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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.

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...
Maria Kreiter

Notable Women in Law: Maria Kreiter

Maria Kreiter, a shareholder at Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn S.C., has dedicated both her professional career and her community involvement to those in need. In...
Patricia Falb

Notable Women in Law: Patricia Falb

For more than three decades, Patricia Falb, a shareholder at Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn S.C., has been a trusted advisor to many privately-held companies,...
Danielle Machata

Notable Women in Law: Danielle Machata

As a senior partner in Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn’s M&A team and leader of its Private Equity practice group, Danielle Machata has a passion...
Jean Ansay

Notable Women in Law: Jean Ansay

Jean Ansay has 43 years of experience as an attorney, serving the last 15 at the Milwaukee-based law firm O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong &...
Kimberly Hurtado

Notable Women in Law: Kimberly Hurtado

Kimberly Hurtado, managing shareholder of Hurtado Zimmerman S.C. in Wauwatosa, started her firm 22 years ago with a commitment and passion for helping her...
Maureen O’Leary

Notable Women in Law: Maureen O’Leary

Maureen O'Leary is the president and owner of Willms-O'Leary, S.C., a business, trusts, estates, and tax law firm in Thiensville. O’Leary received her law degree...

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