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Fortune & McGillis, S.C. was founded in January of 2000 in Racine, Wisconsin. Since that time, our firm has established a reputation for success.

Our firm has received a 1st tier ranking in the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" rankings!

Attorney Richard Fortune and Attorney Mark McGillis have practiced law in Racine for many years prior to 2000. Together they have almost 60 years of combined experience as attorneys in Wisconsin.

Attorney Fortune and Attorney McGillis practice throughout the state of Wisconsin, and our firm represents both employees and employers in Worker's Compensation claims . We recover millions of dollars in benefits for injured persons on a yearly basis.

The Attorneys
Attorney Richard A. Fortune Attorney Mark P. McGillis

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 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 cotninued to be listed in the Best Lawyers in America (2014).

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

Attorney Fortune's Affiliations Attorney McGillis' Affiliations

- Member of the American Association of Justice (Worker's Compensation Committee).

- 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

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.

Attorney Fortune has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.

Attorney Mark McGillis once again has been listed in 2014. The Best Lawyers in America is awarded based upon the opinions of his peers.

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!"

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.

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.

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.

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
Alexander D. Jensen Julie A. Ciewsinske Jamie J. Jensby

Alex Jensen came to the firm in April of 2004. He obtained his Associate Degree in Business at the University of Wisconsin - Waukesha in 2001 and his Bachelor's Degree in Business, in addition to a Paralegal Certificate (Law Concentration) at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2003. Alex graduated from UW-Whitewater Summa Cum Laude, with a perfect 4.0 undergraduate GPA. He was involved in the legal studies program at Whitewater, where his course work focused heavily in the area of the law. He also was involved in an apprenticeship with Judge John Kennedy at the Walworth County Courthouse.

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

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 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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