Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Approved Via FEMA

Author: Attorney Tom VercauterenPhone: 608-257-0945Email: On Monday, February 8, 2021, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Chuck Schumer announced that part of the December COVID-19 relief bill will include $2 billion in funds to FEMA for the reimbursement of funeral expenses for those who have died from COVID. Exact details are limited, but families […]

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Author: Attorney John MitbyPhone: 608-257-0945Email: With the current worldwide pandemic, it is a good time to check your commercial insurance policy and any recent amendments. Most likely you do not have virus coverage for liability claims. Many recent amendments clearly state modification to your insurance and it now eliminates any insurance coverage by EXCLUSION […]

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

Author: Attorney David E. SapersteinPhone: 608-257-0945Email: 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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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: 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:, 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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I’ve Been Convicted of a Crime. Now what?

Author: Attorney Catherine E. WhiteEmail: cwhite@hurleyburish.comPhone: 608-257-0945 When plea bargaining or trial doesn’t go the way you wanted it to, the final judgment entered by the trial court may be just the beginning of the legal battle. The first step is usually a direct appeal. In a direct appeal, the defense attorney will usually file […]

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