The history of the firm
Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. traces its roots back to June of 1945 when John D. Heywood established a sole practice above the drug store in downtown Hudson, Wisconsin. Mr. Heywood practiced almost completely solely until 1955 when Kenneth Hayes and William Hess joined the firm giving rise to Heywood, Hayes & Hess. Mr. Hess left the partnership in 1959, and the firm Heywood & Hayes practiced until 1974. Then, Mr. Heywood practiced alone until Samuel R. Cari joined the firm in 1977. Their partnership existed until Mr. Heywood's death in 2001. Despite his passing, Mr. Heywood's name remains a part of the firm which he started over a half century ago. The firm continued under the name Heywood & Cari until associate Christopher M. Anderson became partner in 2002. The firm continued to grow when Ryan C. Cari became a partner in 2005 and Philip A. Helgeson joined the firm as associates in 2007. Robert (Bob) Wall, a long-time Hudson attorney, has associated with the firm in an “Of Counsel” capacity.
Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. consists of Attorneys Samuel R. Cari, Ryan C. Cari, Christopher M. Anderson, Philip A. Helgeson and Kevin Urbik. Because of the dedication of its staffs and attorneys the firm continues to serve western Wisconsin and the East Metropolitan area in furtherance of the dedication to legal excellence that John D. Heywood started in 1945.
Heywood, Cari & Anderson is proud of our community including its resources, values, and heritage. The firm is committed to serving the greater Hudson community through several organizations. We participate in:
- Relay for Life organized by the American Cancer Society
- Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce
- Hudson Rotary Club
- Knights of Columbus
- Hudson Community Fund
- Various youth athletic programs
Over the years of our community service work, we have come to realize that, through such work, our professional skills continue to develop and our personal lives are enriched. It remains our hope and intent that our volunteer efforts strengthen our community and ensure that its future is bright.
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