Michael Best & Friedrich: Milwaukee Bar Association Appoints New Chair For Civil Litigation Section

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Milwaukee, WI (April 21, 2005) – John D. Finerty, Jr., a partner with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, has been appointed chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association for a term ending in 2006.

Finerty has served as co-chair of the Section since December 2004. The Milwaukee Bar Association has more than 2600 members. The Litigation Section is the Milwaukee Bar Association’s largest practice group.

Finerty is a member of the Litigation Practice Group of Michael Best. He has extensive experience in complex litigation involving labor and employment matters including more than a dozen first-chair jury and bench trials in state and federal court. In addition, he has tried more than 50 labor arbitrations and administrative hearings before state and federal government agencies.

About Michael Best
Founded in 1848, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading Midwestern law firm. The firm has more than 300 attorneys in six office locations, including Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The firm provides a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm’s main areas of practice are corporate, health care, labor & employment, land & resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax, and wealth planning.

Michael Best is the exclusive Wisconsin member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Visit www.lexmundi.com for more information. The firm is also a member of the China Alliance. The China Alliance is a unique arrangement established by four leading independent law firms in response to the increasing importance of China to the global marketplace and to North American businesses. Visit china-alliance.com for more information.