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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Julie Nagorski

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Julie is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, one of DeWitt’s largest practice groups with more than 70 attorneys across three offices.  Julie is an attorney with significant experience litigating disputes in numerous areas of the law, with a focus on real property and construction disputes.  In addition to her substantial litigation experience, Julie has taken many cases through jury and bench trials and arbitrations, and has argued multiple cases in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Julie represents a variety of clients, from businesses, to trusts, to families and individuals, with a far-reaching range of needs, including disputes in the following areas:

  • Land use, zoning, and regulatory
  • Purchase and sale
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Construction defects
  • Drainage disputes
  • Access, easements (prescriptive and express) and cartways
  • Eminent domain and condemnation
  • Mortgage, mechanic’s lien, and homeowner’s association lien foreclosure and defense
  • Premises liability
  • Property tax appeals


Articles Authored and Continuing Legal Education Seminars Presented

  • ​Co-Presenter, "Transferring and Terminating Family Interests in Real Property" | Hennepin County Bar Association, October 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Real Property and Family Law" | Minnesota CLE, ​September 2020 
  • Co-Presenter, "Real Property Case Law Update" | Hennepin County Bar Association, July 2020
  • Author, "Joint Ownership of Real Property in the Family" | Minnesota CLE Minnesota Family Law Institute, March 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “An Introduction to Bankruptcy Concepts Affecting Real Property – The Effects of the Automatic Stay, Treatment of Commercial Leases, the Homestead Exemption, and More” | Minnesota CLE Minnesota Real Estate Institute, November 1, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Six Key Issues at the Intersection of Real Estate and Bankruptcy” | Hennepin County Bar Association, March 2019
  • Presenter, “Managing Families and Partition Actions: Real Estate Convenience Webcast Series 2019” | Minnesota CLE, January 8, 2019
  • Presenter, “Tenant Default, Notice of Default, and Lease Termination: Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar” | Sterling Education Services, April 19, 2017
  • Presenter, “When Residential Construction Defect Claims Strike, What are Your Options” | Annual Midwest Construction Defect Dispute Conference, September 15, 2017
  • Presenter, “Insurance Claim Handling – The Bad Faith Statute Fundamentals and Recent Developments” | Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, August 18, 2016
  • Presenter, “Repairs and Tenant Actions” | Legal Services State Support, February 6, 2015
  • Presenter, “Fraudulent Transfer Concerns in Estate Planning” | Minnesota CLE, January 15, 2015
  • Presenter,  “Accidental Landlords: Actions to Avoid Liability” | Hennepin County Bar Association, October 23, 2014
  • Co-Author, “MnDOT’s Failure to Act on Permit Application Violates Sixty-Day Rule” | Builders Association Twin Cities, December 2013
  • Author, “Priority of Interests: Construction Work Did Not Relate to Demolition Work” | Minnesota Real Estate Journal, April 2011
  • Author, “As is” Clauses Do Not Equal Iron-Clad Protection” | Minnesota Real Estate Journal, April 2010

Community Service and Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Bundles of Love Charity
  • Board of Directors, The Phoenix Residence, Inc.
  • Volunteer Attorney, VLN Housing Court Clinic
  • Past Member, Rochester Area Builders Association Government Affairs Committee
  • Past Board Member, First Homes (a division of Rochester Area Foundation)
  • Past Volunteer Attorney, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
  • Past Volunteer Advocate, Women’s Shelter, Inc.
  • Past Member, Pro Bono Housing Court Trial Attorney Panel
  • Past Leader, St. Louis Park Girl Scout Troop

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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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