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Elizabeth Rich has been in private practice counseling clients in estate planning, agriculture, business and real estate matters for over 30 years. She is a former President of the Sheboygan County Bar Association, and has held many leadership roles in the State and local bar associations. She is a frequent speaker on various legal topics, including estate planning, trusts, and business/farm succession planning.


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
    22 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    31 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    16 years
  4. Agriculture: 15%
    16 years
  5. Environmental: 10%



Hourly ($225-325/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Nicholas C. Zales

    I highly recommend Atty. Elizabeth Rich without reservation. I have known her for over 15 years. She is extremely bright and personable. She has a great grasp of business and real estate law. She pays the utmost attention to the small details. That is the key to being an excellent attorney and providing the best client service. She has a well-rounded background and will give your case or legal problem the close personal attention it deserves. She will work closely with you and go the extra mile to ensure your legal needs are met. If you want a smart, competant lawyer who will solve your legal problems at a reasonable cost, Atty. Rich is for you.


    Nicholas Zales Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Gary Cox

    Elizabeth is very experienced. I have worked with Elizabeth on a variety and multitude of matters. I find her sagacity and insight remarkable. Her legal acumen is extraordinary. She is also very human and down to earth.


    David Cox Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Elizabeth Gamsky Rich & Associates SC

Mill Street Transfer Building
435 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI, 53073-1850


WIGood Standing198503/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2016
Activist AwardWeston A Price Foundation2014
Volunteer Lawyer AwardLegal Action of Wisconsin1995
Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceLegal Action of Wisconsin1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder and Chair of the Environmental Practice GroupWhyte Hirschboeck Dudeck SC1995 - 1999
ShareholderGodfrey & Kahn SC1994 - 1995
Associate AttorneyGodfrey & Kahn, S.C.1984 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundActing President2016 - Present
Orion Energy SystemsBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundVice President2011 - 2016
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2007
Plymouth Arts FoundationBoard Member2006 - 2010
State Bar of Wisconsin, Energy & Telecommunications Law SectionBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
State Bar of Wisconsin, Environmental Law SectionBoard of Directors2004 - 2007
State Bar of WisconsinBoard of Governors2004 - 2007
State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Assistance CommitteeCo-chair2004 - 2005
E4, Inc.Board Member2003 - 2011
Outpost Natural FoodsBoard Member1998 - 2005
State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Assistance CommitteeCo-chair1993 - 1994
Milwaukee Bar Association, Environmental SectionCo-chair1990 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. Vernon HershbergerAfter a week-long jury trial, the client was found not guilty of three of the four counts. He was convicted of violating a holding order, but was acquitted of all alleged licensing violations.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Millikin UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mother Earth News Fair Asheville NCThe Butcher, the Baker, the CSA Maker: Laws Affecting Small Scale Food Producers2016
MOA Annual ConferenceSelling Raw Milk: Regulatory Issues2016
Midwest Women's Herbal ConferenceWeeds and Legalese2016
Mother Earth News Fair Seven SpringsHow to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail2015
Mother Earth News Fair TopekaTaking Care of Business2014
Food Freedom Fest Swoope VAConstitutional Underpinnings of Food Freedom2014
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationRaw Milk Wars2013