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Richard Thomas Elrod

Richard Thomas Elrod

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Employment & Labor

About Me

Richard focuses his practice on personal injury cases, as well as representing individuals who have been injured at work. In addition to his personal injury practice, Richard also handles labor law disputes. Richard represents the Independent Employees Union at Hillshire Farm Company, Inc., the Banta Book Group Maintenance Department, and Local Union 78T: Voith Fabrics. Richard’s working knowledge and understanding of municipal laws and codes along with his trial experience and comfort in the courtroom serve Richard well in his role as the lead prosecutor and Town Attorney for a prominent local municipality.


 


Richard has handled complex litigation matters in front of both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Wisconsin Court of Appeals, including oral arguments in front of each court. He was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve three terms on the District Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, which oversees the ethical and professional conduct of all attorneys admitted to practice within the State of Wisconsin.


 


Richard has been named a Wisconsin “Super Lawyer,” placing him in the top 5% of all attorneys in Wisconsin. He was recently honored as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Wisconsin by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Fox Cities Magazine rates Richard a “Premium Pick” in personal injury and worker’s compensation law.


 


Richard is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers) and has been elected to the organization’s Board of Governors. Richard has served WAJ as a Program Committee Chairperson, which allowed him to oversee the Continuing Legal Education Seminars for trial lawyers across the state. Richard’s dedicated involvement with the Wisconsin Association for Justice also allows him the opportunity to maintain a working knowledge of legislative changes and proposed legislation that affect his clients' rights.


 


Richard is a very active member of the Fox Valley community, having served as President of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, holding multiple positions with United Way Fox Cities, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church. Richard, his wife, Polly, and their three children like to spend their free time in Door County, enjoy the outdoors.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Siddall

    I endorse this lawyer.Rich handles difficult liability cases that others have rejected and has been able to obtain justice for his clients. Works hard on his cases/

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    Michael Siddall Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kristen Knutson

    I endorse this lawyer. Rich has been an exceptional mentor. He is dedicated to his clients and treats them with the utmost respect. He knows the law and is an exceptional advocate for his clients.

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    Kristen Knutson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.

800 N. Lynndale Dr.
Appleton, WI, 54914-3017

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199403/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Top 100 Litigation LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Outagamie County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Outagamie County Circuit CourtPart-Time Court CommissionerN/A
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember/Board of DirectorsN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Ripon College N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WAJ Spring SeminarSupressing Admission of Criminal Convictions2013