Milwaukee Lawyers Win Consecutive Jury
Verdicts in Million Dollar Cases Across the USA
Gass Weber Mullins, a Milwaukee-based twelve attorney trial law and litigation boutique firm, won three consecutive jury verdicts for its clients in million dollar cases across the USA in a six week span — from the Eastern-most Federal District Court in Maine, to the Western-most Federal District Court in Hawaii, and in a Wisconsin state court. Given most litigation is settled prior to trial, this group of consecutive jury trial wins by a single firm, in a forty day time period, is especially impressive.
“We pride ourselves on being able to provide small firm service while delivering big results. This string of victories demonstrates our success at doing both on a national scale,” said Managing Member Beth Hanan.
First, in a Portland, Maine federal court on November 10, 2011, Gass Weber Mullins lawyers Ralph Weber and Shawn Stevens won a unanimous jury verdict on indemnification claims for their client, a ground beef processor and seller. The client’s claims arose from a multi-state foodborne illness outbreak and the corresponding millions of dollars in personal injury claims. Weber and Stevens established the source of the outbreak, winning full indemnity for the client including attorney’s fees.
Next, in a Madison, Wisconsin state court on December 12, 2011, Gass Weber Mullins lawyers Brian Cahill and David Turek won a $1 million jury verdict for their client, a construction contractor in a major University of Wisconsin construction project. Cahill and Turek established their client’s contract was wrongfully terminated.
Finally, in a Honolulu, Hawaii federal court on December 19, 2011, Gass Weber Mullins lawyer Ric Gass secured a defense verdict on a two-pronged wrongful death claim against his client, the County of Maui. The claim sought over $1 million in damages under both a negligence claim and a sec. 1983 civil rights claim for alleged inadequate jailhouse care resulting in a prisoner’s death. Gass proved the County acted lawfully, winning dismissal of the claim.
“We are gratified to successfully represent our clients in these difficult cases. Whether they need to aggressively pursue or defend against a claim, clients choose Gass Weber Mullins for their most difficult challenges because of our proven ability to win cases in courtrooms across the country,” said Ralph Weber. “This string of victories for our clients is especially gratifying since so few cases actually make it to trial, and our twelve attorney firm supported these complex trials nearly simultaneously at the geographic extremes of our judicial system,” said Ric Gass.
Gass Weber Mullins is a Chambers USA and U.S. News top-tier, 12 attorney trial law firm based in Milwaukee, WI specializing in national-scale litigation. These results corroborate the firm’s selection by Corporate International Magazine as Wisconsin Litigation Law Firm of the Year.