Godfrey & Kahn, SC
Godfrey & Kahn, SC

Godfrey & Kahn, SC

5 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

833 East Michigan Street, Suite 1800 | Milwaukee | WI | 53202-5615

Phone: 414-273-3500 | Fax: 414-273-5198

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Year of establishment 1957 Number of partners 83
Number of offices 4 Partner to associate ratio 1.30
Biggest office Milwaukee Percentage of women attorneys 23.50
Number of attorneys 177 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 64
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Godfrey & Kahn, SC Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Examine internal processes and decision making to improve the pace that work occurs.

Pros: There is a very positive culture and rapport with everyone at the firm. The firm is in a state of the art building with great amenities, and you always feel supported by auxiliary services such as HR.

Cons: The commute to the firm can be terrible, and sometimes things move slowly due to outdated policies.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Godfrey & Kahn provides high-level service and creative legal solutions to its clients. For 60 years, our attorneys and staff have been guided by five core values originally set forth by our founders: A focus on our clients' success, trust in one another and our clients, a culture of teamwork that helps us achieve more together, a work ethic to achieve whatever is possible, and an integrity that keeps us focused on the right thing to do for our clients, our employees and our communities.

Practice Areas

Godfrey & Kahn, SC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Business Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Esops
  • Emerging Companies
  • Environment & Energy Strategies
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Health Care
  • Indian Nations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade Compliance
  • Investment Management
  • Labor
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Political Law
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
  • Securities
  • Tax & Employee Benefits
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  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Contract
  • Commercial
  • Distribution
  • Franchise & Dealership
  • Erisa Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Media & First Amendment
  • Products Liability & Torts
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Trusts
  • Wills & Estates
  • Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations

Hiring Criteria

Godfrey & Kahn, SC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Strong academic record, good judgment, analytical, decisive, personable, self-confident, team player, ambitious, initiative, self-motivated, leadership qualities, and desire to be involved in firm/community activities.

Pro bono

Godfrey & Kahn recognizes that the legal community has a responsibility to ensure that all citizens have access to legal representation when needed and that the justice system operates in a fair and just manner. Accordingly, the firm encourages its attorneys to devote a minimum of 50 hours each year to pro bono services, and will give full billable hour credit for up to 50 hours of firm-approved pro bono services per year, with the potential for more depending on the case.

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Godfrey & Kahn, SC Awards and Recognitions

2015 "Wisconsin Firm of the Year" by Benchmark Litigation

2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women"

2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers


We believe that our law firm, and the communities in which we live and work, must be committed to building a professional and cultural environment of inclusion. We have long embraced the principles of equal employment opportunity and recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component to our success as individuals and as a firm. We also believe that a diverse workforce improves our judgment and helps us to better understand our clients and our clients' needs. As the business community grows more diverse and increasingly global, we know that our commitment to diversity will enhance the quality of our work and our lives for the better of our employees and clients.

Summer associate program

Our Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates. The goal of the program is to give summer associates the opportunity to experience life working an as associate at Godfrey & Kahn. Consistent with this goal, summer associates are given meaningful assignments from many different practice areas within the firm.

As a summer associate, you can expect to work with a diverse group of attorneys from multiple practice areas. The work you will perform is part of a larger project we have undertaken for our clients or our firm - it is never unnecessary or busywork. It is our expectation that your work will be incorporated into our final product and that your time will be billed to the client.


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