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Emil Ovbiagele

Litigation Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Ohioma Emil Ovbiagele

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Emil

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ON A MISSION TO POSITIVELY REDEFINE THE WAY CLIENTS VIEW AND USE LEGAL SERVICES!

Emil is the founder of OVB Law & Consulting, S.C. He represents clients in civil litigation and employment law matters, and counsels closely-held businesses. Emil combines pragmatism, charisma, and astute relentlessness in delivering consistent results and sound advice for clients.

When asked why he became a lawyer, Emil answered: “To be the eye of the storm for my clients and to help them safely ride the waves of progress.” He is unflappable and dogged.

As a civil litigator and employment attorney, Emil is the legal gladiator you want in your corner when winning and defining your victory matters.

As counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs, his knack for presenting out-of-the box solutions and clear counsel is unmatched (maybe only by his exquisite sense of fashion).

In addition to his law practice, Emil serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Marquette University Law School and leads several professional and civic boards. We still don’t know where he finds the time. We’ve concluded he has an extended (maybe malfunctioning) clock.

But that’s just half the story. When the world goes to sleep, you can catch him binge-listening and trying to lip sync every Hamilton soundtrack (Thanks Lin-Manuel Miranda!), pretending to be a poet, or lamenting about his on-and-off-again favorite soccer team Arsenal FC.

Emil is an award-winning attorney and the founder of OVB Law & Consulting, S.C. As a business attorney and civil litigator, Emil combines pragmatism, charisma, and astute relentlessness to deliver strategic counsel to closely-held businesses and individuals, and to deliver consistent results.

In 2017, he was named to the Wisconsin Law Journal's "Up and Coming Lawyers" list, a prestigious honor bestowed on attorneys who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to their community, and successfully achieved legal outcomes early in their career. Each year, between 2017 and 2021, Emil has been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" list as one of the top attorneys in Wisconsin. In addition to his law practice, Emil serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Marquette University Law School and sits on several professional and civic boards.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

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Location

OVB Law & Consulting, S.C.
839 N Jefferson Street
Suite 502
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rachel | November 21, 2022
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Wonderful service
Emil and his team helped me out tremendously both times I was being sued for a nonsense civil case. They were able to get the first one dismissed because they claimed to have served me when they didn’t because I no longer lived at the address. Then the second time he attempted to sue me Emil and his team had all the paperwork from the first time around and we were ready to go. I was being sued for $40,000 and ended up settling for $500 just to not have to take it to court and pay all the fees that go with that. Emil is conscious of how much attorney fees will be and what a better opinion for you financially is but he is also willing to do what you choose to do. I will absolutely hire him again if I need to.
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Posted by Steve | August 8, 2019
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Great Experience
I came to OVB Law when my business partner and I were having a compensation dispute. Prior to this incident I had never worked with legal counsel and I didn’t know what to expect, but I had received a referral for Emil and OVB Law from a fellow business owner. Emil reviewed the proposed resolutions and our incorporation documents and gave his legal analysis which led me to pursue a buyout from my business partner. Our incorporation documents were vague on buyout details, so Emil and OVB Law led the negotiation process that ended in a timely and favorable buyout. Throughout the entire process Emil and OVB Law helped me navigate the legal landscape and were always fighting for my best interests. I would definitely do business with Emil and OVB Law again and I highly recommend them to anyone requiring business law services.
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Posted by Mandeep | June 4, 2019
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Honest and Wise Counsel.
OVB Law is an outstanding law firm- friendly staff, with a quick response times. I've had the pleasure of working with them on several occasions for business related matters. Attorney Ovbiagele has always been honest with his analysis and transparent with his billing. He keeps his word and gets the job done!
Posted by Mitchell | May 31, 2019
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Personal touch
I have relied on the OVB team time and time again. Of the the many different scenarios I have presented them, they have provided me confident, practical and excellent legal services expertise in as it relates to my business law needs. The innovation and collaborative experience that the team provides will have me working with them for years to come. Every closely held business owner and entrpenuer needs a team like this. I couldn't be more satisfied.
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Posted by Jeff | May 31, 2019
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Stellar Attorney
Emil and team are one of the most reliable and professional law firms, I have worked with to date. As the Market President of a billion dollar financial institution. This Firm has delivered time and time again. Often times on tight deadlines while adding value along the way. Couldn’t recommend them more.
Posted by Saul | January 18, 2019
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Never Felt like just another client
Emil is a very thorough and competent professional who always had our best interests in mind. We were always informed, and always felt we were in good hands. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail and sense of organization that benefited us greatly. Most important, he took a very personal approach with us. We never felt we were just another Client.
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Posted by Jeremy | January 17, 2019
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Owner
I met Emil as the 5th attorney that I had been working with for a State case. I was recommended to him by a friend who said he was very smart and quick to think on his feet. I have retained Emil for over a year, and he will be my goto for any new cases. Unlike other attorneys, he puts his integrity before money and will always do what is right. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you, I recommend giving Emil a call. You will not only gain a valued attorney, but you will gain a friend as well.
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Posted by Jeff | January 17, 2019
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Client
Emil is an attorney who cares for his clients and does what he says. Having dealt with attorneys it is very refreshing to have confidence when working with someone in this field.
Posted by Charmice | February 15, 2018
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Passionate
I was represented by Emil and he was everything I searched for and more. He goes the extra mile and was there every step of the way. He is strategic and very impactful in his delivery. He will forever be my go to Attorney.
Posted by kevin | January 8, 2018
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Attention to detail
Emil's firm represented our company in a frivolous copyright and business lawsuit. Not only did they squash the lawsuit, the plaintiff had to pay for all attorney fees. After that was over, we had an employment law matter with the company that originally sued us. All of our wages were paid in full that we were owed!
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2017
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Attorney Ovbiagele is a great lawyer. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
About an hour after I sent a request to him through account he contacted me. The conversation lasted about 49min. He gave me great advice. I decided to retain he. Very thorough.
Posted by Morgan | December 6, 2016
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Custom Care & Expertise
Emil's firm has a boutique-feel and offers customized legal care for my business. He blocks quality time to ensure that my company's legal needs are exceeded & goes out of his way to provide over the top care. Whether I am negotiating a lease or participating in litigation, I know Emil has it handled, and with my best interest in mind.
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Posted by Nathan | December 3, 2016
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Driven By The Passion To Grow His Clients Businesses Through Understanding The KPIs That Drive Value
Emil is more than just an attorney and always will be. He truly takes the time to get to know you. Discovering the true mission behind your business and the impact that you want to have on the community that you live in. He is currently our active attorney for all of our companies and has been there for the good times and the bad. Never letting us down and exceeding our expectations in every situation. He has been a guiding light for all things involving our restaurants/bars, retail stores, tech start ups, and much more. We have trusted Emil with any and everything and I would swear by him and advise anyone to do the same. It is very rare that you find someone with the passion and the knowledge he has at such a young age. Like I said before he is more than an attorney and more like a wolf in sheep's clothes. Disguising himself as an attorney but he is truly an entrepreneur at heart using a law degree as his catalyst to make a impact on the world.
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Posted by Robert | November 22, 2016
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Learned Counsel
Emil was able to take charge of a Scorched Earth situation and to bring clarity to the Court, which until his involvement was asleep at the bench. I find him to be honest, forthright and diligent. Having been in business for over thirty years, i have seem my share of practitioners and Emil is at the head of the list. He is uniquely concerned about the client, much more than his predecessors desire to make excess money from a case. Subsequently, Emil has become more involved in my future expansion into other business arenas and has proven his worth at each progression. Truly a great legal representative.
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Posted by Jeremy | November 21, 2016
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Lawyer For Life
I've known Emil for about two years now and I can honestly say I've become a better person since the day we met. Not only is he an outstanding lawyer, but he's become a great friend of mine. I work for a startup called Sugr and own my own photography business. Emil is the lawyer for both and has exceeded my expectations from day one. He goes above and beyond to make sure we're always taken care of. He has the same protective nature that a father has for his children. Our business meetings always end up being longer than anticipated because we both sit there and discuss ways we can better our businesses. I'm constantly recommending him to friends that own their own business. Seriously... Ask them. If you're looking for legal services I wouldn't hesitate to contact Emil. He tells it like it and never strays away from that.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • OVB Law & Consulting, S.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Summer Associate
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Student Practitioner
  • Milwaukee County Disrict Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Student Judicial Intern
  • Judge Charles Clevert, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Student Judicial Intern
  • Justice Patrick Crooks, Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Marquette University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2017
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Certificate in Litigation
  • 2014
  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Midwest Exterior Renovations LLC v. Kabacinski et al
  • Dismissed
  • Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, 2015 WL 114128, (U.S. Apr. 20, 2015)
  • BG, Inc. v. Ledcor Construction Hawaii, LLC, 2015 No. 13-1-0389(2) (Haw. Cir. Ct.)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Wisconsin Bar Association- Young Lawyer's Division
  • President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Real Estate Broker
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association- Young Lawyer's Division
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2021
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Wisconsin Voices
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2017
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award- Advanced Legal Research
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award- Trial Advocacy 1
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • 2013
  • Thomas Moore Scholar
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2011
  • Pi Alpha Sigma Member
  • National Political Honor's Society
  • 2011
  • Saint Ignatius Scholar
  • Marquette University
  • 2008
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Emil Ovbiagele is truly one of a kind. He is thoughtful, thorough, and meticulous in his work, and takes great pride assuring that his work is completed to perfection. This is because he takes the time to listen to his clients and understand their goals. Emil is committed to seeing his clients succeed not only by being a fierce advocate for them, but also in his proactive approach to creating business models and solutions for clients that fit their individual goals and needs. Emil is respected and revered by clients and colleagues alike for his professionalism and integrity, and deservedly so. I would not hesitate for a single second to refer any of my friends or family to Emil for their business needs, and strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emil is an excellent lawyer. I had the pleasure of getting to know him when he was a student at Marquette Law School and I have enjoyed seeing his rise as an up and coming lawyer in Milwaukee. Emil is smart, has excellent communication skills, and is a powerful advocate. I know him to be a trusted and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ovbiagele is incredibly knowledgeable and client-oriented. Clients will be in excellent hands working with him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has handled a very contentious and difficult divorce matter with a significant amount of collateral litigation and has handled the situation very professionally, navigating the onslaught of personalities involved in the case."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and his clients sing his highest praises. Emil Ovbiagele aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emil Ovbiagele is a lawyer with boundless energy and great integrity. You can't go wrong with him defending you."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Emil Ovbiagele has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a corporate and incorporation law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emil and I went to law school together, and I observed first-hand his passion for the law and ability to advocate in court. For business owners with legal needs (or for anyone who needs a great attorney), they'd be well served getting in touch with Attorney Ovbiagele."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ovbiagele is an accomplished litigator, never afraid to take his clients' claims to court to get them the results they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Ovbiagele is an excellent attorney with a proven record of success helping his clients get what they deserve. He’s intelligent, honest and truly cares about his clients. I would highly recommend Emil to anyone seeking legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emil is an excellent lawyer. I've known him since law school, where I found him to be exceptionally prepared, knowledgeable in the law, and a wonderful person. In the years since, he has proven himself to be an excellent practitioner in the law. I recommend him without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ovbiagele's extensive knowledge in the area of business law makes him exceptionally qualified to handle his client's interests. I went to law school with Emil, and know him to be a passionate and hardworking advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
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Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer Emil Ovbiagele
Emil Ovbiagele
Litigation Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 9 years
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