Ward I. Richter
Ward Richter has a Bachelor of Arts (1969) and a Juris Doctor (1973) from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Following his graduation from law school, Ward clerked for Bruce R. Thompson, United States District Judge for the District of Nevada in Reno, 1973-74. Ward has been practicing with Bell, Moore & Richter since 1974. He has an "AV-Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ward was one of ten lawyers, five plaintiffs practice attorneys and five defense practice attorneys, who were selected to serve as the charter members of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Ward has served as president of the Wisconsin Chapter. Ward is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Ward is the original author of a chapter (Loss of Earning Capacity) in the three volume work entitled Wisconsin Law of Damages. Ward has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than twenty years and he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year - 2014 Madison - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants" and in 2013 Madison Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year." Ward was selected by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of the honorees for "Leaders in the Law 2015."
Ward has now tried more than 200 cases to jury verdict.
Ward's practice has been devoted entirely to civil litigation, including concentrations in general liability claims (auto, premises, construction and products liability), defense of lawyers and accountants in professional liability claims, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation as well as commercial litigation. Ward has also served as an expert witness in cases involving legal malpractice and bad faith allegations.
Ward's clients include American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Nationwide/AMCO Insurance Companies, Progressive Northern Insurance Company, SECURA Insurance, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Wisconsin Adjusting Service, Inc., Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company and Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.
2018 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® selection. David E. McFarlane has been named "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. Other attorneys recognized are by Best Lawyers in America for 2018 are: John M. Moore, Ward I. Richter, Ann Emmerich, Amy B.F. Tutwiler and David E. Joanis.
2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce their firm's Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2016. Super Lawyers: John Moore, Ward Richter, William Abbott, Ann Emmerich, David McFarlane, Patricia Epstein Putney, Sheila Sullivan and David Joanis. Rising Star: Laura Lyons (Read More.)
2017 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce “Best Law Firm” Rankings
Bell, Moore & Richter is proud to announce it has once again been recognized by the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a 2017 "Best Law Firm" in the Madison Metropolitan area.
2017 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Best Lawyers in America announces Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America® selection. "Lawyer of the Year" - David E. McFarlane in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. Other attorneys recognized are: John M. Moore, Ward I. Richter, and David E. Joanis.
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. Celebrating 165 Years
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to announce that they have been providing 165 years of legal services to individuals and businesses.
Ward I. Richter - Leaders in the Law 2015
Congratulations to Ward Richter who was recognized as a "Leader in the Law 2015" Honoree by the Wisconsin Law Journal at an awards ceremony held March 18, 2015 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated Attorneys
Attorneys with a Martindale-Hubbell AV ® rating: John M. Moore, Ward I. Richter, William C. Williams, David E. McFarlane, Sheila M. Sullivan.