I currently chair two practice groups at Murphy Desmond S.C.: Criminal Defense (... more
I currently chair two practice groups at Murphy Desmond S.C.: Criminal Defense (which includes Juvenile Defense) and Defense of Licensed Professionals. In doing so, I serve as a mentor to several lawyers in those areas of law at the firm. I have significant experience as both a public and private sector attorney since beginning my career in 1970. As a former 3-term District Attorney in Dane Co... view profile
Creativity. Innovation. Break thoughs. These are the elements that drive our world... more
Creativity. Innovation. Break thoughs. These are the elements that drive our world forward. I am fortunate enough to work with the people that make interesting and exciting things happen every day. I enjoy working with my clients to help them pursue not only their dreams, but also to build strong, positioned businesses. I specialize in identifying, registering, protecting and enforcing intellec... view profile
Mr. Johnson is a frequent lecturer to groups of attorneys on topics including trial... more
Mr. Johnson is a frequent lecturer to groups of attorneys on topics including trial practice and process, cross-examination, attorney ethics and professional liability. He represents lawyers and law firms on issues relating to corporate/business structure, law firm dissolution and attorney departure, legal malpractice, and ethical issues associated therewith. Mr. Johnson is frequently retained ... view profile
My practice is focused on the defense of individuals and corporations accused of... more
My practice is focused on the defense of individuals and corporations accused of criminal misconduct. I appear regularly in state and federal courts, handling all types of criminal cases at all stages of criminal proceedings—from investigation to pre-charging negotiation, to practice before a Grand Jury or a John Doe magistrate, to motion hearings, to jury trial and through appeal. My skills h... view profile
Focus on contracts, primarily technology-related, including software licensing... more
Focus on contracts, primarily technology-related, including software licensing agreements, SaaS, and ancillary documents. In the past I have worked as an in-house corporate counsel for a Fortune 500 company and have advised several companies on various legal issues.
I am a technology and intellectual property lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with... more
I am a technology and intellectual property lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with fourteen years of corporate and legal experience. I have a global practice focused on mediating, arbitrating and litigating cases involving technology products and services, with a particular emphasis on software and website development. A significant portion of my practice involves drafting and negotiating multi-mi... view profile
My Zoning, Land Use, Licensing and Local Government Law practice is primarily... more
My Zoning, Land Use, Licensing and Local Government Law practice is primarily focused in Southeastern Wisconsin but I am able to appear in municipalities throughout the state. I regularly represent clients before both elected bodies and appointed ones (Historic Preservation Commission, Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals). Aside from my own practice, we have 7 other attorneys at FF&SJ,... view profile
If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.