O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. recently hired Attorney Douglas Dehler to expand it’s litigation group. Mr. Dehler’s legal practice involves business litigation, class action litigation, whistleblower (qui tam) lawsuits, ERISA fiduciary litigation, and the representation of clients in a wide range of insurance matters, including insurance bad faith litigation. He has practiced law in the Milwaukee community for more than 20 years, since graduating cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1991. Mr. Dehler graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1987.
During his legal career, Mr. Dehler served as vice-president and senior litigation counsel for a national health insurance company, where he supervised a staff of in-house attorneys, paralegals and local attorneys and defended the company in litigation throughout the country, including class action litigation. He also regularly advised senior management on risk management and operational issues arising in the claims and underwriting units of the company.
Mr. Dehler has been actively involved in various local bar and community organizations. He currently serves on the pro bono committee for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, and has been commended by courts for his pro bono service. Mr. Dehler also has an interest in issues concerning children with autism spectrum disorders, and is a member of the national Autism Society, the Autism Society of Wisconsin, and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin.
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., founded in Milwaukee in 1973, is a full-service legal practice that primarily focuses on providing business law and civil litigation services to closely-held businesses and their owners. The firm represents corporations, institutions and partnerships at all stages of the business life cycle, helping them start, grow and transition from one generation to the next. We also assist business owners with their personal legal needs including tax and estate planning, family law and litigation – including personal injury litigation.