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Mark L. Thomsen

Mark Thomsen

Location

Milwaukee Office

219 N Milwaukee Street
Suite 520
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Waukesha Office

3228 Turnberry Oak Drive
Suite 210
Waukesha, WI 53188

Contact

Direct Dial: 414.935.5482
Office Phone: 414.837.4167
Toll Free: 888.357.7661
Email: mthomsen@gtwlawyers.com

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Mark L. Thomsen was born in Nebraska the winter of 1954, grew up in Nigeria, Africa until 12 years old, dropped out of high school at 17, and when the Inland Steel mill department in East Chicago, Indiana shutdown in 1984 (where he had proudly worked as a steelworker for nearly eight years, including a stint as Local 1010 USWA union representative), Mark and his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He started law school at Marquette University Law School and after graduating in 1987 (cum laude), he served as law clerk to the Hon. John L. Coffey, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

His time since as a lawyer has now spanned 32 years, and his practice is primarily devoted to representing and fighting for justice for injured people, including those injured as a result of violations of their Civil Rights (commonly called Section 1983 claims), or by medical and legal malpractice, or by nursing home neglect, or in automobile and trucking collisions, by people’s general negligence, or by defective products.  Mark strives to create a legal infrastructure designed to protect people and their individual rights.  During this time, whether by settlement or trial whenever necessary, Mark has successfully obtained millions of dollars for those individuals and families he has been honored to represent.

Favorite Book: “The Savage Detectives” by Roberto Bolaño

Favorite Quote
“Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

-Winston Churchill

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Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, cum laude, 1987
  • B.G.S., Indiana University Northwest, 1984
  • Luther College, 1974-1976
  • Loras College, 1972-1974

Bar Admission

  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-Present
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Speaker at Team Up for Change – Social Justice Summit Hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings

Professional Associations and Memberships

President of the Ascension Lutheran Church Endowment Board

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2019–Present

 

Recent Cases

Sterling brown

Civil Rights

[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.

[Video] GCW Files Federal Lawsuit Against the Police and the City of Milwaukee on Behalf of Bucks Player Sterling Brown
Robin Anderson

Civil Rights

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: Woman Settles With Glendale Police After Wrongful Arrest
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
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Mediation & Arbitration

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Multidistrict Litigation

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