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Almost 400 lawyers, judges, support staff and their families came together Wednesday to celebrate the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2015 Leaders in the Law.

 

boucherJoseph Boucher
founding partner, Neider & Boucher SC

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budzinskiMark Budzinski
managing partner, Corneille Law Group LLC

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conleyDaniel Conley
partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

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crockerRandall Crocker
president and CEO, von Briesen & Roper SC

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deladuranteyNathan DeLadurantey
founding partner, DeLadurantey Law Office LLC

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farrellAndrea Farrell
attorney, The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm SC

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foxWilliam Fox
founder and chairman, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC

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kattWilliam Katt
regional managing partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

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klingamanRussell Klingaman
partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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larsonEric Larson
partner, Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson SC

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lazarMaria Lazar
assistant attorney general, Wisconsin Department of Justice

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melowskiDennis Melowski
founding partner, Melowski & Associates LLC

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muthR. Timothy Muth
shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC

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nickStephen Nick
city attorney, City of Eau Claire

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nissenJennifer Nissen
attorney, Hochstatter, McCarthy, Rivas & Runde SC

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nistlerBrent Nistler
founding partner, Nistler Law Office SC

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olivieriJose Olivieri
partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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olsonAlan Olson
founder and attorney, Alan C. Olson & Associates, SC

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persickRebecca Persick
commissioner, Sheboygan County Circuit Court

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petersonJohn Peterson
senior shareholder, Peterson, Berk & Cross SC

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reedThomas Reed
regional attorney manager, State Public Defenders Office Milwaukee Trial Division

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richterWard Richter
shareholder, Bell, Moore & Richter SC

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sweeneyBuck Sweeney
partner, Axley Brynelson LLP

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vogelCharles Vogel
shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn SC

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wagnerRoy Wagner
shareholder and chairman of construction-law practice, von Briesen & Roper SC

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witteEdward (Ned) B. Witte
shareholder, Environment and Energy Strategies, Godfrey & Kahn, SC

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wolvertonMary Wolverton
shareholder, Peterson, Johnson & Murray SC

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mcgaffeyLifetime Achievement
Jere McGaffey
retired partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

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splittLifetime Achievement
Esther “Cody” Splitt
attorney, Private practice

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2014 LEADERS IN THE LAW

Almost 400 people came out Thursday night to celebrate Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 Leaders in the Law at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

The annual awards program, now in its 12th year, recognizes the top judges, attorneys and legal professionals making a difference in Wisconsin’s legal community. Honorees were chosen from nominations submitted by their peers.

This year’s distinguished class of honorees includes a former state Supreme Court justice, a Milwaukee County judge and several law firm founders (see full list below). Recognized for the lifetime achievements were Tom Cannon, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc., and John Ebbott, executive director of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. Both are set to retire this year.

Sharon Vaccaro and Daniel Vaccaro of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Craig Billings (left), of Capital Valuation Group, and  Christopher Krimmer, of Balisle & Roberson SC (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Bruce O’Neill, of Fox, O’Neill and Shannon SC, and Peppy O’Neill (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Gregory Conway, of the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry SC, and Diane Conway (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Andrew Wier (from left), Jesse Blocher, and Chris Duesing, all of Habush, Habush & Rottier SC (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

The growd gathers for the annual Leaders in the Law event in downtown Milwaukee on Feb. 27. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

The growd gathers for the annual Leaders in the Law event in downtown Milwaukee on Feb. 27. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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andersonRoss Anderson
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC

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biasJennifer Bias
State Public Defender’s Office

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blockBruce Block
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC

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botzauSteven Botzau
Habush Habush & Rottier SC

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brotherhoodRandal Brotherhood
Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC

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butlerLouis B. Butler Jr.
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

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conwayGregory Conway
Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry SC

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deisingerFrancis Deisinger
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC

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dimottoHon. John DiMotto
Milwaukee County Circuit Court

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drepsRobert Dreps
Godfrey & Kahn SC

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greenMichael Green
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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hallettKenneth V. Hallett
Quarles & Brady LLP

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krimmerChristopher Krimmer
Balisle & Roberson SC

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margolisVicki Margolis
Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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mcadowJerry McAdow
Boardman & Clark LLP

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meloyColleen Meloy
Corneille Law Group LLC

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oneillBruce O’Neill
Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC

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radeletTimothy Radelet
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

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schottDonald Schott
Quarles & Brady LLP

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skiltonJohn Skilton
Perkins Coie LLP

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tuttleDebra Tuttle
Metro Milwaukee Mediation Services Inc.

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vaccaroDaniel Vaccaro
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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van-sicklenMichael Van Sicklen
Foley & Lardner LLP

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weberRalph Weber
Gass Weber Mullins LLC

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cannonLifetime Achievement
Tom Cannon
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc.

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ebbottLifetime Achievement
John Ebbott
Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.

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