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Brendan received his B.A. from the University of Vermont, Burlington, in
2005, and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2009.
In law school, Brendan garnered "Best Oralist" honors as Moot Court
Board member and competed at the prestigious National Entertainment Law
Competition in Malibu, California. He also interned with the Wisconsin
Employment Relations Commission ("WERC") and clerked for two years at
the Madison law firm of Gingras, Cates & Luebke, S.C. Additionally,
Brendan worked for the Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office
(performing the same duties as an Assistant District Attorney under the
Supreme Court's Student Practice Rule). He was even awarded the
Sheboygan Police Department's Citizen's Distinguished Service Award for
"courageous acts of bravery to aid and assist law enforcement," as a
result of having rescued a drowning girl in Lake Michigan. As member of
the Wisconsin Bar Association, Brendan is focusing his efforts on
defending law enforcement personnel in criminal investigations,
disciplinary appeals, citizen complaints, and general civil litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 55%
    8 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    10 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    10 years



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Contact info

6310 W. Bluemound Road
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI, 53213


WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Citizen's Distinguished Service AwardSheboygan Police Benevolent Association2009
Best OralistUniversity of Wisconsin Law School Moot Court Board2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/ShareholderCermele & Matthews, S.C.2012 - Present
AssociateCermele & Associates, S.C.2009 - Present
Student ADASheboygan County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
ExternWisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC)2008 - 2008
Law ClerkGingras, Cates & Luebke, S.C.2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association for JusticeN/A2009 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of VermontPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005