Meet Our Attorneys
Michael D. Lawrynk
Michael D. Lawrynk was born in Marinette, Wisconsin, August 23, 1969. He moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin when his father got out of the army two years later. He grew up and attended high school in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in both French and International Studies (double major) in 1992. He then attended University of Wisconsin-Madison Law school where he graduated, cum laude, with a J.D. in 1995.
Michael is a member of the Outagamie County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, American Bar Association, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Defense Research Institute and the Fox Valley Estate Planning Counsel.
Michael has extensive experience in Civil Ligation, Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate, Wills and Trusts, Real Estate, Marital Property and Landlord/Tenant Law.
Michael enjoys spending time with his adult children, his Australian Shepherd, Frank, and almost any outdoor activity.
Erik L. Fuehrer
Erik Fuehrer is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Russian, and minors in philosophy and history. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School where he graduated with a J.D. in 2008.
Erik has worked exclusively as a trial lawyer in civil matters. This includes litigation involving insurance claims, personal injury, property damage, interpretation of insurance policies, issues related to residential and commercial construction, easements, trespass, and landlord/tenant matters.
Erik enjoys the in-depth research associated with appeals and is often brought into cases by other lawyers needing assistance on a case at the appeal stage. He has worked on over 20 appeals before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Erik is also a member of the Amicus Committee for the Wisconsin Defense Counsel.
Erik is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin; the Outagamie County Bar Association; the Wisconsin Defense Counsel; DRI; and the Western and Eastern Federal District Courts of Wisconsin. He has authored articles for the Wisconsin Defense Counsel Journal and Behind the Bar.
Erik maintains an interest in Russian history and literature, world history, philosophy, art and fiction from the 1890’s – 1930’s, movies, football and road biking. He enjoys watching a Wisconsin Timber Rattler game on a warm summer day. Most of all, Erik enjoys spending time with his children.
Kody S. Garza
Kody S. Garza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Austin, Texas when he was very young. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Kody had known from a young age that he wanted to become a lawyer so that he could advocate for those in need. So, while still in school, Kody took up volunteer opportunities, including assisting low-income individuals with housing disputes.
Kody continued to enjoy the heat, barbeque, and local music that Austin is known for until it was time to expand his horizons in Wisconsin. Kody attended Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee and graduated in 2013. During his time at Marquette, Kody continued to volunteer, devoting his time to public interest organizations. Shortly after graduation, Kody returned to Austin, obtained his Texas law license, and practiced in the real estate field.
Although Kody may have been born in Texas, Wisconsin is where he made a home. Kody returned to Wisconsin and worked at a large personal injury firm before joining Gabert, Williams, Konz & Lawrynk, LLP. Kody saw an opportunity to advocate for those in Northeast Wisconsin, which is why Kody focuses on family law issues, real estate matters, landlord-tenant disputes, personal injury claims and contract violations.
Pamela Sabee McAvoy
Pam was born and primarily raised in Appleton, graduated from Neenah High School (1986) and now resides in Oshkosh. She received her Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (1989), Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors (1992) and Master of Business Administration (1992) from Drake University.
Pam moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where she started her law career with the Legal Services Corporation and then the Spartanburg County Public Defender’s office. Pam returned to the Fox River Valley to be closer to family while she raised her three children. Pam spent more than 17 years with Block, Seymour, Chudacoff, Samson & Liebzeit, practicing all aspects of family law, real estate, estate planning, probate, small business and general civil litigation.
Pam recently joined Gabert, Williams, Konz & Lawrynk, LLP. Pam is an adjunct professor at Fox Valley Technical College where she teaches Introduction to Business Law. When she is not serving her clients, Pam enjoys time with her three adult Wisconsin Badgers and relaxing at her home on Lake Winnebago.