Thought Leadership

Attorney Spotlight: Tom Priebe

In what area of law do you practice and why did you choose this?

I am a litigator. One of the things I like the most about being a litigator is that I get to work on so many different kinds of cases, but I suppose a majority of my practice has been focused on employment and construction cases. I chose litigation because it’s what I’m best at and enjoy the most. I love that, every day, I get to use the law to fight for my clients’ rights.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An actor.

When did you decide you wanted to be a lawyer?

My last year of college, after talking with my dad (who was also a lawyer).

What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? 

My wife asks me that a lot. I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else.

Tell us about a mentor who made an impact on your career.

My dad, John Priebe. He was a lawyer in my hometown of Rhinelander and also served as a judge in Bayfield County. He knew the law and loved it – I guess he rubbed off on me.

What do you like best about practicing law at H&J?

Everything. I get to do what I love with the best resources, attorneys, and staff imaginable.

When you are not working, what would people find you doing?

Golfing or playing with my three daughters.

Who is your hero?

My dad.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I golfed with Alice Cooper in college when he played a concert in Duluth.


Thomas H. Priebe
Phone: 952-460-9223