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2012 Women in the Law

Jun 21, 2012

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 […]

Jun 21, 2012

Fielkow makes preparation the top priority

Colleen Fielkow doesn’t shy away from a packed calendar

Jun 21, 2012

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.

Jun 21, 2012

Fortier finds immigration law rewarding, unexpected

Kelly Fortier didn’t expect the opportunity, but she says is glad to have found her place as a corporate immigration attorney.

Jun 21, 2012

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.

Jun 21, 2012

Blader dedicates her life to legal practice, military

Whether serving overseas or practicing family law in her hometown of Wautoma, Wisconsin National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Robyn Blader works to help others.

Jun 21, 2012

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 […]

Jun 21, 2012

Riley makes bold move to create practice group

Leigh Riley doesn’t mind being the squeaky wheel. She’ll even rebuild the entire wheel, if that’s what it takes.

Jun 21, 2012

Lazar grabs plenty of headlines as DOJ attorney

When she applied for the role of Wisconsin assistant attorney general, Maria Lazar thought it looked like a challenging opportunity but never realized “high-profile” could describe the role.

Jun 21, 2012

Epstein continues to color outside the lines

Patricia Epstein used to sit on the floor at Brooklyn Law School and color.

Jun 21, 2012

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.

Jun 21, 2012

Beaman finds balance between family and work

Colleen Beaman remembers when her daughter realized not all lawyers are women.

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