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Francis M. Doherty

Litigation Attorney at La Crosse, WI

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Frank Doherty

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
    Minnesota - MN 29 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    Commercial, business, land disputes

    24 years

  2. Insurance
    30%

    24 years

  3. Personal injury
    30%
    Car accidents, boat accidents, wrongful death, products liability

    24 years

Frank has been a licensed attorney since 1994, joining Hale Skemp in 2000. He focuses his practice on civil litigation matters including personal injury, car accidents, boating accidents, wrongful death, products liability, business litigation, construction defect claims, building/utility contractor disputes, insurance coverage, adverse possession/boundary line disputes, and insurance defense.

Frank is licensed and actively practices in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, all U.S. District Courts in Wisconsin and Minnesota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and all U.S. Military Courts-Martial.

Before joining the firm, Frank served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy as a JAG and was stationed in Washington, D.C., and overseas. In addition to his Juris Doctor, he earned a Master of Laws degree with highest honors in Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Location

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
505 King Street, Suite 300
PO Box 1927
La Crosse, WI, 54602-1927

Reviews

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Posted by Scott | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury - exceeded expectations
Mr. Doherty settled my personal injury for 12 times the amount I was offered when I tried settling with a large insurance company. That is after his firm's cut. He was quick to respond to all emails and detailed in his explanations. Also gave me clear expectations with the process.
Posted by Ali | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case
Frank Doherty was hired as an attorney for my minor daughters personal injury case. Mr. Doherty went above and beyond to help my daughter settle her case and get the best possible outcome. My husband and I could not have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2009
A very freindly and committed Attorney
Spoke with Mr. Doherty personally today needing assistance with a matter and he took his time with me, answered my questions, and referred me to another Attorney for my matter. Many attorneys personally do not speak to someone on the phone, but he sure did and it felt wonderful! This truly speaks of his character, and his willingness to assist a person in need! Mr. Doherty is very friendly and very understanding!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
  • 2000 - Present
  • JAG
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of North Dakota
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dog Bite
  • $212,000 settlement
  • Dog Bite
  • $100,000 settlement
  • Insurance Defense
  • Claim dismissed based upon summary judgment
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sparta Youth Hockey Association
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • La Crosse Country Club
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota Third Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Summer Conference
  • Insurance coverage issues in construction litigation.
  • 2012
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Using Experts at Trial
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel Spring Conference
  • Expert Witness Update
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Francis
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Frank is an outstanding attorney and a formidable opponent in court. He achieves great results for his clients."
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La Crosse Litigation Lawyer Francis M. Doherty
Francis M. Doherty
Litigation Attorney
La Crosse, WI
Licensed for 29 years
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