Hon. Gary Gerlach Captures Lawyer of the Year: Mediation for the 6th Time

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Gary A. Gerlach as the “Lawyer of the Year: Mediation” for 2018 in its 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© . This is the sixth year he has won this distinction in an ADR category.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Judge Gerlach is honored to be recognized as “Lawyer of the Year: Mediation” by his Wisconsin peers.