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Kevin David Trost

Litigation Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 18 years
    Wisconsin - WI 25 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%
    Experienced litigation law firm specializing in Financial Services, Banking, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Construction, Environmental, and Insurance Litigation.

    26 years

  2. Banking
    20%
    We are highly experienced in evaluating troubled loans and pursuing collection, foreclosure, replevin, garnishment, or other legal actions to efficiently resolve the debt. We have expertise with FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

    26 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    We focus on all varieties of disputes surrounding real estate, especially residential homes. These disputes can involve not only purchasers, sellers, and owners of houses, but many professionals including home inspectors, realtors, and contractors.

    26 years

  4. Construction and development
    10%
    We are particularly knowledgeable and adept in matters involving: - Contractor's or Mechanic's Liens - Wisconsin Home Improvement Trade Practices Act (Wis Stat 100.20) - Theft by Contractor - Execution on Contractor Liens

    26 years

  5. Insurance
    10%
    Insurers and their insureds encounter a wide variety of circumstances that result in an insurance claim or litigation. We are adept at resolving these claims for our clients in a timely and cost effective manner.

    26 years

  6. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    Landlords face a variety of challenges: legally compliant leases, timely payment of rent, holdover tenants, and damage to the premises. We strive to assist landlords in avoiding tenancy issues while remaining prepared to enforce a landlord's rights.

    26 years

Expertise: Real estate disputes, financial services compliance issues, banking matters, construction issues, insurance, product liability, toxic torts, and contract analysis.

I have over 20 years of legal experience. In my practice, I regularly represent businesses, financial institutions, and individuals at all levels of the state and federal court systems. My legal expertise is in resolving disputes relating to real estate, construction, insurance, and banking. I have extensive knowledge of issues involving the Wisconsin Consumer Act, FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA. I am also skilled at negotiating contracts for businesses, especially those operating in the financial services industry.

While I frequently counsel my clients to employ methods of modern alternative dispute resolution, I have significant first chair trial experience that has resulted in successful verdicts benefiting my clients. These trials have spanned from one day to multiple weeks and have covered a wide variety of legal issues, including liability for violations of federal banking statutes, product liability, bad faith insurance claims, and real estate.

I am involved in the community through volunteer work for various associations and the State Bar of Wisconsin Attorney Hotline. I share my legal expertise through the publication of numerous articles for both lawyers and non-lawyers. Additionally, I have appeared on the Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio and NBC 15 WMTV News to discuss and answer questions regarding bankruptcy and claims arising from the discovery of undisclosed defects in the sale of homes.

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Location

Trost LLC
30 W. Mifflin Street, Suite 1001
Madison, WI, 53703
Trost LLC
P.O. Box 628493
Middleton, WI, 53562
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Reviews

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Posted by Dan | October 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, Great result
Our HOA found itself in a situation where it needed to initiate legal action to protect its rights against the developer. Kevin guided us through the legal process which involved complicated legal arguments and challenging personalities. Kevin’s demeanor, experience and creative problem solving navigated us through both
Posted by Jennifer | December 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit
Kevin Trost did a great job with my case and I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Doug | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We couldn't be happier with Kevin Trost's help
Kevin was extremely helpful. He was kind, thoughtful, and patient with us as we refinanced our mortgage. He always answered our many questions and his rates were very reasonable. We would definitely recommend Kevin.
Posted by Joe | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% on the game
Fortunately I have not needed Kevin for litigation. I have however, worked with him on a number of contracts. My favorite thing about working with Atty. Trost is his calm, knowledgeable demeanor. I have done my best to stump him, but he has made sure things come out in my best interest every time.
Posted by Marie | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Litigation Attorney
Attorney Trost represented us in a real estate lawsuit that occured because the sellers of our house failed to disclose significant defects with the home. This lawsuit was highly complex and Kevin did a superb job representing us. In the end the lawsuit was settled in our favor.
Posted by Nate | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Our company has used Attorney Trost on several occasions to review and revise contracts between us and our clients and vendors. Attorney Trost is a great communicator, is exceedingly professional and always completes his work in a timely fashion. He has consistently provided us with excellent guidance and we would strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by John | April 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
LITIGATION
Excellent Atty. Gets good result's and fees are fair. I have no hesitation in referring clients to him.
Posted by Anita | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I am very grateful to Kevin for representing my mother handling her legal affairs; and then later representing me, as an out-of-state client settling my mother's estate, which involved a very difficult and challenging family dynamic. I appreciated his guidance in helping me navigate all the necessary steps to close my mother's estate during that time. This has been a long journey but I am forever grateful to you, Kevin, and the work you did for us. You helped me navigate some rough waters. Thank you, Kevin!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Trost has successfully represented me as a plaintiff in two lawsuits. He did an excellent job and is very responsive. Highly recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Trost, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • 2011 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Weltman, Weinberg & Reis
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • PJ&M, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate and Senior Associate
  • Axley Brynelson, LLP
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Christopher Law Office/Lasker Law Office
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Clerk
  • Dane County Circuit Court
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defense of Multiple Fraud and Arson Insurance Claims
  • Trial Victories
  • Prosecution of Claims for Home Buyers for Undisclosed Defects
  • Favorable Settlements
  • Defense of Multiple Residential Real Estate Disputes
  • Claims Dissmissed
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Solo/Small Firm & General Practice Section
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wisconsin Collectors Association
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Collectors Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin Collectors Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Volunteer Attorney Hotline
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Collectors Association
  • Elected Attorney Point of Contact for Wisconsin
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association
  • Chair of Legislative Committee
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Wisconsin Collectors Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Award Recipient, Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers® Award Recipient, Litigation - Insurance
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers® Award Recipient, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • The Top 29 Articles of 2021
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2021
  • Top 16 Articles of 2016, Best of the Year Articles
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2017
  • Hotline Firm of the Year Award
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2000
  • Cum Laude
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • The Forfeiture of Shares in Cooperative Housing Units.
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association Annual Conference
  • Attorney Panel
  • 2019
  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association Annual Conference
  • Attorney Panel
  • 2018
  • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association Annual Conference
  • Attorney Panel
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association Compliance Seminar
  • Changes to Federal Regulations Governing Flood Insurance
  • 2015
  • Lifequest Hot Topics in EMS Annual Conference
  • New Interpretations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Collectors Association Fall Conference
  • State Legislative Update.
  • 2014
  • Lifequest Hot Topics in EMS Annual Conference
  • Collection of Unpaid EMS Invoices
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Collectors Association Fall Conference
  • Coexistence of the FDCPA and the Bankruptcy Code.
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Banking Law Update
  • Wisconsin Banking Law Update
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Banking Law Update
  • Impact of the New Qualified Mortgage Rules on Wisconsin Community Banks
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Banking Law Update
  • The Wisconsin Consumer Act: Developments and Trends.
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Banking Law Update
  • Wisconsin Foreclosures, Workouts and Replevins
  • 2012
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Civil Procedure from Pre-Suit to Post-Judgment
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Emerging Issues in Wisconsin Indoor Air Quality and Toxic Mold Litigation
  • 2003
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Winter Safety/Health Showcase
  • Are You Insured for a Mold Claim?
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Kevin
Banking Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Keven. He is an excellent attorney who practices in the areas of banking law, creditor representation and business litigation. I heartily endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Kevin for many years. Kevin is smart, ethical, diligent and experienced in many areas of the law."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a valued and trusted partner in litigation matters."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kevin is the go to attorney for real estate and residential construction disputes. He has a great deal of experience, and is the most cost effective in dealing with such cases."
General practice Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"“I have had the opportunity to work with Attorney Kevin Trost on a number of cases over the years. He is a skilled attorney who does an excellent job and works hard for his clients. He returns his phone calls promptly and is very professional. He is knowledgeable attorney. I would highly recommend.”"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is an outstanding litigator and one hard working attorney."
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Madison Litigation Lawyer Kevin David Trost
Kevin David Trost
Litigation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 25 years
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