Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

“How much is my case worth?” That’s one of the most frequent questions personal injury attorneys hear from potential clients. It’s a smart question. Securing compensation — or damages, as Wisconsin law calls it — provides a vital safety net for people recovering from serious injuries. Accident victims can receive damages for a wide range […]

Citibank will have to pay damages and attorney’s fees for violating Wisconsin law in its collection efforts

Citibank violated the Wisconsin Consumer Act by its conduct directed at its customer, an arbitrator found on June 20, 2024. The case began with Citibank suing the customer in small claims court. The customer retained Attorney Briane Pagel of LawtonCates and filed a counterclaim, leading Citi to demand arbitration. In arbitration, represented by Ballard Spahr […]

LawtonCates Redesigned Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison, Wisconsin – May 2024 – LawtonCates, a prominent law firm specializing in personal injury cases in Madison and Jefferson, Wisconsin, proudly announces the launch of the redesigned website, live at Redesigned Website Features: Enhanced User Experience: The website now offers a more intuitive and user-friendly interface, allowing clients to easily […]

Auto Dealer Agrees To Pay $22,500 To Resolve Claims Of Illegal Conduct.

Kunes Mad City, Kunes Mad City Mitsubishi of Madison, Inc., and Kunes Auto Group agreed to resolve claims brought by a LawtonCates client by paying $22,500 to settle the matter. The plaintiff in the case alleged in her complaint that Kunes had allowed her to leave with a car after telling her that Kunes had […]


Jim Olson, Wisconsin resident and attorney at LawtonCates, is spearheading an essential environmental initiative in the state. This initiative, focused on the “home lake” rule, targets wake boats to address the critical issue of the spread of aquatic invasive species in the state’s lakes. Olson’s petition to the Department of Natural Resources proposes a key solution: restricting wake […]

Do Good

Do Good Wisconsin is a non-profit that showcases the good being done by individuals, organizations, and businesses statewide. The organization comprises volunteers, known as Ambassadors, from around the state who focus on bringing good news to their communities and encouraging others to do the same. DG uses its social media platforms to share stories of everyday […]


The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits debt collectors from making false claims about a debt, leading a federal judge to rule that two debt collection companies violated that law and would have to stand trial to determine the damages owed as a result of their failure to acknowledge a debtor’s dispute. Under […]


Understanding Super Lawyers Recognition Super Lawyers is a prestigious rating platform that recognizes exceptional legal professionals from over 70 areas of practice. These lawyers have achieved notable professional success and are highly regarded by their peers. The selection process, which is both rigorous and multiphase, includes peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. To be nominated […]

An injured woman meeting with an attorney

Pursuing a Claim Accidents can happen anywhere, even on your neighbor’s property. While slips and falls may seem minor, they can result in serious injuries and unexpected expenses. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s crucial to understand your rights and take appropriate action. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with […]

Brensten Education, which closed in January 2016, must go to a jury trial on claims brought against it by former students, Judge Pedro Colon in Milwaukee ruled recently. The former students, represented by Briane Pagel and LawtonCates filed suit in 2017, alleging that Brensten’s radio advertisements were misleading and that Brensten failed to deliver on […]