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Dwight D. Darrow

Personal injury Attorney at Sheboygan, WI

4.4   19 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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LEADING THE WAY AS “THE BEST LAW FIRM IN SHEBOYGAN COUNTY”.

I grew up in Connecticut. I traveled to Wisconsin to attend Marquette Law School and graduated with my Juris Doctor degree in 1982. I live in Cascade, Wisconsin. I have many and varied personal interests; including farming; building; historic building preservation, and antiques.

I am proud to be an attorney. I truly feel that my works helps people through tremendously difficult times.

Client's Choice 2016
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Licensed for 40 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Darrow & Dietrich Law Offices
822 Niagara Ave
Sheboygan, WI, 53081-4014

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
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Dwight received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by michael | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Winner
Attorney Darrow is absolutely the best trial lawyer I ever observed in action. I watched him skillfully exam and cross exam witnesses. He knows how to ask questions and present a winning case. At trial he was extremely organized and well prepared. His team behind the scenes put together the facts and details, nothing was left to chance. The one thing I was concerned about was my dad and his lack of understanding of the legal process of divorce, but attorney Darrow was compassionate and helpful to him, I can not be more pleased! I live far away from my father, and when I contacted his team, they were so prompt and honest in answering all of my questions.
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Posted by Darren | August 11, 2016
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100% Satisfied
No one wants to need legal counsel but if you do Dwight Darrow will do everything legally possible to obtain the best possible outcome for you. Dwight and his team made me feel as comfortable, calm, and confidant as is possible in these types of situations. Their response time was amazing and the outcome was far better than I imagined possible. Thank you Dwight D Darrow and team!
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Posted by Laura | August 3, 2016
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Attorney Dwight Darrow is the best, A+.
Maneuvering the murky waters of co-parenting can be difficult; maneuvering with an angry, lying, misogynist, who is paranoid and narcissistic was a sinking situation for my sons. Dwight was a life boat in an impossible situation. He provided calm, pragmatic solutions to our complex problems. He knew how to represent our situation and call out the insincere theatrics by the other party. For the last four years, I have relied on his experience and expertise for our unique situation. Throughout this time, Attorney Darrow has been fair with his fees and generous in his understanding of our complex international case. His staff is prompt, professional, attentive and organized. I can offer Attorney Darrow, and the staff at Darrow & Dietrich, only my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Johnny Sinner | July 28, 2016
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Very Thoughtful and Well Reasoned Advice
During my time with Dwight D. Darrow I found him to be of the greatest help. Legal matters are super complex and very difficult for me to understand. Anytime that I had a question or concern about anything, all I would have to do was ask. Dwight would be so kind to break it down into terms that were easy for me to understand.
Posted by Annette | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Firm
Life is full of challenges, but nothing like I was faced with in April 2015. After 19 1/2 years of marriage, seven children, and doing everything I thought I was supposed to do as a wife, I was faced with the cold hard facts that my marriage was ending. I didn't know what to do or where to go. A friend referred me to Atty Darrow, and I am so greatful she did. The first time I walked into his office, met his staff and Atty Darrow, I knew my children and I were in good hands. From that day on, Atty Darrow explained, supported and guided me through all the many court dates. His knowledge, experience, integrity, and compassion for my case gave me the strength to stand up for myself and my children. I am a stronger, better more confident person and mother because of his support; he has always given me the truth and instruction I needed to get through those tough days. I know he will continue to be there as new issues arise and he will follow through with every detail and professionalism needed to get the best results for myself and my children. I trust Atty Darrow and his staff completely.
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Posted by Lisa | July 23, 2016
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Paid Knight in shining armor
During a very emotional devastating divorce Dwight D. Darrow was my paid knight in shining armor. From day one he was up front, honest and very kind. He gave me words of encouragement when needed and said things I needed to hear, even though I did not want to hear them. No doubt, I tested his patience and he tested mine. He has a strong sense of confidence that comes from his many years of experience and it shows both inside and outside the court room. He knew which experts to hire, what to expect and kept me on track. I always felt he was concerned for my well being and I trusted his advice 100%. His quick wit and sassy sense of humor made me laugh and smile, which was not an easy thing to do at that time. Dwight was more than fair and very generous in his billing practices. His paralegals were prompt, attentive and very well organized. I would & have referred other friends to Dwight. I am grateful God gave me Dwight Darrow as my attorney, during one of the most difficult times of my life. Thank you Dwight and the entire staff at your office, you have my highest recommendation. Lisa
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
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Professional and attentive
Divorce is a challenging and emotional time. Attorney Darrow does a great job of easing the tension. He took the time to explain how each step works and what to expect. He was forceful with opposing counsel when needed but always acted in a professional manner. Attorney Darrow answers emails and questions as soon as possible, even after hours or on the weekend. His experience is obvious, and I had full confidence in him from my initial consultation to the final hearing. My ex made sure the divorce was contentious and challenging. Attorney Darrow handled each phase with poise. I don't understand the negative reviews on here, I would hire Attorney Darrow again in a heartbeat (I just hope I never need to).
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Posted by Johanna | December 9, 2015
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Assertive, honest.
My family had survived significant trauma, then were served with sole custody papers. The stress and psychological effects were overwhelmingly draining in every way. Dwight was the most competent lawyer I have encountered. He is a combination of assertiveness and compassion. I felt protected and my family knew to their core we were not in danger. He did not pull any punches with me, he told me what I needed to do to keep my child. It was not always what I wanted to hear but I listened and I won.
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Posted by George | January 15, 2013
Diligent, professional, tenacious with attention to detail
I would highly recommend Dwight Darrow at the Darrow and Dietrich Law Firm. Mr. Darrow is extremely knowledgeable in the field of family law. Respected by his peers and meticulous with detail leaving little opportunity for disputes from opposing counsel. Mr. Darrow worked very hard on my case, represented me well, provided re-assurance and direction. During a very difficult and contentious divorce Mr. Darrow eased my frustration and worry with an empathic ear, a clear strategy and impeccable execution. Thanks to Mr. Darrow I believe my case turned out positive for me. I would never think of using a different attorney and would and have recommended Dwight Darrow to anyone who is in need of an outstanding attorney to get the desired outcome and ease what is more than likely one of the most difficult and painful situations that a person has to endure.
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Posted by Joe | December 26, 2012
My experience w/Mr. Darrow
I acquired the services for Mr. Darrow after I had a new born and the mom had a general disinterest in me partaking in my child's life 50% of the time. I spent nearly two months researching lawyers and picking the brains of others that had traveled this road. The resounding sentiment from speaking with others was that Mr. Darrow was exceptionally helpful in these matters. After I acquired his services, I found great comfort in his knowledge, professionalism and general passion to support his clients rights. He helped me every step along the way and kept me informed a developments as they occurred. Considering the magnitude of the situation I couldn't of been blessed with a better attorney and most certainly would recommend him to others.
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Posted by Douglas | December 20, 2012
Professional, knowledgable, and compassionate
Mr. Darrow is a consumate professional during the legal process, and court appearances. The extreme to which he has gone to be prepared for every possible scenario and angle in the court room is unbelievable. I had expected this man to possess the same qualities during personal appointments as well, yet found him to be understanding, compassionate, extremely well versed in the law, and always willing to answer any questions I have. Attorney Darrow is someone that I have referred to many people. I am a happy divorced father with 80 percent placement time with my children. I believe that statement alone conveys my gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
Ms. Stevens
It would be my experience that in working with Dwight Darrow I came to fully appreciate what it is having a truly intelligent, dedicated, trustworthy and truth seeking attorney can do for a person. Not only was Dwight able to clarify and simplify my case he was also able to quickly and readily obtain superior results. Steadfast and certain, Dwight protected me VEHEMENTLY from harmful wrong-doers. People like Dwight just aren't found every day! Best attorney this side of the moon!
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
The most well rounded lawyer in the county
Attorney Darrow was extemely helpful and knowlegeable about my case! He was extremely truthful to me about custody case which was nice to hear that someone was being helpful instead looking for my money. I had the utter most faith with him that everything would be in my favor!! Attorney Darrow is the only lawyer I even considered hiring when I was in need of an attorney and I only plan on hiring him for anything that comes up in my future. Not only is the amazing with family law he is the best lawyer in town for any of your legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
Let Attorney Darrow Fight For You
Attorney Darrow is the only attorney I would want representing me on any legal issue. Attorney Darrow provided excellent legal advice and excellent representation of me on a family case. It was a Termination of Parental Rights case. The case was highly emotional and Attorney Darrow was very professional, yet understanding, and fought in my corner every step of the way. He went above and beyond what most attorneys do and his supporting staff were also excellent. As a result of his representation of me, we were successful in our case. I would ONLY recommend Attorney Darrow to any person needing any legal representation. He is highly educated, extremely organized and trustworthy.
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Posted by Jeff | December 19, 2012
Business and Personal Injury
I found Attorney Darrow to be very knowledgeable. Certainly, he was a key component in reaching my prospective results. I have used other Lawyers in the past with unequaled results. I strongly recommend the Darrow Law Firm for all your legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
Best in 'Boygan
It's probably an attack by whomever lost their case (i.e. on the other side of the court) against Dwight. Dwight has never been about "Only money." Apparently they didn't read the guidelines for this site either. Dwight has helped TONS of people (including several close friends in Sheboygan) get through very difficult times in their lives with the professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness reserved for only the most elite. If you want to win, you pick Dwight. I will not stand for this kind of slander. Hopefully the site admins will take the "Review" down and punish the user. DO NOT TAKE THAT REVIEW INTO CONSIDERATION. Someone is trolling a small business owner and that is absolutely not acceptable behavior. He has helped me with divorce and custody issues and I couldn't ask for a better lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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Avoid at all costs
Mr. Darrow is easily one of the worst attorneys I have ever dealt with. Very unresponsive and inattentive to needs. Did not share direction or strategy with me as a client. Even resorted to name calling when I expressed my dislike for his performance. Bills for hours of busy work that has no effect on the case. I would avoid this firm at all costs. Their responses to reviews also constitutes lible showing he has no respect for his clients
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
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not for his clients best intrest
I paid him upfront to represent. He never asked any question or any relevant information about me.He was not concerned with the best outcome for me. Once he gets the retainer, his morals disappear.
Response from Dwight Darrow July 18, 2016
This clearly is not a client. It is unfortunate that places like Avvo have become an avenue for people to attack opposing counsel, try to discredit them all without needing to say who they are. How does one respond to an attack from an unknown person who hasn't the decency to identify themselves. I have had zero complaints from my clients about my work, just the opposite. Clients thank me every day for the work I do and the efforts I make on their behalf.
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Posted by James | September 21, 2015
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Best Interest of Dwight
When I first met Dwight he reminded me of an uncle I had. He was easy to speak to, took notes and even made me feel comfortable. As a marketing consultant I gather quite a bit of data and process it. For my family case I had done the same thing naturally. All Dwight had to do was talk strategy and review the evidence. I wanted to proceed directly to trial. Dwight instructed me to be quite in a closed court room setting when he was agreeing to something that I was not. Everyone's attorney should represent them in the way they wish to be represented. Dwight instead choose to play court room politics and drag out the case for a period of 8 months, at which point I fired him. I made arrangements to come pick up all of my documents and evidence. I arrived to pick up my items and was informed that I could not have my items, unless I signed off on them. She handed me a piece of paper with a pend and said "sign here." I signed and left, only later did I find out it was a document stating that I owed him money. Dwight billed me for unnecessary reasons. Dwight only looks to serve his best interest. His best interest was dragging out the case. His best interest was in billing me for unwanted services. His best interest was not preparing for trial. His best interest was not in arguing on my behalf. His best interest was his and only his. I am currently exploring my options.
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Response from Dwight Darrow February 26, 2016
The rules of ethics that govern attorney conduct prohibit me from making a response to this comment that would disclose information about the client or the nature and extent of my representation of a client. While I might like to do so I cannot and will not. I can say that I take great effort to be fully responsive and loyal to my clients. We have a long standing policy that if a client has any questions about billing, all they need to do is talk to me and I am always glad to make things right. Neither I nor my staff would ever not fully explain a document to a client nor would we trick someone into signing something. That kind of statement is completely unwarranted. I have built a reputation for aggressive representation of my clients no matter who is on the other side or who may disagree with me: opposing lawyer, Guardian Ad Litem or even a Judge. I simply am not and never have been part of the good ole boy network.To suggest I would be interested in "courtroom politics" is not only a first for me (in 35 years of practice) but simply silly. I have built a reputation of moving cases along as quickly as they can be moved. Efficiency is in my best interests and the interest of my clients. Practicing divorce law for thirty-five years has taught me that we often see people at their worst Some of this is understandable. Divorce usually stinks. It is a highly emotional time and not something most people want to go through. I understand this and can, mostly, be very patient with that. There are times when a client will not listen to good advice; acts in a way that is harmful to their case and acts in a way that is threatening to their own attorney. In those situations, it is best for an attorney to ask to be discharged in a case. That can lead to bad feelings. For that I am sorry. Like a marriage, an attorney never enters into a relationship with a client thinking that the relationship will sour and become fraught with conflict. Not a desired result and not a result I am happy with. I have built a reputation for always being prepared for trial and for doing an excellent job at trial. I take great pride in preparing for hearings and trials. My opponents and Judges know me as someone who will always be ready to present evidence in a highly organized and effective manner. I wish I could say more but am constrained to do so. Please consider my response when judging me or the work that I do.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-215 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Darrow & Dietrich
  • 1989 - Present
  • Associate-Partner
  • Gruhle , Fessler, Van De Water & Darrow
  • 1982 - 1989

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
  • University of Hartford
  • Associate in Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • BV Distinguished- Very High Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Recognized
  • Who's Who of Outstanding Americans
  • 1996
  • Recognized
  • Who's Who of Outstanding Americans
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has an excellent grasp of the law and a firm understanding of how to use the law to achieve the best result for his client."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Darrow, no doubt, raises the bar in both zealous and effective representation of his clients. He achieves results, period. He is clearly one of the premier attorneys in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Darrow's thorough understanding of Family Law, Litigation and Procedure make him a formidable advocate for his clients. He is a straight-shooter whom I have enjoyed working with and against. I gladly endorse this attorney."