This is the story of of the legal profession in Dane County, Wisconsin, from the 1850s to the early 1980s. Featuring short biographies of attorneys, judges, and law firms, this book also discusses the training, practice, public roles, work climate, and perspectives of lawyers during more than a century of change. Lawyers Who Shaped Dane County illuminates the important contributions of local attorneys to the community, the state, and the nation, whether in law or through their activities in the arts, business, politics, culture, and education. Among the most prominent is Senator Robert LaFollette, founder of the Progressive Party and of the magazine The Progressive.
Tom Ragatz practised law in Dane County from 1961 to 2002 and is now active in civic activities. He divides his time between Madison, Wisconsin, and Sanibel, Florida. Paul Humphrey is a Dane County assistant district attorney who chairs the Dane County Bar Association History and Memorials Committee. Sally Garbo Wedde is a researcher, writer, editor who has lived in Dane County for twenty-five years.
Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Leading Lawyers Who Shaped The Community The Early Years to 1900: The Beginning 1900 to World War II: A New Century WWII to 1800's: Growth of Technology and Specialization Chapter 2: History of Dane County Law Firms Dane County Law Firms: Founding Firms in Madison Law Firm Development by Decade, 1900-WWII Law Firms After WWII: Current Firms that originated in the Mid-20th Century Photos Chapter 3: Women Lawyers in Dane County Chapter 4: History of the University of Wisconsin Law School Chapter 5: History of the Dane County Bar Association Chapter 6: History of the Dane County Courthouses Resources Appendices
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