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Members of the Wisconsin legal profession gathered for the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Judges Night held on Tuesday at T...
03/10/2022
IT’S JUDGES NIGHT (PHOTOS)

Members of the Wisconsin legal profession gathered for the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Judges Night held on Tuesday at The Grain Exchange in Milwaukee.

Members of the Wisconsin legal profession gathered for the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Judges Night held on Tuesday at The Grain Exchange in Milwaukee. Organizers expected about 225 people to attend the annual event to meet members of the judiciary. The event was held in person for the first time ...

State Supreme Court to review petition pushing for continuance of virtual depositions
03/09/2022
State Supreme Court to review petition pushing for continuance of virtual depositions

State Supreme Court to review petition pushing for continuance of virtual depositions

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has granted a hearing to review a petition requesting the allowance of virtual deposition and oathtaking to remain in place. The operation of these remote procedures expires July 1. Filed in October of 2021 by James Rogers, the government affairs director for the Wisconsi...

Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly speaker has signed a new contract with Michael Gableman, the former state Supreme Court ...
03/09/2022
New contract reached for Republican Wisconsin election probe

Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly speaker has signed a new contract with Michael Gableman, the former state Supreme Court justice he hired to investigate the 2020 election, Gableman’s attorney told a judge on Tuesday.

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly speaker has signed a new contract with Michael Gableman, the former state Supreme Court justice he hired to investigate the 2020 election, Gableman's attorney told a judge on Tuesday. The signed deal between Gable...

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03/08/2022

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Following a physician’s death in November 2019, the decedent’s partner provided an alleged will to his siblings indicati...
03/08/2022
OCHDL settles 2-year fraudulent will dispute, settling for $5.4 million

Following a physician’s death in November 2019, the decedent’s partner provided an alleged will to his siblings indicating they would receive $100,000, a drastic difference from their understanding of their brother’s estate plans and an older will.

Following a physician’s death in November 2019, the decedent’s partner provided an alleged will to his siblings indicating they would receive $100,000, a drastic difference from their understanding of their brother’s estate plans and an older will. The family hired attorney Trevor Lippman, a m...

A former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice examining the 2020 election in battleground Wisconsin laid out his interim find...
03/04/2022
AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin election probe ignores some facts

A former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice examining the 2020 election in battleground Wisconsin laid out his interim findings this week and recommended that legislators consider decertifying the state’s presidential result — a step attorneys have said would be illegal.

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice examining the 2020 election in battleground Wisconsin laid out his interim findings this week and recommended that legislators consider decertifying the state's presidential result — a step attorneys ha...

Wisconsin cases have ‘starring’ role in crime documentaries (CHART)
03/03/2022
Wisconsin cases have ‘starring’ role in crime documentaries (CHART)

Wisconsin cases have ‘starring’ role in crime documentaries (CHART)

Wisconsin cases have ‘starring’ role in crime documentaries (CHART) By: Ali Teske March 3, 2022 9:27 am Subscribe Login Digital and mobile only1 MonthIntro Rate$34----------1 Year$289 Print, digital and mobile1 Year$329 Print, digital and mobile1 Year$329 Digital and Mobile only1 MonthIntro Rate...

Justices to weigh if trafficking defense applies to homicide
03/02/2022
Justices to weigh if trafficking defense applies to homicide

Justices to weigh if trafficking defense applies to homicide

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court was set Tuesday to consider whether a woman can argue that she legally killed a man under a state law that absolves sex trafficking victims of their crimes. Prosecutors allege Chrystul Kizer shot Randall Volar in th...

Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd's civil rights.
02/25/2022
3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing

Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd's civil rights.

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted Thursday of violating George Floyd's civil rights. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical...

Nicole Beitzinger, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing in ...
02/24/2022
Beitzinger joins OCHDL

Nicole Beitzinger, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing in the Estate and Succession Planning Practice Group.

Nicole Beitzinger Nicole Beitzinger, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing in the Estate and Succession Planning Practice Group. Beitzinger will assist clients in all matters relating to estate planning, succession planning, and trust and...

The state Senate on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment to make it harder for criminal defendants to get out of ja...
02/23/2022
Senate passes amendment to allow for setting higher bail (UPDATE)

The state Senate on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment to make it harder for criminal defendants to get out of jail on bail.

Darrell Brooks Jr. talks to his attorney in Waukesha County court on Feb. 11 in Waukesha. Brooks Jr., accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade is pleading not guilty to multiple criminal charges. He entered the pleas Friday to 77...

Reinhart adds Kolo to Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions practices
02/22/2022
Reinhart adds Kolo to Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions practices

Reinhart adds Kolo to Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions practices

Erica Kolo Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren has hired its newest associate, Erica Kolo, who has joined the Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Kolo advises a wide range of business owners in transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions and tax strateg...

Too progressive. Too moderate. Bad for workers. The whispers and background chatter about top contenders for the Supreme...
02/21/2022
Whisper campaigns grow as Biden nears choice for high court

Too progressive. Too moderate. Bad for workers. The whispers and background chatter about top contenders for the Supreme Court are growing as President Biden zeroes in on a nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

By COLLEEN LONG and MEG KINNARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Too progressive. Too moderate. Bad for workers. The whispers and background chatter about top contenders for the Supreme Court are growing as President Biden zeroes in on a nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. And wh...

Opposition from Sen. Johnson threatens Biden’s judicial pick of Pocan
02/18/2022
Opposition from Sen. Johnson threatens Biden’s judicial pick of Pocan

Opposition from Sen. Johnson threatens Biden’s judicial pick of Pocan

KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's opposition to one of President Joe Biden's nominees surprised Democrats on Wednesday and presented a fresh test to a tradition that over the years has allowed individual senators to block the confirmation of judges from...

The Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election has withdrawn a subpo...
02/17/2022
GOP attorney rescinds subpoena to Wisconsin immigrant group

The Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election has withdrawn a subpoena he issued to an immigrants rights group not involved with administering elections in the battleground state.

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election has withdrawn a subpoena he issued to an immigrants rights group not involved with administering elections in the battleground state. Voces de la ...

The Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Jarchow announced Tuesday that he's raised $100,000 in the four weeks since...
02/16/2022
Jarchow raises $100K since official AG campaign launch

The Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Jarchow announced Tuesday that he's raised $100,000 in the four weeks since he officially launched his campaign, more than double what his primary rival generated over the last half of 2021.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican attorney general hopeful Adam Jarchow announced Tuesday that he's raised $100,000 in the four weeks since he officially launched his campaign, more than double what his primary rival generated over the last half of 2021. Jarchow, a former state representative wh...

Gov. Tony Evers was in a familiar spot earlier this month when Republican legislators sent him a bill that would have ba...
02/15/2022
Democrats eye key governors’ races as backstop against GOP

Gov. Tony Evers was in a familiar spot earlier this month when Republican legislators sent him a bill that would have banned anti-racist teachings in schools...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks at Cumberland Elementary School on July 8,, in Whitefish Bay. Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan and Pennsylvania, are places with Republicans in control of state legislatures with Democratic-held governorships are on the ballot in the fall. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File) By....

A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas...
02/14/2022
Man accused in parade deaths pleads not guilty

A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade pleaded not guilty Friday to scores of criminal charges.

Darrell Brooks Jr. talks with his attorney, public defender Anna Kees, in Waukesha County Courthouse on Friday. (Derek Johnson/Waukesha Freeman via AP, Pool) WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christm...

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing  Attorneys Britany Morrison and Nicholas Chmurski were recently elected as share...
02/04/2022
Morrison, Chmurski elected as shareholders at OCHDL

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing Attorneys Britany Morrison and Nicholas Chmurski were recently elected as shareholders of the firm.

Nicholas Chmurski and Britany Morrison. O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing Attorneys Britany Morrison and Nicholas Chmurski were recently elected as shareholders of the firm. Morrison has been with the firm since 2019. Prior to joining OCHDL, she worked at a “Big Four” public accounting f...

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday allowed absentee ballot boxes to remain in place for the Feb. 15 statewide s...
02/01/2022
Wisconsin Supreme Court keeps ballot boxes in place for now

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday allowed absentee ballot boxes to remain in place for the Feb. 15 statewide spring primary election for local offices, but said it will decide later about their legality going forward.

By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday allowed absentee ballot boxes to remain in place for the Feb. 15 statewide spring primary election for local offices, but said it will decide later about their legality going forward....

A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse us...
01/31/2022
Judge OKs agreement to destroy gun used by Kyle Rittenhouse (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest.

By MICHAEL TARM and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday approved an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the ...

A conservative group Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take over a legal challenge to absentee ballot boxes...
01/27/2022
Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to rule on ballot boxes

A conservative group Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take over a legal challenge to absentee ballot boxes in Wisconsin and immediately lift a lower court’s ruling that kept current law in place.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative group Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take over a legal challenge to absentee ballot boxes in Wisconsin and immediately lift a lower court's ruling that kept current law in place. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty made the filings with the...

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would create tougher penalties for protesters ...
01/26/2022
Wisconsin lawmakers OK penalties for protesters (UPDATE)

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would create tougher penalties for protesters who participate in riots and deface public statues.

Protesters march in Kenosha on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. On Tuesday, Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are poised to vote on bills that would create tougher penalties for protesters. One proposal would make attending a riot or blocking a street a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and par...

Darrell E. Brooks had been out of jail for just five days when he allegedly plowed a red Ford Escape into a Christmas pa...
01/25/2022
Wisconsin debates cash bail changes in wake of Waukesha parade deaths

Darrell E. Brooks had been out of jail for just five days when he allegedly plowed a red Ford Escape into a Christmas parade in Waukesha in November, killing six people and injuring dozens more.

Clare Amari Wisconsin Watch Darrell E. Brooks had been out of jail for just five days when he allegedly plowed a red Ford Escape into a Christmas parade in Waukesha in November, killing six people and injuring dozens more. A series of mix-ups led Brooks, 39, to be released from jail on Nov. 16 on an...

University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience adm...
01/24/2022
Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin’s president

University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system.

Jay Rothman By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Friday chose Jay Rothman, a Milwaukee business attorney with no experience administrating higher education, as the next president running the 26-campus system. The regents chose Rothman, ch...

The Supreme Court on Thursday buttressed a criminal defendant's right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses, ruling in ...
01/21/2022
Court bolsters defendant’s right to cross-examine witnesses

The Supreme Court on Thursday buttressed a criminal defendant's right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses, ruling in favor of a New York man who was convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy on Easter Sunday in 2006.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday buttressed a criminal defendant's right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses, ruling in favor of a New York man who was convicted of killing a 2-year-old boy on Easter Sunday in 2006. By an 8-1 vote, the justices he...

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries fo...
01/20/2022
Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option.

More than 100 opponents of the Republican redistricting plans vow to fight the maps at a rally ahead of a joint legislative committee hearing at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Oct. 28,. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a redistricting case that could determine political....

Stacy Hartje’s quest to clear her name took eight years.
01/19/2022
Caregiver spends 8 years, $250K to exonerate herself from abuse charges

Stacy Hartje’s quest to clear her name took eight years.

Stacy Hartje By Brenda Windtrode Wisconsin Watch Stacy Hartje’s quest to clear her name took eight years. In 2007, the 22-year-old mother of one was providing child care for several children in her house in Mauston. One day after eating his lunch, a 3-year-old boy collapsed in front of her. “He ...

Employees of Briggs & Stratton who were injured at the now-bankrupt company will have an additional $200,000 fund to dra...
01/14/2022
Briggs & Stratton bankruptcy agreement to provide $200K for worker’s comp claims

Employees of Briggs & Stratton who were injured at the now-bankrupt company will have an additional $200,000 fund to draw worker’s compensation from, thanks to a court decision.

Employees of Briggs & Stratton who were injured at the now-bankrupt company will have an additional $200,000 fund to draw worker’s compensation from, thanks to a court decision. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday that they had ...

A complaint demanding that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers remove Milwaukee County's district attorney from office over a bail...
01/13/2022
Evers attorney: Complaint over Milwaukee prosecutor invalid

A complaint demanding that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers remove Milwaukee County's district attorney from office over a bail recommendation for a man who later drove his SUV through a suburban parade isn't valid, an attorney hired by the governor's administration concluded Tuesday.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, left, confers with Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown's attorney Jonathan C. Smith, on June 14, 2017, in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers has decided to reject Republican lawmakers' push to have Chisholm removed from office over a bail recomm...

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#HerrlingClarkLawFirm has opened another office. In addition to our Appleton, Green Bay and Oshkosh offices we are here for you at 204 S. Main St. in Waupaca! Learn more by checking out this article in the Wisconsin Law Journal wislawjournal.com/2022/02/24/herrling-clark-opens-office-in-waupaca/ #WaupacaLawyers
Quarles & Brady attended a luncheon at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee to celebrate the Wisconsin Law Journal "Unsung Heroes" of the legal community, including our staff members Berny Frenzer, Janet Haefemeyer and Amy Lotharius! Congratulations Berny, Janet and Amy for a well-deserved honor!
Every day, staff members across the firm help drive our success. That’s why’re so proud to see three of them honored by Wisconsin Law Journal as 2021 “Unsung Heroes.” Congratulations to Bernard Frenzer, Janet Haefemeyer and Amy Lotharius for this well-deserved recognition! https://bit.ly/3kkIAOy
Retired partner Don Schott sat down with Wisconsin Law Journal to reflect on his career at Quarles & Brady and the state of U.S. judicial system. Don discussed his time as firm general counsel, the biggest changes he has seen in the Wisconsin and Milwaukee legal profession over the course of his career and his proudest moment at Quarles & Brady.
In the case of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Husch Blackwell's Erik Eisenmann's guidance to clients throughout the state can be summarized as: Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Read more from Erik in the Wisconsin Law Journal:
Congratulations to partner Kevin Long for being named a 2021 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal and to senior associates Anita Boor and Matt Pietruczak for being selected by the publication as 2021 “Up and Coming Lawyers.” https://bit.ly/2Rb70ya
We're pleased to announce Attorney Ben Streckert was honored by Wisconsin Law Journal as an "Up and Coming Lawyer." To quote the individual who nominated Ben, “he has demonstrated an impressive ability to provide quality and efficient legal services to Ruder Ware’s clients.” #Leader #UpandComing
Today is the day we get to recognize three very special GTW honorees — named 2021 Leaders in Law and Up and Coming Lawyers by Wisconsin Law Journal! Congratulations again to our partners and Leaders in Law, Bob Gingras and Paul Kinne, as well as Up and Coming Lawyer Scott Thompson. Our entire firm joins in celebrating the accomplishments of all recipients, who will be recognized at a virtual ceremony this afternoon.
GTW attorney Scott Thompson has additionally been recognized by Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its 2021 Up and Coming Lawyers. Scott's professional career began in public affairs as an environmental political organizer. For two years he fought to expand renewable energy in Wisconsin before transitioning into a legal career. In law school, Scott worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project to correct the ultimate injustice – wrongful conviction. He then joined Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs in 2014 as a law clerk. Since joining the firm, Scott has represented people all over Wisconsin who have been treated unfairly by other people, the government, police or employers. He thinks hard and works tirelessly to correct the problems that his clients face. Scott's dedication to helping others stems from his upbringing. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a family full of caring, honest people. His parents, both public school employees, molded Scott's youthful curiosity into a passion for continued learning, discovery and difference-making.
Shell Companies are all that is cruel and evil and a scourge of society today. Where my employer American Standard Trane US INC., and others used Shell Companies in contrivance with Mossack Fonseca to deny me from obtaining Health or medical aid. See TRANE SA off shore data base. " offshoreleaks.icij.org" As disclosed by the International Consortium of Investigated Journalists. They made a deposition to the Wisconsin Courts that I was employed by TRANE SA a Swiss Shell Company, knowing this was a lie and misrepresentation of the truth. The deposition is as follows :- “At the time of his injury, the applicant was based in Oman and was an employee of Trane S.A. Trane SA. is a Swiss corporation, that does no business in Wisconsin. Trane S.A. is wholly owned by The Trane Company, a Delaware corporation that also conducts no business in the United States. The Trane Company (the Delaware corporation) is wholly owned by American Standard Inc. which is headquartered in New York State. Trane the entity in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a division of American Standard." this deposition was used verbatim by the trial judge in his summation and finding of fact. See Decision of court case. This was a violation of the RULE OF LAW. In this week of NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS DISCUSSIONS. Where are my human rights and civil liberties in al this.
In this week of National Crime Victims Rights Discussion. I had a workplace accident which left me disabled for which I filed a claim for Workers' Compensation, in the Wisconsin Courts. The Respondents wilfully violated State and Federal Rules of Procedure and caused the Obstruction of Justice by the concealment of evidence which threatens the integrity not only of the Rule of Law but the very fabric of the Wisconsin judicial process. My employer American Standard Trane Company a and its parent company Ingersol Rand together with Travelers Insurance and Ernst & Young Accountants in contrivance with the notorious Law firm Mossak Fonseca, lied to the DWD court making a deposition to the court that I was employed by an entity called TRANE SA which was a Shell Company registered in Switzerland. The result of using these Shell Companies denied me from obtaining any Health or medical aid benefits. This was despite of having two separate employment contracts that had been signed in La Crosse, established by fact of a undisclosed Letter of Appointment This being recently disclosed to me by the International Consortium of Investigated Journalists (ICIJ) in the PANAMA PAPERS. See TRANE SA offshore leaks data base. < offshoreleaks.icij.org> See Appendix, Swiss Chamber of Commerce Register 1996 and 2014. showing Ernst & Young were the administrators of this Shell Company. I AM A VICTIM OF CRIME AND NEED HELP and JUSTICE
Another one of our GTW partners, Paul Kinne, has received the honor of being named a 2021 Wisconsin Law Journal Leader in Law! Paul has always loved to debate, so after completing his undergraduate education, he enrolled in UW-Madison Law School. Paul graduated in 1993 and has been fighting for the underdog ever since. Helping people in need has always motivated him. He takes great pride in giving a voice to people who would otherwise be silenced by the system. Aside from his work, Paul enjoys watching hockey. Despite the fact that he can barely skate, Paul got hooked on watching the UW-Madison men’s hockey team in the late 1980s. Now he is a fan not only of the men’s team, but also the women’s team — and all of his three kids play the sport.