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2011 Women in the Law

Jun 23, 2011

Ripley serves as a strong leader at MillerCoors

Karen Ripley loves working for a company that sells beer.

Jun 23, 2011

Gerbig draws upon teaching background on school law team

Long before the term “multitasking” was applied to people, and not just computers, Mary Gerbig was successfully combining family with the pursuit of a legal career.

Jun 23, 2011

Turke leads fellow female attorneys as managing partner

Mary Turke knows what women want.

Jun 23, 2011

Blackwood still going strong after switch from state to federal court

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Blackwood was still a child when she observed the Milwaukee County Circuit Court system in action during a high school field trip, but from that moment forward, she knew what she wanted to do.

Jun 23, 2011

Templen parlays construction experience into legal success

Lynda Templen is a shark.

Jun 23, 2011

Hamblen finds Madison’s Wilson Street a welcome change from Wall Street

Car troubles steered Jane Hamblen’s law career toward the high-finance firms of Wall Street.

Jun 23, 2011

Kass is a class act in and out of the courtroom

In February 2004, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai was kidnapped, beaten with a baseball bat by her ex-husband, wrapped in duct tape and left to die in an unheated storage unit. Remarkably, she survived.

Jun 23, 2011

Hildebrand thinks outside of the box for her clients

When sole practitioner Kirsten Hildebrand looked at a list of this year’s other honorees, she said, “I don’t have a great resume like them; I’m just a great attorney.”

Jun 23, 2011

Haggerty puts together big deals in Milwaukee real estate law

Nancy Leary Haggerty didn’t intend to become a lawyer; she was more interested in the bright lights of TV news.

Jun 23, 2011

Joseph juggles many responsibilities as magistrate judge

As a United States magistrate judge, Nancy Joseph has many duties: bail hearings; evidentiary hearings; arraignments; initial appearances; reviewing warrant applications and issuing warrants; mediating civil cases; and when the parties in civil cases consent, handling the entire case the same as an Article III judge would.

Jun 23, 2011

Wynn turns complex transactions into practical business deals

As a young lawyer doing corporate transactions in the mid-1980s, Kim Wynn frequently was the only woman at the negotiation table.

Jun 23, 2011

Fitzgerald offers a fresh approach to legal services

When attorney Michelle Fitzgerald opened her own firm in 2000, she decided she wanted to offer legal services differently than anyone else in the state.

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