Boardman & Clark has both breadth and depth of experience in all types of litigation, making us full service in this area. We have successfully tried hundreds of cases before juries, as well as before judges and arbitrators in federal and state courts throughout Wisconsin.

Each of our practice areas provides litigation services in its area of focus, combining in-depth understanding of a particular industry or type of law with litigation skills. In addition, we have a particularly strong emphasis on litigation for businesses, litigation for insurance companies,  litigation for individuals, and litigation for intellectual property issues.


Litigation for Businesses

Our litigators provide services to businesses both large and small throughout Wisconsin and beyond. We have a depth of experience few firms can match. That experience extends to arbitrations, state court proceedings and federal court litigation. Our familiarity with the procedures and requirements of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin makes us particularly valuable as primary or local counsel for matters venued there. We work hard with our business clients to achieve their goals by litigating cases quickly and economically. In fact, we invite businesses to compare the costs of our services and the depth of our experience with what is available elsewhere. We are confident business owners will be favorably impressed with what Boardman & Clark has to offer.

  • Litigation of contract disputes, including the validity of restrictive covenants in employment contracts
  • Patent law and other intellectual property disputes
  • Auto and truck dealership and franchise litigation
  • Antitrust and sales contract lawsuits
  • Litigation of discrimination and other employment-related claims
  • Litigation of labor arbitrations and unfair practice charges
  • Zoning and land use litigation, including condemnation cases, defense of municipality and zoning appeals, and representation of developers and other businesses at administrative and judicial levels
  • Defense of class action lawsuits
  • Litigation of real estate disputes and construction law questions
  • Litigation of tax issues and securities claims
  • Litigation for banks, including loan workouts and foreclosures and defense of lender liability suits
  • Client representation throughout the appellate process
  • Mediation and arbitration to resolve business disputes without trial

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Litigation for Insurance Companies

We are proud of our long tradition of working successfully with corporate and claims counsel to resolve a wide variety of insurance issues. Our formula for obtaining reasonable and cost-effective results is based on early evaluation and planning, together with regular communication with our clients. Our trial lawyers are experienced in every aspect of insurance defense and insurance coverage work, all the way from initial investigation through trial or settlement.

  • Defense of class action and insurer bad faith lawsuits
  • Analysis of insurance coverage issues and pursuit of declaratory judgment to establish coverage positions
  • Defense of claims against municipal and other governmental entities
  • Defense of auto, homeowners and CGL claims
  • Defense of worker’s compensation and workplace discrimination claims
  • Defense of product liability and other tort claims
  • Defense of nursing home claims
  • Defense of farm loss cases
  • Mediation and arbitration services
  • Appellate briefing and oral arguments
  • Pursuit of subrogation recoveries

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Litigation for Individuals

Individuals sometimes need lawyers to fight their battles in court. Our litigators are up to the task. In matters ranging from family law to personal injury claims, we have attorneys with the knowledge, experience and common sense to represent our clients’ interests successfully. Whatever the legal issue, we work hard to keep the client informed, involved and engaged in achieving the litigation goals we agree on together.

  • All family law issues, including child placement, adoption, distribution of marital assets, maintenance, separation and divorce
  • Collaborative divorce proceedings
  • Litigation of probate claims involving property distribution
  • Legal proceedings to appoint a guardian ad litem for a person in need of one
  • Litigation of income tax and estate tax disputes
  • Real estate and landlord tenant claims
  • Personal injury claims from accidents caused by others

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Litigation for IP Issues

Our litigation services for intellectual property issues include:

  • Patent enforcement and defense
  • Trademark enforcement and defense
  • Copyright enforcement and defense
  • Trade secret enforcement and defense
  • Unfair competition
  • False advertising
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Right of publicity and right of privacy matters
  • Local counsel for intellectual property litigation

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