2023 Spring Conference 

Registration Information:

Member Registration Instructions:

  • Login using your WDC Username/Password
    • If you have not yet received your login info: Select "Retrieve Username" and enter your email. Please be sure to use the same email associated with your current WDC membership. Following the retrieval of your username, on the login page, enter your username in the username box, then select "Reset Password." 
  • Once logged in, complete the Spring Conference Registration form as instructed.
Non-Member Registration Instructions:
  • Select "Retrieve Username" and enter your email. If you do not receive an email, it is because your email is not on file, and you will need to create an account.
    • To create a new account, go back to the form and follow the prompts for "New Users"
  • Following the retrieval of your username, on the login page, enter your username in the username box, then select "Reset Password" and con
  • Once logged in, complete the Spring Conference Registration form as instructed.
View the 2023 WDC Spring Conference Registration Brochure here.
View the 2023 WDC Spring Conference Program Book here.

Click here to register now!

Learn more about the new, 2023 Litigation Skills Session for Young Lawyers! 

Event Details

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - Friday, April 14, 2023

The American Club
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044

Event Description

The Wisconsin Defense Counsel will be hosting their Spring Conference on April 13-14th, 2023 at the American Club.

Please let the office know if you have any questions at this time:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 414-276-1881

Program Chair: Grace Kulkoski, Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company

CLE Credits: 6.0 CLE Credits have been approved.

Hotel Reservations Information: Call the American Club at 844-409-5614.

Click here to view the attendee list.  Attendee list is updated weekly.

Program Agenda 

Thursday, April 13, 2023

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Managing Risk in Concrete Construction
Dr. David Corr, CTLGroup


2:00 - 2:50 PM
Decision Making for Litigators and Claim Professionals
Judge Frederick Strampe, Waukesha County Circuit Court


3:00 - 3:50 PM
What Keeps Civil Defense Lawyers Up at Night: An Interactive Discussion About the Issues Impacting the Defense Bar
Toyja Kelley, Locke Lord, LLP; President, DRI’s Center for Law and Public Policy

Friday, April 14, 2023

9:00 - 9:50 AM
Spy Balloons Over Montana: The Ins and Outs of Personal Injury Surveillance
Nicole Marklein, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP.Doug Proulx, Proulx Professional Research, Inc.; and Kristen Scheuerman, Weiss Law Offices, S.C. 


10:00 - 10:50 AM
OLR: Inside the Black Box
Francis X. Sullivan, Deputy Director (Litigation), Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Circuit Courts


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Off the Record: Practice Perspectives from The Bench - Sponsored by the Women in the Law Committee!
Moderator: Heather Nelson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Panelists: Judge Tammy Jo Hock, Brown County Circuit Court; and Judge Mary Triggiano, Milwaukee County Circuit Court


1:00 - 4:00 PM
2023 Litigation Skills Session - Co-Hosted by the Young Lawyers Committee and the Ad-Hoc Litigation Skills Committee
Hosted By: Nicole Radler, Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.; Monte Weiss, Weiss Law Offices, S.C.; Charles Polk, Amundsen Davis, LLC.; & Andrew Hebl, Boardman & Clark, LLP 
New this year! - A free litigation skills session for young lawyers following the Spring Conference! Please note that this session is separate from the 2023 Spring Conference. To register, visit here, or by checking the box in the Pricing Information section of the registration brochure. 
This session will focus on taking and defending a discovery deposition of a construction expert in a personal injury case. Materials, including expert reports, will be provided in advance of the session setting forth the fact pattern and respective opinions of the parties’ experts. The session will commence with a learning portion, after which participants will break out into groups to take and defend mock depositions of the witnesses whose reports were provided. This session was approved for 3.5 WI CLE Credits.