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Franklyn M. Gimbel Honored as Life Fellow at the American Bar Foundation

Attorney Franklyn M. Gimbel was featured in a Fellows Spotlight interview for his achievement in becoming a Life Fellow at the American Bar Foundation.

The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

To read the full interview click here.

Wisconsin Law Journal's 2017 Reader Rankings

The Wisconsin-based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has been chosen as the “Best Contract Attorney Provider” by the readers of the Wisconsin Law Journal.

The Wisconsin Law Journal’s Reader Rankings award recipients are not chosen by the publishing team or a panel of judges but the readers themselves. Making it a list of who the people think are the best of the best.

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Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP’s Attorneys Recognized As Best Lawyers

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP is proud to announce that half of their talented team of lawyers has been named as 2015 Best Lawyers in Wisconsin. Among the recipients are the following individuals:

  • Frank Gimbel - Milwaukee Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense - "In The News" Mention
  • Josh Gimbel - Wisconsin’s Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Land Use and Zoning.
    Milwaukee Best Lawyer - Land Use and Zoning, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.
  • Patrick Knight - Milwaukee Best Lawyer - Healthcare Law
  • Mike Guerin - Milwaukee Best Lawyer - Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Raymond Dall'Osto - Milwaukee Best Lawyer - Civil Rights Litigation

In addition to these recipients former GRGB Partner, Thomas E. Brown, was recognized as a Milwaukee Best Lawyer - White Collar Criminal Defense. Brown currently serves as Of Counsel for GRGB.

Kathryn A. Keppel Awarded Bishop John Paul Distinguished Alumnus Award by Aquinas Catholic Schools

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP is proud to announce that Attorney and Partner Kathryn A. Keppel was presented the Bishop John Paul Distinguished Alumnus Award by Aquinas Catholic Schools at the Founders’ Day ceremony in her hometown of La Crosse, WI. This award is presented annually to a graduate of Aquinas who actively practices the Catholic faith, and has distinguished himself or herself in the community, made significant achievement in his or her chosen field, and demonstrated support for Aquinas Catholic Schools.

Keppel is a Partner at GRGB and the firm’s lead appellate attorney. She has authored scores of appellate and trial court briefs in all areas of GRGB’s practice. Kathy has successfully briefed winning appeals in matters as diverse as contract interpretation, spousal support, criminal and civil rights cases and procedural matters. Kathy also handles a large percentage of the firm's pretrial litigation obligations, including product liability defense and a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Announces Recognition of Six Super Lawyers

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has announced that six attorneys from their team have been recognized as Super Lawyers, by Super Lawyer Magazine.

The six individuals receiving this prestigious distinction include Michael Guerin, Franklyn Gimbel, Raymond Dall’Osto, Patrick Knight and Thomas Brown. “We have always been fortunate to staff the best and brightest attorneys in the State of Wisconsin,” notes GRGB Founding Partner, Franklyn Gimbel. “Our goal as a firm is to serve the community and our clients to the best of our abilities. This distinction shows that we are doing just that,” He adds.

The Super Lawyer designation is given to no more than five (5) percent of the lawyers in a given state. Recipients are selected based on peer nominations as well as careful analysis from an attorney-led research team. “The Super Lawyer designation is especially meaningful because it represents the opinions of our legal colleagues within the community. It is a great reminder of the oath we each took as young lawyers to uphold the law and act in the best interest of our clients,” Gimbel concludes.

Erin M. Strohbehn Honored As 2017 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Erin M. Strohbehn has been honored as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Since 1986, the Wisconsin Law Journal has provided the latest in news and information lawyers and judges need to stay up-to-date. The Wisconsin law community honored 25 Leaders in the Law during the 17th annual event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on Thursday night.

Strohbehn is a Partner at GRGB and has been with the firm since 2006. As a Milwaukee native, Erin is dedicated to providing legal services to her hometown community. She has a well-rounded litigation practice, representing clients in civil, personal injury, insurance, employment and probate disputes. Erin focuses a portion of her practice on authoring trial and appellate briefs in all areas of the firm's practice.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Announces Three Rising Stars in the Law Community in 2014

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has announced that three attorneys from their team have been awarded the Super Lawyer Rising Star award.

The three individuals receiving this prestigious distinction include Jason Luczak, Steven McGaver, and Erin Strohbehn. “These three individuals embody the depth of abilities represented here at GRGB. Our up-and-coming lawyers symbolize a very bright future for our firm and this award is a reflection of the dedication and hard work these three attorneys display on every case for which they are a part,” notes Founding Partner, Franklyn Gimbel. “While we are thrilled about the Rising Star recognition, anyone who has had the pleasure of working with these individuals knows that this is something that is naturally a part of their work ethic. It clearly demonstrates the resolve they each hold to providing excellence in the practice of law,” he adds.

The Rising Star award designation is given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 (or who have been practicing for 10 years or less) within a state. Recipients are selected based on peer nominations as well as careful analysis from an attorney-led research team. “This award is a distinct honor for a young lawyer. The fact that we are fortunate to have three Rising Star recipients as well as nine Super Lawyers as part of our team is a testament to the caliber of attorneys that represent our firm’s and our client’s best interests,” Gimbel concludes.

Kathryn A. Keppel elected as Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP announced that Kathryn Keppel, partner in the firm’s office, has been elected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, who are selected annually, are recognized in the legal profession for outstanding attainment in professional, public, or private careers for devotion to the welfare of their community, state, and nation and the advancement of the legal profession.

Keppel is the firm’s lead appellate attorney and has authored scores of appellate and trial court briefs in all areas of GRGB’s practice. Kathy has successfully briefed winning appeals in matters as diverse as contract interpretation, spousal support, criminal and civil rights cases and procedural matters. Kathy also handles a large percentage of the firm's pretrial litigation obligations, including product liability defense and a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Christopher Strohbehn, Erin Strohbehn and Steven McGaver named Rising Stars by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has announced that four attorneys from their team have been awarded the Super Lawyer's Rising Star award.

The four individuals receiving this prestigious distinction include Jason Luczak, Steven McGaver, Christopher Strohbehn and Erin Strohbehn. "This award only begins to reflect the dedication and hard work these four attorneys exhibit on every case for which they are a part," notes Founding Partner, Franklyn Gimbel. "We are thrilled that they are being recognized for something we have long known to be a part of their work ethic. It clearly demonstrates the dedication they each hold to providing excellence in the practice of law," he adds.

The Rising Star award designation is given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 (or who have been practicing for 10 years or less) within a state. Recipients are selected based on peer nominations as well as careful analysis from an attorney-led research team. "This award is a distinct honor for a young lawyer as well as their firm. The fact that we are fortunate to have four Rising Star recipients as part of our team is a testament to the caliber of attorneys that represent our firm's and our client's best interests," Gimbel concludes.

GRGB’s Founder, Franklyn Gimbel Presented Lifetime Achievement Award

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP (GRGB Law) is proud to announce that firm founder, Franklyn L. Gimbel, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquette University Law School during the Annual Alumni Awards Reception and Conferral.

Gimbel graduated from Marquette Law School in 1960 and has been impacting the Milwaukee community since that time. He founded GRGB after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1963 through 1968. His experience as a federal prosecutor has proven invaluable in developing his successful private criminal defense law practice.

Over the years, Gimbel has expanded his practice into civil litigation, including complex business, employment, communications and First Amendment cases. He has represented small businesses and large corporations, as well as individuals including doctors, other lawyers and judges. No person's problem is too insignificant or too complicated.

Jason Luczak Honored as Up and Coming Lawyer

Jason LuczakMilwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Jason Luczak has been honored as one of Wisconsin's Up and Coming Lawyers for 2012. The award, which will be presented on September 19, 2012, recognizes attorneys in the State of Wisconsin who are on the fast track in their law career and represent a strong character in both the practice of law as well as a community involvement.

"Jason's designation as an Up and Coming Lawyer in Wisconsin demonstrates what we have always known to be true about him. He represents the future generation of outstanding attorneys at GRGB," states Founding Partner, Franklyn Gimbel. "He serves GRGB's clients with energy and a forthright mindset and has developed a strong litigation practice. We look expectantly to the new era he represents, while we hold firm to the principles on which our firm was founded," Gimbel adds.

Luczak serves GRGB clients in a variety of practice areas that include both civil and criminal litigation. He has gained valuable courtroom experience, trying cases in state, federal and municipal courts throughout Wisconsin. He has argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, and has prepared and filed a certiorari petition to the United States Supreme Court.

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