The Wisconsin Law Journal welcomed 300 of its closest friends to the Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee to celebrate this year’s Up and Coming Lawyers.
Here’s this year’s Up and Coming Lawyers:
Although Marvin Bynum II may miss the mountains of Portland , Ore., where he spent much of his childhood, he’s determined to use his practice in real-estate law to improve Milwaukee, which has been his home since 2001.
Amy Collins spent years on the stage singing, dancing and acting.
A little life experience gave Leah R. Wyant (Harrand) a lot of perspective before starting law school.
Patrick Harvey likes to mix it up.
Andrew Hebl doesn’t keep his cape in his briefcase, although he should probably consider it.
Municipal lawyers have to be jacks-of-all-trades but don’t have the usual accompanying luxury of being master of none.
People always ask me how I went from public relations to law, and they’re actually more similar than you might think,” said Jerabek, who made shareholder in July with von Briesen & Roper in Madison after five years with the firm. “I spend most of my day writing, as I did before, and trying to solve problems for people, as I did before. The subject matter, the expertise is different, but the day to day is actually very similar.”
Laurna Kinnel readily acknowledges that her practice at Fox, O’Neill and Shannon, entails an unusual mix of business and family-law cases.
Ryan Krumrie made quite an in impression when he interviewed at Hager, Dewick & Zuengler.
Matthew Leffler grew up in the family business of real estate and development, but he knew he needed to find his own direction in an industry he loved.
New attorneys don’t come much tougher than Emily Lonergan.
Christopher MacGillis feels lucky for what he gets to do every day – helping those injured in accidents.
Laura McFarlane proves being a do-gooder isn’t a bad thing.
On the surface, you wouldn’t think there were a lot of similarities between teaching and being a lawyer. But Colin McGinn, an assistant state public defender at the Milwaukee’s State Public Defender’s office, sees them every day.
Faun Moses is driven to help those who need it.
For Travis Mueller, practicing law is all about relationships.
Patrick Murphy straddles two very different types of practice — insurance coverage and intellectual-property litigation — but enjoys the test of his abilities each brings.
Soon after graduation from law school, Wade Pittman opened the Madison branch of his family’s law firm: La Crosse-based Pittman & Pittman Law Offices LLC.
Hannah Rock helped to create her current job while still in law school.
Court was the natural place for Eric Sanford, who is the son of a prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney and the grandson of a judge.
Joseph Sarmiento is drawn to insurance litigation because of all the thinking it requires.
Eric Schlevensky draws on his more than a decade of experience as an electrical engineer when working with clients to meet their intellectual-property needs.
When Elizabeth Schmidt first started at West Bend-based Alan C. Olson & Associates, short-term and long-term disability cases merely sounded interesting.
What motivates Breanne Snapp is simple.
Matthew Splitek regularly deals with complex cases in his commercial-litigation practice at Quarles & Brady LLP.
Although she went to Yale Law School, Susannah Camic Tahk knew she wanted to teach.
Somewhere deep inside, Lauren Triebenbach knew she was supposed to be a lawyer.
Andrew Weininger always knew he wanted to open his own firm.
Adam Witkov loves problems.
Sarah Wong is fast establishing herself as an expert in intellectual property law at the Milwaukee-based firm Boyle Fredrickson SC. The 2012 Marquette University Law School graduate earned an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, which helped lead to her area of specialization within the law.