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Trusty trustee leaves village post

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.

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Litigator embraces trial work in dual roles

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Dick Cates: one of a kind

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."

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Cates and Watergate

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.

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Kirby Hendee: Cates had no time for baloney

Kirby Hendee's Letter to Editor regarding John Nichol's tribute to Dick Cates.

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Richard Lyman Cates, Sr.: November 22, 1925 - August 3, 2011

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.

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Doug Moe: Cates had class, in and out of court

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.

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Prominent trial lawyer Cates ’47 dies in home

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.

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Obituary for Richard Lyman Sr. Cates

Obituary for Richard Lyman Sr. Cates

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.

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 Richard Cates, longtime trial lawyer in Madison, dies at 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.

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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.

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Dick Cates: The Madison lawyer who held Nixon to account

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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Families of Crandon Shooting Victims Sue Forest County and City of Crandon

The families of the Crandon shooting victims are suing Forest County and the city of Crandon. Watch the news report by WSAW-TV.

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Domestic violence an issue in shooting case

Reprinted with permission by The Forest Republican. Author: Northwoods Media Staff, The Forest Republican, Issue 48, Volume 117, pages 1A and 4A

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Lawton & Cates S.C.
146 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 120
P. O. Box 399
Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
phone:  (920) 674-4567
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