Katherine M. Perhach

Community Service

There are several causes near and dear to Katie’s heart, and she gives considerable time to all of them:

At the  Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, volunteer attorneys and Marquette University (MU) law students serve the Milwaukee community by providing brief, pro bono legal advice and referral services to individuals in need of brief legal advice, while providing students with the opportunity to serve the community, enhance their classroom learning, observe practicing attorneys, and be mentored by attorneys. Katie sits on the Advisory Board for the Clinic. She also coordinates the team of Quarles attorneys who volunteer at the clinic's South Side location.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. In Milwaukee and throughout the state, the system provides kids and their families a wide range of care and support — everything from routine care for ear aches or sore throats to lifesaving advances and treatment options. Their academic partner, the Medical College of Wisconsin, brings many of the nation’s best-respected doctors to the team. Together, they work to ensure that every child and family they serve receives nothing but the best. Katie is a volunteer in the Special Needs Guardianship Clinic.

Pius XI Catholic High School welcomes a diverse community of students into our care. Inspired by our Catholic values, we prepare our students for higher education and lead them toward lives guided by faith, driven by compassion, formed by scholarship, and prepared to engage the world. Katie sits on the board.

The mission at the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) is simple: It is there to provide support to families and individuals with Down syndrome through education, information, and the exchange of ideas and experiences. Katie is a member.

The mission of Wisconsin Upside Down Foundation is to empower individuals with Down syndrome by providing them, their families, and the community with the best available information, advocacy, and support. The goal of Wisconsin Upside Down is to offer lifelong support for people with Down syndrome through programs ranging from prenatal diagnoses to issues facing adults with Down syndrome. Katie is a member.


Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s HERO Foundation provides economically-challenged students with a voice of motivation, empowerment and encouragement so they can be HEROes (Hope, Education, Resources, Opportunity) by achieving academic excellence, developing positive personal skills, and making positive decisions to avoid high risk behavior. Katie is on the Executive Board. Quarles & Brady sponsored the first ever Ha Ha HERO Headquarters Reading Room at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Designed with a Green Bay Packers theme and images of Ha Ha playing football placed on the walls, Ha Ha’s HERO Headquarters includes 600 age appropriate books and a comfortable space to read filled with fun beanbags, carpets and chairs all in the hope of inspiring kids to grow in their love of learning, education and reading. Learn more in the video below: