Notable Women in Law: Karen Tidwall

Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 27
  • Number of years with your current company/firm: 17
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Law degree/university: J.D., Creighton University School of Law

For over 25 years, Karen Tidwall, a partner in Husch Blackwell LLP’s Milwaukee office, has provided legal advice to clients both in and out of the courtroom. Tidwall is one of Wisconsin’s most decorated female commercial litigators. She has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2016, has been identified as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016, and received the Wisconsin Law Journal’s Women in the Law Award in 2015. She graduated from the Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, and holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Tidwall’s litigation practice is focused in the areas of trust, estate and fiduciary controversies and business and commercial litigation. She represents individual and corporate fiduciaries or beneficiaries in complex disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion, conflicts of interest, lack of capacity, undue influence, will and trust construction, and claims arising under ERISA.

She also represents businesses in commercial disputes, including breach of contract, warranty, fraud and other business torts, and business break-ups. Tidwall also counsels her business clients on a range of issues including risk management matters.

Outside of work, Tidwall serves as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Guardianship Clinic, and on the Board of Appeals and Board of Review for the Village of Shorewood.

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