Attorney Richard Fuller Named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorney Richard Fuller Named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Congratulations to Attorney Richard Fuller on being named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
For more information on Attorney Richard Fuller please follow this link. 
https://www.andlaw.com/attorney/richard-fuller/

For more information on the Million Dollar Advocates Forum please follow this link: 
http://www.andlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/RHF-Million-Dollar-Advocates-Press-Release.pdf

 

Attorney Brent Jacobson Secures Court Win in High School Athletics Case

Attorney Brent Jacobson Secures Court Win in High School Athletics Case

In 2019, a Waterford High School wrestler was ejected from a varsity conference match after receiving two unsportsmanlike conduct calls from the match official.  Due to the ejection, high school athletic rules required the wrestler to sit out his next competitive event.

Less than one week after the match, the wrestler secured a temporary restraining order from a Racine County Circuit Court judge that allowed him to participate in the varsity regional event the following day.  With the restraining order in place, the wrestler went on to win a Division I State Title.

While the matches were over, the case was not.  The issue remained as to whether the temporary restraining order was properly issued and whether the wrestler’s subsequent victories should stand.  The case had far-reaching implications for high school athletics, including whether the wrestler had a right to due process under the Wisconsin State Constitution to participate in high school athletics and whether judges should overrule the calls of sports officials.

Over two years later, the hearing took place over two days before a new Racine County judge.  After testimony from numerous witnesses and arguments by counsel, the Court rendered judgment in favor of the high school athletic association, represented by Anderson O’Brien, LLP Attorney Brent Jacobson.

In a lengthy oral ruling, the Court held that the wrestler enjoyed no constitutional right to interscholastic athletic participation under the Wisconsin State Constitution, citing to persuasive precedent from federal courts.  The Court further held that the official’s calls were not arbitrary and were supported by evidence, including the testimony of three other officials.  The implication from this ruling is that judges should not substitute their judgment for the judgment of sports officials who are making game time decisions.

 

Attorneys Alissa Thompson and Heather Huebner Joined the Women’s Fund of Portage County Board of Directors

Attorneys Alissa Thompson and Heather Huebner Joined the Women’s Fund of Portage County Board of Directors

Attorneys Alissa Thompson and Heather Huebner have joined the Women’s Fund of Portage County Board of Directors. They are dedicated to empowering women in the community. Alissa and Heather enjoy working with and getting to know other women in the area. They look forward to working with the board to make Portage County a better place for women and children to live and thrive.

2021 Best of Portage County

2021 Best of Portage County

Thank you for voting us the number one Law Firm in this year’s Stevens Point Journal Official Community Choice Awards for Lawyer or Law Firm. We are honored and grateful to be recognized by the community for our hard work and dedication to our clients. If you would like to see all the results for the 2021 Best of Portage County, please follow the link below:

https://stevenspointjournal.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Portage-County-2021-Winners/

 

2021 Walk for Hope

2021 Walk for Hope

Anderson O’Brien is proud to be Diamond Sponsor for the 15th annual Walk for Hope, a 5k Virtual/In-Person Walk organized by the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Coalition for Portage County. The funds raised support initiatives in Portage County for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. This year more than ever, we are committed to helping reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and to raise awareness about how to seek help. Please join us on September 11, 2021 at 10:00 am. Don’t forget to tag the event page with your picture. Links to event information and the walk registration page are below. Please help us support this very important cause!

For more information, please visit:
andlaw.com/walk-for-hope

To register, please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-walk-for-hope-tickets-160874073685?aff=erelexpmlt

 

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