MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced it has elected a new firm President & Managing Partner, Timothy L. Stewart, who is also currently the Managing Partner of its Brookfield office. Michele L. Perreault was also named the Managing Partner for its Madison office. James D. Kremer will continue his role as Managing Partner of the firm’s Minneapolis office. The firm’s long-time leader, Bradley C. Fulton, announced this past summer his intention to transition back to full-time practice at the end of 2020. Both Stewart and Perreault will continue their law practices while moving to these new roles on January 1, 2021.
“We are excited Tim and Michele have accepted these leadership roles. They both are well respected by their colleagues and clients and have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities over the years. It has been a privilege to serve such a fantastic firm for the past six plus years and I now look forward to a robust and full-time focus on taking care of our clients,” said Fulton.
“I am grateful to have this opportunity to serve DeWitt as its President and Managing Partner and look forward to building upon the momentum Brad created within the firm during his tenure,” said Stewart. Perreault said of her new role, “I am honored to receive the trust of my colleagues in the firm in which I started as a law clerk 20 years ago, and looking forward to contributing to the ongoing, successful management and growth of our firm.”
Stewart, who joined DeWitt in 2005, is an employee benefits and ESOP attorney. Working closely with business owners and executives over the years has helped him learn how successful businesses operate. Stewart plans to use this experience to help the firm continue to retain and develop great attorneys and provide excellent legal services to its clients. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Perreault chairs the firm’s Family Law Group and has an appellate practice representing clients in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She has represented thousands of clients in cases ranging from very personal issues related to children and families to representing clients in cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. She specializes in complex cases throughout the State of Wisconsin. In addition to her family law litigation experience, she is also an experienced mediator, helping parties resolve cases without the need for court intervention. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, a master’s degree in Counseling from UW-Oshkosh, and her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Lawrence University.
DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law. More information is available at dewittllp.com.