Dillon J. Ambrose
Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1410
F: 414.278.3610
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Ann Halase
T: 414.225.1442

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University
  • University College Galway, Spring Semester 1997 (Semester Abroad)

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Bench and Bar Committee
  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, 7th Circuit Court
  • Member, Eastern District Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Western District Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, M.D., Illinois
  • Co-Chair, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Civil Committee
  • Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Member, Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Member, D.C. District Court
  • Board of Governors, St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin
  • Clerkship, Hon. Rosemary M. Collyer, United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia (2011)
  • Chair, D&K Marketing Committee
  • Chair, D&K Recruiting Committee
  • Chair, D&K Pro Bono Practice
  • Member, D&K Board Nominating Committee

Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine - Business Litigation (2017)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
  • Military Justice Officer of the Year for the entire Navy JAG Corps (2008)
  • Navy Commendation Medal (x4)
  • Navy Achievement Medal (x3)

Dillon J. Ambrose
Shareholder

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

Dillon represents clients at every level of litigation over contract and warranty disputes, construction disagreements, employment issues, property claims, bankruptcy disputes, municipal issues, and any other issue that requires advice of counsel in advance of or in conjunction with litigation.

Dillon works with foreign and domestic corporations, construction companies, municipalities, homeowners’ associations, homeowners, and banks to prosecute their claims against other entities, defend against similar claims from other entities, and, perhaps most importantly, work with opposing parties to resolve disputes outside of litigation. He seeks to resolve cases quickly and economically, but has a skill-set to take cases all the way to trial through appeal.

Prior to joining Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., Dillon served for eight years as a Navy JAG Officer, where he both prosecuted and defended Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen in Courts-Martial, Administrative Separation Boards, and in various other administrative tribunals. He also served as appellate defense counsel for over 100 convicted Sailors and Marines in appeals before the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Dillon continues to proudly serve in the United States Navy as a Reserve officer, currently serving as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Great Lakes. He will promote to the rank of Commander in June 2017.

After leaving active duty, Dillon clerked for a federal district court judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where he helped manage a substantial caseload of extremely complex, high-visibility cases.

From that position, Dillon joined Davis & Kuelthau, sc, where he continues to provide legal counsel to his clients in administrative matters, arbitrations, mediations, courtroom litigation, and appeals.

Dillon’s extensive legal experience on each side of the courtroom, in both state and federal courts, as both prosecutor and defense attorney, as both criminal and civil attorney, as both clerk and advocate, and at every conceivable legal stage, from Supreme Court, to appellate court, to trial court, to administrative hearing, provide him with a unique insight into the gestalt that is litigation, and how that litigation can be handled most effectively and efficiently.

Published Cases

United States v. Denedo, 129 S.Ct. 2213 (2009)

Townsend v. Cooper, 759 F.3d 678, 687 (7th Cir. 2014)

United States v. Ashby, 68 M.J. 108 (C.A.A.F. 2009)

United States v. Campbell, 68 M.J. 217 (C.A.A.F. 2009)

United States v. Neal, M.J. 289 (C.A.A.F. 2010)

Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine - Business Litigation (2017)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
  • Military Justice Officer of the Year for the entire Navy JAG Corps (2008)
  • Navy Commendation Medal (x4)
  • Navy Achievement Medal (x3)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University
  • University College Galway, Spring Semester 1997 (Semester Abroad)

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