Stephen Trigg

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gass Turek LLC
Stephen Trigg
Gass Turek LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2015

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

Gass Turek LLC

241 N. Broadway
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Visit website


A partner at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, law firm of Gass Turek LLC, Stephen Trigg has extensive experience representing clients over twelve years in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Stephen’s practice includes cases involving complex commercial disputes, catastrophic personal injuries, and disputes between shareholders and members of closely-held businesses. Stephen regularly represents defendants in professional malpractice actions against doctors, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers.

Talented and trustworthy, Mr. Trigg brings an innovative and practical approach to addressing his clients’ disputes. An effective communicator and a meticulous attorney, he is fully capable of reviewing and analyzing any case. He is highly interested in building his professional network while maintaining a high level of integrity and honesty.

A cum laude political science and sociology graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Trigg was part of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He then graduated with his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was part of the Order of the Coif and the Journal of International Law.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Defense

First Admitted: 2010, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • Wisconsin Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Honors: Cum Laude
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • Federal Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Wisconsin
Representative Clients:
  • Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan, 2022
  • Medline Inc., 2022
  • Marquette University, 2022
  • Wimmer Communities, 2022
  • Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, 2022
  • Walmart Inc., 2022
  • National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company, 2022
  • Secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of a chiropractor client following a seven-day jury trial in Waukesha County. The 38-year-old plaintiff had a stroke in the chiropractor’s office immediately following a cervical chiropractic adjustment. At the hospital, the plaintiff was diagnosed with having bilateral vertebral artery dissections at C1-C2. Plaintiff claimed that the chiropractor was negligent and caused traumatic dissections and stroke. The defense contended that the plaintiff had a preexisting, undiagnosed spontaneous dissection, causing headache and neck pain, which is what led the plaintiff to seek treatment from the chiropractor in the first place. Plaintiff though claimed that she had had neck pain for years. The jury found no negligence, 2022
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of a psychiatrist who formerly provided services at the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility, in defense of claims for alleged constitutional violations related to mental health care that was provided to the plaintiffs, 2022
  • Kriete Family Insurance Trust v. Pacific Life Insurance Company, 2017 WL 3273580 (E.D. Wis. 2017)
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence, Inc. v. Milwaukee Health Care, LLC, 929 F.3d 489 (7th Cir. 2019)

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

“Stephen is kind, smart and focused. A client's dream for a lawyer.”

Office location for Stephen Trigg

241 N. Broadway
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-488-6129


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

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