Groth, Makarenko, Kaiser & Eidex, LLC (GMKE) was recently named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 list, placing the company in the top 5,000 fastest-growing and most successful companies nationwide by achieving 119% growth from 2019-2022 . GMKE was founded in 2007 as Groth and Makarenko by partners Paul Groth and Nik Makarenko.  In 2018 Partner Jay Eidex and Joseph Kaiser joined the firm.  Over that time, the firm has grown from a 2 lawyer startup insurance defense firm to a 21 lawyer full service civil defense firm.

The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies nationally by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Inc. also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue and number of employees. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.  To qualify for the 2023 list, companies must have been founded and begun generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit and independent (not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of Dec. 31, 2022. The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million.

GMKE’s listing on the Inc. 5000 list can be found here. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at