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Valerie Vidal Receives 2012 Philanthropic Five Award from United Way of Greater Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Valerie P. Vidal, an associate in the firm's Milwaukee office, has received a 2012 Philanthropic Five Award from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

The Philanthropic Five Award, created by United Way's Emerging Leaders Council, recognizes five community leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give, advocate and volunteer for change throughout Greater Milwaukee's nonprofit community. Winners receive $500 to invest in the cause of their choice, public recognition in The Business Journal, and an awards ceremony held in their honor. All five honorees were recognized at the Philanthropic 5 Awards on August 16 in Milwaukee, WI.

Vidal is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group. She represents a variety of clients in complex civil disputes. Vidal also has extensive experience representing individual pro bono clients in both state and federal court actions involving civil rights violations, tenant/landlord disputes, False Claims Act allegations and municipal violations. In 2011, she was named a "Match of the Year" by Big Brothers and Big Sisters and elected to the board of directors of Centro Legal. Vidal received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

About United Way of Greater Milwaukee 
United Way of Greater Milwaukee advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Their focus is on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
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