Gregg E. Bridge

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Bridge Law Office, LLC
 | 10150 W National Ave, Suite 305
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: 414-259-7605
Fax: 414-259-7610
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Bridge Law Office, LLC, Gregg E. Bridge performs a variety of services for his clients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and throughout the surrounding areas. With more than 36 years of experience, he divides his practice among divorce and other family law matters, personal injury and accidents, estate planning and probate, residential real estate, and general civil litigation. Mr. Bridge's successful track record and superb ethics have earned him the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell since 1995.

    In his family law practice, Mr. Bridge provides advice and counsel to people who are getting a divorce, covering such issues as child custody and visitation, the division of assets and debts, and spousal and child support. He also assists clients who are seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders, and he represents victims of domestic violence who are attempting to obtain appropriate protective orders. His personal injury and wrongful death experience includes cases arising out of incidents involving motor vehicle crashes, defective products, premises liability, workplace accidents and animal attacks. Mr. Bridge also regularly prepares and reviews wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance health care directives, and he represents heirs and beneficiaries during the will probate process.

    Mr. Bridge studied nautical science at the State University of New York Maritime College before enrolling at Northwestern University, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. His legal education was obtained at Marquette University Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. Mr. Bridge is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    *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
    • 60%Family Law
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Gregg Bridge

    Admitted: 1983, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bridge-law.com/about/

    Honors/Awards:

    • "AV" Rated Martindale-Hubbell, 1995-2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Waukesha Bar Association
    • The Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers is an organization of Lawyers working in Family in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area.  Our Focus is upon Education in the field and on the promotion of a collegial environment among family law practitioners, which on the whole benefits both attorneys and the clients they serve.  I have been a member of this organization since the early 2000's, served on the Board of Directors for several years and am its current Co-president.
    • Wisconsin State Bar, Litigation and Family Law section
    • Milwaukee Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • 2010: Registered at ABA Military pro bono project
    • 1997-2005: Volunteer with the Y Guides Program of the West Suburban YMCA
    • 2005-2008: Volunteer Coach, Girls Fast Pitch Softball, Pride of the Midwest
    • 1998-2004:  Served as Vestry Member and Chancellor of Trinity Episcopal Church, Wauwatosa, WI 
    • 2012: Participated in Library of Congress Veterans' History Project conducting recorded veterans' interviews

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker: Plaintiff's perspective, The Employer Control Test of DeRuyter v. Wisconsin Electric Power Company--How Air Tight is the Test?, Civil Trial Counsel Of Wisconsin

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • • $1,000,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client involved in severe intersection collision. Suffered injuries to head, neck, back and extremities. Elements of damage included wage loss, medical bills, and future pain and suffering. Resolved after commencement of suit but before trial. • $975,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client involved in serious intersection collision involving commuting employee who was an uninsured motorist. Client suffered serious head, neck and back injuries. Damages included past and future pain and suffering, medical expense, wage loss and property damage. Client recovered $200,000 of uninsured motorist coverage. He then recovered an additional $750,000 from the uninsured motorists' employer under an exception to Wisconsin's "going and coming rule" as argued in Summary Judgment briefs filed on behalf of client by atty. Bridge. Client also recovered $25,000 from the defendant, who was required to post said sum pursuant to Wisconsin's Financial Responsibility Law as a condition of settlement. Case was resolved a few weeks before trial, after the defendant's bid to have case dismissed against employer via summary judgment failed. $325,000 Settlement after suit commenced--Safe Place liability issues resulting in severe ankle injury • $250,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client was passenger on motorcycle which was hit in an intersection collision. Suffered leg and arm fractures, lacerations and scarring. Damages included past and future pain, suffering, and medical bills. Matter was resolved in presuit negotiations with insurance company. • $250,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client passenger in vehicle struck at intersection. Suffered Right arm fractures and shoulder injuries. Damages included medical bills and past and future pain and suffering. It was resolved without having to file suit. • $198,700 Verdict - products liability: Client injured by defective baby swing. While attempting to fix it, the drive spring shot out, striking her in the eye, reducing vision permanently to 20/40 with obstruction in the central visual field. Following testimony, a Milwaukee County Jury awarded $153,700 of general and special damages and $45,000 of punitive damages. The award of punitive damages was appealed but ultimately upheld by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. $ • 198,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client involved in head on collision on interstate when struck by disoriented individual driving wrong way. He suffered a fractured femur in the collision. Damages included lost wages, medical bills and past and future pain and suffering. The matter was resolved by settlement before commencing suit. • $180,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client suffered fractured femur in intersection collision. Despite negative facts that client was pursuing another driver, was on his cell phone, and actually struck the other vehicle, I was successful in convincing the insurance company that liability existed in my client's favor and the matter was resolved without having to file suit. Damages included medical bills, past and future pain and suffering and wage loss. • $150,000 Settlement - nursing home liability: Client suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease was neglected in a nursing home, leading to the development of Stage IV decubitus ulcers on his buttocks. The ulcers became severely infected and difficult to treat. The client's infection went septic and he ultimately died. It was disputed as to whether his death was caused by the sepsis or as a consequence of his general medical condition. The matter was resolved without the commencement of suit for $150,000. • $150,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client was unbelted driver of vehicle involved in intersection collision which caused her to be ejected from her vehicle. She suffered a dislocated sternocleido-mastoid joint, a fractured radius requiring fixation surgery, a concussion, vertigo and cuts and bruises. Her claim was resolved for the limits of the insurance policy in question without the commencement of suit. • $140,000 Settlement - auto accident: Client involved in low impact auto collision resulting in cervical fusion procedure. Liability disputed by defense. Matter put in suit and ultimately resolved in mediation for $10,000 less than the total amount of coverage available. • $115,000 Settlement - eye injury: Client was injured during a paint ball game conducted by a privately run juvenile group home. As a consequence of negligent supervision, client suffered a shot to his right eye resulting in traumatic glaucoma. Client will need to administer drops to his eye to maintain proper pressure in the eye for the rest of his life. His vision was not impaired and remained 20/20. The medical bills were not significant. The case was resolved without having to file suit. • $112,500 Settlement–eye injury: Client was injured during test flight of toy helicopter. Design of “zip strip” driven helicopter was known to be defective, but manufacturer failed to disclose it. Copter launched into adult plaintiff’s eye, causing permanent photophobia, but no loss of visual acuity. • $102,500 Settlement - auto accident: Client was unbelted driver of vehicle in an intersection collision. Following the collision her vehicle impacted with a telephone pole which injured several teeth and lacerated her lower lip. Her case involved medical expense, wage loss and scarring, which was reduced significantly by cosmetic surgery. The case was resolved without the commencement of litigation. • $75,000 Settlement - auto accident: One car accident involving rental car. Client lost control in snow and claimed that rental car's tires were worn and unsafe. Client suffered back injuries for which he received injections without relief. Future medicals included a fusion procedure which had not been done at time of settlement. Matter was put into suit and ultimately resolved via mediation. • $73,304 Verdict - auto accident: Intersection accident resulting in left knee injury. Disputes regarding liability and extent of injuries necessitated trial. Presuit offer of $5,000 was rejected. Jury agreed with Atty. Bridge that accident was not fault of client, and awarded significantly more in damages that what had been offered by the defense. • $70,000 Settlement–Dog Bite: 3 year old mauled by large dog while in grandparents care. Scarring to plaintiff’s head was mostly within hairline, and difficult to see without close inspection. No physical impairment or psychological component.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Verdict in Vanderwal v. Century Products was featured in National Publication as "Spotlight" article in the ATLA Law Reporter, Volume 37, No. 3, April 1994, 1994

    Videos:

    • Bridge Law Office, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York Maritime College, 1975
    • S.U.N.Y Maritime College, Northwestern University, B.A., Political Science & History, 1979

    Industry Groups

    • Wills & Estates
    • Divorce And Family Law
    • Family Law Mediation
    • Personal Injury & Accidents
    • Probate
    • Real Estate
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    Comments

    • “Should be listed. Very hard working and knowledgeable.”
    • “Smart and savy. Should have been on the list years ago. Hardworking and listens. Has a good grasp of cases. Experienced and knows the law.”
    • “Gregg is an experienced family law attorney. His scholarship and dedication and abilities are top notch. He should have been on this list years ago. I personally know of his capabilities and talents and am surprised he has not been named a super lawyer as of yet. He handles a full case load and still volunteers for local family law organizations. I believe he is worthy of being named a super lawyer.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Gregg E. Bridge

    10150 W National Ave
    Suite 305
    Milwaukee, WI 53227

    Phone: 414-259-7605

    Fax: 414-259-7610

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