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Notable Women in Law

BizTimes Milwaukee is proud to present the inaugural showcase of Notable Women in Law spotlighting accomplished professionals throughout the region. The leaders profiled in the following pages were nominated by their peers at work and in the community and showcase the diversity of talent in our market. The leadership shown by the individuals profiled here is setting an example to shape a better future for our region.

METHODOLOGY: The honorees did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials. This list features only individuals for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after a review by our editorial team. To qualify for the list, nominees must be based in southeast Wisconsin. They must be currently serving in a senior level role at their firm, must hold a leadership position in their industry outside of their own organization, have made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality at their own workplace or beyond, and act as a role model or mentor.

Melinda Bialzik

Notable Women in Law: Melinda Bialzik

Melinda Bialzik grew up in Wisconsin, and returned to her roots after graduating from Harvard Law School. She has spent more than two decades...
Kathryn Finerty

Notable Women in Law: Kathryn Finerty

Kathryn Finerty has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law. She has served as general counsel for Menasha-based Network Health Inc., since 2017. Network...
Jennifer D’Amato

Notable Women in Law: Jennifer D’Amato

For more than 27 years, Jennifer D’Amato has dedicated herself to serving her community and the advancement of women in the legal profession as...
Pamela J. Tillman 

Notable Women in Law: Pamela J. Tillman

Pamela J. Tillman, shareholder at Milwaukee-based Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., has spent more than two decades in the legal industry focusing on representing a wide variety of...
Ann Maher

Notable Women in Law: Ann Maher

For more than 30 years, Ann Maher has used her extensive litigation skills to assist both companies and employees with a broad spectrum of...
Rebecca Mitich

Notable Women in Law: Rebecca Mitich

Rebecca Mitich, a partner in Husch Blackwell LLP’s Milwaukee office, focuses her practice on representing companies, investors, developers and lenders in a broad range...
Kate Bechen

Notable Women in Law: Kate Bechen

Kate Bechen, a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP who works in the firm’s Milwaukee office, is a leading corporate M&A attorney working primarily in...
Karen Tidwall

Notable Women in Law: Karen Tidwall

For over 25 years, Karen Tidwall, a partner in Husch Blackwell LLP’s Milwaukee office, has provided legal advice to clients both in and out...
Lynda Templen

Notable Women in Law: Lynda Templen

Lynda Templen, a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, has focused her legal practice on public finance. Known affectionately as “The Bond Queen of Wisconsin”...
Susan E. Lovern

Notable Women in Law: Susan E. Lovern

Susan Lovern is the president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based von Briesen & Roper, s.c. She became the firm’s president and CEO in...
Leila Sahar

Notable Women in Law: Leila Sahar

Leila Sahar started her legal career more than eight years ago representing multinational manufacturers in courts throughout the country in product liability defense. She joined...
Margaret Kurlinski

Notable Women in Law: Margaret Kurlinski

Margaret “Meg” Kurlinski, a shareholder of Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn S.C., always knew she was going to be an attorney. Today, she is one...

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