Gino M. Alia
Gino M. Alia is an experienced trial attorney, whose practice focus is in the areas of Personal Injury and Business Litigation. His commitment to thorough preparation and hard work, coupled with his established trial skills have allowed him to be one of the few attorneys able to successfully represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex injury and commercial cases. Gino has been lead counsel in over 60 jury trials, 100s of mediations and arbitrations, and is one of the few Wisconsin attorneys to have obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1 million. Over his career, he has obtained multiple million-dollar settlements.
In addition to maximizing the recovery for the individuals and families he represents, Gino is also retained by large corporations to minimize their exposure in disputed cases. He has successfully defended cases that others thought couldn’t be won. Cases he handles include: wrongful death; product liability; elevator/escalator accident; construction equipment collapse; lemon law; construction defects; and partnership/business litigation. One local judge summarized Mr. Alia’s ability as a civil trial advocate as follows: “He is an excellent advocate for his clients, an intelligent and articulate speaker and a personable, respectful attorney.”
Gino’s litigation and courtroom experience provide him with the skills needed to help clients—both individuals and corporate—resolve legal issues before they arise.
Gino has maintained a “Distinguished Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining Alia, DuMez, Dunn & McTernan, S.C., Gino worked for a large, national law firm. He also served as a “Public Service Special Assistant District Attorney” for Milwaukee County. His lectures include “Identifying Juror Attitudes During Voir Dire” (presented to Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers) and “Anatomy of a Lawsuit” (corporate presentation).
Outside the office, Gino has been active in numerous civic, community and charitable organizations in Kenosha County. He has served as President of the Pleasant Prairie Basketball Association, Chairman and Board of Directors of St. Joseph Catholic Academy, Board Member and Director of Development/Operations for Red Star Soccer Club, member of United Way of Kenosha’s Community Caring Team, various St. Anne Catholic Church service ministries and as a youth basketball and soccer coach for many years.
Gino and his wife, Vicki, have 3 children, Nicholas, Elizabeth and Andrew.
Business and Corporate Law
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1995
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Honors: First Place, Marquette Moot Court Competition, 1994
- Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award Legal Research and Writing
- Law Review: Associate Member, Marquette Law Review, 1993 - 1994
B.S., Marquette University,
Milwaukee, WI, 1992
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Major: Finance
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1995
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
- Kenosha County Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Defense Counsel
- Defense Research Institute
- Wisconsin Association for Justice