Biography

I am one of the founding partners at the firm. My practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance claims, and class action matters. I have extensive litigation experience in personal injury, product liability, medical and legal malpractice, business torts, civil rights, and nursing home abuse and neglect.

I am a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and served two terms on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin. I also enjoy volunteering at Mock Trials at local high schools.

I'm married to my wife, Meg, and we have with five children.  We are all active in outdoor sports and over the years have spent a lot of time competing in downhill ski and water ski competitions, as well as competing in local triathlons. When my kids were younger I coached Little League and was actively involved in the USSA ski racing organization.

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, with honors, 1980
B.A., University of Rochester, 1976

Bar Admission

Wisconsin, 2001
Wisconsin, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dane County Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Board of Governors, 2003-2007
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
James E. Doyle American Inn of Court

Honors and Awards

Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2005 - present
Association of Trial Lawyers of American Top 100 Lawyers – 2008, 2007
Madison Magazine Top Lawyers in Madison, 2000-2015
Best Lawyers in America since 2009
- Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Best Lawyers in Wisconsin – 2015
Named Nations Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Motto

Every day is a potential day of glory.

Why Did You Become a Lawyer?

I truly wanted to fight for the under dog and I thought that I could help people achieve justice.

Your Greatest Professional Accomplishment

I helped build a really great law firm that believes in human rights.

If You Were Not a Lawyer, What Would You Be

I would have loved to play for the Brewers but they never drafted me. So now that I am old, if I was not a lawyer I would like to guide raft trips in Montana.

When You're not working...

I like to hang out with my kids. I like to watch my youngest son, Rock, play baseball and I enjoy listening to my son, Luke, sing.