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 […]

Grant Killoran and Christa Wittenberg of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s Litigation Practice Group recently presented at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s “Annual Constitutional Law Symposium 2018” in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Attorney Killoran was the Chair of the Symposium and authored an article and presented at the seminar on “The Current State of the Second […]

Debt collectors recently received clarification on the contents of the collection letters they send on behalf of creditors: The “safe harbor” language set forth by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to avoid liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is not meant to be copied and pasted into collection letters in every situation. […]

Springtime can be a good excuse to “clean house.” If you are evaluating your document retention practices this season, consider these points as you determine what to keep and what to toss: If you are involved in litigation or reasonably anticipate litigation, you are required to keep all documents related to the case by implementing […]

Christa Wittenberg authored an article entitled “Testamentary Capacity: A Sliding-Scale Approach,” which appeared in the September issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. The article discusses the complex estate planning issues and disputes that can arise in families with loved ones affected by dementia or diminished mental capacity. Given increasing life expectancies and the relative frequency with which […]

Most people would probably assume that simply maintaining a website would not expose the creator to being sued wherever the website can be viewed. Courts in this country have generally agreed, and have ruled that the mere act of operating a website that can be read within a certain state does not, by itself, give […]

On October 7, 2015, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. hosted a Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled “Hot Legal Topics for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners” focusing on legal issues of interest to Wisconsin small firm and solo practice attorneys. Over 50 attorneys attended the event. The firm’s Managing Shareholder, Dean Laing, presided over […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. attorneys Christa Wittenberg and Grant Killoran recently contributed articles to the Spring 2015 Edition of the Health Law Litigation Newsletter published by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Attorney Wittenberg, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, authored an article entitled “The Constitutional Framework for Public […]