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2013 Leaders in the Law

Ashley shares lessons learned

Not long after Judge Carl Ashley took the bench, he was at a church festival when a man approached saying the judge had sent him to prison.

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Coyne finds a healthy career path

When St. Mary’s Hospital about two years ago needed to restructure its medical staff responsibilities and the corresponding bylaws, it tapped attorneys Sarah Coyne and Kevin Eldridge to help.

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Fraser finds his niche

While derivatives might be a commonly used term within the walls of many New York City law firms, it’s rather unique to Milwaukee.

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Nichols is all business

Tom Nichols, most often an advisor and transactional attorney, ventured into litigation in 2004 on behalf of a long-term client facing insider-trading charges brought by the SEC.

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Pliner enjoys reshaping laws

Appellate lawyer David Pliner could have been a journalist, given his strong writing skills and ability to thrive under deadline pressure.

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Rothman finds success in business law

Jay Rothman, CEO of Foley & Lardner LLP, still works for some of the same clients who were there when he started with the firm in 1986. That’s the benefit of business law, he said. “When I started as a summer associate here,” Rothman said, “I got a sense that with the business aspect of law, you tend to have ...

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Tease finds success in litigation work

Patrick and Peggy Higdon were asleep in a cabin at the Cedar Grove Resort, about 65 miles northeast of Green Bay. It was the wee hours of July 10, 2006. And something ignited the leaking propane.

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