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2015 LEADERS IN THE LAW

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Join Wisconsin Law Journal on March 18 as we recognize the 2015 Leaders in the Law.

Winners are recognized for their outstanding leadership, career achievements, legal expertise and giving back through community and pro bono work.

Event details

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Central Time)

Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
424 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Registration is due by March 11

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2015 Leaders in the Law

Joseph Boucher, Neider & Boucher SC, Madison

Mark Budzinski, Corneille Law Group LLC, Green Bay

Daniel Conley, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Randall Crocker, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee

Nathan DeLadurantey, DeLadurantey Law Office LLC, Milwaukee

Andrea Farrell, The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm SC, Madison

William Fox, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC, Milwaukee

William Katt, Wilson Elser, Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Milwaukee

Russell Klingaman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Milwaukee

Eric Larson, Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson SC, Waukesha

Maria Lazar, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison

Dennis Melowski, Melowski & Associates LLC, Sheboygan

R. Timothy Muth, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee

Stephen Nick, Eau Claire City Attorneys Office, Eau Claire

Jennifer Nissen, Hochstatter, McCarthy, Rivas & Runde SC, Milwaukee

Brent Nistler, Nistler & Condon SC, Milwaukee

Jose Olivieri, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee

Alan Olson, Alan C. Olson & Associates SC, New Berlin

Rebecca Persick, Sheboygan County Court Commissioners Office, Sheboygan

John Peterson, Peterson, Berk & Cross SC, Appleton

Thomas Reed, State Public Defenders Office Trial Division, Milwaukee

Ward Richter, Bell, Moore & Richter SC, Madison

Buck Sweeney, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison

Charles Vogel, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee

Roy Wagner, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee

Edward Witte, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee

Mary Wolverton, Peterson Johnson & Murray SC, Milwaukee

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:

Jere McGaffey, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee

Cody Splitt, retired

Questions? Please contact Jenny Byington  or 414-225-1803.

Note: All guests paying by credit card will see “Daily Reporter Publishing Company” on their statements.

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)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

(Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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(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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