Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz Joins Resolute’s Milwaukee and Chicago Panel
Resolute Systems is pleased to welcome retired Milwaukee County Judge Richard J. Sankovitz to its team of dispute resolution professionals. He will mediate and arbitrate in Milwaukee, as well as out of Resolute’s Chicago office.
For 22 years, Judge Sankovitz presided as a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County. His service included two four-year assignments to the civil division and one in the family division. He presided in almost 300 jury trials. He is one of the principal authors of the Local Rules of the First Judicial District. He is among the most experienced and highly regarded former members of the faculty of the state Judicial College.
Judge Sankovitz has won distinction for his efficient, fair management of courtroom proceedings and for thoughtful written decisions. In 2015, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates named him Trial Judge of the Year.
Twice Judge Sankovitz was recommended to the President by the Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission and Wisconsin’s Senators for nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and once for nomination to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Before taking the bench he was a shareholder in the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. His practice concentrated in business and commercial litigation. He advocated for clients in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. He litigated a wide variety of disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He counseled and represented clients from across the country in a wide variety of antitrust, distribution, health care, products liability, environmental and municipal disputes. His experience as an advocate ran the gamut from mediation to appeal, including in the United States Supreme Court.
Established in Milwaukee in 1988, Resolute Systems is one of the largest private mediation and arbitration companies in the United States. Resolute has earned a number of awards and distinctions, including previously being ranked the 66th fastest-growing company by Inc. magazine (13th Annual Edition), and being voted the #1 ADR firm in the Midwest by lawyers in the National Law Journal annual survey for the past three consecutive years (2016-2018). With its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Resolute administers thousands of mediations and arbitrations nationally each year.