DeWitt Welcomes Tenacious Litigator Jeffrey J. Liotta to the Firm

Mar 15, 2020 | Michelle M. Friedman

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today attorney Jeffrey J. Liotta joined the firm as a partner in its litigation, business and real estate practice groups.  Liotta will practice from the firm’s Brookfield office.

For more than 30 years Liotta has distinguished himself as a tenacious litigator and advocate representing claimants and defendants.  He has tremendous skill with legal matters involving the financial services and capital markets industries.  Liotta’s area of practice spans complex and aggravated commercial litigation, FINRA regulatory and customer securities litigation, real estate litigation, trade regulation, employment law and professional liability defense. 

Liotta has routinely prosecuted and defended breach of contract, fraud, conversion, civil theft and intentional business tort cases.  As lead counsel, he has handled some of the largest aggravated civil fraud and business tort cases in federal and Wisconsin state courts.  His practice includes navigating matters which have parallel regulatory or “white collar” criminal investigations and proceedings.   

He represents both claimants and respondents in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) matters.  In the area of real estate litigation, Liotta has handled numerous matters involving the breach of real estate purchase agreements, leases, development agreements, restrictive covenants, tenant in common agreements, real estate limited partnerships and construction disputes.

Liotta earned a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A., Carroll University, summa cum laude.  He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and American Bar Association.  He has been recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Real Estate and Commercial Litigation and was named by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and 2019 for Litigation - Real Estate matters.   He was also inducted into Litigation Counsel of America as a Senior Fellow in its Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.