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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Stephen A. DiTullio

email:
sad@dewittross.com
phone:
608-252-9362
fax:
608-252-9243
assistant:
Brenda M. Ferris
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Businesses face an array of federal and state employment laws and regulations that they must comply with in the workplace. Unfortunately, it is a fact of business life that some current employees or former employees will commence employment litigation. Whether it is providing proactive advice on employment law compliance issues or defending businesses in litigation, Steve has successfully worked with businesses throughout the country to help guide them through the many legal issues that arise in the workplace. Clients enjoy the high level of responsiveness and competence that Steve brings to their businesses. He prides himself on the proactive compliance advice which often helps to avoid claims by disgruntled employees. His proactive advice can also assist clients in providing successful defenses for businesses in litigation.

In particular, he is well versed in the trucking industry and understands all issues related to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). He has handled matters for his clients in this arena ranging from discrimination and harassment to insurance and bad faith claims. He also has a unique understanding of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) administered and enforced by OSHA, which addresses issues related to whistle blowing and retaliation.

Another area of Steve's practice focuses on the factors to be considered in determining whether an independent contractor or employer-employee relationship exists under Wisconsin Unemployment Compensation statutes, Worker’s Compensation statutes, the Internal Revenue Service Code, and other employment-related statutes. Companies need to be aware of each of these tests because failure to comply with the respective tests could result in a penalty and/or interest assessment if an individual is mischaracterized as an independent contractor rather than an employee. Click here for a copy of Steve's presentation, "Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Protecting Your Company."

Steve has also developed a thorough knowledge of HUB Zone regulations for purposes of federal contracting. His experience in this area has been used to assist businesses in understanding the details of this important federal program to help ensure them of compliance for purposes of qualifying for federal contracting.

Clients

Steve’s clients range from small businesses and non-profit associations to mid-sized companies and publicly traded corporations. His range of clients includes trucking companies, manufacturers, bovine artificial insemination companies, and veterinary practices.

Client Recommendations

"We have been a client of DeWitt Ross & Stevens for several years and have developed a great working relationship with Steve DiTullio.  We appreciate and value Steve's expertise, guidance, and responsiveness on all of our employment legal matters.  Steve's understanding of our business and the way we operate our company enables us to have efficient and productive discussions with him.  We are very pleased with the legal work Steve has done for us and it is comforting to know he is always available to support our needs." - Ron Holub, CEO, Flexion Inc., flexion.us

“We have had the pleasure of working with Stephen DiTullio on employment law issues for many years. He has earned our respect by consistently providing us with information and guidance that ensure smooth navigation through sometimes tricky situations. He continually maintains a balance between the needs of the company and the importance of employment law compliance. We would recommend Steve without hesitation.”  - Peggy Holley, Director of Human Resources, Fristam Pumps, www.fristam.com

“My wife and I were impressed at the level of knowledge, preparation and professionalism displayed during our recent employment related hearing. We found it refreshing to work with a legal representative that understands the challenges of business, especially small business.  We just cannot say enough about your approach and reassurance that the claims against us were unfounded. When you own a small business and treat everyone as family it hurts to have someone question your integrity and make false claims against you...we listened and heard you loud and clear that it is better to spend the money at the beginning of an employment relationship than at the end when termination seems like the only option.”  - Kenneth L. Heins, CEO/President, KLH Industries Inc., www.klhindustries.com

“I have been working with Steve for the past three years. If we have any personnel issues, my first communication is to Steve. His knowledge, experience, and professionalism is a valuable resource for our company.” - Joel Groskreutz, President & CEO, Accelerated Genetics, www.accelgen.com

Notable Representations

Steve has successfully prevailed on behalf of businesses securing dismissal on claims involving:

  • sexual harassment
  • racial discrimination
  • disability discrimination
  • FMLA compliance
  • STAA Surface Transport Assistance Act
  • independent contractor classification
  • wage and hour claims

He also provides helpful counseling regarding:

  • discipline
  • terminations
  • employee handbooks
  • wage and hour compliance
  • manager training
  • hiring
  • background checks
  • other workplace employment law issues

Our Locations

Madison

Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8891
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Greater Milwaukee

13935 Bishop's Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-2840
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Minneapolis

1400 AT&T Tower,
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612)305-1400
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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has more than 100 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of midsized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Awards

Best Lawyers 2013
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association

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