George Brown, Rick Sankovitz, and Gary Gerlach Recognized as Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers® in 2024

Resolute congratulates Hon George H. Brown, Hon. Rick Sankovitz, and Hon. Gary Gerlach for being selected by their peers for inclusion among the Best Lawyers® , the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Hon. George Brown – A former Memphis Circuit Court and Tennessee Supreme Court judge, Brown has been one of the most active neutrals selected for both mediation and arbitration in Memphis and nationwide since retiring from the bench in 2005 . He has handled over 2,500 mediations and arbitrations and is an approved Rule 31 Mediator. While on the bench, Judge Brown earned the reputation as an effective and skillful pre-trial settlement Judge.

Hon Rick Sankovitz – Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rick Sankovitz retired from the bench in 2018 after 22 years to become a full-time dispute resolution professional.  He won the respect of lawyers and litigants for his impartiality, his thorough preparation, his mastery of both law and procedure, his insightful understanding of the legal and factual issues in dispute and his emphasis on moving cases efficiently to the point where they could be resolved fairly. Since 2019 he has presided over more than 350 mediations and dozens of arbitration, special master and umpire proceedings. The settlements he has brokered total more than $60 million in the aggregate.

In 2019 he was ranked “#1 Mediator in the Midwest” by The National Law Journal in their 2019 Reader Rankings Survey, and in 2021 voted Best Mediator in the Wisconsin Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. Both surveys were conducted online with lawyers throughout the Midwest.

Hon. Gary Gerlach – Former Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Gary Gerlach has mediated and arbitrated over 2,700 cases since establishing his ADR practice in 1996.  Judge Gerlach has been named to the “Best Lawyers” for mediation and arbitration for eight consecutive years. Gerlach was also named Lawyer of the Year in mediation for Milwaukee in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2022 by Best Lawyers®.

About Resolute

Established in 1988 with offices throughout the country, Resolute has a national panel of 2,800 neutrals and administers over 12,000 cases each year nationally. Resolute was voted the #1 ADR Provider and Top Online ADR Resource in the nation in the National Law Journal for five consecutive years (2019-2023), and also Corporate Counsel’s Annual Best of Survey for the past two years (2020-2021). For the past thirteen consecutive years Resolute has been voted a “Top Overall ADR Provider” in the New York Law Journal. Resolute has also been named “ADR Provider of the Year” by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and ranked the 66th fastest-growing company by Inc. magazine (13th Annual Edition).

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