Ulmer & Berne LLP

Every day, our focus is on our clients. We represent companies of all sizes across a wide spectrum of industries. What drives us is building relationships with the people who make up our clients’ businesses, one success story at a time.

We offer the competence, resources, and service of the largest firms infused with the user-friendly approach and sensible rates of smaller firms. While geography does not define who we are, our Midwestern roots inform some of our best qualities. We pride ourselves on speaking directly and making every client feel like they’re our only client. As a result, we are able to give clients the best of both worlds – the resources to successfully confront highly complex challenges throughout the country and highly personal service at extremely competitive rates.

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“You will wake some morning and pat yourself down. You will realise that you think too much and live too little and that most people, men and women both, are mostly fine. You will love more easily and relinquish blame. At least I hope you will.” “Actress” is the story, at least in part, of Katherine O’Dell, as told by her daughter Norah FitzMaurice. Norah is almost 59 years old at the time she is…
“Simon the Fiddler” is a corny love story–boy meets girl, boy pines over girl and against all odds, boy gets girl. And yet, there is something visceral and enjoyable about the story and the way it is unfolds.  The story itself describes characters who grow, love and find meaning in the midst of difficult conditions, and is written in a smooth straight forward style that is just right for this peculiar time in history. Simon…
“Weather” is a very short, observational stream of consciousness. The story and the narrator’s musings reflect  those weird thoughts and dysfunctional relationships we all have (I think). Lizzie is a middle aged, married, mother of one who is keenly aware of aging and the peculiarities of the world around her. Lizzie works in the library of a university, a job procured for her by her friend and former university professor Sylvia. Sylvia is a rather…
The Mirror & The Light is the story of Thomas Cromwell and King Henry from May 20, 1536 through July 28, 1540. The novel, which begins with a beheading and ends with a beheading, is the final novel in Mantel’s trilogy chronicling Thomas Cromwell’s rise and fall. Since it is a historical novel, with some liberties and fictional characters thrown in, I am going to assume you do not need to be warned about spoiler…