DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. is one of the top ten largest law firms in Wisconsin, with an additional office in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis, Minnesota in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to serve clients of all types and sizes. Its clients include large corporations and family owned businesses, employers, associations, individuals, municipalities and others who seek our advice in more than 30 different areas of the law.
From contracts to trials, its attorneys help to prevent problems and resolve issues. Founded in 1903, the firm prides itself on its distinguished history of aggressively representing clients to achieve positive and significant results.
Nominated by peers as top lawyers nationally and locally, its lawyers are known for their experience in several areas including corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, personal injury, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law.
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November 2018: Joseph Leone and Christopher of Wisconsin member firm DeWitt Ross & Stevens have been appointed co-chairs of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Messrs. Leone and Scherer succeed Charles Sara, who chaired the group from 1991 – 2018. Mr. Leone is frequently engaged in opinion work, drafting freedom to operate opinions for U.S. manufacturers and foreign companies importing goods into the U.S. He also serves as an expert witness in state and federal actions regarding U.S. Patent & Trademark Office practices and procedures. Mr. Leone received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School, an M.S. in organic chemistry from Marquette University and an A.B. in chemistry from Kenyon College. Mr. Scherer concentrates his legal practice on domestic and international patent prosecution, particularly for electrical and electronic circuits and systems, computer software, medical devices, medical patient monitoring and treatment technology, device fabrication, optical devices and systems, as well as mechanical devices. He is also actively involved in the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and serves on the AIPPI-US national steering committee. Mr. Scherer, who earned his J.D. at the John Marshall Law School and his B.S. in electrical engineering at Marquette University, has given dozens of presentations on intellectual property law and created and taught an intellectual property law course in Marquette University’s College of Engineering.