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Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC

United States 2024


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We view ourselves as the current stewards of a law firm that has provided the highest level of service to its clients for over 100 years. The firm has endured and prospered because of the quality of its work. We continue to serve a significant number of established clients, and we regularly acquire new clients who become established clients because of the way we do our work.

Since 1892, Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC, and its predecessors have provided the sophisticated legal counsel required by our business and individual clients. Our services include complicated commercial litigation, transactional matters, estate planning, and other legal counseling for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from individuals and their families, businesses, and professions, to national corporations requiring local counsel.

Stroud, Willink & Howard continues to work with a strong base of long-standing clients engaged in varied industries and professions such as technology, manufacturing, construction, real estate, retail, agriculture, finance, insurance, the professions and other service industries, philanthropic and charitable organizations, and affiliates of the University of Wisconsin.

The focus of everything we do here is directed toward service to our clients. Our collective experiences have enabled us to hone the level of our services to fit the needs of our clients. Our technology and other operating systems are evolving constantly so that we may provide efficient and effective services.

We strive to develop an intimate knowledge of each client's needs and objectives because we seek long-term relationships with our clients. In all of those relationships, we hope to be an integral part of our clients' successes.


Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC is metro ranked in 13 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Elder Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction


Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Elder Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate

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.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Main Location

Madison, WI
33 East Main Street, Suite 610
P.O. Box 2236
Madison, WI 53701-2236
United States
608-257-2281 Call our Madison, WI location at 608-257-2281 Get Directions Get directions to our Madison, WI location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Joseph P. Bartol
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