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Dale Michael Eaton

Personal injury Attorney at Wausau, WI

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also known as Dale M. Eaton, Dale Eaton

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1993
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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidients, Boating Accidents, Slip & Fall, Medical Malpractice, Workplace Injuries, Defective Products, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Wrongful Death

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Child Custody & Placement, Child Support, Maintenance, Post-Divorce Modifications, Paternity, Challenging and Defending Prenuptial Agreements

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    Business Disputes, Contract Disputes, Collections, Shareholder Disputes, Business Dissolutions

  4. Medical malpractice
    Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

Dale Eaton is a partner practicing in the areas of automobile accidents and other personal injuries, medical malpractice, business litigation and family law.  He worked for law firms in Boston and Milwaukee, prior to moving to Wausau in 1993. For several years, Attorney Eaton provided full-time litigation support for one of the premier Boston law firms handling plaintiff asbestos and tobacco claims.  The firm annually handled hundreds of asbestos/mesothelioma cases associated with Massachusetts area shipyards and factories; and was co-lead counsel for one of the first successful prosecutions of tobacco companies for lung cancer cases in the nation.  Dale’s experience includes:


  • Representation of large insurer in defense of $50 million construction defect claim
  • Successful prosecution of complex environmental claim against a municipality and multiple insurers
  • Numerous six-figure settlements in personal injury and medical malpractice claims
  • Successful prosecution and defense of residential and commercial construction defect claims
  • Extensive litigation, mediation and arbitration experience involving business litigation, contract disputes, products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance disputes, environmental law and construction defects


  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts of all types
  • Representation of small businesses and individuals regarding business sales, acquisitions and buy-outs
  • Negotiation of financial work-outs
  • Representation of Wausau area manufacturers in multi-state contract litigation
  • Representation of multiple financial institutions in litigation involving lending issues
  • Successful prosecution of an intellectual property/contract claim in state and federal court against California defendants


    • Zealous advocacy in divorce and legal separation actions and cohabitation dissolutions
    • Custody and physical placement disputes
    • Child support and maintenance modifications
    • Resolution of sophisticated marital property disputes involving property brought to the marriage, gifts, inheritances and businesses


      B.A., Tufts University, with honors (1987)
      J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School (1993)
      Wisconsin Law Review, Managing Editor
      Wisconsin Supreme Court, Judicial Intern
      University of Wisconsin System General Counsel, Law Clerk
      Author, Recovery for Purely Emotional Distress Under the
      Warsaw Convention: Narrow Construction of Lesion Corporelle
      in Eastern Airlines, Inc. v. Floyd, 1993 Wis. L. Rev. 563.
      American Jurisprudence Award (1990)


      Admitted to Practice
      Wisconsin Supreme Court
      U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

      Memberships and Activities
      State Bar of Wisconsin
      Member: Business, Environmental Law, Family Law & Litigation Sections
      Marathon County Bar Association
      U.S. Bank – Wausau, Advisory Board (2006-present)
      Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Marathon County, Big Brother (1996-1997)
      Emily’s Path, Inc. 
      President (2009-present); Director (2009-present)

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      Dale Michael Eaton
      513 Grant St
      Wausau, WI, 54403

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      Work Experience

      • Partner
      • Eaton John Overbey, LLP
      • 2000 - Present
      • Associate
      • Drach Law Firm
      • 1998 - 2000
      • Associate
      • McCartan Law Firm
      • 1995 - 1998
      • Associate
      • Ruder, Ware & Michler
      • 1993 - 1995
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      • University of Wisconsin Law School
      • JD - Juris Doctor
      • 1993
      • Tufts University
      • BA - Bachelor of Arts
      • 1987


      • Emily's Path, Inc.
      • President
      • 2009 - Present
      • State Bar of Wisconsin
      • 1993 - Present

      Languages Spoken

      • English

      Honors and Awards

      • American Jurisprudence Award
      • University of Wisconsin Law School
      • N/A


      • Wisconsin Law Review
      • Recovery for Purely Emotional Distress Under the Warsaw Convention: Narrow Construction of Lesion Corporelle in Eastern Airlines, Inc. v. Floyd
      • 1993

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      Wausau Personal injury Lawyer Dale Michael Eaton
      Dale Michael Eaton
      Personal injury Attorney
      Wausau, WI
      Licensed for 30 years