Member Testimonials

"When I first became a young lawyer with the WDC, I was the stereotypical kid who had just come out of law school with wide eyes and a general lack of direction. Through years of events, CLEs, and making friends, I’ve come to realize just how much of a positive impact the WDC has been for my professional and social growth. I truly do not believe I would be able to feel successful had it not been for the incredible friends, learning opportunities, and mentorship the WDC provided to me when I first signed up, and which it continues to provide to this day.

Attorney Charles Polk, III
Amundsen Davis, Milwaukee, WI

"I have been a member of WDC for many years, and I am so grateful for the ways in which the organization has enhanced my professional development. WDC is large enough that it provides a state-wide network of diverse connections in the legal field, but small enough that it is easy to find your place and role in the WDC community. I have gained professional contacts, mentors, and friends through the organization, and it provides an easy way to give back and assist younger attorneys in the field in a meaningful way. The conferences held by WDC throughout the year provide excellent continuing education opportunities, and allow me to stay up to date on relevant legal topics, in a friendly and energetic environment."

Attorney Grace Kulkoski
Wisconsin Mutual Insurance, Madison, WI

"Joining and becoming active in WDC has been one of the best things I have done, and has benefitted me both professionally and personally.  I have been licensed in and practicing in Wisconsin since 2000 (when I worked out of state) but when I moved back home to Wisconsin in 2016 and joined WDC I made so many new and important connections.  The 3 yearly CLE offerings contain a variety of interesting content and are germane to my insurance defense practice.  Becoming actively involved in committees and the Board of Directors has connected me with lawyers all across the state, many of whom have been a great resource for vetting case issues, judges, experts, mediators, etc."

Attorney Heather Nelson
Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C., Green Bay, WI
"WDC has enhanced my practice significantly by providing updates on new and significant legislation affecting the defense bar and insurance industry, providing a method of referrals for expert witnesses and keeping me current on new cases in the courts. The website enables members to one-stop shop for needed research or referrals on a variety of topics. As well, the semi-annual conferences are worthwhile events for updating one's practice and exploring new business relationships."

Attorney Kara M. Burgos
Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd., La Crosse, WI
"I have been practicing for 15 years and Wisconsin Defense Counsel has, by far and away, benefitted me more than any other organization.  It has helped me develop strong business relationships and close friendships with some of the best litigators in the state. It provides continuing education that goes well beyond satisfying credit requirements to providing in-depth knowledge and skills training and development for newer attorneys. It also provides wonderful opportunities for speaking and publication on areas of expertise. I cannot recommend this organization more highly to any Wisconsin attorney practicing civil defense."

Attorney Nicole Marklein
Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei LLP, Baraboo, WI