Michael Schaalman joined Gass Turek on September 1, 2021, after a long career trying business and securities cases at a national firm, Quarles & Brady (1977-2014), and a local Milwaukee firm, Halling & Cayo (2014-2021.) Mr. Schaalman was a partner at both firms and lead the securities litigation practice at Quarles & Brady. He has tried jury cases and bench trials in several states, including California, New York, Indiana and Wisconsin. He represents a diverse client base including a Fortune 100 manufacturing/technology firm, regional broker dealers and brokers, hedge funds, and victims of securities fraud.
Michael has substantial experience solving problems in commercial product disputes, defamation claims, trade secret matters and securities claims alleging fraud, selling away and unsuitability.
Michael graduated from Grinnell College in 1970 with a B.A. in History and received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law (now Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law) in 1974. He was a fellow in the Program in Law and the Social Sciences and received and M.A. in American Legal History in 1975, He was a member of the editorial board of the Northwestern Law Review. Following graduation from Northwestern, Michael served a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Fairchild, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.