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Gregg M. Herman

Gregg M. Herman Esq.

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Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Employment Law
Entertainment & Sports
Family Law
Higher Education & Title IX
Professional Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Attorney Gregg M. Herman joins JAMS in Milwaukee, bringing 38 years of family law experience to the panel in Wisconsin. Attorney Herman is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, where he practiced as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County for seven years prior to taking up a full-time family law practice in 1984.

Attorney Herman is a board-certified senior specialist in family law trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the editor of the Wisconsin State Bar’s forms and procedures book on family law and a columnist on family law issues for the Wisconsin Law Journal. He dedicates significant time to writing and speaking on settlement negotiations and is an adjunct professor teaching settlement negotiations at Marquette University Law School.

Attorney Herman believes that careful attention to the needs of his clients and the minimization of conflict are essential to maintaining relationships, even after a marriage has ended.

Representative Matters

  • Business Commercial
      • Litigation and dispute resolution regarding business valuations and executive compensation
  • Employment Law
      • Representation involving wrongful termination of employment based on sexual harassment and discrimination.
      • Representation of employment issues relating to employment contracts.
  • Entertainment & Sports
      • Representation and dispute resolution in cases involving professional athletes, employees and executives of professional sports organizations
  • Family Law
      • Allocation of family debts
      • Allocation of parental responsibilities
      • Allocation of parenting time
      • Attorneys’ fees, fees and sanctions
      • Bad faith litigation
      • Cohabitation issues
      • College contribution
      • Distribution of assets and debts
      • Double counting
      • Duty of both parties to mitigate damage to the marital estate
      • Enforcement proceedings
      • Fraud/material misrepresentation/appointment of receiver
      • Expert witness
      • Grandparent visitation
      • Imputing income
      • Maintenance and reviews of maintenance
      • Marital and nonmarital property issues
      • Modification of support
      • Retirement issues
      • Pet issues
      • Post-decree proceedings
      • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
      • Relocation of children
      • Setting maintenance and child support
      • Stock options and valuations
      • Tax ramifications
      • Valuations of businesses
  • Professional Liability
      • Prior service as both plaintiff/defense expert in legal malpractice cases
      • Third-party in legal malpractice cases
      • Prior service as a third-party consultant and as an expert witness in cases involving attorney fee disputes
      • Practice representing the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, including expert witness work for both the OLR and attorneys appearing before OLR.
  • Real Property
      • Valuation of real property

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Retained Counsel, Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • Family Law Columnist, Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Wisconsin Chapter, Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University Law School
  • Primary author of 1993 Wis. Act 78, creating an automatic stay in family law actions
  • Past Chair, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Past President, Milwaukee North Shore Rotary Club

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Board-Certified Senior Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Senior Lawyers Division, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2022

Selected Publications

  • Editor, Family Law in Wisconsin: A Forms and Procedure Handbook, State Bar of Wisconsin.
  • Gregg M. Herman and Kenneth H. Waldron, “Beyond the Divorce: Crafting Successful Settlement Agreements,” 93 Wis. Law. 34 (December 2020).
  • “The Role of a Family Law Attorney in Settlement Negotiations,” Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 52, Nos. 1 and 2 (Spring/Summer 2019).
  • “Third-Party Visitation: A Historical Perspective,” Wisconsin Lawyer, May 2019 (co-written with Mark Fremgen).
  • “Ten Commandments of Divorce Settlement Negotiations” and “Game Theory and Its Application to Divorce Settlement Negotiations”; North Carolina AAML; Raleigh, North Carolina; February 22, 2019.
  • “Thought Leadership Breakfast: OLR/Ethics”; Wisconsin Law Journal; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; October 17, 2018.
  • “Preaching Against the Choir: What Attorneys Don’t Like About Mediation (and How We Can Change the Perception)”; Wisconsin Association of Mediators; Madison, Wisconsin; March 16, 2018.

Background and Education

  • Shareholder; Loeb, Herman & Drew (n/k/a Loeb & Herman, S.C.); 1991–2022
  • Senior Associate; Leonard L. Loeb, S.C.; 1984–1990
  • Assistant District Attorney, Head of Consumer Fraud Unit, Milwaukee County, 1977–1984
  • Felony Trial Attorney, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, 1980–1984
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1977
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1974


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