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  Michele M. Ford

710 North Plankinton Avenue, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: (414) 271-7722
Direct Dial: (414) 290-7584
Facsimile: (414) 271-4438

Practice Areas:
Municipal Law
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law
Land Use Law
School Law
Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts

Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court

University of Wisconsin – Juris Doctor 1989
Marquette University – B.B.A 1986

Michele M Ford is a shareholder at the firm. Michele concentrates her practice in municipal law, civil rights litigation, public and private sector employment law, land use law, school law, and appellate procedure and practice in federal and state court. She was appointed as the City Attorney for the City of St. Francis in May 2003. She is a frequent speaker on topics including law enforcement and municipal liability, employment law, civil rights, constitutional issues and insurance matters. She is the author of numerous articles relating to municipal law and civil rights defense, including "Immunity for Municipal Acts" Civil Trial Council of Wisconsin Newsletter - Spring, 2002 and "Privacy Issues for Municipal Entities – E-mail and Internet Policies", Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Newsletter - Summer, 2001. Michele is a member of the Wisconsin and American Bar Associations, serves on the Amicus Committee of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, is a Barrister with the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Inns of Court and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, serving on the Lawyers Professionalism and Ethics Committee.

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We provide Trial, Appellate, Mediation and Arbitration Services in the
following areas:
  • Architectural and Engineering Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Electronic Media and Privacy Law
  • Employee Benefits/ ERISA
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fire and Explosion
  • Fraudulent Insurance Claims
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Management Labor Relations
  • Mechanical Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Reinsurance Disputes
  • Risk Management
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Wrongful Death