Keep Your Charges to a Minimum

I caught an episode of ‘Happy Days’ the other night on cable. Richie, Ralph Malph, Potsie and the Fonz were eating at Arnold’s Diner, the gang’s usual hangout. Looking back at the happy days when I was in high school, Butch’s Pizza was our Arnold’s – we hung out there all the time and ate […]

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Anti-Social Media

A few years ago, I joined Facebook because it was the only way to be alerted to my kid’s practice schedule. Once I joined, I realized it was a unique way to get a glimpse into people’s lives. While my posts are standard Facebook fodder, some people are cool and lead lives made to be […]

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Surcharges are going Viral

Last week, our family was really craving some burgers. So I went to fire up the grill, and we were completely out of propane. I ran to the gas station to swap tanks and realized it was the first time I was in a store since the pandemic started. We’ve used the curbside shopping features […]

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McCarty Law Welcomes Attorney Alicia C. Rodriguez

McCarty Law is proud to announce that Attorney Alicia C. Rodriguez has joined our law firm. Ali, a recent graduate of Marquette University Law School and a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, previously served as a law clerk at our firm. She focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law, estate settlement, and […]

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Get to Know Us: Attorney Scott Barr

Where do you live?  I live on the north side of Appleton Where are you from? I was born in West Allis and grew up in Deerfield, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison. My legal practice… I am actively involved in assisting business owners and executives in a variety of business transactions, from formations of start-up […]

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Computer Failed Test

I’ve previously written about feeling bad for two of my nephews who were seniors this year. Because of the virus, they’ve missed a slew of activities, including a graduation ceremony. And they still don’t know if they’ll be able to attend college classes this fall. And just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, they […]

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There’s No Place Like (Nursing) Home

A few weeks ago, my dad started feeling very sluggish and he had lost some strength. His doctor determined his heart wasn’t functioning as well as it could, so they put in a stent. The next day, my dad said he felt like someone flipped a switch, and he has been feeling better and getting […]

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COVID-19 Considerations for Returning to Work: Part Two

In last week’s blog article, we addressed several issues that employers will want to consider as they return employees to the workplace.  This article continues that thinking by reviewing considerations and legal issues that may arise as employers: (i) confront COVID-19 related absences; (ii) have a need to reduce hours or require employees to take […]

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Lawsuits Are Going Viral

It seems like all I’ve been writing about lately is COVID-19, but just like the virus is causing huge changes in all of our lives, it’s making drastic changes in the legal world, too. Like most families, our kids have had numerous events canceled. My daughter was supposed to go to Florida over Spring Break […]

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