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Attorney Franklyn Gimbel Awarded “Witness To History” Award By The Milwaukee County Historical Society

Attorney Franklyn GimbelMilwaukee, WI — — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP (GRGB), is proud to celebrate the “Witness to History” Award presented by the Milwaukee County Historical Society to Founding Partner Franklyn Gimbel.

The award was presented at the Society’s 69th Annual Award’s Diner on Wednesday, May 11th, at the Pfister Hotel. The Witness to History Award is presented to those who have played a significant role in shaping and documenting our community’s history.

Frank started practicing law in 1960 after graduating from Marquette University Law School (from which he also won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015) and soon became one of four assistant U.S. attorneys in Milwaukee. He prosecuted the local head of the Mafia for tax evasion and won a conviction. Attorney Gimbel established GRGB in 1968 and has tried 200 jury cases over his legal career. He has had multiple homicide cases with acquittals in several. In 1988, he argued a case in front of the United States Supreme Court, winning a reversal and establishing a new rule of law for asserting entrapment as a defense in a criminal case. Frank served as the lawyer for the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff’s Association for 31 years and negotiated many contracts on its behalf. In addition to his law practice, Frank has always been community-minded. He served on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission and served as Chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Board that oversaw the construction of Milwaukee’s first Convention Center. Frank also served as President of both the Milwaukee Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin as well as the local Milwaukee Rotary Club.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Partner Josh Gimbel Honored at United Community Center (UCC) 52nd Anniversary Celebration

United Community CenterMilwaukee, WI — — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is proud to announce that Joshua L. Gimbel accepted one of the Estrella Brillante Awards on behalf of the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation. These inaugural awards recognized individuals and entities that have made immeasurable contributions and are a bright, positive light in the community. The event took place on Friday, April 29, 2022, and aimed to highlight and recognize UCC supporters, as well as acknowledge the successes from the past year.

The UCC provides programs to Hispanics and near South side residents of all races and ages in education, cultural arts, recreation, community development and health and human services in an effort to help individuals achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of personal development

Attorneys With Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Receive 2022 Elite Lawyer Award

GRGB Elite Lawyer

The Milwaukee firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP is honored to announce that seven of their attorneys have been named 2022 Elite Lawyers in their areas of practice. Elite Lawyer is a user-friendly directory for potential clients looking for a highly regarded attorney. The directory doubles as a rating service and identifies and awards lawyers who have shown outstanding dedication to their profession and provide exceptional service to their clients. The attorneys with GRGB have earned this award by demonstrating continuous commitment to the legal community and their profession.

Firm Partner Attorney Max Stephenson joined GRGB as a law clerk in 2012. Since starting his career, he has focused his legal knowledge and skills on family law matters such as guardianship, paternity, and post-judgement actions. Attorney Stephenson is passionate about guiding his clients and their families through the often tumultuous process of divorce. Mr. Stephenson is actively involved in the legal community, holding membership in numerous associations, including the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Previously, he served as president for the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association.

Jaclyn Kallie, an associate attorney with GRGB, is proficient in legal matters involving civil litigation, probate and trust litigation, and personal injury. Attorney Kallie has a background in insurance defense and civil litigation. She also dedicates time to pro bono activities, including serving as a mentor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Mentoring Program. Due to her hard work, Attorney Kallie has been recognized as an Emerging Woman Leader with Tempo Milwaukee.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Honored With Top Pro Mom Workplace Award

Best law firmMilwaukee, WI — — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is extremely proud to announce that they have been recognized as a “TOP PRO MOM WORKPLACE” by Working Moms of Milwaukee. 

This honor is given to businesses that are promoting moms, advocating for moms, protecting moms and flexible with moms, especially during these past couple of pandemic years. The award criteria is as follows:

  • Percentage of mothers who are executives and/or board of directors
  • Maternity Leave
  • Childcare Benefits
  • Nursing and Pumping Accommodations
  • Flexibility with Work Hours
  • Opportunities for advancement and moms in leadership

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Welcomes Attorney Danielle N. Rousset To Their Probate And Fiduciary Litigation Team

Attorney Danielle N. RoussetMilwaukee, 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 Danielle N. Rousset to the firm’s probate and fiduciary litigation group. Rousset joins the team after many years with a small firm where she represented clients in insurance, business, tort, employment and appeals cases.

Danielle is a Board Member of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel and the former Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the WDC. She is also the current President of Schulte Elementary PTA and a member of Racine Unified School District’s Parent Leadership Network.

“We are thrilled to add Danielle's skill and experience to our civil and probate litigation sections." states GRGB Partner Erin Strohbehn.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Attorney, Erin Strohbehn, Honored As One Of Biztimes Notable Women In Law

Biztimes Notable Women In LawMilwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is proud to announce that Attorney Erin Strohbehn has been selected as a “Notable Woman In Law” by BizTimes Media. This honor is bestowed upon women lawyers who have a track record of setting legal precedents, winning big cases for their clients and mentoring the next wave of women in law – all while finding ways to give back to their communities. 

Strohbehn has been recognized for her work in the field of probate litigation and spearheading business management efforts at the firm. She is currently the only female Partner. Today, her litigation practice includes clients in probate, trust, insurance, employment, business and other civil disputes.

Strohbehn has been recognized as a “Leader in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal and a “Best Lawyer” by the Best Lawyers in America. She has also been named a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, was recognized as one of National Trial Lawyers of America’s “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers” and included in the Best Lawyer’s “Women in the Law” spring edition.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Announces Recognition of 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Best law firm

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 Lawyers Magazine.

The ten individuals receiving the prestigious Super Lawyers distinction include Thomas Brown, Raymond Dall’Osto, Franklyn Gimbel, Joshua Gimbel, D. Michael Guerin, Kathryn Keppel, Patrick Knight, Erin Strohbehn 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 LLP Starts 2022 Off Big: Wins Shepherd Express “Best of Milwaukee” Categories in Law Firm-Business, Law Firm-Estate Planning; Launches New Website

Best law firm

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is proud to announce that the firm came in first place in the Shepherd Express’s “Best of Milwaukee” 2021 contest in two categories: Law Firm-Business and Law Firm-Estate Planning. The firm also launched an updated website to showcase innovative strategies but same reliable representation for 54 years.

The Shepherd Express started the Best of Milwaukee contest back in the early 1990s and remains the city’s largest “best-of” contest as ranked by the number of voters. All winners are selected by people of the city.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Named "Best Law Firm" By U.S. News & World Reportand Best Lawyers

Best law firm

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 News& World Report and Best Lawyers.Firms included are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Firms designated byU.S. News 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.”Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Attorneys Richard Reilly, Max Stephenson And Jaclyn Kallie Recognized In Best Lawyers Family Law Issue

Attorney Max StephensonMilwaukee, 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 and Jaclyn 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.

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Erin Strohbehn as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin

The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Erin Strohbehn of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

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