Now seeking nominations for 2015 Up and Coming Lawyers
In September, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor the rising stars of Wisconsin’s legal community. We’re asking you to nominate attorneys who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to their community and successfully achieved legal outcomes early in their career.
A reception honoring the 2015 Up and Coming Lawyers will be held Sept. 23 at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Those chosen for this honor also will be featured in a special Wisconsin Law Journal publication.
Consideration will be based on the following criteria:
- Attorneys that are on the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession.
- Attorneys that represent determination in legal work, in community betterment and in improving their own law firms.
- Attorneys that have been practicing law for 8 years or less.
Please note: Honorees will be chosen based on the quality of the nomination.
In your nomination, please detail how the person nominated fulfills all or some of these criteria. The more detailed the nomination, the easier it is for the judges to determine the best candidates.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, July 22, 2015
For more information contact Jenny Byington at the Wisconsin Law Journal: (414) 225-1803 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.(Staff Photos by Kevin Harnack)
Bricco shows her toughness
Katie Bricco, Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Waukesha
Cimpl-Wiemer keeps balance
Allison Cimpl-Wiemer, vice president and associate counsel, Associated Banc-Corp, Milwaukee
DiUlio follows straight path to law
Nicholas DiUlio, attorney, Godfrey, Braun & Frazier LLP, Milwaukee
Fowles satisfied with career switch
Sarah Fowles, associate, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee
Garcia finds helping hands
Carina R. Garcia, attorney, Petrie & Stocking SC, Milwaukee
Gatewood rolls with changes
Heather K. Gatewood, senior legal counsel, Michels Corp., Brownsville
Grigg makes divorce collaborative
Kathryn Grigg, attorney, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison
Harrell thrives in complex cases
Kathryn Harrell, attorney, Lawton & Cates SC, Madison
Hartman helps poor and elderly
April Hartman, staff attorney, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee
Hoff has clients’ interests at heart
Casey Hoff, attorney, Kirk Obear and Associates, Sheboygan
Imhoff finds worldwide demand
Benjamin Imhoff, partner, Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee
Johnson helps workers stay afloat
Larry Johnson, attorney, Hawks Quindel SC, Milwaukee
Kohout plays key role in Bucks’ sale
Jason Kohout, senior counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee
Lin looks for the challenges
Enku Edgar Lin, assistant public defender, Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Milwaukee
Linnen racks up 7th Circuit wins
Julie Linnen, attorney, Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin Inc., Madison
Manian excels in criminal law
Jacob Manian, associate attorney, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon SC, Milwaukee
McLeod builds on early win
Nicholas M. McLeod, associate attorney, Alan C. Olson & Associates SC, New Berlin
Meiners leads by example
Deborah Meiners, associate attorney, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison
Menghini making his mark
Michael Menghini, partner and shareholder, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., Appleton
Naleid looks to next chapter
Brittany Lopez Naleid, attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, Milwaukee
Noyes finds success in the details
Kelly Noyes, shareholder, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee
Scheller builds a career on campus
Rebecca Scheller, University of Wisconsin Law School
Shrestha thrives in complex cases
Jessica J. Shrestha, associate, Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson SC, Madison
Sitzberger shows steely resolve
Randy Sitzberger, prosecutor, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office
Turczyn turns dreams into business
Melissa Turczyn, associate, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison
Urmanski empowers victims
Joel Urmanski, assistant district attorney, Sheboygan County