Caleb R. Gerbitz


 

crg@mtfn.com

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

Caleb R. Gerbitz is an attorney in Meissner Tierney’s litigation practice group. He focuses on assisting clients in complex commercial, insurance, employment, and appellate matters. Caleb brings to his work a dedication to client service and a focus on providing skillful representation throughout a dispute—from pre-litigation, to trial, and through appeal if necessary.

In addition to his legal practice, Caleb makes a point of closely monitoring Wisconsin’s appellate courts. He authors monthly articles on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, previewing and reviewing the civil cases before the court. Caleb also co-hosts a monthly “Up for Review” segment on the MTFN BizCast in which he and a colleague discuss the latest developments at the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. In practice, Caleb leverages his expertise in Wisconsin’s appellate system to secure successful outcomes for his clients, both at the trial court level and on appeal.

Before joining the firm, Caleb clerked for Justice Brian Hagedorn of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 2020 – 2022. He graduated summa cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he also earned a certificate in conflict resolution and served as head managing editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. Caleb previously served as a policy advisor in the Wisconsin State Senate and as a master-at-arms in the United States Navy Reserve.

Honors


  • First Place Brief, Thurgood Marshall Moot Court (2020)
  • CALI Awards: Arbitration Law, Arbitration Skills, Commercial Law Survey, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Law & the Business of Baseball

Professional Organizations


  • Wisconsin Judicial Council
    • Appellate Procedure Committee, Ad Hoc Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Appellate Practice Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
    • Civil Bench-Bar Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Committee, Website Managing Editor
  • Federalist Society
    • Milwaukee Chapter Director of Programming
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association
    • Young Lawyer’s Committee, Wisconsin Co-Chair
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Independent Business Association of Wisconsin

Speeches & Publications


  • Supplement Co-Author, Anderson on Wisconsin Insurance Law, State Bar of Wisconsin (January 2024)
  • Speaker, Business Litigation in Wisconsin Courts – A Case Law Update, Trending Topics in Business Litigation 2023, State Bar of Wisconsin (November 2023)
  • Speaker, Insurer Stigma: Managing the Reputational Aspect of Insurance Litigation, We’ve Got You Covered: Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin 2023, State Bar of Wisconsin (October, 2023)
  • Speaker, Wisconsin Supreme Court Roundup: The 2022–23 Term, Milwaukee Chapter of the Federalist Society (September, 2023)

  • Speaker, Wisconsin Supreme Court Term in Review: 2022–23, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (August, 2023)
  • The Art of Advancing Wisconsin Constitutional Claims, 96 Wisconsin Lawyer 20 (Mar. 2023)
  • Note, Are Pre-Dispute Agreements to Arbitrate Online Enforceable?, 7 Arb. Brief 79 (2020)
  • Note, Prevailing Parties in Mediation, 45 Mitchell Hamline L. Rev. 611 (2019)
  • Twenty-First Amendment Give Way to Dormant Commerce Clause, Mitchell Hamline Amicus Curiae Blog (2019)
  • Financial Freedom Comes Paycheck-to-Paycheck. Why Doesn’t the EITC? (2018)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 2016

  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Dispute Resolution Institute (2022 – Present)
  • Messiah Lutheran Church and School, Board of Trustees

Articles & Videos


MTFN BizCast Episode 29

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: January 2024

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MTFN BizCast Episode 28

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MTFN Attorneys Michael J. Cohen and Caleb R. Gerbitz Present at PINNACLE’s Trending Topics in Business Litigation 2023

In a recent legal symposium, Shareholder Michael J. Cohen and Attorney Caleb R. Gerbitz played pivotal roles as Program Chair...
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MTFN BizCast Episode 26

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: December 2023

Caleb R. Gerbitz The court takes up a pair of intriguing civil cases on its December oral argument calendar. One...
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MTFN Attorneys James M. Sosnoski and Caleb R. Gerbitz present at State Bar of Wisconsin’s “We’ve Got You Covered: Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin 2023″

On Thursday, October 26th, 2023, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. attorneys James M. Sosnoski and Caleb R. Gerbitz presented...
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MTFN BizCast Episode 24

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: November 2023

Caleb R. Gerbitz Redistricting takes center stage at the Wisconsin Supreme Court this November as the court’s sole case set...
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MTFN BizCast Episode 22

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: October 2023

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Attorney Caleb R. Gerbitz Presents CLE at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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MTFN BizCast Episode 20

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: September 2023

Caleb R. Gerbitz Those keeping an eye on the Wisconsin Supreme Court know that it’s been in the news a...
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MTFN BizCast Episode 18

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Attorney Spotlight – Caleb R. Gerbitz

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MTFN BizCast Episode 17

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: July/August 2023

Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: July & August 2023 Caleb R. Gerbitz The Wisconsin Supreme Court finished up its 2022–23 term...
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MTFN BizCast Episode 16

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MTFN BizCast Episode 15

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