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Elizabeth G. Rich

Civil rights Attorney at Plymouth, WI

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Rich Law SC

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1985
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elizabeth

Learn Elizabeth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    I represent people who are being subjected to involuntary mental health treatment and forced drugging.

  2. Estate planning

    23 years

  3. Agriculture

    23 years

  4. Environmental and natural resources

  5. Real estate

    38 years

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.

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Rich Law SC
435 E. Mill Street, Suite 3
Mill Street Transfer Building
Plymouth, WI, 53073-1850


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Anna Lee | December 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend for Complex Issues
I was lucky enough to get Attorney Elizabeth Rich twice using the Avvo Legal Services Portal for consultations regarding a very complicated issue involving a small church in Wisconsin. Elizabeth was the first attorney I spoke to using Avvo, and I walked away from that phone call telling myself that was the best thing I ever did. She armed me with concrete next steps as well as a handful of different resources to help me find more information. I really had no idea where to turn at that point and Elizabeth pointed me in a direction which catapulted me forward. Almost a month later, using the Avvo Legal Services portal again, I was assigned Attorney Elizabeth. When I realized it was her I was absolutely delighted. Sure enough, she listened to how things had progressed and even told me she had reached out to lawyers in the area about my case to see if anyone was willing to help. It was just what I needed to feel hopeful again and feel a sense of direction. I highly recommend Attorney Elizabeth Rich, she will listen to your story and do her best to give you honest and thoughtful advice.
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Posted by Chris | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Competant, a Pleasure to work With.
I needed advice on a trademark for a new product. Atty. Rich was very helpful and her fees were most reasonable.
Posted by JoAnne | May 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dispute over use of Architectural plans and related fees.
Well worth the trip to Plymouth WI for solid advice and resolution. We were charged additional architectural fees that were excessive under the auspices of a copyright stamp without contractual agreement. Small business owners put her on your go to list for help!!
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2009
Helped with realestate problem.
Elizabeth was extremely helpful in helping us with a buyer from our house whose loan fell apart and we threatened to take legal action. She is also my fathers lawyer and we will always use her in any type of real estate issue.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2009
Easement/Landlocked property dispute
Our family interviewed at least 25 attorneys in the process of trying to find compentant representation to fight off developers who have been attacking our family farm and wetlands area in Door County, Wisconsin for the last 14 years. Our farm which has been in our family for 140 years. We have been able to fight off the scoundrals trying to take our land for an easement/road until recently, when we felt we needed legal assistance. Every attorney we called knew very little about easement disputes/law, or they were counciling us to settle by giving an easement (not an option). Or they seemed threatened by clients who wanted to be actively involved in their case. Elizabeth, "got" the issues right away, and has been a tiger in our corner every step of the way. We can't imagine a more trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable attorney regarding easement and land law in the state of Wisconsin. We now can sleep at night knowing Elizabeth is in our corner.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2009
Endorsement of Elizabeth G. Rich
Elizabeth is an outstanding attorney possessing the rare ability to combine a sophisticated understanding of a challenging area of law with "real life" pragmaticism and impecable business jugdment.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009
Best Attorney in Sheboygan County
We paid a lot of money to incorporate, draft our service agreements, setup our business etc. We spent a lot of time chasing our attorney down to get help. He didn't seem to be interested in returning our phone calls. Two years down the line we meet Elizabeth and we ask her for help with a client dispute only to find that out that our agreements were a joke. We just didn't have the protection that we thought we had. We worked with Elizabeth Rich to re-write our agreements. When we saw her work we noticed two things. 1. Our new agreement was easy to understand (our previous agreement was heavy in the legalese dept.), 2. our new agreement provided us with far more protection than we had before. We will continue to work with Elizabeth Rich moving forward.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder and Chair of the Environmental Practice Group
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudeck SC
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Shareholder
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
  • 1984 - 1993


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 1984
  • Millikin University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • State of Wisconsin v. Vernon Hershberger
  • After 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.


  • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
  • Acting President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Orion Energy Systems
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Plymouth Arts Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Energy & Telecommunications Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - 2007
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Environmental Law Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2007
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Assistance Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • E4, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Outpost Natural Foods
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2005
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Assistance Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Environmental Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Activist Award
  • Weston A Price Foundation
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Lawyer Award
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • 1987
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  • National Business Institute Publication
  • Organic Farming Business Law
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Organic Farming Business Law
  • 2016
  • Mother Earth News Fair Asheville NC
  • The Butcher, the Baker, the CSA Maker: Laws Affecting Small Scale Food Producers
  • 2016
  • MOA Annual Conference
  • Selling Raw Milk: Regulatory Issues
  • 2016
  • Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
  • Weeds and Legalese
  • 2016
  • Mother Earth News Fair Seven Springs
  • How to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail
  • 2015
  • Mother Earth News Fair Topeka
  • Taking Care of Business
  • 2014
  • Food Freedom Fest Swoope VA
  • Constitutional Underpinnings of Food Freedom
  • 2014
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Raw Milk Wars
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (16)
Endorse Elizabeth
Business Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Agriculture Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Elizabeth on a number of litigation matters and consider her to be an excellent lawyer. She is probably the most knowledgeable attorney I know on environmental and natural resources law and litigation. Elizabeth is a thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, and zealous advocate for her clients. If I were ever in need of another counsel to represent me, I would not hesitate to contact Elizabeth."
Agriculture Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Elizabeth for the past six years and would strongly recommend her to anyone seeking help in any area of law in which she practices. She has taken on and won tough cases that many attorneys would not even touch. She's highly skilled in a number of areas, including agricultural, transactional, environmental , administrative, and zoning law, She's also a top litigator who has been extremely successful in court throughout her career. She is compassionate yet candid with her clients regarding their prospects of success. Elizabeth takes a professional, no nonsense, common sense approach to her work and is very thorough in her preparation. She's well liked and respected by those who work with her."
General practice Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Rich on several matters and have found her to be a conscientious and extremely skilled attorney."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Elizabeth on a number of matters and have referred clients to her. She is an excellent attorney and knows how to quickly get to the heart of a matter in the most cost efficient manner. In one particular matter that I referred to her, she had to go up against a large firm. The client was initially apprehensive because of the size of her firm. However, she quickly dispensed of that apprehension and methodically worked out a very successful outcome for the client."
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Workers compensation
Bankruptcy and debt
Land use and zoning
Criminal defense
Environmental and natural resources
Personal injury
Lawsuits and disputes
Bankruptcy and debt
Environmental and natural resources
Environmental and natural resources
Intellectual property
Debt collection
Real estate