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Howard B. Schoenfeld

Litigation Attorney at Brookfield, WI

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1971
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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I enjoy Bass fishing, competitive tournament tennis, and spending time with my beloved dog, Primo.  

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DeWitt Ross & Stevens
13935 Bishop's Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI, 53005-6605

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Posted by Kathy and Floyd | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust and Profound Gratitude!
After retaining Dewitt, Ross and Stevens for a previous legal matter, we felt confident returning for help with a serious accident involving life threatening injuries. Howard Schoenfeld exhibited professional expertise, outstanding legal knowledge and persistent diligence that obtained the maximum settlement for us. The kindness and frequent communication from Howard and Vicki Schmidt was greatly appreciated. Howard has our trust and profound gratitude.
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Posted by Douglas | February 27, 2015
Good Results - Cost Effective
Howard Schoenfeld brings his many years of experience to bear on the matters he handles. He is a calm and deliberate presence. Howard is aware that litigation can be expensive and time-consuming—and does everything in his power to deliver good results in a cost-effective way. He will not waste your time or money. A very able lawyer.
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Posted by Theodore | August 6, 2013
I am an international German businessman who was looking for a litigator in Waukesha County. I was referred to Attorney Schoenfeld through another international company where I had prior business relations. My company had sent $500,000 worth of product to a large manufacturing company in Wisconsin and after receipt of the product the company failed to pay for the product or return the product. I hired Attorney Schoenfeld to file a Complaint. Howard has a very direct, clear-cut, non-rubbish type of approach to business. I not only received a good upshot but I learned a few things from Howard on the art and craft of negotiating.
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Posted by Linda | July 26, 2013
Howard Schoenfeld - An Excellent Attorney in Our Estimation
Howard was our attorney regarding a nasty dispute we had with our condo association. He was able to obtain a favorable resolution for us thanks to his outstanding legal knowledge and excellent communication skills. We were so pleased with his impeccable attention to detail and would not hesitate to work with him again.
Posted by Amy | July 25, 2013
Past Client
I am a past client of Howards. I had a case where he defended me in a two-week trial. I remember after the trial was over one of the jury people came up to us in the parking lot. They asked Howard if it was “ok” to talk to him. He said since the case was over it would be fine. She told us that among the four lawyers in the trial she liked Howard the best because he “didn’t talk like a lawyer.” I have to agree, it was a lot of technical information that had to be conveyed and Howard did a great job explaining the information.
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Posted by Jeff | July 22, 2013
Straight Forward Ethical Attorney
Howard is a straight forward attorney. He explained the litigation process and the approximate cost of taking my case to trial. As a small business owner I was not sure if I would be able to afford to pursue my claim. I was happy that he kept me updated on my case every week and his strategic thinking helped my case in the long run.
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Posted by Pete | June 25, 2013
Compelling and Professional
Howard was lead counsel when we as developers brought suit against the municipality for civil rights violations in federal court. We were awarded not only damages, but also our legal fees. Howard was easy to work with and very compelling and professional in presenting our case to the jury.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • 2003 - Present


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Case
  • $1.7 Million Settlement
  • Developer and Violation of Civil Rights
  • $800,000 plus award of attorneys fees
  • Mindy Linda Panitch v. State of Wisconsin
  • Federal Mandate
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  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Leading Lawyer for Litigation
  • M Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2014 Leading Lawyer for Litigation
  • M Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Since 1987
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of WI
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Contributor to the Police Misconduct Litigation Packet
  • 2013
  • Trial Practice Book - Chapter 7: Jury Management During Trial
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Meeting
  • Legal Matters
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Howard is practical and direct. He gets results."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Howard for eight years. He is perceptive, experienced, hard-working, and generally regarded as a superbly competent trial attorney. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an attorney's attorney. I've used him for years for not only my clients but as my own personal lawyer. He is one of the very best, and a most highly thought of trial lawyer in the state of Wisconsin. Great ethics, great integrity, and extraordinarily competent."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Howard Schoenfeld is the quintessential trial lawyer. In my opinion, you would be hard-pressed to find an attorney with better ethics, courtroom instincts and professional pedigree. It has been a pleasure to practice with Howard for the past 8 years and I consider him one of our firm's best assets."
Brookfield Litigation Lawyer Howard B. Schoenfeld
Howard B. Schoenfeld
Litigation Attorney
Brookfield, WI
Licensed for 52 years
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