Location:    Milwaukee, WI


Phone:         414-287-9118

Fax:              414-276-0172

Assistant:    Nancy Puffer


Valparaiso University, J.D., 1975

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, B.S., 1971

Areas of Practice

 Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Verdicts and Published Decisions


  • Co-author of Worker’s Compensation Handbook, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Author of Worker’s Compensation chapter of Wisconsin Employment Law, State Bar of Wisconsin

Published Decisions:

  • Cargill Feed Div./Cargill Malt v. LIRC, 2010 WI App 115, 329 Wis. 2d 206, 789 N.W.2d 326, addressing the limits of the odd-lot doctrine
  • Madison Gas & Electric v. LIRC, 2011 WI App 110, 336 Wis. 2d 197, 802 N.W.2d 502, challenging cumulative PPD ratings
  • GTC Auto Parts v. LIRC, 184 Wis. 2d 450, 516 N.W.2d 393 (1994). Amicus brief, reversing award of indefinite TTD award

Numerous Circuit Court and LIRC decisions available, including:

  • Flynn v. Allen Roofing  & Constr. Co, WC Claim No 87-048518, establishing limits of medical expense in paraplegic case;
  • Jackson v. CNA Financial Group and Continental Cas, WC Claim No 2006-010570, defining no “injury” in suicide case;
  • Roemer v. Rowley Construction and Society Ins, WC Claim No. 2004-041873, addressing grounds for reopening compromise settlement;
  • Stiefel v. United Cerebral Palsy of North Central Wisconsin and United Wisconsin, WC Claim No. 1996-014016, rejecting “belittle-berate” test for non-traumatic mental injury (stress) claims.


  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers”® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Hearing Examiner, State of Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, 1975-1983