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2018 Unsung Heroes

Dec 5, 2018

Hadaway bridges the gap at Axley

Nicole Hadaway was just 22 years old and freshly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison when the head of marketing at Axley Attorneys left. Hadaway, who had been a marketing intern at the firm for a year, moved into her boss’s empty office and continued the work.

Dec 5, 2018

Moser a valued encyclopedia of knowledge

There are encyclopedias, and then there’s Deborah Moser.

Dec 5, 2018

Early brush with law leads Thompson to life-long career

The desire to never stop learning has guided Kristi Thompson through four decades of work, three of them spent as a legal secretary. She found her calling at the impressinable age of 17.

Dec 5, 2018

Drabiszczak is Godfrey & Kahn’s ‘IT’ guy

IT employees’ contributions can go largely unnoticed — that is, until there’s some sort of technological glitch that interrupts work at a busy office.

Dec 5, 2018

Torres expanding the definition of paralegal

Corina Torres became interested in a paralegal career at age 11 when she met a paralegal working for an attorney who had helped her family following a car accident. The woman’s enthusiasm for the job, as well as the way she listened and cared for clients, made a lasting impression on Torres.

Dec 5, 2018

Krueger leads Barron County SPD get through tough times

When Barb Krueger was transferred to the State Public Defender’s Barron County branch in September 2017, the office was in dire straits.

Dec 5, 2018

One year in, Morgan already making a difference

In her year of service in the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, Nicole Morgan has already managed to make a difference.

Dec 5, 2018

Mann is the man at clerk of court’s office

Charley Mann never envisioned that he’d be working in the court system.

Dec 5, 2018

Jarvis fighting for the less fortunate

Ken Jarvis became a paralegal because he wanted to work in a profession that allows him to fight for people who haven’t got the ability to fight for themselves.

Dec 5, 2018

Lewandowski proves he can take the heat

A paralegal and legal assistant at Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee, Lewandowski works directly for the firm shareholder Mark Malloy. Lewandowski’s colleague, Jan Szczepanski, said Malloy may very well be the hardest-driving lawyer at the firm.

Dec 5, 2018

Gunn keeps Quarles & Brady a step ahead

Judi Gunn was working as a legal secretary during the day while attending law school at night when she had an epiphany.

Dec 5, 2018

Peterson the ‘glue’ that holds firm together

In the more than 20 years LuAnn Peterson has worked for Boardman & Clark, she has proved herself to be an asset to the company’s day-to-day operations.


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