Client Successes

Certiorari Review – Successful Defense

Successfully defended a county board of supervisors’ decision which had denied a CUP application.

Litigation
Excessive Force Claim – Lawsuit Dismissal

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit in federal court on behalf of police department and officer stemming from claims that officer utilized excessive force.

Litigation
Excessive Force Claim – Summary Judgment

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of police department and officer stemming from an arrestee’s claim that the officer utilized excessive force.

Litigation
Employee Wage Claim – Successful Defense

Successfully defended employer against State Department of Workforce Development claim made by former employee seeking additional wage payments.

Federal Discrimination and State Law Tort Claims on Construction Site

Successfully defended a construction company, member/owner, and employee through a federal jury trial and obtained a defense verdict on all of plaintiff’s claims, including a federal discrimination claim and multiple state law tort claims, which stemmed from the use of a racial slur on construction site.

Litigation
Governmental Immunity by School District

Prevailed on immunity defense in state court on behalf of school district on slip and fall claim by student.

Litigation
Dismissal of Federal Constitutional Claims by Inmate as Sanction

Obtained Rule 37 dismissal of former inmate’s claims against county jail and deputies stemming from claims regarding treatment of inmate in jail facility.

Litigation
Breach of Contract and Harassment Claim against School Board Member and District

Obtained summary judgement in state court on behalf of school board member and school district stemming from former administrator’s claim of harassment.

Litigation
Peer-to-Peer ADA/Rehabilitation Act Claims Against School District

Obtained summary judgement in federal court on behalf of large metropolitan school district stemming from claims that district failed to protect student from peer-to-peer disability-based harassment.

Litigation
Fourth Amendment Deliberate Indifference to Medical Care

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a county sheriff’s department stemming from claims that department should have obtained medical treatment for jail inmate.

Litigation
Certiorari Review

Successfully defended a county board of adjustment decision which had denied a CUP application.

Litigation
OWI Appeal

Successfully defended OWI verdict challenge by defendant at Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Danielle Tierney
Litigation
Breach of Contract Defense

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

Litigation
Excessive Force Death Claim

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of county and deputy stemming from a decedent’s estate’s claim that the deputy utilized excessive force.

Litigation
Pro Se Federal Constitutional Claim Litigation

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of numerous municipal defendants stemming from a serial pro se litigator’s claims that the municipal defendants violated his federal constitutional rights. Also obtained court order prohibiting the pro se litigant from continuing to file lawsuits without permission from the court.

Litigation
Fourth Amendment Cavity Search

Obtained summary judgment in federal court, which was affirmed on appeal by the Seventh Circuit, on behalf of a county stemming from a jail inmate’s claim that a cavity search violated her Fourth Amendment rights.

Litigation
Title IX Case involving University Sexual Assault Investigation

Obtained summary judgment in federal court, which was affirmed on appeal by the Seventh Circuit, on behalf of a university stemming from a student’s claim that a sexual assault investigation by the university violated Title IX.

Litigation
First Amendment Retaliation Claim in Police Department

Successfully defended a police department and its chief through federal jury trial and obtained a defense verdict against First Amendment claims brought by employee.

Litigation
Not Guilty in Criminal Jury Case

Obtained a not guilty verdict in a criminal case with only 6 minutes and 30 seconds of jury deliberation.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Drunk Driving Accident – $750,000

$750,000 to a woman severely injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver

Heath Straka
Car Accidents, Personal Injury