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2015 LEADERS IN THE LAW

Now seeking nominations for our 13th annual Leaders in the Law program

Leaders-LogoIn February 2015, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor the top members of the state’s legal community with our 13th annual Leaders in the Law awards.

Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize the noteworthy achievements of a colleague, mentor or friend. Honorees will be recognized at a Feb. 19 dinner awards event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

To nominate, please include a detailed (MUST BE MORE THAN 150 WORDS) description of why you believe the person should be chosen as a Leader in the Law. Winners will be based solely on the QUALITY of the nomination.

Our judges will be looking, in particular, for information regarding a candidate’s:

  • outstanding leadership
  • vision and career achievements
  • legal expertise (specific cases are always good to mention)
  • pro bono work
  • community involvement

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 5.

Email Sarah McQuin with any questions.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Unsung Heroes 2014

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.

Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

11:00: Registration
Noon: Lunch, followed by awards presentations

2014 Unsung Heroes

Sherry Bauer - Kenosha County Circuit Court
Jane Crandall - Axley Brynelson LLP
Sharon Czysh - Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP
Nancy Dragolovich - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Regina Dunkin - Merrill Community Center Inc.
Phyllis Evans-Carr - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Deb Ferrel - Hawks Quindel SC
Cheryl Fritche - Horizons Law Group LLC
Julie Gandee - Quarles & Brady LLP
Genny Gibbs-Benesh - Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP
Liz Finn Gorski - Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center
Richard Gureski - Godfrey & Kahn SC
Diane M. Hanson - Boardman & Clark LLP
Jean Karls - Axley Brynelson LLP
Susan Krueger - Quarles & Brady LLP
Michele Loehner - Habush Habush & Rottier SC
Jane Moberg - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Lori Ott - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Erika Pack - Quarles & Brady LLP
Monica Paz - Waukesha County Juvenile Court
Sandra Peterson - State Public Defender’s Office, Appleton
Kathy Smith - State Public Defender’s Office, Madison
Sarah Ulrich - Becker Law Office SC
Joan Zweber - Quarles & Brady LLP

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

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2014 UP AND COMING LAWYERS

Twenty-six attorneys from a variety of practice areas were honored Wednesday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Up and Coming Lawyers.

Now in its sixth year, the annual award event recognizes attorneys who – right out of the starting gate – have shown themselves to be rising stars. With eight years or less of experience, honorees have handled challenging legal issues, taken steps to improve the justice system and given of themselves to their communities.

Honorees were chosen for their initiative and zeal for the practice of law, as well as their commitment to community and the positive effect they have on the lives of those around them.

Some of them do pro bono work, others donate time to local organizations and many mentor the next generation.

The 2014 dinner and awards presentation was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Tyler Grigg and wife, honoree Kathryn Grigg of Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.

Gary Poulson, Sue Wagner, Eileen Fowles, Alyssa Dowse, Matt Poulson, and honoree Sarah Fowles of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.

Laura Aehl-Roth and honoree Kathryn Harrell of Lawton & Cates SC, Madison.

David Mohorich, Tyler Smith and Angela Harris of Schroeder Solutions Inc., New Berlin.

Melissa Guzman, Christopher Liro, honoree Benjamin Imhoff, Andi Dietzel, George Solveson and Amanda White of Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee.

(Staff Photos by Kevin Harnack)

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briccoBricco shows her toughness

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

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cimpl-wiemerCimpl-Wiemer keeps balance

Allison Cimpl-Wiemer, vice president and associate counsel, Associated Banc-Corp, Milwaukee

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diulioDiUlio follows straight path to law

Nicholas DiUlio, attorney, Godfrey, Braun & Frazier LLP, Milwaukee

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fowlesFowles satisfied with career switch

Sarah Fowles, associate, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

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garciaGarcia finds helping hands

Carina R. Garcia, attorney,  Petrie & Stocking SC, Milwaukee

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gatewoodGatewood rolls with changes

Heather K. Gatewood, senior legal counsel, Michels Corp., Brownsville

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griggGrigg makes divorce collaborative

Kathryn Grigg, attorney, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

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Harrell thrives in complex cases

Kathryn Harrell, attorney, Lawton & Cates SC, Madison

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hartmanHartman helps poor and elderly

April Hartman, staff attorney, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee

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hoffHoff has clients’ interests at heart

Casey Hoff, attorney, Kirk Obear and Associates, Sheboygan

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imhoffImhoff finds worldwide demand

Benjamin Imhoff, partner, Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee

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johnsonJohnson helps workers stay afloat

Larry Johnson, attorney, Hawks Quindel SC, Milwaukee

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kohoutKohout plays key role in Bucks’ sale

Jason Kohout, senior counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

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linLin looks for the challenges

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

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linnenLinnen racks up 7th Circuit wins

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

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manianManian excels in criminal law

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

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mcleodMcLeod builds on early win

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

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meinersMeiners leads by example

Deborah Meiners, associate attorney, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison

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menghiniMenghini making his mark

Michael Menghini, partner and shareholder, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., Appleton

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naleidNaleid looks to next chapter

Brittany Lopez Naleid, attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee

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noyesNoyes finds success in the details

Kelly Noyes, shareholder, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee

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schellerScheller builds a career on campus

Rebecca Scheller, University of Wisconsin Law School

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shresthaShrestha thrives in complex cases

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

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sitzbergerSitzberger shows steely resolve

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

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Melissa Turczyn,  associate, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

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Joel Urmanski, assistant district attorney, Sheboygan County

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2014 WOMEN IN THE LAW

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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:

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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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