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DeWitt’s Wisconsin Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Announced

November 20, 2018

Michelle M. Friedman
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MADISON|BROOKFIELD|MINNEAPOLIS – The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. today announced that 13 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyersâ as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2018. Additionally, six of its attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Starsâ.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are:

Wisconsin Super Lawyers Brookfield:

Shannon A. Allen – Business Litigation

Douglas H. Frazer – Tax

David J. Hase – Business Litigation

Brian R. Smigelski – Business Litigation

Wisconsin Super Lawyers Madison:

Jon P. Axelrod – Business Litigation

Denis P. Bartell – Bankruptcy, Business

Stephen A. DiTullio – Employment and Labor

Eric A. Farnsworth – PI General: Plaintiff

Richard W. Pitzner – Business/Corporate

Ronald R. Ragatz – Insurance Coverage

Joseph A. Ranney, III – Business Litigation

Michael W. Wilcox – Estate and Probate

Wisconsin Super Lawyers Waukesha:

Paul R. Hoefle – Business Litigation


2018 Wisconsin Rising Stars Brookfield:

Matthew Hills – Business Litigation

Olivia M. Kelley – General Litigation

2018 Wisconsin Rising Stars Madison:

Chase Horne – Civil Litigation, Defense

Deborah C. Meiners – Business Litigation

Scott M. Paler – Employment and Labor


Barret V. Van Sicklen – Employment and Labor
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The list is published online and in Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine and Madison Magazine.
About DeWitt

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including civil rights litigation, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family law, government relations, health care, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, litigation, personal injury, real estate, and tax law.