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2012 Women in the Law

On June 21, 2012, the Wisconsin Law Journal honored outstanding achievement by the top women in the practice of law. Our 2012 honorees are:

Meet this year’s Women in the Law honorees:

Beaman finds balance between family and work

Colleen Beaman — Habush Habush & Rottier SC

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Shifting gears is part of Bensky’s leadership path

Janice Bensky — Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

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Blader dedicates her life to legal practice, military

Robyn Blader — Blader Law Office LLC

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Clauss might be retired, but she’s not done teaching

Carin Clauss — University of Wisconsin Law School

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Personal experience drives Conwell’s work

Susan Conwell — Kids Matter Inc.

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Dallet finds balance on Milwaukee County bench

Hon. Rebecca Dallet — Milwaukee County Circuit Court

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Epstein continues to color outside the lines

Patricia Epstein — Bell, Moore & Richter SC

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Fielkow makes preparation the top priority

Colleen Fielkow — Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC

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Fortier finds immigration law rewarding, unexpected

Kelly Fortier — Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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Gaines turns personal victory into legal calling

Meg Gaines — University of Wisconsin Law School Center for Patient Partnerships

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Gehl takes a classic, yet unconventional path

Carol Gehl — Godfrey & Kahn SC

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Gierke relishes the risk of going it alone

Nora Gierke — Gierke Frank LLC

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Herzog provides critical support on, off the clock

Sarah Herzog — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Jacoby puts labor relations on its ear

Mary Pat Jacoby — Quarles & Brady LLP

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Janaszek takes on all challenges in long career

Barbara Janaszek — Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC

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Lazar grabs plenty of headlines as DOJ attorney

Maria Lazar — Wisconsin Department of Justice

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Merrell leads by example in trusts and estates

Sally Merrell — von Briesen & Roper SC

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Neary stays strong for clients of all ages

Elizabeth Neary — Grady, Hayes & Neary LLC

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Oliveto stays on the defense in decades-long career

Rose Oliveto — Wisconsin State Public Defenders Office

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Remington forged through glass ceiling

Judith Remington — Remington Law Offices LLC

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Riley makes bold move to create practice group

Leigh Riley — Foley & Lardner LLP

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Labor law gives Robbins career satisfaction

Marianne Robbins — The Previant Law Firm SC

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Appellate practioner finds her niche in brief writing

Diane Slomowitz — Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC

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Umberger finds a patent for career success

Michelle Umberger — Perkins Coie LLP

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Vishny keeps active pace with mix of work, teaching

Deja Vishny — Wisconsin State Public Defenders Office

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