Ellen Atterbury has joined the Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC, law firm as an associate attorney.
A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, she comes from the Madison city attorney’s office where she served as a law clerk and from Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, SC, a Madison-based law firm, where she was a part-time research assistant. She also worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project that seeks to exonerate the innocent and to train the next generation of legal leaders.
Atterbury has already distinguished herself as a leader and community advocate, Atterbury is immediate past-president of the University of Wisconsin Law School Student Bar Association and past vice president of the association’s academic affairs, a two-time Bruce Bilfuss Memorial Scholarship recipient and a member of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Atterbury has also achieved her law school’s highest tier of pro bono distinction, leading a hurricane relief program in New Orleans and working with Wisconsin Judicare’s Indian Wills Caravan where she traveled to different reservations to draft wills and healthcare powers of attorney with tribal elders.
Atterbury said she’s looking forward to being part of Johns, Flaherty & Collins because of its excellent reputation, the competence and friendliness of the attorneys and their willingness to mentor her. “Especially important to me is the firm’s commitment to enriching the community,” she said. “My favorite part of law school was serving in student government and leading a pro bono program.”
Founded more than 130 years ago, Johns, Flaherty & Collins is a full-service firm offering a team of 16 attorneys with concentrations in corporate, employment, government relations, health, insurance, estate planning, personal injury, criminal, traffic, bankruptcy and family law. Together, Johns, Flaherty & Collins attorneys are active in more than 75 local and national nonprofit and charitable organizations.