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Raymond M. Dall'Osto


Raymond M. DallOsto
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Raymond M. Dall'Osto

Of Counsel

Phone: 414‐224‐3653
Fax: 414-271-7680
Email: sserddA liamE wohS
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Raymond M. Dall'Osto, a partner with the law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now "of counsel" to the firm. He is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois. Ray's practice areas are white collar and criminal defense in federal and state courts, defense of regulatory investigations, professional discipline defense, ethics and licensing matters, civil litigation, personal injury, employment and constitutional rights.

Ray received his law degree from the Marquette University Law School in 1977. He taught there as an adjunct professor of law from 1985 to 1990, and also has lectured at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before going into private practice, he served as Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, and was a felony trial attorney and director of the State Public Defender's office in Milwaukee.

Ray was appointed to and served on the Wisconsin Legislature's Wrongful Conviction Task Force and helped draft interrogation and fair identification procedure reforms. He has long been active in criminal justice, equal rights and sentencing reform efforts. Over the years, Ray has lectured at many continuing legal education (CLE) programs on criminal law and procedure, evidence, constitutional rights and legal ethics. Ray is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and as AV preeminent in Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1977
  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Marquette University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1974
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Named in "2022 Best Lawyers in America", Criminal Defense-White Collar
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers", Criminal Defense-White Collar
  • Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • Named in top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers – 2016 - 2017
  • Named in top 25 Milwaukee Super Lawyers – 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin President's Award - 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Testified before Wisconsin Legislative Committees, on behalf of the State Bar of Wisconsin, in support of Exonerated Compensation and Expungement Reform bills
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Governors, 2010 - 2012
  • State Bar, Individual Rights Section, Chairman and Director, 1979 - 1985
  • State Bar, Professional Ethics Committee, Member, 1990 - 1996
  • State Bar, Criminal Law Section, Chairman & Director, 1995 - 2001
  • State Bar, Fee Arbitrator, 1995 - 2020
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member since 1979
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Milwaukee Kickers Boys' Soccer Team Coach
  • Whitefish Bay Recreation Department, Girls Softball Coach

Recent Presentations/CLE

  • The Big Lie and Denialism, 2022: Election Fraud, Critical Race Theory and the Ukraine Invasion (Serjeants' Inn of Court, 2022)
  • Ethical and Practical Considerations for Criminal Defense Attorneys (WACDL, 2021)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent: Covid and the Capitol Insurrection (Serjeants' Inn of Court, 2021)
  • Legal Ethics, Email and Privacy (NBI, 2018)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Indepedent Contractors (Director of State Courts, 2018)
  • Auto Searches and Arizona v. Gant (Marquette Law School Annual Criminal Defense Conference)
  • Ethical Duties and Dilemmas Regarding Discovery, Presentation and Spoliation (State Bar of Wisconsin, 2014)
  • Riley v. California: The Constitutionality of Cell Phone Searches (Serjeants' Inn of Court)
  • Disability Law and Criminal Defense (Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Conference)


  • Zealous: United States v. Duggar
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  • Zealous: Marsy's Law and Power Imbalances
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