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Keith R. Stachowiak

Background & Courtroom Experience

Mr. Stachowiak continues fighting for his clients and expanding the law until he reaches the right result. As an accomplished and relentless advocate, he has taken four of his cases to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on his clients’ behalf:

  • Richards v. Badger Mutual (liability for common scheme or plan, aka aiding and abetting)
  • Orlowski v. State Farm (collateral source, which resulted in a 7-0 decision in favor of Ms. Orlowski)
  • Schinner v. West Bend Mutual (insurance coverage for injuries resulting from serving alcohol to an underage individual)
  • Brown v. Acuity (immunity arising out of a motor vehicle accident involving a volunteer firefighter)

He has also authored dozens of appellate briefs, including those for notable cases of Thomas v. Bickler, Hansen v. Crown Controls, and Hop v. Hoechst Celanese. Mr. Stachowiak has also handled three pro bono appeals for individuals that won in the circuit court, but needed appellate counsel they could not afford. 

  • Mayer v. Kendl
  • Duston v. Badger Lease 
  • Layber v. Ziolkowski

Credibility is the key to success. There is a lot of distrust of the legal profession, and some of that is justified in my opinion by the actions of a few lawyers. However, I believe those involved in the legal system today are better at recognizing these misleading tactics and punishing those that practice them.

Juris Doctor, cum laude, Marquette University Law School (1983)
CPA (1980)

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1979)

  • St. Gerard Fund: 1 of 3 founding members
  • Parkview Parochial League: President
  • Archdiocese Athletic Advisory Committee
  • UPAF Ride for the Arts Bike Marshall

Professional Activities & Honors

Best Lawyers in America

  • Listed: 2016 – Present

Super Lawyers

  • Listed: 2021 – Present

Avvo Ratings

  • Rated 10.0 out of 10.0

Wisconsin Law Foundation

  • Fellow: 2015 – Present

Wisconsin Association for Justice

  • Board of Directors

Martindale Registry of Preeminent Lawyers

  • Awarded Highest Rating

Keith R. Stachowiak is an active member of the following noble associations

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Fellow: Wisconsin Law Foundation


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