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Join Wisconsin Law Journal as we celebrate the state’s rising legal stars. Our Up and Coming Lawyer honorees have been practicing eight years or less and were chosen from industry-submitted nominations. Come see why these 26 men and women are well on their way to the top!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

registerThe Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum
400 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
United States

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration, cocktails and dinner & dessert stations
7:00: Awards ceremony

Questions?

Phone: 414-225-1814,
Email: sarah.mcquin@wislawjournal.com

2014 UP AND COMING LAWYERS

Katie Bricco, Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Waukesha

Allison Cimpl-Wiemer, Associated Banc-Corp., Milwaukee

Nicholas DiUlio, Godfrey Braun & Frazier LLP, Milwaukee

Sarah Fowles, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Carina R. Garcia, Petrie & Stocking SC, Milwaukee

Heather K. Gatewood, Michels Corp., Brownsville

Kathryn Grigg, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Kathryn Harrell, Lawton & Cates SC, Madison

April Hartman, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee

Casey Hoff, Kirk Obear and Associates, Sheboygan

Benjamin Imhoff, Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee

Larry Johnson, Hawks Quindel SC, Milwaukee

Jason Kohout, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Enku Edgar Lin, Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Milwaukee

Julie Linnen, Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin Inc., Madison

Jacob Manian, Fox O’Neill & Shannon SC, Milwaukee

Nicholas M. McLeod, Alan C. Olson & Associates SC, New Berlin

Deborah Meiners, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison

Michael Menghini, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., Appleton

Brittany Lopez Naleid, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee

Kelly Noyes, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee

Rebecca Scheller, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison

Jessica J. Shrestha, Wheeler Van Sickle & Anderson SC, Madison

Randy Sitzberger, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee

Melissa Turczyn, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

Joel Urmanski, Sheboygan County Office of the District Attorney, Sheboygan

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Unsung Heroes 2014

nominate-buttonThe Wisconsin Law Journal is searching for the state’s unsung legal heroes.

Lawyers in Wisconsin do outstanding work. But where would they be without the members of their support staff who work hard behind the scenes to get it all done?

That’s why, back by popular demand, the Wisconsin Law Journal is honored to once again present Unsung Heroes in 2014, with a special publication and an awards luncheon Dec. 4.

This year’s categories consist of but are not limited to:

• Court Clerk(s) of the Year
• Firm Administrator(s) of the Year
• Human Resources Provider(s) of the Year
• IT Specialist(s) of the Year
• Law Librarian(s) of the Year
• Legal Community Service(s) of the Year
• Marketing Provider(s) of the Year
• Legal Secretary(s) of the Year
• Paralegal(s) of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement
• Pro Bono Provider(s) of the Year

Nominate a deserving candidate by Sept. 12!

If you would like to nominate a person, company or organization in a different category, please submit that suggestion along with your nomination, as award categories are subject to change.

Description of nominee must be MORE THAN 150 words! More info is better as winners are completely based off the nominations!

You can also submit a hard copy if preferred, to:

Sarah McQuin, Special Projects Editor, The Daily Reporter
225 E. Michigan St., Suite 540, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Questions? Call 414-225-1814 or email Sarah McQuin.

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The crowd gathers for the Wisconsin Law Journal’s Women in the Law event June 12 in downtown Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

In front of several hundred of her peers, attorney Jessie Lochmann Allen was honored Thursday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Woman of the Year.

The award capped off the evening’s 2014 Women in the Law awards, an annual event hosted by Wisconsin Law Journal with help from presenting sponsor Associated Bank. Twenty-seven outstanding female members of the state’s legal community were honored at the event, which was attended by more than 375 people at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. See below for a full list of this year’s winners.

The Woman of the Year distinction is made by the Association for Women Lawyers, Wisconsin Law Journal’s event partner in the annual awards.

In choosing her for the honor, the group’s board noted that Allen, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and member of the firm’s transactional and securities practice, has “gone above and beyond to help other women achieve similar success both in the law and in business.”

Allen also is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and serves as the hiring partner for the Milwaukee office.

“Jessica is very obviously a highly-qualified lawyer … in a very visible role to colleagues and clients,” AWL President Jennifer Allen said. “However, what impresses me the most is that she uses her position to help other women. She reminds her own clients about the value of putting women on their boards and recommends women to fill these roles.”

All of this, while managing her own responsibilities at work and home.

“She is in a position to help and she does so in spite of her obviously very busy and full life,” Jennifer Allen said. “This speaks volumes about her quality as a professional and a sponsor of women.”

Honoree Rebecca Wickhem House of Harley-Davidson Inc. (left) and Honoree Jessie Lochmann Allen of Foley & Lardner LLP enjoy a pre-dinner reception at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Women in the Law event Thursday in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Ismael Ozanne (left), Honoree Jodie Rohrer of the Dane County District Attorney’s Office and David Rohrer celebrate at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Women in the Law event Thursday in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Ron Stadler (from left), Jeni Tate and Honoree Jean-Marie Crahan of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP enjoy a pre-dinner reception at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Women in the Law event Thursday in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Gary Bahr (from left), Stacey Rajchel-Bahr, John Pankow, Honoree June Spoerl of the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Cheryl Roets and Tim Roets celebrate at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Women in the Law event Thursday in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Jack Dierks and Honoree Catherine Tully of Habush Habush & Rottier SC enjoy a pre-dinner reception at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Women in the Law event Thursday in Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

The crowd gathers for the Wisconsin Law Journal’s Women in the Law event June 12 in downtown Milwaukee. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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Meet this year’s Women in the Law:

Lochmann-Allen-JessieAllen makes a case for having it all
Woman of the Year
Jessie Lochmann Allen — Foley & Lardner LLP

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Shannon-AllenAllen keeps mother in mind while building career

Shannon Allen — Fox O’Neill & Shannon SC

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Erin-Murphy-BarbatoFirm founder fights for immigrant rights

Erin Murphy Barbato — Barbato Immigration Law LLC

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Justice-Ann-Walsh-BradleyJustice Bradley continues to rise to challenges

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley — Wisconsin Supreme Court

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Monica-Burkert-BristBurkert-Brist leaves lasting impression

Monica Burkert-Brist — Wisconsin Department of Justice

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R-Alta-CharoUW Law professor makes a difference

R. Alta Charo — University of Wisconsin Law School

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Crahan-Jean-MarieLitigation leader devotes time to others

Jean-Marie Crahan — Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

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Dickinson-ErinDickinson takes a risk, reaps the rewards

Erin Dickinson — Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC

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Bartels-Farrell-JoanIn-house counsel relishes spreading goodwill

Joan Bartels Farrell — Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc.

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Hart-RachelleHart sets an example while guiding others

Rachelle Hart — Aurora Health Care Inc.

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Hartley-JillHartley gets tougher with every challenge

Jill Hartley — The Previant Law Firm SC

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Ackerman-Havas-MichelleHavas takes the long route to dream job

Michelle Ackerman Havas — Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Children’s Court Center

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Hintz-PatriciaHintz goes beyond the basic requirements

Patricia Hintz — Quarles & Brady LLP

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Wickhem-House-RebeccaHouse leads the pack in varied legal career

Rebecca Wickhem House — Harley-Davidson Inc.

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Kirkeide-JaneKirkeide always willing to lend a hand

Jane Kirkeide — Sager & Colwin Law Offices SC

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Klimpel-JoanSummer assignment sets Klimpel on career path

Joan Klimpel — Godfrey & Kahn SC

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Kuchler-DonnaKuchler’s maternal instincts aid defense work

Donna Kuchler — Kuchler & Cotton SC

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LaTour-JeanLa Tour provides a voice for the vulnerable

Jean La Tour — Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office

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McNamara-McGraw-LarraineForeclosure attorney inspired to fight for others

Larraine McNamara-McGraw — Horizons Law Group LLC

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Peck-LauraReal estate remains Peck’s priority

Laura Peck — Axley Brynelson LLP

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Prestigiacomo-AntoninaPrestigiacomo helps nurture others

Antonina Prestigiacomo — Foley & Lardner LLP

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Renlund-Cari-AnneRenlund keeps her focus on clients

Cari Anne Renlund — DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC

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Rohrer-MiriamRohrer offers light in the darkness

Miriam J. “Jodie” Rohrer – Dane County District Attorney’s Office

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Spoerl-JuneSpoerl tries to keep clients out of the system

June Spoerl — Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office

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Tully-CatherineTully stands tall in a male-dominated career

Catherine Tully — Habush Habush & Rottier SC

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Webb-DaphneWebb helps carve a path for others

Daphne Webb — Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

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wolfe-maryWolfe finds strength in challenges of her job

Mary Wolfe — Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office

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Now seeking nominations for 2014 Up and Coming Lawyers

The Wisconsin Law Journal is looking for the state’s outstanding young lawyers.

In September, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community. We’re asking you to nominate attorneys who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to their community and successfully achieved legal outcomes early in their career.

A reception honoring the 2014 Up and Coming Lawyers will be held Sept. 17 at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Those chosen for this honor also will be featured in a special Wisconsin Law Journal publication.

Consideration will be based on the following criteria:

1. Attorneys that are on the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession.
2. Attorneys that represent determination in legal work, in community betterment and in improving their own law firms.
3. Attorneys that have been practicing law for 8 years or less.

Please note: Honorees will be chosen based on the quality of the nomination.

In your nomination, please detail how the person nominated fulfills all or some of these criteria. The more detailed the nomination, the easier it is for the judges to determine the best candidates.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 Leaders in the Law

Leaders-LogoWisconsin Law Journal is once again preparing to honor and recognize the state’s top legal professionals – and we need your help!

Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Registration & cocktails
6:30: Dinner
7:15: Awards presentation

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FEBRUARY 20, 2014

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

2014 LEADERS IN THE LAW

Ross Anderson — Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
Jennifer Bias — State Public Defender’s Office
Bruce Block — Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
Steven Botzau — Habush Habush & Rottier SC
Randal Brotherhood — Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC
Louis B. Butler Jr. — Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP
Gregory Conway — Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry SC
Francis Deisinger — Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
Hon. John DiMotto — Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Robert Dreps — Godfrey & Kahn SC
Michael Green — Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Kenneth V. Hallett — Quarles & Brady LLP
Christopher Krimmer — Balisle & Roberson SC
Vicki Margolis — Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Jerry McAdow — Boardman & Clark LLP
Colleen Meloy — Corneille Law Group LLC
Bruce O’Neill — Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC
Timothy Radelet — Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Donald Schott — Quarles & Brady LLP
John Skilton — Perkins Coie LLP
Debra Tuttle — Metro Milwaukee Mediation Services Inc.
Daniel Vaccaro — Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Van Sicklen — Foley & Lardner LLP
Ralph Weber — Gass Weber Mullins LLC

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Tom Cannon — Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc.
John Ebbott — Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.

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Women in the Law 2013

award2In front of several hundred of her peers, Assistant Attorney General Sally Wellman was honored Tuesday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2013 Woman of the Year.

The award capped off the evening’s 2013 Women in the Law awards, an annual event hosted by the Wisconsin Law Journal with help from presenting sponsor Associated Bank. Twenty-seven outstanding female members of the state’s legal community were honored at the event, which was attended by more than 350 people at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel.

Honorees were selected from more than 50 peer-submitted nominations. See below for a full list of this year’s winners.

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The Woman of the Year distinction is made by the Association for Women Lawyers, Wisconsin Law Journal’s event partner in the annual awards.

In choosing her for the honor, the group’s board noted Wellman’s significant caseload and dedication to mentoring prosecutors in Wisconsin and across the country.

“Sally has made a huge footprint on the legal profession in Wisconsin,” the group said. “To say that she has handled significant cases would be a serious understatement. Sally’s work has changed the landscape of criminal law in the state of Wisconsin.”

Also receiving special honors at the event was Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jean DiMotto, a recently retired Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge.

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