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2017 Up and Coming Lawyers

Sep 19, 2017

For Campbell, litigation about making justice system accessible

Mackenzie Campbell’s love for litigating comes from her lifelong love of musical theater and the years she spent as a ballerina. Litigation, she says, lets you step out of yourself and essentially put on a production.

Sep 19, 2017

Ferch helps hospice clients through legal hurdles

Although hospice and palliative measures are not usually top of mind when most people think about health care, the topics take up much of Jarod Ferch’s time at his legal practice.

Sep 19, 2017

Kaplan excels at finding solutions in complex cases

When Benjamin Kaplan gets a new case, he looks at it as a puzzle and immediately begins developing a plan that he believes will lead to the best solution.

Sep 19, 2017

Eiden’s upbringing leads to his labor of love

Growing up in a union household, an eventual career practicing labor and employment law made perfect sense for Jonathan Eiden.

Sep 19, 2017

Murray puts himself in his clients’ shoes

Ronnie Murray can connect with his clients in a way few other lawyers can: Even before Murray’s birth, his father was incarcerated, and their earliest encounters came during prison visits.

Sep 19, 2017

Hahn finds success behind wealth of experiences

Mike Hahn accomplished quite a lot before becoming a lawyer.

Sep 19, 2017

Ovbiagele dedicated to small businesses

Helping small businesses is what Emil Ovbiagele loves to do most within his legal practice. Small businesses are the reason he opened his own law firm less than two years after graduating from law school.

Sep 19, 2017

Hard work ticket to success for Premo

At work, Maggie Premo keeps on her desk a ticket from a University of Wisconsin basketball game she attended in 2013. It was the game in which Frank Kaminsky scored 43 points, setting the record for the most points scored by a Badger in a single game.

Sep 19, 2017

Ehrfurth likes a good underdog story

From bartending to helping clients avoid Operating While Intoxicated convictions, Christopher Ehrfurth has found success because of his ability to sympathize and communicate with people.

Sep 19, 2017

Westfall finds preparation key to success

Kathryn Westfall sees a few similarities between the time she spent playing NCAA Division I soccer while attending Harvard University and the work she has done in corporate law at Reinhart Boerner Van Dueren.

Sep 19, 2017

Leachman offers unique perspectives to law students, community

As a professor of law, Gwendolyn Leachman offers her students both an out-of-the-ordinary way of looking at legal topics as well as a singular dedication to inclusiveness.

Sep 19, 2017

Success in the pipeline for Blinka

When David Blinka was brought onto the team at Habush Habush & Rottier’s Madison office, his first task — for someone fresh out of law school — could safety be deemed one of Herculean proportions.

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