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Patrick Taggart, II grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University Law School, he returned to the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac area and joined the law office as an associate attorney. In 2001, Patrick became a partner of the law firm.


He is a general practice lawyer, whose areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate and Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Collections, Construction Law, Administrative Law, Banking Law, Employment Law, Municipal Law, Landlord & Tenant Law and Personal Injury.


In April of 2011, Patrick Taggart II was awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating available to an attorney in the United States. He was selected as one of Wisconsin’s Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 for Banking & Finance, Business & Commercial and General Practice. Avvo has given him its highest rating of 10.0/Superb.  He has also appeared on Court TV.


Patrick has served on the Board of Directors for many local business and non-profit organizations.  He served as President of theSauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010.  He has been a member of the Sauk City Housing Authority Board since 1998 and a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board since 2008.  In 2013, he became a founding member of the Board of Directors for Colsac Skiers, Inc., a non-profit adaptive water ski school for children and adults with disabilities, including our injured veterans.

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Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    20 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    20 years
  3. Business: 20%
    20 years
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    20 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Derek Francis Ladgenski

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    Derek Ladgenski Banking Attorney
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  • Brad Michael Hoeft

    I have known Patrick since law school almost 18 years ago. I am very confident in referring clients who have various legal matters in Sauk County or surrounding areas to Patrick. He is a highly knowledgeable and conscientious attorney who represents his clients to the fullest extent.

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    Brad Hoeft State, local, and municipal law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP

1730 Community Drive
Sauk City, WI, 53583-1391


Prairie du Sac, WI


Sauk Prairie, WI

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199703/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in WisconsinThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Preeminent 4.6 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV® Preeminent™ 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney - BusinessLead Counsel Review Board2014
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney - Estate PlanningLead Counsel Review Board2014
Preeminent 4.6 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV® Preeminent™ 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney - ProbateLead Counsel Review Board2014
Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 - Banking & FinanceALM2013
Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 - Business & CommercialALM2013
Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 - General PracticeALM2013
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney - Business LawLead Counsel Review Board2013
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney - Estate Planning LawLead Counsel Review Board2013
Preeminent 4.6 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV® Preeminent™ 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 4.6 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV® Preeminent™ 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV® Preeminent™ 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 4.6 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rated 2.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rated 2.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rated 2.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
CV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
CV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
CV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
CV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
CV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Zilber ScholarshipMarquette University Law School1996
CALI (Am. Jur. eq.) Top Grade in Elder LawMarquette University Law School1996
Semi Finalist - Ramon Klitzke Moot Court CompetitionMarquette University Law School1996
Semi Finalist - National Moot Court Competition47th Annual National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers1996
CALI (Am. Jur. eq.) Top Grade in Constitutional LawMarquette University Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP2013 - Present
General CounselColsac Skiers Inc.2013 - 2015
PartnerLaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP2001 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP1997 - 2001
Law ClerkLaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP1996 - 1997
Research Assistant to Dean Howard EisenbergMarquette University Law School1995 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Merrimac Community Charter School Governance CouncilParent Representative2013 - Present
Colsac Skiers Inc.Board of Directors2013 - Present
ARAGNetwork Attorney2013 - Present
Top Tier Legal GroupMember2011 - Present
Elder Law Attorney Practice GroupMember2011 - Present
Collection Attorney and Arbitration Service AssociationMember2011 - Present
Estate Planner Legal NetworkMember2010 - Present
Corporate Lawyer NetworkMember2010 - Present
Real Estate Lawyer NetworkMember2010 - Present
Trusts and Estates NetworkMember2010 - Present
National Constitution Center Trust and Estates CommunityMember2010 - Present
Elder Law / Elder Care & Estate Planning GroupMember2010 - Present
Estates and Elder Law Services NetworkMember2010 - Present
Construction Lawyer NetworkMember2010 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital FoundationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Construction and Public Contract Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Hyatt Legal Plans Attorney NetworkMember2007 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitMember2006 - Present
Sauk City Housing AuthorityBoard of Directors1998 - Present
U.S. Eastern District Court of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
Sauk County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
U.S. Western District Court of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, InternationalMember1994 - Present
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of CommercePast President2011 - 2012
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee Joint Meeting/Village Relations Task ForceChairman2009 - 2010
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of CommercePresident2008 - 2010
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development CommitteeMember2007 - 2010
Prairie du Sac Friends of the LibraryVice President2007 - 2009
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2007 - 2012
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of CommerceVice President2007 - 2008
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Executive CommitteeMember2007 - 2012
State Bar of Wisconsin, Law Practice SectionMember1997 - 2005
State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers DivisionMember1997 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2008
State Bar of Wisconsin, General Practice SectionMember1997 - 2005
Marquette University Law School Moot Court BoardMember1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rubenalt et. al. vs. ReeveJury returned verdict for defendant (client).
Tiermann v. Trans Union, LLCJudgment for plaintiff (client).
White v. Peterson's Valley Spring Farm et. al.Judgment for plaintiff (client).
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Wall Street JournalAttorney Patrick J. Taggart, II has Achieved the AV Preeminent (R) Rating2013
ALM Legal PublicationsWisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers of 20132013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Wisconsin, MadisonComparative LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Edward Jones Estate Planning EventEstate Planning: Basic to Advanced2012
Mattel-American Girl Employee Benefit FairEstate Planning2009