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On July 16, 2019 Dean P. Laing was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the Milwaukee Bar Association at a reception attended by more than 300 attorneys. Dean was recognized for winning two cases at the Wisconsin Supreme Court for defendants and settling several million dollar plus cases on behalf of plaintiffs during the past […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. was victorious in three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court this year, all involving issues of first impression in Wisconsin. In the first case, decided on January 29, 2019, the Supreme Court held that bad faith under the Uniform Fiduciaries Act (“UFA”) requires proof by a bank customer […]

Grant Killoran recently was appointed to a three year term as Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, beginning September 1, 2019. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to […]

Attorney Laura Lavey was recently reappointed by the President of the State Bar of Wisconsin to serve as Chair of the State Bar’s Leadership Development Committee. The Leadership Development Committee seeks to recruit, train and engage future State Bar leaders to sustain a strong and dynamic legal profession, to encourage public service and to promote […]

Christa Wittenberg was recently announced the winner of the 2019 Judge Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition, sponsored by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. The award is given to one attorney each year whose original creative law-related writing piece is selected by the review committee. The competition honors the memory […]

Attorney Britany E. Morrison, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, recently joined the Milwaukee law firm O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. Prior to joining the firm, Britany worked at a “Big Four” public accounting firm utilizing her certified public accounting license to help clients manage regulatory compliance risks and enhance returns. Britany […]

On March 14, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers need not operate their farms for a business purpose in order to have their farms classified as agricultural land for property tax purposes. The case is State ex rel. Peter Ogden Family Tr. of 2008 v. Bd. of Review, 2019 WI 23. The firm’s […]

Shareholder and past firm president Jim DeJong is the 2019 recipient of the P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for his service to Carroll University. Named after P.E. MacAllister, alumnus from the class of 1940 and member of the Carroll Board of Trustees for over fifty years, the P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for service to Carroll […]

On January 17, 2019, members of the Brown Deer Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to name Paul W. Zimmer as its new Chairman. Attorney Zimmer has been a member of both the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals in Brown Deer since October 2017. As Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Attorney […]

On January 29, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of our client, Park Bank, in a case of first impression in Wisconsin. In Koss Corp. v. Park Bank, 2019 WI 7, Koss Corp. sued Park Bank alleging that Park Bank acted in bad faith under the Uniform Fiduciaries Act (“UFA”) in failing to […]

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