Why Gass Weber Mullins?

Gass Weber Mullins is a litigation boutique of 12 innovative lawyers with decades of trial and appellate experience. Our firm elected not to pursue a high-volume, routine litigation practice. Instead, as a boutique with many highly skilled, experienced lawyers we can focus on our clients’ most important litigation challenges. We staff cases so that senior, experienced lawyers are actively involved. As a result, our clients get the immediate, direct benefits of the judgment and efficiencies that are acquired through experience.

As a firm we combine the intelligence and creativity necessary to solve the most difficult factual and legal issues. One of our founding members worked in-house managing litigation and his perspective on what clients appreciate and deserve shapes our firm culture. Two other members joined us after years of service as highly regarded trial judges, and they add unique insights into which facts and arguments will resonate with juries and judges. Others have a deep reservoir of courtroom skills and appellate experience drawn from decades of trials and appeals.

Since opening in 2004, the firm’s lawyers have prosecuted and defended cases in 36 states encompassing complex issues of national and international scope. We also have significant experience conducting mock trials and other jury research. This research helps secure great trial results by giving our lawyers the added dimension of understanding what motivates jurors beyond just the bare facts and the law. For appeals, we conduct mock arguments before former appellate judges which brings focus to the most persuasive legal and policy arguments.

We are at our best when we work with sophisticated and active in-house counsel. We are committed to the principle that clients are best served when their lawyers inside and outside the company actively work a case together. We appreciate and enjoy a partnership with company counsel because their industry knowledge and insights help make us more effective and efficient. In addition, we are keenly aware that litigation decisions have business consequences, and our colleagues in-house of course have the best understanding of those effects on our mutual client.

Photo by Hubert Steed
Our logo is inspired by a statue that stands outside Columbia University Law School. The statue, “Tightrope Walker” by Kees Verkade, is dedicated to General William J. Donovan, one of the founders of our country’s intelligence services. We believe it captures a trial lawyer’s work — walking the tightrope of risk, carrying the client, with the client providing the direction.


  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • Trial Science Institute Founder
  • CNH America’s Former Vice President for Legal Services – North America
  • Adjunct Professor Trial Advocacy, Marquette University Law School
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Seventh Circuit and Wisconsin Supreme Court Clerks
  • Wisconsin Judicial Council Member and Chair