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Ogletree Deakins Opens Milwaukee Office

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ATLANTA – January 5, 2015 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, begins the year by opening an office in Milwaukee with a group of nine experienced and highly regarded attorneys. Tim Costello will serve as the managing shareholder of the Milwaukee office and is joined by four other shareholders, one of counsel, one special counsel, and two associates. In addition to Costello, the shareholders joining Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office are Robert Bartel, Timothy Kamin, Kevin Kinney, and Brian Radloff. David Loeffler joins as special counsel, Keith Kopplin joins as of counsel, and Mark Johnson and Dean Kelley join as associates. By opening in Milwaukee, Ogletree Deakins now has 47 offices and extends a growth trajectory that includes 13 new offices since 2010 and international expansion into Europe and Mexico.

“Milwaukee has been an attractive market for the firm for years and has a number of synergies with our Chicago and Minneapolis offices,” said Kim Ebert, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins. “We are excited to expand into Milwaukee and have found a great group of talented professionals who fit our culture and share our values.”

“Ogletree Deakins is a first-class organization, and we are excited to be a part of the firm,” said Costello. “Our clients will immediately benefit from the firm’s depth of knowledge, boundless resources, and culture of unparalleled client service.”

“Both the firm and I have similar approaches in providing value and service to our clients,” said Kinney. “I’m eager to offer these combined with the enhanced capabilities that a firm like Ogletree Deakins possesses.”


About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 700 lawyers located in 47 offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year four consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2015, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. 

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