Lady Justice Recognition

2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. is pleased to announce their firm's Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2022. Super Lawyers: Ann Emmerich, Patricia Epstein Putney, David McFarlane, John Moore and Sheila Sullivan. Rising Stars: Olivia Kay Mote and Morgan K. Stippel. (Read More.)

We are honored to have several attorneys at Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C. recognized as 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. These attorneys were selected based on peer recognition and professional achievement within their primary area of practice. Only five percent of the lawyers in Wisconsin are recognized for this honor.

Over the years we have had several attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and for 2022, we are honored to have five Super Lawyers and two Rising Star named in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine.

We would like to introduce you to our honored attorneys:

BMR's Super Lawyers:

Ann Emmerich:


Ann has focused her practice in the insurance defense area, successfully defending a range of civil cases including civil rights, auto accidents and premise liability. (Top 25 in Madison)

Patricia Epstein Putney:

Patti's practice area is primarily in the defense of civil litigation matters. She frequently defends physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in medical malpractice cases, as well as licensing, disciplinary and credentialing matters. She has lectured frequently to physician groups. Patti also defends personal injury actions, including automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability and insurance coverage litigation.

David McFarlane:


David has successfully defended physicians, hospitals, other health care providers and their insurers in trials involving neurosurgery, obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, pathology, internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology, among others. He has also successfully represented lawyers in the defense of legal malpractice cases and represents businesses and municipalities involved in a wide range of commercial and employment disputes.

John Moore:


John's practice is concentrated in civil litigation defense work, and he regularly serves as a mediator and/or arbitrator.

Sheila Sullivan:


Sheila's practice areas are in civil litigation (both state and federal courts), with a primary focus on insurance defense, civil rights defense, and appellate litigation.

BMR's Rising Stars:

Olivia Kay Mote:

Olivia's practice focuses exclusively on family law. She represents clients in divorce, legal separation, and paternity cases; post-judgment matters involving child custody and placement, child support, maintenance, and contempt/enforcement; third-party visitation claims; marital property (prenuptial) agreements; and other family legal matters in Wisconsin.

Morgan K. Stippel:

Morgan K. Stippel specializes in civil defense litigation. She regularly represents clients in state and federal cases, including personal injury matters, business disputes, and civil rights actions.