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Michael P. Crooks

Attorney

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Michael P. Crooks

Attorney

Mike Crooks is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, legal malpractice and other professional negligence claims, accounting malpractice, insurance defense and coverage issues, bad faith litigation, product liability work, premises liability, breach of contract, personal injury defense and third-party recovery. Mike is also an experienced mediator and is frequently called upon to resolve disputes.

Mike is a frequent lecturer for many organizations including the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Judicial College, the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, 1987

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate Member (past President)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer (2004)
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel (President 2005-2006, former Board of Directors) 
  • James E. Doyle Inn of Courts (former Treasurer)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" Madison (2022)
  • Best Lawyers® Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" Madison (2017 & 2021)
  • Best Lawyers® Product Liability Litigation-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" Madison (2020)
  • Best Lawyers® Insurance "Lawyer of the Year" Madison (2016 & 2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance (2007-2022), Medical Malpractice-Defendants (2014-2022), Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (2011-2022), Product Liability Litigation-Defendants (2013-2022)
  • "Top 25: Madison Super Lawyers®" (2011-2021)
  • "Top 50: Wisconsin Super Lawyers®" (2009-2021)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006-2021)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®