Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation as one of the leading Medical Malpractice defense firms in Wisconsin. For decades, our attorneys have successfully defended medical professionals practicing in a broad range of specialties and against a wide variety of claims, with a special focus on birth injury lawsuits. We have defended claims in State and Federal courts as well as before the State Medical Examining Board and Medical Mediation Panel.
In addition to representing individuals–physicians, hospital staff, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and midwives–we have successfully defended clinics, hospitals, medical insurers, and other health care entities. Our attorneys have the specialized knowledge required in medical malpractice cases and over the years have shown the ability to clearly explain complex medical concepts and issues to juries, judges, and other parties.
The breadth of our experience and our ability to evaluate and convey the complicated medical evidence that characterizes medical malpractice claims allows us to defend and win cases in which exposure and emotions often run high.
"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.
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce 2022 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. has been recognized by U.S. New & Best Lawyers® as a Madison Metropolitan "Best Law Firm." "Firms are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers."
Melita M. Mullen - Director Announced
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce that Melita M. Mullen became a Director at the firm.
2022 Best Lawyers in America® Announced
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is proud to announce that the following attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®
2021 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 2021 Best Lawyers in America®.
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Announce 2020 “Best Law Firms” Ranking
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. receives recognition from U.S. News & Best Lawyers® in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" Tier Rankings
2020 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 2020 Best Lawyers in America®.
"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.
2019 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 2019 "Best Law Firm" in the Madison Metropolitan area.
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)
The Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Wisconsin
"Medical malpractice filings are significantly down in Wisconsin compared with past years. Attorney Patricia Epstein Putney explores why - and whether this is likely to change - in the latest Litigation Blog article, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin Litigation Section." (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.
"Madison - Lawyer of the Year" Award Announced by Best Lawyers in America®
David E. McFarlane named Madison - "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017. (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)