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Attorney Franklyn Gimbel Awarded Big Pi Lifetime Achievement Award by Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity

Big Pi Lifetime Achievement Award Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, is proud to announce that Founding Partner Franklyn Gimbel has been awarded the Big Pi Award which is their Lifetime Achievement Award by Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

The celebration of Frank’s induction took place on Saturday, May 18th at the Pfister Hotel. The Big Pi Award is awarded to alumni Brothers who are held in high esteem by virtue of outstanding accomplishment which brings honor to the Brother and Pi Lambda Phi. It is the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for Pilam and the Big Pi Chapter has become a “who’s who” of well-regarded and famous Pilam alumni.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP voted as one of the Best Contract Attorney Providers

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP voted as one of the Best Contract Attorney Providers by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Read the article here: Wisconsin Law Journal

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.

View the full article here.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Get Props

Milwaukee, WI — Milwaukee-based Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has been ranked as one of the Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News Media Group.

The firm was recognized for several of its practice areas, which were broken down into tiers based on client, lawyer and peer evaluations. GRGB took the top tier in white collar criminal defense and land use and zoning litigation, second tier in appellate practice, civil rights law, commercial litigation, health care law, and third tier in family law, real estate litigation and personal injury litigation.

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 Named “Best Law Firm” by Us News Media Group

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP (GRGB) is proud to announce that they have been named among the Best Law Firms in America by US New Media Group. The rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession.

Firms designated by U.S. News Media with a Best Law Firm title were broken down by specific practice area and “Tiers.” According to the methodology for the study, “the first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on.”

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.

M Magazine Best Lawyers in Milwaukee

Once again, a number of attorneys at GRGB have been recognized by M Magazine in Milwaukee in the magazine’s 2017 listing of Best Lawyers.

The firm lawyers so recognized are Pat Knight (health law), (family law), Josh Gimbel (commercial Litigation, real estate law and litigation), Mike Guerin (plaintiff’s personal injury), Tom Brown (white collar criminal defense), Frank Gimbel (white collar criminal and appellate practice) and Ray Dall’Osto (civil rights/constitutional law).

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.

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.

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.

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