AREAS Of PRACTICE
Commercial & Civil Litigation, Construction Law & Litigation, Creditors Rights
Doug is a trial attorney who has tried over a hundred cases, mostly jury trials. His principal areas of practice are business and commercial litigation, insurance and insurance bad faith claims, construction litigation, and real estate litigation. Doug also handles the trial aspects of the firm’s family law and personal injury practice.
A former member of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s corps, Doug’s military career included, among other things, service as a prosecutor and senior defense counsel based out of Seattle, Washington. He tried criminal cases from the Aleutian islands in Alaska to San Diego, California, and even at sea on board the USS Nimitz. This included the successful defense of a sailor charged with negligent homicide following a flight deck fire.
As a civilian trial attorney Doug has handled a number of significant cases, including a seminal case in Wisconsin law, Digicorp v. Ameritech, which was a six figure jury verdict with punitive damages. On appeal through the Wisconsin Supreme Court the case established primary precedent for the economic loss doctrine. In 2010 Doug completed a two week jury trial involving insurance bad faith and obtained a verdict of over $8,000,000.00.
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1986
Concordia College, B.A., 1983
State of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association, Construction Section Member
American Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
American Trail Lawyers Association
Construction and Public Contract Law Section, Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
Milwaukee Bar Association
Precast Concrete Institute, Affiliated Member
State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section Member
Waukesha Bar Association
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
United States Navy, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1984-1990