Ann S. Jacobs:
Jacobs Injury Law
Ann S. Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs Injury Law, S.C. She received her B.A. with distinction in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1992 (cum laude). She began her legal career as a public defender before changing her emphasis to personal-injury litigation. Her practice includes personal injuries, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect on behalf of injured persons. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of litigation, brain injuries, and ethics.
She is President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and a founding member of their Women’s Caucus, and a board member for the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund. She was a member of the board of the Milwaukee Bar Association and chair of its LRIS committee. She has been named a Superlawyer every year since its founding in 2006, and has also been named a “Leading Lawyer” by M Magazine.
Russell T. Golla:
Anderson O'Brien Bertz Skrenes & Golla
Russ is an active trial attorney and has been a member of the WAJ Board of Directors since 1986. He has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1999 and a Wisconsin Super Lawyer since 2006. He now focuses on complex trials and appellate case and devotes much of his time to auto and other product liability cases.
He is a 1972 graduate of Pacelli High School of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1976, where he graduated with high honors. Russ went on to obtain his law degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated sixth in his class. He gained legal experience by clerking for John L. Coffey – Justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court. He returned to Stevens Point to begin his practice at the Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla law firm in 1981 and has been a partner in the firm since 1986.
He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 38 blissful years and have three children, Megan (Psy D 2014), Lauren (completing Psy D in the summer of 2017, hopefully) and Logan (pursuing a masters in structural engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK).
Patrick O. Dunphy:
Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Patrick O. Dunphy is a co-founder of Cannon & Dunphy S.C., a firm dedicated to representing persons injured by the negligence of others since 1985. Attorney Dunphy has 39 years of trial experience.
He is past president of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (now the Wisconsin Association for Justice). He is an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization of plaintiffs attorneys limited to 100 of the best plaintiffs lawyers in the United States.
He is also an invited member of the International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Martindale Hubbell has certified Attorney Dunphy as one of “The Best Lawyers in America”. Attorney Dunphy is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Attorney Dunphy has been consistently listed as one of the top 3 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin since 2005. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation in Milwaukee in 2010 and 2012.
In 2009 the Wisconsin Law Journal named Attorney Dunphy one its “Leaders in the Law”. One of Attorney Dunphy’s cases was featured on 20/20, and the subject of numerous national magazine news articles and an editorial in the New York Times. On April 24, Attorney Dunphy was named the 2014 Marquette University Law School Alumnus of the Year. Recipient of the 2015 Wisconsin Association of Justice President's Award.
- Wisconsin State Bar, 1976
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973)
- Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1976)
- Member, Marquette Law Review, 1975-1976
- Law Clerk to Chief Judge John Reynolds, U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, 1976-1977
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Association for Justice (President, 1994)
- American Association for Justice
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- International Society of Barristers
- American Board of Trail Advocates
- Inner Circle of Advocates
- Law Committee of the National Center for State Courts
Robert L. Jaskulski:
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Robert L. Jaskulski is a shareholder at the law firm, practicing in the firm’s Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Bend offices and is managing partner of the firm’s Waukesha office. His practice involves a wide range of cases, including medical malpractice, products liability, insurance bad faith and motor vehicle accidents. He has tried in excess of 40 cases to verdict as primary or co-counsel and has prosecuted 15 cases on appeal resulting in published decisions by the Wisconsin Supreme Court or Court of Appeals. In 2004, Mr. Jaskulski received the “Leaders in the Law” award by the Wisconsin Law Journal for his appellate advocacy in the area of insurance law in Wisconsin. Based on his extensive experience in the courtroom, he has been certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Jaskulski has received the distinction of being listed as a “Super Lawyer” in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine since 2005, and was listed as one of Wisconsin’s top 50 “Super Lawyers” in 2009 and 2011 and Top 25 Milwaukee “Super Lawyers” in 2013 and 2014. Since 2006, Mr. Jaskulski has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers and an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates
Through his involvement in the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers), where he held the office of President in 2007, Mr. Jaskulski has been active in promoting the rights of Wisconsin consumers, and has testified numerous times before the Wisconsin Legislature as Chair of the WAJ Legislative Task Force. He has also served on the WAJ Amicus Committee since 1990, drafting Amicus Briefs in appeals before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in 13 cases. He also serves as the WAJ representative on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
Mr. Jaskulski has also given numerous seminars and authored several publications on the subject of personal injury litigation, including the Chapter on Jury Selection in Wisconsin Trial Practice (State Bar of Wisconsin Publications) and the Chapter on Physical, Mental & Vocational Examinations in Wisconsin Discovery Law & Practice (State Bar of Wisconsin Publications).