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Nate Cade

Dec 15, 2023

Victim of MPD excessive force seeks nearly $475,000 in attorney fees

Walker is also seeking an enhanced legal fee of 33.33% (Extra $104,848.18) based on the alleged City’s prior failed attempts to resolve and the Common Council’s purposeful circumvention of settlement in this matter.

Dec 1, 2023

$2 million awarded by Federal jury for MPD excessive force, officers’ failure to intervene

$1 million awarded for excessive force and another $1 million awarded for failure to intervene.

Jul 9, 2018

GOP candidate: Bank fired him after he wouldn’t drop out (UPDATE)

A Republican candidate running for treasure said on Monday that he was fired from his bank job because he wouldn't drop out of the race for that office.

Mar 1, 2016

ON ETHICS: Death of a law firm

A very large Milwaukee-based firm, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, has died.

Dec 8, 2015

ON ETHICS: Sometimes the first will be last and the last first

Although I have written before about social media and ethics, a recent court order has me thinking yet another admonition is in order.

Oct 20, 2015

ON ETHICS: Frivolous accusations of frivolity

A recent encounter with opposing counsel in a very terse and contentious case got me thinking about the (over)use of the word “frivolous.”

Sep 22, 2015

ON ETHICS: Billable hours for watching ’48 Hours’?

With the onset of fall, the kids are back in school and football has begun.

Jul 20, 2015

ON ETHICS: Backdating scheme fells law firm

The now-defunct New York firm of Dewey & LeBouef collapsed for many reasons. One of those, it is clear now, was that the now-former partners ignored their responsibilities to the firm and to each other.

Mar 2, 2015

ON ETHICS: Lessons learned from a mega-merger

Last year’s merger of Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs, resulting in mega-firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP, raised some interesting points for us ethics nerds (yes, we have a secret handshake).

Feb 4, 2015

ON ETHICS: Snitches get stitches, except in Wisconsin

While I imagine there are few things more difficult for a lawyer than having to report a client to the court because of misconduct, members of the Wisconsin bar are obliged to do so.

Jan 6, 2015

ON ETHICS: Don’t get pricked

One of the thorniest issues we deal with as attorneys is also one of the most critical: getting paid.

Jan 5, 2015

More attorneys turning to colleagues for representation

Milwaukee attorney Jeffrey Jensen has more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense, but he would put his fate in another lawyer’s hands rather than defend himself.

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