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
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
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
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.