This is a major area of concentration for our trial lawyers. We have a reputation for vigorously defending lawsuits and a successful track record of trying cases in a wide range of civil claims including auto accidents, uninsured motorist, under-insured motorist coverage, premises claims, construction defects, municipal liability and almost any kind of unusual injury claim you can imagine.
Our trial lawyers are not afraid to try cases and do so throughout the state. We are retained by the top insurance companies to represent their insureds who have been sued. We are also retained by businesses and individuals directly to protect their interests. Our trial lawyers are frequently acknowledged by their peers as among the best attorneys in the state.
"Challenging Service of Process and Unique Issues Which Can Arise." (Wisconsin Defense Counsel Journal - Summer 2022) Authored by Patricia Epstein Putney
Patricia Epstein Putney talks about the unique issues which can arise surrounding service of process and how careful analysis should be undertaken regarding who received the "summons and complaint" to ensure strict compliance. Read more on this topic.
2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Announced
Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars have been announced for 2021. Bell, Moore & Richter is pleased to introduce their attorneys receiving this recognition for 2021: Ann Emmerich, Patricia Putney, David McFarlane, John Moore, Ward Richter, Sheila Sullivan and David Ress.
Melita M. Mullen - Director Announced
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce that Melita M. Mullen became a Director at the firm.
Sheila M. Sullivan named Wisconsin Defense Counsel's 2021 Advocate of the Year
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce that Sheila M. Sullivan has been named the 2021 Advocate of the Year by the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (WDC).
"Exempting Private Campgrounds from Civil Liability" (Wisconsin Defense Counsel Journal: 2021 Spring Edition) - Authored by Storm Larson
"Camping is a long-standing Wisconsin tradition and a relatively new statute now immunizes private campground owners for certain injuries which occur on their premises." (Read More - Spring Edition of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel Journal) Article by Storm Larson.
"What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?"
Eileen Dorfman was recently interviewed by the State Bar of Wisconsin on how the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy helped her to develop her leadership skills. Read more from the State Bar of Wisconsin "Inside Track," September 4, 2019 attached.
"Shelf Life: The Poisoner's Handbook" - book review by Melita M. Mullen
Melita Mullen (book review), Wisconsin Lawyers (December 2014). Read more about this book review by clicking on the link.
The American College of Trial Lawyers - Press Release
Ann C. Emmerich admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers (See Press Release attached.)
Ann C. Emmerich - Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
Bell, Moore & Richter is very pleased to announce that on March 2, 2019, Ann C. Emmerich was sworn in as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys at its 2019 Spring Meeting of the College in La Quinta, California. (See attached.)
Networking Works - A True Story (by Patricia Putney)
Patricia Putney wrote an article that appeared in the State Bar of Wisconsin - Law Student Associate News and Opportunities, March 2019 edition. Read what Patti had to say on networking for law students.
Due Process and the Involuntary Intoxication Defense (Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine) - Author: Storm B. Larson
Restoring the voluntary intoxication defense in Wisconsin would help promote due process without making it likely that defendants would evade responsibility for committing crimes for which intent is an element. (Read more - Article by Storm B. Larson)
David G. Ress - New Shareholder at BMR
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce that David G. Ress became a Shareholder at the firm on January 1, 2018.
Wisconsin Defense Counsel Receives the 2017 Rudolph A. Janata Award
The Rudolph A. Janata Award was presented at the DRI Annual Meeting in Chicago on October 5, 2017. (Read more)
Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Spring Conference A Great Success
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel's (WDC) 2017 Spring Conference held in Kohler, Wisconsin and were a supporter of the WDC's Women in the Law Committee Spring Clothing Drive. (Read More)
David McFarlane - Fellowship in the American College of Trial Attorneys
Bell, Moore & Richter is very pleased to announce that on September 16, 2016, David McFarlane was sworn in as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys at its annual meeting in Philadelphia.
David G. Ress Recognized as a 2016 "Up and Coming" Lawyer
David G. Ress has been recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as a 2016 "Up and Coming" Lawyer (Read more).
Ann C. Emmerich - Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
BMR is pleased to announce that Ann Emmerich was elected into membership in the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. (Read more)