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Thomas E. Brown - Milwaukee, WI

330 East Kilbourn AvenueSuite 1170 Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Milwaukee White Collar Federal and State Defense Lawyer

Overview

As a respected former federal prosecutor, Tom joined GRGB in 1978. His superlative understanding of the federal court system is highly praised among the Wisconsin Law community; however he prides himself on tailoring his legal expertise to the meet the unique needs of each client and each case. In his own words, Tom suggests that he is “not a lawyer, but rather an advocate for the client...

As a respected former federal prosecutor, Tom joined GRGB in 1978. His superlative understanding of the federal court system is highly praised among the Wisconsin Law community; however he prides himself on tailoring his legal expertise to the meet the unique needs of each client and each case. In his own words, Tom suggests that he is “not a lawyer, but rather an advocate for the client.”

Tom’s experience in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has given him the tools needed to build a highly successful white collar criminal defense practice. He has an equally thriving practice representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil areas, including almost 20 years defending manufacturers against product liability claims.

At the heart of his client attorney relationships is an ardent belief that a reputation must be earned and is not simply bestowed. He lives out this philosophy with each client he serves, making their problems his own. “I care about the results and how it affects my clients,” Tom notes. And, his clients take great comfort in knowing they can depend on him for stability and empathy.

While the accolade that resounds most strongly with Tom is the satisfaction of his clients, Tom is also renowned among his peers. He has been recognized as one of "Best Lawyers in America" by a national publication, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor bestowed upon less than five percent of the trial lawyers in the United States.

When he is not helping clients solve difficult problems, Tom loves to spend time restoring classic cars. He also enjoys time at the lake with his family.

About Thomas E. Brown

Practice Areas

  • White Collar Federal and State Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Criminal Law
  • Complex Civil Litigation

Litigation

  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Committee on Revision of Homicide Laws (Member)
  • The State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section, 1987 - 1988 (Chairman)
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (Member)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (Director)

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1970
    J.D.
  • Marquette University, 1968
    B.A.

Pro Bono Activities

  • President's Council, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Classes and Seminars

  • National Business Institute, Honing Your Trial Advocacy Skills: Gain a Competitive Edge, August 2020
  • National Business Institute, Jury Trials 101: A How-to Guide - Shielding the Jury From Inadmissible Evidence and Comments, June 2017

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Thomas E. Brown

Included on the 2024 Wisconsin list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Thomas E. Brown on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers" for Criminal Defense - White Collar and Commercial Litigation
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" - 2005 - 2020
  • Named one of Milwaukee's Best Lawyers for Criminal Law by Milwaukee Magazine
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

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Office Information

Address

330 East Kilbourn AvenueSuite 1170 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Fax

  • 414-271-7680

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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