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I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I earned my degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972, then recieved my Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 1977.  I frequently present and speak for the State Bar of Wisconsin, American Board of Trial Advocates, and Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers.  I am also a Civil Trial Practice Instructor at the University of Wisconsin Madison-Law School.

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  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    39 years

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Contact info

Murphy & Prachthauser Sc

330 E Kilbourn Ave # 1200
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3142

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing197703/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer Personal Injury MilwaukeeBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 10Wisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Top 10Wisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Top 10Wisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Top 10Wisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Trial Lawyer of the YearWisconsin Association for Justice2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMurphy & Prachthauser1983 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Trial LawyersN/A2013 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersVice Chair Wisconsin State Committee 2013-20142003 - Present
International Society of BaristersN/A2002 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates chapterPast President Wisconsin Chapter1992 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticePast President Wisconsin1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Heikkinen vs. Morse & Catholic Mutual Relief Society of AmericaWon at Trial. 17 million verdict affirmed on Appeal
Bennin vs. LitwinN/A
Acker vs. SullivanN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Association for JusticeDoes Daubert Allow a Nurse to Testify Regarding the Need for Attendant Care?2012
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Winter Seminar and Annual MeetingCross Examination: When Enough is Enough2004
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Winter Seminar and Annual MeetingTen Tips for Effective Closing Argument1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter Seminar and Annual Meeting 2012Does Daubert Allow a Nurse to Testify Regarding the Need for Attendant Care?2012
Winter Seminar and Annual MeetingCross Examination: When Enough Is Enough2004
Winter Seminar and Annual MeetingTen Tips for an Effective Closing Argument1999