Attorney Ardell W. Skow

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Ardell Skow graduated from The University of Wisconsin Law School in 1966. Before and during law school, Dell studied at The University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Commerce (now known as the Business School) and earned degrees in Statistics and Accounting.

Dell has been practicing in the field of law in Wisconsin and Minnesota since 1966. After working for American Family Insurance Company during law school, Dell began his career representing insurance companies in personal injury cases. After four years, he switched teams and began representing injured people against insurance companies and has been doing so ever since. On January 1, 1977, Dell merged his practice with Jim Drill, Tom Bell, Gary Bakke, George Norman and others, creating the firm that is now known as Doar, Drill & Skow. Dell has successfully closed well over 1,000 plaintiff personal injury cases and tried more than 120 personal injury cases to verdict on behalf of the injured party.

Dell lives in Luck, Wisconsin with his wife, Carol. In his free time, Dell enjoys working on various projects in his garage, spending time with his grandchildren, visiting the old farm he worked on during high school and playing with his Daisy dog, Kraemer.

Ardell Skow's legal team at Doar, Drill & Skow:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Negligence
  • Airplane Accidents
  • Farm Injuries
  • Motorcycle and Other Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury or Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1966


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
  • J.D. - 1966
  • University of Wisconsin School of Commerce, Madison, Wisconsin
  • B.B.A. in Statistics – 1962
  • B.B.A. in Accounting – 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Board of Governors, 1976 – 1980
  • Executive Committee, 1979 - 1980
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association, Member
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, for 20 years (a distinguished group of attorneys who have been peer-selected and listed in the Best Lawyers for 10 years or longer)
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), 2000 - present
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005 - present (top 5% of Wisconsin attorneys)

  • Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year, Eau Claire Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation, 2011 and 2012
  • Wisconsin Law Journal Leaders in the Law, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney

  • Scales of Justice Award, 2006


  • Lecturer and Moot Trial Participant, Trial Practice Course, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Lecturer, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Lecturer, Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Seminar Participant, ABOTA