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My practice is divided between representing individuals coping with the challenges and disruptions caused by a personal injury or work injury, and representing those going through the oftentimes difficult and stressful process of divorce.


My negotiation skills and litigation skills serve me well representing clients who have been injured in motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and as a result of dog bites and defective products.  If the injury occurs during the course of employment, my expertise in the area of Worker's Compensation has proven successful in maximizing the benefits recoverable for my clients.


The remainder of my practice is devoted to the area of divorce and post-divorce cases.  My knowledge and experience in family law includes handling matters involving custody and placement, child support, maintenance, property division, paternity and injunctions.  I give these matters the personal attention they deserve because I understand that in addition to fighting for a fair and equitable result, I am also responsible for offering guidance to my clients through a very emotional time in their  lives.      


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Workers Compensation: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%



Hourly ($225-245/hour), contingent (20-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik

505 King St # 300
PO Box 1927
La Crosse, WI, 54602-1927


WIGood Standing198403/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
La Crosse County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysBoard of GovernorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Marquette Law Review, Vol. 67Punitive Damages in 1983 Actions1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Northern Michigan UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1980