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Ronald S. Aplin

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Ronald S. Aplin is a shareholder in the law firm of Aplin & Ringsmuth, LLC in Deerfield and Madison, Wisconsin. Aplin is a 1978 graduate of the University of Wisconsin a-Green Bay, and a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, the Dane County Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bar Association, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin and the Defense Research Institute. He is licensed to practice law in Iowa as well as Wisconsin. He has been included among those listed as “Best Lawyers in Madison” by Madison Magazine, and in the Worker’s Compensation Section of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a past Vice President of the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys. He is a frequent lecturer on Wisconsin worker’s compensation issues. His practice is devoted to the litigation of worker’s compensation claims.

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • Iowa, 2000

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison,  J.D., 1983
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1978
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Humanities

Published Works:

  • An Overview of the Mayan World, Yucatan, Mexico, (Translation Spanish/English), 1979
  • It Could Happen to You: A Look at Underage Drinking and Driving in Wisconsin, WJFW-TV (Rhinelander)**, 1988
  • Chippewa Treaty Rights in Dispute, WJFW-TV (Rhinelander), 1989
  • Worker’s Compensation Loss Prevention Techniques in Wisconsin, Seminar for Employers/Insurers, 2003
  • Worker’s Compensation Bad Faith Law Update, Seminar for Employers/Insurers, 1990
  • Discovery and the Wisconsin Vocational Expert, Seminar for Vocational Consultants, 1990
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, Seminar for Employers/Insurers, 1991

  • Handling Vocational Claims Under the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act, Seminar for Employers/Insurers, 1999
  • Employment Termination Issues, Seminar for Employers, 1992 Worker’s Compensation Law Update, Seminar for Employers, 1999
  • Private Investigations and Surveillance Evidence in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Cases, Seminar for Employers/Insurers, Anywhere but Work I-III
  • An Overview of Worker’s Compensation Law, Seminar for United Migrant Opportunities Services, 1994
  • The Independent Medical Examination: A Consumer’s Viewpoint, Seminar for Doctors, 1994
  • History and the Independent Medical Examination, Seminar for Doctors, 1995

Representative Cases:

Hagen vs. LIRC, 210 Wis.2d 18 (Wisconsin Supreme Court 1997)

Representative Clients:

  • Alliant Energy Corporation
  • American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • Broadspire
  • Cambridge Integrated Services Company
  • Capitol Indemnity Corporation
  • CNA Insurance Companies
  • American States Insurance Company
  • General Casualty Insurance Companies
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Madison Metropolitan School District

  • Secura Insurance Company
  • Ernst & Young, LLC
  • United Heartland Companies
  • Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • Hanover Insurance Companies
  • Home Insurance Company
  • Kemper Insurance Companies
  • Madison Gas & Electric Company
  • Ohio Casualty Companies
  • Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
  • Venture Insurance Group

References:

Bank of Deerfield (Wisconsin)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Worker’s Compensation Loss Prevention Techniques in Wisconsin, Various Employers and Insurers, 1989 – Present
  • Discovery, Private Investigations and Surveillance Evidence in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Cases, Various Employers and Insurers, 1989 – Present
  • Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Fraud, Mortenson, Matzelle & Meldrum Insurance, 2004
  • Coverage Issues in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Cases, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2003
  • Worker’s Compensation Law, University of Wisconsin Law School Outreach Program, 2001
  • Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Chiron, Ltd., 2000

  • Telecommuting Issues in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Claims, State of Wisconsin, 2000
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act and Their Interplay With Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, CIGNA, 1998
  • Wisconsin: A Worker’s Compensation Utopia?, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, 1998
  • The Independent Medical Examination: A Consumer’s Viewpoint, Chiron, Ltd., 1994
  • Honors and Awards: Best Lawyers in Madison, Madison Magazine Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Iowa
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, 2003 – 2004 (Vice President)
  • Glacial Drumlin United, Inc., 1997 – Present (President)
  • Deerfield Baseball Association, Inc., 2004 – Present (Vice President)
  • Town of Deerfield Planning Commission, 2003 – Present (Commissioner)

Past Legal Experience:

  • Aplin & Ringsmuth, LLC, Partner, 2005 – Present
  • Coyne, Niess, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C., Attorney at Law, 1998 – 2005
  • Peterson, Johnson, & Murray, S.C., Attorney at Law, 1989 – 1998
  • Private Practice, Rhinelander, WI, Attorney at Law, 1983 – 1989
  • Dodge County Circuit Court, Juneau, WI, Law Clerk, 1981 – 1983

Languages:

Spanish

Birth Information:

Waukesha, Wisconsin
 

 

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