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Admitted to Bar

  • Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin — Madison, B.A. Philosophy, Waller Scholarship winner


  • American Association for Justice
  • Dane County Bar Association: Former Long Range Planning Chair, Mediation Committee; Law for the Public Committee
  • Dane County Case Mediation Program: Volunteer Mediator
  • District Nine Investigative Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • Inns of Court James E. Doyle Chapter: Executive Committee
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Legal Writing Institute
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art: Vice President of the Board of Trustees; Development Committee Co-Chair; Long Range Planning Committee; MMOCA Circle; Langer Society
  • National Center for Victims of Crime
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Law Related Education Committee; Media Law Relations Committee
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice: Membership Committee
  • Woodland Montessori School: Past President Board of Directors

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Personal Injury: When Criminal and Civil Law Intersect,” Wisconsin Lawyer. Volume 91:1. January 2018.
  • Author, “7th Circuit Getting its Crack at Arbitration Agreements,” Wisconsin Law Journal, February 17th, 2016.
  • Author, “Fighting the Fine Print – Madison Lawyers Wage Epic Battle Over Whether Arbitration Agreements Violate Labor Laws,” Wisconsin Law Journal, January 20th, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Automatic Meal Break Deduction Policies in Hospitals: Federal and Wisconsin Law Issues,” 2014 Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, August 2014.
  • Speaker, “Auto Insurance,” Milwaukee Bar Association CLE Webinar, October 2012.
  • Speaker, “How To Help Doctors Help You and Your Clients,” State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Webinar, May 2012.
  • Author, “Walk in our Shoes: Why Docs Avoid Lawyers.”  Wisconsin Lawyer.  Volume 85:2.  Feb. 2012.
  • Speaker, “The ABCs of a Typical Auto Accident case and Automobile Insurance Basics.” Reeseville Chamber of Commerce. July 2011.
  • Speaker, “Preparing a Case for Civil Trial.” University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Course. March 2011.
  • Speaker, “Advanced Trial Practice.” Litigation Training Program. November 2010.
  • Speaker, “Ten Tips for Litigation Preparation.” MAPA Presentation. November 2010.
  • Speaker, “Deposing Experts.” Litigation Training Program. July 2010.
  • Commenter, “Attorneys voice concern over text message ban.” Wisconsin Law Journal. May 2010.
  • Commenter, “New law boosts penalties for those who scam elderly.” Wisconsin State Journal. May 2010.
  • Commenter, “PI firm focuses on bike injury cases.” Wisconsin Law Journal. April 2010.
  • Speaker, “Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy.” National Business Institute CLE Seminar. Winter 2008.
  • Commenter, “Suit is ok’d in stadium death.” Madison.com. June 2008.
  • Author, “Preparing the Personal Injury Plaintiff for Mediation.” Wisconsin Lawyer. Volume 80:8. Aug. 2007.
  • Speaker, “Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation in Wisconsin.” Lorman CLE Seminar. Summer 2007.
  • Speaker, “Preparing for Mediation and Arbitration.” MAPA presentation. Summer 2007.
  • Speaker, “Loose Metadata Can Sink Ships.” CLE presentation. Fall 2006.
  • Speaker, “Ethics Questions and Answers for the Litigator.” CLE presentation. Fall 2006.
  • Speaker, “Skillfully Handling Motor Vehicle Accidents from Start to Finish.” Lorman CLE Seminar. Spring 2006.
  • Author, “Risking Home Equity in the Stock Market.” The Verdict. Volume 28:1. Winter 2005.
  • Speaker, “Preparing for Litigation.” WATL Litigation Seminar. Fall 2005.
  • Speaker, “The Ethics of Representing Both Sides of the Insurer/Insured Fence.” CLE presentation. Fall 2004.
  • Author, “Unsuitable Investment Claims 101.” The Verdict. Volume 27:3. Summer 2004.
  • Speaker, “New Lawyer Challenges.” WATL Young Lawyers Division, Courtroom to Classroom. Spring 2004.
  • Speaker, “Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Cases.” WATL Tort & Technique CLE Update. Fall 2003.

Professional Recognitions

  • Dane County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney Award, 2017
  • “Top 25 attorneys in Madison” Super Lawyers List, 2015-2017
  • “Top 50 attorneys in Wisconsin” Super Lawyers List, 2015-2017
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2013-2017
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, 2006, 2008-2012
  • Named a ‘Top 100 Trial Lawyer’ by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Rated 10/10 ‘Superb’ by Avvo.com
  • Named one of the ’10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Wisconsin for Client Satisfaction’ by the American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Listed in ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for personal injury litigation
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Awarded highest possible rating based on years of practice by Martindale Hubbell

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