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Winston A. Ostrow

Of Counsel
Green Bay
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Winston Ostrow is of counsel on the firm's Litigation Practice Group. His practice is focused on representing businesses and individuals in complex litigation throughout the State of Wisconsin from his office in Green Bay. In over 35 years of practice, he has accumulated experience in many different kinds of complex litigation including professional liability (including accounting, legal and medical malpractice), products liability, shareholder disputes, distributor relations, employment, environmental, real estate, fiduciary, trusts and estates litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He also handles administrative matters, including Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources disputes, licensing and administrative law hearings. He currently serves as Godfrey & Kahn's Primary Loss Prevention Partner and Claims Counsel.

Winston has written about and spoken at seminars sponsored by the Wisconsin State Bar Association and other groups on a number of topics including trial practice, the duties of fiduciaries, and the law of damages. He is the long standing Treasurer of the Robert J. Parins Inn of Court.

Winston is also the long serving legal counsel for Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. He has provided pro bono legal assistance to the Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin, the Brown County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, and the Baird Creek Parkway Preservation Foundation, Inc., among others. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors of various nonprofit organizations including the Green Bay Symphony, the Neville Public Museum Foundation, and the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation.

Winston is a past president of the Brown County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and the Board of the Environmental Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Representative Experience

Representation of clients in environmental matters and litigation involving the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels.

Representation of clients in litigation involving the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law in State and Federal Courts.

Representation of employers in employment discrimination matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights - Division, and in State and Federal Courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Representation of clients in commercial litigation in State and Federal Court.

Representation of clients in partnership dissolution and shareholder disputes.

Service as an arbitrator in business and insurance disputes.

Service as a mediator in regard to business and real estate disputes.

Representation of clients in defense of product liability litigation.

Representation of clients in defense of accounting malpractice litigation.

Representation of clients in defense of legal malpractice litigation.

Representation of clients in defense of medical malpractice claims and medical disciplinary and credentialing matters.

Assisted clients with negotiation and drafting of contracts involving product marketing, acquisition and distribution.

Representation of clients in private environmental litigation, including toxic tort, groundwater and soil contamination matters.

Representation of clients in trademark, trade secrets and antitrust litigation.

Representation of clients in trusts and estates litigation.

Representation of clients in litigation involving employment contracts, including covenants not to compete

Representation of clients in litigation involving real estate, including contracts, titles, foreclosures and title insurance.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1975

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court

Professional Associations

Brown County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


Listed in Best Lawyers (Commercial Litigation, 2010 - 2016)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2008 - 2016)

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Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1975

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972

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200 South Washington Street
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Green Bay, WI

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