West & Dunn was formed by Shana Dunn and Travis James West on August 1, 2016. It was borne from their mutual frustration over the inaccessibility of quality legal services to an ever-increasing number of people and business owners. This problem was particularly apparent with regard to their experiences assisting veterans of the United States Armed Forces with claims and appeals pending before the US Department of Veterans Affairs, many of whom were struggling to understand the VA’s complicated systems with no legal help. The firm started in a small, two-room office above the Lone Girl Brewing Company on Main Street in Waunakee, Wisconsin. It quickly outgrew its original space. Today West & Dunn offers a robust array of legal services from lawyers experienced in their respective practice areas, proudly serving clients locally in Dane County, throughout Wisconsin, across the nation, and internationally. In addition, the firm has grown to become one of the Midwest’s biggest providers of legal services to veterans pursuing disability claims within the VA’s process.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt