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William F. Sulton

Employment and labor Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.3   12 reviews

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William Sulton's practice involves labor and employment litigation, negotiating contracts and agreements, writing organizational and operating documents and public-private partnerships. William has tried cases in the fields of labor and employment law, civil and constitutional rights, contracts and agreements, real estate, personal injury and criminal defense.

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/08/2022

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

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The Sulton Law Firm LLC
2745 N Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Suite 202
Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Andrew | September 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXPERT IN MANY AREAS OF LAW
I have hired Attorney Sulton for many situations and he has had achieved a positive outcome in all of my cases! He goes above and beyond in the Attorney Client relationship. His commitment and communication is second to none! He is a very hard working Attorney and will not hesitate to take a case through thorough investigation and trial if that is the avenue necessary to protect his client's rights and fight for justice. For this Attorney's combined knowledge and experience his fees are reasonable and well deserved. He is very personable and truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Tina | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Helpful Lawyer
I got to meet Attorney Sulton with Lynn Laufenberg for a multi vehicle collision accident last February where I was rear ended and three others by the same offender. His office and staff have been polite, professional and pleasant. When the medical bills that I did not cause started piling up his office and paralegal Jennifer, helped out tremendously so we did not go to collections. William works well with his colleagues and clients with a true dedication to the law on an individual and collaborative level. I enjoyed hearing about his past experiences and he is very intelligent and knows his craft. I would highly recommend this lawyer or anyone at his firm for legal help.
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Posted by Darrell | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Sulton, Simple Superb!
Attorney Sulton, won two cases of ours and WON big time! with flying colors. Attorney Sulton Knowledge of Law and life is powerful, it's almost intoxicating!. Attorney Sulton, have the skills to blend with the 21st century alchemy proper Law of Courts. In the New Laws, the only unforgivable sin is ignorance. The only unforgivable sin is assuming when you can ask Attorney Sulton. The only unforgivable sin is guessing when you can just call and test Attorney Sulton Knowledge of Law to handle your case. Thanks Gratefully!
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Posted by Robyn Booth | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I am very happy with William Sulton. He is very prompt and does a great job of explaining things. I find him easy to work with and that is very important when working with an attorney.
Posted by Carolyn | October 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The BEST
Mr Sulton is the best that I've came across. He's willing to listen, he's prompt with getting back to me on a timely basis, I'm hoping he will represent me in my tough situation and we can get results with my home owner contractor situation. Highly Recommend Mr. Sulton.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Safe Working Conditions
Attorney Sulton was very helpful in regards to my concern an issue that stem from my past employer working conditions. He was willing to take time listen to my concerns, so that he could get an understanding of the whole picture.
Posted by AMart | July 6, 2015
Difficult Case with Great Outcome
William is an exceptional, well-rounded attorney who is not afraid to take a case to trial. I had a very difficult and stressful case that involved several parties. From the time that I reached out to Attorney William Sulton, he remained in constant communication with me, listened to me, showed compassion and explained everything in great detail. When it came time for my trial, William was a bulldog and never once let up. We ended up winning my trial and I know I could not have done that without William. I strongly recommend Attorney William Sulton.
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Posted by Walter | April 13, 2015
A Great Talent With a Great Future
Because of his impressive academic honors, you know that Mr. Sulton has a superior intellect. He has a terrific knowledge of both the letter and spirit of state and federal laws. Mr. Sulton also possesses the gift of being able to solve the specific--and often complex--problems that flawed clients bring to his door. He creates an instant bond with his clients and his high level of performance encourages them to praise Peterson, Johnson & Murray to all the people they meet. You hired an exceptional attorney when you hired Mr. Sulton. I believe he will add greatly to the success of your law firm in the future. Mr. Sulton has the gift of being able to transcend; that is a rare gift.
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Posted by Daphne | April 7, 2015
one very satisfied customer
Attorney William Sulton has been a great attorney for me I've been his client for a couple years now. He is very professional in his approach.He's was very knowledgeable with the law in my case which he won of course.He had handled several different situations very successfully. I'm currently still a client would recommend him to others.He was always very informative and always kept me updated on my case.He always answered all my questions,responded back to all messages left on his voicemail in a timely manner.Attorney Sulton explained his strategy and gave me the option to Participate in my defense. He was always professional and hard working.He provided excellent service.He always showed up to meetings and court appearances promptly.He informed me about the law and my rights.I will refer him to others in need of great counsel. I will keep him as my attorney in future endeavors I feel blessed to have found him he's done great work for me and I'm very thankful.
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Posted by Aaron | April 6, 2015
The best lawyer in Wisconsin
I have recommended this attorney to several people and he has been successful in achieving the wanted outcome in every case. He is now working on an employment case for me. If i call he is always available even if he has to get back to me on his personal time. I have never encountered an attorney that was this attentive and helpful to his clients. William even makes sure that I understand the laws as they are written.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Poor Service and Uncaring Attorney Representing the NAACP
I attempted to contact the NAACP regarding my federal employers ongoing retaliation, threats, misconduct and criminal communications obstructing impeding due process, violations of Title 7 as amended. Attorney Sutton showed up claiming he was representing people in behalf of the NAACP. He was unaware of the multiple cases with DIRECT EVIDENCE of threats, credible witnesses, and (2) federal government settlements. He was not interested in asking, and was not interested at all. He had his mind made up for whatever reason and this is not a recommended attorney.
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Response from William Sulton May 20, 2022
I am unable to confirm that you spoke with me. However, NAACP-Milwaukee is not a law firm and does not provide direct representation to every person who contacts the branch office. Instead, the branch identifies cases with strong evidence and cases where the branch's involvement will have an impact beyond a single person. The description of your claims does not meet those threshold requirements.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible
Hired attorney Sulton for my case involving a hands down violation off multiple constitutional rights on videotape. Attorney Sulton was a waste. Multiple times he blew me off he was “out of town “. Did not explain things. Lack of communication. Spent thousands on him then after a year of him not doing anything with my case I finally got him to answer me and now my case price went from being not 10grand but now he wanted 50grand. He is an utter disgrace to law. I was completely disgusted how he treated me and handled my case. Representing me for a year spent thousands and he did absolutely Nothing but waste my time and money and mentally messed with my head in The Worst Time of my life. When I was in a situation I never would have thought I would be in. This attorney failed. He added to me mental anguishment. I put my trust and livelihood into this mans hands and completely failed.
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Response from William Sulton March 5, 2019
Hello anonymous, I take your comments very seriously and would like to investigate the situation further. While I cannot verify you as a client of mine, I would like to discuss your experience. Please contact my office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gingras Thomsen & Wachs LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Peterson Johnson & Murray, S.C.
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Sulton Law Offices PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • Hon. Paul B. Higginbotham
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Client v. Colorado Convention Center et al
  • Jury awarded client $400,000
  • Client v. Richards et al.
  • Court awarded client $200,000 after trial
  • Denver International Airport v. Client Company
  • Client prevailed in administrative hearing

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
  • President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • 40 Under 40
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Most Outstanding Senior in Political Science
  • Michigan State University
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Closer Look at the Trends of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
  • Employment Law
  • 2015
  • 2011 Wisconsin Act 2: What is a Daubert Motion? How Will Daubert Be Utilized in Wisconsin?
  • Trial Evidence
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being a remarkably talented trial lawyer, Azeem stands out because he is dedicated to improving access to justice for the country's most underserved communities. He is committed to a restorative justice approach, aiming to put every client in a better position than before the legal process started. This includes lawsuits on behalf of criminal defendants and advocating for justice reform."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sutton has great legal knowledge. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William fights hard for his clients in an intelligent and aggressive manner."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Sulton for a while. He is an extremely bright and talented attorney. His work-ethic is second-to-none. When I need help with employment-related issues, I call Attorney Sulton!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sulton is incredibly knowledgeable, hard-working, and passionate about his work. Highly recommend."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Sutton is a bright young lawyer."
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Criminal defense
Civil rights