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Patrick D. McNally

Patrick D. McNally

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Insurance

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About Me

Admitted to all Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court;


 


In June 2013, successfully defended client in an eight-day medical malpractice jury trial, resulting in a finding of no negligence after less than two hours of deliberation;


 


Represented worker’s compensation insurer on its Wisconsin statutory lien interest in cooperation with injured employee’s attorneys in the second largest million-dollar verdict for 2010 as reported in Wisconsin Law Journal;


 


Obtained verdict, following five-day jury trial, in favor of subrogated insurer and decedent’s daughter against major U.S. automobile manufacturer for property and wrongful death damages stemming from a fatal garage fire; believed to be the first such jury award in Wisconsin against that manufacturer for negligence and strict liability relating to the subject ignition switch system defect;


 


Tried cases to jury verdict in Ashland, Milwaukee, Oneida, and Waukesha counties;


 


Involved in more than 25 Wisconsin appellate matters; 


 


Interned for the Honorable Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice, during the Fall 2001 semester of law school;


 


Interned for the Federal Defenders Services of Wisconsin, during the Spring 2002 semester of law school.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 30%
  3. Insurance: 20%

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Contact Info

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.

735 North Water Street
Suite 1500
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4106

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200203/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2014
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2013
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2012
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2011
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2010
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2009
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2008
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2007
Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers--Rising Stars” ®Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorBorgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.2010 - Present
ShareholderBorgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.2008 - 2009
AssociateBorgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.2002 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Subrogation ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Wisconsin Chapter, International Association of Arson InvestigatorsMember2013 - Present
Claims and Litigation Management AllianceWisconsin lead chair2011 - Present
Claims and Litigation Management AllianceWisconsin co-chair2009 - Present
Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaMember2008 - Present
Thomas E. Fairchild Chapter, American Inns of CourtN/AN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Defense CounselMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin (Appellate and Litigations sections)MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Peterson v. Arlington Hospitality Staffing, Inc., 2004 WI App 199, 276 Wis. 2d 746, 689 N.W.2d 61N/A
B & D Contractors, Inc. v. Arwin Window Systems, Inc., 2006 WI App 123, 294 Wis. 2d 378, 718 N.W.2d 256N/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, MadisonEnglish Literature and History (double major)BA - Bachelor of Arts1999