Brandon R. Gutschow, Partner


Brandon Gutschow represents clients in all phases of complex commercial litigation. Brandon has negotiated and litigated commercial disputes for clients ranging from small closely-held companies to largely publicly-traded corporations. His practice focuses on insurance coverage and energy/utility law. Brandon’s experience includes:

  • Representing major manufacturers in long-tail insurance coverage disputes involving asbestos and environmental claims triggering multiple policies
  • Advising clients across various industries with respect to a broad range of insurance coverage issues, including coverage for cyber/data breaches and strategies for placing and maximizing various types of coverage
  • Representing paper mill in sewerage rate dispute before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Representing brewery in water rate case before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Representing utility service providers in rate cases and other regulatory matters
  • Representing investment advisors in disputes with customers

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2010)
    • Daniel H. Grady Award – Top Ranking Student in Graduating Class
    • Dean's Academic Achievement Award
    • Academic Achievement Awards for Highest Grades in Insurance Law, Civil Procedure, Advanced Legal Writing, Torts, Labor Relations Law, Administrative Law, Substantive Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure
  • Marquette University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2007)
    • National Dean's List
    • Marquette University Dean's List (Eight Semesters)
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2011

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Charles P. Dykman, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Spring 2009)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society (2013)
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