2023 Winter 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 Winter 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 Winter Conference Registration form as instructed.
View the 2023 WDC Winter Conference Registration Brochure here.

View the 2023 
WDC Winter Conference Program Booklet here.
Click here to register!

Event Details

Friday, December 1, 2023

Marriott Milwaukee West
W231N1600 Corporate Ct.
Waukesha, WI 53186




Event Description: The Wisconsin Defense Counsel will be hosting their Winter Conference on December 1st, 2023 at the Milwaukee Marriott West.  Program plans include 6.0 CLE credits, including 3.0 EPR credits.  

We hope that you will consider joining us in-person on December 1st, 2023.

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

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


Program Chair: Megan McKenzie, American Family Insurance Co.


CLE Credits: 6.0 CLE Credits, including 3.0 EPR and 1.0 LPM Credits have been approved.


Hotel Reservations Information: Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Milwaukee Marriott West at 877-651-7666. 


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


Join us Thursday, November 30 for the 2023 Winter Litigation Skills Session! Register for this session following your 2023 Winter Conference Registration. 3.0 additional CLE have been applied for.


Program Agenda

Thursday, November 30, 2023 - Litigation Skills Session for Young Lawyers!

1:00-2:00PM:  Practical learning by Monte Weiss, Weiss Law Offices, S.C.

2:00-3:30PM:  Take turns performing mock cross-examination with intermittent coaching by attorney volunteers as appropriate.

3:30-4:00PM:  Feedback and questions with attorney volunteers.

4:00-5:00PM: Happy hour with participants and attorney volunteers.


Friday, December 1, 2023


8:15 - 8:55 AM
Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.


9:00 - 9:50 AM
eDiscovery Related to Construction Litigation
Mike Gibbons, Transperfect Legal Solutions


9:50 - 10:00 AM
Break - Sponsored by Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP and Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.


10:00 - 10:50 AM
Under Review: The Rooker-Feldman Doctrine
Morgan Stippel and Kelsey Pelegrin, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.


10:50 - 11:40 AM
DE&I Panel: Issues Affecting Your Practice
William Brookley, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP, Patricia Epstein Putney, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C., Storm Larson, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Laura Lyons, SECURA Insurance and Charles Polk III, Amundsen Davis, LLC.


11:40 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 1:50 PM
Tripartite Nightmares and Other Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Difficult Clients
Moderator: Megan McKenzie, American Family Insurance Co.
Panelists: Chester Isaacson, American Family Insurance Co., and Amy Scholl, Coyne, Shultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.


1:50 - 2:40 PM
Charting the Course: Navigating AI Ethics in Wisconsin
Christopher Shattuck, Madison Area Technical College


2:40 - 2:50 PM
Break - Sponsored by Weiss Law Office, S.C.


2:50 - 3:40 PM
Exploring Ethical Issues Confronting Insurance Coverage and Defense Counsel
Mollie Kugler and John Pinzl, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.