Eimer Stahl is pleased to announce that J.D. Tripoli has joined the firm’s Madison and San Jose offices as Of Counsel. Previously the acting and Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Wisconsin, and law clerk to the Honorable Michael B. Brennan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, J.D. will focus his practice on appellate and complex litigation, as well as products liability, toxic torts, and insurance industry business practices.

J.D. brings over ten years’ experience as a litigator, regulatory counsel, and high-level legal advisor. Through key leadership positions in government, J.D. has managed complex litigation with high media exposure, secured administrative agencies’ statutory limits of enforcement, and spearheaded the appointments of over three dozen Wisconsin judges. Prior to J.D.’s government work, he defended large privately held and publicly traded companies in highly regulated industries and in a wide range of disputes, including insurance litigation, environmental compliance actions, federal and state civil rights agency investigations, employee misclassification lawsuits, and non-compete claims.

“Few law firms can match Eimer Stahl’s tradition of elite work, prudent leadership, distinguished lawyers, and top-tier clients,” J.D. says. “More than ever, market conditions demand deft and battle-tested litigation counsel. Eimer Stahl ranks among the nation’s best in filling those needs. I’m honored and excited to be a part of the team.”

“We are thrilled that J.D. has joined us in our Madison office, as he adds depth to our growing appellate and regulatory practice” says Eimer Stahl Managing Partner Nathan P. Eimer. “Clients will benefit from his vast experience in government as Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Wisconsin, as well as his clerkship at the Seventh Circuit.” 

J.D. is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California and Eastern District of Wisconsin. He received his Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law, where he served as Student Bar Association President, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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