Gingras, Cates & Wachs
I learned the value of hard work growing up on a dairy farm, and it stuck with me. I have always loved to learn and did well in school, graduating from UW Madison, where I received my law degree in 1993. I have been a partner at Gingras, Cates & Luebke since 2000. My practice areas include whistleblower cases, employment law, civil rights, professional malpractice, personal injury
I was raised to care deeply about the welfare of others, and that value is reflected in the work I do as a lawyer. I love helping people with their problems, whether it be a mistreated employee, an injured driver, or someone brave enough to draw attention to wrongdoing who then faces retaliation because of that bravery. My professional and no-nonsense style has earned me the respect of my opponents and the legal community. I have also given back to my community, having served on city council, school board, the police commission and my church’s stewardship committee.
But I am most proud of being a husband and father. I married my wife in 1998, and we now have three school-aged children. Sometimes I think they have taught me more than I have taught them. Like me, they love ice hockey. Unlike me, they are good at it – I can barely skate. But I love going to the rink every weekend from October through early March to watch them, even if it means driving to Eagle River in February.