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Jeanne's areas of practice include business breakups and other business litigation,  insurance law, trust and estate disputes, construction and real estate transaction disputes, land use and zoning disputes, employment law, trademark and other intellectual property disputes, and consumer law.  Jeanne has handled matters in state and federal courts, including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, as well as in administrative agencies and appellate courts.


For over 20 years, Jeanne has represented individuals and businesses in many different types of disputes, including litigation involving contracts and claims of fraud, misrepresentation, trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, interference with contractual relations, and other business torts. In addition, Jeanne has substantial experience representing individuals and businesses in consumer law matters, including disputes involving advertising and sales practices, debt collection, and credit reporting practices.  Jeanne has also represented beneficiaries in trust and estate disputes, including disputes involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing.


In addition to representing sellers and buyers in real estate disputes, Jeanne has represented real estate developers, owners, and construction companies in litigation arising out of construction projects, including matters involving claims of defective design, defective construction, and theft by contractor. Jeanne has also represented clients in environmental litigation relating to hazardous waste disposal, groundwater contamination, asbestos abatement, and insurance coverage for environmental claims.


Jeanne graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1993, where she was an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. During law school, Jeanne worked as a law clerk for the Wisconsin Department of Justice in its consumer law department.  Jeanne is a visiting faculty member of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a member of both the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association.  In addition, Jeanne serves on the Executive Committee of the James E. Doyle Chapter of the American Inns of Court and is a member and Past President of the Madison Horizons Rotary Club. In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Licensed

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
    2 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
  4. Insurance: 10%
  5. Land Use & Zoning: 10%

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  • Mark H T Fuhrman

    Jeanne is an amazing attorney, with years of experience in complex commercial litigation matter, as well as many other areas of the law. She is an extremely thoughtful attorney who seeks creative solutions to the many complex and challenging issues facing her clients. Jeanne is also a wonderful and caring person, and it is a pleasure to work with her.

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    Mark Fuhrman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Todd M. Pfeil

    Jeanne is a tremendous attorney who will work extremely hard to meet her client's needs. She is a credit to the legal profession and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing litigation help with insurance, commercial litigation and business break-up litigation.

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    Todd Pfeil Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C.

2501 Parmenter Street
Suite 200B
Middleton, WI, 53562

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199303/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer - Consumer ProtectionMadison Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFuhrman & Dodge, S.C.2015 - Present
AttorneyErhard Law Group, LLC f/k/a Erhard & Payette, LLC2009 - 2015
Lawyering Skills Course Visiting FacultyUniversity Of Wisconsin Law School2003 - 2014
ShareholderNeider & Boucher, S.C.2003 - 2009
AttorneyWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.1998 - 2003
AttorneyBell Gierhart & Moore, S.C. (now Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.)1993 - 1998
Law Clerk, Office of Consumer ProtectionWisconsin Department Of Justice1990 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Madison Horizons Rotary ClubMember, Past President2007 - Present
James E. Doyle Inns of CourtMembership Chair2003 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinA CERCLA Trial in the Western District of Wisconsin1998
University of Wisconsin Law School, Wisconsin Law ReviewNOTE: State v. Seibel: Wisconsin Police Now Need Only a Reasonable Suspicion to Search a Suspect's Blood Incident to an Arrest1993
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Defect Litigation: From A to ZConstruction Litigation, Case Law Updates2014