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Michael R. Fox

Employment and labor Attorney at Monona, WI

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Mike Fox

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Michael R. Fox has been in trial practice for 43 years.    He is an elected member of American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), The American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America.   He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 35 years and his firm his ranked as a Tier I firm in Best Lawyers in America.    He has been chosen one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Wisconsin, the 2010 Madison Area Employment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and one of Wisconsin's Leaders in the Law for the year 2012 by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  Over the course of his career he has served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (now the Wisconsin Association for Justice) and  the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association (PELA) (now the National Employment Lawyers Association).  The Wisconsin chapter of the American Board of Trial Attorneys limits its elected membership to 65 attorneys who have tried a minimum number of jury cases to verdict.  He has been repeatedly ranked in the top 50 vote recipients in Wisconsin Law & Politics. Mr. Fox has tried more than 50 cases to verdict.   By far the majority of those cases being tried to a jury.   Mr. Fox has prevailed in a very high percentage of his trials making him one of the most successful  sought after trial lawyers in Wisconsin.     He has also litigated cases in Illinois, Minnesota, Texas and Michigan.   Chambers USA rated him as  the number one lawyer representing employees in the state of Wisconsin and his firm the number one law firm  representing employees in employment related disputes.  He handles litigation related to employment, securities, business disputes, constitutional claims, personal injury, intellectual property and legal malpractice.    Mr. Fox has given in excess of 100 presentations during the course of his legal career covering all areas of trial practice as well as special topics pertaining to constitutional law.  Many of his cases have received extensive publici exposure as a result of the novelty and complexity of the case issues or the notoriety of the litigants involved.

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Location

Fox & Fox, S.C.
124 West Broadway
Monona, WI, 53716
Fox & Fox, S.C.
111 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1925
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
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Posted by Gary Wales | September 2, 2020
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Two of the best !!!!
I’ve had the unfortunate/ fortunate pleasure of using Fox&Fox twice. First time Richard Rice handled the case very well....Minor discrimination case ... Second case was an accident case with my wife and was handled by Richard and also Mike Fox. These two delivered EXCEPTIONAL Results that were above and beyond our expectations while keeping our best interests and my wife’s physical condition in mind...... Thx guys for a wonderful experience thru our difficult time....❤️
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Posted by Mark | October 16, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Fox & Fox is a go-to law firm with an exceptional reputation, one earned client-by-client through belief and hard work. They have helped me and they have helped my friends. While they have succeeded in achieving the hoped for outcomes, they have been equally successful in tending to the emotional lives of the folks they represent. Resolution can mean many things and they understand and deliver on all aspects of it. I am grateful for what they have done for me and for others.
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Posted by Mark | September 26, 2017
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Highly Recommended
In 2014, my wife was notified by company management that her position within that company was going to be phased out. This was after she had completed almost three decades of dedicated professional service. The severance package and motive for termination made no sense to us so we decided to seek legal advice. I was retired from Twenty Eight years of employment within the Criminal Justice System and knew many attorneys but not the attorney best suited for this type of civil litigation. I made three separate inquiries, independent of each other about a lawyer or firm that we should seek out to best resolve this issue. They were a 1. RETIRED CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE 2. RETIRED ASSITANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY 3. PRACTICING ATTORNEY OF A NOTABLE LAW FIRM. All three of these individuals without hesitation stated Mike Fox. (MICHAEL R. FOX, FOX & FOX, S.C.) Our first meeting with Mike involved a detailed work history and any circumstances that may have led up to her termination at her place of employment. Mr. Fox detailed the possible remedies that we could seek and also what he believed to be both the merits and the negative possibilities involved in litigating this case to its conclusion. We were advised by Mr. Fox at the inception of this case that it may not be resolved for several years. During this entire period of time, Mr. Fox kept us updated regarding the status and progress of the proceedings minimizing the negative emotional impact the termination and the case itself would have on our lives. He could make us laugh when we were down or felt the legal system was tedious and unresponsive. We learned to trust Mr. Fox and his legal skills completely and our trust was well placed. Mr. Fox’s representation far exceeded our expectations. He could talk to us on a very personal level, putting aside the legal speak but he was dogged and fearless in his pursuit of our welfare. I would have no hesitation nor would my wife of highly recommending Attorney Mike Fox or his firm to represent anyone interested in the pursuit of a satisfactory resolution to any type of civil litigation. Respectfully, M.Bradley
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Posted by Natalee | September 12, 2017
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Best of the best
I’m incredibly grateful I found Fox & Fox to represent me on my claim of employment discrimination. I’d never been involved in a lawsuit before and wasn’t sure where to turn, how to find a good attorney, or whether I even had a case. I had just been fired from my job after a series of troubling events with my employer, and it left me shaken. A friend who was familiar with situations like mine and the lawyers who handle them recommended Fox & Fox as the best. I reached out to them, and Mike Fox and Mary Kennelly agreed to represent me. I could not have had better guidance through the legal process, better advocates in the court room, or better partners to navigate a very difficult time in my life. Mike and Mary related to me on a very personal level, always attentive to the stress that I might feel as the litigation progressed through various stages.   They balanced empathy and rigor beautifully: both were supportive and sensitive to what I had been through, while maintaining their intense focus and legal perspective. Mike and Mary bring so much experience and intelligence to their work, and they were alert to aspects of the case I would never have thought of or known to bring up. They were consistently on point when arguing our case, presenting my testimony, and examining my employer’s witnesses. Their preparation and execution impressed me. More than anything, I was proud to be represented by attorneys with such integrity and high ethical standards. Mary and Mike fought for me with respect and grace. They consistently exceeded my expectations and made me feel valued, protected, empowered and understood. I highly recommend Fox & Fox to anyone looking for expert counsel.
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Posted by Mike | December 2, 2015
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Incredible knowledge of complex legal issues
I hired Michael Fox and Peter Fox to represent me in a complex breach of contract case. Michael's knowledge of complicated legal issues were second to none. During the federal trial, Michael was able to communicate, educate, and change the original opinion of the Judge in regards to several complex issues. I could not be more satisfied with Michael Fox (or his partner Peter Fox).
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 800-800 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • founder and shareholder
  • Fox & Fox, S.C.
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • St. Norbert College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dubin V. MATC
  • 1.1 Million dollars in damages and fees plus resinstatement in professorship
  • Monfils v. Taylor
  • Verdict for Plaintiff and post trial settlement 3.2 M

Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Elected Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Leader in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2012
  • Top 25 Madison Area Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Madison Area Employment Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Election
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 50 Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Top 50 Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Top 50 Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Top 50 Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Election
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Stars of the Plaintiff's Bar
  • Minnesota Employment Law Institute
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1995
  • Best Lawyer, Labor and Emloyment
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyer, Employment and Labor
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1993
  • Best Lawer, Employment and Labor
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1992
  • Best Lawyer, Employment and Labor
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1991
  • Best Lawyer, Constitutional and Civil Rights
  • Madison Magazine
  • 1991
  • Best Lawyer Employment and Labor
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1990
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1989
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1988
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1987
  • Ranked First
  • Chambers USA, Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Employment Law and the State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books
  • Introductory Chapter
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Merely Pretext? Proof and Defense of a Discrimination Claim
  • 2013
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Retaliation Case--The Keys to Successful Prosecution or Defense
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section
  • A 21st Century Civil Rights Practice
  • 2012
  • Upper Midwest Employment Institute
  • Retaliation Litigation Hotspots
  • 2011
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Strategic Case and Trial Planning
  • 2010
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Winning Depositions--How to Effectively Depose (or Defend) te Plaintiff and the Key Company Witness
  • 2009
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Planning the Case Choosing the Theme
  • 2009
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Adanced Trial Practice: Plaintiff's Panel on Winning the Retaliation Case
  • 2008
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Advanced Trial Practice: Winning and Losing Retaliation Lawsuits
  • 2007
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • How Plaintiff Won $1.56 Million in an Arab Ethnicity Discrimination Case--A Dozen Legal and Tactical Lessons for Both Plaintiff and Defense
  • 2006
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Advanced Trial Pratice: Keys to Bringing or Defending Age Discrimination Claims
  • 2006
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Advanced Trial Practice: Focusing on the Secrets for Winning or Losing at Trial
  • 2005
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • 8 Important Aspects of Wisconsin Employment Law
  • 2005
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Plaintiff Stars II--Trials and Tribulations
  • 2002
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Plaintiff Stars Return: Winning Made Easeier -- Part 1
  • 2002
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Plaintiffs Strike Back --Stars Tell You How
  • 2000
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Plaintiff Stars Speak--Strategies for Avoiding Summary Judgment and Preparing for Trial
  • 2000
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Developing a "Successful" Employment Law Practice--A Plaintiff's Attorney Tells All
  • 1998
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Strategic Plaintiff Practice --Stars for the Plaintiff
  • 1998
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Strategic Pretrial Practice--Stars for the Plaintiff
  • 1997
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Strategic Trial of an Emplyment Case --Stars for Plaintiff
  • 1997
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • Plaintiff's Employment Law Litigation Strategies
  • 1996
  • Upper Midwest Emkployment Law Institute
  • Plaintiff's Employment Law Litigation Strategies Part 2
  • 1996
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Monona Employment and labor Lawyer Michael R. Fox
Michael R. Fox
Employment and labor Attorney
Monona, WI
Licensed for 47 years