Eric J. Van Vugt, Partner

Biography

Eric Van Vugt is the firm's General Counsel and former chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice has focused on professional liability, insurance coverage, and class action litigation, and he has been lead trial attorney in more than 100 cases tried to verdict in state and federal courts across the country. He also has extensive arbitration and appellate experience. Eric is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1976)
    • Marquette University Law Review (Lead Article Editor)
  • Calvin College (B.A., 1973)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Recognition

  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2011–present: Litigation)
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Milwaukee Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2001–present: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (2005–present: Business Litigation)
  • Named a 2015 Wisconsin Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated