Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik

Since the founding of our firm nearly 100 years ago, we have grown to become the largest FULL SERVICE law firm in the La Crosse area and can provide you with the expert guidance and experience you need for nearly every legal issue.

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Firm Overview

A FULL-SERVICE LITIGATION FIRM FOR ALL YOUR LEGAL NEEDS

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we provide creative solutions to legal problems. A firm with a long history of reliable service, we possess the resources and experience to assist clients with a variety of personal and business matters. Our firm has been in business for almost 100 years, but energetically embraces the realities of modern life.

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We serve clients in Holmen, Sparta, in surrounding Monroe, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Vernon, and Crawford counties, and throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. We are committed to providing our clients with dedicated, professional, and experienced advocacy focused on results. Since the founding of our firm, we have grown to become the largest firm in the Coulee Region offering a deep knowledge of many diverse practice areas. We pride ourselves on providing strategic counsel to our individual, family, and business clients.

CREATIVE, TAILORED SOLUTIONS FOCUSED ON YOUR NEEDS

We are a true partnership, meaning that we work collaboratively and draw from the unique capacities of each of our attorneys to maximize your opportunities for success. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to achieve results in cases involving:

PERSONAL INJURY LAW: Accidents resulting in personal injury are often life-changing. It's vital to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your car, truck or motorcycle accident, workers' compensation claim, or wrongful death action.

BUSINESS LAW: Our business attorneys have the breadth and scope of experience necessary to assist clients throughout every phase of a legal matter. We help form your business and provide ongoing assistance in all areas of business law, including shareholder issues, business contracts, employment law, litigation, disputes, and the sale or dissolution of your commercial venture.

DIVORCE: A full range of legal services are provided by our divorce and family law attorneys. We handle everything from property division to child support, spousal support and child custody. We also provide collaborative and mediation services in divorce proceedings.

SENSIBLE, SOUND, HONEST COUNSEL AND ADVOCACY

When you work with the attorneys and staff at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, you'll discover a firm culture and background that values a collaborative, personal approach to serving client needs that includes:

Deep engagement: We don't just offer advice; we listen carefully to our clients and take the time to thoroughly explain issues and provide a clear understanding of legal documents and filings.

Accomplished professionals: The accolades and backgrounds of our attorneys speak for themselves. Many have achieved prestigious rankings in Wisconsin reflecting high ethical standards and professional abilities.

Team approach: We provide a wide range of coordinated legal services to our clients. The firm meets their diverse needs by having attorneys who practice in different legal areas focus on what they do best.

PROVIDING CRIMINAL DEFENSE, CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION, AND EMPLOYMENT, SCHOOL AND MUNICIPAL LAW SERVICES

Our team of attorneys can assist in many practice areas beyond those listed above. We have the talent and experience to defend clients against criminal charges, represent them in complex litigation, including real estate and construction cases, advise employers on employment law matters, assist employees with claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and guide school districts and municipalities through the maze of state and federal regulations, land-use issues and day-to-day legal matters.

LEGAL GUIDANCE FOR FINANCIAL ISSUES INVOLVING REAL ESTATE, BANKRUPTCY, TAX PREPARATION, ESTATE PLANNING, TRUSTS AND PROBATE

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, our attorneys support your needs in a variety of financial matters. We represent clients in both commercial and residential real estate transactions and disputes, personal and business bankruptcies, tax guidance and filings, estate planning and other matters.

Contact our full-service La Crosse, Wisconsin law firm for all your business and personal legal needs.

The attorneys at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik are easily accessible and ready to assist you. If you are in need of legal counsel, contact our full-service La Crosse law firm today or call (608) 498-4651 to schedule an appointment with one of our diligent attorneys. Our law firm has extensive knowledge and experience, and is dedicated to protecting your rights.

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Main Office

Main Office
505 King St., Suite 300
La Crosse  WI  54601

Phone
  • (608) 498-4651

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer free consultations for all personal injury and worker's compensation matters.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Some Estate Planning documents can be provided for a fixed fee. Call to inquire.

Hourly Rates

$150.00 to $250.00 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Gina Pederson

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English

Auto Accident
We will help you protect your rights to compensation if you have been injured in an auto accident due to someone else's negligence.
When you are injured in an accident with a motor vehicle, the resulting injuries can be debilitating or even fatal. As the largest law firm in our area, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law is well-equipped to pursue your claim against all responsible parties. Insurance companies often move quickly to settle accident cases. You may be contacted almost immediately after an auto accident by an insurance adjustor or other person who expresses concern and appears to have your best interests in mind. You should not discuss your claim with any of these people, or agree to any settlement, before seeking the advice of your own attorney.

We want you to receive the full measure of your compensation by proceeding carefully. This includes consulting with medical providers of your own choosing who can advise you about the long-term health consequences of the accident.

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, our concern is for your well-being. Our goal is to help you achieve a fair and equitable recovery for all injuries and damage suffered in truck accidents, including: head injuries, neck injuries spinal injuries, muscle injuries, ligament damage, broken bones, or burns and other scars.

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Criminal Defense
At Hale Skemp, you will receive a strong defense against felony and misdemeanor charges from a persistent and determined lawyer.
If you are charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your acquittal and give you the best opportunity to avoid incarceration, fines, and other consequences. Our firm offers the assistance of a former prosecutor handling criminal charges such as: Robbery, Theft, Assault and battery, Traffic violations, Drug offenses, White collar crimes, Sex crimes and rape, and Homicide and murder.

The price of conviction for criminal conduct is high. Wisconsin felonies are punishable by imprisonment in state prison. Even the lowest class of felony carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment of up to three-and-a-half years. More serious felonies can result in fines of up to $100,000 and life imprisonment. Your personal freedom and well-being demand that you contact an attorney as soon as you are charged with criminal conduct. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, you are represented by a defense lawyer committed to protecting your rights who is part of the area's most well-established law firm.

Protect Your Rights with a Lawyer You Can Trust to Get Results.

If you are under investigation or you have been charged with a crime, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Even before you are charged, police officers and other law enforcement officials are collecting evidence to be used against you in court. Our experienced La Crosse criminal defense attorneys will take immediate action in your case to collect all necessary evidence to bolster your defense. Having a criminal record is a significant burden to individuals, even after time is served and fines are paid. A criminal record can create significant obstacles when seeking employment or other benefits and opportunities in daily life. An aggressive, creative, and comprehensive defense is the best chance you have to avoid the negative effect of a lasting mark on your life. Our firm also works to have criminal records expunged in those cases where expunction is permitted by law. We handle all your criminal law needs involving misdemeanors, felonies, trials and appeals.

Experienced, Results-Driven Criminal Defense.

Our attorneys are experienced in helping clients avoid or minimize civil or criminal liability. We have maintained a reputation as aggressive and well-prepared attorneys with judges, prosecutors, and police officers. Our experience includes successfully defending clients against all types of criminal allegations.

We also help defendants when criminal charges affect family law issues. Criminal cases often arise when conflict between spouses and other family members escalates. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, you gain the benefit of a criminal defense attorney who also practices in the area of family law. This allows us to bring greater insight and understanding to the issues at hand if you are charged with a crime involving family members as we will work to minimize the effect of criminal conduct charges on the family law matters. Contact a criminal defense attorney when your freedom and future are at stake At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we defend people charged with and accused of crimes. We are available to make in-custody visits to interview and talk with those being held in jail or prison. Our office is accessible by bus and located blocks from the Mississippi River, close to the Cass Street Bridge. Contact us online or call us at 608-498-4651.

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Divorce
Strong and experienced advocates to present your position when it comes to custody, placement, child support and maintenance issues.
La Crosse Family Law and Divorce Attorneys Committed to Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track

The decision to divorce is difficult and emotional and the legal process that follows can be challenging and emotional as well. Your lawyer should be capable of handling any issue that arises and possess the experience needed to do so with skill and good judgment. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, our divorce and family law attorneys tackle these issues every day. We work with individuals seeking a divorce, those with post-divorce issues and those individuals who have never been married, but need assistance with their paternity matter. We serve family law clients in La Crosse as well as outlying counties such as Trempealeau, Monroe, Vernon, Buffalo, Jackson and Richland.

We are strong advocates, providing you with sound and cost-effective solutions to the challenges that may be presented in all or some of the following areas:

CHILD CUSTODY Custody is right to make the major decisions and differs from physical placement. If one party is awarded sole custody (often times due to domestic abuse issues) or both parties are awarded joint legal custody, that means that they are given the right to make the decisions on the major issues that will affect their child including some of the following:

Where the child will attend daycare and later school;
What doctor or medical facility will provide health care for the child and the type of treatment; and
What the religious commitment for the child will be, if any;

In the event a court awards joint legal custody to both parents in a child custody proceeding and they cannot agree on what is best for their child, the court also has the ability to give one party sole power to make specified decisions, while both parties retain equal rights and responsibilities for other decisions.

CHILD SUPPORT Child support is generally determined according to percentage standard guidelines based on income or earning capacity as well as the number of overnights (or the equivalent of overnights) each party has physical placement of the child.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT (MAINTENANCE) Spousal support is based on many factors including the length of the marriage, earning capacity, the contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other, etc. and courts have considerable discretion in awarding the same. Because of the latitude courts have in awarding child and spousal support, it is crucial to have an effective and skilled divorce attorney to argue your case.

PROPERTY DIVISION Wisconsin courts begin with the presumption that all property should be divided equally, but there are many factors that can alter the presumption and lead to property being divided in a different manner as part of a property settlement or final order. Key issues during property division include determining the value or each asset and negotiating who gets what. At Hale Skemp, we have attorneys who work in nearly every area of the law that may affect your property issues such as real estate, taxation, and bankruptcy which helps us to tailor your property settlement in the most favorable manner possible.

PATERNITY The same issues pertaining to Custody, Placement, and Child Support apply to those individuals who have never married, but have a child together.

COHABITATION While Wisconsin does not recognize common law marriage, a party who cohabitates may still have equitable property rights based on the legal basis of unjust enrichment and other considerations.

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS Although marriage in Wisconsin is defined as a union between one man and one woman, the state has established a Domestic Partnership registry. Registered partners have some of the same benefits as spouses. Given the recent United States Supreme Court decision regarding DOMA, this is a potentially changing area of the law.

Call an experienced attorney at Hale Skemp to help you with all of your family law related matters. 608-498-4651
DUI and DWI
Our law firm challenges OWI arrests based on many factors. A knowledgeable lawyer can make sure that proper procedures were followed and that test results are reliable. If the State fails to meet its burden of proof, you may be acquitted.
Our law firm challenges OWI arrests based on many factors.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) is a serious charge demanding a serious response. Suspension or revocation of your driver license, fines, and jail time can result after an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other controlled substances. In addition, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle(s).

An experienced attorney at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law who defends drivers charged with OWI knows how to question the evidence, police procedures and testing that lead to an arrest. A knowledgeable lawyer can make sure that the evidence is sound, proper procedures are followed and test results are reliable. If the State fails to meet its burden of proof, an acquittal may occur. We investigate the facts and consider many questions, including:

Was a breath,, blood, or urine test properly administered and the equipment properly maintained and calibrated to generate accurate, reliable test results?

Was there reason to stop the vehicle, or did police action violate the rights of the driver?

Did the police have probable cause to arrest, and were the field sobriety tests properly administered?

These questions and others may be key to your case. Developing sound arguments after a thorough review of the facts allows a DUI attorney to challenge your arrest.

Experienced Wisconsin OWI defense Anyone who has lived or visited Wisconsin knows that drinking is part of the culture. Whether you were at a college party, attending a football game, or at a local bar, drinking is a common activity when spending time with friends and family. Unfortunately, penalties for OWI can be stiff, even if you are only slightly over the legal limit. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process and inform you of all your options in minimizing penalties or to defeat an OWI charge. Our OWI defense attorneys are experienced at representing clients in every aspect of an OWI case, including: Administrative hearings/licensing: Whether you were charged with an OWI in Wisconsin or charged out of state, you risk suspension or license revocation with any OWI charge. Professional drivers will lose their CDL license for one year with an OWI conviction. We can protect your rights and your license.

Some additional information:

Breathalyzer/breath tests: Breath tests and blood tests seek to establish your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). These tests must be properly administered and calibrated to be used in court. We will challenge any evidence that has been unlawfully or improperly obtained.

Unlawful traffic stops: An officer must have probable cause to stop you. If you were unlawfully stopped and charged with an OWI, we will challenge the evidence presented against you.

First-time DUI: First time offenders usually will not face jail time, but may face license suspension and large fines. Our attorneys will seek to defeat your charge to prevent a hike in your insurance premiums or seek to clear your record if you have a minimal BAC.

Under 21 offenders: There is zero tolerance for offender under the age of 21. You will face license suspension for any alcohol in your system.

We can protect your rights and your license. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we recognize the importance of your driving privileges and the extent of the damage caused by a conviction for OWI. We listen to your concerns and work hard to defend your interests. Get help from a dedicated attorney if you are arrested for drunk driving and charged with OWI At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we defend individuals charged with driving while intoxicated. If you are in jail after arrest, we make in-custody visits to talk with you about your situation. You can also reach our office by bus. We're situated in downtown La Crosse. Contact us online or call us at 608-498-4651.
Family
Experienced family law attorneys providing strong support for all of your family related issues.
The decision to divorce is difficult and emotional and the legal process that follows can be challenging and emotional as well. Wanting to secure your rights to parent your child in a paternity matter is also challenging and emotional.

Your lawyer should be capable of handling ANY issue that arises and possess the experience needed to do so with skill and good judgment. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys at Law, our divorce and family law attorneys tackle these issues every day. We work with individuals seeking a divorce, those with post-divorce issues and those individuals who have never been married, but need assistance with their paternity matter.

We serve family law clients in La Crosse as well as outlying counties such as Trempealeau, Monroe, Vernon, Buffalo, Jackson and Richland.

We are strong advocates, providing you with sound and cost-effective solutions to the challenges that may be presented in all or some of the following areas:

Child Custody and Placement
Custody Assessments
Child Support
Maintenance
Property Division

Check out our website for additional information at haleskemp.com or call us at 608-498-4651.



Long Term Disability
Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability: We can handle claims involving permanent injury or debilitating disease, as well as filing and appeals.
Our experienced attorneys have been handling Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability claims including the initial filing and appeals for decades.

Call an experienced SSD or LTD attorney at Hale Skemp today for more information at 608-498-4651 or visit our website at haleskemp.com.

Personal Injury
Maximize your recovery for an injury by using an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights. We offer free consultations to the victims and families of personal injury.
A personal injury can prevent you from working and caring for yourself and enjoying what life has to offer. In addition to the physical injuries you have suffered, you and your family may face additional emotional and financial hardships. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, our attorneys are committed to providing experienced, results-driven advocacy to protect the rights of our clients whose lives have been impacted by personal injury and wrongful death.

To maximize your compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, please contact a personal injury attorney in La Crosse, Wisconsin, online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation.

You want an attorney with proven results in order to maximize your compensation for the Personal Injury you have suffered. Our attorneys will vigorously pursue your claim to recover compensation for medical expenses, long-term care needs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and wrongful death.

Our trial lawyers are distinguished as Super Lawyers and have a proven track record in a series of successful verdicts, as well as the largest jury award ever in La Crosse County. We have extensive experience representing clients in personal injury claims, including:

Motor vehicle accidents: We handle all manner of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, Minnesota car accidents, rear-end collisions, truck accidents, highway accidents, motorcycle/recreational vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and boating accidents.

Dog bites/animal attacks: We handle injuries arising from dangerous dogs that may include lacerations and scarring.

Work injury: We can represent you in all work injury claims including construction accidents, plant and factory accidents, and workers’ compensation claims.

Social Security Disability: We can handle claims involving permanent injury or debilitating disease, as well as filing and appeals.

Product liability: We provide representation for clients who have been injured by all kinds of products, including defective auto equipment, workplace machinery, construction equipment, ladders, toys, appliances, and medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Medical malpractice: We handle all medical malpractice claims, including birth defects, emergency room error, surgical error, medical negligence, and nursing home cases.

Premises liability: We represent clients who have been injured in grocery stores, have experienced slips-and-falls from snow and ice accumulation, spills or leaks, mopped or waxed floors, as well as building defects, falling merchandise, and negligent security.

Catastrophic injury: We can assist clients and their families who have suffered a catastrophic injury such as a head injury, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.

Free Consultations in All Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims We offer free consultations to the victims and families of personal injury. Whether you have suffered an injury in a car crash, require legal representation for a family member, or have lost a loved one, we will take the time to understand your individual needs. Our diligent La Crosse personal injury attorneys will explain your rights and determine a proper course of action to effectively maximize your compensation in a personal injury claim.

Call for a Free Consultation With a Truck and Construction Accident Attorney in Wisconsin. If you are looking for an experienced personal injury law firm, contact a knowledgeable La Crosse, Wisconsin, personal injury and wrongful death attorney online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are dedicated to protecting your rights.
Product Liability
If you have been injured by a defective product, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to protect your rights and to help you seek the compensation you have coming to you for your loss.
A personal injury caused by a defective product can prevent you from working and caring for yourself and enjoying what life has to offer. In addition to the physical injuries you have suffered, you and your family may face additional emotional and financial hardships. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, our attorneys are committed to providing experienced, results-driven advocacy to protect the rights of our clients whose lives have been impacted by personal injury and wrongful death due to a faulty or defective product.

To maximize your compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim due to a defective product, please contact a personal injury attorney in La Crosse, Wisconsin, online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation.

You want an attorney with proven results in order to maximize your compensation for the Personal Injury you have suffered. Our attorneys will vigorously pursue your claim to recover compensation for medical expenses, long-term care needs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and wrongful death.

Our trial lawyers are distinguished as Super Lawyers and have a proven track record in a series of successful verdicts, as well as the largest jury award ever in La Crosse County. We have extensive experience representing clients in personal injury claims, including:

Product liability: We provide representation for clients who have been injured by all kinds of products, including defective auto equipment, workplace machinery, construction equipment, ladders, toys, appliances, and medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Motor vehicle accidents: We handle all manner of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, Minnesota car accidents, rear-end collisions, truck accidents, highway accidents, motorcycle/recreational vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and boating accidents.

Dog bites/animal attacks: We handle injuries arising from dangerous dogs that may include lacerations and scarring.

Work injury: We can represent you in all work injury claims including construction accidents, plant and factory accidents, and workers’ compensation claims.

Social Security Disability: We can handle claims involving permanent injury or debilitating disease, as well as filing and appeals.

Medical malpractice: We handle all medical malpractice claims, including birth defects, emergency room error, surgical error, medical negligence, and nursing home cases.

Premises liability: We represent clients who have been injured in grocery stores, have experienced slips-and-falls from snow and ice accumulation, spills or leaks, mopped or waxed floors, as well as building defects, falling merchandise, and negligent security.

Catastrophic injury: We can assist clients and their families who have suffered a catastrophic injury such as a head injury, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.

FREE CONSULTATIONS IN ALL PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS

We offer free consultations to the victims and families of personal injuries that have been caused by a defective product. Whether you have suffered an injury from a faulty or defective product or car crash, require legal representation for a family member, or have lost a loved one, we will take the time to understand your individual needs. Our diligent La Crosse personal injury attorneys will explain your rights and determine a proper course of action to effectively maximize your compensation in a personal injury claim.

If you are looking for an experienced personal injury law firm, contact a knowledgeable La Crosse, Wisconsin, personal injury and wrongful death attorney online or call 608-498-4651 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are dedicated to protecting your rights.
Trucking Accident
As the largest law firm in our area, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law is well-equipped to pursue your claim against all responsible parties, including the driver, trucking company, loading company or rig owner.
Pursuing Justice for People Injured in Truck Accidents in La Crosse and the Surrounding Areas

When you are injured in an accident with a truck, semi-trailer or 16-wheeler, the resulting injuries can be severe or fatal. As the largest law firm in our area, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law is well-equipped to pursue your claim against all responsible parties, including the driver, trucking company, loading company or rig owner.

Trucking companies often move quickly to settle accident cases. You may be contacted almost immediately after a truck accident by an insurance adjustor, trucking company employee or other person who expresses concern and appears to have your best interests in mind. You should not discuss your claim with any of these people, or agree to any settlement, before seeking the advice of your own attorney.

We want you to receive the full measure of your compensation by proceeding carefully. This includes consulting with medical providers of your own choosing who can advise you about the long-term health consequences of the accident.

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, our concern is for your well-being. Our goal is to help you achieve a fair and equitable recovery for all injuries and damage suffered in truck accidents, including:

Head injuries
Neck injuries
Spinal injuries
Muscle injuries
Ligament damage
Broken bones
Burns

Because of the size, weight and power of semi-trailers and 16-wheelers, truck accidents can be fatal. If your family member suffers a fatality in a truck accident, a wrongful death action may be necessary to recover damages from those who caused the accident. You need an experienced truck accident attorney with the resources and skill to investigate the cause of a truck accident and determine which parties should bear responsibility.

Among the common causes of truck accidents are:

Overloaded trucks
Cell phone use
Tire blowout
Driver negligence
Speeding
Tailgating
Wide turns
Driver fatigue
DUI

If you are injured because of a rollover, hit-and-run, overturn, parking, backing or other type of truck accident, seek reliable legal counsel to assist you in pursuing your claim. Contact a personal injury attorney in La Crosse for help after you've been involved in an accident involving a truck. At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we work hard to achieve positive outcomes for those suffering personal injuries from accidents. We offer a free initial consultation for personal injury clients and accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Contact us online or call us at 608-498-4651.
Wrongful Death
Experienced and compassionate attorneys at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik pursue those responsible for the wrongful death of others and seek compensation for all damages permitted by law.
Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law can bring a wrongful death action to recover for the loss.

Wrongful death claims can arise in many situations:

Car accidents: Automobile accidents have claimed the lives of more than 500 people in Wisconsin each year since 2008, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with 2014 likely to yield similar results.

Motorcycle accidents: More than 100 people died in Wisconsin motorcycle crashes in 2012, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Truck accidents: There were 74 large truck crash fatalities in Wisconsin in 2011, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Work-related accidents: Approximately 90 fatal work injuries occurred in Wisconsin each year from 2009 to 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dangerous and defective products: Adults and children can be fatally harmed by dangerous and defective products, including swimming pools, nursery items, playground facilities and products that cause electrocution or fires.

Boating accidents: There were eight boating fatalities reported during the summer season of 2013 by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Fatalities can also result when accidents involve pedestrians, bicycles, trains, construction zones, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and school buses.

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we pursue those responsible for the wrongful death of others and seek compensation for all damages permitted by law, including:

Funeral expenses
Medical bills
Loss of income
Inheritance
Loss of support and companionship

Our wrongful death attorneys have significant experience in such cases. By way of example, our firm obtained recovery in one case for a woman whose husband was killed in a tractor accident. Our wrongful death attorneys also handle claims involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and many other causes.

The attorneys at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik assist accident victims and the family members and loved ones of those who perish because of the wrongful acts or neglect of others. Our office is located in downtown La Crosse. Contact us online or call us at 608-498-4651.
Workers Compensation
Our attorneys have been successfully pursuing Workers Compensation claims for decades. If you've been injured at work, you have rights that need to be protected.
If you have been injured at work, you need an experienced attorney who can see compensation for your injury and monies for on-going medical expenses and wage loss.

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, we pursue injured worker's rights against employers and their insurance companies.

Visit us on line at haleskemp.com or call now for a free consultation at 608-498-4651.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Having been around since 1919, our firm has established itself as a true partnership and a full service law firm which allows us to meet any legal need a client may have.

Our law firm provides sound, honest, and ethical guidance from a group of attorneys with diverse experiences. Our attorneys focus on serving clients in our roles as counselors and advocates. We will take every necessary action to protect your rights. We will provide you with sound guidance to make the best decisions to secure your immediate and long-term interests. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can trust that our attorneys will be available and responsive throughout our representation of you.

When you work with the attorneys and staff at Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, you'll discover a firm culture and background that values a collaborative, personal approach to serving client needs that includes:

Deep engagement: We don't just offer advice; we listen carefully to our clients and take the time to thoroughly explain issues and provide a clear understanding of legal documents and filings.

Accomplished professionals: The accolades and backgrounds of our attorneys speak for themselves.

Team approach: We provide a wide range of coordinated legal services to our clients. The firm meets their diverse needs by having attorneys who practice in different legal areas focus on what they do best.

Community-minded: We've been part of the local community since 1919, working with nonprofit organizations and local charities and churches.

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