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Frank Pasternak

Frank Pasternak

Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C.
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Construction Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Wisconsin
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Wisconsin personal injury lawyer Frank Pasternak is managing partner of Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C., award-winning plaintiffs personal injury attorneys in Wisconsin. Attorney Pasternak has been honored as one of the Top 50 “Super Lawyers” in Milwaukee Magazine, as chosen by his peers and through independent research. Attorney Pasternak was also voted “Best Attorney” by CNI Newspapers in its “Best of the Burbs” survey of readers and ranked as one of Milwaukee's "Leading Lawyers" in M Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine. In addition Attorney Pasternak is rated an AV® Preeminent attorney and is honored in the most recent edition as one of the "Best Lawyers in America." Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C. is ranked a Tier 1 Milwaukee plaintiffs personal injury law firm by “Best Law Firms” U.S. News and World Report®.

Throughout his career as a Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Frank Pasternak has focused only on personal injury and wrongful death cases. Several of these personal injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements, including a falling merchandise trial against Wal-Mart, which in 2001, resulted in a final judgment of $8,956,879.00 that including interest resulted in a recovery exceeding $11,400,000.00, and multiple asbestos mesothelioma wrongful death cases resulting in awards exceeding $29,000,000.00.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C.
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Founding Partner
Frank Pasternak & Associates S.C.
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Trial Lawyer
Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman S.C.
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Trial Lawyer
Murphy, Gillick, Wicht & Prachthauser S.C.
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Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D (1994) | Law
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
Activities: The John Marshall Law Review, Moot Court
Awards
Milwaukee's "Leading Lawyers"
M Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine
Wisconsin Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America
Best Law Firms
U.S. News and World Report®
AV® rated
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Top 50 Wisconsin SuperLawyers
Milwaukee Magazine
Wisconsin SuperLawyer
Milwaukee Magazine
Best Attorney
CNI Newspapers
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar # 1024691
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Presidents Club
Current
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Sustaining Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C. Award Winning Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers
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Reviews of Frank Pasternak Wisconsin personal injury attorney
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Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers Blog
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Wisconsin Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. What happens if a biker is hit by a car, but the car drives off? Is there any potential legal remedy?
A: If the car driver was negligent then there would be a potential legal remedy against that driver. If the driver is unknown, uninsured car insurance policies in Wisconsin have specific requirements for what are called "phantom vehicles." Read your policy carefully immediately or find immediate representation as those requirements are critical to having coverage!
Q. If 1 lawyer charges a client 40% to take their case and takes care of the old lawyers fee which the old lawyer is asking
A: It is quite typical for the current lawyer and former lawyer to work out a fee split arrangement based on the work involved and reasons the client left the first lawyer. Ethics rules general look to whether the total fee charge was reasonable.
Q. I invited along a friend on a hunting trip on my property, and he tripped and hurt himself.
A: Anyone can sue anyone else for anything. The question I think you want to know is whether you are legally liable. Generally, absent negligence, one is not legally liable to someone simply because an injury took place on property they owned.
Q. How much is it possible to get for pain and suffering in a car accident?
A: Under Wisconsin personal injury law, a person who's injury was caused by the negligence of another may recover that sum of money that a jury decides will fairly and reasonably compensate them for their past pain, suffering, disability and/or disfigurement. That sum includes damages related to physical pain, humiliation, embarrassment, worry and distress suffered in the past as well as any impairment to normal activities, pleasures, and benefits of life. If there is medical support that such a person is reasonably certain to suffer such damages in the future, then he or she may recover those damages as well. There really is no objective way to determine this category of damage. Every case is different. If you had or have a serious injury, you should contact a reputable Wisconsin personal injury lawyer.
Q. If I am injured at a construction site that I was walking past while running an errand for my boss, can I get workers'
A: I highly recommend that you contact a reputable Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney. I cannot say for sure but it sounds as though your injury may be covered under Wisconsin worker's compensation laws. I'm happy to provide you a professional referral if you call me at 262-785-0802.
Q. What can I do about an insurance agent who falsified documents to have me charged with a crime?>
A: Contact the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance at 1-800-236-8517 and file a complaint. Also, you may wish to call the local police department.
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Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C.
19601 West Bluemound Rod
Suite 201
Brookfield, WI 53045
USA
Telephone: (262) 785-0802
Fax: (262) 785-0861