Notable Women in Law: Jean Ansay

Shareholder, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 43
  • Undergrad degree/university: Marquette University (B.S., Finance/Marketing, cum laude)
  • Law degree/university: Marquette University Law School

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 & Laing S.C.

Ansay was the first woman named as president of the Ozaukee Bar Association, the first female partner and co-owner of a law firm in Ozaukee County and the first female shareholder and member of the Executive Committee of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing.

She focuses her practice in family law, litigation, estate planning, probate, real estate and general corporate law.

According to her colleague, Julie Dietz, marketing coordinator at the firm, clients say Ansay is the perfect blend of “proven legal experience, savvy business instincts and real compassion.”

Ansay has been honored with many awards and distinctions including receiving an America’s Top 100 Attorney’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been included in the Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers selection several times and has also been named one of the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Outside of work, Ansay serves on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council.

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