James A. Olson was selected by his peers as the Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Madison for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.
Five Lawton & Cates lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers publication in the areas of business litigation, general litigation, employment, and personal injury law.
James A. Olson, James W. Gardner, Kent I. Carnell and Bruce M. 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.
Lawton & Cates, S.C., of Madison will acquire the law practice areas of Krek & Associates, S.C. effective Thursday, September 1. The firm will maintain the office at 323 South Whitewater Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549.
Federal District Court Judge Crabb entered an order finding that Kraft Foods Global, Inc. violated Wisconsin law by failing to pay workers wages for putting on and taking off employer mandated gear.
Plaintiffs in Mass Murder Case against the City of Crandon and Forest County will Seek an Appeal of the Decision Denying Them Their Day in Court
The Plaintiff's, Charlie Neitzel and the families of Bradley Schultz, Lianne Thomas, Lindsey Stahl, and Katrina McCorkle in the case against the City of Crandon and Forest County, Forest County Case No. 08 CV 100, will file an appeal of Circuit Court Judge Mangerson's decision to dismiss their case. As a result of this decision, the families of the slain innocent young adults and one seriously injured sole survivor have been denied their day in court. This decision allows the City of Crandon and Forest County to dodge any liability for hiring a mentally unstable officer. Plaintiff's counsel, Lawton & Cates, L.C., will file an appeal of this decision. Plaintiffs will seek their day in court and a return to the law the holds government liable for the wrongful acts of their employees.
Lawton & Cates, S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Dixon Gahnz joined the team of lawyers at Lawton & Cates, S.C. "Gahnz is a nationally certified civil trial advocate who has helped many families and injured people over the course of his career," stated Kent I. Carnell, President of Lawton & Cates, S.C. "The certification process requires passing a skills test, obtaining references from judges, peers and opposing counsel as well as completing a prescribed number of trials," Carnell continued.
James JW. Gardner has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
$1.85 Million Settlement Obtained For Van Crash Accident That Killed Seven And Seriously Injureded Five Magazine Sales People
A $1.85 million settlement has been reached in a case involving a 1999 van crash that killed seven and seriously injured five magazine sales people. The accident occurred when the unlicensed driver Jeremy Holmes, age 21, switched seats at 81 mph on Interstate Highway 90 north of Janesville, Wisconsin. Monica Forgues, then age 15, was left a quadriplegic from the horrific accident.