John G. Goller

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1242
  • Fax: (414) 238-6554

John (Jack) Goller is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. For more than 18 years, his practice has focused on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on mass toxic torts, product liability, transportation and catastrophic loss defense of corporations and their insurers. He serves his clients as national, regional and local counsel and takes an active role in all phases of litigation from fact and expert discovery until resolution of the case, including trial and appeals. He has tried cases or represented clients in litigation around the country including courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, California, Washington State, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and West Virginia. Jack has successfully managed and defended over a thousand claims involving alleged exposures to asbestos, many of which were wrongful death, living mesothelioma or living lung cancer cases. A trusted advisor on complex toxic tort issues, Jack has counseled clients on ways to assess and mitigate potential litigation risks in the mergers and acquisition context. Jack also serves as outside general counsel for a number of closely held companies.

Jack has been AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating possible. He was recognized as a Rising StarSM by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2007, 2009-2013) for his toxic tort work. He is licensed to practice law in: Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington and Idaho. Jack is active in the community as a volunteer for various local non-profits and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Our Next Generation, Inc., an agency that serves some of the most economically and socially challenged children in the region. He previously served on the Alumni Board of Directors for Marquette University High School from 2007-2013.

recent presentations

  • “Deposition Tips and Tactics” (von Briesen & Roper Presentation, August 2012)
  • “Issues Faced by In-House Counsel in Complying with the Ethical Rules” (von Briesen Ethics 2012, November 2012)

Practice Areas:


  • Gonzaga University, J.D., 1998
  • Gonzaga University, B.A.,1995

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • Illinois


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