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2017 Women in the Law

Jun 7, 2017

Giftos setting the mold for aspiring female lawyers

Mindi Giftos hopes the success she’s had in the fields of intellectual property and technology law will give aspiring female lawyers a little bit of confidence that they can do the same.

Jun 7, 2017

Schaller writes own ticket in legal profession

Melissa Schaller always thought she would be a writer one day.

Jun 7, 2017

Litigation, municipal work ideal blend for Allen

At first glance, the two parts of Susan Allen’s legal practice may seem as if they have little in common. But to Allen, a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum in Milwaukee, her litigation practice and work for municipalities are a natural combination.

Jun 7, 2017

Perreault uses personalized approach in fighting for clients

While working with a domestic-violence shelter, Michele Perreault spent a lot of time in court as an expert witness.

Jun 7, 2017

Law Journal honors its Women in the Law

The Wisconsin Law Journal honored 29 outstanding women lawyers Wednesday night during the annual Women in the Law event at Discovery World in Milwaukee. More than 300 people were in attendance for the 14th annual event.

Jun 7, 2017

Experiences foster Kilander’s passion for family law

When Tanner Kilander was around the age of 5 or 6, a little girl in her class was put into foster care.

Jun 7, 2017

Sperling draws line in sand for social injustice

At 9 years old, Carrie Sperling harked back to the words of U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan during her address at the Democratic National Convention in 1976. Jordan’s speech inspired Sperling to set the wheels of her career in motion.

Jun 7, 2017

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: In death, Quirt-Sann’s legacy will live on

For her tireless devotion to family law and her profound understanding of family relations and her thorough knowledge of the law, Sara Quirt-Sann is the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2017 Woman of the Year.

Jun 7, 2017

Hagopian ‘go-to’ colleague for lawyers seeking advice

How can someone tell if her advice is held in high regard by her colleagues?

Jun 7, 2017

Eberle fights injustice with a world view

Betty Eberle is no ordinary Wisconsin lawyer. Beyond her assets as a practitioner — which include a Stanford law degree — Eberle brings to the law a perspective that was shaped by experiences from around the globe.

Jun 7, 2017

Groy overcomes hurdles with a little help from strangers

To say Gail Groy, a partner at Axley Brynelson, had some obstacles to overcome to get where she is today is an understatement.

Jun 7, 2017

Emery relishes, thrives on rapid change

After a visit to the U.S. Supreme Court on a family vacation, Linda Emery decided at 8 years old that she would be a lawyer.


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