John Cates is a partner at Gingras, Cates & Luebke. His practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, bad faith insurance claims, and class action matters. He has extensive litigation experience in personal injury, product liability, medical and legal malpractice, business torts, civil rights, and nursing home abuse and neglect.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and served two terms on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin.
John is a frequent lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School and for several legal associations. He also volunteers his time assisting with Mock Trials at various local high schools.
John is married with five children. He and his family are very active in outdoor sports and spend much of their free time competing in downhill ski and water ski competitions, as well as local triathlons. He has also coached Little League for five years and is actively involved in the USSA ski racing organization.Bar Admission:
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Western District of WisconsinEducation:
J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, with honors, 1980
B.A., University of Rochester, 1976Professional Associations and Memberships:
Dane County Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Board of Governors, 2003-2007
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtHonors and Awards:
Wisconsin Super Lawyer - 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of American Top 100 Lawyers - 2008, 2007
Madison Magazine Top Lawyers in Madison - 2000-2009
Best Lawyers in America - 2004-2009