DuBeau, Guy J.

Guy J. DuBeau

Denise Russart


Guy DuBeau is a partner in the firm and former chair of the Litigation Practice Group. His practice as a health care attorney centers on serving health care professionals both in defense of alleged medical negligence claims and in more traditional aspects of health care law. As a medical malpractice litigator, he has tried approximately 50 cases to verdict in counties throughout the state. He has represented health care providers in dozens of appeals, arguing as lead counsel before the State Supreme Court four times.  Mr. DuBeau has provided insights on cases of significance as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in all state appellate courts, in federal District Court, and before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented numerous providers before the Department of Safety and Professional Services on a wide variety of regulatory issues.

Mr. DuBeau also advises health care clients on matters not involving litigation, including issues specific to health care associations, telemedicine, HIPAA compliance, peer review, medical staffing and patient care issues. He has served on blue-ribbon advisory panels to the legislature and presented directly to the Governor on matters of interest to health care professionals. He has given invited lectures at the University of Wisconsin Law School, the University of Wisconsin Medical School, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Mr. DuBeau is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of issues specific to both health care and advanced litigation techniques through the State Bar, the Wisconsin Medical Society and private groups.

In his spare time, Mr. DuBeau is the happily-married father of four and an accomplished cook. He serves on the board of directors for the non-profit EAGLE School of Madison, as the board’s president and holds a black belt in American-styled karate.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin, Federal Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Missouri

Involvement & Recognition


  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-2024 Edition) – Litigation – Construction
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (2019-2024 Edition) – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Selected to the 2017-2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List as a Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™


Client Successes

Obtained summary judgment in state court on behalf of corporate client stemming from claims of improper billing for medical services.

Successfully represented a physician and secured a court of appeal decision affirming trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit in Satorius v. Berlie, et al., Appeal No. 2011AP2809 (Oct. 30, 2012).

DuBeau, Guy J.
Medical Malpractice Defense

Obtained a jury verdict for a medical center in a breach of contract case.

DuBeau, Guy J.

Determined the admissibility of certain types of evidence in wrongful death cases in Schaefer v. American Family (Lead Counsel)

Defined obligations of sheriffs to pay hospitals for prisoner care under §302.38 in Meriter Hospital v. Dane County (Lead Counsel)

DuBeau, Guy J.

Upheld the constitutionality of §893.55(7) and determined extent of abrogation of collateral source rule in medical malpractice cases in Lagerstrom v. Myrtle Werth Hospital – Mayo Health System (Lead Counsel)

DuBeau, Guy J.
Medical Malpractice Defense

Refined scope of potential medical negligence claimants in Lornson v. Siddiqui (Amicus)

DuBeau, Guy J.
Medical Malpractice Defense

Refined scope of informed consent law in Jandre v. Bullis (Amicus)

DuBeau, Guy J.

Refined scope of Alt privilege in Carney-Hayes v. Northwest Home Health Care (Amicus)

DuBeau, Guy J.


Other Presentations & Publications
Article: "Walk in 'Our' Shoes: Why Docs Avoid Lawyers." Wisconsin Lawyer (2/2012)