Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Hurley Burish, S.C. is proud to announce that we have seven attorneys selected to the 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Congratulations to Attorney Stephen Hurley, Attorney John Mitby, Attorney Marcus Berghahn, Attorney Andrew Erlandson, Attorney Jonas Bednarek, and Attorney Patrick Fiedler. A special congratulations to Attorney Peyton Engel on being selected to […]

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COVID-19 Exposure, Insurance Exclusions, and Tort Liability: Will Wisconsin be Next to Provide Additional Protections?

Author: Attorney John C. MitbyPhone: 608-257-0945Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com There is a serious problem with COVID-19 pandemic-related claims. Insurers are refusing to provide coverage due to exclusions on infectious or communicable diseases. As businesses and healthcare providers may face lawsuits over coronavirus exposure, some states have begun to respond through legislation to provide temporary protection related to […]

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Congratulations to Attorney John C. Mitby on the DCBA Lifetime Pro Bono Award

Attorney John Mitby receives the DCBA Lifetime Pro Bono Award for making a positive and lasting impact on the community and on the lives of individuals, young and old, including those with cognitive and physical disabilities, socio-economic challenges, and others traditionally marginalized. Atty. Mitby is a longstanding legal services volunteer for AgeBetter, a non-profit organization […]

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Knives In – How Harlan Thrombey Could Have Saved Marta Cabrera

Author: Attorney Tom VercauterenPhone: 608-257-0945Email: tvercauteren@hurleyburish.com Spoiler alert: this article addresses some of the plot details of the film Knives Out. I’m something of a film buff.  I’ve been a big fan of director Rian Johnson ever since I saw his first feature length film Brick in theaters when I was in college back in […]

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Nuts and Bolts Series: Criminal Court in Wisconsin Vol. 2 – Initial Appearances, Preliminary & Plea Hearings

Author: Attorney David E. SapersteinPhone: 608-257-0945Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com This practical series, “Nuts and Bolts,” is intended to demystify the process of being charged with a crime in Wisconsin state (circuit) courts. The court process can be overwhelming. Knowing what to expect from the process may make it less confusing and unpredictable, and hopefully less stressful. Is […]

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Nuts and Bolts Series: Criminal Court in Wisconsin Vol. 1 – Bail and Pretrial Release

Author: Attorney David E. SapersteinPhone: 608-257-0945Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com This practical series, “Nuts and Bolts,” is intended to demystify the process of being charged with a crime in Wisconsin state (circuit) courts. The court process can be overwhelming. Knowing what to expect from the process may make it less confusing and unpredictable, and hopefully less stressful. Will […]

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On False Statements & Talking to the Police

Author: Attorney Marcus BerghahnPhone: 608-257-0945Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com We advise our clients to not speak with law enforcement without first seeking the advice of counsel.  Because when speaking with law enforcement you have two choices:  tell the truth or say nothing at all.  Anything short of the truth—even when law enforcement knows the statement to not be […]

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Parking Enforcement, Chalk, License Plates Readers and the Fourth Amendment

Author: Attorney Marcus J. BerghahnPhone: 608-257-0945Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Given that parking tickets are probably one of the most common and annoying types of police contacts that a citizen may have, it’s not surprising that a smart attorney found the right case to challenge the manner in which parking restrictions were enforced:  by chalking tires.  In Madison, […]

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com On March 27, 2020, the President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide relief to individuals, businesses and hospitals in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You should review and fill out […]

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Wisconsin Business Closings and Mass Layoffs in the Time of Coronavirus

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby and Attorney Elizabeth L. SpencerPhone: 608-257-0945Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com As employers continue to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic they may face the unfortunate decision of having to engage in mass layoffs of employees or close their business entirely. Wisconsin employers need to be aware of the […]

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