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Lawton & Cates S.C.

Call us at (608) 282-6200 because for over 50 years, Lawton & Cates, S.C. has represented workers, the injured, consumers and small businesses. Our attorneys have achieved national and local recognition. The firm has the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell. The firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for personal injury, labor and employment law, civil and criminal trial practice and construction law. -- Excellence in Litigation - Madison Wisconsin Lawyers - Attorneys at Law

Lawton & Cates' attorneys have been repeatedly recognized as Best Lawyers in America since 1987. Lawyers received the designation of Best Lawyers in the areas of litigation - construction, personal injury litigation and employment law.  U.S. News recognizes Lawton & Cates for being a Best Law Firm.  The firm's lawyers are also recognized as Wisconsin's Best Lawyers by an ALM website.

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If you've been hurt in an accident or at work, your life is anything but peaceful. You need a Madison Injury Lawyer. Let us deal with the insurance company and medical providers so you can concentrate on getting the medical care you need. We know you're in pain. We understand that injuries take time to heal. We will do everything we can to relieve the worry you are feeling while you are healing so you can concentrate on your health. We are here to help you attain a financial recovery that is fair and just. Insurance companies have a different agenda. Let us get you the settlement you deserve, with one of our Injury Lawyers in Madison. - Read More about Madison Accidents and Personal Injury Lawyer


Mistakes can cost you. They can threaten your relationships, your job and even your freedom. Experienced criminal defense lawyers in Madison, Wisconsin at Lawton & Cates have a long history of providing strong, aggressive representation for individuals facing criminal charges. Choose Lawton & Cates, S.C. for your legal needs. - Read More about Madison Criminal Defense


Injured at work? You have questions...? We have answers! An injury at work turns your life upside down. There is no paycheck and the bills keep coming. Our workers compensation lawyers help you get your wages paid and we work to get you other benefits the law allows. - Read More about Madison Workers Compensation


Family law matters. Don't let your children get caught in the middle. Property division, custody and visitation disputes can cause anger and stress during a divorce. - Read More about Madison Family Law


If you have been arrested for drunk driving (Operating While Intoxicated) you are facing serious charges in Wisconsin. You need an experienced attorney in Madison, Wisconsin to let you know your options and advise you on establishing your defense. We will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover any evidence that would support your innocence and build the best case possible to help you avoid conviction. - Read More about Madison Drunk Driving
Need help getting through the bureaucratic red tape? Let us assist you in getting the benefits to which you are entitled. - Read More about Madison Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income


You have the right to be judged by your work...not by what you look like or who you are. Contact us if you have been wrongfully terminated. Lawton & Cates has a long history of representing people for discrimination, sexual harassment and other civil rights claims. - Read More about Madison Civil Rights and Discrimination
The contracts were signed. Everyone was excited about the project. The future seemed bright. Then one side fails to perform and your once promising business deal falls apart. You need an attorney that understands the practical side of business and the legal options available. You need an attorney who will look for creative solutions to the problem at hand and consider the legal expenses involved in reaching that solution. - Read More about Madison Business Litigation
Lawton & Cates' extensive experience with workers and unions, including hundreds of administrative hearings and trials, has given us a solid understanding of the problems faced by workers. We represent people who have been harassed or discriminated against. At Lawton & Cates, S.C. we understand how important your job is and we will protect your workplace rights - Read More about Madison Labor & Employment
Have you ever been promised millions of dollars by the Nigerian Secretary of something or other? What about a bait and switch scheme? Or, have you bought a new car that has problems the minute you drive it off the lot? These are a sampling of consumer law issues you may face. The lawyers at Lawton & Cates have sued credit card companies for tacking on extra charges, automobile dealers for "lemon law" violations, and other entities for other consumer law related matters. - Read More about Madison Consumer Law
The attorneys at Lawton & Cates have experience representing builders and consumers in a variety of construction settings. We have represented construction firms, homeowners, general contractors, subcontractors, grain bin builders and condominium associations. - Read More about Madison Construction Law
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Lawton & Cates S.C.
146 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 120
P. O. Box 399
Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
phone:  (920) 674-4567
fax: (920) 674-4726