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Resume for Rhonda L. Lanford

Born

  • Ashland, Wisconsin – 1966

Admitted to Bar

  • 1996 Wisconsin and U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Education

  • 1988 University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, B.A., cum laude
  • Member of the political science and French honor societies
  • Recipient of the Freshman Honor Scholarship
  • Recipient, Northwestern Scholarship
  • 1996 University of Wisconsin – Madison, J.D.
  • Member of the Moot Court Board
  • Received the Ruth B. Doyle Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community
  • George Laikin Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Wisconsin Law Review
  • Editor in Chief- Wisconsin Law Review, 1995-1996
  • Member, Moot Court Board (National Team)

Experience

  • Shareholder, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., 1997 – present
    • Head of the appellate writing department, 2008 – present
    • Litigation attorney, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Business and General Litigation, 1997-2008
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2001 – present
    • Founded formal mock trial program with two other adjunct faculty members in 2003; currently teach trial advocacy to mock trial students in a formal class setting and coach national mock trial competitions; coached 2010 Regional Champions
    • Teach general trial advocacy classes, including experimental trial advocacy/evidence class;
    • Taught a three credit negotiations course for four semesters;
    • Guest lecturer in the following classes: Civil Procedure I, Negotiations, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Depositions in a Civil Case, Lawyering Skills (Preparing for a Civil Trial)
  • Associate and Summer Associate, LaFollette & Sinykin, 1995–1997
    • Summer Associate, 1995
    • Employment Litigation Associate, 1996-1997

Memberships

  • Dane County and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Western District Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Inns of Court, James E. Doyle, Jr. Chapter

Awards

  • Selected a 2011 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Selected a 2010 Super Lawyer by Wisconsin Law & Politics
  • Selected a 2009 Super Lawyer by Wisconsin Law & Politics

Leadership Positions

  • Coaches and teaches University of Wisconsin Law School Mock Trial teams
  • Coaches and teaches Madison East High Mock Trial team
  • Member of Amicus Brief Writing Committee, Wisconsin Association for Justice

Publications

  • Co-Author-Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, Published by the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Author, “King v. Village of Waunakee: Redefining Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Wisconsin,” 1996 Wis. L. Rev. 185

Published Cases

  • Leavitt v. Beverly Enters., 2010 WI 71 (amicus);
  • Godoy v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 2009 WI 78; 319 Wis. 2d 91; 768 N.W.2d 674 (amicus);
  • Behrendt v. Gulf Underwriters Ins. Co., 2009 WI 71; 318 Wis. 2d 622; 768 N.W.2d 568;
  • Blunt v. Medtronic, Inc., 2009 WI 16; 315 Wis. 2d 612; 760 N.W.2d 396 (amicus);
  • Rouse v. Theda Clark Med. Ctr., 2007 WI 87; 302 Wis. 2d 358; 735 N.W.2d 30 (amicus);
  • Drinkwater v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2006 WI 56; 290 Wis. 2d 642; 714 N.W.2d 568 (amicus);
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Keltgen, 2004 WI 37; 270 Wis. 2d 315; 677 N.W.2d 297 (amicus);
  • Hoffmann v. Wis. Elec. Power Co., 2003 WI 64; 262 Wis. 2d 264; 664 N.W.2d 55 (amicus);
  • State v. Lindell, 2001 WI 108; 245 Wis. 2d 689; 629 N.W.2d 223 (amicus);
  • Fuchsgruber v. Custom Accessories, Inc., 2001 WI 81; 244 Wis. 2d 758; 628 N.W.2d 833 (amicus);
  • Matthies v. Positive Safety Mfg. Co., 2001 WI 82; 244 Wis. 2d 720; 628 N.W.2d 842 (amicus);
  • Kender v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. 2010 WI App. ___;
  • Siebert v. Wis. Am. Mut. Ins. Co., 2010 WI App 94;
  • Tomson v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2009 WI App 150; 321 Wis. 2d 492; 775 N.W.2d 541 (amicus);
  • Kuehl v. Sentry Select Ins. Co., 2009 WI App 38; 316 Wis. 2d 506; 765 N.W.2d 860;
  • Edwardson v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 223 Wis. 2d 754; 589 N.W.2d 436 (1998);

Personal Information

  • Ms. Lanford teaches negotiations and trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • She is a member of Pi Delta Phi and Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Ms. Lanford speaks French fluently

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