Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Employment law is challenging in great part because employment relationships are complicated.  From hiring through separation and everything in between, both employers and employees should be aware of their respective rights and responsibilities.

Brad has more than 40 years of experience assisting employers in employment law compliance, reducing risks associated with foreseeable employment disputes, and defending them against employment claims. He also advises professionals and executive-level employees in connection with employment agreements and separations.  And he represents employees and employers – both current and those contemplating a hire – in connection with restrictive covenant agreements – contracts which limit employee competition.

Brad also is an experienced mediator and has served as an investigator in employment complaints.

In all matters, he strives to develop creative, cost-effective solutions and practical strategies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and vindication of rights. 


Brad serves Wisconsin employers with multi-state activities, mid- sized and small businesses, and non-profits.  They represent a cross-section of the economy, including the manufacturing, financial services, hospitality, wholesale, retail, legal, and healthcare industry segments.  He represents professional and executive employees in select contexts.

Articles & Presentations

  • Co-Author - "Are Physician Restrictive Covenants in Emergency Medicine Enforceable in WI?"  Wisconsin Chapter - American College of Emergency Physicians May 2022 Newsletter
  •  Co-Author – “Wisconsin Employment Law,” the State Bar of Wisconsin’s three volume publication
  • “Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin,” published by the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Author – “New Directions in Wisconsin Restrictive Covenant Law After “Star Direct,” article in Wisconsin Lawyer magazine
  • Co-Author – “ADA and WFEA: Differing Disability Protection,” article in Wisconsin Lawyer magazine
  • Co-Author – “Wisconsin Courts Struggle with Geography in Non‑Solicitation Agreements,” article in Wisconsin Lawyer magazine

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DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Madison, Greater Milwaukee, Green Bay and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.


We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of mid-sized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and an active member of SCG Legal, an association of more than 140 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 state capitals and major commercial centers around the world.


Best Lawyers 2013 – 2021
Super Lawyers 2021
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association


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