Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

For over 40 years, Bye, Goff & Rohde personal injury lawyers have been representing individuals throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our experienced litigation attorneys and staff have one focus--to relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.

Firm Overview

We Get Results
Bye, Goff & Rohde has been getting results for those who have been injured in an accident. Whether your case is big or small, we bring the same determination to see that you get the results you deserve. Because we bring a strong initial willingness to take your case to trial, we are consistently able to provide results. You won't get lost in the shuffle with our firm, because we provide individualized attention to each case and each person. Corporate lawyers or insurance companies won't push you around because we refuse to let them take advantage of you.

We Represent You
Our attorneys take the time to get to know you. As Managing Partner Steven Goff says, "I tell my clients from the onset that I will be personally available to answer their questions and to give them the attention their case deserves." The people of Wisconsin need lawyers who truly value their interests. We don't represent cases; we represent people.

Experience
All partners at Bye, Goff & Rohde are Board Certified through The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Only three percent of all lawyers are board certified. Martindale-Hubbell has recognized our commitment by ranking our firm AV Preeminent, an honor that is only awarded to 17 percent of lawyers nationwide. Our attorneys have a combined 180 years of experience, and you can rest assured that we are prepared and confident in our ability to try your case no matter how complex.

Main Office

Main Office
258 Riverside Drive
River Falls WI 54022

Phone

(715) 425-8161

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free

Office Information

Office Hours

7 AM to 5 PM

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Other Offices

Bye, Goff & Rohde
310 Pinnacle Way Suite 302
Eau Claire

Personal Injury

Auto Accident

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

ALL Attorney Partners at Bye, Goff & Rohde are Board Certified through The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). This is among the highest honor a lawyer can receive, and only three percent of American lawyers are board certified. This certification provides our clients in Wisconsin and Minnesota with peace of mind.

Bye, Goff & Rohde is ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. This means that a group of our peers (fellow lawyers and judges) consider our legal ability and ethical standards to be superior. We are among an elite group of only eight percent of all lawyers nationwide who receive this rating.

We Are Prepared
Our team of attorneys practice personal injury law every day. You can be confident in our ability to try your case, no matter how complex. We will give you the peace of mind you need so you can take care of yourself and your family.

We Are Experienced
With us, you will have the best chance to win your case. Our attorneys have over 180 years of combined experience in personal injury law.

We Get Results
Our reputation as trial attorneys means that we stand ready and prepared for trial with every single case. Insurance companies know we don't give in to unfair settlements.

We Have An Excellent Reputation
Respecting both you and the legal system, we do not allow the insurance companies to take advantage of you. We will work diligently to get justice for you and your family.

No Upfront Fees and No Travel Costs
Getting justice shouldn't add financial strain to your family, so you won't pay any fees unless we win or settle your personal injury case. We will also travel to your home to meet with you at no extra cost.

Our Entire Team Works For You
As our client, you will be able to reach our attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and professional support staff with your questions.

C. M. "Chuck" Bye

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

My goal is to put you on an equal playing field with insurance companies; ensuring you are represented fairly and receive the best outcome possible.

For over 40 years, Chuck Bye has been an advocate for injured clients. Over that time, he's helped Bye, Goff & Rohde become one of the most trusted and renowned personal injury law firms in Wisconsin. Chuck is proud of the infrastructure of young attorneys, investigators, and experienced support staff that together provide first-class tactical support in preparing winning cases.

Chuck, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, has represented clients in over half of the courtrooms in Wisconsin. He received his law degree from Valparaiso following his graduation from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Chuck then moved to River Falls, Wisconsin where he began building a law practice that is today recognized as a preeminent law firm by Martindale-Hubbell's lawyer rating system.

A past member of the River Falls School Board, Chuck has also been an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, his church, and high school hockey. He is the proud father of Karyn Bye- Dietz, Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Women's Hockey Team. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and woodworking.

Steven Goff

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"I tell my clients from the onset that I will be personally available to answer their questions and to give them the attention their case deserves."

As an experienced personal injury trial lawyer, Steve stresses the word "personal" the most. With his practice focused entirely on plaintiff personal injury, he develops relationships with his clients. Steve takes immense pride in standing up for the little guy against big companies. When you work with Steve, you can take the weight of the world off your shoulders. He'll make sure you're treated fairly and fight to get you the settlement you deserve or take your case to trial.

Steve graduated from Iowa State University with honors and as a member of the scholastic fraternities of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1979. Steve has been a member of the bar in both Wisconsin and Minnesota since 1979. He is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of both states and the Supreme Court of the United States.

As an avid fisherman, Steve enjoys an annual trip to Canada with his fishing buddies. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends at his cabin in northern Wisconsin.

Dean Rohde

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"It's our job to lend some clarity to a confusing and traumatic situation. We want clients to feel comfortable knowing that we won't let them down."

Dean believes that quality representation begins with treating every client as if they're the only client. He will spend whatever time necessary to get the best result. When working with injury victims, Dean makes sure his clients know he'll be as aggressive as necessary and fight tirelessly on their behalf.

A Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Dean, has represented hundreds of injured people throughout Wisconsin. He is prepared and at ease in the courtroom. Dean received his Masters of Business Administration degree in 1986 after working as a commercial loan officer. In 1989 he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

Dean has been active in the community as a Foundation Board Member of Chippewa Valley Technical College and the River Falls Community Foundation. He enjoys spending time with his family, particularly at their lake cottage, enjoying the outdoors along with an occasional round of golf.

Tracy Tool

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"Jury trials are the great equalizer."

Tracy N. Tool is a board-certified civil trial specialist experienced in a wide range of substantive areas of law. He uses the legal process to force big corporations and insurance companies to treat individuals, including injured clients, fairly.

Tracy handles cases in state and federal courts of both Wisconsin and Minnesota. He devotes his practice to real people who have suffered from nursing home neglect, wrongful death, trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and dangerous products. Also, Tracy uses his extensive experience in employment law and civil rights law to represent victims of workplace harassment and discrimination.

Tracy received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has practiced law since 1990, exclusively as a civil litigator and trial lawyer.

A firm believer in the critical value of education, Tracy serves as an adjunct law professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. He regularly lectures other lawyers at continuing education seminars in the field of trial practice and personal injury law. For years, Tracy has helped coach the successful local high school mock trial team. Tracy loves to participate in sports and support the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He is also a guest contributor to "The Law Corner" segment of the Minnesota Twins podcast, Gleeman & the Geek.

Robert Parsons

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"Our legal system is not perfect. Sometimes the mere truth is not enough to prevail. If you want justice, you need an experienced and skilled legal team by your side."

Robert understands that no one wants to be in a situation where they need to hire a lawyer. If you need a lawyer, it means you have a serious problem that you cannot resolve on your own.

Robert believes when hiring an injury lawyer, it is important to find someone who not only has the expertise to handle your case but is also personally right for you.

Robert knows that his injured clients are in a difficult situation and need help. He knows they need and expect their lawyer to be persuasive, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and compassionate to their situation.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Robert attended the University of St. Thomas, where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. After college, he went on to graduate with honors from William Mitchell College of Law. For over 15 years, Robert has worked diligently to get his clients the justice they deserve. Robert has earned the respect of his peers and his adversaries. He is passionate about every case. Robert champions his clients' cause to obtain the settlement they deserve and is willing to stand firm and take a case to trial if the offer is not acceptable. Robert has extensive experience in the courtroom. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Outside of his law career, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He also enjoys an active lifestyle and is an avid runner who has completed 12 marathons and numerous half-marathon, 10k, and 5k races.

Brian Laule

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"Brian is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is fearless in the courtroom and has a presence far beyond his years." ~ Managing Partner Steven Goff

Brian F. Laule has a decade of experience handling claims on behalf of the injured. He takes great satisfaction in working with his clients on a personal level and crafting the right strategy for their situation. Brian knows the importance of the courthouse in negotiating personal injury cases. Since 2010, he has handled over 50 jury trials to verdict.

Brian received his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota, where he was an editor of the Minnesota Law Review and recipient of the Public Service Award for legal work in the community. Licensed in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brian is experienced in handling cases in state and federal court and at the appellate level. Brian received his B.A. from the University of Illinois – Chicago.

Brian lives in Western Wisconsin with his wife and three boys and enjoys participating in and coaching various sports. Brian also enjoys muskie and walleye fishing. He is a member of the Rotary Club of River Falls, Wisconsin.

Martha Heidt

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

Martha has over 20 years of litigation experience in Wisconsin’s circuit and appellate courts. Her experience includes drafting discovery, handling summary judgment motions, briefing coverage disputes, filing pretrial motions, and handling appeals.

Martha provides her expertise as litigation support for the attorney responsible for handling your claim. By having Martha as specially-designated research and legal writing specialist, Bye, Goff & Rohde assures the ability to put an additional experienced attorney on your team when it matters the most. This support is especially crucial in the weeks prior to trial when legal and evidentiary matters arise that must be dealt with in a short period.

Martha graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. Her appellate experience includes briefing and oral arguments in both the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Martha is a member of the amicus curiae (friend of the court) committee for the Wisconsin Association for Justice. In that role, she is involved in the cutting-edge personal injury issues that define precedent for the lower courts.

Outside the office, Martha usually spends her time reading, bicycling, or riding her horse. She lives on a beef farm with her husband and visits her two adult children whenever possible.

Jeffery Muszynski

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"I became a lawyer because I have always believed in our justice system. When insurance companies don’t care about the ‘right’ or ‘just’ result, my job is to get you the justice you deserve."

Jeffrey A. Muszynski is a civil litigation attorney focused on helping people when they are injured. He enjoys getting to know his clients on a personal level and working to help his clients and their families recover from what are often difficult situations following an injury.

Before joining Bye, Goff & Rohde, Jeff worked as a defense attorney and is very familiar with how insurance companies and businesses defend personal injury cases. This experience gives him a unique perspective and enables him to predict what the insurance companies will do to prevent you from a fair result. When the opportunity arose to switch his practice to Bye, Goff & Rohde, he jumped at the chance to help individuals rather than work for insurance companies and big corporations. Jeff takes pride in knowing he can help his clients get their life back on track after an injury.

Jeff grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jeff was a high school teacher before becoming a lawyer and he uses those skills to teach a jury and the judge about his client's story. He went to law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating with honors. After law school, Jeff clerked for the Minnesota Court of Appeals before working at large defense firms in downtown Minneapolis. As a lifelong fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers, he is happy to be back in Wisconsin after joining Bye, Goff & Rohde. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and dog, Cooper. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, softball, fishing, and watching his kids' dance recitals and soccer games. Jeff is involved in the local community as the bar association representative to the Pierce County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. He currently serves as the President of the River Falls Soccer Club Board.

Cristina Wirth

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd

"We are extremely proud to have Cristina join our team. She brings the highest academic credentials and marvelous legal skills to the table, which she will use to represent injured people." -STEVE GOFF, MANAGING PARTNER

Cristina was born and raised in River Falls. She is proud to serve her hometown community as well as the greater state of Wisconsin. Cristina attended law school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she graduated magna cum laude. She served on the Law Review senior board and was inducted into the Pro Bono Society. During law school, Cristina also served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to law school, Cristina graduated summa cum laude from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

After law school, Cristina served as a judicial law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. As a law clerk, Cristina participated in the judicial decision-making process by conducting research, drafting memoranda, and assisting judges in drafting and finalizing opinions. Cristina’s experience working with judges gives her a unique perspective in litigating personal injury cases.

Cristina began working at Bye, Goff & Rohde as a clerical assistant while attending Hamline. She first became interested in a legal career while a member of the successful River Falls High School Mock Trial team, coached by attorney Tracy N. Tool, Robert A. Parsons and Brian F. Laule. She is pleased to return to the firm as an attorney and is proud to help clients fight for their rights.

In her spare time, Cristina enjoys being active, reading, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her husband Lucas and beagle rescue Norbert.

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