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Overview

Anthony focuses his practice on product liability, construction law, insurance issues and tax dispute resolution.

Anthony works closely with product manufacturers and construction companies in assessing and managing claims, contracts, tax issues, liability insurance programs and lawsuits. He represents owners, municipalities and general contractors in various liability and construction disputes, construction defect litigation and insurance coverage risk management, as well as defending product manufacturers in product liability cases involving industrial, home and consumer products. He advises corporations and insurance companies in defense and indemnification disputes, as well as bad faith litigation. He has practiced in multiple states, handling all phases of pretrial, trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court.

Clients often communicate an appreciation for Anthony’s unique background with insurance litigation. He brings this practical and results-oriented insight in risk management to the solutions and strategies he offers clients. Anthony is a frequent lecturer to clients and trade groups on liability insurance and contractual risk management.

He also assists clients in tax disputes, helping them challenge and win reductions in excessive tax bills.


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Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2018

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., University of Michigan
    • Psychology
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin
  • The Federalist Society
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Instructor on various risk management and insurance issues
  • Risk Management Society, Wisconsin chapter
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
Featured Experience

Advocating for a client while keeping a family's tragedy top of mind.

When a 13-ton concrete panel fell from a wall in a Milwaukee parking garage, a teenager was killed and two others were injured. The lawsuit that followed named a county among the defendants. Though Anthony represented the county in what he describes as the most complex case of his career, he never lost sight of what the families had suffered. After an eight-week trial, the jury found the county only 2 percent liable and awarded it $6 million in damages against the panel contractor; the families were awarded more than $18 million from the panel company.


Additional Experience
  • Represented one of nation’s largest general contractors in weeklong trial involving $3 million in construction delay claims by client’s HVAC subcontractor. Federal District Court awarded only $7,000 on single claim.
  • Obtained full dismissal on summary judgment for international HVAC manufacturer in property damage suit in Supreme Court of State of New York.
  • Obtained full dismissal on summary judgment for global leader in tanning products in personal injury suit in Beaufort County, S.C.
  • Assisted in winning complete defense verdict for manufacturer of material handling equipment after seven-week trial in Southern California. Obtained subsequent judgment against plaintiff for costs.
  • Obtained full dismissal on summary judgment for client that manufactures material handling equipment in personal injury matter in Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama.
  • Assisted Catholic archdiocese with multiple insurance coverage and evidentiary disputes in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Outside the Office

Anthony is an enthusiastic golfer and a sports fan. He’s also an avid reader whose interests run to history and biography, especially World War II.

Community Leadership

Anthony is Board Member and Secretary of Kathy’s House, a nonprofit hospital guest house in Wauwatosa, WI. Additionally, he has co-chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA), where he organized lectures and promoted local services in various forms of mediation and arbitration. He also is a member of the MBA’s Fee Arbitration Committee, arbitrating disputes between Wisconsin attorneys and clients over fees claimed and incurred for legal services.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Anthony is the Recruiting Chair for Husch Blackwell’s Wisconsin offices, and a sitting member of the firmwide hiring committee.

He is closely involved with the firm’s diversity and inclusion network. Anthony and his team collaborate strategically to grow and promote the firm’s diversity hiring, and work 24/7 with firm leadership to create welcoming, positive and productive professional environments for attorneys and staff at all stages of their careers.