Emile H. Banks, Jr.

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Emile Banks & Associates LLC
Emile H. Banks, Jr.
Emile Banks & Associates LLC

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1984

Education: Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Emile Banks & Associates LLC

1200 North Mayfair Road
Suite 290
Milwaukee, WI 53226 Visit website


A highly respected, experienced attorney at Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, Emile H. Banks, Jr., represents clients in Wisconsin. His practice is focused on matters of personal injury defense, including the following: contract interpretation, toxic torts, environmental impairment, fire and explosions, civil rights, premises liability, building construction, transportation liability, insurance coverage, professional liability, auto accident liability, products liability and medical malpractice.

Mr. Banks is admitted to practice in Arizona and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

After graduating from Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mr. Banks earned his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 1984. While in law school, he was the Ohio Northern University Law Review’s associate editor, and in 2007 he received the Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Legal Services. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Banks is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the State Bar of Arizona, the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Within the State Bar of Wisconsin, he is a member of the Juror Treatment and Selection subcommittee, and he is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: defense, Personal injury - general: defense, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Insurance coverage, Civil rights, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Informed consent, Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Personal injury - defense, Motor vehicle defects, Insurance, Bad faith insurance, Insurance defense, Professional malpractice - other

  • 30% Personal injury - medical malpractice: defense
  • 20% Personal injury - general: defense
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance coverage
  • 10% Civil rights
  • 10% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1984, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.emilebankslaw.com/team_member/emile-banks/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Associate Research Editor of Ohio Northern Law Review, 1982-83
  • AV Rating, AV Rating, Martindale & Hubbell
  • 2007 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Legal Services
  • Best of the Best Trial Lawyers in America and Canada (ACTL)
  • Super Lawyer for Wisconsin, 2005-2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding performance and Contribution to the 2009 Diversity Counsel Program, Certificate of Appreciation, Wisconsin State Bar of Wisconsin, 2009
  • Insurance Defense Lawyer of the Year: Wisconsin, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Client Distinction Award. Recognized for Excellence in Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness and Communication ability, Client Distinction Award, Martindale & Hubbell
Representative Clients:
  • State Farm Fire & Casualty Company
  • Ruan Trucking Company
  • Shelby Insurance Company
  • American Family Mutual Insurance Company
  • Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Aegis Corporation
  • Geico Insurance Company
  • Dollar General Stores
  • Milwaukee Transit System
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
  • Investigator of Office of Lawyer Regulation for Supreme Court of Wisconsin since 1991
  • U.S. District Court for District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • All Arizona State Courts
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member, Chief Judge Subcommittee on Juror Treatment & Selection)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Member, Diversity Outreach Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Chief Judge Subcommittee on Juror Treatment & Selection
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Attorneys
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Association of Women and Minority Owned Law Firms 
  • Former Board member of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, 2006
  • Defense Counsel of Wisconsin Former Board Member, 2011
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2010
  • Member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, 2013
  • Member of Defense Research Institute
  • International Society of Barristers, 2015
  • Fellow Wisconsin Law Foundation, 2012
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2009
  • Board member litigation section State Bar of Wisconsin, 2011
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2015
Educational Background:
  • Cardinal Stritch University (B.A., Psychology 1981)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board member: Community Warehouse
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of America
  • United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
Industry Groups:
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Office location for Emile H. Banks, Jr.

1200 North Mayfair Road
Suite 290
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-777-0000

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