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The Best Lawyers in America®, "Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" Milwaukee Magazine, “Best Attorney” CNI Newspapers, “Leading Lawyers” M Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine, Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated,  Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and Tier 1 Plaintiffs Personal Injury law firm in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report®.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Jeffrey S. Hynes

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Frank is bright, resourceful, approachable, and strongly committed to serving his clients. I have referred numerous matters to him (including cases for close family and personal friends) and received consistently positive feedback.


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    Mr. Pasternak is generous enough to share his legal knowledge on sites like Avvo. Apart from being kind, he is also a passionate, intelligent, and skilled attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C.

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


WIGood Standing199503/23/2015
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