Michael Best: Two partners ranked as top Wisconsin female attorneys


Jennifer R. Rupkey

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Direct Dial: 414.225.8262

E-Mail: jrrupkey@michaelbest.com


Milwaukee, WI (January 14, 2014) – Linda H. Bochert and Ann Ustad Smith, partners at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, have been listed among the top 25 female attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Bochert, who has been named a Super Lawyer since 2005, was recognized for her practice in environmental, administrative and utilities law. Bochert is a member of Michael Best’s Land and Resources Practice Group and co-chairs the firm’s Sustainability Initiative. She also serves in various policy advisory roles to state agencies, including the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Revenue.

Smith, who has also been named a Super Lawyer since 2005, was recognized for her practice in bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights and business litigation. Smith currently chairs Michael Best’s Banking and Financial Services Industry Group and Ethics Committee and is a former member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Earlier this year, 36 Michael Best partners were recognized in the 2013 edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Over the past 166 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm. The firm has more than 230 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning.