Leaders in the Law

2019 Leaders in the Law


Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize the noteworthy achievements of a colleague, mentor or friend. Honorees will be recognized at a Feb. 21 dinner awards event at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.




Colleen Ball, Wisconsin State Public Defender
John Birdsall, Birdsall Law Offices
Lawrence Burnett, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
Donald Christl, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
Maggie Cook, Godfrey & Kahn
Brandon Derry, Hupy and Abraham
Hon. Michael Dwyer, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
James Egle, Stafford Rosenbaum
John Finerty Jr., Michael Best & Friedrich
Donald Gallo, Axley Attorneys
Robert Habich, Davis & Kuelthau
Douglas Hoffer, Eau Claire City Attorney’s Office
Jeff Hynes, Hynes & Kuhn
Tara Jenswold, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Michele LaVigne, University of Wisconsin Law School
Lisa Lawless, Husch Blackwell
Angela Olson, Angela Olson Law
Nancy Peterson, Quarles & Brady
Christine Rice, Simpson & Deardorff

Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Hon. Mary Kuhnmuench, Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Lifetime Achievement Honoree:  Attorney Joel Rosenthal


  1. I think “Leaders in the Law” is a valuable service to the State Bar. Can you tell me when the 2019 nominations will begin?

  2. Joe Yovino, joe.yovino@wislawjournal.com

    Hi William: We ask for Leaders in the Law nominations just before Thanksgiving and our annual Leaders in the Law are picked right around Christmas. If you need more info, please contact Jenny Byington at 414-225-1803. Thanks.

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