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Commercial Litigation

Recommended Lawyers:

| Terence R. Collins | Brent P. Smith | Peder G. Arneson | Ellen M. Frantz | Cheryl M. Gill | Brian G. Weber | Joseph G. Veenstra | Anthony R. Gingrasso |

While all our attorneys are litigators in their specific areas of practice, nine of our attorneys concentrate their work in the prosecution and defense of civil lawsuits. We are members of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers, practicing in a wide range of areas, including:

We assist clients in:

  • Appellate matters
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Class-action litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Complex litigation
  • Environmental disputes
  • Insurance defense
  • Personal injury claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional liability claims

Representative Matters

A company selling farm structures throughout Wisconsin had been able to undersell competitors by not including standard technology and did so without disclosing that fact to customers. Consequently, the structures were falling apart prematurely. Johns, Flaherty & Collins filed a class action in Wisconsin and sued the major corporation that owned the company. By piercing the veil to the parent company, our attorneys won the case securing damages for duped customers.

So impressed with Johns, Flaherty & Collins' work on the case, the company later hired our attorneys seeking a judgment from the supplier.


After learning that a company had contaminated their property with underground fuel oil, property owners in a local neighborhood banded together to file a class-action lawsuit through Johns, Flaherty & Collins litigation team. In the end, the firm was able to settle the suit on behalf of the 300 claimants for $2 million. Our lawyers were also able to bring together the company and the Department of Natural Resources to clean the contamination and establish monitoring of the situation going forward - a promise both had made years before but had not yet accomplished.