Patrick Behrndt appeals from a judgment of the circuit court dismissing his demand for a trial de novo and awarding John and Gail Hernandez (the Hernandezes) attorney’s fees. Behrndt argues that the circuit court erred in dismissing his demand for trial because his Notice of Demand for Trial was timely filed. Furthermore, Behrndt argues that the circuit court erred when it refused to allow his nonlawyer employee to represent him in court and that the Hernandezes failed to establish a necessary element of their claim and failed to offer proof of the reasonableness of the attorney’s fees. We affirm that portion of the judgment dismissing Behrndt’s demand for trial, but reverse that portion of the judgment awarding attorney’s fees, and reinstate the court commissioner’s decision in its entirety. This opinion will not be published.
Dist II, Waukesha County, Foster, J., Snyder, P.J.
For Appellant: Patrick Behrndt, Hartland
For Respondent: Shawn N. Reilly, Mukwonago