Ralph Weber named permanent general counsel 

Ralph Weber has been named permanent vice president and general counsel, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. Weber, a longtime Milwaukee trial lawyer, has served as acting general counsel since November

Weber leads the Office of General Counsel, as well as the corporate engagement, public affairs and Innovation Alley functions within the Office of University Relations. He was additionally elected corporate assistant secretary by the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2023. 

Weber received his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in history, and was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu. He then received his law degree from Columbia University, where he served on the Law Review. 

Weber has deep familial roots at Marquette. His father was a faculty member in the Department of History, and his daughter Claire Klein worked as a clinical instructor in the College of Nursing. 

During a distinguished career as a trial lawyer, Weber tried dozens of complex, multi-week cases, earning peer recognition from the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chambers Guide, Best Lawyers and more. In addition, Weber taught trial advocacy at Marquette Law School for 25 years and created the Trial Science Institute, a facility for studying how jurors and judges respond to disputed cases. Weber also helped found a nationally renowned trial law boutique, Gass Weber Mullins LLC.