Attorney Michael F. Hupy has built the largest volume personal injury practice in the state of Wisconsin by the service his firm gives its clients and the millions of dollars it collects for them every month. He is senior partner at Hupy and Abraham, S.C., overseeing 11 offices in 3 states.
Attorney Hupy graduated from Marquette University Law School and has practiced personal injury law for several decades. He has tried and settled numerous multi-million dollar personal injury cases, including a $9,500,000 verdict in a slip and fall case. Additional matters include a $5,000,000 structured settlement in a well-known accident in which a large truck crashed through a wall at the House of Peace in Milwaukee, and an $18,200,000 award with a projected $80,000,000 payout to an injured child in June 2006.
Michael F. Hupy is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, and holds the highest rating — AV — from judges and lawyers in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Mr. Hupy is also a lifetime member of ABATE of Wisconsin and a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois and ABATE of Iowa. Through his leadership, in the past three years alone, the firm has donated more than $500,000 to hundreds of worthwhile causes.
Attorney Hupy is licensed to practice in Wisconsin, Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hupy practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law and has lectured and written on the subject of liability insurance and personal injury law.
Michael F. Hupy is included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, is Past President of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the American Association for Justice, a former member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice Board of Directors, and selected for inclusion in the first list of Super Lawyers in Wisconsin. He recently accepted a nomination as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. This high professional honor and distinction is limited to 2.5% of the State Bar of Wisconsin's members. Attorney Hupy was named a "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal due to his outstanding leadership, vision, legal expertise and integrity.
Attorney Michael F. Hupy has taken a leading role our law firm's efforts to give back to the community. Under his direction, the law firm has supported worthwhile causes including Feeding America, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, and various scholarship, safety, and fingerprint programs. He has also led the firm's pro bono efforts along with donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to various charitable causes. Through Attorney Hupy's leadership during the past four years alone, the firm has donated more than $500,000 to worthwhile organizations and causes, including more than $250,000 spent for motorcycle awareness in our "Watch For Motorcycles" campaign.
In December 2008, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle presented Michael F. Hupy with a Certificate of Commendation for many years of leadership in making "the community a better place to live." The Governor previously publicly thanked Attorney Hupy for his help in reversing a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that could have reduced damages for injured motorcyclists. Attorney Hupy did so by testifying in both Houses of the Wisconsin Legislature and lobbying the Legislature to reverse the Supreme Court's ruling.
In 2009, the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs presented Attorney Hupy with a commendation for making a $5,000 donation to the Veteran's Assistance Program in recognition of Dave Zien's million-mile ride. Attorney Hupy was on the back of Zien's bike when he reached the million-mile mark on April 4, 2009.
In 2010, Rescue Riders and Accident Scene Management honored Attorney Hupy for his "significant contribution to the motorcycle community ... and dedication to reducing injuries and fatalities." Previously, a local organization gave Attorney Hupy the Lawyer of the Year Award for his outstanding community service and efforts to help the less fortunate.
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