CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
LOCAL LAWYERS ACHIEVE DISTINCTION
Nine local attorneys inducted as Wisconsin Law Foundation
MADISON, December 2, 2004 -- The State Bar of
Wisconsin has announced that eight attorneys from Milwaukee and one
attorney from Mequon were inducted as Fellows of the Wisconsin Law
Foundation (WLF). The attorneys were among 18 statewide nominees being
honored for their help in advancing the legal profession while
contributing positively to local communities.
"Attorneys receiving this distinction are honored for their efforts
in serving as role models, mentors and leaders, while also focusing on
efforts to strengthen their communities" said John W. Stevens, President
of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. "The behaviors of these attorneys
epitomize their goodwill and support of programs that advance the
highest ideals of the legal profession."
Attorneys from Milwaukee and Mequon inducted as the Class of 2004
Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation include:
Attorney Barbara L. Burbach of Burbach & Stansbury SC
Attorney John F. Ebbott of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.**
Attorney Laurence C. Hammond, Jr. of Milwaukee and Ladish Co Inc. in
The Honorable Robert W. Landry, retired, Egg Harbor, formerly of
Attorney William "Bill" H. Levit of Godfrey & Kahn SC **
Attorney Maurice "Marc" J. McSweeney of Foley & Lardner LLP **
Attorney Allen N. Rieselbach of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC **
William L. Randall, retired
The Fellows assist the WLF in carrying out its objective of making
gifts to charitable or educational programs that promote public
understanding of the law, improvement of the administration of justice,
or other law-related public service. Such programs have included
Law-related Education including the Mock Trial high school program,
Community Adolescent programs, Community Justice Task Forces and legal
The Fellows Class of 2004 consists of the following members: Justice
William A. Bablitch, Patricia Kling Ballman, Michelle Behnke, Barbara L.
Burbach, R. George Burnett, John F. Ebbott, Mark A. Frankel, Daniel L.
Goelzer, Robert Hagness, Laurence C. Hammond, Hon. Robert W. Landry,
William H. Levit, Jr., Maurice J. McSweeney, Marygold Melli, Gerald W.
Mowris, Mark A. Pennow, William L. Randall and Allen N. Rieselbach.
For information on the Fellows or the Wisconsin Law Foundation,
contact John Daugherty, Wisconsin Law Foundation Development Director at
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association,
created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law
license in Wisconsin. With more than 21,000 members, the State Bar aids
the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides
continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin
lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the
For more information, visit www.wisbar.org or www.legalexplorer.com.
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