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William R. Wick

William R. Wick

Location:
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Phone:
262-408-5515
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William R. Wick, is a defense lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice and general personal injury litigation.  He received his B.S. in 1970 from Carroll College, his M.P.A. in 1972 from the University of Southern California, and his J.D. in 1974 from Marquette University Law School.  Mr. Wick was certified by the American Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist.  He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a past chair of the Litigation Section.  He has also been President of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin now known as the Wisconsin Defense Counsel.  Mr. Wick is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member.  He has also been President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He has also been selected to be included in Best Lawyers in America for the last nine years.  Mr. Wick is a frequent lecturer on topics involving civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1993

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: Director, Project Outreach (A Program for Teaching Basic Law to High School Students)
    • Honors: Recipient, Dean's Award (For Service to the Law School)
    • Law Review: Marquette University Law Review, Member
  • Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Honors: Recipient, Iden Charles Champion Cup 1980 (Scholar/Athlete Award)
    • Honors: Elected to Carroll College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1985
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • M.P.A. - 1972

Published Works

  • "Term of the Wisconsin Supreme Court - Torts", 57 Marq. L. Rev., 349, 1974
  • "Malpractice Meningitis and the Telephone", (Co-Author with Dr. Harvey Katz), Annals of Pediatrics, Vol. 20, No. 2 February, 1991
  • "Hospital Corporate Liability and Institution Negligence", Medical Malpractice in Wisconsin, National Business Institute, June, 1991
  • "Calculating the Amount of Compensatory Damages” For the Plaintiff: Determining and Proving Damages; For the Defense: Limiting, In Wisconsin, National Business Institute, June, 1992
  • "When Does A Settlement Settle A Case,", The Verdict, Volume 16, No. 1, Winter, pp. 16-19., 1993
  • "Defense Strategies Under the New Joint and Several Liability Law", The Verdict, Vol. 19:2, Spring, pp. 13 - 16, 1996
  • Presenting Evidence and Examining Witnesses, (Co-Author with R. George Burnett), Wisconsin Trial Practice, (1st Ed. 1999) Chapter 5 CLE Books, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1999
  • "Presenting Evidence and Examining Witnesses", (Co-Author with Hon. Michael O. Bohren), Wisconsin Trial Practice (2nd Ed, 2007), (Supplements 2009, 2011)

Representative Cases

  • Jane Cordie v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Waukesha County, Judge Kathryn Foster, August 25, 2015 (3 days), vehicle/pedestrian accident
  • Julie Harkins, et al. v. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, et al., Marathon County Circuit Court, Judge Gregory Huber, August 5, 2015 (8 days), alleged medical malpractice for failure to meet standard of care during labor.
  • Estate of Richard Porwit v. M.D., et al., Kenosha County Circuit Court, Judge Anthony Milisauskas, May 18, 2015 (11 days), alleged medical malpractice regarding aortic valve replacement surgery and hernia repair
  • Amber Yost v. M.D., et al., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge William Gabler, April 13, 2015 (8 days), alleged medical malpractice regarding preeclampsia/loss of vision
  • Lynda Johnson v. Dominic Ambroselli, et al., Washington County Circuit Court, Judge James Muehlbauer, December 1, 2014 (3 days), personal injury - fell down stairs
  • Lori Fort-Hoerig v. M.D., et al., Jefferson County Circuit Court, Judge William F. Hue, May 13, 2014 (7 days), alleged medical malpractice regarding lap band procedure
  • Dominguez-Marin v. Injured Patients & Families Compensation Fund, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Judge Daniel Noonan, February 3, 2014 (15 days), alleged medical malpractice for failure to meet standard of care during labor
  • Brunette v. BirchRock LLC, Waukesha County Circuit Court, Judge Patrick Haughney, August 6, 2013 (3 days), slip and fall in parking lot
  • Schwulst v. Warzinski, Waukesha County Circuit Court, Judge J. Mac Davis, June 4, 2013 (2 days), personal injury involving dog
  • Firkus v. Telfer, Jefferson County Circuit Court, Judge William Hue, February 14, 2013 (2 days), personal injury - fell through broken step
  • Abendroth v. Kaye, Calumet County Circuit Court, Judge Jeffrey Froehlich, January 23, 2013 (2 days), personal injury automobile accident
  • Washington vs. MD, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Judge William Sosnay, June 11, 2012 (2 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Lee vs. M.D., Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Jerome M. Fox, October 27, 2011, (4 days), alleged improper treatment from a nurse
  • Janusz vs. Schneiberg, Washington County Circuit Court, Judge Todd K. Martens, January 12, 2011, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Woody vs. M.D., Outagamie County Circuit Court, Judge Michael W. Gage, November 19, 2010, (15 days), alleged medical malpractice for failure to meet standard of care during labor
  • Birmingham vs. Hospital, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Judge Maxine A. White, May 27, 2010, (15 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Wielgus vs. M.D., Brown County Circuit Court, Judge J.D. McKay, January 28, 2010 (8 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Brown vs. Progressive Northern Insurance, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, May 27, 2009, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Marmon vs. M.D., Chippewa County Circuit Court, Judge William Stewart, Jr., February 26, 2009, (14 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Barten vs. M.D., Rusk County Circuit Court, Judge Frederick A. Henderson, September 16, 2008, (5 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • DeVriend vs. Taylor, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Timothy M. Van Akkeren, August 21, 2008, (3 days), personal injury to a child
  • Klapatch vs. American Standard Insurance, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Sue E. Bischel, June 11, 2008, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Marzofka vs. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, Inc., Wood County Circuit Court, Judge Gregory J. Potter, April 11, 2008, (2 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Krahn vs. Northeastern Mutual Insurance Company, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Donald R. Zuidmulder, October 25, 2007, (4 days), alleged personal injuries from being struck by a four-wheeler
  • McMullin vs. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Kendall M. Kelley, March 14, 2007, (4 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Ross vs. Magerl, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Terence T. Bourke, February 1, 2007, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Stangel vs. Northeastern Mutual Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge, Jerome L. Fox, August 16, 2006, (2 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Johnson vs. Wisconsin Patients Fund, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Sue E. Bischell, June 23, 2006, (4 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Rutz vs. Allee, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Timothy M. Van Akkeren, May 12, 2006, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Morrison vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Benjamin D. Proctor, October 12, 2005, (3 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Lanser vs. Schmit, Ozaukee County Circuit Court, Judge Paul V. Malloy, July 19, 2005, (2 days), alleged property damage case surrounding cutting down trees
  • Micolichek vs. M.D., Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Kendall M. Kelley, June 6, 2005, (5 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Wallace vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, February 17, 2005, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Budnik vs. Kesler, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, February 9, 2005, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Holmgren vs. Witt, Marinette County Circuit Court, Judge David G. Miron, October 7, 2004, (3 days), alleged trip and fall at grocery store
  • Sweetman vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, September 17, 2004, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Gunderson vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Benjamin D. Proctor, April 9, 2004, (5 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Bartholomew vs. WI Patients Compensation Fund, Kenosha County Circuit Court, Judge Wilbur W. Warren, III, April 2, 2004, (5 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Ballou-Horner vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Eric Wahl, November 6, 2003, (4 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Renard vs. Kiley, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Richard J. Dietz, September 5, 2003, (3 days), alleged personal injury
  • Pierre vs. M.D., Waukesha County Circuit Court, Judge Donald J. Hassin, July 23, 2003, (8 days), alleged medical malpractice
  • Morris vs. Sheboygan Falls Mutual, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, July 1, 2002, (1 day)
  • Walber vs. Franks, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge James Bolgert, June 27, 2002, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Kohls vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Eric Wahl, May 6, 2002 (5 days), alleged unnecessary and improperly performed surgery and failure of informed consent
  • LeGreve vs. American Family Insurance, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Donald Zuildmulder, November 5, 2001, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Cook vs. M.D., Dunn County Circuit Court, Judge Rod W. Smeltzer, October 15, 2001, (5 days), alleged unnecessary and improperly performed surgery and failure of informed consent
  • Sellers vs. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Door County Circuit Court, Judge Peter Diltz, September 11, 2001 (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Rogman vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Banjamin Proctor, July 30, 2001 (5 days), alleged unnecessary and improperly performed surgery and failure of informed consent
  • Burrack, vs. Secura Insurance, Oconto County Circuit Court, Judge Larry Jeske, July 17, 2001, (3 days), personal injury auto accident
  • Fischer vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Benjamin Proctor, June 4, 2001 (7 days), alleged unnecessary and improperly performed surgery and failure of informed consent
  • Schrader vs. M.D., Lincoln County Circuit Court, Judge J. Michael Noolan, March 5, 2001 (6 days), alleged improper performance of a corotid arteriogram
  • Machia vs. Sigrist, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Patrick Willis, March 27, 2001 (3 days), personal injury from rear end auto accident
  • Gleichner vs. Meissner, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, October 8, 2000 (2 days), personal injury from being struck by paintball, liability only
  • Cooper vs. Weidman, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazelwood, September 29, 2000 (1 day), damages from wrongful death
  • Nelson vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge William Gabler, July 10, 2000 (5 days), alleged surgical misadventure causing spinal cord injury
  • Haun vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge William Gabler, June 26, 2000 (5 days), alleged unnecessary surgery
  • Barth vs. Halstead, Calumet County Circuit Court, Judge Donald A. Poppy, June 14, 2000 (2 days), dog bite injury
  • Anderson vs. Auto Owners Insuranc., Oconto County Circuit court, Judge Larry L. Jeske, June 7, 2000 (3 days), personal injury - slip and fall
  • Eli J. Peter vs. Kiesow, Calumet County Circuit Court, Judge Donald A. Poppy, March 1, 2000 (1 day), dog bite injury
  • Brown vs. Burnet., Fond du Lac County Circuit Court, Judge Henry B. Buslee, November 29, 1999 (3 days), soft tissue neck and back injury
  • Foster vs. M.D., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Judge Benjamin Proctor, June 6, 1999 (10 days), alleged failure to intervene during labor
  • Estate of L. T. Vance vs. M.D., Winnebago County Circuit Court, Judge William Crane, February 1, 1999 (5 days), alleged misdiagnosis of myasthenia gravis
  • Deprey vs. Roman Wiegele, d/b/a Holiday Inn Restaurant, Oconto County Circuit Court, Judge Larry L. Jeske, January 20, 1999 (2 days), slip and fall
  • Hermsen vs. M.D., Outagamie County Circuit Court, Judge John A. Des Jardins, March 2, 1998 (6 days), medical negligence, alleged burn of patient from an Aqua K-pad
  • Agacki vs. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, Marathon County Circuit Court, Judge Greg Grau, October 27, 1997 (10 days), medical negligence, alleged failure to properly respond to Code Blue and improper resuscitation
  • Langdon vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge N. Patrick Crooks, June 10, 1996 (2 days), personal injury - dog bite
  • Opall vs. M.D., Vilas County Circuit Court, Judge James B. Mohr, January 16, 1996 (9 days), medical negligence, alleged misdiagnosis of a disc space infection
  • Stafford vs. Hospital., Milwaukee (Federal Court), Judge Robert Warren, October 18, 1995 (8 days), medical negligence, alleged nerve injury from improper positioning for surgery
  • Linn vs. M.D., Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Timothy Van Akkeren, March 3, 1995 (8 days), medical negligence, alleged misdiagnosis of an epidural hematoma
  • Stewart vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Allan Deehr, December 7, 1994 (3 days), personal injury - automobile collision, aggravation of pre-existing conditions
  • Gauthier vs. Barrett, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Sue E. Bischel, August 1, 1994 (3 days), personal injury - automobile accident
  • Sheffer vs. M.D., Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, February 28, 1994 (8 days), medical negligence, alleged improper double footling breech delivery
  • Mrotek vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl Deets, November 22, 1993 (3 days), personal injury - automobile/pedestrian accident
  • Ernst vs. Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Gary Langhoff, November 15, 1993 (4 days), personal injury - slip and fall in a barn
  • Geiger vs. Milwaukee Mutual Insurance Company, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Gary Langhoff, October 18, 1993 (3 days), personal injury - slip and fall at a residence
  • McConnell vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, August 4, 1993 (3 days), personal injury - automobile accident
  • Trester vs. Wilson Mutual Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, May 24, 1993 (3 days), personal injury - improper protection of patrons by a tavern owner
  • Van Vreede vs. Medical Protective Company and M.D., Outagamie County Circuit Court, Judge Harold Froehlich, January 11, 1993 (5 days), medical negligence, alleged improper treatment of herpes simplex keratitis
  • Pfister vs. M.D., Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Robert Parins, May 20, 1992 (5 days), medical negligence, alleged failure to diagnose and treat pseudotumor cerebri
  • Wasinger vs. M.D., Winnebago County Circuit Court, Judge William Carver, January 13, 1992 (5 days), medical negligence, alleged improper repair of third degree episiotomy
  • Lee vs. Brandt Transportation, Inc., Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Allan J. Deehr, January 6, 1992 (4 days), personal injury - bus/pedestrian accident
  • Suring vs. M.D., Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Judge Robert Warren, October 15, 1991 (8 days), medical negligence, alleged improper handling of prolapsed cord and shoulder dystocia
  • Pelnar vs. Orr, Kewaunee County Circuit Court, Judge John D. Koehn, August 7, 1991 (5 days), personal injury - hunting accident, loss of an eye
  • Hanna vs. Goeser, Calumet County Circuit Court, Judge Hugh F. Nelson, July 22, 1991 (5 days), personal injury - automobile accident
  • Smith vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, May 1, 1991 (4 days), personal injury - automobile accident, underinsured motorist claim to determine extent of pre-existing condition
  • Joshi vs. M.D., Winnebago County Circuit Court, Judge William Crane, January 28, 1991 (5 days), medical negligence, failure to identify post-operative bleed following coronary bypass surgery
  • Bartel vs. Tracy, Washington County Circuit Court, Judge Leo F. Schlaefer, November 12, 1990 (5 days), personal injury - premises liability, improperly maintained metal telephone cord resulting in laceration with extensive hand injury
  • Popp vs. Nicolay, Calumet County Circuit Court, Judge Hugh F. Nelson, November 7, 1990 (3 days), personal injury - automobile accident, trial of damages
  • Foytik vs. M.D., Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, October 1, 1990 (4 days), medical negligence, conceded liability, trial of damages for injury to the spinal accessory nerve
  • Krouth vs. M.D., Brown County Circuit Court, Judge N. Patrick Crooks, July 9, 1990 (4 days), medical negligence, alleged delay in the diagnosis of breast can
  • Anderson vs. Cherveny, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, February 13, 1990, personal injury - automobile accident
  • Fischer vs. Ganju, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, Judge Gary Langhoff, January 29, 1990 (8 days), medical negligence, failure to properly monitor and treat patient post-operatively
  • Schmidt vs. Alfson, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, September 18, 1989 (3 days), personal injury - automobile accident
  • Smith vs. Mishicot School District, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, April 19, 1989 (3 days), personal injury - school bus/motorcycle accident
  • Wiegman vs. M.D., Brown County Circuit Court, Judge N. Patrick Crooks, January 30, 1989 (14 days), medical negligence, alleged delayed in the diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Pajula vs. Havel, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Darryl W. Deets, November 17, 1988 (2 days), personal injury - dog bite
  • Hamann Construction Company vs. Noller, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Eugene F. McEssey, June 9, 1988 (2 days), violation of construction contract, failure to perform
  • Hogan vs. Christensen, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge Vivi Dilweg, May 2, 1988 (8 days), personal injury - automobile accident caused by alleged negligence for furnishing alcohol to minor
  • Tomachek vs. Beaumont Clinic, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge N. Patrick Crooks, March 14, 1988 (10 days), medical negligence, alleged failure to diagnose spinal meningitis
  • Kadow vs. Denk, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, December 7, 1987 (3 days), personal injury - alleged negligence of carpet installer
  • Johnson vs. Gigot, Brown County Circuit Court, Judge N. Patrick Crooks, September 28, 1987 (3 days), personal injury - pedestrian/automobile accident
  • Eilers vs. Economy Fire & Casualty, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Allan Deehr, August 26, 1987 (3 days), personal injury - automobile accident
  • Hippert vs. Paiser, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Allan J. Deehr, March 25, 1985 (3 days), contract claim for violation of non-competition agreement
  • Artz vs. Kirt, Manitowoc County Circuit Court, Judge Fred H. Hazlewood, February 5, 1985 (3 days), personal injury - automobile/motorcycle collision

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Lakeshore Technical Institute Legal Assistant Program, 1975 - 1986
  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School
  • "Direct Examination of Defendant", 22nd Annual Institute of Trial Practice, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and State Bar of Wisconsin, 2011
  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Wisconsin Board Meeting, 2011
  • "Current Legal Issues", Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Southeast Wisconsin Risk Directors, 2011
  • "Examination of Defendant", Wisconsin Defense Counsel, 2011 Spring Conference, 2011
  • "Tort Tales", Secura Casualty Claims Seminar, September 22, 2010
  • "Informed Consent: Can it be Obtained?", Physicians of Affinity Medical Group, In-service, October 29, 2009
  • "Avoiding Medical Malpractice", In-service, Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, April 28, 2009
  • "The Many Facets of Informed Consent, Current Issues", 2008 ACLM Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, March 6, 2008
  • "Common Legal Issues", Midwest Neurosurgical Associates, Staff Meeting, November 26, 2007
  • "Informed Consent", Wisconsin Electrophysiology Group, Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10, 2007
  • "Common Misconceptions About Admissibility and Use of Evidence", 2007 Spring Conference, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, March 22, 2007
  • "Drunks, Mutts and Floppers", Wisconsin Fire Loss Association Seminar, October 10, 2006
  • "Managing Claims Through Effective Deposition Preparation", WSHRM Annual Conference, October 5, 2006
  • "Drunks, Mutts and Floppers", 2005 Secura Insurance Claims Seminar, September 22, 2005
  • "Panel Discussion by CTCW Past Presidents on the State of Civil Litigation", 2007 Summer Conference, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, September 12, 2007
  • "Informed Consent from the Patient’s Perspective-What the Patient Wants to Know", 46th Annual Conference, American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3, 2006
  • "Practical Aspects of Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff", Midwinter Convention, State Bar of Wisconsin, January 29, 1986
  • "Should You Use a Service to Find an Expert", Summer Section Seminar, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, July 31, 1987
  • "Insurance Medical Doctor vs. Plaintiff's Chiropractor: Standards for Cross-Discipline Evaluation,", Evidentiary Seminar, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, February 18, 1989
  • "The Law and Emergency Medical Personnel", Lakeshore Technical Institute, Seminar, April 3, 1989
  • "Trial by Jury: The Lawyer's Craft,", Wisconsin State Fair, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, August 6, 1989
  • "Treating Physician/Cross-Examination", 1990 College of Trial Advocacy, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, April 14, 1990
  • "Legal Considerations of High Technological Death,", Manitowoc Memorial Hospital, June 5, 1990
  • "The Impact of Providing and Consuming Alcohol on Civil Liability", Spring Conference, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, April 25, 1991
  • "Admissibility of Forensic Artwork Depicting an Injury", 1991 Evidentiary Seminar, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, May 4, 1991
  • "Liquor Law Liability", 1991 Claims Seminar, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, June 28, 1991
  • "Trial by Jury: The Lawyer's Craft", Mock Trial, Wisconsin State Fair, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, August 10, 1991
  • "Liquor Liability and Effects of Alcohol", Wisconsin Claims Counsel, April 8, 1992
  • "Wrongful Death Claims", 1992 Claims Seminar, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, June 26, 1992
  • "Medical Issues - Panel Discussion", Fifth Annual Defense Dialog, Milwaukee Mutual Insurance Company, July 10, 1992
  • "Consent to Treatment and Disclosure of Medical Information", St. Mary's Hospital, In-Service, September 3, 1992
  • Guest Lecturer, "Legal Liability of Teachers", Silver Lake College (EDV 347-01), February 23, 1993
  • "Damage Issues: Causation, Aggravation, and Mitigation", Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Spring Conference, April 23, 1993
  • "Medical Damage Issues", Claims Seminar, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, June 18, 1993
  • "Medical Issues", Milwaukee Insurance Company, Sixth Annual Defense Dialogue, July 9, 1993
  • "The Defense View of Plaintiff's Tactics", Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1993 Annual Tort Seminar, August 8, 1993
  • Guest Lecturer, "Nursing Law", Marian College School of Nursing, August 23, 1994
  • "Medical Negligence and Physician's Concerns", St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center (Green Bay), Medical Staff Meeting, November 17, 1994
  • "Effective Communications and Negotiations with Insurance Companies: The Defense Perspective", Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Spring Seminar, March 31, 1995
  • "TMJ & Chiropractic Care", Panel Discussion, Wisconsin Claims Counsel Seminar, April 12, 1995
  • "Identifying Defendable Claims & What To Do About Them", Wisconsin Claims Counsel, June 14, 1995
  • "Use of Investigation & Discovery in Court", Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Property & Casualty Seminar, February 13, 1996
  • "Changes in Wisconsin’s Joint & Several Liability: the Defense Perspective", Wisconsin Claims Counsel Seminar, April 17, 1996
  • "Accident Reconstruction: Engineer v. Police Officer", Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Spring Seminar, May 10, 1996
  • "Municipal Claim Procedure", Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Town Government Seminar, February 12, 1997
  • Defense View of Plaintiff's Tactics, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Summer Seminar, July 11, 1997
  • "Preparing for a Deposition", Wisconsin Fire Loss Association Meeting & Seminar, February 24, 1998
  • "Locating Expert Witnesses", 1998 Annual Convention, State Bar of Wisconsin, June 25, 1998
  • "Claims of Failure to Treat and Diagnose: Common Defenses", CLEW Medial Malpractice Litigation Seminar, State Bar of Wisconsin, May 3, 2000
  • "Case Evaluation & Claim File Discovery", Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Adjusters Seminar, February 20, 2001
  • "The State of Litigation: Defense Perspective", Dane County Bar Association, February 16, 2001
  • "Opening Statement; Defense", Twelfth Annual Institute of Trial Practice, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and State Bar of Wisconsin, November 9, 2001
  • "Beyond the Basics: Advanced Practice Issues in the Management and Disclosure of Patient Information", Wisconsin Health Information Management Association, April 11, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected in Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Wisconsin Law and Politics/Milwaukee Magazine
  • Lakeshore Sports Hall of Fame Achievement Award, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Board of Directors, 1993 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Program Co-Chairman, 1994
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Program Chairman, 1997
  • Manitowoc County Bar Association, President
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel f/k/a Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1999
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel f/k/a Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Program Chairman, 1998
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel f/k/a Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, President, 2001
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice Defense, 2005 - 2011
  • Lakeshore Technical Institute, Legal Assistant Program Advisory Committee, 1976 - 1982
  • Manitowoc Memorial Hospital, Member, Board of Directors, 1985 - 1989
  • Carroll College, Alumni Member, Board of Trustees, 1978 - 1980

Past Employment Positions

  • Nash, Spindler, Dean & Grimstad, Associate, 1979 - 1980
  • Leslie J. Valleskey, Associate, 1974 - 1979
  • Milwaukee County Public Defenders Office (Felony Division), Intern, 1973 - 1974

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church Manitowoc, 1979 - 1982
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc, 1999 - 2001
  • City of Manitowoc Police and Fire Commission, 1998 - 2001
  • Past President, Kiwanis Club of Greater Manitowoc
  • Color Analyst, WOMT Radio, High School Sports, 1984 - 2002
  • Chairperson, Carroll University Varsity Club, 2004 - Present
  • Fat Seagull Sports Corner
  • Panelist, WOMT/WCUB Radio, 1985 - 2010

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