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Eighth Year GEBSC Included on the Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

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For an eighth consecutive year, Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C. is excited to share that we have been named a 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 firm in Milwaukee Metro Area for both Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

“Best Law Firms” appointees must receive a particular combination of client feedback, information provided on Best Lawyers peer-review, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and the Law Firm Survey. Over 13,000 attorneys provide more than 1,000,000 law firm assessments, and over 7,500 clients provided more than 65,000 evaluations to ensure a thorough examination process. The firm must also have one appear appear on the Best Lawyers in America® list: we exceed this requirement as Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C has four attorneys on the 2018 Edition of this list.

About U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more about Best Lawyers and the Best Law Firms list, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Best Law Firms List for Milwaukee - Gutglass Erickson Bonville & Larson

Partners Receive The Best Lawyers in America 2018 List Recognition

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We’re so honored to announce that for over 6 years each, Milwaukee lawyers James Gutglass, Paul Erickson, Kathleen Bonville, and Mark Larson from Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C., were included in The Best Lawyers in America © 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) a list curated by their legal community peers. James Gutglass has been included on the list for 11 years, while the other partners have each been for 6. Congratulations to all.

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted Best Lawyers In America

“Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Year over year, attorneys must continue to earn the votes of their peers to be included in the next year’s edition, which is a testament to our firm’s tradition of excellence.

Our firm is proud to wear the Best Lawyers title through earning the trust of our peers and clients through our ethics, skills, compassion, and integrity.

Award Winning Milwaukee Lawyers

Kathleen Bonville, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Paul Erickson, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Medical Malpractice Law (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

James Gutglass, since 2007

Lawyer of the Year 2016 – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Medical Malpractice

Mark Larson, since 2012

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson Recognized as Top Malpractice Attorneys in Wisconsin Law Journal Reader Rankings

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The Wisconsin Law Journal recently announced their first Reader Rankings issue and announced in the April 26 issue that Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, SC., was recognized as #1 for Best Legal Malpractice Specialty.

“To be named the best in a specific legal category is quite an accomplishment,” said journal editor Joe Yovino. “The winning companies were selected by their peers and people in the know in the state’s law community.  Being named as a top finalist means the company is respected not only by its peers in industry, but also by the public as one of the best and most reliable companies in the legal industry.”

This means so much to our firm. It’s important to know that the hard work that we put into providing our services is and the consistent results obtained for our clients does not go unnoticed. We’re proud that our expertise is sought by our own peers in the often multifaceted and diverse area of legal malpractice.

Thank you so much to the legal community for honoring us with your votes – we’re more motivated than ever to continue our tradition of excellence in all aspects of our practice.

Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson Recognized as Top Malpractice Attorneys in Wisconsin Law Journal Reader Rankings

Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson – 2017 “Best Law Firms” Milwaukee

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It’s with great pride that we announce that Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C. has been named a Tier 1 firm in Milwaukee Metro Area for the  2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for both Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. The firm has been ranked and appeared on this list since the first edition in 2010.

In order to be included on the “Best Law Firms” list, firms must receive a particular combination of client feedback, information provided on Best Lawyers peer-review, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and the Law Firm Survey. To meet that criteria, the firm must also have one appear appear on the Best Lawyers in America® list: Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C has four attorneys on the 2017 Edition of this list.

About U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more about Best Lawyers and the Best Law Firms list, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

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Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C. Named to Milwaukee “Best Law Firms” List

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Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C. has been named a Tier 1 firm in Milwaukee Metro Area for the  2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for both Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

To be eligible for inclusion on the “Best Law Firms” list, firms must receive the appropriate combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review. This means that they also must have at least one lawyers that’s been included on the Best Lawyers in America® list: Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C has four attorneys on the 2016 Edition of this list.

About U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more about Best Lawyers and the Best Law Firms list, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Gutglass Erickson Bonville Larson Best Law Firms Milwaukee Metro Tier 1

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted in The Best Lawyers in America

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We’re excited to announce that our Milwaukee attorneys James Gutglass, Paul Erickson, Kathleen Bonville, and Mark Larson from Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C., were once again chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). We’d also like to note that James Gutglass celebrates 10 years on the list. 2016 marks 5 years of inclusion for each Bonville, Erickson, and Larson. Many congrats to the firm!

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted in The Best Lawyers in America

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Based on an exhaustive peer-review survey involving 55,000 leading attorneys and 6.7 million votes, the Best Lawyers® list truly encompasses a sound representation of the top attorneys per practice area, based on other respected, top attorneys in those practice areas. Lawyers are not allowed to pay for inclusion on the list. Corporate Counsel Magazine considers Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Our partners’ repeated feature in the yearly edition is done by consistently maintaining these peer votes, which shows the legal community’s constant recognition of the firm’s excellence. With well over 30 years of combined experience, this comes as no surprise, but remains quite an honor.

While we continue to earn our peers’ trust through our success, ethics, and integrity, we’re even more committed to earning that same opinion from our clients.  

Award Winning Milwaukee Lawyers

Kathleen Bonville, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Paul Erickson, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Medical Malpractice Law (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

James Gutglass, since 2007

Lawyer of the Year 2016 – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Mark Larson, since 2012

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Gutglass Erickson Bonville Larson Milwaukee Best Lawyers List

 

WI Supreme Court Addresses Post-Death Discovery Claims

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently addressed whether the discovery rule applies to claims that may not be discovered until after a decedent’s death. In Christ v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WI 58, the issue presented was whether the discovery rule applied to survival and wrongful death claims that were not discovered until after the expiration of the statute of limitations. The plaintiff representatives of estates and wrongful death claimants alleged the decedents’ injuries and deaths were a result of exposure to benzene at a tire manufacturing facility.

The court held the discovery rule permits the accrual of survival and wrongful death claims after the date of the deceased’s death, if the plaintiff estate representatives and beneficiaries are able to demonstrate they exercised reasonable diligence in investigating and discovering their claims. You can view the entire discussion here.

WI Supreme Court Discusses Post-Death Discovery Claims

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted to "Best Lawyers in America" List

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It’s with great pride that we announce Milwaukee lawyers James Gutglass, Paul Erickson, Kathleen Bonville, and Mark Larson from Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C., were again selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). We’d also like to note that it’s been 9 years for James Gutglass’ inclusion on the list. Congratulations to all. Milwaukee Best Lawyers 2015

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence since it was first published in 1983. inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor because it is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas – lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers has been coined by Corporate Counsel magazine “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

To be included year over year for inclusion in the next edition, attorneys must maintain these votes. So with the continued addition this year, our team of attorneys in Milwaukee shows a tradition of excellence – and that’s no surprise with over 30 years of experience.

We strive to truly represent the Best Lawyers title by earning our peers and clients’ trust through our ethics, skills, compassion, and integrity.

Award Winning Milwaukee Lawyers

Kathleen Bonville, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Paul Erickson, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Medical Malpractice Law (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

James Gutglass, since 2007

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Mark Larson, since 2012

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson – Milwaukee Lawyers Receive Best Lawyer Awards

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It’s with great pride that we announce that Milwaukee lawyers Kathleen Bonville, Paul Erickson, James Gutglass and Mark Larson, from Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, S.C., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Milwaukee Lawyers Voted Best Lawyers In America

Milwaukee LawyersSince it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” And the legal community, the media, and the general public agree!

Keep in mind that each addition requires that attorneys maintain these votes each year to be included in the next, so our team of Milwaukee Area Attorneys shows a tradition of excellence that continues with time. And it’s no surprise that this is the case with over 30 years of experience!  Case after case, we’ve earned our clients’ trust as the Best Milwaukee Lawyers by combining our ethics, skills, compassion, and integrity.

Award Winning Milwaukee Lawyers

Kathleen Bonville, since 2012

Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Milwaukee)

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

 

Paul Erickson, since 2012

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Lawyer of the Year 2012 – Medical Malpractice Law (Milwaukee)

 

James Gutglass, since 2007

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

    • Medical Malpractice

 

Mark Larson, since 2012

  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Take caution when your business has requests for information

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You should exercise caution if you get a request for information from “Corporate Records Service.” Recently, many Wisconsin businesses were sent a form titled “Annual Minutes Form.” The businesses were asked to fill it out and send the form, along with $125 to an address in Madison (which is actually a mail drop location).

This should already raise a red flag.

business-security-avoid-scamsThe Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has made an official statement saying that businesses are not required to fill this form out to remain compliant with the DFI or any other state agency. This may be confusing because the form seems official.

A spokesperson from the DFI stated that the solicitation does cite two Wisconsin laws on corporate records and annual meetings, but the citations “does not compel any business to fill out the form.” The spokesperson then said if a business should ever give out potential confidential information and pay any kind of fee, they should know exactly why this information is being requested, what it is being used for and what they get in return.

Paul Holzem, an administrator from DFI’s Division of Corporate and Consumer Services says that “business owners should not be hoodwinked into giving out potentially confidential information and paying an unnecessary fee.”

Corporate Records Service is not registered with DFI nor listed with the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin. However, it is listed on other state’s Better Business Bureau websites along with a “F” rating. Maine, Indiana and Tennessee are other states that have warned their businesses about such a scam.

The DFI urges business owners to check with them first to verify any form you receive is legitimate if you have any questions. Their number is (608) 266-1622.

For any other information on this scam, feel free to give us a call today at (414) 273-1144 or use our web submission form.