Three hands together
Three hands together

Community Involvement

von Briesen attorneys are known in the community as leaders who possess the perseverance and commitment to make a difference.

The personable, caring culture of the firm is apparent in the way von Briesen employees give back to the community. Each year, employees support programs that make an immeasurable impact on local charities and organizations. Many of von Briesen's employees also volunteer their time and talent at the grassroots level to numerous local charities and organizations.

  • Attorney Kelly Noyes serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Ballet. In addition to their performances and ballet school, the Milwaukee Ballet’s community engagement programs introduce ballet to audiences of all ages and abilities. Kelly’s personal connection to ballet and her passion for their work on stage and in the community is what inspired her involvement.
  • Attorney Nancy Bonniwell is the president of Tall Pines Conservancy, a land trust that is dedicated to preserving the rural heritage of Northwestern Waukesha County by protecting remaining farmland, water resources and natural areas and open spaces.
  • Attorney John Goller serves on the Board of Directors for Discovery World, a non-profit science and technology center located on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Discovery World focuses on technology and freshwater sciences and works with families and schools throughout the area to curate unique visits and experiences. They also are home to the S/V Denis Sullivan, Wisconsin’s Flagship tall ship.
  • Attorney John Rubin serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Personnel Committee for RUACH, a non-profit organization bringing arts and music opportunities to underserved communities in the Greater Milwaukee area. With a unique commitment to Jewish values and the rich cultural diversity of the Sherman Park neighborhood, RUACH’s performances, classes and other innovative programs brings out the creative potential in all whom it encounters.
  • Attorney Megan Jerabek is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, and a member of the Executive Committee and Inclusiveness Committee for Downtown Madison, Inc., a member organization that works to create and sustain a healthy and vibrant downtown. Megan previously served as the Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee.
  • Attorney Melanie Persich serves on the planning committee for the annual gala for Centro Legal, a local non-profit organization that handles family law and criminal misdemeanor defense cases. In addition she serves on the Board of the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, the foundation performs and carries out charitable and education functions and purposes of the Milwaukee Bar Association.
  • Attorney Sumeeta Krishnaney serves on the Board of Trustees for University School of Milwaukee. She also serves on the Advisory Board and Executive Committee for Best Buddies Wisconsin, an organization providing programs for individuals with and without disabilities in Wisconsin.

The firm, along with numerous attorneys and staff, support financially and volunteer their time and resources to many business, civic and charitable organizations. Some of these organizations include: