Meet Our Team


Meet the highly qualified lawyers at Hansen Reynolds

A Client-Focused Team


Patent and business litigation continuously evolves. Success requires knowledge and flexibility. Hansen Reynolds attorneys and staff are experienced litigators, from top tier firms and law schools. We collaborate across offices, and across the legal community, to help deliver successful outcomes.


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Biography


Founders

  • Timothy M. Hansen Founder
    (414) 273-8473
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Tim Hansen is recognized as one of the best business litigators in the country. While he is experienced in litigating and trying all types of complex business cases, clients consistently turn to him for complicated, high-stakes contract, shareholder and fraud cases. By preparing his cases for trial as soon as they walk in the door, Tim can focus on what matters to win and minimize distractions. As one opposing counsel said, “Tim Hansen is incredibly effective in a courtroom. Maintaining a low-key, good-humored demeanor he suddenly thrusts to the heart of an issue in a way that sticks in the mind.”

    Tim has defended his clients against multi-million dollar claims and has recovered millions for his clients who have been wronged. Three of his appellate cases were recognized as among the most important Wisconsin cases decided that term. Tim is routinely recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, including multiple distinctions as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Wisconsin and Top 25 in Milwaukee.

    University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2002)
    University of Iowa (B.A., with honors and with distinction, 1999, Phi Beta Kappa)

    State of Iowa
    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
    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
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
    U.S District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    U.S. Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
    Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court

    Ranked by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 25 lawyers in Milwaukee and one of the Top 50 in Wisconsin

    Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as a “Super Lawyer” for business litigation, and “Rising Star” before that, every year since the award’s inception

    Recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Patent Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America™ publication

    Achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating – AV preeminent

    Lead counsel 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.

    Member of litigation team in federal administrative proceeding brought against Bank President and CEO by Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Led by Hansen Reynolds partner Andrew Kramer, the team prepared the case for hearing before the Administrative Law Judge. The case settled on the eve of trial on terms favorable to our client.

    Headed litigation team that obtained dismissal on the pleadings of a lawsuit brought by a corporate plaintiff against its former employee alleging violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq. Centec, LLC v. Plutshack, Case No. 15-C-1401, 2016 WL 3645184 (E.D. Wis. June 30, 2016).

    Member of litigation team that successfully defended one of the Unnamed Movants in the State’s John Doe II Investigation, which was halted and declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin; the arguments advanced by that team, in particular James Barton, were subsequently codified by the Wisconsin Legislature. State ex rel. Two Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson, 2015 WI 85, cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 77 (2016).

    Headed litigation team that obtained dismissal of complaint for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel claims. G2 Equities v. Reco Cement Products, LLC (N.D. Ill. 2015).

    Member of trial team that obtained defense verdict at trial. MSC Waterworks Company, Inc., f/k/a Mainline Supply of Florida, LLC v. Masci Corporation, et al., Case No. 2012-31274-CICI (Volusia County Circuit Court).

    Co-chaired trial team that obtained multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of minority shareholder after four-day evidentiary arbitration.

    Member of trial team in Milwaukee Cty. v. Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 06-CV-372, which settled during trial for $45M – the largest settlement ever paid by an actuary.

    Lead counsel for MLB all-star Ryan Braun, defending claims of defamation, breach of contract and fraud. Mr. Hansen secured dismissal of all claims against his client prior to his client being deposed. The case is on appeal. Ralph Sasson v. Ryan Braun et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 2013-CV-7014.​

    Lead counsel for family members alleging professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and other claims against former lawyer, family officer manager, and trustee over millions in losses. Andrea G Mayerson et al. v. Sarah Laux et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 2013-CV-2724.

    Lead Counsel for former CEO, defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and other business torts. The case settled and Mr. Hansen’s client paid nothing. James L Prange v. Orion Energy Systems Inc. et al., Sheboygan County Circuit Court Case No. 2012-CV-333.

    Lead counsel for large grain milling operation at trial in UCC case involving commodities futures. We obtained a defense verdict and dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims. Scott Alsum et al. v. Didion Inc., Columbia County Circuit Court Case No. 2012-CV-197.

    Litigated contentious trade secret, non-compete and fiduciary duty lawsuit on behalf of former employee and new employer. The case was settled on terms favorable to the clients. Caledonia Direct Inc. v. Jeffrey J Fakler et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 2009-CV-17630.

    Won summary judgment defeating $1.5M damages claim in complex U.C.C. case in Michigan state court.

    Worked extensively on an insurance company client’s appeal of a $100M verdict in the Miller Park crane collapse case (“Big Blue”), which subsequently settled on confidential terms.

    First chaired a patent infringement jury trial.

    Has argued before Wisconsin Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Thomas S. Reynolds II Founder & Managing Partner
    (414) 273-8470
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    ​Toby Reynolds is one of the founding members of Hansen Reynolds LLC and serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm. Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Reynolds was a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich. He started his career as a patent litigation associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Mr. Reynolds concentrates his practice on patent litigation. He combines his legal training and engineering background to serve Fortune 500 companies in all areas of industry, including industrial machinery, electronic systems and biomechanical devices.

    Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., with intellectual property concentration, 1997)
    Brown University (Sc.B., mechanical engineering, 1993)

    State of Illinois
    State of Indiana
    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

    Recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America™ publication

    Recognized in 2018 as Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America™ publication

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® in Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2007)

    Past President of the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA)​

    Cree v. Kingbright Electronic Co. Ltd., et al. (W.D. Wis.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel for the defendants in a multi-million dollar litigation involving eight patents and parallel inter partes review proceedings in front of the PTAB. A favorable settlement was secured after a year and a half of litigation in front of Judge Conley).

    Lead attorney 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.

    Quality Healthcare Intermediary, LLC v. CoreSource Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (Defense of patent infringement of a business method patent. Initiated parallel proceeding before the PTAB to challenge validity of the asserted patent as a Covered Business Method patent).

    Sonic Foundry, Inc. v. Astute Technology, LLC (W.D. Wis.) (Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement lawsuit. Won complete dismissal of lawsuit).

    Draper, Inc. v. Da-Lite Screen Company and Stewart Filmscreen Company (S.D. Ind.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel for Draper in a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit involving several patents relating to projection screen technology. Draper won a complete Markman hearing victory resulting in a successful settlement).

    Primex Inc., et al. v. Visiplex Technologies Inc., et al. (E.D. Wis.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel for Primex in patent infringement case involving wireless synchronized timing systems. Resulted in settlement where Visiplex paid Primex for past infringement and took an ongoing license that pays Primex a royalty for the life of the patents-in-suit).

    E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc., et al. v. Club Car, Inc. (S.D. Ga.) (Mr. Reynolds successfully represented defendant, an Ingersoll Rand Company subsidiary, in invalidating E-Z-GO’s asserted patent claims, resulting in dismissal of case. Patent-in-suit involved control systems for golf carts).

    Adenta GmbH and American Orthodontics v. Orthoarm Inc. (Fed. Cir.) (Mr. Reynolds served as lead counsel in a patent validity jury trial and Federal Circuit appeal involving orthodontic brackets).

    Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Kohler Co., (W.D. Wis.) (Mr. Reynolds represented plaintiff through jury trial in successful patent infringement action involving small engine technology).

    Dr. Kazerooni v. Ingersoll Rand Co. (E.D. Mich.) (Mr. Reynolds acted as lead counsel in successful defense of patent lawsuit involving power assist devices).

    DR Systems, Inc. v. Merge Technologies, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) (Mr. Reynolds represented defendant in patent infringement suit involving manipulation of medical imaging data).

    Hampshire Paper Corp. v. Syndicate Sales Inc. (D. NH.) (Mr. Reynolds served as patent counsel for Indiana floral products company).

Lawyers

  • Jeremy Adelson Milwaukee, Of Counsel
    (414) 326-4043
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Jeremy Adelson joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Adelson was an Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich, one of Milwaukee’s oldest and largest law firms. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Adelson was the Director of Engineering at a prosthetics and orthotics manufacturer and an engineer in the aerospace and sporting goods industries. Mr. Adelson’s practice includes counseling clients on matters of intellectual property and intellectual property litigation.

    University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009; Order of the Coif)
    University of Wisconsin Madison (B.S., 1997, materials science & engineering)

    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

    American Bar Association and Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law (2009)

    Salmon Dalberg Award as an outstanding member of the graduating law school class (2009)

    Nathan Burkan Memorial Award (A.S.C.A.P) for the best paper on copyright law at the University of Wisconsin Law School (2009)

    Blue Water Innovations v. Vevazz, et al. (S.D. Fla.) – Mr. Adelson led the Hansen Reynolds litigation team for the defendants in a lawsuit involving three patents relating to systems and methods for reducing the amount of lipids stored in the cells of a body (typically used in non-invasive cosmetic procedures) and various claims of state and federal trademark and unfair competition. All claims against the defendants were dismissed and the Court denied the Plaintiff leave to amend and ordered the case closed.

    Cree v. Kingbright Electronic Co. Ltd., et al. (W.D. Wis.) Mr. Adelson was a member of the Hansen Reynolds litigation team for the defendants in a multi-million dollar litigation involving eight patents relating to white light LED technology and parallel inter partes review proceedings in front of the PTAB. A favorable settlement was secured after a year and a half of litigation in front of Judge Conley.

    Bravo Company USA, Inc. v. Martin J. Bordson d/b/a Badger Ordnance. (D. Nev.) Mr. Adelson was a member of the Hansen Reynolds litigation team for the plaintiff in litigation involving two patents relating to accessories for firearms. A favorable settlement was secured on behalf of plaintiff after the Hansen Reynolds litigation team replaced prior litigation counsel.

    Feldmann Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. Ardisam, Inc. (W.D. Wis.) Mr. Adelson was a member of the Hansen Reynolds litigation team for the plaintiff in litigation involving a patent relating to propane powered ice augers. A favorable settlement was secured on behalf of plaintiff after the Hansen Reynolds litigation team replaced prior litigation counsel.

    Quality Healthcare Intermediary, LLC v. CoreSource Inc. (N.D. Ill) – successful defense of alleged patent infringement of a business method patents. The asserted claims were cancelled after Covered Business Method (CBM) challenge before the PTAB.

    E-Z-GO, et al v. Club Car, Inc. (S.D. Ga) – successful defense of alleged patent infringement related to technology used in golf cart and utility vehicles. The asserted claims were cancelled after reexamination challenge before the PTO.

    Uretek USA, INC. v. Certified Foundations et al. (M.D. Fla) – successful defense of alleged patent infringement related to method of stabilizing foundation soils through the injection of expanding urethane foams.​

  • Nicholas S. Boebel Minneapolis, Partner
    (612) 286-0208 EXT 2
    225 South 6th St #3900,
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=225+South+6th+St+%233900%2C%0D%0AMinneapolis%2C+MN+55402

    Nicholas Boebel joined Hansen Reynolds in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boebel founded and owned Populus Law LLC. At Hansen Reynolds Mr. Boebel concentrates his practice on IP law, competition law, and commercial cases, alongside class action lawsuits and qui tam actions on occasion. Clients often rely on Mr. Boebel as a case ‘fixer’ to assist in course correcting cases that have moved off the right track and gone over budget.

    University of Minnesota (JD, 2000, magna cum laude, order of the coif)
    Carleton College (BA, economics, cum laude, departmental honors)

    State of Washington
    State of Minnesota
    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers® (2010-2013)

    Granted membership in the University of Minnesota chapter of the Order of the Coif (2000)

    Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. et al., Case No. 14-cv-62369 – Southern District of Florida (Miami):Currently represent Arctic Cat Inc. in a patent infringement case against Bombardier, the manufacturer of Sea-Doo personal watercraft. Arctic Cat claimed that the Bombardier off-throttle assisted steering system in all Sea-Doo personal watercraft infringed claims from two patents awarded to Arctic Cat in 2003 and 2004. Nick Boebel led the trial team during a 10-day jury trial in Miami Federal Court in May, 2016. The jury deliberated for 2 hours, and returned a verdict finding all asserted claims valid and willfully infringed by Bombardier. The jury awarded the exact damages requested by Arctic Cat – 15.5 million dollars. Two weeks later in the first enhanced damages decision after the Supreme Court’s Halo decision, the presiding Judge tripled the damages awarded based on the jury’s finding that Bombardier had willfully infringed and entered judgment in the amount of 46.5 million dollars.

    Global Traffic Technologies v. Tomar, Minnesota Federal District Court: Took over case after the original attorney was disbarred and default judgment entered against client as a sanction. After taking over the case, Nick’s team secured dismissal of plaintiff’s willful infringement claim, and tried the damages claim to jury. In the end, a case that represented a major threat to the client settled on acceptable terms.

    Telluride Asset Management v. Falkenstein, Hennepin County District Court: Defended former hedge fund portfolio manager in claims alleging breach of a confidentiality agreement and trade secret misappropriation by manager’s former employer. After taking over the case from a large Minneapolis law firm, Nick led a team that secured discovery from plaintiff allowing assertion of various counterclaims. Case resolved through settlement approximately two months later.

    Metcalf v. E.I. DuPont, Minnesota Federal District Court: Represented Minnesota inventors and developers of construction software in claims asserting breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. After taking over the case from a large Minneapolis law firm, Nick led a team through the discovery and trial preparation stage. Case settled after the court rejected defendant’s motion for summary judgment on misappropriation of trade secrets claim and shortly before a jury trial was scheduled to begin.

    TV Interactive Technology v. Microsoft, Northern District of California Federal Court: Nick was part of a team that sued Microsoft for infringement of various patents with claims covering Microsoft’s autoplay technology. Case settled shortly before trial with Microsoft taking a license to the patents.

  • John A. Busch Milwaukee, Of Counsel
    (414) 379-6211
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    John Busch joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Busch was a Partner at Michael Best & Friedrich, from which he retired after 38 years of service. Mr. Busch focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.

    Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1976)
    Wabash College (B.A., 1973)

    State of Wisconsin
    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

    Multiple recognitions by Wisconsin Super Lawyers®
    Multiple recognitions by Best Lawyers in America
    Who’s Who in American Law
    Who’s Who in America
    Member, American Inns of Court (Master)
    Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    Fellow, Wisconsin Bar Foundation

    Successful resolution of environmental class action that threatened continued existence of the client corporation; simultaneously defended against the plaintiffs and advocated against the insurers.

    Successful resolution of a breach of contract claim that enabled the client, a multi-disciplinary medical practice (1,500+ physicians), to negotiate more favorable terms.

    Co-lead counsel in largest settlement (to that time) ever paid by an actuary in a malpractice action.

    Lead counsel in appeal of both personal injury and property damage claims arising out of the Miller Park Crane collapse (total damages in excess of $200 million dollars); one resolved by complete reimbursement to the insurance client; the other resolved via settlement satisfactory to the client.

    Co-lead counsel in longest civil jury trial in Wisconsin history (37 weeks) resolved to the satisfaction of the client after appeal.

    Numerous appearances before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

  • Bryan J. Cecil Milwaukee, Associate
    (414) 455-0073
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    ​Bryan Cecil joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2011. Mr. Cecil concentrates his practice on complex commercial, intellectual property, and construction disputes. Mr. Cecil has litigated cases venued in federal, state, and tribal court, and is experienced in pre-trial, trial, and appellate litigation. Outside of litigation, Mr. Cecil has experience counseling clients on regulatory matters including compliance with state and federal motor-vehicle manufacturer and distributor regulations, data-breach-notification laws, and the distribution of alcohol at the state and federal level. Mr. Cecil also has experience handling e-discovery issues and counseling clients regarding contracts and licensing agreements.

    University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2011; Iowa Law Review)​
    Marquette University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)

    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    Integral member of the litigation and trial team that that represented the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and its casino in a dispute over $50 million of 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”), tribal court jurisdiction and exhaustion, federal court jurisdiction, tribal constitutional issues, Rule 144A securities and warranty claims, fraud, and legal malpractice. Case spanned eight years in multiple courts, including the Western District of Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, and the Waukesha County Circuit Court. After federal litigation resulted in voiding of key instruments in the bond transaction, the remaining aspects of the case were scheduled for a ten-day bench trial and a seven-week jury trial before the Waukesha County Circuit Court. After ten-day bench trial resulted in a decision voiding the remaining two agreements securing the bonds under IGRA, the case settled favorably for the Tribe before picking the jury in the seven-week jury trial. Mr. Cecil successfully briefed and argued numerous pretrial motions and motions in limine, briefed several appellate issues, deposed both fact and expert witnesses, and was a key member of the trial team. See 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, 14-2287; and Wisconsin Circuit Court, Waukesha County, Case Nos. 12-CV-187 and 15-CV-302.

    Lead counsel for plaintiff in personal injury dispute that resulted in successful jury verdict for client. Mr. Cecil handled all aspects of litigation, including briefing and arguing insurance-coverage dispute and numerous other pre-trial motions, acting as first-chair at jury trial, and successfully briefing and arguing post-trial motion that increased damages award by over 35%. See Mullen et al. v. Constantini, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Iron County, Case No. 15-CV-01.

    Lead counsel for plaintiff in personal injury dispute that resulted in successful jury verdict for client. Mr. Cecil handled all aspects of litigation, including briefing and arguing insurance-coverage dispute and numerous other pre-trial motions, acting as first-chair at jury trial, and successfully briefing and arguing post-trial motion that increased damages award by over 35%. See Mullen et al. v. Constantini, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Iron County, Case No. 15-CV-01.

    Headed a complex nationwide licensing project for an automobile manufacturer wishing to be licensed to distribute and sell its products in all 50 states. Mr. Cecil researched and drafted proper license and permit applications, implemented system for tracking and updating required licenses, and coordinated with client, client’s suppliers and vendors, and federal and state officials.

    Counseled independent accounting firm that was subject of an unauthorized breach of its computer system. Mr. Cecil led all legal aspects of client’s response, including identification of individuals and authorities client was required to notify regarding breach, drafting of notification letters to affected individuals and appropriate government authorities, coordination with computer-security experts and law enforcement officials, and remedial efforts to prevent future breaches.

  • James F. Cirincione Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 326-4941
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    James Cirincione concentrates his practice on general business litigation and counseling in federal and state courts. He has experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, product liability litigation, class action defense, mass torts, and construction litigation. Prior to joining Hansen Reynolds LLC, he was a litigator at two AmLaw 100 firms and the legal department of a Fortune 500 company. In addition, he served as an 11th Circuit and Eastern District of Wisconsin clerk.

    Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2003)
    Colgate University (B.A., 1998)

    State of Wisconsin
    State of Illinois
    State of Georgia
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    Eastern District of Wisconsin
    Northern District of Illinois
    Northern District of Georgia

    Represented consumer product manufacturers in product liability actions in the federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

    Defended health insurers in numerous breach of contract, bad faith, and fraud actions alleging wrongful denial of coverage.

    Led the defense of race discrimination claims brought against a minority-owned telecommunications company by a former employee. The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her claims after discovery.

    Member of a litigation team that defended a fuel pipeline operator in toxic tort actions related to an accidental gasoline release in Southeast Wisconsin.

    Member of a litigation team that represented a major public university in multi-jurisdictional litigation against its former athletic conference arising out of conference realignment.

    As corporate litigation counsel, managed all material commercial litigation pending in North America, including products liability, construction, commercial contracting, and intellectual property matters.

  • Sarah Troupis Ferguson Madison, Of Counsel
    (608) 841-1352
    10 E. Doty St. Suite 800 53703
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    Sarah Ferguson is of counsel in the Madison office of Hansen Reynolds LLC. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ferguson was an associate at Troupis Law Office, a boutique law firm in Madison, which specialized in patent litigation and appellate work. Ms. Ferguson concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation and business litigation. Ms. Ferguson has been named a “Rising Star” in general litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers every year since 2013.

    University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2006)
    Northwestern University (B.A., 2001)

    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in general litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013 – 2016)

    Top 100 Verdicts of 2012, The National Law Journal (March 4, 2013) ($52 million jury verdict awarded to client Promega Corporation – regard to patent litigation involving foundational DNA identification patents in Promega Corp. v Life Technologies Corp.

    Doe v. Reed, 551 U.S. 186 (2010) (First Amendment action involving disclosure of signatories to petitions).

    Scocos v. State Dept. of Veterans Affairs (establishing rights of state-employed veterans to employments under USERRA).​​

  • Joseph J. Jacobi Chicago, Partner
    (312) 818-5696
    150 S. Wacker Dr. 24th Floor 60606
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=150+S.+Wacker+Dr.+24th+Floor+60606

    ​Joseph Jacobi joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Jacobi was a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. He started his career as a patent litigation Associate at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Mr. Jacobi focuses on intellectual property and competition law.

    Harvard Law School (J.D., with honors, 1997)
    SUNY at Buffalo (B.A., with honors, 1994)

    State of Illinois
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

    Led efforts by respondents at ITC to achieve the extraordinary result of persuading the Commission not to institute a Section 337 investigation improperly sought by the domestic distributor of a drug to prevent pre-term births.

    Lead trial counsel for manufacturer of LCD flat panel displays for military and other applications in two separate patent infringement lawsuits brought by non-practicing entities. The court dismissed one of these cases, and the second was resolved by a very favorable settlement.

    Successfully defended manufacturers of navigation systems against patent infringement claims by securing summary judgment of invalidity of all claims of the asserted patents, which was affirmed on appeal.​

    Represented complainant before the ITC in an investigation involving semiconductor technology that led to entry of an exclusion order preventing importation of infringing chips.

    Defended regional utility company against antitrust claims involving natural gas storage fields, ultimately developing a novel theory on which the case was dismissed. That dismissal was subsequently affirmed by the federal court of appeals.

    Obtained jury verdict of non-infringement, which was sustained on appeal, after a patent infringement trial against a Japanese tractor manufacturer.

    Lead trial counsel for an international manufacturer of recreational vehicles in multiple patent infringement lawsuit involving vehicle features and designs, engine components, exhaust systems, and electrical circuits, and negotiated favorable settlement and license agreements to further his client’s business objectives.

    Represented several manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and delivery systems for pharmaceuticals in litigation involving patent ownership, infringement, as well as claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.

    Litigation counsel for manufacturers of orthopedic implants in patent cases involving artificial knee and hip components, bone plates, pedicle screws, and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in implants.

  • Donald J. Jacquart Milwaukee, Of Counsel
    (414) 326-4936
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Donald Jacquart joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2012. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Jacquart founded the firms of Donald J. Jacquart, S.C. and Jacquart & Lowe, S.C., which together were in existence for over 40 years. Mr. Jacquart focuses his practice on civil litigation, specifically the areas of auto/motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, defective products and construction accidents.

    Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1968)
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (B.S., 1965)

    State of Wisconsin
    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

    Multiple recognitions by Wisconsin Super Lawyers®

    20+ consecutive years earning AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

    Member of plaintiff’s trial team in Bartolotta v. Nonex – securing a $3.55M settlement on behalf of workers injured in a flash-fire/explosion.

    Renquin v. Norseman Trucking, Iowa, Winnebago County District Court- securing a $1.46M victory on behalf of a semi-truck driver and his wife.

    Successfully settled a $3.5M medical malpractice case involving a botched surgery that left the Plaintiff paralyzed.​

    Represented Plaintiff in Plonka v. Keller, Iowa, Cerro Gorgo County District Court – securing $1.5M settlement in fatal motorcycle accident.

    Settled a $1.7M wrongful death/product liability case involving defective heart valve.

    Acquired a $1.4M settlement in automobile accident case involving a high impact collision leaving plaintiff with severe injuries.

  • Paul R. Jacquart Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 326-4918
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Paul Jacquart joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2012. Prior to 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 a global cutting tools manufacturer for automotive, aerospace and other industries. Mr. Jacquart focuses his practice on commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, professional malpractice, and has worked extensively on insurance coverage disputes and Indian gaming finance litigation matters.

    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 Seventh Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2015 – 2016)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013 – 2014)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Personal Injury Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2008 – 2012)

    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.

    Member of trial team for family members alleging professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and other claims against former lawyer, family officer manager, and trustee over millions in losses. Andrea G. Mayerson et al. v. Sarah Laux et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 13-CV-2724.

    Part of team that handled 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 complex securities misrepresentation/fraud case.

    Member of plaintiffs’ trial team on multiple motor vehicle accident cases (truck, auto, and motorcycle) involving seven figure verdicts and settlements.

    First and second chair trial experience, AAA arbitrations, and oral argument before Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

    Former general counsel for U.S. subsidiary of global cutting tool manufacturer serving the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

    Member of trial team for one of the plaintiffs in in the Miller Park crane collapse case (“Big Blue”), which resulted in $100M verdict and subsequently settled.

  • Marlee A. Jansen Milwaukee, Of Counsel
    (414) 939-8387
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    Marlee Jansen joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2014. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Jansen was an Associate at Carlson Caspers in Minneapolis from 2008 – 2013. She was an Associate at Sidley Austin’s Chicago office from 2005 – 2008. She served as a law clerk for Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2004 – 2005. Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Jansen was a product developer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Neenah, WI / Barton-upon-Humber, England). Ms. Jansen focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation.

    University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
    Purdue University (B.S., 1997, chemical engineering)

    State of Minnesota
    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2016)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers® (2013)​

    ​Represented manufacturer of medical devices used to close abnormal holes in the wall of the heart in several patent litigations; argued motions, prepared expert reports, wrote summary judgment and appellate briefs, and deposed key witnesses.

    Defended leading nutraceutical manufacturer in patent infringement suit leading to favorable settlement after full discovery.

    Part of team representing Receiver charged with recovering assets in a $190 million Ponzi scheme; litigated clawback and other claims in multiple jurisdictions to return money to 725 victims of the fraud.

  • Andrew J. Kramer Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 326-4945
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    ​Andrew Kramer joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kramer was an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Chicago suburbs, where he tried 60 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials to verdict. He started his legal career as Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, where was legal counsel to the House Judiciary Committees. Mr. Kramer’s current practice focuses on complex business disputes, appellate advocacy, and assisting clients in negotiating government investigations and regulatory enforcement.

    University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2006)
    University of Wisconsin – Lafollette School of Public Affairs (M.P.A., 2006)
    Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2002, Phi Beta Kappa)

    State of Wisconsin
    State of Illinois
    State of Michigan
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2016-2018)

    Graduate of the Illinois’ State Attorney Appellate Prosecutor’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program

    Lead Appellate Counsel defending a substantial judgment for breach of fiduciary duties. Successfully argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Prevailed in both the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court. Smith v. Kleynerman, 2017 WI 22, 374 Wis. 2d 1, 892 N.W. 2d 734.

    Lead Counsel in federal administrative proceeding brought against Bank President and CEO by Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Mr. Kramer and his team prepared the case for hearing before the Administrative Law Judge. The case settled on the eve of trial on terms favorable to his client.

    Mr. Kramer successfully Defended Wisconsin-based Manufacturing Company in Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Securities Division investigation.

    Counsel for MLB star Ryan Braun defending claims of defamation, breach of contract and fraud; Mr. Kramer participated in briefing and arguing motions in the Circuit Court, and was a member of the appellate team which obtained a decision affirming the complete dismissal of the claims against his client, and drafted the brief in opposition to the petition for review by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which was denied. Ralph Sasson v. Ryan Braun et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 2013-CV-7014, on appeal at 2015 AP 58.​

    Obtained dismissal of complaint for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel claims. G2 Equities v. Reco Cement Products, LLC (N.D. Ill. 2015).

    As a prosecutor, Mr. Kramer took 60 jury trials to verdict, conducted hundreds of bench trials, and argued hundreds of probable cause motions. As a felony narcotics prosecutor he served in both the Narcotics and Gang Units in the State’s Attorney’s Office and worked with state and federal law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute gang and drug-related violent crimes.

    Obtained justice for a victim whose face was slashed with a razor blade, by securing a guilty jury verdict on a charge of aggravated battery causing permanent disfigurement.

    Obtained justice for the family of a man killed by a drunk driver by securing a guilty verdict for the offense of aggravated driving under the influence causing death.

  • Michael C. Lueder Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 273-8474
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Michael Lueder joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Lueder was a partner with an AmLaw 100 firm. There, Mr. Lueder founded and chaired the firm’s national Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Lueder served Chief Litigation Counsel for one of our country’s largest banks. Mr. Lueder has served as an adjunct professor teaching Consumer Law at Marquette University School of Law. Mr. Lueder’s practice focuses on consumer, employment, banking, noncompete, class action and general business litigation. Mr. Lueder is licensed to practice in Ohio, Wisconsin and many federal district and appellate courts.

    Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987)
    DePauw University (B.A., political science, 1984)

    State of Ohio
    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

    Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the State Bar of Wisconsin (2014)

    Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™

    Telephone Consumer Protection Act – First chair representation in dozens of individual and class TCPA cases accusing companies of autodialing consumer cell phones or sending faxes without proper consent.

    Fair Debt Collection Practices – Multiple cases addressing debt collectors challenged for sending illegal collection letters or engaging in allegedly abusive collection practices.

    Wisconsin Consumer Act – Advise and represent time share developers, banks, short term lenders and individuals in federal and state court single plaintiff and class cases charging violations of the WCA.

    Credit Card Antitrust Litigation – Defended national bank charged with colluding with Visa, MasterCard and other banks to set prices in the credit card industry.

    Noncompete Litigation – Recovered over $4,000,000 from top broker and her employer for violating noncompete when she defected brokerage taking her entire team.

    Employment Litigation – Successful handling of over 100 employment discrimination matters over 30 years of practice.

    Misrepresentation Litigation – Representation of individuals and companies in dozens of cases alleging misrepresentation and violations of consumer protection statutes.

    Consumer Finance Litigation – Fought countless claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    Bank Operations Litigation – Defend claims against banks for UCC Article 3 and 4 violations, breach of fiduciary duty and Know Your Customer rules.

  • John W. McCauley Madison, Partner
    (608) 841-1510
    10 E. Doty St. Suite 800 53703
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=10+E.+Doty+St.+Suite+800+53703

    John McCauley joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McCauley clerked for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2014 – 2015) and was a litigation and antitrust associate at Dinsmore & Shohl (2009 – 2014) and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (2007 – 2009). Before law school, he worked as a management consultant at Novantas, Inc. in New York. Mr. McCauley practices complex commercial, intellectual property, and appellate litigation. He is licensed in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and numerous federal district and appellate courts.

    University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2007; Levy Scholar)
    Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 2002)
    University of Virginia (1997 – 98; Jefferson Scholar)

    State of Wisconsin
    State of Ohio
    State of Pennsylvania
    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
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    Member of defendants’ trial team in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement lawsuit involving LED technology. Resulted in a favorable settlement. Cree v. Kingbright Electronic Co. Ltd., et al. (W.D. Wis.).

    Secured client’s share of patent-licensing royalties and defeated claims of improper competition. William F. Shea, LLC v. Bonutti Research (S.D. Ohio).

    Represented minority shareholder in medical-technology company on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and reinstatement. Obtained favorable settlement. Avon Equity Holdings v. Unity Ultrasonic Fixation (S.D. Ill.).

    Successfully litigated trademark dispute between competitors in the energy industry. American Energy Corp. v. American Energy Partners (S.D. Ohio).

    Argued administrative rulemaking challenge in Murray Energy Corp. v. MSHA (6th Cir.).

    Helped obtain reversal in a pro bono civil-rights appeal challenging government actions under the Privacy Act. Shearson v. Dept. of Homeland Security (6th Cir.).

    Member of plaintiffs’ trial team in a multimillion-dollar shareholder oppression action against a major biotechnology company.

    Briefed class action appeals before the 6th and 8th Circuits.

    Defended egg producer in multi-district litigation against price-fixing claims.

    Defended chemical company in an international environmental-indemnity dispute.

  • Jessica C. Mederson Madison, Managing Partner
    (608) 841-1351
    10 E. Doty St. Suite 800 53703
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=10+E.+Doty+St.+Suite+800+53703

    Jessica Mederson joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2011 and serves as the Managing Partner of Hansen Reynolds’ Madison office. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mederson was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Austin, TX. Ms. Mederson litigates business and IP matters in state and federal courts across the nation. Licensed in four states, she focuses on construction defect litigation, management and director/officer disputes, employer-side employment litigation, contract disputes, and patent infringement litigation. Ms. Mederson has extensive experience with both ediscovery issues, including cross-border discovery, and attorney-client privilege issues.

    University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2002; Chancellors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
    The George Washington University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995)

    State of Wisconsin
    State of Texas
    State of Florida
    State of Minnesota
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013)

    Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as a “Super Lawyer” (2017)

    Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas (2007, 2011, 2012)

    The blog she co-authors with another attorney, thelegalgeeks.com, has been recognized by the ABA Journal as one of its Top 100 Blawgs every year since 2013

    Presented at San Diego Comic-con 2015-2017

    Led Hansen Reynolds trial team that successfully defeated all claims alleged against a national manufacturing company in a multi-day bench trial in Illinois state court.

    Lead counsel for national manufacturing company in multi-party construction defect case in Iowa state court, successfully negotiating multi-party settlement.

    Advises employers on an ongoing basis on employment matters and represents them in labor-related litigation.

    Lead counsel in shareholder lawsuit against corporation, achieving a successful settlement of client’s claims related to treatment of client’s shares pre- and post-IPO.

    Counsel for Native American tribe and tribal casino in litigation over $50,000,000 bond transaction. Saybrook Tax Exempt Investors LLC et al. vs. Lac Du Flambeau Band Of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians et al., Waukesha County Circuit Court Case No. 2012-CV-187.

    Lead counsel for former CEO, defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and other business torts. The case settled with the former CEO paying nothing. James L Prange vs. Orion Energy Systems Inc. et al., Sheboygan County Circuit Court Case No. 2012-CV-333.

    Led discovery efforts for a multinational defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving industrial enzymes, where patent was held invalid for lack of written description at the trial court level and this decision was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

    Part of the team representing a master limited partnership, its general partner, and its directors in a lawsuit filed in Texas state court by a limited partner alleging breach of the partnership agreement, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and statutory and common law claims of fraud.

    Part of litigation team that successfully obtained dismissal of all allegations of securities fraud against underwriter in connection with the initial public offering of a software company in a state court proceeding in San Jose, California. Dell-Oca v. UBS Securities LLC, 2006 WL 3354006 (Cal. App. 2006).

    Represented former outside directions against lawsuit brought in bankruptcy court alleging directors breached their fiduciary duties.

    Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court on behalf of industrial client against plaintiffs alleging private nuisance.

    Part of litigation team that obtained a significant settlement on behalf of contract manufacturer in lawsuit involving fraud and breach of contract claims arising out of the sale of wafer manufacturing equipment.

  • David Mungenast Milwaukee, Of Counsel
    (414) 939-8386
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    ​David Mungenast joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2014. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Mungenast was a Senior consultant at CHI Systems/Superior Consultants, President of Southwestern Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, and Partner at MedEd Architects. Mr. Mungenast focuses on Chinese law and is one of the few Americans to have studied law in a Chinese law school. He has an extensive record of engagement with China, having advised numerous clients on both sides of the Pacific on strategic partnerships, legal and regulatory requirements, market positioning and other issues related to successful entry into the China and US markets.

    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (J.D., 1988)
    Peking University, Beijing (Certificate-Law, 1986)
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (M.A., Asian Studies, 1984)
    Fudan University, Shanghai (Certificate-History, 1982)
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (B.A., History/Asian Studies, 1980)

    State of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

    China’s Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities, Marquette University E-MBA Program (June 2014).

    Introduction to Chinese Healthcare, Marquette University School of Business (February 2014).

    What Chinese Businesses Want and How They Are Going to Get It, Marquette University/Milwaukee Metropolitan Area Chamber of Commerce (March 2013).

    The Chinese Development Model: An American Business Perspective, Marquette University International Conference on the Future of the Chinese Development Model (April 2012).

  • Danielle M. Nardick Madison, Associate
    (608) 841-1518
    10 E. Doty St. Suite 800 53703
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=10+E.+Doty+St.+Suite+800+53703

    Danielle Nardick joined Hansen Reynolds LLC as an Associate in 2015. ​Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Nardick was a law clerk at Hansen Reynolds. Ms. Nardick focuses on complex commercial, construction, and appellate litigation.

    Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    University of Wisconsin- Madison (B.A., with distinction, 2012)

    State of Wisconsin
    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
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

    Member of appellate team, and one of the primary drafters of briefs, defending substantial judgment for breach of fiduciary duties. Prevailed on appeal in both the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    Assisted in drafting brief before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in connection with the representation of a national manufacturing company in an employment dispute with a former employee, resulting in a holding affirming summary judgment in favor of the manufacturing company.

  • Alan W. Nicgorski Chicago, Managing Partner
    (312) 265-2253
    150 S. Wacker Dr. 24th Floor 60606
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=150+S.+Wacker+Dr.+24th+Floor+60606

    Alan Nicgorski is a trial attorney with twenty years of experience litigating complex commercial cases in Chicago and throughout the country. Alan’s practice involves assisting clients with all types of business disputes, with a particular focus on patent litigation and cases involving trade secrets and non-competition agreements. In addition to litigation, Alan has served as a trusted advisor to several clients over his career. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Nicgorski was a Partner at Scandaglia & Ryan, a Chicago litigation boutique, and an Associate in the litigation department at Jenner & Block. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit immediately following his graduation from law school.

    Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997; Coordinating Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review; Order of the Coif)
    University of Notre Dame (B.A., with honors, 1994)

    State of Illinois
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Claims
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

    “40 Under Forty Illinois Attorneys to Watch” (2009)

    Illinois “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation (2011 – 2012, 2015 – 2016)

    AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory​

    Litigated patent disputes in the Northern District of Illinois, District of Delaware, and Southern District of Indiana on behalf of several manufacturing companies, including Illinois Tool Works, Pactiv Corporation, Potter Roemer Fire Protection and Natus Medical.

    Served as lead counsel in successful defense of a managing general agent in a million dollar arbitration filed by its former President. The case involved complex business valuation issues specific to the insurance industry, as well as breaches of post-employment covenants. The team achieved a complete defense victory (including an award of attorneys’ fees) after a four-day trial that included several hours of significant expert testimony.

    Defended international oil company in environmental and product liability litigation brought by 69 plaintiffs in Circuit Court of Henderson County, Illinois. Obtained favorable settlement during pendency of several summary judgment motions aimed at narrowing plaintiffs’ case.

    Served as lead counsel for publicly-traded private equity firm in $400,000 tortious interference with contract claim brought by former executive of portfolio company. Secured summary judgment in client’s favor, which was affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit. Nation v. American Capital, Ltd., 682 F.3d 648 (7th Cir. 2012).

    Served as lead counsel for Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in breach of contract action and secured two summary judgment rulings on a $750,000 damages claim. Rulings were affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Nycomed US Inc. v. Abbott Labs., 542 F.3d 1129 (7th Cir. 2008).

    Served as lead counsel in successful defense of national manufacturing company against age discrimination claim in the Southern District of Illinois. Secured summary judgment in client’s favor, which was affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Schmitt v. Central Processing Corp. et al., 675 Fed. Appx. 615 (2016).

    Regularly represented retail electricity supplier in wide variety of litigation, including intellectual property, breach of contract, enforcement of non-competition agreements, and employment matters.

    Counseled client on antitrust issues relating to the formation of an industry group for the purposes of collaborating on the development of new technology and lobbying standard setting organizations. Served as counsel for resulting consortium of companies.

    Served as lead counsel for prisoner plaintiff in Section 1983 jury trial in Southern District of Illinois.

  • Brent D. Nistler Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 763-1147
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    Brent Nistler’s 20-year legal career includes serving as a Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney, litigating complex civil cases at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., and running his own litigation firm for the last 11 years. Mr. Nistler joined Hansen Reynolds LLC to better serve his clients and to continue to grow his practice. He has tried over 50 jury trials and focuses his practice on business, real estate and probate litigation and complex criminal defense cases.  Mr. Nistler has tried and won cases against some of the largest law firms in Wisconsin.

    Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1996)

    State of Wisconsin
    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

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2014 – 2018)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006, 2010-2013)

    Wisconsin Law Journal, “Leader in the Law” (2015)

    Perfect AVVO Rating: 10.0

    Obtained zero damage jury verdicts for a defense client in a 7-figure breach of fiduciary duty and breach of good faith and fair dealing claims. (Waukesha County, 2019)

    Convinced a judge to dismiss complex felony charges of Theft by Contractor brought by a Special Prosecutor in a million-dollar home construction project. (Ozaukee County, 2018)

    Obtained a favorable jury verdict for a plaintiff in a false advertising trial relating to the purchase of lakefront property. (Waukesha County, 2017)

    Secured a 2.5 million dollar settlement for clients in an industrial flood case. (Milwaukee County, 2017)

    Obtained a $100,000 punitive damage jury award for a client in a conversion case. (Milwaukee County, 2015)

    Obtained a $382,000 jury verdict for a plaintiff in a negligent supervision case. (Milwaukee County, 2015)

    Won a $500,000 breach of fiduciary duty jury verdict against a client’s former business partner. (Milwaukee County, 2014)

    Successfully defended a breach of contract claim for a client-supplier against a large supermarket chain, and prevailed on his client’s counterclaim. (Milwaukee County, 2013)

    Won a Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law jury verdict for a software dealer. (Washington County, 2013)

    Obtained a zero liability jury verdict for a client accused of fraud in the sale of her home.  (Waukesha County, 2011)

    Obtained a seven figure bench trial judgment in a complex property damage case. (Milwaukee County, 2009)

    Co-counseled the defense of a First Degree Murder trial in which the jury rejected the prosecutor’s claim that the homicide was intentional, and returned a lesser verdict for Homicide by Negligent Use of a Weapon.  As a result, rather than receiving a life sentence, Mr. Nistler’s client’s exposure was limited to five years in prison.  (Milwaukee County, 2008)

  • John P. Shanahan Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 455-0982
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    John Shanahan joined Hansen Reynolds LLC as an Associate in 2012. Mr. Shanahan concentrates his practice on complex corporate litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Within the first few years of his practice, Mr. Shanahan gained extensive trial experience in multiple cases involving disputes over complex commercial contracts. He was an essential member of these trial teams and handled the direct examinations and cross-examinations of key witnesses as well as assisted in drafting and arguing pre-trial, trial, and post-trial evidentiary motions, with his clients prevailing in each trial. Mr. Shanahan focuses on complex business disputes, construction defect litigation, employer-side employment litigation, intellectual property cases, and has significant experience addressing e-discovery issues. Additionally, Mr. Shanahan is highly experienced in handling the unique legal and factual issues involved with defending significant trucking accident cases.

    Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2012)
    University of Wisconsin (B.S., 2009)

    State of Florida
    State of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

    Part of trial team that handled 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 trial team that successfully defeated all claims alleged against a national manufacturing company in a multi-day bench trial in Illinois state court.​

    Member of litigation team for Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and tribal casino in multi-party dispute over $50,000,000 bond transaction. The 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-CV-302) before settling under terms favorable to Mr. Shanahan’s clients.​

    Member of team that successfully defended one of the Unnamed Movants in the State’s John Doe Investigation that was recently halted and declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. ​

    Advises employers on an ongoing basis on employment matters and represents them in labor-related litigation. ​

Staff

  • Brian J. Ammerman Milwaukee, Firm Administrator
    (414) 837-4690
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    ​Brian Ammerman joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Ammerman was a Senior Manager and Controller for two large local law firms for 24 years. Mr. Ammerman is a Certified Public Accountant and Marquette University graduate who spent his first 6 post-graduation years working as a CPA for a local firm. ​Although primarily focused on finance, operations and employee benefits, he has acquired significant experience in all aspects of law firm administration over his many years working in the legal industry.

  • Jacey R. Curtin Milwaukee, Paralegal
    (414) 255-3044
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
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    Jacey Curtin joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Curtin worked as a paralegal and litigation secretary for two large Midwestern law firms.

  • Marisa Matthiesen Milwaukee, Legal Assistant
    (414) 455-0372
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    Marisa Matthiesen joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Matthiesen served as a paralegal for a large personal injury firm in Milwaukee.

  • Samantha Schumacher Milwaukee, Paralegal
    (414) 837-4689
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    ​Samantha Schumacher joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. ​Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Schumacher served as a paralegal for Drew Cooper & Anding in Michigan.