Recent News

R. MICHAEL WATERMAN APPOINTED JUDGE

MADISON, WISCONSIN - April 10, 2015 - Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney R. Michael Waterman to serve as Judge of Branch IV of the St. Croix County Circuit Court. Mr. Waterman will replace Judge Howard Cameron, who resigned on March 4, 2015.

"I am confident that Mike will step into the role of circuit court seamlessly," said Governor Walker. "He embodies all of the qualities that a judge should: integrity, intelligence, and a firm commitment to the rule of law. He will be an incredible asset to St. Croix County."

Waterman is a shareholder at the firm where he has practiced since 1995, Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin. In that role, he has handled general practice and civil litigation matters including insurance, real estate, zoning, and land use, and construction and commercial use. Additionally, since 1997, Waterman has served as an adjunct law professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Waterman also serves as chair of an Investigation Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, and in 2012 received the President's Award from the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Alongside his legal work, Mr. Waterman is actively involved in the St. Croix community. He serves as President of the Sunrise Branch of the Hudson Lions Club, sits on the board for the St. Croix YMCA, and volunteers for other local non-profit and humanitarian organizations. He and his wife Deborah reside in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

JOEL SCHLITZ IS AWARDED "RISING STAR"

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - December 1, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, Attorney Joel D. Schlitz, an attorney with the Hudson law firm of Mudge, Porter, Lundeen & Seguin, was recognized by Wisconsin Law and Politics Magazine as a 2014 Rising Star. A Rising Star is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in Wisconsin. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Wisconsin's top up-and-coming attorneys. Mr. Schlitz focuses his practice on general litigation and criminal defense, including the defense of persons accused of drunk driving and serious misdemeanors and felonies.

JUDGMENT AGAINST EAU CLAIRE WOMAN REVERSED ON APPEAL

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN - November 25, 2014 - Attorney R. Michael Waterman secured an appellate victory for a woman who was wrongfully held responsible for an $74,000 judgment to Eau Claire County. The complete decision can be found here.

ROSE M. ALLEN SELECTED TO AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL ADVOCATES

ADDISON, TEXAS - March 3, 2014 - Attorney Rose M. Allen has been selected to the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as one of the Top 100 Family lawyers in Wisconsin for 2014. ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation's most skilled lawyers. It was founded with one central purpose - to identify and help promote only the most outstanding legal talent throughout the country. The ASLA invites lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with proven commitment to community engagement, leadership, and the highest professional standards. Ms. Allen's selection was the culmination of a multi-stage process in which ASLA lawyers independently researched information on tens of thousands of lawyers and selected less than 1.5% of lawyers nationally.

LISA A. WIEBUSCH GUEST SPEAKER AT LOCAL 953 UNION STEWARDS TRAINING CONVENTION

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - February 22, 2013 - Attorney Lisa A. Wiebusch was a guest lecturer and presenter at the InternationalAttorney Lisa Wiebusch speaks at Union Stewards Convention Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Stewards Training Conference where she spoke about workers compensation and the interplay with other benefit systems. Attorney Wiebusch's practice is exclusive to worker's compensation, and she is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker to unions and other organizations around the state.

JOEL SCHLITZ IS (AGAIN) AWARDED "RISING STAR"

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - December 1, 2013 - Attorney Joel D. Schlitz, an attorney with the Hudson law firm of Mudge, Porter, Lundeen & Seguin, was named 2013 Rising Star by Wisconsin Law and Politics Magazine. A Rising Star is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in Wisconsin. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Wisconsin's top up-and-coming attorneys. Mr. Schlitz focuses his practice on general litigation and criminal defense, including the defense of persons accused of drunk driving and serious misdemeanors and felonies.

R. MICHAEL WATERMAN GUEST ON WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO

Eau Claire, Wisconsin - August 9, 2012 - Attorney R. Michael Waterman was a featured guest on The West Side radio program that aired on Wisconsin Public Radio. Waterman talked about the work of the Access to Justice Commission and access to legal services by the working poor and indigent.

R. MICHAEL WATERMAN RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Madison, Wisconsin - June 14, 2012 - Attorney R. Michael Waterman received the President's Award by State Bar of Wisconsin President James Brenan. The award is given annually by the president of the State Bar of Wisconsin to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have advanced the priorities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Waterman was recognized for his leadership on the bar's Strategic Planning Committee. Waterman is also a member of the bar's Board of Governors.

JOEL SCHLITZ IS AWARDED "RISING STAR"

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - December 1, 2011 - Attorney Joel D. Schlitz, an attorney with the Hudson law firm of Mudge, Porter, Lundeen & Seguin, was named 2011 Rising Star by Wisconsin Law and Politics Magazine. A Rising Star is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in Wisconsin. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Wisconsin's top up-and-coming attorneys. Mr. Schlitz focuses his practice on general litigation and criminal defense, including the defense of persons accused of drunk driving and serious misdemeanors and felonies.

JOEL D. PORTER RETIRES

Hudson, Wisconsin - April 1, 2011 - Attorney Joel D. Porter announced his retirement from the practice of law. Mr. Porter is one the founding attorneys of the law firm that bears his name: Mudge Porter Lundeen & Seguin, S.C. Mr. Porter focused his practice exclusively on personal injury cases. Over the years, Mr. Porter helped thousands of injured persons and recovered millions of dollars in insurance settlements and jury verdicts. Mr. Porter developed a reputation of having a keen intellect and selfless devotion to each of his clients.