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Michael W. Gill

Litigation Attorney at La Crosse, WI

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Mike Gill joined the firm in me a partner on January 1, 1986. His practice is limited to civil trial work in the State and Federal Courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota. During the 39 years that he has practiced, Mike has tried a variety of civil matters in the State and Federal Courts of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and on occasion has handled trials in other jurisdictions.

Mike has a broad-based civil litigation practice, which includes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, products liability cases, professional liability cases, insurance coverage litigation, and business litigation. Mike has successfully litigated cases in the State and Federal Courts of both Wisconsin and Minnesota and has handled well in excess of 100 trials in the State and Federal Courts, most of which were jury trials.

Mike prides himself on being a strong trial advocate for all of his clients and finds trial work to be the most enjoyable and satisfying part of his practice.

In addition to his trial practice, Mike has been asked to serve as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of civil cases.

Licensed for 40 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/29/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/05/2022

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


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
  • 1982 - Present


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Office of Regulatory Study Committee
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1982 - Present
  • Minnesota Third Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Iowa Defense Counsel Annual Convention
  • Closing Arguments (With Demonstration)
  • 2004
  • CTCW Winter Conference
  • Insurance Coverage, Duty to Defend and The American Rule After Reid v. Benz
  • 2001
  • Wisconsin Bar Association Regional Convention
  • Employee Non-Competition Agreements
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is widely respected as one of the best litigators in southwest Wisconsin."

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La Crosse Litigation Lawyer Michael W. Gill
Michael W. Gill
Litigation Attorney
La Crosse, WI
Licensed for 40 years