Joshua L. Gimbel

Firm: Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Location: Milwaukee - WI

  • 330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1170
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Tel : 414-271-1440
  • Fax : 414-271-7680

Josh Gimbel joined Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin and Brown, LLP in 2013, after a long partnership at Milwaukee-based, Michael Best & Friedrich where he chaired the land and resources practice group. Josh’s Partnership role ushers in a new era at GRGB, building on the already strong groundwork started by the firm’s founding partners.

Josh’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, all areas of land use and zoning, real estate and municipal law as well as providing general business advice. These practice areas are a great addition to GRGB’s, already diverse, legal specialties.

Like his father, Frank Gimbel, Josh is also passionate about giving back. He is Chair of the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation and is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC). The GMC is comprised of 200 passionate CEOs and other community leaders who work together to make Milwaukee the best place to live, learn, work, play and stay. Josh also serves as Chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation and sits on other Boards. Josh also volunteers monthly at the Milwaukee Justice Center providing brief legal advice to pro se litigants in Milwaukee County.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Local Government
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use, Municipal Liens and Entitlement
  • Retail/Distribution Services

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1987


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctor cum laude – 1987
  • Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1983

Honors and Awards

  • Premier Real Estate Lawyers 2020 – Exclusive Attorney for Milwaukee
  • Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Appointed Chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Foundation
  • Named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for Litigation Land Use and Zoning, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Milwaukee’s “Forty Under Forty” community leaders, The Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee
  • Named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
  • Lawyers of the Year – Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Law – 2012
  • Super Lawyers – 2008 – 2018
  • Leading Lawyers (Milwaukee Magazine) – 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association’s Foundation, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Hon. Terence T. Evans, District Judge, Law Clerk, 1987 – 1988
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Co-Chair, SHARP Literacy, Hunger Task Force and McDonald’s “Unwrapped” Event
  • President, Gene & Ruth Posner Foundation
  • Board Member, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
  • Trustee, Public Policy Forum
  • Chair, Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation
  • Volunteer, Milwaukee Justice Center
  • Volunteer, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

GRGB is recognized as one of the best trial and litigation firms in Wisconsin. Our attorneys have successfully represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of cases, from white collar criminal investigations and serious criminal offenses, to personal injury and complex civil litigation, to family law and real estate matters. They have earned the respect of the legal community and are recognized for their skill and experience not only by our clients, but also by colleagues, adversaries and judges. GRGB is known for its tradition of honesty, candor and in-depth preparation and presentation.

Over the years our lawyers have been recognized as:

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Rising Stars
  • Wisconsin Law Journal “Up and Coming Lawyers”
  • Wisconsin Law Journal “Leaders in the Law”
  • Wisconsin Law Journal “Women in the Law”
  • Milwaukee Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” issue

In addition, several of our lawyers have been elected or appointed to various governing positions in the local, state and national bar associations and organizations, including:

  • President of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • President of the Milwaukee Bar Association
  • President of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • State and Milwaukee Bar Association Committees and Boards