Attorney Steven H. Thompson, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School, has been elected to the Order of the Coif for 2018. Induction into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society, is considered one of the highest academic distinctions a law school graduate can receive. To gain membership, a student must have earned a J.D. and achieved high scholastic ranking among graduating classmates.
We are pleased to announce Bradley A. Yanke as the firm’s newest partner. Attorney Yanke joined the firm as an associate in 2013 after practicing in the Appleton area. He graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 2011.
At Anderson O’Brien, Brad’s practice includes accident and personal injury, litigation and dispute resolution and worker’s compensation. 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. 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.
We are proud to announce that Attorneys Russell Golla and Ronald Skrenes have been named 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Wisconsin Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of all active attorneys (both public and private) comprise this prestigious list.
Mr. Golla is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Attorneys who are Board Certified have passed rigorous tests and have demonstrated substantial experience in the courts.
Mr. Skrenes is one of only twelve attorneys in Wisconsin who have achieved the Estate Planning Law Specialist designation. He is the only attorney in Wisconsin who simultaneously holds designations/certifications as an (1) Attorney, (2) Certified Public Accountant, (3) Accredited Estate Planner, (4) Certified Financial Planner and (5) Estate Planning Law Specialist.
In addition, Attorney Brent Jacobson was listed as a 2018 Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of the state’s attorneys are selected as Rising Stars. Attorney Jacobson concentrates on a unique mix of insurance defense, personal injury and business litigation.
Anderson O’Brien congratulates Attorney Richard H. Fuller for his recent success in obtaining an excellent and well-deserved personal injury jury verdict on behalf of one of our clients. Our client sustained severe neck injuries in an automobile collision that necessitated surgery. After several years of intense litigation, our client and the insurance company involved could not reach a settlement. Attorney Fuller proceeded to take the case to a jury trial in Portage County Circuit Court in order to obtain full compensation for our client for her medical bills, wage loss, past and future pain and suffering and for her permanent injuries. After a four-day trial, the jury awarded a verdict in the amount of $1.769 million for her damages. This was over $1 million more than the insurance company’s last offer to settle, which was made on the day before the trial started.
This verdict is one of a number of outstanding verdicts obtained by our team of experienced and exceptional litigation attorneys and support staff who handle a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, products liability, business, commercial, employment and real estate. Our firm has the experienced attorneys to assist you in all aspects of litigation, including taking your case to trial, in order to achieve the best results possible.
The latest edition of the Anderson O’Brien Legal Newsletter is now available. This edition includes articles on vacation rentals and restrictive covenants, civil liberties and religious rights in the workplace, and long-term care and insurance considerations. Click the titles below to read the full articles, or download a copy of the newsletter to your computer or mobile device.
Vacation Rentals and Restrictive Covenants
By Attorney Amy A. Jahnke
Masterpiece Cakeshop: A Collision Course of Civil Liberties and Religious Rights
By Attorney Brian G. Formella
Long-Term Care and Insurance Considerations
By Attorney Amy J. Eddy
We are very happy to announce that Steven Thompson has joined our Firm as an associate. Steven was raised in Eagle River, Wisconsin, and graduated with highest honors from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2015. He went on to graduate with honors from University of Wisconsin Law School in 2018. In law school Steven became interested in business and estate planning law, and served as the law school’s representative with the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar. He also completed his concentration in Estate Planning with honors. Steven will be practicing in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and business law.