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Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP Welcomes Attorney Jorge Fragoso To Their Appellate, Criminal Defense And Civil Litigation Team

Jorge Fragoso

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP (GRGB) is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Jorge R. Fragoso to the firm’s Criminal Defense, Appellate and Civil Litigation teams. Fragoso, a 2012 University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School graduate, has joined GRGB after spending 9 years at the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office.

While at the trial division in Waukesha County, he represented people in criminal matters from the pre-charging stage through motions and trials and sentencings. He was a member of the Waukesha Drug and Alcohol Treatment Courts and won multiple probation revocation hearings. During his years at the appellate division in Milwaukee, he won relief for many clients in post-conviction and appellate proceedings, and he argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He has worked on juvenile cases, emergency detentions, protective placements, guardianships, and cases involving CHIPS and termination of parental rights.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP Attorney Max T. Stephenson, Promoted to Partner

Max T. Stephenson

Milwaukee, WI The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) has announced that they have promoted Max T. Stephenson to the position of Partner. Stephenson has been with GRGB since 2012 when he first joined as a law clerk. Max exclusively serves the firm in all areas of family law.

Max has proven himself to be a valuable asset to not only the firm, but, more importantly, his clients”, states GRGB Partner, Jason Luczak. “He approaches his client’s family law issues with the care and attention they deserve and is able to make a tough situation better. We are happy that he will continue to grow his practice for years to come at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown.”

Max has previously been honored as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” with the Wisconsin Law Journal, recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the last 3 years and named a “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in the area of family law. Max has written several articles and given numerous presentations on various family law topics, including a Legal Q & A session at the LGBTQ+ Healthy Families/Healthy Communities Conference. Max is also Past President of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) and Board Member of the Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Announces Recognition of 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP (GRGB) has announced that several attorneys from their team have been recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, by Super Lawyer Magazine.

The nine individuals receiving the prestigious Super Lawyers distinction include Thomas Brown, Raymond Dall'Osto, Franklyn Gimbel, Joshua Gimbel, D. Michael Guerin, Kathryn Keppel, Patrick Knight and Christopher Strohbehn. "We do our best to assure that all clients receive focused, professional attention to their needs. To be recognized for our service and come to the attention of others in the legal community, is indeed a high honor" notes GRGB Founding Partner, Franklyn Gimbel.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Attorneys Richard Reilly and Max Stephenson Recognized in Best Lawyers Family Law Issue

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP (GRGB) is proud to announce that Attorneys Richard E. Reilly and Max T. Stephenson have been recognized in the Best Lawyers: Family Law Issue. This publication specifically features attorneys practicing in family law, including arbitration and mediation specialties, and both litigation and non-litigation trusts and estates. Richard was named as a family law “Best Lawyer in America” and Max as a “Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch.”

Best Lawyers prides itself as being the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

Russell J. Karnes Honored As 2020 “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal

Milwaukee, WI The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is proud to announce that Attorney Russell J. Karnes has been honored as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal (WLJ). This year, the WLJ honored 16 Leaders in the Law and 12 Up and Coming Lawyers during a joint virtual event giving the community a chance to come together with current and future legal leaders while celebrating the exceptional work done by local attorneys.

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