Our trial lawyers are experienced and effective in civil trials and appeals, with a strong focus on the defense of general liability, medical malpractice, professional liability and municipal and employment claims and on business litigation. Our lawyers are admitted to practice at every level of state and federal courts, up to and including the United States Supreme Court; and many of our lawyers are recognized as being among the "Best Lawyers in America," or a "Super Lawyer" or have received other professional recognition and awards.
While lawyers in many firms talk about being "litigators," our trial lawyers actually try cases, and with great success. Our trial experience, and our reputation for success in state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin, provides clients with leverage when settlement negotiations are appropriate and with confidence that they will have an experienced, effective and vigorous advocate when a trial is necessary.
We bring a no-nonsense, cost-effective and outcome-focused approach to cases, using a small-team approach, with usually just one lawyer and one paralegal working on a case. For more complex cases, or when extra work is needed, we can involve as many skilled trial lawyers and support personnel as any case requires. We use computer programs as tools to help efficiently organize case facts and, when it is cost-effective, as part of the trial presentation.
We provide full-service representation in civil trial work, from advising on how to avoid litigation, through trials and appeals, with attention to whether alternative dispute resolution should be utilized. We have very good experience in effectively settling cases through mediation and arbitration and we have a number of lawyers who are often chosen as mediators or arbitrators by others to help them resolve their disputes.
2018 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® selection. David E. McFarlane has been named "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. Other attorneys recognized are by Best Lawyers in America for 2018 are: John M. Moore, Ward I. Richter, Ann Emmerich, Amy B.F. Tutwiler and David E. Joanis.
Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Spring Conference A Great Success
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel's (WDC) 2017 Spring Conference held in Kohler, Wisconsin and were a supporter of the WDC's Women in the Law Committee Spring Clothing Drive. (Read More)
Laura M. Lyons - President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel 2016-2017
David McFarlane - Fellowship in the American College of Trial Attorneys
Bell, Moore & Richter is very pleased to announce that on September 16, 2016, David McFarlane was sworn in as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.
David G. Ress Recognized as a 2016 "Up and Coming" Lawyer
David G. Ress has been recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as a 2016 "Up and Coming" Lawyer (Read more).
Ann C. Emmerich - Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
BMR is pleased to announce that Ann Emmerich was elected into membership in the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. (Read more)
Sheila Sullivan - Wisconsin Insurance Law
In deciding a significant duty to defend case June 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court cited BMR’s Sheila Sullivan four separate times (on her work supplementing the "Wisconsin Insurance Law") as authority for its decision.
2017 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America® selection. "Lawyer of the Year" - David E. McFarlane in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. Other attorneys recognized are: John M. Moore, Ward I. Richter, and David E. Joanis.
Laura Lyons - Professional of the Week
"In Business Magazine" recognizes Laura Lyons as their Professional of the Week in July 2016. (Click on the link to read more)