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2017 Women in the Law

Jun 7, 2017

Bigsby making a difference by fighting for the ‘little person’

The burden of student-loan debt continues to loom over thousands of students in Wisconsin. Yet, few attorneys are taking steps to deal with the situation.

Jun 7, 2017

Charlton finds meaning helping others

Kathy Charlton has always been drawn to fighting injustice. Case in point: She read books by Ralph Nader while growing up.

Jun 7, 2017

Eiring gives of herself literally and figuratively

When it comes to giving, JoAnn Eiring is a tough act to follow.

Jun 7, 2017

Shannon’s accounting expertise finds fit in corporate law

Meghan Shannon has often walked into a corporate meeting to discover she’s the only woman present. Most men — for the simple fact they are men — will not be able to fully understand what that’s like.

Jun 7, 2017

Hannon helps others with military precision

Working at a law firm was never part of Jennifer Hannon’s life plan, but she is grateful for going off course.

Jun 7, 2017

Pakes has big picture understanding of criminal law

Kathy Pakes has made a career out of understanding the troubles and needs of the people she is working with at any given moment.

Jun 7, 2017

For Crivello, justice more than putting bad guys away

Laura Crivello and her all-female team of assistant district attorneys have seen the worst of the worst over the years, dismantling drug-trafficking operations and prosecuting violent offenders in Milwaukee County.

Jun 7, 2017

Haas has the makeup of an attorney

Although Elizabeth Haas has shown her mettle time and time again, she’s not done making a difference.

Jun 7, 2017

Tyndall arguing her way into history

Long before Susan Tyndall began law school, she was destined to do appellate work.

Jun 7, 2017

Karshen dedicated to seeking justice

Although she secured a conviction and an eight-year prison sentence for a U.S. Marshall who had sexually assaulted women in Milwaukee County, Erin Karshen didn’t stop there — not when her investigation had uncovered evidence that linked the culprit to assaults in another county.

Jun 7, 2017

Sette dedicated to court system’s most vulnerable

Laura Sette went to law school to be a prosecutor. Instead, she became a public defender in Brooklyn after graduation before coming to Wisconsin.

Jun 7, 2017

Orelup powers diversity, women’s initiatives

Elizabeth Orelup is known by her colleagues at Quarles & Brady as an “influential and deeply respected” leader who has helped the firm shape its diversity and women’s initiatives.


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