WJI's guest speaker at its Sept. 8 Virtual Salon was Allan M. Foeckler, a partner in the Cannon & Dunphy law firm. Foeckler spoke about the increasing legal hurdles individuals who are wronged face in pursuing cases in civil court. Laws that shield bad actors from liability, allow mandatory arbitration requirements, and impose limits on recovery are benefiting business while squeezing individuals right out of the courtroom.
Foeckler was instrumental in exposing the corners that were cut during the construction of the O’Donnell Park parking structure, which resulted in the tragic death of 15-year-old Jared Kellner. As a result of his work on this case, Foeckler earned the 2017 Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He also has earned other notable awards, including being named to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2012 and recently being nominated and elected to the International Society of Barristers.
You can watch Foeckler's discussion below.
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