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In Memoriam, 1932-2023
Philip R. Brehm

In 2017, Phil Brehm retired after an extensive and successful legal career.  Phil had extensive experience helping businesses with corporate planning, assisting individuals and families with estate and trust planning, working with religious organizations and their operations, and assisting individuals and entities with their ownership and handling of real estate and other types of property.

In 2012, he was honored by the Brown County Bar Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, he has received the Wisconsin Super Lawyer designation. He served on the St. Norbert College President Advisory Council Board and the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Education Foundation Board. Phil represented the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Inc., Catholic Mutual Group, Nicolet Real Estate & Investment Corp., Proko Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morley-Murphy Co., Destree Enterprises, Inc., Kaway, LLP Total Energy Systems, LLC McCormick Memorial Home For The Aged, Inc., and many other prominent businesses from throughout Wisconsin. 


Areas of

  • Business Organizations

  • Estate Planning & Administration

  • Religious Institutions

  • Real Estate Law

  • Trusts

Past Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • U.S. Federal Court

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science – Commerce
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

    • ​Honors: Cum Laude

Memberships, Publications and Recognition

  • Past Chairperson, Wisconsin Judicial Commission

  • Past Chairman, Board of Governors and Officer, Wisconsin State Bar Association

  • Past President, Brown County Bar Association

  • Senior Flight Navigator and Major in U.S. Air Force (Retired Reserve)

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer Designation

  • Sutton Who’s Who in American Law

  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in Professions

  • Brown County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

  • Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1985 – 2017

  • Fellow of Wisconsin Law Foundation, 2001 – 2017
    American-Wisconsin and Brown County Bar Associations, 1961 – 2017

  • National Diocesan Attorneys Association, 1976 – 2017
    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation Board, 1980 – 2017

  • St. Norbert College President Advisory Council Board, 1980 – 2017

  • Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – Past Board Member

  • Green Bay Area YMCA – Past Board Member and Officer

  • Military Officer’s Club of Northeastern Wisconsin – Member

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