Attoney 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, wrongful death, automobile/trucking negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, mass property damage, environmental/toxic tort, and class actions.
Attorney Spoto is your individual advocate who will protect your rights and level the playing field when you have been injured. She will work to see that you receive the compensation owed to you, whether you’ve been seriously injured in a car, slip and fall, defective product, medical/nursing home, or other serious accident. Attorney Spoto has experience handling many types of injury claims and has obtained settlements on behalf of victims who have been seriously injured. Marcella is well aware of the time and costs involved with litigation. As such, she is committed to resolving clients’ cases in a timely and efficient manner. Marcella S. Spoto has 17 years of civil litigation expertise under her belt. She is a seasoned trial lawyer and strong client advocate.
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.
21 years, 500 cases
French, German, Spanish, Italian
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|International Law Journal||Writing samples available upon request.||2001|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Wisconsin, Whitewater||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Trial Preparation From Start to Finish||Trial Preparation||2015|
|Annual Torts Update||Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice||2009|
|Nursing Home||Six figure settlement.|
|Product Liability||Large settlement for pain and suffering and vocational loss.|
|Medical Malpractice||High six figure settlement after litigation.|
|Premises||High settlement for minor in mediation.|
|Auto Accident||Settlement before suit.|
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