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    Pinkert Law Firm announces the addition of James R.E. Smith as Associate Attorney

    Thursday, June 29, 2017


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    Pinkert Law Firm LLP announces the addition of James R. E. Smith as an Associate attorney in the litigation and general practice groups. James is the son of senior partner Jim Smith. James grew up in Door County, is a graduate of Sevastopol High and the University of Wisconsin and received his law degree from Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. James is licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

    "Pinkert Law Firm is very pleased to have James as part of our team" said partner, Jon Pinkert. "Our team approach to practicing law gives us a unique ability to serve our clients by utilizing the knowledge and experience of more than one attorney. James addition to the firm and his local connection will enhance the services we offer to our clients, and help us stay connected with the community. His personable and sincere style and ability matches the culture of our firm."

    Pinkert Law Firm LLP has offices in both Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay, and serves clients in Door and Kewaunee counties, and throughout northeastern Wisconsin. The firm's attorneys focus their practice in the areas of business transactions, real estate, land use, municipal law, commercial and employment litigation, condominium law, taxation, trusts and estate planning, insurance, worker's comp and personal injury. For more information visit or call (920)743-6505.


    Pinkert Law Firm and Attorney Richard Hauser honored as “Best of Door County”

    Friday, April 28, 2017


    The Best of Door County 2017 award winners were announced on April 24, 2017 by DCDN, and we are pleased to announce that Pinkert Law Firm LLP was selected Best Law Firm, and Attorney Richard Hauser was selected Best Attorney. Congratulations to Attorney Hauser and all of the "Best of Door County" winners in the community.

    Shoreland Zoning Update

    Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    On March 6, 2017, Attorneys Jim Smith, Randy Nesbitt, Jon Pinkert, and Amy Sullivan attended the Door County Planning Department's Informational Meeting Regarding New Shoreland Zoning Regulations. Shoreland zoning affects all waterfront properties in Door County. There were significant changes to the state statutes in July 2015 and to the Door County Ordinances in late 2016 regarding shoreland zoning. Zoning changes include averaging setbacks for buildable shoreland lots, impervious surface calculations, non-conforming structures, and much more. The changes in rules even make some previously unbuildable lots now buildable. Pinkert Law Firm LLP advises clients on all types of projects which relate to zoning, including commercial and residential development, the purchase and sale of real estate, variances, and conditional use permits. Staying on top of the most recent legislation is an important part of our practice. If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss the shoreland zoning changes or any other zoning issues, please call our office today.

    Attorney Amy M. Sullivan Named as Partner

    Thursday, January 05, 2017


    Pinkert Law Firm LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Amy M. Sullivan has been named a Partner of the firm as of January 1, 2017. Amy is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a past president of the Door County Bar Association. A native of Southern Door, Amy graduated from Ripon College and from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She joined the firm in 2012 and focuses her practice on real estate, estate planning, business law, and general practice. Amy is involved in several community organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and Money Management Counselors. She currently resides in Southern Door with her husband, Michael.

    Southern Door Business Law Class Visits Pinkert Law Firm

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Business Law Class

    The Southern Door Business Law class with teacher, Maree Baumann, toured Pinkert Law Firm LLP this past Friday, December 9, 2016. The students were interested in learning about how our law firm operates and discussed in detail the different types of law practiced by many of our attorneys.

    This tour was organized under the direction of Markie Bscherer, Business & Education Manager for the Door County Business & Education Partnership.

    Students (from left to right): Kelsey Todd, Zach Alberts, Cameron Rass, Olivia Mancheski-Thompson, Haley Dawson, Ashley Delfosse, Lydia Strandell, (teacher) Maree Baumann, McKayla Massart, Fiorellina Leocard (exchange student from France), Chris Hirthe, Isaac Delfosse, and Joe VanderMissen.

    Door County YMCA Wisdom Wednesday featuring Attorney Richard Hauser

    Wednesday, November 09, 2016


    Is your estate in order?  It's never too early to begin thinking about your legacy or to shape your estate plan. Contrary to what many people think, you don't need to be a millionaire to have an estate plan. An estate plan is an important part of any ongoing financial planning process. If you would like more information, plan to attend an Estate Planning presentation hosted by Attorney Richard Hauser of Pinkert Law Firm. Topics that will be discussed include: Intestacy Law, wills, the use of trusts in estate planning, and planning for incapacity including health care and financial powers of attorney, and living wills.

    Presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:50 am in the lounge.

    Attorney Weber appointed Door County judge

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016



    Congratulations to our Partner, David L. Weber, on his judicial appointment as Door County Circuit Court judge.

    August 16th will be David L. Weber's first day on the job as Door County Circuit Court judge. Weber was recently named to the position by Governor Scott Walker, following the retirement of Judge Peter Diltz.

    "I am thrilled to appoint David Weber as judge in Door County," said Governor Walker. "David's long-term commitment to the Door County community and his passion for the rule of law make him a great asset to the judiciary."

    Attorney Weber joined the firm in 1992 and has served as a partner at the Pinkert Law Firm since 1996. He has handled complex litigation cases involving insurance, contract, real estate, commercial, employment, family, corporation, probate, and personal injury law. Weber has been named a "Wisconsin Super Lawyer" since 2013 and received a Martindale Hubbell AV rating since 2009. Attorney Weber will be sworn in by his new colleague, Judge D. Todd Ehlers.

    An investiture ceremony with representatives from the Wisconsin Supreme Court and other circuit court judges from around the state is also scheduled to take place on August 26th at 4 p.m.

    Attorney Amy Sullivan Accepts Award on Behalf of Door County Bar Association

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    DC Bar Assn

    Photo courtesy State Bar of Wisconsin

    Pictured from left to right:  Amy Sullivan, Steve Johnson, Annette Ziegler, and David Clowers.

    Door County Bar Association members were awarded the Hotline Attorney of the Year award at this year's State Bar of Wisconsin Award Recognition Ceremony held on June 16, 2016. The Lawyer Hotline is a public service program run by the State Bar of Wisconsin where volunteer attorneys provide answers to basic legal questions to Wisconsin residents. This award is presented to an attorney or group of attorneys whose commitment to the service is represented by long term and highly dedicated participation in the Lawyer Hotline. The Door County Bar Association has participated in the program annually for over 25 years. Outgoing President Amy Sullivan and President-Elect David Clowers accepted the award on behalf of the Door County Bar Association from Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler. Door County Bar Association members Steve Johnson and David Clowers were also recently recognized for their membership in the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society. These local lawyers earned membership in the Pro Bono Honor Society by providing at least 50 hours of qualifying free or low cost legal assistance to help low income residents in 2015.


    Be Aware of Local Real Estate Scams

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Local realtor Cindy Koutnik reported that one of her real estate listings was the subject of a recent Craigslist scam. Three days after posting a residential listing for sale, the home appeared on a Craigslist ad for rent. The scammer was arranging to collect security deposits from the potential tenants. Always keep your guard up when responding to ads, especially when someone is asking for money. If you have a question about a residential lease or other landlord/tenant matters, call our office to make an appointment with one of our attorneys.

    Habitat for Humanity (2)

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Habitat Closing

    Pinkert Law Firm LLP is proud to have participated again in the closing of Door County Habitat for Humanity's most recent home. Pictured at the closing, from left to right, are: Attorney Amy M. Sullivan - Pinkert Law Firm; Chris Loose - Lakeshore CAP; Ashley M. - new homeowner; Greg Dietz - President, Door County Habitat for Humanity; Denise Plassmeyer - Title Services of Door County; and David Van Dyck - Executive Director, Door County Habitat for Humanity.