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Attorney Franklyn Gimbel Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by the Milwaukee Bar Association

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP (GRGB), is proud to announce that Founding Partner Franklyn Gimbel has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA).

The award was presented at the MBA’s 160th Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 23rd at the new Fiserv Forum. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to the lawyer whose career achievements in both the practice of law and community service demonstrate a consistent level of excellence.

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.

Frank thanked his two families when accepting the award - his wife and children and his GRGB family.

About Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP

Serving Wisconsin since 1968 and celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP has earned the respect of the public and the legal community. The firm is known for their tradition of honesty and integrity as well as the ability to achieve positive results in cases ranging from complex civil litigation, white collar crime investigations, serious accidents and injury cases, and federal and state criminal matters. The firm’s attorneys are recognized for their passion for the Constitution, the law and the rights of their clients. The law firm and many of its attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, by Law & Politics, and are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Firm attorneys have served as Presidents of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association, as well as chaired State Bar sections and divisions, served on section boards and on the State Bar Board of Governors. Additionally, several firm attorneys have Fellowships in the American College of Trial Lawyers. For more information on Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, visit the law firm’s website at http://www.grgblaw.com/.

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