Attorney Kate McKnight provides insight into what it's like being a trial attorney who juggles a busy litigation practice while serving as municipal prosecutor for the village of Waunakee.
Voters in DeForest have re-elected Attorney Dixon Gahnz as a Village Board Trustee for the Village of DeForest. Dick Josephson also was re-elected as a trustee. Chip Van Meter will join the board as a trustee, filling the seat being vacated by trustee Megan Blount.
Residents of Jefferson County now have another option for taking care of their general legal needs, as well as complex litigation, with the reent opening of the Lawton & Cates, S.C. offices in downtown Jefferson.
Jim Olson, Jim Gardner, Kent Carnell and Bruce Davey were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of personal injury, construction and labor and employment law.
Attorneys Dixon Gahnz and Levi Bjork were successful in their appeal to uphold a $26,000 judgment against a Fort Atkinson woman who unlawfully obtained medical records of our client and disclosed them. This District 4 Court of Appeals decision clarifies a statute that regulates disclosure of medical records. Although the statute sets out obligations for healthcare providers, it does not limit confidentiality requirements just to them, but on “any person.”
Lawton & Cates, S.C., of Madison will acquire the law practice areas of Krek & Associates, S.C. effective Thursday, September 1.
Bill Kraus said it well. One of the stories comes from Bill Dixon, an old friend who was on the Rodino staff. As I was preparing remarks for Cates' service I called Bill. He gave this gem. Rodino needed a trial lawyer and Bob Kastenmeier recommended Cates. Dixon reports that when Dick Cates came in the room it was as if Matt Dillon had arrived: "Boys--there is a new sheriff in town."
One of the lessons learned at the memorial service for Dick Cates is that there is a storytelling gene. Dick was a remarkable storyteller. All four of his sons and his daughter inherited the gene. The memorial service was graced by great stories by great storytellers about their great storyteller father.
Kirby Hendee's Letter to Editor regarding John Nichol's tribute to Dick Cates.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. at THE EDGEWATER HOTEL, 666 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION AND TIME). In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions will be used for the Richard Lyman Cates, Sr. Memorial Fund to assist less fortunate youth and student scholarships.
Some of my best friends are lawyers — make of that what you will — but the first lawyer I ever met was Dick Cates. Since I was just a kid at the time — and Cates was early in his career — I had no way of knowing the tall man with a twinkle in his eye and a love of telling stories would go on to become perhaps the greatest trial attorney Madison has ever seen.
Richard Cates ’47, a trial lawyer who was instrumental in the Watergate inquiry that led to former President Richard Nixon’s resignation, died Wednesday at age 85. Cates died of natural causes in his home in Madison, Wis.
Richard Lyman Cates Sr. died surrounded by family of natural causes Wednesday morning, Aug 3, 2011, in Madison, finishing his 85-year adventure that began on Nov. 22, 1925, in New York City.
Bill Wineke reminisces about Dick Cates.
Longtime Madison trial lawyer Richard Cates, who advised the U.S. House committee that voted to impeach President Richard Nixon in 1974, died Wednesday in Madison of natural causes. He was 85.
Richard Lyman Cates, who rose from childhood years in an orphanage to become a successful Madison lawyer and played a key role in the Watergate impeachment inquiry that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Wednesday. He was 85.
Richard L. Cates, a Madison trial lawyer who historians credit with playing a critical role in the Watergate inquiry that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at age 85.
The families of the Crandon shooting victims are suing Forest County and the city of Crandon. Watch the news report by WSAW-TV.
Reprinted with permission by The Forest Republican. Author: Northwoods Media Staff, The Forest Republican, Issue 48, Volume 117, pages 1A and 4A
Are you affected by a current child support order? Do you know what conditions allow for a change in that order? Do you need to file for a modification of your current support order? How to calculate child support: The current guidelines suggest calculating child support based on a percentage of the parents' gross income as applied to the percentage of time the child(ren) spend with each parent. If one parent is designated as the primary placement provider, then the guidelines suggest that child support shall be set based on a percent of the other parent's gross income.