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Leaders in the Law

2018 Leaders in the Law

Leaders-LogoOn February 15, 2018, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor the top members of the state’s legal community with our 16th 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 February 15 dinner awards event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

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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. 15.

Questions? Please contact Jenny Byington at (414) 225-1803 or by email.

2017 Leaders in the Law

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The Wisconsin law community honored 24 Leaders in the Law during the 15th annual Wisconsin Law Journal event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on Thursday night.

Almost 315 attendees turned out to honor the legal community’s best and brightest.

Meet this year’s Leaders in the Law:

patricia-adelmanAdelman a veteran at giving back to community

Patricia Adelman
State Public Defender

sally-barrientesBarrientes a tireless advocate for her young clients

Sally Barrientes
State Public Defender

craig-christensenAs a quiet leader, Christensen listens

Craig Christensen
Habush Habush & Rottier

hector-de-la-moraDe la Mora the Swiss Army Knife of attorneys

Hector de la Mora
von Briesen & Roper

jeff-demeuseDeMeuse goes overtime for his clients

Jeff DeMeuse
Corneille Law Group

david-dewickDewick has commercial appeal

David Dewick
Hager, Dewick & Zuengler

bob-gegios‘Professional way’ carries Gegios to success

Robert Gegios
Kohner Mann & Kailas

patrick-goebelTo help clients, Goebel draws on well of experience

Patrick Goebel
Quarles & Brady

art-harringtonHarrington pays it forward

Art Harrington
Godfrey & Kahn

christopher-hughesHonor, trustworthiness grandfathered in for Hughes

Christopher Hughes
Stafford Rosenbaum

Janzer succeeds by intensely serving clients

Jerome Janzer
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

bradley-kalscheurKalscheur a problem-solver, trusted advisor

Bradley Kalscheur
Michael Best & Friedrich

chad-kreblinKreblin leaves his fingerprints on Hupy and Abraham

Chad Kreblin
Hupy and Abraham

raymond-manistaManista champions diversity in legal community and beyond

Raymond Manista
Northwestern Mutual

marsha-mansfieldMansfield sheds parachute — jumps into law, teaching careers

Marsha Mansfield
University of Wisconsin-Madison

james-mckeownMcKeown continues his learning path while teaching the next generation

James McKeown
Foley & Lardner

charles-neiderNeider’s open-door policy keeps the firm’s doors open

Charles Neider
Neider & Boucher

timothy-nettesheimFor Nettesheim, learning is the pathway to greatness

Timothy Nettesheim
Husch Blackwell

albert-orrOrr exhibits three decades of compassion

Albert Orr
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

tamara-packardPackard empowers clients facing challenges

Tamara Packard
Pines Bach

dawn-rablinRablin fulfills goal of making a difference

Dawn Rablin
State Public Defender’s Milwaukee Trial Office

erin-strohbehnMore than a just partner, Strohbehn the ‘go to’ attorney

Erin Strohbehn
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown

mario-whiteWhite’s classroom time gives him courtroom advantage

Mario White
State Public Defender

jeffrey-zarzynskiZarzynski passes his expertise to the next generation

Jeffrey Zarzynski
The Law Offices of Schiro and Zarzynski

2016 Leaders in the Law

Almost 300 people came together Thursday to honor the Wisconsin law community’s best and brightest during the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2016 Leaders in the Law event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

Wisconsin’s legal community gathers to honor the 2016 Leaders in the Law. (Photos by Kevin Harnack)

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Abraham-JasonAbraham in it for the long haul

Jason Abraham
Hupy and Abraham

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Bitar-RemzyBitar conquers constitutional matters

Remzy Bitar
Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson

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Braza-MaryBraza a national leader in sports law

Mary Braza
Foley & Lardner

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Cain-JanetCain strikes a balance

Janet Cain
Peterson, Johnson & Murray

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Cotton-AnthonyCotton gets jump-start into law career

Anthony Cotton
Kuchler & Cotton

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D'Amato-JenniferD’Amato forges close relationships with clients

Jennifer D’Amato
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

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Daniels-JohnQuarles’ Daniels fosters opportunity

John Daniels
Quarles & Brady

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Dickmann-davidDickmann uses partnerships to help clients

David Dickmann
Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office

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Hogan-JohnHogan injects reason into family law

John Hogan
Hogan & Melms

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Kent-PaulKent champions policy and advocacy

Paul Kent
Stafford Rosenbaum

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MacCauley-StewartMacaulay puts law in its place

Stewart Macaulay
University of Wisconsin Law School

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Mcconnel-AndyMcConnell making a difference for clients, community

Andrew McConnell
Boyle Fredrickson

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Meddings-LoriMeddings’ passion for law should be trademarked

Lori Meddings
Michael Best & Friedrich

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Murn-DonMurn skis into successful law career

Don Murn
Axley Brynelson

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Phillips-JimPhillips’ career takes off at Godfrey & Kahn

Jim Phillips
Godfrey & Kahn

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Siessnop-WayneSiesennop started on the other side of the witness stand

Wayne Siesennop
Siesennop & Sullivan

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Sullivan-PatrickSullivan brings perspective to health care defense

Patrick Sullivan
Siesennop & Sullivan

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Troy-JoeTroy keeps serving community after leaving bench

Joseph Troy
Habush Habush & Rottier

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Wagner-BenHabush’s Wagner a character-builder

Benjamin Wagner
Habush Habush & Rottier

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Wesley-GregWesley having a ball pursuing his ‘second’ dream

Gregory Wesley
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan

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sattell

foleygodfrey

hupyreinhart

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Questions? Please contact Jenny Byington at jenny.byington@wislawjournal.com or 414-225-1803

2015 Leaders in the Law

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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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