Jason M. Sausser

Jason M. Sausser

Jason M. Sausser

Contact

+1 (715) 344-0890
jms@andlaw.com

Family Law Legal Assistant
Wendy Sleeter
+1 (715) 344-0890
wsleeter@andlaw.com

Legal Assistant
Lisa Hansen
+1 (715) 344-0890
lhansen@andlaw.com

 

Jason M. Sausser

Before starting at Anderson O’Brien, LLP, Jason was the lead attorney of the corporate counsel division at a law firm in Milwaukee, WI, where he provided a wide variety of legal counsel to small and medium sized businesses. After graduating from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, Jason joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Tanzania teaching English as a foreign language. Upon returning from the Peace Corps, Jason decided to go to law school at Marquette University, where he graduated in 2021 with Academic and Pro Bono Society Honors. His areas of practice are Family law, which includes Divorces, Paternity cases, Guardian ad Litem Work, Adoptions, and Terminations of Parental rights; Civil Litigation; and Dispute Resolution

Education

Western Michigan University (2013)
Marquette University Law School (2021)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

 

Community Activities

Certifications

Nadine I. Davy

Nadine I. Davy

Nadine I. Davy

Nadine I. Davy

Nadine Davy has been a family law attorney for over 22 years, representing clients on custody and placement issues and the multiple financial aspects of divorce, including maintenance, child support and property division. She works with her clients to find out what their needs, expectations and goals are and advises them how to achieve their expectations and goals. Her main objective is to listen, educate and advocate and give her clients the tools to be able to accomplish an efficient resolution of their matter, while minimizing the emotional toll it takes on the family. Nadine is also a divorce mediator. A divorce mediator guides couples through the complexities of divorce, assisting, facilitating and encouraging parties to reach a mutual agreement. Mediation is widely used and well known for the higher satisfaction levels it provides in delivering a fair and agreeable divorce settlement. Attorney Davy is a 1983 graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the UW-Platteville, graduating with honors. Her areas of practice include all aspects of family law, as well as insurance defense. She is a member of the Family Practice Section of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of Mediators and the the Civil Trial Counsel.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1980) University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 1983)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Wisconsin Association of Mediators
State Bar of Wisconsin
Litigation Section
Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Litigation Section
Family Law Section
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin

Community Activities

Community Partners Steering Committee, Chair St. Stephen’s – Endowment Committee
Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Richard H. Fuller

Attorney 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 construction disputes. Rich also acts as a mediator for parties to assist them in settling their disputes.
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Rich has obtained many excellent results for his clients over the past 28 years, including obtaining a recent jury verdict in a personal injury case in the amount of $1.8 Million Dollars.  Rich handles all aspects 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 makes himself available to discuss with his clients all questions they have, and works closely with his clients to achieve the outcome they are seeking.

Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison (1990) (with Distinction)
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1993 cum laude)
Civil Mediation Training through the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada

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
Dispute Resolution Section
Portage County Bar Association
Past President
Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member of Wisconsin Association of Mediators
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Member

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
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Institutional Review Board
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Past Board Member

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Testimonials

“Our experience with the Anderson & O’Brien law firm began after I was in a serious automobile accident. We contacted the firm and were put in touch with Attorney Rich Fuller. From that day on, we knew we were in good hands. My injuries were so severe that I had to have two surgeries to fuse my cervical spine. Ultimately our case went to a jury trial. Rich and his team were amazing. They were all thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. Rich included us in every aspect of the case right from the beginning. Rich always had time to explain what was happening or answer any of our many questions. It was clearly important to him that we always knew what was happening and what to expect. His communication was exceptional through ALL stages of the process over the five years we worked with him. We were always a part of the team. I cannot describe how thankful we are to Rich for the personal sacrifices he made in order to help us ultimately win our case.”    E.P.

“Attorney Fuller represented us in a Personal Injury case that took five years to work through the system. In addition to his excellent understanding of the law, he is an effective litigator and was able to secure for us a substantial verdict that will cover future medical expenses. What I found refreshing about our interaction with Attorney Fuller is his demeanor. He always treated us with respect, was candid on expectations, communicated effectively and worked diligently on the case for five years. I would recommend him to anyone involved in a Personal Injury case.”    J.P.

“Attorney Fuller represented me in a Personal Injury case. It was amazing how well Attorney Fuller could identity what were my needs and concerns. I had a motorcycle accident and this resulted in a broken back and back surgery. I remember my first meeting with Attorney Fuller: I was experiencing pain, fear, confusion, and made the statement “I do not know why I am here nor do I know what questions to ask you.” He was so understanding and reassured me he was available to assist me through this experience. He was never pushy-quite the contrary-very understanding and very patient. Our first several meeting were short and sweet as he was aware of the discomfort I felt. Gradually we were able to meet for longer periods of time. He showed compassion with every meeting. He was truly concerned about my health and welfare. He made suggestions but always gave me the option to make the final decisions.
He has professional integrity. He would explain to me what I did not understand until I understood what was being said. I never felt rushed and never felt like I was many of his clients-he treated me individually in a very respectful and professional manner. He is a very patient man. He is a very humble man. He is not the Attorney who is doing this as a job for his personal gain-he is doing this job cause he wants to do what is right. He was always prepared and I never felt I had to review my case with him because he had forgotten who I was. He reviewed the past, dealt with the present and prepared me for the future. Thank you Attorney Fuller.”
    G.I.

“In my case Attorney Fuller and the Anderson Firm demonstrated several skill sets a person in my position needed.  Additionally, Fuller is empathetic and understanding to the situations I was going through for the duration of my case.  He was highly knowledgeable of civil auto accident law and was always timely in keeping me apprised of what was going on, along with creating and filing court documents. If I had questions, he returned my calls personally and answered my long list of questions. If I was not able to communicate with calls, we were able to use email for ease.  The best decision I made, was to seek counsel with Attorney Richard Fuller.  He and his staff were more organized than I in keeping everything straight and fully understood what was needed legally during my recovery and took excellent notes in the details of my individual scenario, and reviewed the boxes and boxes of medical records in detail to prepare for ultimate settlement in this case.  After a five-year battle with opposing counsel and insurances, he never gave up to help me and he and the firm were able to obtain a fair settlement for me. Fuller was also willing to take my case to Jury trial if I wanted to go farther and have a jury decide.  There was no doubt in my mind, he had my best interest at heart, understood my injuries and suffering over the recovery period and dealing with other multiple facets to my case. His prior experience provided much knowledge and from that he provided fair recommendations and was thorough in explaining the processes and what was or was not helpful during all legal processes.  I thank Attorney Fuller and the Anderson Law Firm as well as the detail of their staff in keeping everything straight. Their diligence removed some of the stress I was going through as there was less to worry about and provided me time to focus on me and healing.”  M.L.

“We went to Anderson & O’Brien Law firm after I slipped and fell on some ice outside of a restaurant one winter and seriously fractured my ankle. My ankle had to be surgically repaired with a metal plate and lots of screws. My brother-in-law, who is an attorney in Florida, told us that we needed an attorney and recommended them to us. Fortunately, due to Attorney Fuller’s knowledge and experience we were able to reach a satisfactory settlement out of court. He was very good at explaining everything every step of the way so that we were able to make good decisions on how to proceed through each process. Because of his care and concern, we felt like he was an old family friend and not just our attorney. We are very grateful for all his and his team’s hard work. We would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone who is in need of an attorney.”  C.N.

“I just recently settled my personal injury claim for more than I had expected, without going to trial. My attorney, Rich Fuller, made that happen. Four years ago, I suffered serious injuries that required a 4 hour surgery, 4 days in hospital and then 2 months in a skilled nursing facility, followed by almost a year of recovery at home.
When you’re in the early stages of recovery, it can be hard to think about anything but the pain and getting the help you need right then. A friend visiting in my early days in the nursing home said, “If you decide you want to take legal action against the person who did this, I can recommend a good lawyer who did well for me.” At the time, I wasn’t sure if I wanted a lawyer.
Then I got a letter from the insurance company of the person who caused my injuries, asking me to call them and tell them how I was doing. I was drugged up for pain, and I knew it would not be good to call and probably have my call recorded. I decided instead to contact the lawyer my friend had recommended, Rich Fuller, at Anderson, O’Brien in Stevens Point. Rich visited and listened to my story, and he explained how he could help. It felt good to have Rich on my side. He took care of all the paperwork to start legal action and to answer questions from Medicare and my insurance company. He arranged for video depositions on Zoom and prepared me for the questions I would have to answer. Then he worked with the lawyer for the defendant’s insurance company to set up a mediation session on Zoom. That mediation session did not bring us an acceptable settlement, but several months later, we got another offer, and the negotiations resumed. Rich was a great negotiator, and I was very happy with the amount of the final settlement. We were able to achieve this without going to trial.
Throughout this entire process, I felt that Rich was my partner in our quest for a fair settlement. It was easy and comfortable to work with Rich, and he took care of all the details that would have confused and stressed me out. He listened to my concerns and answered my questions. Without his work on my behalf, I would have had nothing. With his hard work and support, we settled my claim in a way that felt fair, and even generous.
Pursuing a personal injury claim is a daunting process, even more so at a time when you are injured and vulnerable. It’s important to have a lawyer you can trust. Rich Fuller was that for me, and I am delighted to share this testimonial with anyone having to make these difficult decisions.” 
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Donna L. Ginzl

Donna L. Ginzl

Donna L. Ginzl

Attorney Donna Ginzl
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Donna L. Ginzl

Donna has been representing people in Central Wisconsin for over 25 years as they battle some of the most traumatic and emotional legal challenges a person can face: divorce and family law disputes, personal injury, and being a defendant in a criminal case. For the past several years, Donna’s practice has been almost exclusively devoted to family law, including divorce, paternity actions, child custody and placement disputes, property division, child support, and maintenance.

Donna’s approach to legal advocacy is listening, counseling, and preparing: listening to her clients to identify their legal concerns and desired outcomes, counseling her clients to establish realistic goals and expectations, and preparing by gathering the necessary facts and reviewing and researching the applicable law to negotiate or litigate the best results possible for her clients.  From the first client meeting, Donna is preparing for trial because she has learned that this is one of the most effective ways to reach a favorable settlement. If settlement negotiations fail, Donna has decades of litigation experience that has made her a tough and formidable trial attorney.

Donna does not just represent adult parties; she is also a passionate advocate for children, in her personal as well as her professional life. Donna has been a legal advocate for children in juvenile and children’s court and has frequently been appointed by Judges and Court Commissioners in Portage County to act as Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interests of minor children who are involved in family law disputes.

Donna also serves as a mediator for parties who jointly retain her to help them mediate mutually acceptable agreements to resolve their family law disputes.  Regardless if she is a mediator, a parent’s advocate attorney, or a Guardian ad Litem representing the best interests of children, Donna is always mindful of the importance of minimizing the emotional cost that is inherent in her practice areas.

Donna is proud to be a member of the legal profession and is grateful for the clients who entrust her to represent them in legal matters that can impact some of the most important aspects of their lives such as their children, and their present and future financial security. Donna is one of approximately thirty Wisconsin family law attorney fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).   As stated on the AAML website, “to be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. . . . Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.  Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.”

Donna currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section Board.  As a board member, Donna is chair of the annual Family Law Workshop in Door County and the section’s communications committee.  She is also an active member of the Board’s legislative committee and diversity and inclusion committee. Donna has presented at State Bar continuing education programs on family law. Additionally, Donna is active in the local bar association, having served as president in 2010. Donna is the local attorney representative to the Portage County Courthouse Facilities and Security Committee and recently joined Portage County’s family law stakeholder committee.

On a personal level, Donna has been married to Brian, her high school sweetheart, for 30 years.  Donna and Brian have two adult daughters, Emily and Kathryn. Emily and her husband, Nate, live in Madison.  In May 2020, Emily joined Donna as a member of the legal profession.  Kathryn  graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in May 2021 with a BA in history and a double minor in dance and Scandinavian studies.

Donna and Brian are active members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Plover, and both she and Brian volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations. In her spare time Donna likes to listen to podcasts, watch TED talks, read (mostly non-fiction) and, as of recently, is obsessed with watching videos on YouTube. Donna and her husband have three adopted rescue dogs, took up photography as a joint “empty nest” hobby, and they enjoy travel, cooking and entertaining.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1990)
BA – History with minor in Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (J.D. 1994)

Professional Activities

National
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
American Bar Association
Member
Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
Member

Wisconsin
Board Member of the Family Law Section of the Wisconsin Bar Association
Door County Family Law Workshop Committee – Chair
Communications Committee – Chair
Legislative Committee – Member
Diversity and Inclusion Committee – Member

Wisconsin Bar Association
Member
Family Law Section of the Wisconsin Bar Association
Member
Blog writer for the State Bar Family Law Section

Local
Portage County Bar Association
Member (President in 2010)
Local Bar Association Attorney Liaison to Portage County Courthouse Facility and Security Committee
Portage County Family Law Stakeholders Committee
Member

Community Activities

Big Brother Big Sisters
Former President and board member
Childcaring Central Wisconsin Early Education Resources
Current Vice President and board member
Crossways Camping Ministries
Former President and board member
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Former Adult Forum Coordinator
JusticeWorks
Founding member and former board member

Testimonials

“When I went through my divorce I felt that I was not alone. Donna walked me through the different aspects of the divorce and child custody agreement. There were areas that I focused on that were important to me, but if it had not been for Donna, I would have overlooked other important issues. I feel that because of Donna’s hard work and dedication on my case my life is less stressful because of what was included in my divorce decree and custody agreement.”    E.H.

“I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about navigating the scary waters of divorce. Ms. Ginzl was a lifeline for me during one of the darkest periods of my life. Her caring concern and professional knowledge helped me to make informed decisions about not only the big issues, but also the ones that were just big to me. Ms. Ginzl respected by choices even when she felt that they were not in my best interests. She respected me while giving her advice and helped me to make those decisions from an informed perspective. I cannot imagine having gone through my divorce with an attorney who treated me indifferently or just as an anonymous client. I will always be grateful for her support, expertise and friendship.”    K.Z.

“Working with Donna Ginzl has been a pleasure. I felt like Donna cared about me and my situation, not just as a lawyer, but as a mother and a friend. She would listen to my concerns and then play out the scenarios that could possibly happen. She would walk me through the steps we were going to take and made sure that I was ok with everything that we did. I could not have asked for a better lawyer and would highly recommend Donna.”    L.W.

“Few times in a person’s life are more stressful than divorce and child placement disagreements. While Donna is extremely empathetic with the emotions of her client, she is able to lend clarity to every issue, to maintain the reasonableness necessary to be effective from negotiations to trial, and to call forth from experience and research legal precedents to benefit her clients and their children. Her extensive knowledge of divorce and child placement laws and practices make her an exceptionally fine attorney. Her compassion, well-placed humor, and patience make her an exceptionally fine person.”    S.A.

“I was truly blessed to find a lawyer like Donna Ginzl. We usually meet lawyers in some of our darkest moments. These kinds of situations can be very challenging for a lawyer. Not only having to deal with the legal aspects but to work well with the clients personal and emotional needs as well. Donna is one of those lawyers that can do this hands down. My divorce was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life. I needed a lawyer that I could trust to look out for the best needs of my family. There is always give and take in these cases. Donna did an excellent job in presenting me with all the facts and options that I needed to make my final decisions. I felt confident and comfortable with all the decisions I needed to make. I always felt like my case was her top priority. She always respected my choices and decisions. There were times that we even needed to work in the evenings or weekends. She was willing to sacrifice her own time for me. I really felt like I was dealing with a friend. She was there every step of the way for my family. I cannot express enough the gratitude I have for Donna, her support, her professionalism and her friendship.”     R.P.

“I am writing to commend Attorney Donna L. Ginzl for the work she had provided me in the past. I was fortunate enough to retain her services during a very trying time of my life. Attorney Ginzl was more than professional in her work. She was kind, considerate, and most importantly, understanding of my needs. She demonstrated proficiency of the inner–workings of the law in my case and her attorney work is unmatched. I was impressed with her attention to detail and follow-through. Her knowledge of the law and the ability to effectively problem solve places Mrs. Ginzl as a top attorney in her field. Her work far exceeded my expectations.”    M.E.

“Donna handled my divorce recently. The aspect of her counsel that impressed me the most was her attentiveness. There were no distractions or other interruptions. She was there for me and clearly made me feel my case was important to her and her firm. There were times when I wanted to bull ahead, but she cautioned me at these times citing obstacles that would likely present themselves that I could not envision. I had my ideas of how to get what I felt I deserved and she patiently educated me on the realities of the court system. She, of course, worked hard on my case, but she also spent a lot of time on smaller issues that she didn’t really have to do. For a professional, knowledgeable personable and hardworking attorney, Donna Ginzl fits the profile well..”    R.M.

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