Attorney Bio

Gregory J. Egan

Gregory J. Egan

Professional and Civic Involvement

Gregory J. Egan is a senior member of the firm. He heads up the firm’s litigation section. His practice is devoted primarily to handling personal injury claims and wrongful death claims on behalf of injured individuals and their families. Mr. Egan is occasionally called upon to handle a case involving environmental law. Mr. Egan is licensed to practice law in the states of Wisconsin and the state of Minnesota. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in many other jurisdictions.

Mr. Egan is an elected member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) a national organization whose membership is limited to the best trial attorneys in each state. He has also been named as a “Super Lawyer” a designation reserved for the top 5% of the attorneys in the state.

Mr. Egan is a member of the La Crosse County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar, American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (Director, 1987-200-; Executive Committee, 1999-200-; Regional Director, 1999-200-;). He has also served on the WAJ Program Committee, Amicus Curiae Committee, Nominating Committee, and the War Council. Mr. Egan is also a member of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Mr. Egan was a Wisconsin Commissioner for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission. Greg is also a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and The American Association for Justice. He is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has assigned Mr. Egan an AV rating, the highest available, for professional competence and integrity.

Mr. Egan is often asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars on subjects related to personal injury litigation. He has and also remains available to speak to non-lawyer audiences about civil litigation, personal injury law and the pursuit of justice.

Outdoor recreational pursuits of the Egan Family have been the subject of national news programs.

Greg and his wife Dianne live in rural La Crosse. They have four children. Greg enjoys the outdoors and remains actively involved in many outdoor related activities with his wife and children. He is active in many business, civic, charitable, religious, environmental/outdoor sporting, political and other organizations. He is the recipient of many honors and awards for his volunteer work.

For 39 years Gregory J. Egan has been dedicated to handling personal injury cases including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile negligence, medical negligence, products liability, negligently constructed or maintained real estate, improper security, boat and airplane claims. Mr. Egan is a legal specialist in handling personal injury and catastrophic damage cases and holds the highest legal, professional, and ethical qualifications in his work with clients and the court system. If you are faced with an unfortunate and traumatic personal injury, wrongful death, or other catastrophic damage case, you must be able to rely upon and trust your personal injury attorney to furnish you with the most thorough and capable legal representation with full respect for the sensitive nature of your circumstances. Mr. Egan works hard to make sure that his clients who are injured by the misconduct and negligence of others can get full justice in the courtroom.

Mr. Egan was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers — WATL) in 1987 and continues to serve WAJ in that capacity. Mr. Egan is also a member of the Executive Committee of that organization. He has demonstrated that he has the experience, integrity, and professional competence to be elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial system. Only attorneys with extensive courtroom experience and high ethical standards and integrity are considered for membership. Mr. Egan has also demonstrated that he has sufficient legal trial experience and ethical standards and has passed the comprehensive multi-day examination that is required for certification as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Egan has been named as a Super Lawyer in the State of Wisconsin.

Gregory Egan has also been an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly ATLA and the Minnesota Association for Justice for over 20 years. Through these and other professional organizations, Mr. Egan has been a relentless advocate for the rights of injured people and their families who seek justice in court rooms even when taking on the most powerful interests.

Gregory J. Egan is dedicated solely to the representation of individuals who have been injured and/or killed and their families. He is a relentless advocate for justice on behalf of his clients. Mr. Egan has been assigned an AB rating by Martindale-Hubble. This is the highest rating available for professional competence and integrity. Mr. Egan has handled personal injury cases throughout the Midwest. A significant amount of his cases are referred to him from lawyers throughout this part of the country. Mr. Egan gladly accepts case referrals from other attorneys.

Mr. Egan has resolved thousands of personal injury cases through verdicts and settlements. Many of these cases have been resolved for amounts in excess of $1,000,000. Some of these cases have been the subject of news stores that have been broadcast or published by the media.

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Mr. Egan takes pride in the comprehensive support services that are available to him as a founding member of the law firm of Egan & Richgels, S.C. Mr. Egan’s clients have access to state of the art investigative services, physicians, engineers, and other technical specialists. We have and continue to utilize focus groups on site and to test our clients’ cases through the utilization of mock juries and other innovative techniques. We routinely create computer generated graphics, photographic and anatomical evidence, and other valuable demonstrative aids to help our clients prevail at trial.

Attorney Gregory J. Egan and the entire staff at Egan & Richgels, S.C. are committed to excellence and to seeking justice on behalf of our clients. We have hired only the best and the brightest trial lawyers in this geographic area. Whether we represent you in connection with a personal injury case or some other legal matter, Mr. Egan and other members of the staff at Egan & Richgels, S.C. will provide you and your family with careful, attentive, and thorough professional service.

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Focus of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Litigation

Court/Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1978
  • Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1978
  • Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin 1978
  • Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1980


  • J.D., Hamline University, 1977
  • B.A., St. Mary’s College, 1974