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Practice areas focus upon tenant rights - both commercial tenants and residential tenants.  Commercial Lease negotiations and litigation.  Residential Tenant claims and defenses.  Decades of trial practice. 

Representation of cooperatives.  Assistance with set up and organization, and ongoing matters of all kinds, including member relations, real estate purchases, member rebates, contract issues. 

Assistance for non-profits, 501c3 applications. 

Handles cases before all administrative forums and state courts including appellate courts and federal courts in Wisconsin.


Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 50%
    36 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 25%
    36 years, 60 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
    36 years, 40 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    36 years, 150 cases


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16 N Carroll St # 500
Madison, WI, 53703-2773


WIGood Standing197903/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
cooperating attorney awardtenant resource center2005
cooperating attorney of the yearFair Housing Council of Dane County2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partnerHerrick & Kasdorf, LLP2002 - Present
partnerKing Street Alternative Law Office1985 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dane County Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
National Lawyers GuildN/A1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baierl vs. McTaggartSupreme Court case establishing tenants' rights
Dawson vs. GoldammerAppellate case clarifying tenants' rights
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WisconsinlawJD - Juris Doctor1979
U Of WisconsinAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Action of WI lawyer training programlandlord tenant law2014
lawyer training programlandlord tenant law2013
lawyer training programlandlord tenant law2012