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Paul D. Curtis

Paul D. Curtis

Practice areas:

Agriculture, Workers Compensation, Insurance, Contracts & Agreements, Defective and Dangerous Products

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About Me

Paul Curtis, a partner, practices in the areas of insurance defense, agribusiness liability, contract disputes, premises liability, worker's compensation, and commercial litigation.  Paul has handled hundreds of cases and has tried many cases to judges and juries in state and federal courts. 


Paul is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the state of Wisconsin, the Supreme Court of the state of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.



  • Volunteer / Leader for Wisconsin State Bar Lawyer Hotline

  • Long time volunteer for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Program

  • Verona Area Chamber of Commerce Member

  • Member of the Wisconsin State Bar Professionalism Committee 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Workers Compensation: 20%
  5. Agriculture: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Steven J. Weber

    I endorse this lawyer. I joined Paul on a panel with another attorney at the Solo Practitioner's Conference in Wisconsin Dells. It was readily apparent to me that Paul was very knowledgeable not only about liability issues in general but his knowledge of agriculture and the unique liability issues involved in farming.

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    Steven Weber Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Eric P. Pitsch

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Eric Pitsch DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Axley Brynelson, LLP

2 E. Mifflin St., Suite 200
Madison, WI, 53703-4269

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199903/24/2015
MNInactive200104/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
City of Verona Police and Fire CommissionMember2011 - Present
Association of Defense Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin Professionalism CommitteeVice Chair2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Civil Trial Counsel of WisconsinMemberN/A
Dane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Trial LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bowers v. Larsen CoopDefense verdict
Slusser v. Crossroad Ag, LLCDefense verdict
Novitska v. Hillsboro CoopDefense verdict

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Wisconsin State Bar Litigation NewsLeave a Legacy of Civility and Professionalism2010
Wisconsin LawyerGood Samaritans Gone Bad: Derelict Designated Drivers are Exempt From Liability2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Rural Mutual Adjusters MeetingFarm Liability Claims2014
State Bar of Wisconsin, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeFarm Liability2013
Wisconsin County Mutual 15th Annual Corporation / Defense Counsel ForumDefending Claims of Law Enforcement Misconduct2007
Ethics seminarEthical Dilemas and Solutions for the Attorney Litigator2006
Employment Law7 Questions to Use When Disciplining and Terminating Employees in Wisconsin2006
Ethics seminarEthics of Representing Both Sides of Insurer / Insured Fence2005