Carly Gerads

Legal Assistant
Nancy Haselwood

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On the Job


Attorney Carly Gerads is a senior associate in Stafford Rosenbaum LLP’s Milwaukee office. She joined the firm in 2021 and practices general litigation, while specializing in commercial litigation matters. Carly also practices on Stafford Rosenbaum’s Election and Political Law, Appellate Law, and Business Law teams.

Carly’s work on the Election and Political Law team focuses on election and voting rights law with a special focus on campaign finance law. She also argued before the Wisconsin Elections Commission about a ballot access challenge in advance of the August 2022 partisan primary.

Prior to joining Stafford Rosenbaum, Carly was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Dallet and the Honorable Jill Karofsky of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where she gained invaluable experience and training in courtroom procedure, oral argument, and legal research and writing.


  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2017)
    • Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition, Best Petitioner’s Brief Award
    • Two-time CALI Award Recipient
  • Marquette University (B.A., History, 2015)
    • Marquette Pre-Law Scholar

Professional Memberships and Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Board of Directors member, Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • Junior League of Milwaukee

Off the Job

Carly enjoys spending time with her family and her fiancé, Corey. Carly is a bookworm, baker, Hamilton (musical) enthusiast, and craft beer aficionado. When she isn’t listening to Bruce Springsteen or Jason Isbell, she is watching Harry Potter marathons or enthusiastically cheering on her Minnesota Golden Gophers and Marquette Golden Eagles.