Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


McClellan Place, 210 McClellan Street, Suite 400, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1386, Wausau, WI 54402-1386

Established: 1998

Practice Areas

  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Automobile Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Fire Loss
  • General Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mediation
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Slip and Fall
  • Duty to Defend
  • Homeowner's Liability
  • Low-Velocity Accidents
  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents
  • Roadway Defects
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death

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About Us

Specialized litigation law firm with a state-wide practice emphasizing insurance defense. Primary geographical territory includes the northern two-thirds of Wisconsin. State and Federal courts.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Equity Partners


Mark A. Klinner

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 33

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2009-2011, 2017-2019); AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell; Charter Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Certified in Civil Trial Law by National Board of Trial Advocacy (1997-Present)
  • Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Law by National Board of Trial Advocacy (2012-Present)
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, B.A. (cum laude), 1982
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 1985

Born: 1960

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John A. Kramer

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 30

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2008, 2019)

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Adrian College, B.A., 1985
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1988

Born: 1963

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John R. Shull

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 20

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • Menominee Tribal Court
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Pretrial Practice Advocate by National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
Education:
  • Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1995
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1998

Born: 1973

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Non-Equity Partner



Michael J. Roman

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 24

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1989
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1994
Law Review:
Executive Editor, Marquette Law Review (1993-1994)
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Michael T. Sullivan (1994-1996) and Hon. Patricia S. Curley (1996-1997), Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I

Born: 1966

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Litigation Associates



Elizabeth D. Reeths

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 7

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Chair, CLE Committee, 2018)
  • Marathon County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division Co-Chair, 2012-2015)
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Publications:
  • Contributing Author, The Law of Damages in Wisconsin
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A. (with distinction), 2008
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 2011
Clerkship:
Intern to Hon. John C. Albert, Dane County Circuit Court, 2011
Honors:
Wisconsin Moot Court (Executive Board, 2010-2011)

Born: 1985

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Pahoua Thao

Wausau, WI

Years of Experience: 4

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, A.A., 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2007
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 2014
Clerkship:
Intern to Hon. Gregory B. Huber and Michael K. Moran, Marathon County Circuit Court (2012-2013)

Born: 1984

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Service Areas

Antigo, Wisconsin 31 miles

Eagle River, Wisconsin 82 miles

Medford, Wisconsin 46 miles

Merrill, Wisconsin 18 miles

Phillips, Wisconsin 86 miles

Rhinelander, Wisconsin 58 miles

Stevens Point, Wisconsin 34 miles

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 28 miles

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