M. Angela Dentice
Practice Areas: Automotive Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse, Slip & Fall, Truck Crashes
Called a “trailblazer” by the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise, M. Angela Dentice has spent her entire life focused on helping those in need. Ms. Dentice spent her early years living in the Italian neighborhood of the Third Ward in Milwaukee. She attended Holy Angels High School. Before attending law school, Ms. Dentice graduated from Marquette University in 1970 and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1974.
Ms. Dentice spent the first years of her career in education, first teaching handicapped children, and later as an administrator of programs for handicapped children in the Milwaukee Public School System. She taught courses relating to the education of handicapped children at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Desiring to continue advocating for those in need, Ms. Dentice entered law school and graduated cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 1985. She practiced personal injury law at two (2) successful Milwaukee area law firms before establishing her own law firm in 2000. In May of 2010, she joined the firm of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. as a named partner. She continues to devote her law practice to advocating for the rights and needs of injured children and adults.
Ms. Dentice represents only injured adults and children in various personal injury claims, including claims involving auto accident/auto crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and nursing home negligence. Her clients have suffered serious brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, spine injuries, injuries to joints such as shoulders and knees, emotional injuries and traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
Ms. Dentice is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried multiple cases to a jury. She has tried cases that have lasted several days to cases that have lasted several weeks. Because Ms. Dentice has a reputation as a successful trial lawyer, the vast majority of the cases are settled without a trial.
In 2001, Ms. Dentice served as the first woman president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (previously known as the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers), the Wisconsin organization of personal injury lawyers. She is the recipient of the 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the Wisconsin Association for Justice. She is a past President of the Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the education of the public on the civil justice system. She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (where she is on the Board of Directors), the American Association for Justice (where she serves on the Board of Governors, representing the state of Wisconsin), the State Bar of Wisconsin, (Association for Women Lawyers and Women in Law). She was recently appointed by Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton to be co-chair of the Leadership and Political Task Force of the statewide economic initiative Wisconsin Women Prosperity.
Because she was a former teacher of handicapped children and supervised a vocational program for the handicapped, Ms. Dentice has unique experience advocating on behalf of adults and children who have suffered a brain injury, including a traumatic brain injury. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Brain Injury Society of Wisconsin. Ms. Dentice is proud to be one of the founding members of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and is on the National Advisory Board of this organization.
Ms. Dentice is a frequent lecturer to lawyer groups in Wisconsin and in various states and has authored numerous articles on various aspects of personal injury and traumatic brain injury law.
Ms. Dentice is married to Benn DiPasquale, a retired partner of Foley & Lardner. Mr. DiPasquale is on the Board of Directors of the Counsel for the Spanish Speaking. Ms. Dentice has a son and daughter-in-law who reside in Madison, Wisconsin, four step-daughters and four grandchildren, all of whom reside in different parts of the country.
Memberships & Associations
- Wisconsin Association for Justice – First Woman President
- 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award – Wisconsin Association for Justice
- Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation – Past President
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America – Founding Member
- Wisconsin Super Lawyer Law & Politics Magazine 2005-2020
- Wisconsin Brain Injury Society of Wisconsin – Board of Directors
- American Association for Justice – Board of Governors
- Wisconsin Association for Justice – Board of Directors
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Master Advocate
- Leadership and Political Task Force – Co-Chair
- State of Wisconsin
- Holy Angels High School
- Marquette University – 1970
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – Master’s
- Marquette University Law School – Cum Laude 1985