Generally, the “ministerial exception” allows religious employers to avoid liability for discrimination claims when making employment decisions concerning employees who qualify as “ministers.”  The exception is rooted in religious freedom principles found in the U.S. Constitution.  Specifically, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of […]

Attorney Peter Walsh has published an article titled “Multijurisdictional Practice of Law Issues in Estate Planning,” in the June, 2013 issue of the national estate planning magazine Estate Planning (an RIA Publication).  The article addresses the complex issue of the extent to which an estate planning attorney may provide legal services to a resident of […]

James DeJong has been elected the next chair of the Carroll University Board of Trustees. He will serve as chairman for three years on the board, which oversees academic, financial, and operational decisions for the private Waukesha University. James G. DeJong, a 1973 graduate of Carroll, is president of the Milwaukee law firm O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, […]

Attorney Jim DeJong was featured in an article appearing in the 2013 Summer Edition of the Marquette Lawyer Magazine.  Read the article about Jim here.

Attorney Carl D. Holborn presented at the Annual Spring Estate Planning Seminar hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation on May 14, 2013.  Mr. Holborn and other panelists presented a program titled “Advising Clients in the New Era of Permanency” which discussed the highly publicized American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  The panel answered […]

The Milwaukee Justice Center, organized by Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Bar Association, and Marquette University School of Law provides legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford legal representation. In 2012, the volunteers of the Center served nearly 9,000 hours of pro bono service to 10,659 unrepresented civil litigants. Sixteen attorneys from the law firm of O’Neil, […]

Grant Killoran has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Debate League. The Milwaukee Debate League works in partnership with Milwaukee-area high schools to support academic debate teams.  Created in 2007, the Milwaukee Debate League provides unique youth development programming targeting high school students, blending competition and rigorous work in […]

Attorney Blair recently joined the firm’s Banking and Creditors’ Rights Group. She will assist secured and unsecured corporate or individual creditors and other entities with the work out of commercial loans, leases, and other obligations.  Ms. Blair, formerly a law clerk to the Honorable Susan V. Kelley, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is proud to announce that the following nine attorneys were selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list, which is limited to 5% of all Wisconsin attorneys, as published in the December 2012 edition of Milwaukee Magazine: James G. DeJong Seth E. Dizard Peter J. Faust John G. […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Douglas P. Dehler has been elected a shareholder of the Firm. 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 […]

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