Notable Women in Law: Diane Marchik

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 31
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Iowa – Bachelor of Arts
  • Law degree/university: University of Iowa College of Law – Juris Doctor

Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:52 pm

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 only helping clients navigate their issues, but also by how she has mentored Wisconsin’s next generation of transactional attorneys, according to colleague Sarah Schenck. 

“What makes Diane so successful is not just her keen intellect and tireless grit, but also her commitment to understanding each client’s needs, enabling our environmental team to compete with larger, national firms in complex transactions,” said Schenck, an environmental attorney at Godfrey & Kahn. 

The time Marchik invests in the associates she mentors benefits her clients as well, according to Schenck.

“In the most stressful and demanding moments, Diane is consistently a positive presence on our team and vigorous advocate for her clients. She is a force to be reckoned with, and I feel lucky — even in the nadir of challenging transactions — each day I get to work with and learn from her,” Schenck said.