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2012 Leaders showcase strength and variety

By: ANN RICHMOND, [email protected]//February 16, 2012//

2012 Leaders showcase strength and variety

By: ANN RICHMOND, [email protected]//February 16, 2012//

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For the 10th consecutive year, the Wisconsin Law Journal is privileged to to turn the spotlight on attorneys and judges who consistently give their best to their clients, work hard on the administration of justice and provide enrichment to the organizations they support through their outside efforts.

In reading this year’s nominations I knew we would hear stories about Wisconsin practitioners’ hard work, dedication, success at leading by example and ability to overcome obstacles. It turns out that no matter how quietly these individuals do their work, volunteer their time and mentor others, people notice. We received more than 95 nominations highlighting the many achievements that all these attorneys accomplish every day.

All of our Leaders in the Law have made — and continue to make — their mark on the legal community. Some have had important cases, some provided leadership in their firm and others have blazed a trail for future leaders by mentoring those new to the practice of law.

Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2012 Leaders in the Law come from very diverse backgrounds, representing the myriad ways lawyers and judges contribute to our legal system and to their communities. They have very diverse areas of practice, ranging from litigation to trusts and estates, from personal injury to the public defender’s office.

Whether they represent businesses, individuals or offer pro bono services, all of our Leaders in the Law have a significant impact on the practice of law in Wisconsin.

Of special note are our two Lifetime Achievement award winners, attorneys Gerald Kahn and Steve Kailas. Their life’s work is worthy of distinction and each of them has had a significant impact on Wisconsin’s law community.

I hope you enjoy getting to know them though the stories on these pages as much as we have.

Sincerely,

Ann Richmond

Publisher, Wisconsin Law Journal

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