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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
    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

    Recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation, Construction Litigation, Appellate Practice and Native American Law by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2016-2022)

    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

    Selected as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

    Achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating – AV preeminent

    Co-counsel in one of the largest shareholder oppression cases in U. S history. Payment of $314 million to three shareholders of Promega Corporation in 2020.

    Lead plaintiff counsel in a product liability personal injury case resulting in favorable settlement in 2020.

    Co-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.

    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
    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
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    Recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2016-2022)

    Recognized in 2020 as Lawyer of the Year for Patent Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication

    Recognized in 2019 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 – 2020)

    Selected as a Fellow by Litigation Counsel of America

    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
    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

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2019)

    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
    Nicholas S. Boebel Minneapolis, Partner
    (612) 286-0208 EXT 2
    225 South 6th St #3900,
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
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    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

    Minnesota Lawyer, “Arctic Cat’s Winning Team” Attorney of the Year, 2018

    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
    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

    Original strategist, team assembler and co-counsel in settlement of one of the largest shareholder oppression cases in U. S history.  Payment of $314 million to three shareholders of Promega Corporation in 2020.

    Co-lead plaintiff counsel in a product liability personal injury case resulting in favorable settlement in 2020.

    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
    Bryan J. Cecil Milwaukee, Partner
    (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

    Recognized as “One to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America© publication. (2021-2022)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2020)

    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
    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
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S District Court for the 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.

  • Jeffrey A. Conen
    Jeffrey A. Conen Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 455-0056
    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

    Jeff Conen joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2020 after a 23-year career as a Milwaukee County Circuit Judge, in which he presided over 400 jury trials in both civil and criminal cases. Prior to serving as a Circuit Judge, Jeff was elected Municipal Judge in the City of Glendale and was in private practice, handling a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. His extensive background as a judge and experience in private practice gives Jeff the unique ability to see the parties’ needs and interests from a neutral position in a wide variety of legal areas.

    Jeff has served on the faculty for the Office of Judicial Education for over 25 years and has taught judges in the areas of evidence, alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence and a variety of civil litigation matters. This, combined with his years on the bench, has given him the foundation needed to consult on effective trial presentation, evidentiary analysis, and jury selection.

    Jeff’s practice concentrates on mediations, arbitration, trial and jury consulting, and general civil litigation. He has a passion for finding alternative ways to resolve disputes in a quick and cost effective manner.

    If interested in booking a mediation or arbitration, click here.

    Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1985)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S. International Relations and Political Science (1982)

    Certificate in Mediation, Northwestern University (2020)

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

    Special Commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

    Presided over 400 jury trials in civil, misdemeanor, domestic violence, homicide, sexual assault and other felony matters.

    12 years in private practice.

    Appointed to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s Judicial Education Committee and the Policy Planning and Advisory Committee, served as chairperson for Milwaukee County’s Jury Committee and its Video Conference Committee, and was a commissioner on Milwaukee’s Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

    Interned for Judge John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • Sarah Troupis Ferguson
    Sarah Troupis Ferguson Madison, Of Counsel
    (608) 841-1352
    10 E. Doty St. Suite 800 53703
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=10+E.+Doty+St.+Suite+800+53703

    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.

    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 – 2019)

    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
    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
    State of Indiana
    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
    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 Western District of Wisconsin

    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.

    Appellate counsel on more than fifteen appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on various issues of patent law.

  • Donald J. Jacquart
    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

    Recognized in the area of Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication. (2019-2022)

    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
    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

    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®.

    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

    Recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2020-2022)

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2015 – 2020)

    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)

    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.

     

  • Marlee A. Jansen
    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)
    http://maps.apple.com/?address=301+N.+Broadway%2C+Suite+400%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI+53202-2660%0D%0A

    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
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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

    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 A. Jones
    Andrew A. Jones Milwaukee, Partner
    (414) 326-4952
    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

    Andrew Jones represents companies, governmental entities, and individuals in a broad range of constitutional, commercial, compliance, employment, and land use litigation matters, including class action proceedings. Over his twenty-five years in practice, he has represented clients at trial and on appeal at all levels of the state and federal court systems, including the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jones has substantial experience in both the public and private sectors, as he began his legal career as an assistant city attorney for the City of New York, and he was a partner and board member at two national law firms. Most recently, he served as a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

    University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1994)
    Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1990)

    State of Wisconsin
    State of New York
    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
    U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York
    U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    Recognized in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor & Employment by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2013-2022)

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2009)

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

    Defended public entities, including counties, other municipalities, and school districts throughout Wisconsin and the City of New York, both at trial and on appeal in constitutional litigation, including First Amendment claims involving freedom of religion and speech; claims of false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, failure to protect, cruel and unusual punishment, and denial of due process in the law enforcement context; civil rights claims brought by students and employees against public school districts; claims involving zoning and other land use disputes; and claims under the federal Voting Rights Act.

    Represented businesses in a range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, covenant not to compete, and land use claims.

    Defended healthcare providers in false claims, whistleblower, and other compliance litigation, including in matters prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice.

    Represented public and private employers in a range of actions arising under federal and state employment discrimination statutes, including Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, and defended employers in administrative proceedings before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and in labor arbitrations.

    Served as a circuit judge for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, presiding over a 700+ case criminal docket, including jury and bench trials, contested suppression hearings, and all pre-trial proceedings.

    Serves on the boards of directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.  Previously served on the boards of directors of two national law firms.

  • Michael C. Lueder
    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 as 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. Supreme Court
    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

    Recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2021-2022)

    Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as a “Super Lawyer” (2017-2020)

    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
    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 practices complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. He has represented large corporations and small businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the country. He has particular experience on contract, patent-infringement, shareholder, and antitrust and competition matters. He also regularly handles appeals. Mr. McCauley joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015 after clerking for a federal appellate judge and working as a litigator at Dinsmore & Shohl and Morgan Lewis. Before law school, he worked at a management consultancy advising clients in the financial-services industry.

    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 (inactive)
    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

    Represents minority shareholders in a major shareholder oppression lawsuit against a life-sciences company.

    Represented private equity firm in post-acquisition indemnification dispute in the manufacturing industry.

    Defended medical-device company against claims of patent infringement in federal jury trial and on appeal.

    Member of defendants’ trial team in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement lawsuit involving LED technology.

    Represented a consultant who brokered patent-licensing deals in the medical-device field. Secured client’s share of royalties and defeated counterclaims alleging improper competition.

    Represented minority shareholder in medical-technology company on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and reinstatement.

    Successfully litigated trademark dispute between competitors in the energy industry.

    Argued administrative rulemaking challenge before the Sixth Circuit.

    Obtained reversal in a pro bono civil-rights appeal challenging government actions under the Privacy Act.

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

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

    Defended large chemical company in an international environmental-indemnity dispute.

  • Jessica C. Mederson
    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, Texas. 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, Uniform Commercial Code and contract disputes, management and director/officer disputes, employer-side employment litigation, contract disputes, and patent infringement litigation. She is certified for entry into OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces. Ms. Mederson advises corporate clients on contractual negotiation issues and employment law and has extensive experience with both ediscovery issues, including cross-border discovery, and attorney-client privilege issues. Ms. Mederson is the President-elect/Vice President for the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association Board of Directors.

    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
    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
    U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    Recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America© publication (2021-2022)

    Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as a “Super Lawyer” (2017-2020)

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

    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 2015-2018

    Led Hansen Reynolds trial team that successfully defeated all claims alleged against a national manufacturing company involving purported product defects and express warranties under the Illinois UCC in a multi-day bench trial in Illinois state court.

    Lead counsel for large construction company in multi-party concrete precast product defect and repair case in Minnesota state court, successfully negotiating multi-party settlement.

    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 directors 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
    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
    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
    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. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    U.S. Court of Claims

    Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers® (2021)

    Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers® (2011 – 2012, 2015 – 2016)

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

    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
    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)
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    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 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

    Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2014 – 2020)

    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)

  • Michael D. Okerlund
    Michael D. Okerlund Minneapolis, Partner
    612-599-2981
    225 S. 6th St. Suite 3900 55402
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    Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Okerlund served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of United Wheels, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Huffy Corporation, one of the largest bicycle companies in the world. Prior to that, Mr. Okerlund served as the Vice President of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary for Arctic Cat Inc., one of Minnesota’s largest public companies (since acquired by Textron). While at Arctic Cat, Mr. Okerlund had primary responsibility for all legal matters for the company, worldwide, including all intellectual property disputes and business litigation. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Okerlund served as the General Counsel to Hysitron, Inc., a world leader in nanomechanical and material science testing, with offices and research labs in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mr. Okerlund previously practiced as an intellectual property litigator at the Robins Kaplan firm, representing companies such as General Electric, GE Medical, American Express, Honeywell and Best Buy in high-stakes patent and business disputes.

    University of Iowa College of Law (J.D. with distinction, 2002).
    Saint Olaf College, (B.A., Philosophy, 1996)
    University of Minnesota (Biology)
    Texas A&M University (Biology)

    State of Minnesota
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    Pro hac vice practice before federal courts in California, Delaware, Missouri, New York, and Texas

    Minnesota Lawyer, “Arctic Cat’s Winning Team” Attorney of the Year, 2018

    Erich D. Mathias Award for International Social Justice, Recipient

    As the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for United Wheels and Huffy, as the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Arctic Cat Inc., and as the General Counsel for Hysitron, a world leader in nanotechnology and materials science (since acquired by Bruker), Mr. Okerlund has been responsible for the efficient management of hundreds of litigation matters including numerous intellectual property and business litigation matters, trade secrets and trademark disputes, product liability matters, and employment law and regulatory matters across the United States, Canada, Europe and abroad.

    As counsel for Arctic Cat, launched a patent infringement action against a major competitor involving off-throttle steering technology used in personal watercraft. Testified at trial in the Southern District of Florida where Arctic Cat obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement, trebled damages (Approx. $48 Million) and the award of an ongoing royalty.

    Obtained on behalf of Arctic Cat Inc. the voluntary dismissal of all patent claims from one of the largest and most sophisticated NPEs in the country. The entity voluntarily dismissed its case, shortly after it was filed, after Mr. Okerlund set forth a detailed, claim-by-claim demonstration of the invalidity of the asserted patents.

    Managed the defense of a patent case against Arctic Cat in the United States involving alleged recreational vehicle technology and hundreds of millions in alleged damages. After a jury trial in the United States, all asserted claims were proven either invalid or not infringed.

    Obtained on behalf of Arctic Cat Inc. the voluntary dismissal of all patent claims from a NPE asserting patent infringement on a vehicle patent after demonstrating the unenforceability of that patent. The dismissal was obtained shortly after the case was filed and without the need to engage in discovery or motion practice.

    Hysitron Corporation v. MTS Systems Corporation & MTS System Corporation v. Hysitron Incorporated (District of Minnesota). Managed two patent infringement actions against Hysitron’s largest competitor, MTS Systems Corp. Both cases resolved after MTS’s case against Hysitron was dismissed on summary judgement, and MTS agreed to pay Hysitron Inc. $7.5 million to resolve allegations that it infringed two of Hysitron’s nano-scale testing patents and broke competition and trademark laws.

    Litigation counsel for Honeywell et. al v. Apple et. al. in a highly complex patent infringement dispute. The case involved Honeywell’s liquid crystal display technology and was brought against numerous defendants in the consumer electronics industry (including Apple, Sony Corporation, Arima Display Corporation, Optrex America, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Casio Computer Co., Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., Seiko Epson Corp., International Display Technology, BEO Hydis Technology Co., Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Toppoly Optoelectronics Corp., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Philips Electronics North America Corp., Wintek Corp., Samsung SDI America, Inc., and others.). The majority of the cases eventually resolved with the defendants taking a license to Honeywell’s technology.

    Litigation counsel for TV Interactive Data Corporation v. Microsoft Corp. in a patent infringement action involving the “AutoPlay” function contained in every version of Microsoft Windows™ from Windows 95 to the most current release, Windows “AutoPlay” is that part of Windows™ that tells the computer to run a program automatically once a storage medium like a CD-ROM or DVD is inserted. The case settled shortly before trial for a confidential amount.

    Litigation counsel for Best Buy in RealSource, Inc. v. Best Buy Co., et al. involving patent claims asserted in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas. The plaintiff alleged Best Buy’s gift cards infringed its patent, and sought more than $30 million in damages. Summary judgment was ultimately granted and affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

    Litigation counsel for GE and GE Medical in a patent infringement action involving gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging technology. The parties settled the case prior to trial.

  • Kelley L. Roach
    Kelley L. Roach Milwaukee, Associate
    (414) 939-8386
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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    Kelley Roach joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roach was a law clerk at Exner Legal and also interned at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 1.

    Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2021; Marquette Law Review; Certificate in Litigation)
    University of Minnesota (B.A., 2016)

    State of Wisconsin

  • John P. Shanahan
    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)
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    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
    U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    Recognized as “One to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America© publication. (2022)

    Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2020)

    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
    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
    Jacey R. Curtin Milwaukee, Paralegal
    (414) 255-3044
    301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
    (office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)
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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
    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
    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.