Experienced And Effective ADR Professional

I am a retired Dane County Circuit Court judge who has been practicing law since 1973.

Prior to receiving my Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, I clerked for United States District Judge James E. Doyle and went on to establish the law firm of Frankel, Langhammer & Pines. In 1979, I was elected to the Dane County Circuit Court, becoming one of the youngest judges in Wisconsin history. I currently serve as a Wisconsin reserve judge.

During my 20 years on the bench, I pioneered in the use of mediation in my court. I earned a reputation as a judge who not only adjudicated cases, but also afforded litigants an opportunity to resolve their disputes in an informal yet binding manner using the resources of judge to assist the parties in reaching resolution.

A Law Instructor And Published Author

I was a long-term faculty member of the Wisconsin Judicial College, where I taught judges across the state on a variety of subjects including how, when and why to use mediation in court proceedings. I also helped author the Wisconsin Benchbook, a desktop reference guide for judges.

As my reputation as a judicial educator grew, I was asked to join the faculty of The National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, where I taught advanced evidence to judges from around the country for a number of years.

Experienced In Private Practices, Large And Small

In 1999, I left the bench to become vice president, general counsel and secretary to Madison Gas & Electric Co. In 2001, I became a partner with the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., where I built a successful litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice. With the benefit of both large- and small-firm practice, corporate law practice and two decades of judicial experience, I established Frankel ADR, LLC, in 2007.

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Assisting Lawyers, Plaintiffs And Defendants

I work with attorneys throughout Central Wisconsin, including Madison, the Milwaukee area, the Fox Valley and Green Bay. Whether you are a lawyer or a plaintiff or defendant in a legal matter, I invite you to contact me to learn more about my services and schedule an appointment.