General Information

Year founded: 1879
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Stafford Rosenbaum, with offices located in Madison and Milwaukee, is a full-service law firm with an experienced team of 50 attorneys.

Business leaders turn to us because we know business. We harness the collective experience of our business attorneys and litigators to solve legal needs arising in the areas of antitrust and trade, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, business law, dealership and franchise, employment and labor law, environmental law, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and alternative dispute resolution.

Government leaders turn to us because of our extensive experience in local and state government. We serve as general counsel for more than 13 Wisconsin local governments and act as special counsel for a variety of municipal and county governments, advising in areas such as public utility, government and administration, employment and labor law, and environmental law.

Leaders in the legal profession refer their clients to us when a conflict prevents them from handling a matter, or for experience they may not have. They know we provide solutions to their clients’ legal needs in all of the areas listed above, as well as estate planning and probate, family law, and insurance law.

Community leaders turn to us for our legal knowledge and our commitment to local communities.

As we celebrate over 140 years of service, effective client communication continues to be at the heart of our practice.


Stafford Rosenbaum LLP is metro ranked in 27 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Energy Law

Select Clients

  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company
  • City of Green Bay
  • City of Verona
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • First Business Bank
  • General Beverage Sales Company
  • Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation, Inc.
  • L.F. George, Inc.
  • Madison Gas and Electric Company
  • New Glarus Brewing Company
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board
  • WCA Group Health Trust
  • Wisconsin Energy Corporation (We Energies)


Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 1 for Litigation - Municipal
Tier 1 for Municipal Law
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Water Law
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 2 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Communications Law
Tier 3 for Corporate Compliance Law
Tier 3 for Corporate Law
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 3 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Franchise Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Gold Award, United Way
  • 2012 Extra Mile Award from The Rainbow Project
  • Best Companies to Work For

Main Location

Madison, WI
222 West Washington Avenue, Suite 900
P.O. Box 1784
Madison, WI 53703-2744
United States
608-256-0226 Call our Madison, WI location at 608-256-0226 Get Directions Get directions to our Madison, WI location

Office Locations

Milwaukee, WI
1200 North Mayfair Road, Suite 430
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3282
United States
414-982-2850 Call our Milwaukee, WI location at 414-982-2850 Get Directions Get directions to our Milwaukee, WI location


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Trusts & Estates
Margaret Lund
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