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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.

Carol Wessels

Notable Women in Law: Carol Wessels

Carol Wessels has more than three decades of experience in the legal industry. As senior partner and owner of Mequon-based Wessels & Liebau LLC,...
R. Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes

Notable Women in Law: R. Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes

Jan Pirozzolo-Mellowes is deeply invested in being a positive change-maker in the Milwaukee community. She is a partner in the intellectual property practice at...

Notable Women in Law: Smitha Chintamaneni

Smitha Chintamaneni, a shareholder at Milwaukee-based von Briesen & Roper, s.c., grew up in Milwaukee and returned home after receiving her undergraduate and law...

Notable Women in Law: Jessica Liebau

Jessica Liebau, partner at Mequon-based Wessels & Liebau LLC is a trained elder law mediator and an experienced litigator. She has spent more than...

Notable Women in Law: Michelle Hockers

Michelle Hockers served as an associate at Milwaukee-based Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C. for just five years before being named partner this past June. Hockers graduated...

Notable Women in Law: Kelly Dancy

Kelly Dancy joined Milwaukee-based Walny Legal Group LLC eight years ago, soon after the firm was founded. She was named partner in February 2019...
Lisa Kleiner Wood

Notable Women in Law: Lisa Kleiner Wood 

Lisa Kleiner Wood, a shareholder at Milwaukee-based Davis|Kuelthau, has more than two decades of experience in the legal industry. She is co-chair of the...

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