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GCW Lawyer Helps Trammell Family Seek Justice After DA Declines to Press Charges

UPDATE: The Village of West Milwaukee and the family of Adam Trammell have come to a settlement in their federal civil rights lawsuit. The Village has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the Trammell family for the repeated tasing of their son before his death in May 2017.

GCW Lawyer Helps Trammell Family Seek Justice After DA Declines to Press Charges
Sterling Brown

Civil Rights

UPDATE: [Video] GCW Attorney Mark Thomsen Speaks Out Against the City’s Response

UPDATE: In an interview in TODAY'S TMJ4 News at 6pm, GCW Attorney Mark Thomsen continues to speak out against the city's response saying Mr. Brown was "treated less than human" by the Milwaukee police.

UPDATE: [Video] GCW Attorney Mark Thomsen Speaks Out Against the City’s Response

GTW Cases

GCW Lawyers Adds Distinguished Attorneys

We are excited to announce the addition of three distinguished attorneys to the GCW Lawyers team. Welcome Riley, William and Chad!

GCW Lawyers Adds Distinguished Attorneys

GTW Cases

GCW Helps Beau Solomon’s Family Seek Justice After His Wrongful Death in Rome While Studying Abroad

Days after UW-Madison student, Beau Solomon, arrived in Rome to study abroad in 2016, he was found dead in a river. GCW is helping his family seek justice for his wrongful death.

GCW Helps Beau Solomon’s Family Seek Justice After His Wrongful Death in Rome While Studying Abroad
Sterling Brown

Civil Rights

GCW Helps Sterling Brown Seek Justice After Tasing and Arrest Incident

Sterling Brown was wrongfully tased and arrested by Milwaukee police officers on January 26th when being questioned over a parking violation. GCW helps Brown seek justice.

GCW Helps Sterling Brown Seek Justice After Tasing and Arrest Incident
Trammell Case

Civil Rights

GCW Lawyer Helps Trammell Family Seek Justice After DA Declines to Press Charges

UPDATE: A federal civil rights suit has been filed. Trammell was in the shower when two West Milwaukee police officers broke down his door and tased him as many as 18 times, leading to his death. However, Milwaukee's District Attorney decided not to file criminal charges against the officers.

GCW Lawyer Helps Trammell Family Seek Justice After DA Declines to Press Charges

GTW Cases

James Comey Honors Richard “Dick” Cates in His New Book

In his new book, James Comey honors the relationship that he built while working alongside GCW Attorney John Cates' father, Richard "Dick" Cates.

James Comey Honors Richard “Dick” Cates in His New Book

Civil Rights

Attempt to Change Wisconsin Election Law Fails

Courts compel Governor Scott Walker to comply with the law and hold a special election to fill the senate seat in Senate District 1 and the assembly seat in Assembly District 42. The special election will occur on June 12, 2018.

Attempt to Change Wisconsin Election Law Fails

Awards and Recognition

Attorney Wickstrom Elected Treasurer for the W.A.J.

Attorney Beverly Wickstrom has been elected Treasurer of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. The Wisconsin Association for Justice is Wisconsin's largest voluntary bar association.

Attorney Wickstrom Elected Treasurer for the W.A.J.

Awards and Recognition

Attorney Wachs Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Attorney Dana Wachs from the law firm Gingras, Cates and Wachs, was selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2015 for the fifth year in a row.

Attorney Wachs Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers