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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 66%
  2. Litigation: 34%

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  • John Lawrence Branum

    I endorse this lawyer. He has a wealth of knowledge about litigation, trial, medical malpractice, personal injury, the latest methods of trying lawsuits, etc. More importantly, he is a fantastic person. He is who lawyers hire when they need help on their case.


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  • Christopher J. MacGillis

    Chris is the current president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He is a top-notch trial lawyer and has obtained some significant results for his clients.


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Contact info

Stombaugh Smith & Co

P.O. Box 437
Platteville, WI, 53818


MNAuthorized to practice199507/31/2015
WIGood Standing199303/20/2015
IAAuthorized to practice law199310/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wisconsin Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Wisconsin Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaufenberg, Stombaugh, & Jassak, S.C2010 - Present
PartnerKopp, Mckichan, Geyer, Skemp & Stombaugh, LLP1995 - 2010
Associate AttorneyKasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik, S.C.1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association for JusticeVice President2011 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeSecretary2010 - 2011
Wisconsin Association for JusticeTreasurer2009 - 2010
Wisconsin Association for JusticeBoard of Directors1997 - 2009
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor (with Honors)1992
University of Wisconsin, PlattevilleN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WAJ Tort and Technique SeminarThe Times They Are a Changing: How to Avoid the New Math Pitfall Gen X + Gen Y = $02010
WAJ Summer SeminarGetting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You: Discovering Your Client’s Winning Story.2010
Second Annual Traumatic Brain Injuries SeminarThe Invisible and The Imaginary: Proving The Real And Unseen in An Age of Juror Skepticism2010
Iowa State Bar Association Annual ConventionThe Art of Seduction; Using Cognitive Science to Turn The Jury Onto Your Case2010
WAJ Summer SeminarThe Art of Seduction: Using Cognitive Science To Turn The Jury Onto Your Case2009