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.
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