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


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%



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  • John F. Gaebler

    Howard is practical and direct. He gets results.


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  • Ernesto Romero

    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.


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Contact info

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

13935 Bishop's Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI, 53005-6605


WIGood Standing197103/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Leading Lawyer for LitigationM Magazine2015
2014 Leading Lawyer for LitigationM Magazine2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Wisconsin Super LawyersLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
RecognitionBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Since 1987Martindale-HubbellN/A
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of WIThe National Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/AttorneyDeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Wisconsin Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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 WisconsinFederal Mandate
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Contributor to the Police Misconduct Litigation Packet2013
Trial Practice Book - Chapter 7: Jury Management During TrialState Bar of Wisconsin2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weekly MeetingLegal Matters2013
NBI SeminarComplex Lien Resolution in Personal Injury Settlements2013
NBI SeminarHandling the Police Liability Claim2013