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Richard Westley is admitted in the state and federal courts of Wisconsin and is past president of the Transportation Lawyers Association. Richard’s practice includes litigation, with special focus on transportation-related issues such as freight loss and damage claims, issues relating to rates and service, property damage, personal injury as well as a variety of labor and employment issues. He has represented motor carriers in dozens of contested safety enforcement cases before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He has also frequently represented non-transportation parties in general business litigation matters including real estate and contract disputes, adverse possession, condemnation, easements, unemployment, workers compensation, wage and hour issues, overtime, and patent/trademark infringement. His transactional practice has also expanded to include a wide variety of transportation-related contracts as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions.

 

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Wisconsin State Bar (June 9, 1975)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin (B.A. in History 1968)
  • University of Wisconsin College of Law (1975)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) since 1979
  • Wisconsin Bar Association since 1975
  • Dane County Bar Association

RECOGNITION

  • TLA Distinguished Service Award (2006)
  • TLA Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)