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​Quarles & Brady Chairman Emeritus John Daniels Named a 2016 “Leader in the Law”

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the firm's chairman emeritus, John W. Daniels, Jr., has been named a 2016 "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

The "Leaders in the Law" program honors attorneys and judges who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision, and legal expertise in the Wisconsin law community. All honorees were recognized at an awards ceremony and dinner on February 18 in Milwaukee. Honorees also will be profiled in a special awards magazine distributed by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Daniels, a Harvard Law School graduate and former national president of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers, is a strategic advisor to many of the firm's largest clients. During his tenure as chairman of Quarles & Brady, he grew the firm during the worst economy since the Great Depression, expanding its ranks of attorneys and adding new locations and national practice specialties. He is a champion of diversity and inclusion, and a sought-after thought leader on multiple topics. Over the course of his career, Daniels has made significant contributions to the legal profession on the local and national level. He is the past national secretary of the American Bar Association, Real Estate Section.

He is also known for his contributions to the Milwaukee community. Daniels is the founder and host of the Fellowship Open Golf Tournament, which has donated more than $1 million to 70 local youth organizations. He serves as the chairman of Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest health system, and served as chair of both the Greater Milwaukee Committee and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. He was recently presented with the Unity Award from the Milwaukee Urban League, and was the Milwaukee Rotary Club's 2015 Person of the Year.

"During his years as chair of the firm and as a member of the Executive Committee, John was a driving force of the firm's transformation into a model of what a 21st century legal services firm should be, and is a fierce champion of diversity and inclusion both inside and outside the legal industry," said Kimberly Leach Johnson, firm chair of Quarles & Brady. "He is immensely deserving of this honor for all he does for the firm and the community."