Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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William R. Bagley was born. It was Bagley who formed the firm Bagley & Reed, which eventually evolved into what is today known as DeWitt Ross & Stevens.


Bagley is invited by the Madison-based company, Fuller & Johnson, which sold farm machinery in Iowa, to join its legal department.

William Bagley

Bagley is admitted to practice law in Iowa.


An accomplished raconteur and fine looking gentleman of dignified bearing, Bagley was designated master of ceremonies when W.D. Hoard was inaugurated as governor of Wisconsin.



Bagley opens his own practice and is joined by Frank Reed to form the firm Bagley & Reed.


Bagley, Spohn, Ross & Stevens. Myron Stevens becomes a partner.


Spohn, Ross, Stevens & Lamb. Will Spohn's son James & Frank Ross' son Hugh join the firm.


Bagley, Spohn & Ross. Frank Reed retired and William Spohn and Frank Ross join the firm. Myron Stevens, the son of Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice E. Ray Stevens, also joins the firm as an associate.


Norman C. Herro and Robert "Bud" Buehner started the firm of Herro & Buehner, which would later become the DeWitt Porter firm, that eventually merges with Ross & Stevens.


Spohn, Ross, Stevens & Pick


Immell, Herro, Buehner & DeWitt. Jack DeWitt and Adjutant General Ralph M. Immell joined Herro & Buehner. All four partners had distinguished military careers. DeWitt was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart for action in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. Herro also served 3 years as an Air Force Captain during WWII.


Ross, Stevens, Pick & Spohn



Spohn, Ross, Stevens, Lamb & Pick. Another of Ross' sons, Frank Jr., joins the firm.


Herro, McAndrews & Porter. The Immell firm orchestrated a three way merger with Porter & Porter and McAndrews, Pellino & Huggett.

DeWitt, McAndrews & Porter. Herro left to venture into the financial services industry.


Immell, Herro, Buehner, DeWitt & Sundby

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The principals of DeWitt Porter and Ross & Stevens merge. The merger creates DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Both predecessors had solid business, real estate and litigation practices. Ross & Stevens brought expertise in employee benefits and intellectual property law, and DeWitt Porter brought environmental law and lobbying practices.


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DeWitt Porter


DeWitt, Porter, Huggett, Schumacher & Morgan


DeWitt, Sundby, Huggett, Schumacher & Morgan


DeWitt, Sundby, Huggett & Schumacher


DeWitt, McAndrews & Sundby


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DeWitt, McAndrews & Porter


Ross, Stevens, Pick & Ross


DeWitt Ross & Stevens expanded into the Metro Milwaukee market by merging with two firms, Swartzberg & Duggan and Frazer & Schapiro.


DeWitt Ross & Stevens continues to build its strength with the merger of a small, local Madison firm, Hayes, Van Camp & Schwartz.

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In October 2011, Madison radio station WTDY did a feature called “There’s no place like Capitol Square.” Click here to listen to attorney Stuart Herro’s interview with WTDY about the history of the firm, which is the oldest business on the Square.

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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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