Partner Ryan Walsh is the recipient of not one, but two, of this year’s Wisconsin “Best Brief” awards, as announced by the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Appellate Practice Section this morning. On both briefs, Ryan served as counsel of record—for an appellees’ brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Minerva Dairy, Inc. v. Harsdorf), and a respondents’ brief filed in the Wisconsin Supreme Court (Porter v. State).

Ryan has now won a total of three “Best Brief” awards from the State Bar of Wisconsin, which is more than any attorney has won in the history of the competition.

According to the State Bar of Wisconsin, the “Best Brief” award recognizes attorneys who are superior legal writers, promote appellate advocacy, and who deliver briefs that are articulately and persuasively written and can be used as models for upcoming appellate lawyers.

The winning entries were chosen by a panel of three appellate judges: Justice David Prosser, Judge Kitty Brennan, and Judge Paul B. Higginbotham.

Learn more about the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Best Brief competition and read this year’s winning entries here.

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