In June, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor outstanding achievement by the top women in the practice of law. We’re looking for those who, by achieving success, have also paved the way for success for other women in the law.
An event honoring Wisconsin’s Women in the Law will be held June 12, 2014 at The Pfister in Milwaukee. Those chosen for this honor will also be featured in a special Wisconsin Law Journal publication.
Consideration will be based on the following criteria:
(Please note, a DETAILED description of why the nominee should be chosen is REQUIRED. A description of less than 150 words will not be accepted.)
1. Women attorneys who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and have influenced other women to pursue legal careers
2. Candidates who have opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to women
3. Those that have advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession
4. And those who have otherwise served their profession or community in a manner that has benefited the legal profession
NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2014
2014 Leaders in the Law
Wisconsin 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
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Registration & cocktails
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
Tom Cannon — Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc.
John Ebbott — Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.
Twenty-six attorneys from a variety of practice areas were honored Thursday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers.
Now in its fifth 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 2013 dinner and awards presentation was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Women in the Law 2013
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.
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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