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

Cuba - A Different Place - A Different Perspective

Posted: 9.03.2019

Attorneys Duxstad, Bestul and McNaughton, together with their spouses, participated in a five-day educational tour to Cuba with other Wisconsin lawyers last February through a partnership between State Bar of Wisconsin and Cuba Cultural Travel. The purpose of the trip was to educate lawyers about Cuban culture, the Cuban legal system, and U.S.-Cuba relations. We explored Cuban music, food, art  ...Read More

ANATOMY OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, PART THREE: A brief guide for someone who is injured by another party

Posted: 5.30.2019

People are injured every day in accidents, frequently through no fault of their own. What should those persons expect if they decide to pursue a personal injury claim? This article is the third and final discussion of what one should expect to occur and addresses the jury trial process. Statistically, approximately 95% of personal injury cases filed are resolved short of a jury trial. Con  ...Read More

ANATOMY OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, PART TWO: A brief guide for someone who is injured by another party

Posted: 8.14.2018

People are injured every day in accidents, frequently through no fault of their own. What should those persons expect if they decide to pursue a personal injury claim.This article will address what you might expect after a lawsuit is filed through the date the trial begins. THE DISCOVERY STAGE: Once a lawsuit is filed, the parties begin what is commonly referred to as “Dis  ...Read More

You Have the Right to Remain Silent and You Should Probably Exercise It

Posted: 7.25.2017

The right of a person to not be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself or herself has a long history in our justice system. Its origins are unclear but it dates back to at least the 15th and 16th centuries. In the American justice system, it serves to protect defendants from choosing between testifying against themselves or lying, which can lead to several other crimes bein  ...Read More

New Law Allows Eviction of Tenants that Commit Crimes

Posted: 2.16.2017

In March 2016, Wisconsin passed a new law allowing landlords to terminate tenants’ leases that commit certain crimes under Wis. Stat. § 704.17(3m). Any tenant that engages in “criminal activity” or “drug-related criminal activity” may find themselves served with a notice by the landlord that could force them to vacate the property after five days. “Drug-related criminal activity” is limi  ...Read More

ANATOMY OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, PART ONE: A Brief Guide for Someone Who is Injured by Another Party

Posted: 3.23.2016

People are injured every day in accidents, frequently through no fault of their own. What should those people expect if they decide to pursue a personal injury claim? This article is a brief review of the initial stages of what you might expect if you desire fair compensation for your injuries. A second article will address what you might expect if a lawsuit is filed. INITIAL INTERVIEW: Almost  ...Read More