in the best interest of the client. GaGne & O’haLLOran, LLc
JeffreY s. hYnes & assOciates s.c. 735 North Water Street, Street 731 LeOn s. schmidt, Jr.
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