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1300 S Green Bay Rd, Suite 302
​Racine, WI 53406 ​
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262-632-2300

1300 S Green Bay Rd, Suite 302
​Racine, WI 53406 ​

Firm Profile

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The Attorneys


Attorney Richard A. Fortune
Attorney Richard Fortune is a partner in the law firm of Fortune & McGillis, S.C., located in Racine, Wisconsin. The firm focuses on personal injury claims, primarily arising out of employment, and practices throughout the State of Wisconsin. Mr. Fortune is a 1975 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School who has written about and is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation law. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Mr. Fortune is “AV” rated with Martindale Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He has been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list since 2005. Mr. Fortune was also selected to be Milwaukee Claimant’s Attorney of the Year for the year 2012 by Best Lawyers in America.

Attorney Fortune's Affiliations
• Member of the American Association of Justice (Worker's Compensation Committee).


Attorney Mark P. McGillis

Attorney McGillis practices in the areas of Workers Compensation, Social Security and Personal Injury claims. Mr. McGillis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1994, where he was Managing Editor of the law review.

He was elected and served as President of the Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA) in 2012. Mr. McGillis has continued to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2016).

Mr. McGillis has presented seminars on Social Security Disability to other attorneys.​ He also has lectured on Workers Compensation issues at the Wisconsin Bar Association seminar and to labor unions.

  • Practical Considerations in Litigating 2007
  • Vocational Claims Resolve Ethical Issues in Your Practice 2009
  • Succeed At the Administrative Law Judge Hearing 2009
  • Resolve Ethical Issues in Your Practice 2011
  • Succeed At the Administrative Law Judge Hearing 2011
  • Case Law & Practical Application of the Maximum 2012
  • Wage Presumption for Worker's Under Age 27 to PPD, Disfigurement, Death Benefit & LOEC/PTD Claims
  • Worker's Compensation Legislative Update 2012
  • Succeed At the Administrative Law Judge Hearing 2013
  • Avoid Ethical Pitfalls 2013
  • Permissible Attorney Fees and Costs in WC Claims 2014
  • Eight Things You Should Know About Wisconsin Worker's Compensation — But Probably Don't 2014
  • Calculations of PPD Involving Administrative Code 2015 DWD Section 80.50
  • Ethical Issues in Worker's Compensation Claims 2016

Additionally, he has authored published articles on law related topics. His acknowlegments and awards from his his peers in the legal community are listed below.

Attorney McGillis' Affiliations
• Past President of WAWCA (Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys).
• Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants's Representatives.
• Member of the Wisconsin Association of Justice (Worker's Compensation Committee).


Attorney recognition


AV Peer Review Rated
Attorney Fortune has been Rated AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbel since 1990. This is the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability & ethical standards.
The Best Lawyers in America
Attorney Fortune has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
Attorney Mark McGillis once again has been listed in 2016. The Best Lawyers in America is awarded based upon the opinions of his peers.
Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2012
Attorney Richard Fortune was named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Lawyer of the Year. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year!"
Wisconsin's Best Lawyers
Attorney Richard Fortune was selected by his peers in 2012 and 2013 as one of the Best Lawyers in Wisconsin.
Attorney Mark McGillis was also selected by his peers in 2013 as one of the Best Lawyers in Wisconsin.
Super Lawyers
Attorney Fortune was elected to The Wisconsin Super Lawyers list from 2005-2012. This is presented to only 5% of attorneys who receive the highest ratings.
Super Lawyers
Attorney Mark McGillis was elected to The Wisconsin Super Lawyers & Rising Stars in 2007. This is presented to only 5% of attorneys under the age of 40 who receive the highest ratings.
Member of Sterling Who's Who
Attorney Fortune was selected for the Sterling Who's Who Award. The Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their chosen field. He is listed in the Who's Who Executive Directory Edition.

The paralegals

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Julie A. Ciewsinske

Julie Ciewsinske came to the firm in January of 2006. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University in 1994 with a BS in Political Science. She also obtained a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Carthage College in 2005.

Her area of focus at the firm is Worker's Compensation law.

Jamie J. Jensby

Jamie Jensby is the newest addition to our firm, beginning in 2013.

Her areas of focus at the firm are Social Security and Personal Injury law.

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1300 S Green Bay Rd
Suite 302
​Racine, WI 53406 ​