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Mark A. Ringsmuth

Mark A. Ringsmuth

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Appeals

About Me

Mark A. Ringsmuth, has been a trial attorney since graduating from law school. In 2005, he opened Aplin and Ringsmuth, LLC with Attorney Ron Aplin. He also served five years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage Alaska. Mark earned his B.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1993 and majored in Political Science with a minor in Economics. He earned his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1996. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all state courts in Wisconsin, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Mark is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Dane County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys.  He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Appeals: 20%
    19 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    19 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    19 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 20%
    19 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    19 years



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Contact Info

Aplin & Ringsmuth, LLC

10 East Doty Street
Suite 800
Madison, WI, 53703



WIGood Standing199603/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Distinguished Service Award - 3rd Wing Legal OfficeAmerican Bar Association1999
Outstanding Family Law AwardLos Angeles Barristers1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderAplin & Ringsmuth, LLC2005 - Present
AssociateCoyne, Niess, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.2001 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorWayland Baptist University2000 - 2001
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1997 - 2000
Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force1996 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Council on Litigation ManagementMember2009 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2006 - Present
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinMember2005 - Present
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtN/A2004 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WisconsinAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WisconsinAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
United States Air Force Court of Criminal AppealsAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
McCrae v. Porta Painting, et. al.Defense verdict.
Mia Bianca Burdett v. Research Products Corp., 2006 WL 388873309, WC Claim No. 2001-006027Defense Verdict
Derse v. Ernst & Young, LLP WC Claim No. 1991-021397Defense Verdict on Appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationDiscovery in Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Claims2008
National Business Institute SeminarWorker's Compensation in Wisconsin2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University LawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - San Diego Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of Wisconsin Law School - Visiting Scholar ProgramN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2010 Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Claims ForumScope of Employment in Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Claims2010
MadisonWorker's Compensation in Wisconsin2009
WausauDiscovery in Wisconsin Worker's Compensation2008
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtWhat You Didn't Learn in Law School2008
5th AnnualWorker's Compensation Symposium2006
Advanced Worker's Compensation SeminarEthical Issues in Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Claims2005
Verity MedicalWisconsin Workers Compensation2004
National Business InstituteWisconsin Workers Compensation2004
Annual Legal SeminarThird Party Recovery for Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Claims2003
LormanWisconsin Workers Compensation2002
Commander ConferenceMilitary Rules of Engagement and the Law of Armed Conflict1997