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Articles written by Angela McManaman

On the Variety of Things

To general litigator Dean Laing, it’s a new day every day

You might call it the day Milwaukee stood still. “It was just kind of eerie,” recalls Dean Laing, who was nine or 10 hours into a typical 12-hour, 12-soda day at the firm when he heard the news. “When you drove through the streets in Milwaukee, almost no one was on them. … Milwaukee did stop for a day.” Everyone who remembers the day, July 14, 1999, knows it was warm and windy. It came after nearly a decade of should-we-or-shouldn’t-we debate, after a controversial tax on five …

The Human Side of Law

Elder and family law attorney Margaret W. Hickey guides people through disasters both natural and emotional

In July 2010, the second major storm in seven days dumped four inches of rain on Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee. More than 160 homes were seriously damaged in the resulting flash flood and rainwater swallowed cars. Village of Shorewood president Guy Johnson returned home from vacation to find his refrigerator, dryer and other appliances floating sideways. “The emotional temperature in Shorewood was high,” Johnson remembers. Meetings were scheduled to address the flooding and its …

The Quick and the Reserved

Terry E. Johnson likes helping lawyers with problems

Terry E. Johnson, a professional liability lawyer with Peterson, Johnson & Murray in Milwaukee, doesn’t talk much about his practice. “Probably a lot of the cases I deal with are nowhere near as interesting as you make them sound,” he says. He’s even more tight-lipped about his clients. “They are not reluctant to share with friends and close colleagues that they’ve worked with me,” he says. “In a magazine it’s a little different.” Listing the compliments he receives from …

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