Ryan Gehrke is an associate with von Briesen & Roper s.c. focusing his practice in the areas of Litigation and Risk Management. He focuses on a variety of litigation matters including environmental, insurance coverage, product liability, technology law, toxic tort and trademarks.
During law school, Ryan clerked for an AmLaw 50 law firm and a Fortune 100 corporation. He received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Negotiating Business Transactions, was the Business Editor for the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review and was the Founding President of the Professional Development Association. Ryan also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.
Prior to earning his Bachelor’s degree, Ryan served in the United States Air Force as a loadmaster on the C-5 Galaxy. He was stationed at Travis AFB, CA and was assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron. While with the 22nd, Ryan received two Outstanding Unit Awards, was recognized as Airman of the Quarter twice, and was part of the Aircrew of the Quarter twice. He was also awarded Air Force Achievement, Aerial Achievement, Good Conduct and National Defense Medals. His time serving in the Middle East earned him the Armed Forces Expeditionary and Global War on Terrorism Medals. Ryan received the Humanitarian Medal after volunteering to help fly in supplies to Guam after a typhoon hit the island.
Ryan is a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association.
Ryan earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his law degree from Marquette University. He is admitted to the bar in Wisconsin and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin