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Attorney Groth Accepted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum January 22, 2014

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Congratulations Attorney Jon Groth for his acceptance as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  There are currently only 13 individual members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in Wisconsin. 

 

 

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Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

 

Number 3! December 31, 2013

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Thanks to everyone for voting Groth Law Firm, S.C. in WISN’s A List Best Personal Injury Law Firm category.  The comments and votes are humbling and very much appreciated.  We hope everyone has had a safe 2013 and we wish you all the best and safe travels in 2014!

Thanks again for all of your support! 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Roads This Winter November 16, 2013

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I recently wrote a Legal Guide on Avvo. If you have questions about most any legal practice area you can find help at Avvo.

Attorney Jon Groth’s Legal Guide for Wisconsin Winter Driving

Hot Coffee Revisited October 21, 2013

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Just read a really interesting article (video too) at the New York Times’ website.  It discusses the implications of the “Hot Coffee” case and the facts behind the verdict.  

I’d recommend you take the time to read it if you are interested in how juries perceive the justice system and verdicts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/booming/not-just-a-hot-cup-anymore.html?_r=0

 

 

The “Unusual” Minor Settlement September 30, 2013

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When we settle a claim for someone under the age of 18 years we just assume that everyone will be asked to get in front of a Circuit Court Judge for approval.

It isn’t a guarantee though. Sometimes insurance companies don’t require a minor settlement hearing. It’s their prerogative. They can do what they want to do when it comes to demanding court approval.

That’s what makes some minor settlements unusual. It is the unusual case that does NOT require court approval. The statute involved is:

Wisconsin Statute Section 807.10

(1) A compromise or settlement of an action or proceeding to which a minor or individual adjudicated incompetent is a party may be made by the guardian, if the guardian is represented by an attorney, or the guardian ad litem with the approval of the court in which such action or proceeding is pending.

It is really up to the insurance company to decide whether they want to risk not having the force and effect of the court system. Minors cannot be held to a contract. So, if an insurance company pays an amount of money to settle an injury claim for a child and does NOT require court approval that minor could come back when they are 18 (but before they are 20) and file a lawsuit against the insurance company for damages.

You can be sure that the insurance company would fight the claim and show the court the cashed check, letters and other claims documents regarding the claim. It would be up to the court to decide whether the claim would survive. My guess is that a jury would ultimately have to decide what amount in damages the plaintiff would recover. If the jury verdict was for an amount larger than the settlement the plaintiff would have “won.” But if the amount was for an amount less than the previous settlement the insurance company may be able to recover all of their costs from the plaintiff for having to fight the claim.

Most of the time we recommend that a Judge approve a minor settlement even if the insurance company doesn’t require one.

Call us if you have any questions about the process.

877-375-7001

Attorney Jon P. Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney located in the Milwaukee area and serving clients across Wisconsin from Black River Falls to Wauwatosa and Kenosha to Marinette.

M Magazine’s Leading Lawyers 2013 June 26, 2013

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Congratulations to Milwaukee’s Leading Lawyers!  M Magazine asked www.AVVO.com to help come up with the top 2 to 5 percent in certain categories of the law.  The Personal Injury List includes Attorney Jon Groth.  Thanks Avvo and M Magazine for this honor!

 

Personal Injury

Jesse Blocher    
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
W23755 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 100, Waukesha 

Charles Blumenfield    
Blumenfield & Shereff LLP
1001 W. Glen Oaks Lane, Mequon 

Merrick Domnitz    
Domnitz & Skemp S.C.
825 N. Jefferson St., fifth floor, Milwaukee 

Jonathan Groth    
Groth Law Firm, S.C.
13035 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 205, Brookfield 
(414) 375-2030    

Ann Jacobs    
Domnitz & Skemp S.C.
825 N. Jefferson St., fifth floor, Milwaukee 

Robert Jaskulski    
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2300, Milwaukee 

Lynn Laufenberg    
Laufenberg, Jassak & Laufenberg S.C.
115 S. 84th St., Suite 250, Milwaukee 

Michael Levine    
The Law Offices of Robert A. Levine
111 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1710, Milwaukee 

David McCormick    
The Previant Law Firms S.C.
1555 N. Rivercenter Drive, Suite 202, Milwaukee 

Jason Oldenburg    
The Previant Law Firms S.C.
1555 N. Rivercenter Drive, Suite 202, Milwaukee 

Jeffrey Pitman    
Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice S.C.
1110 N. Old World 3rd St., Suite 510, Milwaukee 

Edward Robinson    
Cannon & Dunphy
595 N. Barker Road, Brookfield 

Randall Rozek    
Rozek Law Offices
407 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee 

Paul Scoptur
Aiken & Scoptur S.C.
2600 N. Mayfair Road, Milwaukee 

Christopher Strohbehn    
Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP
330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Suite 1170, Milwaukee 

Kent Tess-Mattner    
Schmidt, Rupke, Tess-Mattner & Fox S.C.
17100 W. North Ave., Brookfield 

Mark Thomsen    
Cannon & Dunphy, 595 N. Barker Road, Brookfield 

Timothy Trecek    
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2300, Milwaukee 

Linda Vanden Heuvel    
Vanden Heuvel & Dineen S.C.
N11086 Stonewood Drive, Menomonee Falls

Benjamin Wagner    
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2300, Milwaukee
    
Robert Welcenbach    
Welcenbach Law Offices S.C.
2100 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 102, Milwaukee 
   

New Client Testimonial May 22, 2013

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Thanks again to our clients for their support over the years. We just received another great recommendation:

I am extremely grateful to have had Jon as my attorney for my personal injury case. I feel Jon went above and beyond to make sure I received the settlement I deserved for my injuries. Every aspect of my case was taken care of by Jon and his wonderful staff and I can honestly say that I was in good hands from beginning to end.

Please contact our firm with any questions or helpful information toll free at 877-375-7001 or visit our website http://www.grothlawfirm.com/contactWisconsinLawyer.asp.

Groth Law Firm, S.C.’s 3rd Birthday March 1, 2013

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Groth Law Firm, S.C.'s 3rd Birthday

Happy Birthday Groth Law Firm, S.C. Three years ago today we opened our doors. Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way.

Attorney Groth’s Interview on WIBA 1310 Madison February 23, 2013

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Attorney Groth’s Interview on WIBA 1310 Madison

Listen to Attorney Groth’s interview on News/Talk 1310 in Madison.  

Apps to Stop Texting While Driving February 22, 2013

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Apps to Stop Texting While Driving

I found this interesting article about various apps that will prevent a phone from texting while driving.  The app works with the phone’s GPS to see how fast the phone is moving.  If it is moving faster than a person can walk the phone is blocked from texting.  I haven’t tried it.  In theory it would prevent someone from texting while driving a car or while on a bike or bicycle.  If you are a passenger in a car you can answer a timed question to unlock the app.  Maybe a good idea for parents with teenage kids. 

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