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“Those of us who work with Kevin on a daily basis know his exceptional talent and deep commitment to the public interest. This honor by the legal community is well deserved.” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said.
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to announce today that Deputy Attorney General Kevin St. John was recognized last night in Milwaukee as a 2012 Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. St. John was singled out for his successful arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of the State in Ozanne v. Fitzgerald while serving as the Department of Justice's chief operating officer, responsible for all day-to-day operations.
“Those of us who work with Kevin on a daily basis know his exceptional talent and deep commitment to the public interest. This honor by the legal community is well deserved.” Van Hollen said.
St. John was appointed Deputy Attorney General by Van Hollen on January 8, 2011. As Deputy Attorney General, St. John is the chief operating officer of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Before his appointment as Deputy Attorney General, St. John served as the DOJ'S Special Assistant Attorney General for Public Affairs and Policy. He joined the DOJ in that role on January 1, 2007.
Every year, the Wisconsin Law Journal selects its “Leaders in the Law,” who, according to the Journal's website, include attorneys and judges who “have demonstrated their outstanding leadership, vision and legal expertise in Wisconsin's law community.”
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