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Overview

Eric's more than 20 years of professional experience includes complex business litigation, as well as administrative, regulatory and constitutional law.

His practice focuses on land use and large facility siting involving the development of nonmetallic/industrial sand mining facilities, large agricultural facilities and related litigation.

Eric has successfully:

  • Defended challenges to the siting of wind farm projects in northeastern Wisconsin.
  • Represented an industry-leading industrial sand company in the permitting and expansion of sand mining facilities.
  • Defended challenges to state statute providing uniform standards for the siting of large dairy and other livestock facilities.

Industry

Service

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • cum laude
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin
    • Journalism/Advertising

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Experience
  • Represented industry-leading industrial sand company in the permitting and expansion of sand mining facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
  • Defended challenge to state statute providing uniform standards for the siting of large dairy and other livestock facilities.
  • Defended claims against former owner of closed landfill property concerning rights and obligations following issuance of tax deed.
  • Defended challenges to the siting of wind farm projects in northeastern Wisconsin.
  • Led appeal that secured zoning and related approvals for the siting of ethanol plant.
  • Challenged the constitutionality of Wisconsin statute prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons.
  • Served as special counsel to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on state and federal challenges to 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.
  • Served as lead counsel to Wisconsin Senate and Assembly on 2010 decennial legislative and congressional redistricting.
  • Represented Wisconsin state senators subject to recall in 2011 and 2012.
  • Defended national school choice organization against claims it violated state campaign finance laws.
  • Successfully defended private group practice against lawsuit that sought to enjoin client’s construction of a new hospital and cancer center.
Community Leadership
  • Madison Country Day School, Co-Founder and Trustee, 1995-present
  • Village of Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, Village President, 2009-2015, Board of Trustees, 2000-present