Client Successes

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
Misrepresentation & Misappropriation Claims

Litigated and resolved various misrepresentation and misappropriation claims against a business client involved in the non-emergent medical transport industry.

Heath Straka
Litigation
Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues

Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.

Representation in Breach of Contract Litigation

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.

Thomas Hofbauer
Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Representation of Property Insurer

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.

Thomas Hofbauer
Representation of Scaffold Erector

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.

Thomas Hofbauer
Construction, Litigation
Representation of Trucking Accident Claims

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.

Thomas Hofbauer
Litigation
Represented Steel Manufacturer

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.

Thomas Hofbauer