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There are many areas of law that I practice. For areas of law that I do not practice, there may be a great lawyer that I can refer you to. Please give me a call.

Appeals

I am one of the few attorneys who have had a court of appeals decision published.  I have had success for clients both in the Court of Appeals and reviewing their cases to give an honest opinion on their chances of success.

Business Law

As one of only a few lawyers who have a J.D. and an M.B.A., business law is something that I work with on a daily basis. There are so many things that go into making a business successful, a proper partnership agreement or buy/sell agreement can help you avoid many problems down the road. If you are not currently an LLC and are running as a sole proprietor then I ask that you make an appointment and let me help you avoid unlimited liability.

Constitutional Rights

Suing under constitutional rights has been allowed by individuals since the end of the civil war. The law has also been in a constant state of flux in trying to deal with all of the various rights guaranteed by the Constitution in a changing world. If your rights have been violated, you need a lawyer that has studied the law and all of its changes well enough to file a claim in federal court and overcome all of the different immunities that government actors are entitled to.

Contracts and Contract Disputes

Contracts are something that our society benefits from tremendously. The power of making a binding contract is something that many people take lightly. One wrong word in a clause can cause a serious problem down the road. If you need a new contract, an existing contract analyzed, or you wish to sue under a contract please give me a call. Contract law is very complicated. What may seem like a simple contract fight can end up being decided by principles and doctrines that were created a hundred years ago.

Criminal Law

When you are charged with a crime, you need to know what your options are.  The last thing that you need is an attorney who will not answer your questions or return your phone calls.  As the testimonials on this site show, I get results for my clients.

Employment Law

Protecting your company can be accomplished with the right planning. Whether you want an employment agreement that contains all of the necessary language or a severance agreement that protects you from a lawsuit down the road, a lawyer trained to handle employment issues can help avoid a lot of problems. As a lawyer who regularly sues employers, I can help you avoid mistakes I see other employers make.

Employment Discrimination

With the incoming Americans with Disabilities Act changes and the rapidly growing field of Age Discrimination, employment discrimination has expanded. The amount of protection for employees continue to expand as Congress takes on more and more legislation aimed at protecting greater number of people.

Landlord Defense Law

I sharpened my skills in this area of law by mediating all eviction actions in La Crosse County for two years. This is an area of law that I teach to other lawyers. I have been a frequent speaker at the Wisconsin Apartment Association’s annual convention. I have defended landlords for years and have sued cities on behalf of landlords. I find that many lawyers do not have the necessary grasp of this area of law and can find themselves in trouble very fast.