Refugee IL wrote:The http://www.hupy.com website lists seven office locations. Three of them are in Illinois. If that's what you call a "straight up" Milwaukee business, that's your prerogative I suppose.
My own personal idea of a local business is one that's licensed in only one municipality / state. I'd prefer to be represented by a lawyer who knows Wisconsin law inside and out, over one who knows just enough to pass bar exams in multiple states.
I know H&A is a Milwaukee firm from the Milw scene, and because Hupy frequents our favorite Milwaukee cigar lounge (in fact, he stopped in the last time I was there).
But I wouldn't expect you to take my word for it, so I did a quick search and found a Milwaukee Community Journal article about the firm.
From the piece: "Hupy & Abraham has a long and colorful history in the Milwaukee community, and it proudly traces its roots back to Attorney Lloyd Barbee, who started the Milwaukee Public School Integration lawsuit."
And both Hupy and Abraham graduated from Marquette law school in, you know, Milwaukee.
Is that Milwaukee enough for you? Or does a company lose its hometown identification if it grows beyond the borders of the town or the state?