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Marcella Spoto

Litigation Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Marcella

Learn Marcella’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Litigation
    Nursing home abuse and neglect, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, professional liability, premises. coverage and auto accidents. General civil litigation including business disputes and defense work.

    23 years, 500 cases

Attorney Spoto has devoted her legal career to representing parties in complex litigation.  The breadth of her experience has included cases involving personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful death, automobile/trucking negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, mass property damage, environmental/toxic tort, coverage and class actions. 

Ms. Spoto’s diverse experience includes numerous state and federal trials, both to courts and juries, state and multi‐district class actions, and appellate practice.  Ms. Spoto has routinely taken on the role of lead counsel for trial matters.

Ms. Spoto earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where she was participated in handling employment and administrative trials, competitive mock trial, the International Law Journal, and State and Federal Judicial internships. She received a B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, where she double majored in International Business and French, and double minored in German and Economics. She is fluent in French, Italian, German and Spanish. She has traveled and studied abroad extensively in Europe, and outside of Paris at a Graduate Management University.

Ms. Spoto is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has been admitted Pro Hac Vice to practice in other states around the country.

Ms. Spoto volunteers for UNICO’s Milwaukee Chapter. UNICO is the largest Italian‐American service organization in the United States, which raises scholarship funds for higher education for Wisconsin students. She is also an active public education, sports, and Girl Scout volunteer in Milwaukee County.

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555 East Wells St. Suite 1730
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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Posted by Jose | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought for me
Marcella worked hard to get me the best settlement from the insurance company. When the accident happened I worried about being able to take care of my family. She answered my questions, kept informed through the process and helped negotiate my bill with the hospital. There were times when I felt that the insurance company was dragging this out to get me to take any offer, she reassured me more than once that my case was good and to be patient. I was very happy with the result. I would recommend her to anyone needing a Personal Injury lawyer.
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Posted by Eric | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and kind
Marcella took my case when I didn’t think anyone would. She listened to my case during my consultation and made no judgements. She was very knowledgeable and professional every step of the way and was able to get a settlement.
Posted by Jim | December 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ms Spoto handled my case. She was always prompt, courteous and helpful when I had questions. She did a very good job in negotiating a settlement for my case.


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Crivello Carlson, Sc
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sperling Law Offices
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Krueger & Hernandez Sc
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Trial Attorney
  • Kasieta Legal Group, LLC
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nursing Home
  • Six figure settlement.
  • Product Liability
  • Large settlement for pain and suffering and vocational loss.
  • Medical Malpractice
  • High six figure settlement after litigation.
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  • Tempo Milwaukee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Unico Milwaukee
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Italian American Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member Product Liability Committee
  • 2007 - 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member Relations Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 WI Litigation
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • International Law Journal
  • Writing samples available upon request.
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Preparation From Start to Finish
  • Trial Preparation
  • 2015
  • Annual Torts Update
  • Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcella. She and I worked together at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, and I have always known her to be a great lawyer. She is a litigator with a focus on PI cases focused on auto and premises work. She also specializes in abuse and neglect claims related to accidents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marcella did a great job handling an insurance litigation matter for me. She is an excellent attorney, very competent and professional. I endorse her for insurance and litigation."
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Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer Marcella Spoto
Marcella Spoto
Litigation Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 22 years