Peggy Schicantek, (414) 978-5346,
MILWAUKEE – The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD) is pleased to announce that Karen Tidwall was named to Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2015 Women in the Law, which honors the top Wisconsin women attorneys and judges for their outstanding leadership and achievement. Tidwall was honored at an awards event on June 11 at The Pfister Hotel.
Tidwall is a litigation shareholder in WHD’s Milwaukee office where she co-leads the Business & Commercial Litigation and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation teams. She focuses her practice on representing clients in a range of business and commercial disputes including breach of contract and warranty, real estate, Uniform Commercial Code-related matters, and business torts. Tidwall also represents individual and corporate fiduciaries or beneficiaries in contested trust and estate matters and fiduciary litigation.
Tidwall has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process from pre-suit planning and strategy through trial. In addition to her litigation work, she counsels clients in the areas of risk management, e-contracting, general corporate governance, and commercial and construction contracting and negotiation.
At WHD, Tidwall serves as a mentor to associate attorneys and paralegals and is a member of the leadership counsel of FORWARD, WHD’s women attorney affinity group. She is a former member of WHD’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee, on which she served for more than 10 years. Additionally, Tidwall is a member of the Business Litigation, Real Estate, and the Women’s Initiative Practice Groups of ALFA International, a global network of business-focused law firms. She also represents clients on a pro bono basis before the probate courts as a volunteer for WHD’s Children’s Hospital Guardianship Project.
Tidwall is involved in various professional associations including serving as a director of the Board of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and a member of the Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court.
Tidwall is passionate about serving those in need in the Milwaukee-area community in which she lives and works. Among other activities, she serves as director and past-president of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises funds for pro bono legal service providers. She also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Friends of Problem Solving Courts (of Milwaukee County). Tidwall is a past-president of the Board of Directors of United Methodist Children’s Services, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides transitional living facilities and support services to low-income women and children, and develops low income housing in the City of Milwaukee.
“We are very proud of Karen’s recognition as one of Wisconsin’s top women in the law,” says WHD’s Chief Executive Paul Eberle. “This award recognizes her admirable leadership and dedication to the success of both her clients and the greater community, two things we hold in high regard at our firm.”