Michael Best is pleased to announce that Denise Greathouse has been selected as the recipient of the Woman of the Year award presented by the Wisconsin Law Journal at its annual Women in the Law event. The award recognizes a top female attorney with outstanding achievements in the legal field and community while paving the way to success for others in the legal profession.
Greathouse is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group based in the Milwaukee office. She advises clients on a number of labor and employment matters including employment litigation, employment policies, practices & audits, as well as workplace safety & health.
While prioritizing her clients’ needs, Greathouse also believes it is equally important to give back to the community. She is involved as a board member, volunteer, and mentor with seven different organizations in the Milwaukee area, including PEARLS for Teen Girls which focuses on self-development, skill-development, and self-esteem program for young girls living in the inner city. Greathouse mentors young women in the program, equipping high school girls with the resources they need to successfully prepare for college.
Greathouse has also received other prestigious awards including being honored in The Milwaukee Times’ Black Excellence Awards, the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 list, Lawyers of Color Inc.’s “Lawyers of Color Hot List” in 2013 and Law Bulletin Publishing’s “Emerging Lawyers” in 2015 and 2016 for her success and accomplishments as a mid-career minority attorney under the age of 40.
She earned her J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 2005 and received her B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002.
Greathouse, along with all Women in the Law award recipients, will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the Wisconsin Law Journal on June 20, 2019 at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee.