Stu is a litigation-focused attorney with long experience in a broad range of general commercial and personal matters.
For several decades, Stu’s practice has centered on issues related to electrical distribution and transmission systems and their operating entities. His work has allowed him to become familiar with technical aspects of system operation, design, and maintenance infrastructure through extensive work with industry engineers and technical personnel.
He has regularly been lead counsel in stray voltage cases on behalf of investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives involving claims of injury to agricultural operations including dairy, swine, and poultry. He has been involved in scores of stray voltage matters across the country ranging from initial claim evaluation and response to multiweek jury trials. This work involves extensive discovery and data analysis of complex, expert-focused issues of veterinary medicine, electrical engineering, and agricultural economics. He has enjoyed regular collaboration with counsel outside Wisconsin in both support and lead roles in matters of this kind.
His practice has also included litigation and consultation on a range of more general electric system liability, risk management, and operational issues including rights of way, fuel procurement and transportation, distributed generation, fires, accidents, metering system acquisition and implementation, and other operational and liability matters.
- Member, University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (Non-affiliated reviewer for human subject research: 2012-2013; October 2014 to January 2017)
- Member, University of Wisconsin School of Letters and Sciences Animal Care and Use Committee (Non-affiliated research protocol reviewer: 1997-2005)
Honors & Recognition
- Recognized since 2003 by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ as a Top Rated® Lawyers-AV® Preeminent™ Guide to Civil Litigation and Business Law
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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions
- Author: Current Perspective on the Role and Needs of IACUC Unaffiliated Members, Lab Animal, July 2007
- Author: Use of Teleconferencing in the Courtroom, Wisconsin Lawyer, July 1997
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
- U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Other courts nationally on pro hac vice basis
- University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S., Education
- Completed Mediation Skills Training, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, Chicago, Illinois