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.
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Registration & cocktails
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:15 – 8:00 p.m.: Awards presentation
2014 Women in the Law
Shannon Allen – Fox O’Neill & Shannon SC
Erin Murphy Barbato – Barbato Immigration Law LLC
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley – Wisconsin Supreme Court
Monica Burkert-Brist – Wisconsin Department of Justice
R. Alta Charo – University of Wisconsin Law School
Jean-Marie Crahan – Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP
Erin Dickinson – Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC
Joan Bartels Farrell – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc.
Rachelle Hart – Aurora Health Care Inc.
Jill Hartley – The Previant Law Firm SC
Michelle Ackerman Havas – Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Children’s Court Center
Patricia Hintz – Quarles & Brady LLP
Rebecca Wickhem House – Harley-Davidson Inc.
Jane Kirkeide – Sager & Colwin Law Offices SC
Joan Klimpel – Godfrey & Kahn SC
Donna Kuchler – Kuchler & Cotton SC
Jean LaTour – Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office
Jessie Lochmann Allen – Foley & Lardner LLP
Larraine McNamara-McGraw – Horizons Law Group LLC
Laura Peck – Axley Brynelson LLP
Antonina Prestigiacomo – Foley & Lardner LLP
Cari Anne Renlund – DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
Miriam J. “Jodie” Rohrer – Dane County District Attorney’s Office
June Spoerl – Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office
Catherine Tully – Habush Habush & Rottier SC
Daphne Webb – Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Mary Wolfe – Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office
Women in the Law 2013
In front of several hundred of her peers, Assistant Attorney General Sally Wellman was honored Tuesday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2013 Woman of the Year.
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.