$500,000 Partial Settlement Paid in Reckless Driving Auto Collison Lawsuit Filed Against County of Milwaukee and Former Sheriff’s Deputy
Milwaukee County paid the estate of Ceasar Stinson, a beloved Milwaukee community activist, and Chipo Stinson, his wife, $500,000 in partial settlement for the limits allowed under state law for the January 2020 fatal vehicle…
Gingras Reaches $1.1 Million Settlement on Behalf of Client in Madison Police Misconduct Lawsuit
Partner Bob Gingras of Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs was lead attorney on the legal team responsible for securing a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of David Clash-Miller in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against…
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A Farewell and Thank You to Partner Beverly Wickstrom
As we close out the month of July, we are also wrapping up the GTW tenure of partner Beverly Wickstrom. Wickstrom is set to begin a new chapter as Eau Claire County’s Branch 6 Circuit…
Awards and Recognition
Partner Dana Wachs One of Three New Members Appointed to UW System Board of Regents by Governor Tony Evers
Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs partner Dana Wachs was one of three new members appointed to the UW System Board of Regents by Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday. The Board of Regents is an 18-member board…
Kinne Files Title VI and Title IX Lawsuit Against Central Minnesota School District for Racist Bullying and Harassment
Attorney Paul Kinne of Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Lawyers recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Rocori School District (RSD) in central Minnesota for actions violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of…
Kinne Files Excessive Force Lawsuit Against Four Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies on Behalf of Client Injured While in Custody
Partner Paul Kinne of Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs has filed a lawsuit against four Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Wellpath Mental, Medical Healthcare and one of its nurses on behalf of client Jimmie Joshua. The lawsuit…
Kinne Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Former Eau Claire County District Attorney
Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs partner Paul Kinne has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King on behalf of our client, who worked as a victim witness coordinator for…
Thomsen Reaches $2.35M Settlement in Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Wood County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Dean and His Insurer
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs partner Mark Thomsen recently reached a $2.35 million settlement with Wood County Sheriff Deputy Nathan Dean and the county’s insurer on behalf of Logan Johnsrud and his family. Johnsrud, a 32-year-old…
Judges: Public has right to know former deputy’s discipline records
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently made a key ruling on police transparency and clarified that law enforcement discipline records are in fact public records. The ruling stems from a WISN 12 investigation into former…
Paul Kinne Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Group Health Cooperative After Their Refusal to Cover Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs partner Paul Kinne has filed a class action lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin on behalf of Angela Midthun-Hensen and Tony Hensen, as the representatives of their minor daughter, K.H.,…
Thomsen, Kinne and Sweatt Reach $862,500 Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Baraboo School District
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs partners Mark Thomsen and Paul Kinne, along with GTW attorney Kimberly Sweatt and referring attorney Amy Bogost, have reached an $862,500 settlement with the Baraboo School District (BSD) on behalf of…
Milwaukee Common Council Approves Historic Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Former Bucks Guard Sterling Brown and GTW Partner Mark Thomsen
More than three years after being wrongfully tased and unlawfully arrested by Milwaukee police officers, former Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown’s settlement agreement implements anti-racist policing policy for the city’s police force. The Milwaukee Common…
Gingras and Thompson Settle Title VII Lawsuit On Behalf of Client for $167,000
Partner Bob Gingras and attorney Scott Thompson of Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Lawyers settled a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin on behalf of our client for $167,000. Our client alleged in her complaint…
Awards and Recognition
Six GTW Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Two Named 2020 Rising Stars
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs is pleased to announce that six firm attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers. In addition, two attorneys have earned the designation of 2020 Wisconsin Rising Stars. GTW partners…
Beverly Wickstrom and WAJ – Legal Immunity is Not a Solution to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Madison) The Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) calls on legislators to immediately work with the Governor to create a comprehensive pandemic response plan that puts the health and safety of Wisconsin residents first and gets…
Bucks Guard Sterling Brown Authorizes GTW Partner Mark Thomsen to Sign Historic Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit with the City of Milwaukee
Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs partner Mark Thomsen, on behalf of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown, signed a settlement agreement with the City of Milwaukee. The City will admit to violating Brown’s constitutional rights and incorporate…
GTW Lawyers Settle $5.25 Million Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Suit Resulting From Drunk Driving Accident
GTW attorneys Robert Gingras, Michael Luebke, Riley Leonard and Kim Sweatt recently settled a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit that occurred as a result of a drunk driving accident. On the afternoon of October…
Seven GTW Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Best Lawyers in America
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs is pleased to announce that seven firm attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in1983, Best Lawyers has become…
Kinne Files Title II Lawsuit Against Cuba City School District
Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Partner Paul Kinne has filed a Title II lawsuit against the Cuba City School District (CCSD) for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act. Our client is specifically…
Criminal Charges Filed in Wrongful Death of Community Activist Cesar Stinson
Criminal charges have been filed as a result of the deadly January crash involving an unmarked police squad car driven by Deputy Sheriff Joel R. Streicher and community activist Ceasar Stinson. Stinson was well known…
Wachs Settles Personal Injury Case for $400,000
Partner Dana Wachs recently resolved a personal injury case in the amount of $400,000. The accident involved a nonsurgical back injury sustained when a semi-truck driver unexpectedly drove his truck forward at a loading dock,…
GTW Attorney hired by Stinson family: ‘The family wants to know what was going on in the squad’
UPDATE: In a TMJF interview, Attorney Mark Thomsen has one word to describe how the family of Ceasar Stinson is dealing with his unexpected death. “It’s devastating,” said Thomsen. The 47-year-old was hit and killed…
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers Settle Carne v. Daley First Amendment Retaliation Lawsuit
Paul Kinne, one of our Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Lawyers partners, recently settled a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit filed against Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Chairperson James Daley on behalf of his client, Danielle Carne. Carne…
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Baraboo School District
Attorneys Mark Thomsen and Paul Kinne of Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs Lawyers have filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against the Baraboo School District (BSD) for actions violating Title IX of the…
GTW to Represent Victim of Acid Attack
Our team in Milwaukee is honored to be representing Mahud Villalaz as he pursues further charges following an acid attack on Friday, November 1. We are committed to assisting our client with anything he may…
UPDATE: [VIDEO] GTW Holds Press Conference to Discuss Mr. Brown’s Civil Rights Lawsuit
On Thursday, October 10th, GTW attorney, Mark Thomsen, held a press conference at Milwaukee City Hall to discuss the latest updates in Mr. Brown's case.
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers Opens Fourth Location in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers expand to a fourth office in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward neighborhood.
Gingras, Cates & Wachs Lawyers Announces Name Change to Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers
Gingras, Cates & Wachs has a new name: Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers, now including attorney Mark Thomsen as a named partner in the firm. Learn more.
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 Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Lawrence University
GCW filed a Title IX lawsuit against Lawrence University on behalf of a student who was sexually assaulted by another Lawrence University student.
[Video] Footage of Milwaukee Police Confrontation with Sterling Brown
This body camera footage shows Sterling Brown being confronted by Milwaukee police earlier this year. Mr. Brown was wrongfully tased and arrested for a parking violation. GCW is working with Sterling Brown to seek justice against the Milwaukee Police Department.
[Video] GCW Files Federal Lawsuit Against the Police and the City of Milwaukee on Behalf of Bucks Player Sterling Brown
A federal lawsuit has been filed Tuesday, June 19th, against the city of Milwaukee and its police department for the unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on Sterling Brown.
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.
[Video] UW Health Transformation Surgeon Accused of Medical Negligence & Sexual Exploitation
GCW's Robert Gingras has filed a lawsuit with the Dane County Circuit Court against a plastic surgeon with UW Health Transformations for medical negligence and sexual exploitation of a female patient from Wausau.
RECAP: Mark Thomsen Speaks at Team Up for Change Summit
GCW Attorney, Mark Thomsen, spoke at the Team Up for Change Summit in Sacramento on Wednesday to discuss how to ease tensions between police and citizens.
UPDATE [VIDEO]: Mark Thomsen Speaks at Milwaukee Bucks & Sacramento Kings “Team Up for Change” Event
GCW's Mark Thomsen speaks at the NBA event "Team Up for Change" hosted by the Sacramento Kings who have teamed up with the Milwaukee Bucks to unite, inspire, and activate communities against social injustice.
Bob Gingras & Mark Thomsen Named Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates
GCW is proud to announce that attorneys Bob Gingras and Mark Thomsen have been approved as members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates!
UPDATE: Woman Settles With Glendale Police After Wrongful Arrest
GCW Lawyers helped Robin Anderson settle her lawsuit against Glendale police for wrongful arrest in December of 2017.
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.