710 N. Plankinton Ave
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Telephone: 414-271-7722

Direct Dial: 414-615-8404

Fax: 414-271-4438

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin


Cornell University (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1979)
University of Wisconsin (J.D. 1985)

Professional Organizations

Wisconsin Association of Women Lawyers
Defense Research Institute


I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduation from Whitefish Bay High School, I attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I majored in English and received an award for my honors thesis on the fiction of Virginia Woolf. I spent several years working in the publishing industry (Cornell University Press) and in advertising (Boston Store). Having long considered law school, I finally took the plunge in 1982 at the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, I clerked at the Wisconsin Justice Department researching and writing legal memoranda on various topics. I also served in student government during law school.

Upon graduation, I worked as an associate Godfrey, Pfeil and Neshek in Elkhorn and served as a prosecutor (and tried cases) for several villages in the area. I then spent three years as a litigation associate at Michael, Best and Friedrich. Subsequently, I worked at Cook and Franke in Milwaukee, and became a shareholder. I am currently involved in toxic tort litigation at Crivello Carlson. I have successfully litigated a number of summary judgment motions in toxic tort cases. I am also involved in commercial enviironmental litigation. I also have served on several occasions on the faculty for UW Madison Law School's General Practice/Lawyering Skills Course. 

I am married and have a 21-year old daughter who attends Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. My interests include, politics, reading, movies and hiking.

Community Service Activities

American Association of University Women