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Joe Trevino

Associate

Education

Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2012

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S., 2009

Admissions

Wisconsin

At the outset of a case, Joe partners with his client to identify the bigger picture and tailor a case strategy to achieve a positive, cost-effective result. He is a litigator protecting clients’ interests in courtrooms across the Midwest.

Joe’s practice is focused on complex high-exposure litigation and defending professionals. Recently, Joe handled a "bet the company" construction dispute, with claims and counter-claims well over $35 million each. The case involved millions of pages of electronically stored information, many depositions all over the country, and legal issues of potential first impression in Wisconsin. Joe and his colleagues developed an aggressive defense strategy that involved significant briefing and required an extraordinary command of the materials produced through discovery. In the end, Joe’s team obtained a great result for the client.

Honors

  • Selected to the Milwaukee Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2014, 2015, 2016

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: National Hispanic Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Former Editor-in-Chief: Marquette Sports Law Review

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in several legal malpractice claims
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of a major retailer in a premises liability case
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing a plaintiff's slip and fall claim and successfully defeated the plaintiff's appeal

Publications

  • From Tweets to Libel: Why the Current Defamation Law Does not Provide for Jay Cutler’s Feelings
    19 Sports Law. J. 49, 2012
  • The WIAA as a State Actor: A Decade Later, Brentwood Academy’s Potential Effect on Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics
    22 Marquette Sports Law Review 287, 2011

Presentations & Events

  • The WIAA as a State Actor: A Decade Later, Brentwood Academy’s Potential Effect on Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics
    Current Issues in Sports Law, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, June 22, 2012