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Biographical Information

Patrick J. Taggart, II grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University Law School in 1997, he returned to the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac area and joined LaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP as an associate attorney. In 2001 he became a partner at the law firm. The firm was re-named LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP in March of 2013.  In 2017, he was appointed as a Court Commissioner for Sauk County, Wisconsin.

He is a general practice lawyer, whose areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate and Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Collections, Construction Law, Administrative Law, Banking Law, Employment Law, Municipal Law, Landlord & Tenant Law and Personal Injury.

In April of 2011, Patrick J. Taggart II was awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating available to an attorney in the United States. He was selected as one of Wisconsin’s Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 for Banking & Finance, Business & Commercial and General Practice. Avvo has given him its highest rating of10.0/Superb.  In 2016 and 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Wisconsin by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).  He has also appeared on Court TV.

Patrick serves on the Board of Directors for many local business and non-profit organizations.  He served as President of the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010.  He has been a member of the Sauk City Housing Authority Board since 1998 and a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board since 2008.  Patrick serves on the Merrimac Community Charter School Governance Council as well as the Board of Trustees of the Merrimac Education Foundation, Inc.  In 2013, he became a founding member of the Board of Directors for Colsac Skiers, Inc., a non-profit adaptive water ski school for children and adults with disabilities, including our injured veterans.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

State Bar of Wisconsin:  1997.

Education

Marquette University Law School:  1997 (Juris Doctor).

Professional Experience

Partner at LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP:  2013–present.

Partner at LaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP:  2001–2013.

Associate Attorney at LaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, LLP:  1997-2001.