Madison, WI - The law firm of Murphy Desmond S.C. has elected Attorney Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman to President of the firm, effective May 30, 2017.
Zimmerman will oversee responsibilities held most recently by Attorney Tim Valentyn, including overall firm management and business development, in addition to representing her clients. Valentyn has taken on a new role as EVP-General Counsel for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
"We wish Tim the best and thank him for his many years of exceptional service to Murphy Desmond," said Zimmerman. "I am honored to lead the excellent attorneys and experienced staff at Murphy Desmond."
Zimmerman, who joined Murphy Desmond in 1992, has served as the firm's Chair of the Board of Directors, as Managing Shareholder, and as a Practice Group Leader. She also serves on the Board of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
As President of the firm, Zimmerman will continue to practice law in business, real estate, bankruptcy, secured transactions, agricultural and commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. Zimmerman has been recognized on lists for Best Lawyers® in America, including 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Top 25 Female Super Lawyers, and she is rated AV (top rating) by Martindale-Hubbell/lawyers.com. In 2016, she received the United Way of Dane County "Woman of the Year" Philanthropy Award from the United Way Women's Leadership Council.
Zimmerman earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1985, and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 1982.
Founded in 1931, Murphy Desmond employs nearly 40 attorneys in a wide range of practice areas for businesses and families, including a bilingual legal services team for Spanish-speaking clients and a unique Business Start-Up Program for entrepreneurs. The firm has offices in Madison, Janesville, and Appleton, and serves clients throughout Wisconsin. Visit www.murphydesmond.com and www.abogadosenwisconsin.com.