Douglas Rose


Direct: 414-977-0081

Doug Rose is a founding partner of The Rose Group.  He has over thirty years of trial experience in military, state, and federal courts.  Doug has handled a number of significant cases over the years. This includes a seminal case on the economic loss doctrine in Wisconsin, Digicorp v. Ameritech, which was a six figure jury verdict with a punitive damage award that resulted in a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that is now strong precedent.   In 2010 he was lead counsel in an insurance bad faith claim which resulted in a jury verdict of over $8,000,000 in favor of his client. In 2017 he was lead counsel defending a claim for over $3,500,000 brought by the City of Milwaukee for construction defects; following a two week trial the jury found in favor of the defense on liability and the City recovered nothing.  In addition to these larger claims, Doug has helped literally thousands of clients over the years with a wide range of matters, and he takes pride in his litigation team’s ability to tailor legal services to the needs of each particular client and matter.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation & Bad Faith Claims
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate Litigation


  • Conducted well over 100 trials–mostly before a jury
  • Former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps’ Attorney and Officer
  • Civil Litigation Expert Witness
  • Circuit Court Appointed Supplementary Receiver


  • Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Concordia College, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Life Achievement
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, High Stakes Litigation
  • Wisconsin SuperLawyers


  • Author of the Novel “Bolt,” available on
  • Abstract Artist
  • IMdB actor, “The Businessman,” in the movie “The Recovered.”
  • House Hunters International, “Impasse in Puerto Vallarta,” Season 95 Episode 12, available on Amazon Prime

“I have known Douglas Rose and the firm for over 25 years. [The firm] have done work for The Spancrete Group on numerous construction-related matters always resulting in the best possible outcome. They take a personal approach to the matters that they work on without the feeling of being just a number or another matter like some big law firms. They truly get to know you and your company. Their services are always provided promptly, efficiently and at reasonable fees.”

Rick VandeSand

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