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Anthony J. Skemp

Car accident Attorney at Oak Creek, WI

5.0   51 reviews

also known as Tony

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Anthony

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I STRIVE TO OBTAIN FAIR & REASONABLE COMPENSATION FOR THOSE INJURED DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS.

I was born and raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I received my B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1990. While at St. Thomas, I was a four-year letterwinner in men's basketball, serving as captain during the 1988-89 and 1989-90 basketball campaigns. After graduating from St. Thomas, I coached college basketball at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota from 1990 to 1994. During my tenure at St. Mary's, I also worked in the admissions office and served as director of alumni relations, actively involved in St. Mary's recruiting and fundraising efforts. In 1995, I left St. Mary's to attend law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I graduated from Marquette Law School in 1998.

Since graduating from law school, I have practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation with a statewide practice. I have handled cases throughout the state, trying numerous cases to verdict in Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding counties; as well as Dunn, Wood and Brown Counties. I am an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, currently serving as a member of WAJ's Board of Directors.  I have also served as Chair of WAJ's Program Committee and currently serve as a member of the Editorial Board of "The Verdict", WAJ's seasonal publication where I review a book for the organization in each issue. I have served as the chair of WAJ New Lawyers Division and served on the Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation Board of Directors. I have spoken to various groups throughout the state, including students, paralegals and attorneys, about personal injury matters and the civil justice system. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, I was selected as a "Rising Star" by Wisconsin Super Lawyers & Rising Stars; a magazine published by and for Attorneys. From 2009 through 2020, I was elected a Super Lawyer by my peers. The selection process for such an "award" identifies qualified candidates by using a multi-step evaluation process that incorporates peer recognition and professional achievement.  

I am board-certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).  A National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Attorney has demonstrated skill and expertise in a particular field and has proven it through trial experience, rigorous examination and testing by the NBTA. This designation is held by a small percentage of attorneys in Wisconsin.  

I am AV "Preeminent" Rated by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, advertised as "the gold standard in attorney ratings" that recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

I am a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice.

I am a self proclaimed "wine snob," a music aficionado (enjoying the spectrum of music from Classical to Sinatra to Foo Fighters; and everything in between) and chef extraordinaire who enjoys traveling; especially to the ski slopes in the winter. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2019,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2017 + 2 ...

Location

Martin Law Office
7280 S. 13th Street, Suite 102
Suite 102
Oak Creek, WI, 53154

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kadene | December 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
My close friend recommended Mr Tony, after I got in a car accident back in 2021. He’s straightforward, and won’t cut any corners. He made everything clear as possible for me to understand the process. I was about to embark on, I was so stressed after the accident, I couldn’t function. I had to reach out to him, and his meet multiple times, to help calm me down and that they did. Mr Tony I could’ve asked you for anything more than you did for me and my girls. I’m more than grateful to you and your team for working with me through my meltdowns and frustration. You won’t regret your decision choosing Mr Tony as your Lawyer. Thanks again to you and your team. Best wishes to you and yours. Happy Holidays.
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Posted by Shawn Gritzmacher | September 25, 2023
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Anthony Skemp
I originally went searching for a lawyer that would bring a voice to my wife's pain from her accident. A voice to my anger having to take off of work to talk to the manager of Enterprise because the insurance company pulled out of their agreement for our car rental. Or the piling medical bills we began to be faced with on top of our income. I found a video bio on Anthony Skemp whom among being a lawyer was a college coach on the side. His confidence and dedication is what suggested to me a man of morals and conviction. Our journey with Anthony took more than months and the only thing I can say is you get so much more than a lawyer with Tony. Hes truly educated but also passionate of the law. Many times myself and Tony clashed over principles and philosophies however each time Anthony took the time to break down how the law actually works something as someone outside the law would not understand like myself. Honestly the man is brilliant and the fact that hes actually accessible and not some corporate attorney in New York is truly a blessing for common citizens such as myself and my wife. Would I suggest Anthony Skemp? Without hesitation. However I will warn you that the fire he brings to defend you also resonates in his devotion to uphold and work within the fabric of his professional expertise. He carries a great respect and patriotism to being a lawyer which is why I think he's never going to be a lawyer that burns out on you or your case.
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Posted by Victoria | June 1, 2023
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Recommendation for Anthony Skemp
I am so happy that I chose Tony as the lawyer to help me with my case. My personal injury incident involved unleashed dogs on public property and I am completely satisfied with how my case was handled and resolved.
Posted by Corey | April 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advocate
Tony did a wonderful job negotiating a good settlement for my injuries. His communication was frequent, clear, and honest. He kept me up to date on everything important and let me rest easily knowing that the details of my case were in the hands of a true professional in personal injury litigation.
Posted by Dale | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
“I injured my foot at a gas station when I slipped on some spilled diesel fuel that had accumulated near a diesel pump. I ended up undergoing multiple surgeries and continue to have issues to this day. Another attorney recommended that I meet with Anthony Skemp to determine whether I had a meritorious case against the gas station. After meeting with me, Tony decided to take on my case. After filing suit and going through the litigation process, we were able to resolve the case short of trial. Tony advised me at every stage of the litigation as to my options. During the pendency of the litigation, he was honest and forthright. He told me the good, the bad and the ugly, putting me in a position to evaluate my options. In the end, I decided to forego trial and settle the case. I was extremely pleased with my settlement decision. I would recommend Tony to ANYONE looking to hire an injury attorney
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Posted by Sheila Santana | August 24, 2022
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Anthony Skepmt - Great Job
For me it was a pleasure to receive the services of attorney Anthony Skepmt and his team. My parents and I are very happy with their great work and dedication and we are extremely grateful to our lawyer.
Posted by John | May 11, 2022
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John L
Tony is awesome! Right from the beginning I knew he was the right choice. His passion, professionalism, attention to detail and honesty gave me total confidence in my outcome.
Posted by Steffen | July 26, 2021
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Awesome Lawyer
if you need someone to be in your corner Anthony is your guy. He defended me to the best of his ability in my entire case and I couldn’t be happier with the results my wife and I got.
Posted by Gbola | May 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
True Professional.
Anthony Skemp and his staff were very professional and courteous handling our concerns. They kept in touch with us all through the process, and informed us each step of the way. I would definitely recommend his service to anyone looking for a true and friendly professional to assist with legal concerns or issues.
Posted by Samantha | January 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Tony was kind , honest and patient. Even though my case dragged on he never made me feel like my case was an inconvenience.
Posted by Terri | November 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Not wanting to go downtown Milwaukee to meet with an attorney after an accident, we found Attorney Anthony Skemp in Oak Creek. We could not have been more pleased with his professionalism and knowledge of the law. Anthony helped us navigate the world of litigation and he worked hard to get us a fair outcome. Anthony is not one to "just settle". He will make sure you are fairly conpensated for your injuries. We would highly recommend Attorney Anthony Skemp.
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Posted by Gail | September 12, 2020
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Car Accident Recompense :)
Anthony Is A Fantastic Lawyer. Throughout the whole process He Kept Me Up to date with all the Issues At Hand and Made Sure I Was Given Fair Recompense for My Injuries. I Am Grateful for All their help During The Stressful time Of Recovering and Seeking Guidance On What To Do . He Is Very Thorough. Knowledgeable, Has A Great Personality and Gets the Job Done :)
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Posted by Denisa | July 8, 2020
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Best attorney in the area
I am so glad that I found Tony with Martin Law Office. My daughter was bit by a dog at a local pet store. First we hired another law firm but they denied us because of coverage from the insurance company. Couple of days after I found Tony and met with him that same day. Tony took the case and sounded very positive and professional. We recently settled our case and couldn’t be happier. Tony is very firm, strict and Stands his grounds when it comes to talking with insurance companies or other law firms. He has great communication skills, listening skills, and very dedicated to his clients. I am extremely grateful for his passion and professionalism. Tony is THE BEST attorney I have every worked with or heard of. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dornesser | February 13, 2020
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Top Notch!!
Anthony went above and beyond my expectations and I too have found him to be a Super Lawyer. He handled my personal injury case with the utmost professionalism and hard work. I'm tremendously pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury Lawyer.
Posted by Judy | December 14, 2019
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Outstanding Service!
I was injured in an accident caused by another driver and required surgery. I was referred to Anthony Skemp and he immediately put me at ease. He kept me informed from beginning to end and provided thorough explanations with pros and cons of any choices I had to make. He handled all paperwork and payment of medical expenses, even negotiating reduced amounts in some cases. In the end, he got me an out-of-court settlement for pain and suffering that was well beyond what I'd expected. Without hesitation, I give Anthony Skemp the highest recommendation to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Mike | September 14, 2019
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Very thorough
Tony is very professional and thorough. He kept me updated throughout the process and explained legal options with potential pros and cons. He does a good job negotiating with other attorneys and other parties involved. I would recommend Tony for any personal injury claims
Posted by Markeda | July 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
No complaints!
Anthony took on my case and explain the process to ensure I understood everything that was going on. Anthony and his paralegal Jennifer were always pleasant, thorough, professional, and kept me in the loop regarding everything with my case. He helped me receive a fair settlement and pushed the insurance companies to ensure so. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who seeking a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Felix | June 18, 2019
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Awesome attorney!
Anthony took on my car accident case after a few years of stalled negotiations with the insurance company. He and his assistant Jennifer were very helpful and made sure I understood what was going on with my case. And I’m just a relatively short amount of time Anthony was able to get the insurance company to the negotiation table and got me a fair settlement. I cannot thank him and Jennifer enough for all their hard work. I would recommend him to anyone right away.
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Posted by Sue | June 5, 2019
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Anthony Skemp is a wonderful lawyer
Anthony Skemp was there all the way. He explained everything so that we could understand the process. I would recommend him to family and friends. I was very happy that we settled out of court. Thank you Tony for all of your support during the process
Posted by Jan | April 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Vindicated!
When I first met Anthony after my car accident I had no idea this would end up going to a jury trial and it was probably good that I didnt. There were many times that I wanted to throw in the towel during the process especially as the trial got closer. Tony would give me a pep talk and say “we’ve come this far... we are knocking on the door... you can do this”. Day 1 of court arrived, not going to lie, I was scared to death. He kept telling me “just tell your story”. Then when I finally got to watch him during court in the full capacity of MY attorney I can describe it no other way than that of a mother watching her child at a sporting event. I wanted to yell, “that’s my boy!” He fought for me. He put countless hours into me and my case. He stood shoulder to shoulder with me and righted the wrong. He stood up there and vindicated me. He made the jury see me as a truth teller not a liar like the opposing attorney kept trying to do. If you ever find yourself in need of an attorney for matters like these (and I hope you never do) I highly highly recommend Tony and his entire staff. I can’t promise it will be easy... but I can promise Tony will get you through it.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Domnitz & Skemp, S.C.
  • 2004 - 2016

Education

  • Marquette U
  • law
  • 1998
  • University of St. Thomas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Olson v. Zelinsky
  • $1.3 million settlement
  • Kast v. Brown Retail Group, et al
  • $350,000 settlement
  • Pastor vs. Rob Miller Homes
  • Settlement for $950,000

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Anthony
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an excellent lawyer and an expert when it comes to personal injury law. I would happily refer any of my clients looking for a personal injury lawyer to Tony!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony did a great job for a client of mine who formerly lived in my locale. The recovery was better than I expected. I highly recommend him for personal injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Friend
"I gladly endorse Tony Skemp as an excellent advocate for his personal injury clients. I have known Tony for over 14 years and know him to be a dedicated attorney who is dedicated to working hard for his clients in an aggressive, intelligent manner and who has the trial skills to back up his strong negotiation skills. Tony follows through on his promises and is very knowledgable and skilled in the personal injury practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony Skemp maintains an effortless personal and professional integrity combined with endless passion and enthusiasm for his clients' cases. He and his firm utilize a personal, creative, and compassionate hands-on approach that provides clients with confidence and involvement in their case that is guided by experience and respect in the local legal community. You and your case will do well with Tony."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony Skemp is an outstanding trial lawyer who is well regarded by his peers. I have found him to be ethical and diligent in the representation of his clients. Unlike many attorneys, he genuinely cares about his clients."
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