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Our Practices

Professional Responsibility for Attorneys

Attorneys face a number of different challenges and difficulties in the practice of law, among those is compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Attorneys at Ruder Ware are sensitive to the challenges of professional conduct and the impact of those challenges on your daily practice. We offer consultation to help you address these issues in a timely and competent fashion.

For the past 20 years, Ruder Ware has represented attorneys and law firms seeking counsel on professional responsibility, ethics advice, and expert witness testimony. The following services are provided with the utmost efficiency and recognition of the difficult upheaval that occurs when these types of controversies and allegations arise:


- Legal Ethics Consultation and Opinion
- Malpractice Allegations
- Professional Discipline Representation
- Law Firm Risk Management
- Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
- Mergers
- Partner Withdrawals
- Fee Disputes
- Disqualification Motions
- Conflicts of Interest
- Lawyer Departures

We are able to provide you with clear, concise advice on how to respond to inquiries from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and effectively represent you in disciplinary proceedings. We are also able to serve you as expert witness addressing lawyer conduct under the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Law Governing Lawyers. Our attorneys have argued cases before the Supreme Court, as well as administrative proceedings before the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

Attorney Dean Dietrich leads this area of practice. Attorney Dietrich is a regular columnist on ethics and professional responsibility for the State Bar of Wisconsin's monthly publication, "Wisconsin Lawyer," in addition to chairing the State Bar's Committee on Professional Ethics.

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation and trust services through its offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.