Brian C. Tokarz


Shareholder

bct@mtfn.com

111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Brian C. Tokarz Best Lawyers 2020
Brian C. Tokarz SuperLawyers 2019

Brian C. Tokarz concentrates his practice on civil and business litigation in both state and federal courts.  Since joining the firm in 2006, he has represented businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters, including general business litigation, complex insurance coverage disputes, business torts, construction defect litigation, suretyship, defamation claims and contract disputes.  Brian has substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including pretrial, trial and alternative dispute resolution.

Brian is a relentless advocate who is fully dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible legal representation.  Brian’s thorough and unyielding approach to practicing law allows him to reach the most-beneficial solutions to the complex legal challenges facing his clients.

Honors


  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2020)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2012, 2014 – 2019)

Professional Organizations


  • St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin (2009 – Present)
  • Milwaukee County Circuit Court,Securities and Facilities Committee (2011 – Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

Speeches & Publications


  • Co-Speaker, Negotiating Indemnification in Commercial Leases, National Business Institute (June 2014) (with Jennifer A.B. Kreil and Scott W. Brunner)

Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Note and Comment Editor, Marquette Law Review
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2001


  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

  • State Bar of Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament (2006-2008)
  • Marquette University Law School Legal Clinic (2003-2004)

Articles & Videos


COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Construction Contracts in Wisconsin

Brian C. Tokarz On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (the “WHO”) declared a global pandemic as a result...
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MTFN Attorneys Achieve Critical Appellate Victory in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in Mueller v. TL90108, LLC, 2017AP1962

In 2001, an extremely rare 1938 Talbot Lago sports car was stolen from a Milwaukee business in what the supreme...
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Nine Meissner Tierney Attorneys Selected as 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Meissner Tierney is proud to announce that seven of its active shareholders, including Joseph Tierney III, Thomas Nichols, Randal Brotherhood,...
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Nine Shareholders Voted to The 2020 Best Lawyers in America© List

Meissner Tierney is extremely honored to announce that all nine of our active shareholders were once again selected by their...
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Nine Meissner Tierney Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2018

Meissner Tierney is proud to announce that seven shareholders, including Joseph Tierney III, Thomas Nichols*, Randal Brotherhood, Michael Cohen**, William...
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What is the GDPR? Everything Your Business Needs to Know

Brian C. Tokarz, Esq. What Is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation, also known by the acronym “GDPR,” is...
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Ten Meissner Tierney Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2017

Meissner Tierney is proud to announce that seven shareholders, including Joseph Tierney III, Thomas Nichols, Randal Brotherhood, Michael Cohen*, William...
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Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher to Present to the National Business Institute on Construction Defect Insurance Coverage Issues

Join attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher for the National Business Institute’s video webcast on Monday, December 19, 2016 at...
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Perfecting Construction Liens for General Contractors

Brian C. Tokarz One issue that frequently arises in construction projects is the need to file a construction lien. Generally...
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Eleven Meissner Tierney Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2016

Once again, nearly all of Meissner Tierney’s shareholders, including Joseph Tierney III, Thomas Nichols, Randal Brotherhood, Michael Cohen, William Stuart,...
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Video: Perfecting Construction Liens for General Contractors in Wisconsin – Attorney Brian Tokarz

Shareholder Brian Tokarz discusses Wisconsin's lien law and the requirements that a general contractor must follow to properly perfect a...
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Meissner Tierney Sponsors and Participates in the Sixth Annual MJC 5K Run for Justice

Team Quality Matters comprised of MTFN employees and their family and friends made a strong showing this year at the...
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Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher to present at the National Business Institute on Construction Defect Insurance Coverage Issues

Join Meissner Tierney Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher for the National Business Institute’s video webcast on Thursday, September 10th...
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Meissner Tierney is pleased to announce Brian Tokarz as a new shareholder

Brian started with Meissner Tierney in 2006. Since joining the firm he has represented businesses and individuals in a broad...
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Recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision Addresses the Meaning of “Pollutant” Under the Pollution Exclusion

Brian C. Tokarz In Wilson Mutual Insurance Co. v. Falk, the insureds (the “Falks”) were farmers who used manure from their...
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High Court Addresses Scope of Contractual Liability Exclusion in Owner’s Lawsuit Against General Contractor for Claims of Faulty Construction

Brian C. Tokarz In Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., the construction company (“Ewing”) was hired by a school district...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Split on Economic Loss Doctrine

Brian C. Tokarz In a 3-3 split, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on January 28, 2014 effectively affirmed the court of...
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