About

Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, was founded in 1999 to provide clients with high-quality, cost-effective legal services.
The goal of Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, is to achieve the best possible result for clients at a fair cost. We believe that early, aggressive, and thorough preparation is essential. We know that innovation and creativity during the litigation process is essential to achieving satisfactory results.
The goal of Emile Banks & Associates, LLC, is to achieve the best possible result for clients at a fair cost.
We believe in vigorous advocacy on behalf of our clients. Through experience we have found that mediation, arbitration and other creative forms of alternative dispute resolution are effective and economical ways of resolving certain disputes. For that reason, we stress early identification of cases that are best settled. Our reputation for high quality legal representation and skilled trial practice often enables us to secure favorable pre-trial settlements for our clients. Once a decision has been made to try a case, however, we are willing to do so at anytime, and at any location. Our attorneys will not falter on courthouse steps. We are known as aggressive and well-prepared trial attorneys. Opposing litigators know there is a strong likelihood we will prevail at trial. Quality. Competence. Experience.

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Emile Banks

Emile H. Banks, Jr., is a trial attorney. He works primarily with representatives of insurance companies, including claims attorneys and members of claims staff, providing civil litigation defense services.
  • Top 25 Lawyer in Milwaukee (Superlawyer)
  • Top 50 Lawyer in Wisconsin (Superlawyers)
  • Top 1% Trial Lawyer in US & Canada (ACTL)
  • Top 1/2% Trial Lawyers (LCA)
  • Best Lawyers (2012 – Present)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer of the Year (Insurance 2015) (Best Lawyers of America)
  • AV Rating (Highest rating by Martindale & Hubbell)
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Services

WE OFFER A BROAD RANGE OF SERVICES FOR BOTH CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.

 

FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES AND SELF INSURED CORPORATIONS

We have provided trial and appellate representation in virtually every area of commercial and civil practice, including product liability, auto accident liability, professional liability (lawyers, insurance agents, real estate brokers, accountants, architects, engineers, and directors and officers), transportation, building construction, premises liability, inland marine, employment law, civil rights, fire and explosions environmental impairment, toxic torts, insurance, contract interpretation, and claims disputes. In addition, our firm advises insurance company clients on risk assessment and management, coverage options and insurance code compliance.

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Members of our firm also provide representation on personal injury claims. We have represented individuals on matters involving: Automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and slip and fall accidents. Also medical malpractice, long-term injuries, permanently disabling injuries, severe injuries, and toxic exposure, such as mold. .

Our Team

Vicki L. Arrowood

Attorney

Vicki L. Arrowood

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Other Points Of Interest

  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense

Emile Banks

Attorney

Emile Banks

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • All Arizona State Courts
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Society of Barristers
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member, Chief Judge Subcommitee on Juror Treatment & Selection)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Chief Judge Subcommitee on Juror Treatment & Selection
  • Member, Diversity Outreach Committee
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association

Other Points Of Interest

  • Auto Accident Liability
  • Building Construction
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Defects
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Fire and Explosions Environmental Impairment
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation Liability
  • Trial Consultant – Nationwide

Brian J. Frank

Attorney

Brian J. Frank

Attorney

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Circuit Courts
  • All Wisconsin Courts of Appeal
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin

Other Points Of Interest

Denise M. Harron

Attorney

Denise M. Harron

Areas of Practice

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin

Other Points Of Interest

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation

Patti Kurth

Attorney

Patti Kurth

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
  • All Indiana State Courts

Other Points Of Interest

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Eric Love

Attorney

Eric Love

Attorney

Other Points Of Interest

MICHAEL L. QUIRK

Attorney

MICHAEL L. QUIRK

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Military Review
  • U.S. Court of Claims

Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Other Points Of Interest

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation Defense
  • Worker’s Compensation

Brenda M.S. Rivecca

Attorney

Brenda M.S. Rivecca

Attorney

Court Admissions

  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. Eastern District of Wisconsin

Other Points Of Interest

  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability Defense

THOMAS C. WINIECKI

Paralegal

THOMAS C. WINIECKI

Other Points Of Interest

  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation

AMBER APPLEGATE

Paralegal

AMBER APPLEGATE

Other Points Of Interest

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Worker’s Compensation

Value Added

Our commitment to clients goes beyond offering counsel and representation – we believe we also have an obligation to educate them on legal issues. Our firm offers an annual seminar on insurance defense issues, and also offers workshops at client sites on pertinent legal and strategic issues. In addition, we are about to introduce a quarterly client newsletter, and will soon launch a client-friendly, informational website.

Contact Us Today

YOU DESERVE A LAWYER WHO WORKS AS HARD AS YOU DO.

CALL US, LET’S TALK. (414) 777-0000  
 
Emile Banks & Associates, LLC 1200 North Mayfair Road, Suite 290 Milwaukee, WI 53226 Tele: 414-777-0000 Fax: 414-777-0090