Ben Glicksman’s goal is to make a difference.
Glickman, a lawyer at Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk in Milwaukee, wants to do that not only in his practice, but also through his community work.
“Growing up I saw attorneys as people who make a difference, and that was something that interested me,” said Glicksman, whose father was also a lawyer. “That’s the stuff you see on TV and that’s what I saw with my dad.”
When Glicksman isn’t representing federal white-collar defendants and people accused of securities fraud, he is a volunteer leader in a local chapter of the BBYO, an organization for Jewish teens that provides leadership and enrichment opportunities.
Glicksman serves as a mentor to high school students looking to schedule, plan and carry out different events.
“It’s been great working with the kids and seeing them start out as freshman and then grow throughout their high school years,” Glicksman said.
A native of Arizona, Glicksman spent summers in Wisconsin, his dad’s home state. A big sports fan — yes, he supports the Packers and Brewers — Glicksman covered sports for The Arizona Republic while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University. While at Harvard Law School, he worked on contracts for the Boston Celtics.
Although he’s interested in sports law, Glicksman settled into complex securities and white-collar criminal defense at Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk.
“The cases are extremely interesting. I found that the characters change from case to case, but the laws and issues stay the same,” said Glicksman, who has worked on a variety of cases from representing drivers in a national class-action suit against a major trucking company to a multi-jurisdictional construction dispute involving the city of Chicago’s 31st Street breakwater project.
Glicksman credited Steve Kravit, a partner at Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk, with helping him find his way on the firm’s aggravated-litigation team.
“Steve has been an invaluable resource and I have learned a lot from him,” he said.
Kravit praised Glicksman, calling him an intelligent, tough attorney.
“He has a near photographic memory and is the go-to resource in cases with hundreds of thousands of documents and transcripts,” he said. “Ben has a grasp of detail, the ability to analyze and synthesize facts and the ability to write and argue persuasively about them.”