“Judge Conen works tirelessly to resolve cases at mediation. He is well prepared and understands the central issues in question. Unlike many mediators, Judge Conen will continue to work with the parties even if mediation failed to see if a resolution can be reached prior to trial.”
Paul R. Jacquart
Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
University of Wisconsin (B.A., with distinction, 1996; Phi Beta Kappa)
State of Wisconsin
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
For 20 years, Paul Jacquart has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of cases including commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, professional malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, Wisconsin Fair Dealership disputes, securities fraud, trust disputes, and Native American law litigation matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Jacquart was a litigator at a boutique litigation firm and served as General Counsel of Guhring, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Gühring KG, a $1B global manufacturer of cutting tools. He is recognized in Best Lawyers in America© and Wisconsin Super Lawyers®.
Lead counsel in Hallick v. Greenpoint Real Estate Development Fund, et al., Dane County Circuit Court Case No. 21CV000304. Obtained $13,625,000 judgment against multiple parties enforcing arbitration award.
Member of legal team that successfully represented the Oneida Nation in Oneida Nation v. Village of Hobart, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case No. 19-1981, reversing a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Case No: 1:16-cv-01217, that diminished the borders of the Oneida Nation’s reservation.
Lead counsel in Easton v. Carpenter, A-1 Transit Corp. et al., Pasco County Circuit Court, Florida, Case No. 18-CA-721, defended semi tractor-trailer operator/trucking company for wrongful death arising from multi-vehicle accident on Florida highway; case settled confidentially to the satisfaction of the client.
Member of plaintiff’s trial team for farmer catastrophically injured in tractor rollover accident, resulting in confidential settlement to the satisfaction of the client.
Member of trial team representing plaintiff in eight-figure securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case which settled confidentially to the satisfaction of the client.
Member of trial team for Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and tribal casino in multi-party dispute over $50 million Indian-gaming revenue bonds. Bondholders sought over $94 million in damages. Case involved, among other issues: tribal sovereign immunity, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) 25 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., tribal court jurisdiction and exhaustion, federal jurisdiction, 25 U.S.C. § 81, tribal constitutional issues, 144A securities and warranty claims, fraud, and legal malpractice. Case spanned eight years in multiple courts (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Case Nos. 09-CV-768, 12-CV-255, and 13-CV-372; Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, Case No. 13-CV-115; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 10-2069, 14-2150, and 14-2287; and Wisconsin Circuit Court, Waukesha County, Case Nos. 12-CV-187 and 15-CV302). Federal litigation resulted in voiding the bond transaction’s Trust Indenture, one of three key security agreements, as an unapproved management contract under IGRA. After ten-day bench trial in state court, obtained a decision voiding remaining two agreements securing bonds under IGRA. Case subsequently settled favorably for the Tribe before picking the jury in phase two of trial.
Lead counsel obtained defense victory dismissing putative class action brought under Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 § 1681 (“FCRA”). Groshek v. Alliance Hospitality Management, LLC, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Case No. 15-CV-65.
Member of trial team for family members alleging professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion against former lawyer, family officer manager, and trustee over millions in losses. Mayerson et al. v. Laux et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 13-CV-2724.
Member of trial team in multi-million dollar arbitration involving complex contract dispute between billion dollar U.S. corporations. Achieved defense victory, recovery on counterclaim, and recovery of attorney’s fees following three years of litigation and twelve-day trial. Specific terms of the arbitration proceedings and final award are subject to a confidentiality agreement.
Member of plaintiffs’ trial team securing a $3.55M settlement on behalf of workers injured in flash-fire/explosion. Bartolotta v. Nonex, Waukesha County Circuit Court Case No. 08-CV-4394.
Successfully litigated insurance coverage dispute on behalf of five Wisconsin school districts in securities misrepresentation/fraud case.
Member of plaintiffs’ trial team on multiple motor vehicle accident cases (truck, auto, and motorcycle) resulting in seven figure verdicts and settlements.
Member of trial team for a plaintiff in the Miller Park crane collapse case, which resulted in $100M verdict and subsequently settled.
First and second chair trial experience, AAA arbitrations, and oral argument before Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
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“My firm and opposing counsel engaged Jeffrey Conen/Hansen Reynolds to facilitate and conduct a binding mediation through the Chicago Bar Association mediation service in an exceptionally difficult and emotionally charged matter. Mr. Conen was excellent in his handling of the file from intake through conduct of the mediation and we ended up resolving the matter through his efforts in far shorter than was ever expected. I highly recommend Mr. Conen and look forward to using his services again should the need ever arises in the future.”
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