On May 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Law Journal announced that Melinda Bialzik, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK), would be honored as one of the state’s 23 best and brightest female attorneys and legal leaders.
Since 2000, the legal publication has recognized Women in the Law honorees based on a wide variety of criteria, including: those who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and have influenced other women to pursue legal careers; those who have opened doors for women lawyers in job settings that historically were closed to women; and those who have advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.
Robert Gegios, Chair of the Litigation Department at KMK, in nominating Ms. Bialzik, stated, “I have known Melinda Bialzik for many years, and I have been delighted to work with her at KMK since she joined our firm in 2013. Owing to her keen legal acumen, sound judgment, practical sense, and devotion to the legal profession, her colleagues and, most importantly, her clients, Melinda has become a sought-after lawyer in a wide range of practice areas.”
Whether in success-after-success in complex litigation matters across the country involving hundreds of millions of dollars, representing prominent railroads in important transportation litigation, or handling director and trustee duties for professional associations or charitable organizations, Ms. Bialzik stands out as energetic, effective, gracious, and selfless. Judges appreciate her high professionalism and candor, her fellow attorneys turn to her for help whenever possible, and her clients trust her to handle their most significant and sensitive needs.
“She is justly deserving of recognition,” said Steve Kailas, Chairman of KMK, “for her many years of benefitting Wisconsin with her hard work and marvelous devotion in the many responsibilities she undertakes.”
Among her outside activities, Melinda thoroughly enjoys singing. She was accepted into the music conservatory at Lawrence University prior to enrolling at Harvard Law and continues to reward audiences with her remarkable voice in her church choir and various community engagements.
UPDATE: On June 20, 2019, the Wisconsin Law Journal recognized all honorees at a ceremony at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee. Each honoree was also featured in a special issue of the monthly publication, which debuted at the awards event and was sent to subscribers shortly thereafter.
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