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2012 Up and Coming Lawyers

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For the past three years, the Wisconsin Law Journal has handed out dozens of Up and Coming Lawyer awards. And each year, our editors find they could have given out many more.

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Young is in the underdog’s corner

Just a few years ago, Peter Young began his professional career as a litigation project assistant, working for the defense and living the fast-paced Chicago lifestyle.

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Cook offers path from lab to market

When researchers are mapping the human brain as part of the Human Connectome Project, they probably are not thinking about the commercial opportunities of their work. That’s where Jack Cook, an intellectual property attorney, enters the process. Cook, who has a degree in electrical engineering, had a strong interest in math and science, but, he said, he ... Subscribe Login ...

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Justice is vital for St. Junior

After working as an assistant district attorney for two years, Tyrone St. Junior already has handled serious felonies, including attempted homicides.

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Miles steps out of her comfort zone

In Elizabeth Miles’ second week as a summer associate at Davis & Kuelthau SC, senior attorney Bill Mulligan gauged her interest in pursuing a billion dollar PCB remediation lawsuit on behalf of a municipal client.

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Quest for truth starts at home

Simply asking someone in the Lonergan family to pass the mashed potatoes during dinner probably would have started a debate over the reason for the request.

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Lenzen takes inside track on business matters

Eric Lenzen had planned a career path that would take him to a seat on a board of directors, making decisions for a business. He is doing that, but not from the position he initially anticipated. A business law course that was part of his degree track to become an accounting consultant caught his attention. So Lenzen ... Subscribe Login ...

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Lee finds the right balance

After six years as a lawyer, Matt Lee still is trying to strike that elusive work-life balance of juggling bankruptcy and business cases while raising two boys and giving back to the community. “The hours are difficult, but I don’t complain about them too much because I knew what I was getting into,” Lee said. “People ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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It’s the little things that matter most

There are stacks of printouts, splayed folders and a crumpled survey for a real estate transaction from “a few months ago” on his desk. There’s Madison transaction attorney Ed Lawton, swearing he just cleaned up his office. But in the chaos are the finer points of the business transactions, securities dealings and landlord-tenant disputes that have made ... Subscribe Login ...

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Third career is a charm

Patrick Neuman already had been a general contractor and a rock-climbing gym operator when he decided there was a lot to learn at law school that would translate to the business world.

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Farrell fights for disability rights

In the fast-changing environment of disability law, Ryan Farrell is ready to vouch for his clients – in and out of court. Twenty-three days after Farrell landed his job at Disability Rights Wisconsin Inc., a state protection and advocacy group, the federal government passed the health care reform act, putting a quick spin on an already ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Law runs in Eldridge family

Despite having a lawyer for a father and an older brother who went to law school, Kevin Eldridge said he never felt pressured to practice law.

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