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Attorney Michael Hupy’s Case Selected as 2015 Litigator Award Winner

Posted on Feb 03, 2016





Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has received a 2015 Litigator Award, a prestigious legal accolade given to less than one percent of trial attorneys across the nation.

Given in each firm's practice areas, Hupy and Abraham, S.C. received the award for outstanding legal representation in the “Dangerous Conditions: Slip and Fall” category.

Spearheaded by firm president, Attorney Michael Hupy, the selected case was a tragic accident involving an immigrant family from Southeast Asia. The firm’s client, Xu Yang, suffered massive brain damage after his mother slipped on ice and fell when he was 8 months old. For years, Attorney Hupy fought over who was responsible for this incident. After more than six years of litigation, Xu was awarded $22 million over the course of his life.  This particular case qualified for the highest verdict eligibility, which was at least $10 million.

Attorney Hupy is well known for believing that the best way one can support the community is by giving back to the people served.  He has made numerous efforts to ensure that organizations made to assist disadvantaged members of society continue to thrive. These efforts include donations of more than $100,000 to Marquette University Law School and $150,000 to the Milwaukee Justice Center as a founding member and supporting the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

Attorney Hupy currently serves on the COA Youth and Family Centers Board of Directors. COA has served children and families in the Milwaukee community for over 100 years by providing numerous resources and services. He is also a board member of the United Performing Arts Fund’s (UPAF) Lawyers Division. UPAF is an organization that promotes the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. Additionally, Hupy has been voted runner-up, only to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, as Milwaukeean of the Year two years in a row in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee Poll.  For two consecutive years, he has also been selected as runner-up — Top Local Activist.

He has been involved with several lawyer-run organizations and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Additionally, Attorney Hupy is past president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors.

The 2015 Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of "Litigation Achievement". Presented in up to 72 "Practice Specialty" categories, the Awards are based on actual "Verdict & Settlement" dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings anywhere. 

This acknowledgement is a powerful endorsement of Hupy and Abraham, S.C.’s ability to provide top-notch representation for its clients and is considered by many to be one of most coveted and prestigious accolades in the legal field.