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2017 Women in the Law

Jun 7, 2017

Petersen kept own counsel when choosing legal career

Laurie Petersen is in many respects a leader, and does what she can to teach younger lawyers all the lessons she has learned in her successful career.

Jun 7, 2017

Sederholm can’t elude draw of bankruptcy law

In nominating Kristin Sederholm for a Women in the Law award, David Krekeler, of Krekeler Strother, called the path that brought her to the legal profession the “epitome of the uncommon.”

Jun 7, 2017

Faith drives Wright Cottrell

After listening to a lawyer speak about the legal profession at a career fair, DeVona Wright Cottrell decided in eighth grade that she would be a lawyer.

Jun 7, 2017

Lutz blazes unique path as a solo

No two days are ever the same for Holly Lutz. Some days she works out of a barn on her farm in Wausau; other days find her traveling the state meeting clients and practicing disability law.

Jun 7, 2017

Bruchs’ determination courts her success

Playing college basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay taught Amy Bruchs how to perform well under pressure.

Jun 7, 2017

Nursing background shows in Halfmann’s care for clients

Terese Halfmann has had a successful career as a personal-injury lawyer working on medical-malpractice and nursing-home abuse and neglect cases in no small part because of her extensive first-hand experience in health care.


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