Litigation

Forever Focused, Always Prepared

Stafford Rosenbaum’s Litigation attorneys are known for their innovative litigation strategies, developed over the years by focusing on the kind of trial preparation that really counts: investigation and discovery designed to get to the heart of even the most complex cases. Our Litigation team regularly tries cases and handles appeals in state and federal courts and in administrative forums across a broad range of substantive areas, including:

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Rights
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dealership and Franchise
  • Employment and Labor
  • Environmental
  • Estate and Probate
  • Family Law
  • Federal litigation, including federal criminal defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Motor Vehicle/Lemon Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate and Trust Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Ethics
  • Property Taxation
  • Public Utility and Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholders’ Rights
  • State Taxation
  • Stray Voltage, Earth Current, Other Electrical Phenomena
  • Tort

We represent a variety of clients, including insurance companies, businesses, individuals and governments. Types of clients for whom we have handled litigation include:

  • National and Wisconsin corporations
  • Large manufacturer of construction equipment (dealership case)
  • Shareholders of closely-held companies in instances of alleged shareholder oppression
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers in products liability cases throughout the Midwest and in lemon law and warranty cases throughout the state
  • Trademark and copyright holders in cases of alleged infringement
  • An individual accused of misappropriating trade secrets

Measurable Results

When you turn to Stafford Rosenbaum, you can be confident that we’re ready for the courtroom. But our main goal is to work closely with clients to end litigation on favorable terms as quickly as possible. We are committed to minimizing the disruptions of litigation by planning ahead, keeping our clients informed, and maintaining a sense of perspective.

A few of our success stories:

  • Recovery of significant damages incurred by three Wisconsin counties when a waste-to-energy incinerator failed, the primary issues being structural and process design
  • Successful defense in the trial court and on appeal of a multi-million dollar claim against a major construction equipment manufacturer in a dealership case
  • Settling through mediation, on terms very favorable to our client, a dispute between a software manufacturer and its customer
  • Winning a case for a major computer manufacturer involving over $13 million in sales tax
  • Recovery of a six-figure damage award for a software company on a breach of contract counterclaim and successful defense of the plaintiff’s rescission claim
  • Successful settlement of shareholders’ rights case for the founder of a high-tech company
  • Recovery of significant damages for a Wisconsin importer of dinnerware against a Japanese manufacturer in a breach of warranty action
  • Obtaining, on behalf of a municipal employer, dismissal without trial of employee First Amendment, due process, and conspiracy claims
  • Successfully defending an automobile dealership in a claim for dissolution brought by a 50% shareholder
  • Resolving in favor of a county in northern Wisconsin the issues of ownership of a snowmobile trail located on an abandoned railroad right-of-way
  • Successfully representing the interests of an individual accused by a software vendor of misappropriating its trade secrets
  • Recovery, on behalf of a major manufacturer, of a six-figure indemnification claim in the face of opposition from the indemnitor’s insurer
  • Winning some of the most important Wisconsin property tax cases decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in recent years