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Robert S. Duxstad
Daniel P. Bestul
Lance A. McNaughton

Duxstad & Bestul Client Prevails on Appeal

Posted: 4.25.2018

After a circuit court judge ordered a child’s name be changed as part of a custody and placement dispute, the child’s mother asked Dan Bestul to appeal the order. In a decision handed down this spring, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals agreed the circuit court did not have the legal authority to order the name change, and reversed the trial court’s order. Because the question is one of statewide signi  ...Read More

“The Judge” Teaches the Importance of Local Counsel

Posted: 11.12.2014

Recently my wife and I watched the movie, The Judge, starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Robert Duvall. In the movie, Duvall is a local judge in a rural Indiana County, very similar to Green or Lafayette County. Downey plays his estranged son who had left home and became a big city defense lawyer. The judge is accused of being in a hit and run accident with a drunk person riding a bicycle at night cau  ...Read More

Lance McNaughton newest member of D&B legal team

Posted: 1.01.2014

We’re delighted to welcome Lance McNaughton to Duxstad & Bestul, S.C. Lance received his law degree from Washington & Lee University, and also has a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. In addition to his extensive experience as an attorney, Lance has served as mayor of the Village of Shullsburg, as a member of the Southwest Wisconsin Regional Pl  ...Read More

The Good Client: Helping Your Lawyer Help You

Posted: 7.31.2013

There are plenty of books, articles and TV ads giving advice on how to find the “right” lawyer for your needs. While many of these are helpful, many leave out one important piece of the puzzle – your job as a client. Working with an attorney is a genuine relationship, requiring mutual trust, understanding and cooperation. While plenty of folks have tried to define what makes a “good lawye  ...Read More

What You Should Know About Attorney Fees

Posted: 2.01.2013

To many people who need legal help, attorney fees are a mystery. The lack of information may mean he or she puts off calling an attorney; this can cause unneeded additional expense, or even losing out entirely on the chance to solve the problem and get peace of mind. This post gives a brief overview of how we charge for our services, and gives some guidance for anyone looking for help with a legal issue  ...Read More

Why Don't Lawyers Talk Like Normal People?

Posted: 1.20.2013

Road reading may be hazardous to your diet Traffic was heavy as I was rolling down the expressway. The billboard barely registered on my consciousness: a splash of tan against a yellow background, with six words of text. At 65 miles an hour, only the words registered: Love People Cook Them Tasty Food For reasons that still baffle me, some primitive part of my brain struggled t  ...Read More