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Measuring Our Impact by Our Client's Success

Godfrey & Kahn is an innovative law firm working for the greater good of our clients, our communities, and our people. We are dedicated to strengthening bonds with our neighbors and ensuring client success.

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Our Vision

To be the most respected business law firm in Wisconsin, recognized for our excellent work product and service, our talent, our integrity, and our client base. Our dedication to teamwork and outstanding performance makes us a top choice for talent, with professionalism and ownership mentality prevailing firm-wide.

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A Legacy of Entrepreneurship, Community, and Success

In 1957, Dudley Godfrey, Jr. and Jerry Kahn embedded a shared entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to clients into the firm’s Wisconsin roots.

They invested in relationships to build their clients’ success and strengthen the Milwaukee community. Helping the city acquire its first NBA franchise in 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks, and helping establish global powerhouse Manpower in 1976 were two of their greatest achievements.

Over the years the firm has expanded, opening offices across the state to cement our commitment to our clients and our communities. In 2022, we opened our Eau Claire office to better serve the Western Wisconsin community.

5 Core Values

We provide high-level service and creative legal solutions to our clients. For over 65 years, we have been guided by five core values originally set forth by our founders:

Client Success

A focus on our CLIENTS’ SUCCESS


TRUST in one another and our clients


A culture of TEAMWORK that helps us achieve more

Work Ethic

WORK ETHIC to achieve whatever is possible


INTEGRITY that keeps us focused on the right thing to do for our clients, employees, and our communities

Our Awards Tell Our Story

We are honored by awards that reflect our vision for our work and our people. Work-product awards like Best Law Firms and top-tier rankings by Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation help us attract and retain quality talent. Our people have built a team-oriented culture that’s led to Top Workplace awards year after year.

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Serving Our Community

Whether we are taking on pro bono cases, supporting environmental causes, or offering university scholarships to promising students, we're proud to be strengthening bonds with our neighbors, within our firm and in our global business community.

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Driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our DEI vision promotes collaboration and teamwork, and works to remove barriers and increase access to opportunities. Our commitment is reflected in our dynamic and innovative workplace that fosters creativity and innovation, and makes everyone feel valued and supported.

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Our Offices

We value the strong relationships we’ve built through our presence across the state.

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Meet the leaders who serve our offices and teams each day, while striving to uphold our culture and core values.

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