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MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. announced attorney Louis Butler has been invited to join the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers as an Honorary Fellow after careful consideration of his accomplishments by the Academy’s Board of Directors. The Academy’s membership is limited and by invitation only.

Butler will be recognized at the Induction Dinner during the Academy’s 2018 Fall Meeting which will be held October 5-7, 2018 at the Westin San Francisco.

As the first African American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Butler participated in decisions that had a significant impact on Wisconsin’s legal landscape. He was the first Public Defender in Wisconsin’s history to argue before the United States Supreme Court in McCoy v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 486 U.S. 429 (1988) and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.

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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has ​nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work 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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