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Thadd J. Llaurado

Background & Courtroom Experience

Mr. Llaurado has successfully prosecuted, both at trial and through settlements, many types of personal injury cases including multi-million dollar automotive and industrial product liability cases, trucking cases, construction cases, and automobile accident cases. He has prosecuted cases not only in Wisconsin, but also in California, Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Arkansas. Mr. Llaurado is an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Association for Justice, Wisconsin Association for Justice, International Society of Barristers, American Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, State Bar of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Bar Association. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Super Lawyer for the past eleven years. Additionally, he is listed in Who’s Who in American Law 2009-2021.

The lawyers and staff of Murphy & Prachthauser are committed to helping injured people. From the time the case is first opened, we prepare as if we are going to trial. Our commitment to helping people, our preparation, and our success in the courtroom have earned the respect of our peers. For that we are most appreciative and thankful.

Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School (1986)

  • Marquette Law Review: Article Editor
  • Thomas More Scholar

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Marquette University (1983)

  • Phi Beta Kappa: Member
  • Alpha Sigma Nu: Member
  • Eta Sigma Phi: Member

  • “Product Defects in Automobiles,” WAJ
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Discovery in a Trucking Case,” 360 Advocacy
  • “Auto Injury from A to Z,” NBI
  • “Advanced Civil Litigation,” NBI
  • “Handling Discovery Disputes,” NBI
  • “Using Evidence to Support Your Damages Case,” NBI
  • “Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation,” NBI
  • “Update on Product Liability,” WAJ
  • “Pretrial Conferences and Strategy in Personal Injury Litigation,” NBI
  • “Calculating Lost Earning Capacity Damages in Injury Settlements,” NBI
  • “Roof Crush Update,” AAJ

Professional Activities & Honors

Best Lawyers in America

  • Listed: 2018 – Present

Super Lawyer Honors

  • Listed: 2006 - 2009; 2011 - Present

American Board of Trial Advocates Wisconsin Chapter

  • 2014 – present

International Society of Barristers

  • Listed: 2021 – Present

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

  • "10 Best 2015" Client Satisfaction Award

Who’s Who in American Law

  • Listed: 2009 – 2021

Martindale Registry of Preeminent Lawyers

  • Awarded the Highest Ratings

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Listed: 2010 – Present

Thadd J. Llaurado is an active member of the following noble associations

  • Limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The American Trial Lawyers Association since 2007 and recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
  • American Association of Justice
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Courts Committee
  • Bench/Bar Civil Committee of the Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Marquette University Law School Law Alumnae Boad Member: 2003 - 2009


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