Gingras, Cates & Wachs
I am one of the founding partners
I am a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and served two terms on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin. I also enjoy volunteering at Mock Trials at local high schools.
I'm married and have five children. We are all active in outdoor sports and over the years have spent a lot of time competing in downhill ski and water ski competitions, as well as competing in local triathlons.
Education: J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, with honors, 1980, B.A., University of Rochester, 1976
Bar Admission: Wisconsin, 2001 Wisconsin, 1980 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
Professional Associations and Memberships: Dane County Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin- Board of Governors, 2003 - 2007, Wisconsin Association for Justice, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, James E. Doyle American Inn of Court
Honors and Awards: Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2005 - present, Association of Trial Lawyers of American Top 100 Lawyers – 2008, 2007, Madison Magazine Top Lawyers in Madison, 2000 - 2015, Best Lawyers in America since 2009- Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury
Motto: Every day is a potential day of glory.
Why Did You Become a Lawyer? I truly wanted to fight for the under dog and I know that I help people achieve justice.
Your Greatest Professional Accomplishment I helped build a really great law firm that believes in human rights.
If You Were Not a Lawyer, What Would You Be I would have loved to play for the Brewers but they never drafted me. So now that I am old, if I was not a lawyer I would like to guide raft trips in Montana.
When You're not working...I like to hang out with my kids. I like to watch my youngest son, Rock, play baseball and I enjoy listening to my son, Luke, sing.