Contact


Location:    Milwaukee, WI

Email:          bobrien@borgelt.com

Phone:        414-287-9135

Fax:              414-276-0172

Assistant:    Sarah Smith

Education


Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1987

University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1981

Areas of Practice


Court Admissions


  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • 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, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Organizations


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Serjeants’ Inn
  • Litigation Section Board, State Bar of Wisconsin

Verdicts and Published Decisions


  • Sinkler v. Midwest Prop. Mgmt Ltd. Pshp., 209 F.3d 678 (7th Cir. 2000)(represented an employer in a claim for disability discrimination under the American with Disabilities Act)
  • Fittshur v. Village of Menomonee Falls, 31 F.3d 1401 (7th Cir. 1994)(represented an insurer in a claim by an employee that he was deprived of his property interest in his job as a result of termination)
  • National-Ben Franklin Ins. Co. v. Levernier,  280 F. Supp. 2d 851 (E.D. Wis. 2003)(represented insurer in a coverage dispute concerning whether coverage existed for a boating accident)
  • Continental v. Garrison, 54 F. Supp. 2d 874 (E.D. 1999)(represented insurer in coverage dispute concerning coverage for first party property coverage)
  • Miller v. Bristol-Myers Co., 161 Wis. 2d 683, 468 N.W.2d 744 (Ct. App. 1991)(represented party involving dispute of whether a parent company could be liable to an employee of a subsidiary)
  • Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. v. Dairyland Transport, Inc., 157 Wis. 2d 645, 460 N.W.2d 433 (Ct. App. 1990)(represented transport company in action involving the value of hi-jacked goods)

Other


  • AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers” ® by Law & Politics and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Allstate Insurance Adjuster 1981-1984
  • Marquette Law Review-Staff Editor
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Justice Donald W. Steinmetz
  • Wisconsin State Bar Committee- past member
  • Avid Runner and Skier