Mary Pat Jacoby, Retired Partner


Mary Pat Jacoby was a labor and employment attorney in Milwaukee, WI who focused on employment litigation and counseling with an emphasis in wrongful discharge, discrimination, employment torts, and ERISA litigation. Mary Pat's experience included lead trial counsel in federal and state jury trials and administrative agency trials, and representation in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1976)
  • University of Illinois (B.A., 1973)
    • Bronze Tablet
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1976

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member & former chair, Labor and Employment Section; former chair, Judicial Selection Committee; former member, Judicial Polling Committee and Joint Bench/Bar Committee)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (membership by invitation only)
  • Professional Dimensions (Member)
  • American Red Cross Volunteer
  • Planning Council for Health and Human Services, Inc. (Former Secretary and Board Member)
  • Advocates for Retarded Citizens (Former President and Board Member) (N/K/A Life Navigators)
  • Milwaukee Ballet (Former Board Member)
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (Former Board Member)
  • St. Jude the Apostle Parish (Active Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a "Women in the Law" Honoree by the Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Listed in Outstanding Lawyers of America (2003)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2005–2016: Employment Law – Management / Labor Law – Management)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2003–2013: Labor & Employment)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2005–2016Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (Employment & Labor)
  • Recognized as one of the top 25 female lawyers in Wisconsin by Law & Politics, 2005 and 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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