About My Practice

I am Mark Frankel, owner and lead attorney for Frankel ADR, LLC. I established my solo practice in 2007, after three decades as a judge and attorney.

After I received my law degree from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1973, I established the firm of Frankel, Langhammer & Pines. I was elected as a judge to the Dane County Circuit Court in 1979 — becoming one of the youngest judges in state history. I served as a judge for 20 years, and during that time I gained a reputation for integrating mediation into my courtroom. I adjudicated cases, but I also provided litigants opportunities to resolve their cases in an informal, yet binding manner. I continue to serve as a Wisconsin reserve judge.

When I left the bench as a judge, I worked as general counsel for a utility provider, then became a partner with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. At that firm, I focused on litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to my work as a judge and attorney, I am a co-author of the Wisconsin Benchbook for judges. For many years, I was on the faculty of the Wisconsin Judicial College, and I have also served on the faculty of The National Judicial College in Reno, NV, where I taught advanced evidence classes.

I stay up to date on developments in the alternative dispute resolution field. I am an American Arbitration Association panel member, and I am a securities industry arbitrator/mediator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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Effective Conflict Resolution Services In Multiple Contexts

My firm works with plaintiffs and defendants in litigation cases, as well as the lawyers who represent them. I also provide litigation consulting and serve as an expert witness.

I utilize my background as a litigator, a general counsel and a judge to provide mediation, arbitration and special master services in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

  • Business disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce
  • Energy
  • Employment
  • Fair dealership
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Malpractice
  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Technology

Call 608-620-7252 To Discuss Your Mediation Needs

My firm can provide you with a uniquely qualified alternative dispute resolution attorney with a strong track record. To make an appointment, call 608-620-7252 or email me. I work with clients and lawyers throughout Central Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Janesville and Green Bay.