Gordon & Rees has opened its 40th office located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin effective March 1, 2017. Partner Ryan Brown will serve as managing partner of the office which is strategically located to continue the firm's growth in the Midwest. From commercial litigation to employment law to insurance coverage and a number of other fields, the Milwaukee office will handle matters across a wide array of disciplines in both state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin and complement Gordon & Rees's existing presence in the area along with the firm's locations in Chicago and St. Louis.
"Ryan has been instrumental in helping pioneer the firm's expansion into the Midwest, and indeed was our first lawyer in that locale when we opened in Chicago nearly a decade ago," remarked Dion Cominos, firmwide managing partner. "Brown was also instrumental in opening the St. Louis location in 2012. We expect continued positive growth in the Midwest as we broaden our geographic reach and service offerings in the region."
Ryan Brown is a litigator whose practice focuses primarily upon insurance coverage, professional liability, and employment defense matters. In his insurance practice, Brown has successfully litigated numerous complex coverage issues through judgment, including issues of insurer bad faith, rescission, duty to defend, estoppel, prior knowledge, and late notice. Brown also serves as claims management counsel for certain London-based insurers in relation to D&O and E&O claims. In addition, he regularly defends professionals, including lawyers, accountants, and insurance producers, in administrative and civil proceedings throughout the Midwest. He has also represented employers in both state and federal courts in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin against a wide-array of allegations, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations.
Since 2000, Gordon & Rees has dramatically expanded, opening 36 offices nationwide. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both The Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2016 Law360 ranked the firm 53rd on its list of the largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 39 on its Diversity Scorecard.