Thomas Lonzo


Direct: 414-977-0095

Tom is a litigator with over 29 years of jury, court and administrative trial experience covering a wide array of civil issues. He has also briefed and argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts, including the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, achieving successful results for his clients. Tom’s clients have included large companies with complex legal problems as well as individuals with common “everyday” legal concerns. Tom is also one of the few attorneys in the state with admiralty law trial and appellate court experience. Settlements and verdicts for his clients have topped six and seven figures on several occasions.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation

  • Insurance Dispute Litigation  

  • Business Litigation

  • Admiralty Law

  • Employment Litigation Including Worker’s Compensation

  • Construction Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Stone v. Acuity, 2008 WI 30, 308 Wis.2d 558, 747 N.W.2d 149 (Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Peterson v. Pennsylvania Life Ins. Co., 2003 WI App 166, 265 Wis.2d 768, 669 N.W.2d 151 (Insurance Coverage Litigation)
  • Holliday v. Arch Ins. Co., 2007 AP 1038 (Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Schulz v. Holland America-Line Westours, Inc., 1999 AP 621 (Admiralty Litigation)
  • Key Bank of New York v. Palmer Johnson, Inc., 838 F. Supp. 419 (E.D. Wis. 1993) (Admiralty Litigation- Maritime Lien Foreclosure)

  • Turner v. Moriarty, 25 F.3d 1356 (7th Cir. 1994) (Litigation – Contract)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Wester District of Michigan


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Juris Doctor
  • Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts

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