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Michael R. Wherry, BUS AD '59 LAW '62

WherryOne year after graduating from Marquette Law School, Michael R. Wherry was hired by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Byron White to work in the civil division of the U.S. Justice Department under then Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall, a position he held until 1966.

Thus began an auspicious legal career that spanned 42 years and earned Michael recognition as an outstanding civil trial lawyer in the state of Wisconsin, in the federal court system and in jurisdictions around the country.

He has served on the Wisconsin State Board of Attorneys for Professional Responsibility and is acknowledged by the Wisconsin State Bar as a leader in the profession.

In his law practice, Michael worked with teams of men and women to handle litigation in Wisconsin and beyond.

He has generously shared his time and talent with his alma mater throughout his career by serving on the Marquette Law Alumni Board, appearing as a featured lecturer in the Law School and working on special events for the university.

Michael retired from the practice of law in October 2005, but he continues to support Marquette in numerous ways.

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