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Several local firms shutdown for snowstorm

With limited courthouse access around the area on Feb. 6, a handful of law firms elected to close their doors, but not their practice. Various forms of electronic communication allowed attorneys at two Milwaukee-area firms with national branches to connect ...

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Judges Night 2008

Several hundred attorneys and judges braved the snow Feb. 5 to attend the Milwaukee Bar Association's annual Judges Night. Members of the judiciary from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Milwaukee County Circuit Court and federal court system were on hand to ...

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Daniels guides Quarles into future

Competitive by nature, John W. Daniels, Jr., 59, would have liked to star in the Green Bay Packers backfield, but admits his current occupation suits him fine. As the chair of Milwaukee-based law firm Quarles & Brady, LLP, since September ...

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Court: $5,700 per hour is unreasonable fee

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Jan. 23 upheld a trial court’s refusal to “rubber-stamp” a $137,000 contingency fee, after finding the attorney only monitored a class action, and did not contribute to the client’s recovery. According to the court’s ...

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