Margaret Hickey, JD Elected State Bar President

Long time CFLCW member Margaret Hickey, JD President of State Bar of Wisconsin

From the State Bar of Wisconsin website:

April 23, 2021 – Milwaukee lawyer Margaret Wrenn Hickey is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

In the elections ending April 23, 2021, Hickey defeated Milwaukee attorney Odalo J. Ohiku by 2,347 votes to 1,186.

Hickey will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1, 2021, before succeeding Cheryl Daniels of Madison on July 1, 2022, as State Bar president. When she succeed Daniels, Hickey will be the fourth consecutive woman to serve in that role, a first in State Bar history.

Hickey, who is currently on the State Bar Board of Governors, also served five terms on the board since 2005, representing District 2 (Milwaukee). She has also served as board chair (2006-07) and State Bar treasurer (2009-11). A partner in the five-lawyer firm of Becker, Hickey & Poster S.C., Hickey has also served on various committees, including the Executive and Finance committees.

Hickey said she appreciates the confidence that State Bar members have placed in her. “I will work very hard on behalf of all members,” she said. “We have learned in this past year that we can pivot when needed.”

“The Bar must be as flexible and responsive as we can be to our members. We must support younger members to develop into capable, ethical attorneys; promote diversity, equity and inclusion across our membership and in the justice system; and increase access to justice in Wisconsin,” Hickey said. “As president-elect I will work diligently and passionately to achieve these goals.”

Visit WisBar.org to learn more about Hickey.