Previously a partner at three of Wisconsin’s largest firms, Don brings nearly 30 years of trial and appellate litigation experience to his role as Senior Counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. He has been consistently recognized as among the “Best Lawyers in America,” as well as Wisconsin’s “Super Lawyers.” A graduate of Madison West H.S., he received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School. After law school, he served as a clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Miner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Don served on Governor Scott Walker’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee from 2011-18, and WAS President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association IN 2018-19. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Milwaukee Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society, and on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Litigation Practice Group.
From his years of experience in business litigation, Don has gained an appreciation of the importance of free markets, entrepreneurship, and the economic rights of individuals.
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