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Nov 22, 2019

Thomsen aims to right institutional wrongs in high-profile civil rights cases

Mark Thomsen has thought a lot about how to make the legal process more fair — especially this year. Thomsen and his firm, Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, have taken up a number of high-profile civil rights cases in recent months.

Nov 13, 2019

Dassey isn’t on Gov. Evers’ latest list of pardons. Here’s why Barry Scheck says he should be

Gov. Tony Evers issued another round of pardons over the weekend. Missing among the list of those pardoned — Brendan Dassey.

Oct 30, 2019

Attorneys work to give Dassey hope of life outside prison

Brendan Dassey’s legal team is advocating for what they are calling Dassey’s best chance at a life outside prison.

Sep 24, 2019

AGC general counsel uses litigation experience to help members avoid legal entanglements

Derek Allen, the new general counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin, is using his decade of litigation experience to keep AGC members on job sites rather than in courtrooms.

Sep 16, 2019

Former justice Butler looks back at tumultuous time on high court

Louis Butler is reluctant to say his attempt in 2008 to retain his seat on the state Supreme Court came amid a new low point in Wisconsin judicial elections.

Jul 29, 2019

Mitich helps developers with ins-and-outs of real estate incentives

To many people, nonprofit work might not seem to have much in common with Opportunity Zones and other sorts of federal development incentives.

Jun 4, 2019

Benedict, Dorman look back with fondness on years at SPD

Sam Benedict and Robin Dorman started their legal career on the exact same day in 1979 as two of five attorneys in the Waukesha County office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender.

Apr 10, 2019

Sankovitz dives back into complex commercial cases

One of the things Richard Sankovitz misses most about being a judge is being in court.

Feb 22, 2019

Amid busy schedule, Fulton oversees expansion at DeWitt

Brad Fulton started at the bottom at DeWitt.

Jan 25, 2019

Platt questions common notions about management-side employment lawyers

Sarah Platt’s work as a management-side employment lawyer looks quite different now than it did five years ago.

Dec 1, 2018

Federal prosecutor’s work touches lives beyond U.S. borders

For litigators, putting appearances on the record is a requirement.

Oct 1, 2018

Nothing routine about Fleming’s approach to legal practice

Casey Fleming makes her living as a tax lawyer, a job that may strike many as being regimented and rules-bound as they come.


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