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Unsung Heroes of 2010

Nov 12, 2010

2010 Unsung Heroes

More than 275 people gathered Nov. 12 at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee to honor the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2010 Unsung Heroes. About 50 people were honored in 10 categories, including a Lifetime Achievement award for Linda O’Dell of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District IV.

Nov 12, 2010

Court Clerk of the Year

The St. Francis Municipal Court convenes twice a month. But there are cases being processed constantly, and somebody has to handle them.

Nov 12, 2010

Law Librarian of the Year

Mary Koshollek’s current title at Godfrey & Kahn SC is Director of Information and Records Services.

Nov 12, 2010

Legal Secretary of the Year

“Work personified” is how Cullen Weston Pines & Bach partner Jordan C. Loeb describes legal secretary Heidi Buttchen.

Nov 12, 2010

Paralegal of the Year

Carolyn Simpson became one of Foley & Lardner’s first two U.S. patent prosecution specialists in 2003, when Foley concluded that the volume of applications required specialized attention.

Nov 12, 2010

IT Specialist of the Year

IT Specialists of the Year William Lundie, Gerry Heidenreich, Mike Kelley, Anna Boll, Bill Duchaine, Kay Dailey, Korrine Naydihor, Evelyn Amundson An IT department is like an offensive line: If nobody’s mentioning their name, they must be doing a good job. The IT team at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek fits that description perfectly, partner John Emanuel […]

Nov 12, 2010

Human Resources Professional of the Year

Human Resources Professional of the Year Joelyn Wunderlich Human Resources Manager, Foley & Lardner LLP Since 1999, Joelyn Wunderlich has been the Human Resources Manager for the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner, Wisconsin’s largest law firm. In that capacity, she has been instrumental in coordinating a wide range of human resource issues that affect […]

Nov 12, 2010

Legal Marketing Professional of the Year

When you’re the sole member of the marketing department for a 50-plus lawyer firm, you have to be energetic, organized and ready to tackle any new project that comes your way.

Nov 12, 2010

Legal Programs Professional of the Year

Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program coordinator Linda Albert has spent a fair amount of time in recent months driving to 10 different locations throughout the state to talk to attorneys and staff with the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office about “compassion fatigue.”

Nov 12, 2010

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

No computer can or ever will replicate the mind of Linda O’Dell when it comes to storing information and processing case-related information.

Nov 12, 2010

Firm Administrator of the Year

Firm Administrator of the Year Thomas C. Nipko Executive Director, Godfrey & Kahn, SC Thomas Nipko’s background was in accounting, and he had worked as a comptroller and treasurer for a subsidiary of the old Schlitz brewery. But 28 years ago, after the merger with Stroh’s ended the Milwaukee operation, Nipko decided to pursue a […]


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