Attorney Gregory A. Pitts

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GREGORY A. PITTS, born Racine, Wisconsin, July 29, 1978. Graduated from St. Catherine’s High School, 1996; University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1999, BA degree in Finance, Investments and Banking; The John Marshall Law School, 2003, Juris Doctor. Admitted to State Bar of Wisconsin, 2003, and the State Bar of Illinois, 2004. Also admitted in 2003 to the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Practice:  He is a partner practicing in personal injury and civil litigation, workers compensation and disability.  He has been an invited lecturer by the State Bar of Wisconsin on workers compensation law, and by the National Business Institute on Social Security Disability law.  He has tried several cases to jury verdict in Wisconsin Circuit Courts, briefed issues before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and twice argued successfully before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Memberships:
American Bar Association;  American Association for Justice;  National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives;  State Bar of Wisconsin (elected to Board of Governors for 15th District, 2013-2015);  Wisconsin Association for Justice;  Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys (Director, 2015-present);  Racine County Bar Association.

Author:
Comment, “E.R.I.S.A. Subrogation as Interpreted Within the Seventh Circuit – A Roadmap for Mananging First Dollar Recovery” 35 John Marshall L. Rev. (2002),
Spreadsheet to Compute Present Value of Permanent Total Disability with SSDI offset (available on website of Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, Inc.).

Wisconsin Supreme Court cases:
Belding v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2014 WI 8, 352 Wis. 2d 359, 843 N.W.2d 373 (2014)(permitting stacking of uninsured motorist coverage policy limits for victim of drunk drivier); and,
Bosco v. LIRC, 2004 WI 77, 272 Wis. 2d 586, 681 N.W.2d 157 (2004)(concerning bad faith penalties against an employer and/or its workers compensation insurer).

Speaker:
State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Seminar, Madison & Milw., 33rd Annual Workers Compensation Update (Oct. 29, 2009; Nov. 11, 2009)(regarding permanent total disability claims);
NBI Seminar, Miw., Social Security Disability Bootcamp (April 18, 2013);
NBI Seminar, Milw., Handling A Social Security Disability Case (April 20, 2011; May 12, 2009; May 12, 2008).

Peer Recognition:
Peer Review Rated “AV” – Preeminent – Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, Martindale Hubbell, 2014-present;
Voted by peers in Super Lawyers publication as one of Wisconsin’s Rising Stars in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016;
National Trial Lawyers Association as one of Wisconsin Top 40 Under 40.

Notable Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $1,550,000 (totaling $2.9 million with stipulated economic damages) medical malpractice verdict for Plaintiff, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, 2015
  • $217,500 verdict for plaintiff, Racine County Circuit Court, 2015
  • $980,000 settlement in Walworth County Circuit Court for plaintiff injured in vehicle vs. pedestrian collision., 2013
  • $169,650.28 net verdict for plaintiff in Racine County Circuit Court., 2011
  • $1,000,000 settlement in Racine County Circuit Court for plaintiff injured in head-on collision, where defendant driver claimed sudden illness, 2010