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My dedication to serving my firm's clients has led me to practice in many different areas. Presently, I manage my firm's trademark and copyright practice and have appeared in contested and uncontested matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. I also have an active business law practice and have assisted clients with a wide variety of transactional needs, ranging from mergers and acquisitions and worldwide product licensing arrangements to providing sound and practical day-to-day legal advice to my business clients. I am also a business litigator and have appeared before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Recently, I appeared as lead counsel in the published case, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hosp., Inc. v. National States Ins. Co., 2008 WI App 58, 750 N.W.2d 926, and I have argued that case on appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Madison Magazine has recognized me as one of Madison's best lawyers in 2003, and I was named one of Wisconsin's Rising Stars in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine. I was recently named by my peers as a Best Lawyer In America.

I became a member of the firm in 2005.


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 30%
  2. Banking: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Debt Collection: 15%
  5. Debt & Lending Agreements: 15%

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Stroud, Willink & Howard LLC

25 W Main St # 300
PO Box 2236
Madison, WI, 53701-2236


WIGood Standing199903/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
"Top Lawyer"Madison Magazine2003
Order of the CoifUniversity of Illinois1999
Harno FellowUniversity of Illinois1999
Harno FellowUniversity of Illinois1998
Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberStroud, Willink & Howard, LLC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaCub Scout Pack 145, Commitee Chair2012 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hosp., Inc. v. National States Ins. Co., 2008 WI App 58, 750 N.W.2d 926Affirmed
FROEDTERT MEM'L LUTHERAN HOSP., INC. v. NAT. STATES INS. CO., 2009 WI 33, 765 N.W.2d 251 (2009)Affirmed in Part/Reversed in Part
Robert E. Lea, Jr. v. Growmark, Inc., Appeal Number 2009AP002339 (unpublished)Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin State Bar CLE BooksWisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial2011
Wisconsin Lawyer magazineThe Problem of Lender Compliance with Tenant Notice Requirements2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U Of IllinoisN/Alaw1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dane County Bar AssociationForeclosure Law2008