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Attorney Patrick Dunphy Discusses the Discusses the Declining Use of Civil Trials in Wisconsin

Marquette Lawyer Fall 2017 magazine recently published a piece titled, Hardly Trying: The Declining Use of Civil Trials in Wisconsin (PDF) where the author, Larry Sandler, took a deeper look at the rapidly dwindling number of civil trials in the state. Back in 2004, there were 536 civil trials held in Wisconsin – in 2016, only 269 trials were held. Now, an increasing number of these cases are being settled out of court. Sandler spoke extensively with attorney Patrick Dunphy, a leading legal expert in Wisconsin.

The economic incentive in a high-volume practice is quick turnover,” which leads to more settlements and fewer trials, Dunphy said. That is not how Cannon & Dunphy operates. It is not about “quick turnover”. Cannon & Dunphy is about working hard and taking the time to get the client full value for the injury, not whatever the insurance company offers.

You can read all about the current legal situation in Wisconsin, and what Dunphy had to say here (PDF). Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy have provided our clients with the passionate and experienced legal representation they require in their time of need for more than 30 years. Over that time, we have successfully recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements, and we remain committed to helping those in need secure the maximum compensation possible. Call us at (855) 570-2676 or (262) 780-7188 to discuss your situation over the phone, or fill out our online form to tell us all about your case and get started with a free case review today.

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