Michael Ganzer

Michael Ganzer is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate since 1995 who regularly handles complex civil litigation across the State of Wisconsin. Michael is a former prosecutor and judge, who is regularly retained by fellow lawyers and judges when they seek guidance and representation - a recognition of excellence not achieved by many lawyers. Mike counts among his clients many large companies as well as those seriously injured through the negligence of others.




Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in Association in 1981, Michael has been admitted to the following courts:

  • Wisconsin, U.S. District Court
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit


Michael is a member of the following associations:

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member, Civil Bench and Bar Committee, 1994-2000)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Of Counsel to Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Municipal Judge, Village of Brown Deer (1989-2001)
  • Member, Marquette University High School Alumni Board (2000-2012) (President 2009-2011)
  • The American Association of Justice
  • Wisconsin Association of Justice
  • Board Certified Trial Attorney
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    (1995 to 2020)
  • Instructor, Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education (1988-2001)
  • Village of Brown Deer Foundation Board of Directors (2002-2011)
  • Village of Brown Deer Long Range Planning Committee (2005)


Michael has been recognized by his peers for outstanding service.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2010 to date
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell (Highest Rating for competence and ethics)
  • Listed as one of Milwaukee's Super Lawyers
  • Distinguished Alumnus Service Award, Marquette University High School (2014)


University of Dayton, J.D. (1981)

Marquette University (1978)