Alec Dobson


Alec Dobson

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1463

F: 414.278.3663

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Assistant: Kathleen Stephan

T: 414.225.7504


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University, Journalism


Alec Dobson is a litigation attorney and Chair of the Health Care Team at Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. He defends long-term care facilities and other health care providers in litigation and regulatory matters. Alec’s clients range from large, national providers to small, family-owned facilities. The matters include issues of medicine and other complex subjects. Before practicing law, Alec was a newspaper journalist.


Representative Clients

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Nurses
  • Therapists

Notable Representations


  • Defense of nursing homes and other long-term care providers against negligence lawsuits, including success at trial.
  • Defense of providers against claims for punitive damages.
  • Pre-suit analysis and resolution of claims.
  • Enforcement of Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements.


  • Defense of licensure actions.
  • Appeals of regulatory citations, including reductions in deficiencies and forfeitures.
  • Assistance with Plans of Correction.
  • Investigations after incidents and reporting to state authorities.
  • Assistance with involuntary discharge actions.


  • Drafting of Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreements.
  • Drafting of nursing home admission agreements.


Professional Activities

Admitted, Wisconsin State Courts

Member, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation section

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, Long-Term Care Risk Legal Forum

Member, Professional Liability Defense Federation

Member, Wisconsin Health Care Association

Member, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association

Community Involvement

Former, Officer, Board of Directors, Education Foundation of Wauwatosa

Published Articles / Presentations

Contributing author, “Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice,” 2011-2020

Co-Presented “HR Management: Employment Supervision, Management, and Discipline” at Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WiCAL) (November 2017)

Presented “Nursing Home and Assisted Living Lawsuits: How to Understand Them and Reduce Your Risk” and "Alternative Dispute Resolution: How to Resolve Negligence Claims Against Long-Term Care Facilities Without Going to Court” at WHCA and WALA spring conference (April 2014)

Presentation to Wisconsin Health Care Association, September 2011

Contributing author, “Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law,” 2008-2010