Nicole Stine – Manager of Client Relations
May 4, 2015
(Madison, Wis.) – The Wisconsin Law Journal selected Axley Managing Partner Patricia Gibeault as one of the publication’s 2015 Women in the Law – an award commemorating her professional excellence, as well as her steadfast dedication to helping female counterparts succeed within the practice.
Gibeault ranks among the top, most influential female attorneys in the state whose accomplishments and initiatives have not only encouraged women to pursue legal careers, but have allowed them to enter into various types of jobs historically closed off to women. From prospering in a male-dominated practice area, to becoming Axley’s first female Managing Partner – Attorney Laura Peck says Gibeault has remained a trendsetter throughout her career.
“Patti personifies resiliency, a trait that has served her well in all aspects of her career,” said Peck, a former Women in the Law honoree. “Her encouragement of women and adherence to high standards makes her a great role model. She refuses to let preconceived notions about gender roles restrict anyone’s ability to thrive in the legal profession.”
The Wisconsin Law Journal will host a ceremony honoring Gibeault and other award recipients – who will be featured in an upcoming, special Women in the Law edition of the publication – on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Event registration is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased online.
Gibeault focuses her practice on the various facets of bankruptcy and insolvency law; commercial litigation; receivership; and the Wisconsin Consumer Act. With over three decades of experience, Gibeault has handled forbearances and foreclosures ranging from $100,000 to $120 million. Along with serving as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin for nine years, Gibeault was a Board Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights (BICR) Section. She currently serves as its Vice Chair and will serve as Section Chair starting this July. Gibeault is also a member of TEMPO Madison, an organization working to increase the visibility and number of women in senior management and board of director positions in business, academia and other industries.
A distinguished lawyer, Gibeault has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Attorneys in Madison in its 2013 and 2014 editions. She has also been named in The Best Lawyers in America© annually for the past 25 years, and she maintains an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. To learn more about Attorney Patricia Gibeault, please visit her Axley.com page.
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