David B. Bartel - Quarles & Brady LLP

David B. Bartel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 414-277-5369

David Bartel has devoted the past 20 years of his practice to the defense of medical device, prescription/OTC drug, mass tort, chemical exposure, related product liability matters, and claims management. He has practiced in state and federal courts in the majority of states in the United States and tried mass tort, toxic tort, multi-plaintiff, related product liability, and other personal injury cases to defense verdict or directed verdict. As a former toxicologist (including Toxicology section head) for the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory and Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, and holding an M.S. in Pathology, Mr. Bartel brings a unique perspective and experience to his practice of law that few attorneys in the country have.

Representations in drug and medical device cases include vaccines, prescription and OTC products, amalgam restorations, surgical gels, latex gloves, joint replacement components, contraceptives and narcotic products.

Representations in chemical exposure cases include products containing isocyanates, benezene, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, silica, and lead. 

Marquette University Law SchoolJ.D. University of WisconsinBS University of WisconsinMS
Guest House of Milwaukee American Bar AssociationsMilwaukee Bar AssociationAmerican Academy of Forensic ScientistsTrial Attorneys of AmericaDefense Research InstituteProduct Liability Advisory Council

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2004 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1981 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1981

Office Location

411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Milwaukee Metro Area
David B. Bartel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Product Liability, Toxic Tort)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants