Linda Meagher

Linda V. Meagher

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Linda V. Meagher

Linda has represented clients in courtrooms throughout the State of Wisconsin. She is experienced in representing both the plaintiff and defense sides of a case, which provides her with a unique skill set that allows her to critically analyze and approach a case. Linda is also well versed in appellate practice and has argued before both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Linda has been practicing for almost 35 years. Her defense practice includes a wide range of cases, including personal injury involving automobile accidents, general liability, premise liability, wrongful death, and products liability. Her defense health law experience includes professional malpractice (medical, dental, nursing, chiropractic, podiatrist, pharmacy, etc.), nursing home neglect, and HIPAA.

She also has experience representing other professionals in malpractice lawsuits, such as attorneys, engineers, and architects. Moreover, she has experience in commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes.

Linda has been recognized as a Senior Fellow of the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, which awards this status to less than half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1988; Marquette University Law Review
  • B.A. in political science and economics, University of Wisconsin, 1985
  • Honorable Michael T. Sullivan, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I, 1988-1989
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Appellate

  • Represented a defendant and successfully argued that punitive damages are not recoverable in Chapter 655, medical malpractice cases. That decision still stands today. Lund v. Kokemoor, 195 Wis.2d 727, 537 N.W.2d 21, 195 Wis.2d 727 (Wis. App. 1995)
  • Represented one of the defendants and successfully argued for a new trial, when one of the defendants settled and took his expert witness with him as part of the settlement agreement on day one of trial. Magyar v. Wisconsin Health Care Liability Ins. Plan, 211 Wis.2d 296, 564 N.W.2d 766 (1997)
  • Represented a defendant and successfully argued that the statute of limitation had expired in a tubal ligation case, by contending that the date of injury was the date that the plaintiff became pregnant not the date she discovered she was pregnant. Fojut v. Stafl, Wis. 2d 827, 569 N.W.2d 737 (Ct. App. 1997)
  • Represented the plaintiffs and successfully argued that the informed consent doctrine required the ER doctor to advise the patient of what was on her differential diagnosis, not just what was the condition diagnosed. This case led to the legislature changing the law from what a reasonable patient would want to know to what a reasonable physician would tell the patient. Jandre v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wisconsin, 2010 WI App 136, 330 Wis.2d 50, 792 N.W.2d 558
  • Wrote an amicus brief for the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (an organization for plaintiff’s lawyers). The Wisconsin Supreme Court relied upon Linda’s amicus brief to hold that when summary judgment is granted against a party, the issues have been litigated and the remaining defendants can no longer pursue claims of contribution. If the remaining party wishes to argue contribution then he/she has to dispute the summary judgment motion. In re Estate Rille ex rel. Rille, 2007 WI 36, 300 Wis. 2d 1, 728 N.W.2d 693
  • Mock Trial Coach, Hustisford High School, 2009-2012
  • Judge, Regional Mock Trial
  • Judge, Regional Law School Mock Trial
  • Judge, Law School Moot Court
  • Member, Board of Directors Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, 2014-2016
  • Vice President, Sussex Library Board of Directors, 2015-2016

“They are fair, they fight for us. Meagher looked at everything fairly.”


“If you aren’t lucky enough to get Linda on your case, within her group there is someone else just as good.”

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