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Jonathan A Gruhl

Employment and labor Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 20 years
    Washington - WA 12 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2003
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    I have worked on hundreds of employment matters including but not limited to: discrimination, wage, licensing, contract negotiation, unemployment compensation, invasion of privacy, OSHA, labor disputes and union issues and problems.

    20 years

  2. Litigation
    I have extensive experience in Court including jury trials and appeals work at Administrative, State and Federal levels.

    20 years

  3. Business
    I have handled significant commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating sales, service and other contracts.

    20 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    I have reviewed and drafted many contracts in real estate, business, insurance and employment contexts.

    20 years

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    I have incoporated and dissolved multiple entities. I have worked with Boards on incorporation issues.

    20 years

  6. Foreclosure
    I have defended many foreclosure cases on behalf of home owners. I have negotiated with financial institutions regarding these matters.

    20 years

  7. Landlord or tenant
    I have handled many landlord tenant matters in Court and through negotiation.

    20 years

  8. Real estate
    I have drafted, negotiated and litigated many residential and commercial real estate contracts.

    20 years

  9. Insurance
    I have handled many insurance issues both on behalf of insured and insurers. I have taken bad faith cases to court.

    20 years

  10. Administrative law
    Administrative law is a major component of my employment and business law practice. I have shown this mostly in my Business and Litigation percentages.

    20 years

  11. Appeals
    I have taken and am prepared to take cases to State and Federal Appeallate Court.

    20 years

  12. Civil rights
    I have taken race, sex, disability, age, use of a lawful product, religion, pregnancy and other discrimination cases to State and Federal court. I have taken failure of religious and disability accommodation cases to court as well.

    20 years

  13. Debt collection
    I have worked for debtors and creditors in many venues, jurisdictions and States. I have taken cases to State and Federal Court.

    20 years

  14. Intellectual property
    I have worked on trademark and restrictive covenants litigation. I have filed for trademark protection and have drafted restrictive covenants.

    20 years

  15. Consumer protection
    I have handled a variety of fraud matters both on the plantiff and defense roles.

    20 years


Gruhl Law Firm, LLC
4633 N. River Park Blvd
Milwaukee, WI, 53209

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Posted by Shannon | September 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I have hired Johnathan twice over the past couple of years. Johnathan is very supportive and understanding. He takes time to listen. He provides clear and thorough explanations of all options and is transparent in his recommendations. Johnathan is honest and straightforward. He truly cares about justice and equity and will advocate with persistent tenacity on behalf of his clients. I recommend Jonathan as a lawyer for employment, labor, business, and real estate matters. I would also recommend Johnathan as a resource for any other legal needs. He is very knowledgeable and provides sound and reliable advice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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Great Experience
My husband and I hired Jonathan after having a dispute with a contractor. This was the first time either one of us had ever hired a lawyer. Jonathan was highly recommended by a colleague and we immediately understood why. I texted him requesting urgent help on a Thursday night as our issue was time sensitive. He responded that evening and by Friday morning, we had hired him. He was able to efficiently gather enough information to start addressing our urgent concern that Friday afternoon. Within the week, our situation was resolved to our satisfaction. His responsiveness and professionalism was outstanding. He helped set expectations and educate us. He was upfront about expected costs for our case and when we ended up exceeding that, he honored his initial quote. We are in the middle of an adoption and he told us to take the difference of the quote and actual cost of his services and apply it towards the adoption. It was not expected and he certainly was not obligated to do this but was greatly appreciated. If we ever need a lawyer again, we will not hesitate to reach out. I have already provided his information to another co-worker.
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Posted by Gail | September 4, 2019
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Highly efficient, tenacious in the best way
My job was eliminated after 18 yrs. I was 1 of 3 over age 60 eliminated. Since there were new employees and less seniority employees , i felt i was let go unfairly with age discrimination. Jonathan fought for a new severance contract against the medical corporation and won. He achieved double the severance i was offered per "their protocol" that was unfair. Jonathan was kind, calm, explained what i didnt understand ( which was most legal terminology!) And worked with me as my own advocate. Advising and suggesting. Timely , tenacious ( did not let down his drive to succeed in our goal.) Smart , timely, direct. I consulted and hired him within 2 days of losing my job. Highly recommend Jonathan.
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Posted by Mary | January 31, 2019
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Honest and Sincere
Jonathan helped with an employee law concern. He was knowledgeable and responsive. He represented me with positive results. He was upfront and reasonable regarding charges/billing
Posted by Briana | January 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
So thankful for Jonathan's help!
Jonathan has always been willing to answer my legal questions and offer sound advice when facing any type of situation regarding the law that I'm unfamiliar with or require help with. When I was rear-ended by an inattentive driver and hurt, Jonathan referred me to his associate Benjamin Wagner to handle my automobile accident case. Ben was a great lawyer, and I am so thankful to Jonathan for being so proactive in getting me in touch with his help. I'm healed up and happy with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone seeking legal advice because he is excellent in his area of expertise, and will work diligently to find you help and refer you to another trusted lawyer for help if your case is outside his focused area of practice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2015
Extremely effective and positive lawyer
I have worked with Jonathan a couple of times over the past few years, as he has helped me with different legal matters. He has given me sound advice, and pointed me exactly in the right direction. He was very professional and very organized. He asked important questions and was not afraid to tell me the truth about my case, but he did it in a very professional manner and I felt very comfortable working with him. He was also extremely thorough, which I appreciated, because he covered all the bases and left no stone un-turned. This gave me overall confidence with my case, and helped me feel more in control. He is also honest and fair, and it is evident that he is passionate about what he does. I will continue to go to him for relevant legal matters if need be, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ian | October 13, 2012
Fantastic, honest advice.
Jonathan gave me a lot of legal advice over the last two years which helped me avoid two major conflicts. The great thing about Jonathan is he is honest and direct, he knows the right questions to ask and how to get to the root of things. His caution and thoughtfulness gave me a lot of relief when I was sorting out these issues. He has a keen eye for detail and is as respectful as he is professional. Please excuse me if I don't go into details about my case, but landlord and tenant disputes are frightening, my home was caught in the balance and he was generous with his time and advice. I saw a negative review of Jonathan on this site and was stunned. This seems like a case of mistaken identity, as the man I spoke to was always up front and honest about details, as well as creative about how to work within the law. He was always quick about getting back to me, generally within 24 hours of emailing or leaving a voice mail. Jonathan is the sort of man that fights for the little guy. That seems to be what he prides himself in doing and what makes him the happiest. I could tell that he doesn't really do it for the money; he is in law to make sure that those who have little power will not be abused.
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Wisonsin at Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Past President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Delegate from Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Brain Injury Association of Washington
  • 2011

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Given (5)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Jonathan on labor and employment matters at the beginning of my career. He was both knowledgeable and passionate about the law and his client's interests. He provided sound advice to clients and worked hard for the best resolution possible. Jonathan is honest with clients regarding the law and the facts in there case and clients can be confident that they are receiving straight-forward analysis of their claim. I would recommend Jonathan for labor and employment law cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with this attorney for 3 years in the areas of employment, property, landlord tenant and business law. We worked on federal cases in several states. Jonathan handled hundreds of hearings and trials including appeals. He is knowledgeable, personable and persistent. I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone with matters in any of the above areas."

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Milwaukee Employment and labor Lawyer Jonathan A Gruhl
Jonathan A Gruhl
Employment and labor Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 20 years