Earl Munson is a trial lawyer and business counselor with many years of experience. He has handled everything from multi-state class actions to pro bono appointments with a high level of understanding, intelligence, and dedication. He was selected by his peers to serve on Boardman Clark’s Executive Committee. He previously served as a Special Prosecutor for the Wisconsin Department of Justice and as Assistant District Attorney for Dane County, Wisconsin. He also was Prosecutor for the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility for many years. 

Earl served four years in the United States Navy; his last rank was Lieutenant Commander

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court of Oregon
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Military Appeals

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Business Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Pro Bono Award, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Pro Bono Award, Dane County Bar Association

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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Former lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin, Executive Committee, 2001-2002
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, President, 2006-2008
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Governors
  • Dane County Bar Association, President, 1981-1982
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Wisconsin Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • American Law Institute
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Order of the Coif
    • Wisconsin Law Review
    • Phi Beta Kappa