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2012 Women in the Law

Herzog provides critical support on, off the clock

Sarah Herzog, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Law degrees received from: (J.D.) SUNY-Buffalo Law School, 1994; (LLM) Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1996 Whether she’s supporting the mission of the Upendo Village for HIV/AIDS sufferers in Kenya or looking after the legal needs of thousands of health system employees stateside, Sarah Herzog sees her role as “secondary” to the people serving ...

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Merrell leads by example in trusts and estates

Growing up as the youngest in a family of five taught Sally Merrell the value of compromise. It’s something that comes in handy, she said, in her work as a shareholder and chairperson of von Briesen & Roper SC’s Trusts and Estate section in Milwaukee.

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Remington forged through glass ceiling

Among the first wider wave of female law students and attorneys in the 1960s and ’70s, Judith Remington “found herself” in a community practice of estate planning, elder law, probate and real estate. Along the way, she also found her family.

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Vishny keeps active pace with mix of work, teaching

Deja Vishny, Wisconsin State Public Defenders Office Law degree received from: University of Wisconsin Law School, 1980 Deja Vishny does not shy away from hard work. In her first year as a Racine public defender in 1980, Vishny tried about a dozen cases. “It was a small office, only seven attorneys,” she said. “But it was a real go-getter office, ...

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Oliveto stays on the defense in decades-long career

Rose Oliveto requires no frills in working to improve the legal community and justice system. The organization she helps run, Southwestern Wisconsin Women Lawyers, is “not a group you’ll find in any book,” she said, but a basic networking and support group for female attorneys in a five-county area. They eschew splashy galas in favor of person-to-person connections.

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