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John C. Mitby

Litigation Attorney at Madison, WI

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    My commercial practice includes resolving a variety of matters relating to contracts, the environment, real estate, employment, financing, general business issues and business litigation.

  2. Litigation
    40%
    My litigation practice includes the defense of professional matters, insurance coverage issues, accident cases and other often highly complex business litigation matters.

  3. Construction and development
    10%

  4. General practice
    10%

I serve as counsel for numerous businesses, engineering firms, financial institutions, nursing and elder care homes, and hospitals. My commercial practice includes resolving a variety of matters relating to contracts, the environment, real estate, employment, financing, general business issues and business litigation. I work with clients on acquisitions, including those involving professional and technical businesses, and provide general corporate oversight. I have provided counsel on many complex business transactions, such as the reorganization of a cooperative, the sale of America's largest water park, the sale of a bank, and the sale of the House on the Rock, one of Wisconsin's most prominent landmarks.

 

My litigation practice includes the defense of professional matters, insurance coverage issues, accident cases and other often highly complex business litigation matters. I also offer extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator, including serving as a mediator/arbitrator for Resolute Systems, Inc. and the National Arbitration Forum.

 

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Read my executive Q&A in the Wisconsin State Journal, published 5/1/2010:

Licensed for 51 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/13/2023
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1971
Updated 12/05/2022

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

Contact John

Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
33 East Main St., Suite 400
Madison, WI, 53701-1528

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I have worked with John for over thirty years. Intelligent, first rate lawyer. I especially like his approach to his law practice: He solves problems. And does so effectively, Also very efficient. Does great work.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-33%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Senior Partner
  • Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • 1973 - 2009

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Resolute Systems, Inc. and National Arbitration Forum
  • Mediator/Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association Forum Committee on Construction Industry, Contract Documents Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar of the Supreme Court
  • Officer/Member
  • N/A
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • 1983 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Litigation-Construction, Municipal, and Mediation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
  • 2015
  • 10 Years of Pro Bono Service
  • Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL)
  • 2015
  • Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Municipal
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Construction
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Joural
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Rate Layer in Healthcare Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Leaders in Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Madison Soccer Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee
  • Wisconsin Soccer Central
  • 2012
  • Madison Magazine's 2009 Top Lawyers in Dispute Resolution
  • Madison Magazine
  • 2009
  • Recognition
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
  • 2009
  • Listed
  • Ten Who Made a Difference
  • 2004
  • Listed
  • Know Your Madisonian
  • 1988
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Attorneys Desk Reference
  • Statute of Limitations and Notice of Claims
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin Attorneys' Desk Reference, CLE Books, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • "Notice of Claim/Limitation of Liability" and "Statutes of Limitation" chapters
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Think Like a Negotiator: Effectively Mediating Client Disputes
  • 2003
  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Out of the Dark: The Emergence of Toxic Mold Litigation
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Your Business in the Electronic Age
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2008
  • The Cost of Electronic Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2008
  • Proposals are not Contracts - What is Needed?
  • Construction Disputes, Risk Management and Claims Avoidance
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Mitby provides superior leadership not only for his clients but also for other attorneys. I had the privilege of working under John while he was the managing partner of the Axley law firm. He provides keen insight into complex legal situations. He envisions not only the multitude of potential outcomes for a matter but also the preferred resolution for a client's best interest."
Business Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work; he's one of the best connected and creative lawyers in the state."
Criminal defense
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Madison Litigation Lawyer John C. Mitby
John C. Mitby
Litigation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 51 years
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