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Franklyn M. Gimbel

330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1170 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Firm: Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
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Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

Years In Practice


Phone Number (414) 271-1440
Franklyn M. Gimbel 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 a successful private criminal defense law practiceOver the years, Frank 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 ranging from working men and women, to judges, CEOs and other professionals. No person's problem is too insignificant or too complicated.Helping people is Frank’s passion and the cornerstone of his practice. As he so aptly puts it, “my goal is to ensure that people are better off in some way after I render my services, than when they came in the door. If that is the end result, I have been successful.” He also wants clients to feel that every attorney at the firm is accessible to them. “There is a real team approach here. This is not always the case in law firms. My job is to mirror that behavior so that everyone works together for the common good of the entire firm and most importantly, our clients.”Reaching out to the community is another important aspect of the GRGB culture. “There is nothing that we do that should be measured by a direct economic impact. Giving back is a crucial part of being a good citizen and neighbor in the communities we serve,” he notes. In demonstration of this mantra, Frank has established an impressive record of community service. In May 1994, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Center District Board of Directors by then Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Under his guidance, the District completed the construction, renovation and financing of the buildings which form the core of Milwaukee's convention business, the Wisconsin Center, the U.W. Milwaukee Panther Arena, and the Milwaukee Theatre. He was elected Chairperson at its first meeting and served in that capacity until 2015. In 2015 Frank was bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University. The Lifetime Achievement Award serves as a way for Marquette Law School to “honor the ideal of the Marquette lawyer.” The award was presented on April 23, 2015 at Marquette Law School.Managing a work / life balance is also important to Frank. When he is not manning the helm at GRGB, he enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and six grandchildren. He also takes time to travel and take part in a wide variety of community events.
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Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1960
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Franklyn M. Gimbel
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Milwaukee (2010)
  • Life Fellow, American Bar FoundationMarquette University Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015Fellow, American College of Trial LawyersFellow, Wisconsin Law FoundationUnited States Attorney General Superior Performance Award, 1967Wisconsin Association of Crimi
Organizations & Affiliations
State Bar of Wisconsin
Work Experience
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
1968 - Current
Marquette University, J.D.
Graduated 1960
Contact Details and Office Locations
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1170
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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