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FOS reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to diversity and equality in recognizing Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2022.

The firm’s first female attorney, Shirley Sortor, began her FOS legal career in the 1970s, when women were just beginning to “break into” the legal field.

Five decades later, 41.6% of FOS’s attorneys are women, higher than the metropolitan Milwaukee average.*  Shown above are FOS’s female attorneys and legal support professionals.

And as our clients well know, every FOS member, attorney and staff alike, is a highly qualified individual who provides and supports the provision of top-notch legal services.

*Marquette University Institute for Women’s Leadership Law Firm Equity Initiative 2022 Report.


Women of FOS from left to right – Beth Sanders, Jamie B. Barwin, Valeria Paredes, Kristina E. Frkovic, Karen Nimz, Judy Janetski, Lori Czarnecki, Laurna A. Kinnel, Diane Slomowitz, Kendra Haselow, Lauren E. Maddente