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2012 Up and Coming Lawyers

Sep 19, 2012

Meierbachtol charts her own career path

Tradition, according to Gina Meierbachtol’s legal career, is overrated.

Sep 19, 2012

Luczak learns from 7th Circuit dry run

While attending law school in Chicago, Jason Luczak spent time for his appellate advocacy class watching oral arguments before the 7th Circuit.

Sep 19, 2012

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.

Sep 19, 2012

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. […]

Sep 19, 2012

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. […]

Sep 19, 2012

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 […]

Sep 19, 2012

Jin a team player in court and out

The courtroom is not the only place where Jennifer Jin takes on heavy competition.

Sep 19, 2012

Hammock strives to improve system

Young” or “youngest” are words often used to describe Rebecca Hammock.

Sep 19, 2012

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.

Sep 19, 2012

Gee enjoys working both sides of the court

When Josephine Gee returns in early October from her second maternity leave in as many years, she will have a lot on her plate.

Sep 19, 2012

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 […]

Sep 19, 2012

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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