Press Items

Trusty trustee leaves village post
Attorney Dixon Gahnz opted not to seek re-election as trustee for the Village of DeForest after serving six years.
Success Through Adversity- Prairie Athletic Club
Attorney Ginger Murray has been selected as a Spotlight Client for The Prairie Athletic Club for completing the Ironman Triathalon this November.
Lawton & Cates' Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Awards
Attorneys James Olson, James Gardner, Kent Carnell, and Dixon Gahnz have been named 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorney Kathryn Harrell McKnight has been named a Rising Star.
Litigator embraces trial work in dual roles
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.
Jim Olson Receives Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year Award
James A. Olson was selected by his peers as the Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Madison for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.
Incumbants, Van Meter win, Dixon Gahnz, Dick Josephson return as trustees
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.
Lawton & Cates Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Awards
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.
Lawton & Cates opens a new office in downtown Jefferson
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.
Lawton & Cates Lawyers Selected As Best Lawyers In America
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.
Lawton & Cates Lawyers Selected As Best Lawyers In America
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.
Medical disclosure suit upheld
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 Acquires the Practice Areas of Krek & Associates
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.
Lawton & Cates of Madison acquires Krek & Associates
Lawton & Cates, S.C., of Madison will acquire the law practice areas of Krek & Associates, S.C. effective Thursday, September 1.
Kirby Hendee: Cates had no time for baloney
Kirby Hendee's Letter to Editor regarding John Nichol's tribute to Dick Cates.
Richard Lyman Cates, Sr.: November 22, 1925 - August 3, 2011
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.
Doug Moe: Cates had class, in and out of court
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.
Wineke: Great Men Who Rose Up In Times Of Crisis
Bill Wineke reminisces about Dick Cates.
Cates played key role in Watergate impeachment
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 Cates, longtime trial lawyer in Madison, dies at 85
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.
Dick Cates: The Madison lawyer who held Nixon to account
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.

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