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Thomas E. Brown


Thomas E. Brown
Thomas Super Lawyer 15 Year Super Lawyer 2023 Award AV 9.8Thomas E. Brown

Thomas E. Brown

Of Counsel

Phone: 414‐224‐3645
Fax: 414-271-7680
Email: sserddA liamE wohS
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As a respected former federal prosecutor, Tom joined GRGB in 1978.  His superlative understanding of the federal court system is highly praised among the Wisconsin Law community; however, he prides himself on tailoring his legal expertise to the meet the unique needs of each client and each case.  In his own words, Tom suggests that he is "not a lawyer, but rather an advocate for the client."

Tom's experience in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has given him the tools needed to build a highly successful white collar criminal defense practice.  He has an equally thriving practice representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil areas, including almost 20 years defending manufacturers against product liability claims. 

At the heart of his client attorney relationships is an ardent belief that a reputation must be earned and is not simply bestowed.  He lives out this philosophy with each client he serves, making their problems his own.   "I care about the results and how it affects my clients," Tom notes.   And, his clients take great comfort in knowing they can depend on him for stability and empathy.

While the accolade that resounds most strongly with Tom is the satisfaction of his clients, Tom is also renowned among his peers.  He has been recognized as one of "Best Lawyers in America" by a national publication, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor bestowed upon less than five percent of the trial lawyers in the United States.

When he is not helping clients solve difficult problems, Tom loves to spend time restoring classic cars. He also enjoys time at the lake with his family.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Marquette University
    • B.A. - 1968


  • National Business Institute, Honing Your Trial Advocacy Skills: Gain a Competitive Edge, August 2020
  • National Business Institute, Jury Trials 101: A How-to Guide - Shielding the Jury From Inadmissible Evidence and Comments, June 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Named in "2022 Best Lawyers in America" for Criminal Defense - White Collar
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers" for Criminal Defense - White Collar and Commercial Litigation
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" - 2005 - Present
  • Named one of Milwaukee's Best Lawyers for Criminal Law by Milwaukee Magazine
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Revision of Homicide Laws, Member
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's, Member
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Director

Pro Bono Activities

  • President's Council, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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