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MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. announced Attorney Louis Butler was honored at the National Black Lawyers Student Association’s (NBLSA) 50th Anniversary A.J. Cooper Legacy Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction in Brooklyn, New York on March 17.

This distinguished honor was given to Butler for his many contributions to the practice of law. He was the first African American to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and participated in decisions that had a significant impact on Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Butler was the first Public Defender in Wisconsin’s history to argue before the United States Supreme Court in McCoy v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 486 U.S. 429 (1988) and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The mission of National Black Lawyer Student Association (NBLSA) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

“We’re extremely proud of Louis Butler’s body of legal work and we’re fortunate to have him at our firm,” said Bradley C. Fulton, President and Managing Partner. “Louis is very deserving of this honor and we’re pleased that his contributions have been recognized by the NBLSA.”

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DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has ​nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, personal injury, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law.

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