Victor Plantinga

Attorney

AREAS Of PRACTICE

Auto Dealership Law, Civil & Criminal Litigation, Commercial Banking Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Lemon Law, Medical Malpractice, Paternity, Personal Injury, Real Estate Fraud, Telecommunications Fraud

BIOGRAPHY

Victor focuses his practice in civil and criminal litigation.  With diverse litigation experience, Victor has argued several cases in the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  He has tried more than 60 cases, most of them jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.  These trials involved, among other legal issues: employment agreements, wage claims, medical negligence, commercial banking law, discrimination law, arbitration agreements, telecommunications fraud, business disputes, real estate fraud, construction, auto dealership law, paternity, personal injury and lemon law.

Victor’s criminal jury trial experience includes representing individuals charged with the following types of crimes: first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault, child neglect resulting in death, homicide by intoxicated use of motor vehicle, public official accepting bribes, burglary, federal drug and gun cases, and sexual predator law.

In addition to jury trials, Victor has extensive experience in representing clients in administrative hearings.  These hearings typically involve claims of employment discrimination.  He has represented both employers and employees in claims relating to race discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and disability discrimination.

Education

Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1986

Calvin College, B.A., 1983

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois