Academy Member Inducted 2015

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Michael P. Crooks Esq., Mediator, Madison, Wisconsin.

Michael P. Crooks Esq.

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
10 E. Doty Street, Ste. 900
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 441-0300
Fax: (608) 441-0301
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Recognized to Wisconsin Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)1800
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)10
Current Practice


Mike Crooks is a shareholder with the Milwaukee firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., and runs the Madison office. His practice includes insurance defense, medical malpractice, products liability, breach of contract, and third-party recovery.  He has held many titles, including Dane County’s Top Lawyers (2002-03, 2005 and 2007-2018), Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Super Lawyer (2006-2022), Best Lawyers in America (2007-2023), President of WDC (2005-2006) as well as long time member of Wisconsin Defense Counsel and former Board member. He was formerly Treasurer of the James E. Doyle Inn of Courts. He is a special investigator for the Office of Lawyer Regulation, was appointed Court Commissioner by Judge Markson and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA). He is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin State and Federal Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Get to Know Michael P. Crooks:

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Wisconsin J.D., cum laude, 1990 
  • University of Notre Dame B.A., cum laude, 1987

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Young Lawyers Liaison between the Defense Research Institute Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin 
  • President, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, 2005-2006 
  • Former Treasurer of the James E. Doyle Inn of Courts
  • Member of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified member of National Board of Trial Advocates

Rates Information

Hourly rate is $380-$400 per hour split between participating parties.

In-person mediations other than our Madison location will include travel time and mileage costs.

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