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Frank T. Pasternak

Frank T. Pasternak

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accident, Defective and Dangerous Products, Wrongful Death

Frank Pasternak

About Me

Attorney Pasternak has been honored as one of the Top 50 “Super Lawyers” in Milwaukee Magazine, as chosen by his peers and through independent research. Attorney Pasternak was also voted “Best Attorney” by CNI Newspapers in its “Best of the Burbs” survey of readers and ranked as one of Milwaukee’s “Leading Lawyers”  in M Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine.  In addition Attorney Pasternak is rated an AV® Preeminent attorney and is honored in the most recent edition as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  5. Trucking Accident: 10%



Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Thomas C. Hofbauer

    Frank is one of the most well respected personal injury lawyers in the community. His integrity is outstanding. I endorse this lawyer's work without hesitation.


    Thomas Hofbauer Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul A. Kinne

    Frank has the perfect combination of passion for his clients and objectivity: his clients are bound to get sound advice and aggressive representation from Frank. He does great work for the people he represents.


    Paul Kinne Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C.

19601 W Bluemound Rd
Suite 201
Brookfield, WI, 53045-5976


WIGood Standing199503/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - WisconsinThe National Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2014
The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - WisconsinThe National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Best Lawyer, Personal Injury - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Leading LawyersM Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Top 50 Wisconsin SuperlawyersMilwaukee Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Top 50 Wisconsin SuperLawyersMilwaukee Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2006
Best AttorneyCNI Newspapers2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerPasternak & Zirgibel S.C.2007 - Present
Founding PartnerFrank Pasternak & Associates S.C.2002 - 2007
Trial LawyerDomnitz, Mawicke & Goisman S.C.2001 - 2002
Trial LawyerMurphy, Gillick, Wicht & Prachthauser S.C.1995 - 2001
Law ClerkCorboy & Demetrio1990 - 1995

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Wisconsin Association for JusticeN/AN/A
State Bar of WisconsinN/AN/A
Waukesha County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Civil Justice FoundationN/AN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Szymanska vs. The Marcus Corporation et al$1,130,000 Jury Verdict
In The Matter Of: Matkin vs Steven Pouls DO et al$1,000,000 Settlement
Multiple Asbestos Mesothelioma Cases$21,000,000+ in awards

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Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationLitigation Skills for Legal Staff2012
The Verdict (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)Rebutting Anti-Civil Justice Propaganda2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
St Norbert CollegePolitical ScienceB.A.1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Milwaukee Bar AssociationPersonal Injury Litigation Preparation2012
Winter ConventionA Crash Course in Trial Preparation & Trial Notebooks2008
Litigation Skills for Legal StaffPreparation and Commencement of Litigation2008