John Rothstein focuses his practice on corporate disputes, product liability, probate and real estate matters. He has represented businesses and individuals on a national and regional basis, serving as both trial and appellate counsel. Trial experience includes federal and state jury trials, class actions, administrative cases, equity actions, arbitrations and mediations. His representations include prosecution and defense of business fraud disputes, internal investigations, family business cases, construction disputes, personal injuries, wrongful death cases and mergers and acquisitions. He has also prosecuted state and federal injunction hearings involving covenants not to compete, trade secrets, water rights, easement rights and intellectual property disputes.
He has 20 years of insurance experience litigating coverages in: liability, director and officer coverage, errors and omissions, title, property, casualty, life, institutional crime bonds, insurance liquidations, and investor surety bonds. His product liability practice has involved significant issues of scientific engineering and related disciplines including epidemiology, immunology, medical issues, and engineering and manufacturing issues. His product liability representations have included DPT immunizations, Fen-Phen, medical nitroglycerin, Bendectin, breast implants, anesthesia machines, medical protective gloves, surgical heating equipment, medical ice chemical packs and a host of industrial products.
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1980
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2003
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1979
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1979
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2002
- Wisconsin Supreme Court and Trial Courts, 1979