710 N. Plankinton Ave
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Telephone: 414-271-7722

Direct Dial: 414-615-8418

Fax: 414-271-4438

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Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
Multiple pro hac vice admissions in states from New York to California


University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2012
Marquette University, B.A. cum laude, 2007
University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, 2006

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
      •   Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, 2014 - present
Illinois State Bar Association
Thomas E. Fairchild Inn, American Inns of Court
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


2016 Wisconsin Law Journal Up and Coming Lawyer Award


Richard T. Orton joined the firm as an associate in 2012. He works as a litigator in federal, state and administrative forums.

During law school at Wisconsin, Richard was a member of the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Team. As a Moot Court Board member, he competed in the Ruby R. Vale National Corporate Law competition, winning the competition's best brief award, and coached UW Law's team in the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law competition. Mr. Orton also worked as a law clerk for the Wisconsin Governor's Office of Legal Counsel during law school.

Mr. Orton is originally from Mauston, WI. Prior to law school he worked as a paralegal at a large multinational law firm in Washington, D.C., splitting his time between the firm's corporate and securities group and the white collar and regulatory enforcement group. During his undergraduate years at Marquette he spent his summers working in Washington D.C., once for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and once for a national trade association. Also while an undergrad, Richard studied for two terms at the University of Oxford in England, focusing his studies on law and public policy.

Community Service Activities
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Brady Street Area Association, Board of Directors (2017 – present)

Moderator, “From the Bench: Practical Tips for Litigants,” 2016 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Conference, June 16, 2016.