Ralph J. Tease, Jr. is a shareholder and managing partner of the firm’s Green Bay and Appleton offices. He was born and raised in Green Bay and is a 1978 graduate of St. Norbert College.
Mr. Tease began his legal career as a judicial intern for the Honorable John A. Decker, Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge. Following his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1981, he became a tax attorney for a national accounting firm in Milwaukee. Subsequently, he returned to Green Bay and began his career as a civil litigation specialist. Mr. Tease currently handles a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases and has tried cases in courts throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Because of his trial experience, Mr. Tease has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1997. He was also selected for exclusive membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and was elected to the Board of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Recently, due to his distinguished legal accomplishments and community service, Mr. Tease was selected as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal and was elected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by the Milwaukee Magazine every year since 2005 and was named as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in the State of Wisconsin. He was named as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the State of Wisconsin in 2017. He also has been listed as a Best Lawyer in America since 2015, and in 2017 was listed a Lawyer of the Year for personal injury litigation in Green Bay.
Mr. Tease is also active in the educational community, serving on the St. Norbert College President’s Advisory Council and the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board. Additionally, his involvement in the Green Bay community includes service on the governing board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Brown County and NEW Community Shelter, and as President of the Congregation of Grace Lutheran Church.