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Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown Partner, Russell Karnes, Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Wisconsin


Russell J. Karnes. Photo courtesy of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP.

Russell J. Karnes. Photo courtesy of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP.

Milwaukee, WI — The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown (GRGB) is proud to announce that Attorney Russell Karnes has been elected to the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin. Governors serve two years. 

The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The board comprises the association’s five officers, and the immediate past president, all of whom are ex officio members-at-large of the board, 35 members elected from the State Bar districts, one member selected by the Young Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Government Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Senior Lawyers Division, and five members selected by the Nonresident Lawyers Division, and three nonlawyers appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for staggered three-year terms. Twelve of the selected members of the board are elected from District 2 (Milwaukee County), seven members from District 9 (Dane County), three members from District 6 (Waukesha County), and one from all other districts.

“Our firm has always believed in the benefits that a strong and robust State Bar can provide to its members,” states fellow GRGB Partner, Christopher Strohbehn. “We are proud of not only Russ’s election to the Board of Governors, but of his desire to find ways to give back to the legal profession. We look forward to seeing Russ continue the firm’s tradition of leadership.”

Karnes is a Partner in the Civil and Tax Litigation department.

About Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP
Serving Wisconsin since 1968, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown has earned a position of admiration in the legal community. The firm is known for its tradition of honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to achieve positive results in cases ranging from complex civil litigation to white collar crime investigations. GRGB has earned respect for passionate representation of their clients’ rights. The firm has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Law & Politics.  GRGB attorneys have served as Presidents of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association as well as Chairmen of sections and divisions. Additionally, its attorneys have been named Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers (an honor bestowed on less than five percent of U.S. trial lawyers) and recognition as some of Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Lawyers. For more information on GRGB and its lawyers, please visit

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