December 14, 2018
Bakke Norman attorneys Tim O’Brien and Deanne Koll have been recognized in the latest edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorney O’Brien was named a Super Lawyer, an honor given to no more than 5% of Wisconsin attorneys. To earn the honor, nominees must pass a rigorous, multiphase selection process that considers 15 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards. Attorney Koll was named a Rising Star, which recognizes the best attorneys under age 40 or within their first 10 years of practice. No more than 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys are named to the Rising Star list. Tim O’Brien is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in defending felony criminal matters, representing persons injured by another’s acts, and assisting businesses involved in litigation. Tim is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is also a trained mediator who provides out of court dispute resolution services to individuals and attorneys. This is the tenth time Attorney O’Brien has been recognized by Super Lawyers. Deanne Koll’s practice focuses on assisting local lenders and businesses in a variety of collection, creditor, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Deanne has authored numerous works in both state and national legal publications and regularly lectures on collection and bankruptcy topics in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. In 2017, she was selected to Chair the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin and in 2018 she was inducted into The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, an honor given to less than 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys. This is the ninth time Attorney Koll has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. 
Joan Ellis, Office Administrator