Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice... more
Michael Riley is a third-generation Madison lawyer. Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance issues, mediation and arbitration. He has lectured and written extensively on matters relating to the preparation and trial of lawsuits. Mike has taught trial advocacy and negotiation at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has been a featured speaker at a number ... view profile
I'm a trial lawyer who focuses on complex personal injury, commercial litigation,... more
I'm a trial lawyer who focuses on complex personal injury, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage matters in state and federal courts in Wisconsin. Since 2008, I've gained experience in contentious litigation as well as in trial and appellate practice. As lead or supporting counsel, I've tried over a dozen cases to juries, tried over twenty cases to judges or court commissioners, arbit... view profile
After serving five years as an commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Doherty... more
After serving five years as an commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Doherty joined the law firm of Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp and Sleik in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mr. Doherty handles civil litigation matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, business and commercial litigation, real estate disputes and construction defect claims. He is licensed and practies in... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.