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Michael Gonring to Receive Pro Bono Award for Lifetime Achievement from State Bar

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Michael J. Gonring, a partner in the Firm's Milwaukee office, will receive the Pro Bono Award for Lifetime Achievement from the State Bar of Wisconsin's Legal Assistance Committee.

The Pro Bono Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes lawyers and judges who go above and beyond the call of duty. Gonring will receive his award at the State Bar of Wisconsin's Member Recognition and Networking Celebration on June 14 in Wisconsin Dells.

"Mike is everything that every lawyer should strive to be in terms of pro bono work," said Katherine Perhach, a partner at Quarles & Brady who is involved in the Firm's pro bono efforts. "It's hard to put into words what Mike has meant to this Firm in terms of his guidance and leadership in the community, and he definitely inspires other attorneys."

Gonring is a member of the Firm's Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Group. He is the former chairman of the Delivery of Legal Services Committee for the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission, serves as current chairman of the board of trustees for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and is the Firm's pro bono coordinator.

He earned both his law degree, cum laude, and undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University.

About State Bar of Wisconsin
The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 23,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers.

About Legal Assistance Committee
The Legal Assistance Committee, a standing committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin, develops and monitors State Bar programs to expand support for the delivery of civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged Wisconsin residents. Members of the committee typically include representatives from each of the federally funded legal services programs in the state, as well as representatives from other, non-federally funded programs, attorneys in private practice, judges and lawyers in government.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China, and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.