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2013 Women in the Law

Zylstra advocates in and outside her firm

In front of a Dane County jury, Sarah Zylstra advocated for an ethical and respected teacher, offering a profile of the man different from the inconsistent stories provided by two students on the other side of a civil suit.

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Lavin seeks to strike balance

Since she was a child, Molly Lavin knew she wanted to be an attorney. Watching her father, she was fascinated by what he did as a defense attorney.

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Finn never forgets the victims

Early in her law career, Laura Przybylinski Finn was involved in prosecuting Steven Oliver for kidnapping and transporting a 13-year-old girl over state lines for illegal sexual purposes.

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Dorow puts family first in courtroom and out

Standing before a judge in a criminal courtroom is a daunting prospect. So Judge Jennifer Dorow hung family artwork around her Waukesha County Circuit courtroom to ease the anxiety of those appearing before her.

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Lindner steps up to CEO challenge

While helping Meta House Inc. search for a CEO, an unexpected invitation came Amy Lindner’s way. Members of the search committee asked her to throw her hat into the ring for the position. Lindner accepted the invitation, and within weeks went from private practice IP attorney to Meta House CEO. “She only has that one speed,” said David Frank, a ...

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DiMotto goes out on top

Jean DiMotto has spent her 29-year legal career proving that a colleague was right when saying the Milwaukee judge never lacked for courage.

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Raymond leads by example

Not long after graduating law school, Margaret Raymond was in court defending a man facing prison time, when she had an epiphany.

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Lovejoy wears many hats for Douglas County

Douglas County is a small border county of 44,000 people. Across the bridge from the county seat in Superior is the big city of Duluth, Minn. Justice here means two judges and a judicial court commissioner.

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