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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.

Notable Women in Law: Shannon Braun

As a new law school graduate, Braun volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The experience motivated her to focus on mentoring, both personally and...

Notable Women in Law: Diane Marchik

Diane Marchik, a shareholder for Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn, has made her mark as one of Wisconsin’s top transactional environmental law attorneys by not...

Notable Women in Law: Margaret Daun

As Milwaukee County’s chief legal officer, Margaret Daun is responsible for the provision of civil legal services to all departments and elected officials in...

Notable Women in Law: Erin Strohbehn

Attorney Erin Strohbehn started with Milwaukee-based Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown while still a college student. She is now the sole female partner in...

Notable Women in Law: Maureen O’Leary-Guth

Maureen O’Leary-Guth, president of Thiensville-based O’Leary-Guth Law Offices, S.C., was recently elected by her peers to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel....

Notable Women in Law: Sally Piefer

Sally Piefer, an employment lawyer at Milwaukee-based Lindner & Marsack, S.C., defends employers on the state and federal level. She provides counseling and training...

Notable Women in Law: Susan Hansen

Over her 40-year career, attorney Susan Hansen has focused her practice on working with Wisconsin families. In her family law practice at Milwaukee-based Hansen...

Notable Women in Law: Alexandra Don

Alexandra Don is an attorney with Milwaukee-based Mallery S.C., where she represents a wide variety of clients in all facets of the real estate...

Notable Women in Law: Susan E. Lovern

Susan Lovern is the president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based von Briesen & Roper, s.c., a position she has held since January 2020....

Notable Women in Law: Ann Maher

For the past 30 years, Ann Maher, a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office, has helped employers and employees alike on a range of...
Kristen Nelson

Notable Women in Law: Kristen Nelson

Kristen Nelson has more than 8 years of experience in the legal industry. She is a key component of the health care team at...
Laura Petrie

Notable Women in Law: Laura Petrie

Laura Petrie, president of Milwaukee-based Petrie+Pettit S.C., has nearly three decades of experience in the law industry. As a third-generation attorney, Petrie concentrates her...

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