Almost 300 people in the Wisconsin law community were in attendance Thursday to honor the 2016 class of Up and Coming Lawyers at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
The compassionate disposition the associate attorney Katie Christiansen brings to her criminal-defense and civil-litigation practice can perhaps be best exemplified by a moment that her colleagues at Doar, Drill & Skow say “solidified her passion for being a zealous advocate for juveniles and those in need of help.”
“I’m naturally a planner,” says Kelly Dancy. “Ask anyone in my family — I’m constantly organizing and reorganizing.”
Megann Hendrix is the youngest person ever to serve on the board of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin and one of the youngest to serve on the board of directors for the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section.
Matteo Reginato went to law school with the intention of pursuing a practice in transactional law. He had graduated cum laude from the University of Houston and established a successful career in finance and mergers and acquisitions.
An injury at age 16 spurred Kyra Plier to pursue a legal career.
Michelle Wagner Ebben keeps a pair of boots handy just in case she has to tromp around a construction site.
In 2009, David Ress was a second-year law student at Marquette University writing bench memos as an intern for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The cases that Jessica Schuster largely works on have garnered quite a bit of attention in recent months, to say the least.
Brad Jansen was on the legal fast track. After earning undergraduate degrees in psychology and the sociology of law, he graduated from the Chicago-Kent School of Law. Then it was onto firm work in Chicago until he decided it wasn’t the life he wanted.
Murphy Desmond’s Alison Helland acknowledges she has a packed schedule between her work in the firm’s business group and her volunteering for the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County.
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