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Assistant Attorney General Maria Lazar Recognized as a 2012 "Women in the Law" Honoree by Wisconsin Law Journal

 

“Maria has been asked to handle some of the most significant, high-profile, cases to confront the State of Wisconsin in recent years. I am proud to have her as a member of my staff and offer my thanks for all that she has done. This award is well-deserved,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to announce today that Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General Maria Lazar is being recognized tomorrow night in Milwaukee as a 2012 “Women in the Law” honoree by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Every year, the Wisconsin Law Journal presents the award to “honor outstanding achievement by the top women in the practice of law.”

 

“Maria has been asked to handle some of the most significant, high-profile, cases to confront the State of Wisconsin in recent years. I am proud to have her as a member of my staff and offer my thanks for all that she has done. This award is well-deserved,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

Lazar began at the DOJ in the State Program, Administration and Revenue (SPAR) Unit in November of 2010, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and civil litigation. The SPAR Unit provides legal advice to state agencies and handles litigation relating to governmental authority, constitutional and administrative law, and revenue and finance. Prior to joining the DOJ, Lazar practiced business and commercial civil litigation, bankruptcy and real estate law at a private firm in Milwaukee.

 

In co-nominating her DOJ colleague, Assistant Attorney General Mary Burke, who was one of the inaugural “Women in the Law” honorees, wrote to the Journal, “Maria is a very successful litigator in significant, visible, and complex cases. She has contributed to the professional development of women lawyers and law students both individually and organizationally.”

 

To learn more about the ceremony and other honorees, visit the following link:

 

Wisconsin Law Journal - Women in the Law