Jason Luczak has always wanted to help people.
He initially thought about pursuing a career in news broadcasting, but then decided that the best way he could make a tangible difference in people’s lives is through the legal field.
“When I got to law school I was drawn to criminal defense and worked with a great Chicago criminal defense lawyer, Dan Coyne, who handled a lot of death penalty cases,” Luczak said. “Dan taught me the value of providing every client with a vigorous defense, and that the rights we value in this country are often fought over and protected in the criminal courts in this country.
“I also love solving problems and helping people in the darkest times in their lives.”
Luczak is a partner at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, and colleagues say he’s a star in the industry. Even though he decided to be lawyer instead of a broadcaster, Luczak is comfortable in front of the camera. He has appeared on “Court TV” several times to talk about Wisconsin cases, and his work in the legal field has been featured in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, “48 Hours,” and “Dateline.”
“Jason has a key talent of developing novel defenses and motions related to digital devices and the digital collection of evidence, keeping his practice up-to-date, relevant and forward-thinking for his clients,” said Britt Frank, marketing director for GRGB.
Luczak said that one of the biggest challenges in his work is how emotionally taxing cases can be.
“You need to put your heart and soul into these cases, and that can be a challenge because you get very invested in the outcome of the case,” he said.
He had two recent huge victories, including a 2016 case in which the state Department of Corrections suddenly doubled the percentage it was withholding from a prisoner’s wages for the payment of restitution, even though that conflicted with the judgment of conviction.