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Patrick W. Brennan

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Patrick W. Brennan



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Milwaukee, WI


Shareholder and board member of Crivello Carlson, with federal and state practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, 2013 Martindale Hubbell
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)¬†
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation¬†
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section Board of Governors (Chair 2007-2008)
  • 'Super Lawyer,' Milwaukee Magazine (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Best Lawyers In America - Commercial/Litigation 2013-2014
  • President, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin (2001-2002)
  • Chairman, Peter Favre Forum (1994-2002)
  • Whitefish Bay Municipal Judge (1993-2008)
  • Recipient, Lawyer of the Year/Legal Scholar, Milwaukee Bar Association (1990)

Community Service Activities

Former Whitefish Bay Municipal Judge

Practice Areas

Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation
Construction Law
Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Disputes
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Trucking Litigation

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
State of Illinois


Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1981
Marquette University, B.S., 1978

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
American Board of Trial Advocates
Defense Research Institute
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois State Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
Professional Liability Defense Federation
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Risk and Insurance Management Society (Associate)
State Bar of Wisconsin (Litigation and Business Law Sections)
The Construction Specifications Institute
The Federalist Society
Wisconsin Defense Counsel

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