Robert I. DuMez

Bob is a civil litigator, representing both the plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and commercial litigation. He has handled scores of appeals, and continues to oversee the firm’s appellate practice.

A 1980 graduate (cum laude) of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Bob received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 1974. He has earned an “Av” rating (the highest level awarded) from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the nation’s oldest lawyer-rating service.

In 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Bob to serve on the District 1 Committee of Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation.  Bob has served on the Kenosha County Condemnation Commission.

Bob enjoys teaching, as well as private practice, and has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, teaching a course in Constitutional Law.

Bob was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1980, and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Bob has served on the Board of Trustees for the Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, has volunteered as a “Reading Buddy” at Kenosha’s Jeffrey Elementary School, and is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar's "Lawyer's Assistance Program".

Bob’s commitment to the team philosophy at Alia, DuMez, Dunn & McTernan, S.C., coupled with his unwavering dedication to his clients has enabled him to obtain millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for the firm’s clients.

Personal Injurty Litigation

Insurance Defense

Appellate Practice

University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D.,
cum laude, 1980

Vassar College, B.A., 1974

Phillips Academy, Andover, 1970

Kenosha County Bar Association

State Bar of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Association for Justice

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U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1995

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995

  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Conflict of Laws
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lawyer Assistance Program,
    Certificate of Appreciation