Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.
Defended landfill owner in Wisconsin breach of contract litigation; obtained trial verdict that client responsible for $0 in damages despite court’s earlier finding that landfill did not comply with contract.
Successfully defended property insurer of Illinois bowling alley complex in first party insurance claim with over $2.8 million in property damage and lost business income claims.
Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.
Represented Illinois cooperative in two trucking accident fatalities; one claim successfully tried to verdict in Effingham County and the other successfully mediated in Cook County.
Successfully defended steel manufacturer in 4 week jury trial in Milwaukee County arising from the collapse of a warehouse and over $63 million in property damage claims.
Served as the Developer’s lead legal counsel in connection with an expedited and complex approval, construction and delivery process, including public-private collaborative efforts with the City of Kenosha, the State of Wisconsin, and the end user. The project is one of the largest in Wisconsin and includes new buildings with over two million square feet of floor space, serves as the workplace of over 2000 employees, and had construction costs in excess of $250,000,000. The timeline from site selection, municipal and State approvals, permitting, construction and opening a completed and operating facility was less than 18 months.
… for the construction of a 180 mile transmission line from Middleton to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
… for several water and amusement parks in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
… in obtaining total dismissal of Fortune 500 mining company’s lawsuit in Illinois alleging fraud and breach of stock purchase agreement seeking over $10 million in damages.
… in favor of family practice doctor for failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.
… in favor of real estate broker based on seller’s breach of listing contract. Verdict affirmed on appeal- 2015AP2627.
Successfully moved Court to dismiss multi-count charge of possession of child pornography based on unlawful search warrant.
Won jury trial defending individual charged with Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Reckless Endangerment to Officer’s Safety.
As a former Assistant Attorney General with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, favorably negotiated a complex settlement involving six entities, three lawsuits and multi-million dollar claims.
Successfully defended a right-to-take challenge to an airport improvement project, navigated complex relocation issues, and obtained a writ of assistance from court after landowner refused to vacate the property.
Successfully challenged a large special assessment and increased just compensation for landowner whose land was condemned for municipal road project.
Increased a landowner’s just compensation payment by $200,000 over the condemnor’s original offer for a highway taking.
Representation of individual clients in hunting and fishing violations brought by WDNR wardens.