Joe Trevino

Partner
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Overview

At the outset of every case, Joe partners with his client to identify the bigger picture and tailor a case strategy to achieve a positive, cost-effective result. In one of his more memorable cases, Joe defended an architect against claims of negligence and breach of contract. After six weeks of arbitration, with $65 million on the line, Joe helped his clients reach the best possible resolution, with the arbitrator finding no negligence and awarding his client’s fees.

Joe takes great pride in advising a wide array of businesses and professionals in disputes and complex litigation. Joe’s commercial practice includes both outside general counsel work as well as lead litigation counsel in business disputes of all sizes. He frequently represents architects, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation and as a member of the firm's Professional Liability Service Group, he defends architects, attorneys, accountants and other professionals in high exposure litigation. Further, he defends employers before the ERD and EEOC, representing business owners and human resource professionals against allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. As a member of the Transportation and Logistics Service Group, Joe provides comprehensive litigation services to the transportation industry and advises some of the largest transportation companies on best practices. He also assists with evidence preservation and offers onsite assistance to oversee inspections.

As co-managing partner of the firm's Milwaukee office, Joe leads a collaborative team of attorneys and staff to deliver bottom line results and exceptional client service.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Co-Chair: SmithAmundsen Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Member: State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hispanic National Bar Association: Region IX Deputy Regional President; Member
  • Marquette Sports Law Review: Former Editor-in-Chief

Honors

  • Selected to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation: 2021, 2022, 2023

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation - Construction: 2022, 2023

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Education

Marquette University Law School, J.D.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S.

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
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