BUS AD '59 LAW '62
year after graduating from Marquette Law School, Michael R. Wherry
was hired by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Byron White
to work in the civil division of the U.S. Justice Department
under then Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Solicitor General
Thurgood Marshall, a position he held until 1966.
began an auspicious legal career that spanned 42 years and
earned Michael recognition as an outstanding civil trial lawyer
state of Wisconsin, in the federal court system and in jurisdictions
around the country.
He has served on the Wisconsin State
Board of Attorneys for Professional Responsibility and is acknowledged
by the Wisconsin State Bar as a leader in the profession.
his law practice, Michael worked with teams of men and women
to handle litigation in Wisconsin and beyond.
generously shared his time and talent with his alma mater throughout
his career by serving on the Marquette Law Alumni Board, appearing
as a featured lecturer in the Law School and working on special
events for the university.
Michael retired from the practice
of law in October 2005, but he continues to support Marquette
in numerous ways.