Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The WDC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to promoting a culture that welcomes differences, promotes equality, and engenders respect. We continue to recruit, mentor, and promote talented lawyers and businesspeople with diverse backgrounds and experiences because we recognize that a diverse team makes us stronger and more effective in providing Wisconsin with proper representation and an equitable civil justice system. Our members do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, and are instead dedicated to helping and educating all who inhabit the communities we have the privilege of serving. The Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis to discuss and educate one another on the diversity, equity & inclusion issues affecting the legal profession and the steps we can take to promote diversity, equity & inclusion efforts in our respective workplaces.

Chair: Morgan Stippel
Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.
[email protected]


Committee Members

Brian Anderson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Patricia Epstein Putney, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.
Katherine Cortesy, Corneille Law Group, S.C.
Austin Doan, Boardman & Clark LLP
Andrew Hebl, Boardman & Clark, LLP
Emilia Janisch, Axley Brynelson
Ryan Johnson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Benjamin Jonas, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Abigail Kincheloe, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Ellyn Kosmatka, Hills Legal Firm Ltd.
Storm Larson, Boardman & Clark LLP
Laura Lyons, SECURA Insurance
Nicole Marklein, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP
Heather Nelson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C.
Matthew Nevaranta, Otjen Law Firm
Liz Pearce, SECURA Insurance
Kelsey Pelegrin, Bell, Moore & Richter, S.C.
Charles Polk III, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP
Kristen Scheuerman, Weiss Law Offices
Madeline Weston, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Amy Wilkinson, SECURA Insurance


For committee involvement, please contact [email protected].