Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Richard Fuller graduated with distinction from UW-Madison in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School in 1993. After graduation he clerked for the United States Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then practiced law in Milwaukee and Waukesha for over ten years before joining the firm.

Rich’s practice emphasizes civil litigation involving many different types of disputes, including personal injury claims, insurance coverage and liability disputes, commercial/business disputes, real estate disputes, and probate litigation.

Rich handles all aspect of the litigation process in state and federal courts including pre-suit negotiations to resolve claims, filing and defending lawsuits, conducting written discovery, document production and depositions, and conducting jury trials, trials to the court, and administrative hearings. He also handles cases through the appellate courts including the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Rich makes every effort to reduce the stress experienced by his clients, who may feel overwhelmed by the litigation dispute they are involved in. He utilizes his expertise to guide clients through the complex litigation process and enjoys working with clients to devise effective litigation strategies to achieve the best possible results in the most economical and efficient manner possible.

Rich Participates in several local organizations and currently serves on the St. Paul Lutheran School Board, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Institutional Review Board, and is currently a board member and president of the Stevens Point Child Safety Center Inc. He is also past president of the North Central Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Admitted to Practice

Wisconsin Circuit and Appellate Courts
United States Federal Courts – Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities

Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Lawyer Regulation
District 7 Committee
State Bar of Wisconsin
Litigation Section
Portage County Bar Association
Secretary/Treasurer

Community Activities

Stevens Point Child Safety Center, Inc.
President and Past President
Board Member
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
Scholarship Evaluation Committee
North Central Wisconsin Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross
Past Chair of the Board of Directors

Russell T. Golla

Russell T. Golla

Russell T. Golla

Russell T. Golla

Russ is an active trial attorney.  For the first 15 years of his practice, his principal focus was defense work. That focus has now shifted to plaintiff work.  However, he maintains a balanced perspective. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and now focuses on complex trials and appellate cases.  He also devotes much of his time to auto and other product liability cases.

He returned to Stevens Point to begin his practice at our firm in 1981. In 1986, Russell became a partner in the firm. He has practiced at the firm for over 30 years, and with the push for alternative dispute resolution (ADR), he averages 1-2 jury trials a year.

Russ is Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ), as well as a member of the Legislative Task Force Committee, Membership Service Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors. WAJ is the largest voluntary bar association in Wisconsin and is dedicated to preserving the right to a jury trial and promoting a fair and equitable civil justice system. He is also a member of the AIEG (Attorneys Information Exchange Group).

Education

College:  UW-SP (B.S. in Mathematics and Political Science 1976)
Legal:  Marquette University (J.D. 1979)

Certifications

Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by National Board of Trial Advocacy
Named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Appellate Court Cases

 

Erdman v. General Motors, 2007 Wisc. App. LEXIS 898 (Appeal Nos. 2006AP1754, 2006AP2707; Dane County Case No. 2005CV2616)

Swiderski Equipment, Inc., et al v. James Swiderski, et al, 2017 Wisc. App. LEXIS 91 (Appeal No. 2016AP700; Outagamie County Case No. 2008CV1654)

James Swiderski, et al v. Alex Swiderski, et al, 2016 Wisc. App. LEXIS 296 (Appeal No. 2014AP2061; Marathon County Case No. 2010CV1331)

Hoida, Inc. v. M&I Midstate Bank, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2006 WI 69, 291 Wis. 2d 283, 717 N.W.2d 17 (commercial litigation involving lender liability)

Mueller v. McMillan Warner Ins. Co., Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2006 WI 54, 290 Wis. 2d 571, 714 N.W.2d 183 (application of good Samaritan immunity statute)

Scott v. Pavers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2003 WI 60, 262 Wis. 2d 127, 663 N.W.2d 715 (governmental/municipal immunity)

Badger Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitz, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2002 WI 98, 255 Wis. 2d 61, 647 N.W.2d 223 (Underinsured Motorist Coverage, UIM)

Roberta Jo W. v. Leroy W. (In re Robert Jo. W.), Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 218 Wis. 2d 225, 578 N.W.2d 185 (paternity)

Dobratz v. Thomson, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 161 Wis. 2d 502, 468 N.W.2d 654 (exculpatory or future releases)

Gansch v. Nekoosa Papers, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 158 Wis. 2d 743, 463 N.W.2d 682 (1990) (worker’s compensation – temporary help agency)

Harmann v. Hadley, Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 128 Wis. 2d 371, 382 N.W.2d 673 (1986) (dram shop liability for social hosts and for those providing alcohol to minors)

Sentry Ins. v. Schrank, Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, District Four, 2005 WI App 235, 287 Wis. 2d 716, 707 N.W.2d 276 (underinsured motorist coverage, EIM)

Lecander v. Billmeyer, Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 171 Wis. 2d 593, 492 N.W.2d 167 (1992) (medical malpractice)

Secura Ins. Co. v. Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 156 Wis. 2d 730, 457 N.W.2d 549 (1989) (proper selection and retention of expert witness)

Consolidated Papers, Inc. v. Dorr-Oliver, Inc., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 153 Wis. 2d 589, 451 N.W.2d 456 (1989) (commercial litigation involving paper making equipment – white liquor clarifier)

Tony Spychalla Farms, Inc. v. Hopkins Agricultural Chemical Co., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 151 Wis. 2d 431, 444 N.W.2d 743 (1989) (agricultural chemical – farm product liability)

Timm v. Portage County Drainage Dist., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 145 Wis. 2d 743, 429 N.W.2d 512 (drainage district operation and governments)

Holy Family Catholic Congregation v. Stubenrauch Association, Inc., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 136 Wis. 2d 515, 402 N.W.2d 382 (1986) (statute of repose for architectural improvements to property)

United States Fire Ins. Co. v. E.D. Wesley Co., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 100 Wis. 2d 59, 301 N.W.2d 271 (1980) (statute of repose for construction and improvements to land)

Results

The key to a successful attorney-client relationship is quality service. We take the time to understand the needs and goals of our clients. Below find some of our impressive results as well as the case summaries.

  • Verdict awarding $2.2 million to parents of their 23 year old unmarried son for the wrongful death of their son
  • A very substantial and confidential settlement against Ford Motor Company (two weeks before trial)
  • A very substantial and confidential settlement against General Motors and American Merchants Ins. Co. (after one week of trial and appeal to the Supreme Court on UIM issues)
  • $1.27 Million recovery in a safe-place claim against a laundromat (after trial and appeal to the Court of Appeals)
  • A total recovery of $1.275 Million in a motorcycle accident (after arbitration for UIM)
  • A $1.1 Million recovery in a loss of life claim under 42 USC 1983 against a Wisconsin county
  • A million dollar settlement resulting from a plane crash in Canada
  • A very substantial and confidential settlement against Daimler Chrysler, now Chrysler, after two and a half years of litigation
  • A $269,000 verdict in a rear-end collision involving a claim of myofascial injury to the upper back and neck and headaches resulting from occipital neuralgia
  • $608,000 verdict in a claim against a railroad under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) for a soft tissue neck and back injury resulting in significant disability
  • A substantial six-figure resolution of a claim involving exposure to carbon monoxide during first six to nine months of life.
  • A substantial recovery of a total in excess of a half million dollars for exposure to carbon monoxide.A very substantial and confidential resolution of claims against a paper mill and a manufacturer of a center mount loader on a semi-trailer
  • A very substantial and confidential resolution of a legal malpractice claim against patent attorneys.
Co-Counseling
  • Experience in representing clients in complex personal injury cases
  • Co-counsel on cases where your client may need more services than one attorney can provide
  • Attorneys who spend all of their time handling litigation and related matters
  • Extensive resources that may not make economic sense for some law offices
  • A solid collaboration to maximize results for your client
  • Complete respect for your practice and your ongoing relationships with all of your clients
  • Diversity by having handled auto products liability,medical malpractice, workplace accidents and other defective products including construction, mowing, farming and laundromat machines and equipment

“Working with Russ Golla and everyone associated at the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla law firm is like working with a trusted and respected partner and has produced significant results that I likely would not have been able to accomplish on my own. The work product is outstanding, and the fee arrangements make sense.”

Attorney Carl Ricciardi, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Russ Golla and the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla law firm added a level of experience and expertise in discovering critical information in an auto product liability claim that I would not have had without them.”

Attorney Dana Wachs, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

“I know that when I look to Russ Golla and the Anderson law firm for help, they will devote the resources needed to properly develop and prosecute the case. As a sole practitioner, I could not devote the time and money to do so on my own. They have always been helpful when I call to run issues by them in other cases that I have.”

Attorney Bill Mansell, Wausau, Wisconsin

Case Summaries

$1.27 Million Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

In 2001 twenty-four year old Mitch* lost his foot while using a commercial extractor at a laundromat. In the nine years he owned the machine before the accident, the owner did nothing to try to maintain it. He did not know how to service the machine, never obtained an owner’s manual, allowed the machine to operate after the safety devices were broken or bypassed and never sought training in the industry. Left without a foot, a job, and with little hope following a significant injury, Mitch turned to the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla Law Firm for help. Russ Golla, a partner at the firm, met with Mitch and helped him secure a favorable verdict and judgment on the verdict.

The owner argued that Mitch was negligent in his use of the machine. Ultimately, the jury apportioned 80% of the blame for the accident to the owner and 20% to Mitch. It then awarded Mitch a total of $987,000 in damages, but since he was 20% at fault, this reduced his judgment to $787,316. The owner did not like the result and appealed. On appeal, the owner’s insurance company claimed that the jury and trial court should have found that Mitch was more at fault than the owner. If successful, this would mean that Mitch would get nothing. The Court of Appeals upheld the lower court and held that Mitch was entitled to a new trial on punitive damages. Upon hearing the result, the owner’s insurer threw in $75,000 for punitive damages and paid what it owed. With accumulated interest and the $75,000 for punitive damages, Mitch’s total recovery was $1.27 million.

With the money awarded, Mitch will be able to learn new skills making it possible for him to contribute to society and handle future medical issues that may arise from his injury. Although Mitch’s dreams were dashed by this accident, his recovery allowed him to get his life back.

Verdict After Trial More than Triples Settlement Offer

Two weeks before the third anniversary of her accident and the date on which the statute of limitations would run and bar her claim, Helen* retained Russ Golla to represent her for injuries sustained in an auto accident. Helen lives in Neenah but retained Russ because he had successfully represented her and her husband on a medical malpractice case arising out of the death of their first child. In this case, Helen was injured when the other driver ran a stop sign and t-boned her vehicle on the passenger side. The force of the impact pushed her vehicle across the centerline into oncoming traffic where a second impact occurred. During the collisions, the impact of Helen’s head hitting the window blew out the window on the driver’s side door. She sustained a concussion and a cervical strain/sprain which is commonly known as a whiplash. Her vehicle was totaled and the car that struck hers sustained approximately $13,000 in damages.

Like most people in her situation, Helen thought that with time, her injuries would resolve. During the three years after the collision, Helen tried to get better with various modes of treatment. She incurred over $11,000 in medical expenses including substantial physical therapy as well as $7,000 in chiropractic treatment expenses. This treatment only gave her short term relief and her neck pain always returned. She retained Golla because the other driver’s insurer only offered her $7,500 to settle her claim.

One month prior to trial, the defendant’s insurer, Farmers Insurance Exchange, offered $25,000 to settle the case. On Golla’s recommendation, Helen rejected that offer because, under the circumstances, this amount was simply not fair and reasonable. Her case was tried for a day and a half in June 2005 before a Winnebago County jury in Oshkosh. The jury returned a verdict which awarded Helen a fair and reasonable amount of damages — $78,803.50. With costs and interest, Helen recovered $85,219.39.

Canadian Fishing Trip Ends in Tragedy – Settlement Results Quickly

On May 18, 2004, Kevin* of Edgerton, Wisconsin, and two friends went off to a fishing trip in a remote area of Canada. This was the kind of trip that many fishing enthusiasts look forward to, and return from, with great “fish” stories and happy memories. Unfortunately for Kevin and his friends, there was no return trip, and tragic memories resulted. This is Kevin’s story and how the Anderson Law Firm helped.

Kevin and his friends took off for their remote fly-in fishing trip boarding a DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft used by a Canadian fishing tour operator. The pilot was not able to successfully land. While attempting to land on Fawcett Lake, Ontario, Canada, Kevin, his friends and the pilot were killed. This horrible accident left Kevin’s wife, Carole*, without a husband and his daughter and son without a father. Carole needed to know how this happened and whether she had anywhere to turn for the wrongful death of her husband of 27 years. She turned to the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla Law Firm and retained Steve Schinker and Russ Golla.

Steve and Russ suspected pilot error and contacted the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the Canadian governmental agency entrusted to investigate such an accident. The results of the investigation confirmed their suspicion. On March 14, 2005, just under a year after the accident, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada issued its report and found that the accident was indeed caused by pilot error. The pilot flew a high-drag landing approach that caused the aircraft to stall at an altitude at which recovery was unlikely. In addition, the pilot did not have sufficient proficiency at this type of landing.

Carole, her children and the other families who lost their loved ones needed some way to recover from this tragic and preventable accident. Steve and Russ contacted the attorneys of the other widows and worked to coordinate the prosecution of all claims. They also discovered that the fishing tour operator, the pilot, and the plane were insured with a $3.5 million (Canadian) dollar policy limits.

Because the report from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada confirmed pilot error, Steve and Russ were able to secure a settlement of $3.5 million (Canadian) dollars to be equally divided amongst the families within one and a half years of the accident. At the present currency exchange rates, this translates into a financial recovery of approximately one million U.S. dollars for Carole and her children.

The loss of a spouse is never easy and the financial burden can be great. The law firm of Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla works to help put people back on the road to emotional recovery by removing much of the financial burden surrounding a loss or injury.

The Right Choice and the Right Settlement For A Life-Altering Accident

Dan* never imagined that having his car serviced, and then making a simple left-hand turn would change his life. Yet a routine trip to an auto repair shop left him a quadriparetic. This is Dan’s story.

In April of 2003, Carl Ricciardi, an attorney in Tomahawk who formerly worked for a well-known law firm in Wausau, hired Russ Golla, a partner at the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla Law Firm, as co-counsel on this complex case. Because of Russ’s successful prosecution of auto product liability claims against Ford and General Motors involving paraplegics and quadriplegics, Carl felt Russ was the best choice for his client. Dan had a case against two Wausau, Wisconsin repair shops and their respective insurers.

Dan was injured when the right front wheel of his front-wheel drive vehicle came off while he was executing a left hand turn. With the help of metallurgic and engineering experts, Russ and Carl were able to determine that the wheel did not fall off as a result of a product defect, but rather Dan’s vehicle had not been serviced properly. The repair shop removed and replaced the right front wheel, but did not properly tighten the lug nuts. As a result, the lug nuts backed off one and a half turns. Over the course of three weeks of use after the vehicle was returned from the shop, the wheel bolts, or studs, fractured and the wheel fell off.

In the accident Dan sustained a full thickness tear of his right rotator cuff. During the surgery to repair the rotator cuff, his cervical spinal cord was injured resulting in central cord syndrome leaving him a quadriparetic. Being a quadriparetic meant Dan couldn’t use his limbs, but unlike a quadriplegic, he could still feel pain. His physical pain was matched by the emotional pain of losing his job and his wife.

The defendants raised many arguments claiming: 1) they had properly tightened the lug nuts; 2) the forces generated by the accident were insufficient to produce a full thickness tear of Dan’s right rotator cuff; and 3) Dan’s quadriparetic condition was the result of medical malpractice. Consequently, they were unwilling to offer any payment in settlement prior to commencing a lawsuit.

Russ and Carl commenced a lawsuit against the defendants and proceeded to dismantle each of their defenses. First, they demonstrated that the type of rims Dan had on his vehicle required the use of a torque wrench to check the tightness of the lug nuts rather than unreliable impact wrenches and torque sticks. Second, Dan’s treating physicians, a biomechanical/biomedical engineer, and a forensic pathologist established, to a reasonable certainty, that the forces produced by the accident were sufficient to tear his right rotator cuff during the accident. Third and finally, with the assistance of Dan’s neurosurgeon and a preeminent neurologist, Russ and Carl disproved the defendants’ claim of medical malpractice.

Because of expert litigation, the case settled one week before the trial when the defendants’ insurers, who formerly refused to pay one penny, agreed to pay $1,150,000. This settlement allowed Dan to purchase a vehicle and a home to accommodate his disability. This, along with social security disability income benefits, will allow for sufficient income to support him for the rest of his life. Dan’s entitlement to medical assistance and Medicare benefits for all of his future healthcare needs, including long-term, in-home health care, were preserved by the establishment of a Special Needs Trust. Dan’s life will never be the same. However, he will have an opportunity for a life in his own private home, and an opportunity to transport himself in relative freedom in his own vehicle.

*Names have been changed to protect privacy.

Brent W. Jacobson

Brent W. Jacobson

Brent W. Jacobson

Brent Jacobson

Attorney Jacobson joined the firm as an associate in the fall of 2011. Raised in Mosinee, Wisconsin, Brent is a 2002 graduate of Mosinee High School. He went on to graduate with highest honors from business school at Saint Cloud State University in 2006. Brent completed his legal education at West Virginia University, where he graduated third of 152 in his class in 2009. After law school, Brent started his practice in Pennsylvania with the global law firm of K&L Gates as a commercial litigator, with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation and product liability defense.

Attorney Jacobson concentrates on a unique mix of insurance defense, personal injury and business litigation. Though Brent’s practice routinely leads him to State court, he also handles legal disputes that have placed his clients in Federal courts, either because of the citizenship of the parties or because the issues involved raise questions of federal law. Outside of litigation, Brent has also handled arbitrations and mediation on behalf of business clients under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

Brent feels that the greatest enjoyment from practicing law comes from helping a variety of clients find the best possible solution to resolving their legal matters. He is committed to working closely with clients to ensure that their goals are developed into an effective litigation strategy.

” Brent represented my corporation in a lengthy, complicated lawsuit. Having never dealt with any type of lawsuit, I had no idea what to expect. Throughout the entire process Brent kept me well informed about what was happening, why it was happening and what to expect next. He did an excellent job representing me and my corporation, which helped resolve the lawsuit to the satisfaction of all involved. I would highly recommend Brent to anyone needing legal counsel.” TBB

Education

Saint Cloud State University
(B.S. Business Management 2006)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D. 2009)
– Order of the Coif (membership reserved for graduates in the top 10% of their class)

Admitted to Practice

Wisconsin State Courts
Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
West Virginia State Courts
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Western District of Pennsylvania
Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States

Community Activities

Mayor of Mosinee
Chair – Mosinee Plan Commission
Chair – Mosinee Tourism Commission
Marathon County Development Corporation – Board Member

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Litigation Division
Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Wisconsin
Litigation Division
Young Lawyers Division
Portage County Bar Association

Daniel F. Schmeeckle

Daniel F. Schmeeckle

Daniel F. Schmeeckle

8.1Daniel Schmeeckle

Daniel F. Schmeeckle

Daniel has recently rejoined the firm after spending two years in China practicing law. During his time abroad, Daniel focused on complex matters of international commercial arbitration and litigation in relation to cross-border transactions. In addition, he held adjunct positions with the China University of Political Science and Law, as well as the University of International Business and Economics, where he was a frequent lecturer on topics related to international litigation.

As a 2002 graduate of SPASH and Stevens Point native, Daniel is thrilled to return to Central Wisconsin. Daniel began his career at the firm as a summer associate in 2009 and joined the firm as an associate in 2010. He practices in the areas of worker’s compensation, arbitration, personal injury, business litigation and employment law. He also has experience drafting complex commercial contracts. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Portage County Bar Association. Having graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a B.A. in Organizational Administration, he went on to graduate with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, he was the teaching director of the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court, as well as a finalist in the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court Oral Argument Tournament.

Daniel is a volunteer with the Our Courts Wisconsin Program and a member of the Portage County Literacy Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Stevens Point Sculpture Club and the Ma-Kah Water For All Foundation and is a member of the Toastmasters of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Chapter. While in China, he was an active volunteer with TEDx Beijing.

Daniel is passionate about the work he does on behalf of his clients. He enjoys meeting face to face with clients to discuss solutions to their problems and is committed to helping them receive the best possible outcome.

 

Education

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2010 cum laude)
University of Oshkosh (2005 cum laude)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin

Testimonials

“Dan offered sound guidance and assisted us in navigating the unfamiliar legal terrain. He demonstrated professionalism through his expertise of the subject matter and ability to instill trust. Dan was continually available to us throughout the process, and his actions were at all times motivated by our best interest. We highly regard Dan and would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.”    T. B.

“Having never worked with an attorney in any aspect of legal matters, I was hesitant to even move forward with legal counsel to try and recover damages for my injury. I felt very comfortable with Dan, he explained everything so that it was easy for me to understand, and kept me informed along the way on how my case was progressing. Dan is highly professional and very knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again if I needed any further legal advice.”   R. W.

“Attorney Dan Schmeekle’s case presentations are some of the very best I see. His communication is clear, concise, and extremely persuasive. His clients are well-served by his exceptional advocacy skills. Attorney Schmeekle rightfully enjoys the deep trust and respect of his clients. He capably handles difficult legal issues, is extremely competent and hard-working, and yet has a down-to-earth manner that makes him a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Attorney Schmeekle to those looking for legal representation in central Wisconsin.”    Mediator John Hertz

“Daniel Schmeekle is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. He saves our company time and money again and again. He also is a great advisor as our company moves forward and grows. We couldn’t ask for a better law firm or attorney to represent us and help us get to the next level.”   Keaton Schultz

“It was a very good experience with Attorney Schmeeckle. He was good to work with and he explained everything. He is a very good listener. I liked the concern he had for me and my case. I am very happy with the outcome.”   K. K.

“My experience working with Attorney Schmeeckle was fantastic. I was in a lawsuit where it wasn’t my fault and he brought several arguments to the table that favored me incredibly. Before I retained Attorney Schmeeckle, I retained another lawyer firm in town where they said that the lawsuit was going to cost me $40,000 and it will probably take over a year and go to trial and that I should just look at what the plaintiff wants and accommodate him and make this all go away. They had no arguments or knowledge of any way to identify the law in my favor. When I came to Attorney Schmeeckle he was like a breath of fresh air. Right out of the gate he had half a dozen legal arguments and more ideas of what we should do!

Right away he actually discovered that I was entitled to have my case taken over by the title company lawyers for free and have free representation throughout the entire case so I only paid the small retainer fee and the other title company lawyers took over the case for free for the next 9 months and saved me thousands and thousands of dollars.

I was very impressed with how detailed and knowledgeable Attorney Schmeeckle was throughout the short time that I worked with him. He was very personal, listened and had great ideas every time we met or emailed. He knows the law and it showed! I would recommend to anyone who is seeking representation for real estate law to contact Attorney Schmeeckle. I promise you he will go to work for you and you’ll have the best representation you can possibly have and you won’t be disappointed.”   L. G.

Bradley A. Yanke

Bradley A. Yanke

Bradley A. Yanke

Bradley A. Yanke

Brad focuses his practice on representing accident victims and those injured in the workplace.  In addition to fighting for the fair compensation that his clients deserve, Brad enjoys being able to demystify the personal injury process and provide his clients with pragmatic advice and solutions so that his clients can focus on getting better.

Raised in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Brad was happy to return to Central Wisconsin and join Anderson O’Brien in 2013 after practicing in the Appleton area.  Since that time, Brad has helped his clients make substantial recoveries, by settlement and jury verdict, for auto accidents, work injuries, big-box store accidents, dog bites and slip and falls.

Brad is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and Attorneys Information Exchange Group, and he was recently elected to serve as Governor for District 7 on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, representing Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)
Marquette University Law School (2011 cum laude)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Portage County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors – District 7
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Executive Committee
Legislative Task Force Committee
Board of Directors

Community Activities

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Testimonials

“Attorney Yanke’s professionalism, determination, expertise and dedication to our case surpassed any and all of my expectations.  Whatever concerns or frustrations I felt during this lengthy process, he eased the concern and frustration by providing answers to my questions with a quick and accurate response.  His broad knowledge and experience with automobile insurance and medical law was exceptional. The best service was his communication in keeping us informed on my case.  Any questions that we had he answered in a language a layperson could understand.  He had determination to fight [for] what he felt was a fair settlement and he didn’t back down.”   M.C.

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