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James Goldschmidt Receives Distinguished Service Award From Milwaukee Bar Association

Milwaukee — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that James Goldschmidt, a partner in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Milwaukee Bar Association.

The Milwaukee Bar Association's annual Distinguished Service Award is given to a member who has provided extraordinary support to the bar over several years and has helped to better the legal profession. Goldschmidt will be honored at the 2020 MBA annual meeting on Wednesday, September 30.

Goldschmidt was selected for his role in filing a petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and successfully restoring a 2014 "ghostwriting" rule that states that attorneys may draft or assist in drafting a pleading, motion, or document filed by a self-represented litigant without signing it. The petition argued that a 2018 modification that required attorneys to identify their names and bar numbers on pleadings, motions and documents for self-represented litigants had a negative effect on attorney pro bono work.

Goldschmidt focuses on appellate and regulatory matters, with active involvement in the related areas of energy law, environmental litigation, and utility property disputes. He helps clients win complex cases by crafting clear, persuasive legal briefs and arguments in both civil and regulatory appeals. Goldschmidt holds a bachelor of arts and a juris doctor from Harvard University.