Michael J. Gonring - Quarles & Brady LLP

Michael J. Gonring

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Mike Gonring is a litigator in the broad sense of the word; although he is well-qualified to defend the interests of clients in court, he spends much of his time counseling to prevent or minimize litigation. The bulk of Mr. Gonring’s practice is in product liability and includes the following:


  • Serving as product liability counsel for a major Wisconsin company, where he is a member of the Product Safety Committee and advises on a variety of products related issues.

  • Representation on issues involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Trials in 14 states and representation of clients in 41 states.

Mr. Gonring also serves as the Firm’s pro bono coordinator.

Marquette UniversityBA 1969Marquette University Law SchoolJ.D. 1982
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of MilwaukeeLegal Services to the Indigent CommitteeDefense Research Institute

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2003 
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado, 2002 
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1989 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1982 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1982 

Office Location

411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Michael J. Gonring has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Appellate, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Litigation, Nursing Homes, Premises Liability, Prison, Product Liability)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Appellate, Automobile, Construction Equipment, Consumer Safety Law, Land Contamination, Pharmaceutical)

Other Information

Gender: Male