I represent homeowners who have purchased a defective property. The most common defects are leaky basements, displaced foundation walls, leaky roofs, moisture intrusion, mold, failed septic systems, flooding, and failed wells. I litigate claims on a contingent fee basis against prior homeowners, realtors, and inspectors. Claims against prior homeowners are the most common because they have a duty to disclose the defects that they learned about from living in the home. I also represent homeowners who have built a new home or who have made improvements to their existing home, pursuing claims against developers, builders, and contractors. Finally, I have started to represent people who want to purchase a non-defective property, protecting them through drafting contingencies in the offer and negotiating a release when defects are discovered prior to closing.
I was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Wauwatosa. I attended the University of Wisconsin on the prestigious Evans Scholarship and marched in the world-renowned Wisconsin Marching Band. Now I live in Grafton with my wife, son, daughter, and cat. I enjoy spending time with my family; volunteering with my parish, Scouting, and my daughter's lacrosse association; traveling; hiking; biking; weightlifting; and cheering on my favorite teams (Badgers, Packers, and Brewers).
Licensed since 2005
Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Up And Coming Lawyer||Wisconsin Law Journal||2009|
|Shareholder||Stevens & Kuss S.C.||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office of Daniel W. Stevens||2005 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Friends of Scouting Chair||2012 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Cubmaster||2008 - 2011|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Marketing & Management||BBA||1998|