Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Significant Cases

  • Raymond Motor Transportation, Inc. v. Rice, 434 U.S. 429, 98 S.Ct. 787, 54 L.Ed.2d 664 (1978) (Wisconsin's ban on double-bottom tractor semitrailers held unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court under Commerce Clause of United States Constitution. Represented major motor carriers.)
  • Liebovich v. Minnesota Ins. Co., 2008 WI 75, 310 Wis. 2d 751, 751 N.W.2d 764 (Established insurance coverage under an AIG Private Client Group policy for non-accidental offenses, including breach of real estate restrictive covenant. Represented lake property owner in coverage disputes with AIG.)
  • Wisconsin State AFL-CIO v. Elections Board, 543 F. Supp. 630 (E.D. Wis. 1982) (Wisconsin's legislative districts held unconstitutional under one-person/one-vote principle of the United States Constitution. The Court established new district lines to provide equal representation. Represented Wisconsin legislative leaders.)
  • State v. Wisconsin Central​ Transportation Corp., 200 Wis. 2d 450, 546 N.W.2d 206 (Ct. App. 1996), aff'd, 209 Wis. 2d 278, 562 N.W.2d 152 (1997) (Wisconsin's "conductor law" held unconstitutional as preempted by federal law. Represented Wisconsin Central Railroad and its holding company.)
  • State v. Beno, 116 Wis. 2d 122, 341 N.W.2d 668 (1984) (Legislative leader held to have immunity under the Wisconsin Constitution against civil subpoena requesting confidential information provided by constituent. Represented Speaker of Wisconsin Assembly.)
  • Wisconsin Hospital Ass'n v. Reivitz, 820 F.2d 863 (7th Cir. 1987) (Wisconsin Medicaid freeze held under Supremacy Clause of United States Constitution. Represented Wisconsin Hospital Association.)
  • Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Mitchell, 101 Wis. 2d  90, 303 N.W.2d 639 (1981) (Wisconsin life insurance cost disclosure administrative rules declared invalid. Represented major life insurers.)
  • Robert Hansen Trucking, Inc. v. LIRC, 126 Wis. 2d 323, 377 N.W.2d 151 (1985) (Motor carriers held not liable for unemployment compensation taxes on owner-operators. Represented Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association.)
  • Professional Office Buildings, Inc. v. Royal Indemnity Co., 145 Wis. 2d 573, 427 N.W.2d 427 (Ct. App. 1988) (Insurer held liable for multimillion dollar air crash judgment. Represented air crash victim and his employer.)
  • Albedyll v. Wisconsin Porcelain Co. Revised Retirement Plan, ​947 F.2d 246 (7th Cir. 1991) (Obtained %5.2 million judgment affirmed against ERISA pension plan. Represented employees of Wisconsin Porcelain Company including management employees.)
  • Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority v. Verex Assurance, Inc., 166 Wis. 2d 636, 480 N.W.2d 490 (1992) (Insurer prohibited from rescinding mortgage insurance policies. Represented Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority.)
  • Thompson v. Craney, 199 Wis. 2d 674, 546 N.W.2d 123 (1996) (Wisconsin statute eliminating powers of Superintendent of Public Instruction held unconstitutional. Represented Governor of State of Wisconsin.)
  • Gorton v. Hostak, Henz & Bichler, S.C., 217 WIs. 2d 493, 577 N.W.2d 617 (1998) (Established standards for determining when court-ordered attorneys' fees are to be divided between attorney and client.)
  • State v. Williams, 2012 WI 59, 341 Wis. 2d 191, 814 N.W.2d 460 (2012) (Represented​​​ the Wisconsin Association of Judicial Court Commissioners and the Wisconsin Family Court Commissioners' Association in establishing that court commissioners may constitutionally issue search warrants and exercise other judicial powers.)
  • Kelley Supply, Inc. v. Chr. Hansen, Inc., No. 2011AP433, 2012 WL 612802 (Ct. App. Feb. 28, 2012)(unpublished). (Court of Appeals affirmed trial court that Kelley Supply, Inc. was a "dealer" under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law that its dealership had been unlawfully terminated.)
  • Felland v. Clifton, 582 F. 3d 665 (7th Cir. 2012) (Court held that emails and telephone calls from Arizona to Wisconsin ​​resulted in Wisconsin courts having personal jurisdiction over the Arizona defendants. After extensive additional proceedings on remand, final judgment was entered by the District Court on April 1, 2014.)

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Best Lawyers 2013 - 2016
Compass Award 2012
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