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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For nearly 40 years, Jim has represented clients on patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, licensing, software, and other intellectual property and business matters. He routinely assists clients in securing protections for their ideas and brands in the U.S. and internationally. And when intellectual-property disputes arise, clients call on Jim to deploy his substantial expertise in litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. 

The bench in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota recognized Jim’s expertise when they asked him to serve in the 2005 Patent Advisory Committee, which recommended the local rules the Court now uses in patent litigation.

Jim is a prolific writer.  He has authored more than a hundred articles covering interesting and important intellectual property topics. 

Outside of the office, Jim is an engaged community member who has focused on issues of ensuring quality and equitable public educational opportunities for all students. He was elected four times by the residents of northern Dakota County to its School Board, and he served for many years as the School Board Chair.

Jim will tell you that his greatest accomplishment is helping his wife raise their six children, five daughters and a son, all of whom are also accomplished professionals.  Jim’s hobby is photography, and his favorite pastime is spending time with his large family.

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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.


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