Quarles & Brady, LLP is one of Milwaukee’s largest and premiere corporate law firms. With more than 118 years of distinguished history in this community, Quarles & Brady has grown from a small, well-respected local Milwaukee law firm to a firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Naples and Tampa, Florida; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C.
And, while the firm has achieved gargantuan success, it has never forgotten its humble beginnings, nor has it lost its commitment to the community in which it was founded.
Under the capable leadership of Chairman John W. Daniels, Jr., Esq. Quarles & Brady embraces the notion of giving back to the communities it serves to help make them stronger.
Quarles & Brady’s community-minded focus isn’t just window dressing; the firm has created a program called “Quarles Cares,” which is a company-wide initiative that encompasses the most important aspects of the firm’s corporate citizenship: community involvement, pro bono and diversity.
One of the ways in which Quarles & Brady ‘gives back’ is through its commitment to provide pro bono legal services.
For example, Quarles & Brady is signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®, which is administered by the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project. Quarles & Brady has “challenged” themselves to contribute, at a minimum, an amount of time equal to three percent of the Firm’s total billable hours, or 60 hours per attorney, to pro bono work.
Among its projects, Quarles & Brady helps staff a legal clinic in partnership with Marquette University Law School and they have partnered with Children’s Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University to staff the Legal-Medical Partnership at the Downtown Health Center.
Beyond its pro bono work, Quarles & Brady is also dedicated to corporate social responsibility. The law firm believes it is essential to connect directly with the community to fully understand and better address its needs.
To that end, Quarles & Brady regularly provides opportunities for attorneys and staff to volunteer and support civic and charitable initiatives, focusing primarily on projects related to hunger and education. Among some of the initiatives Quarles & Brady supports and volunteers with in Milwaukee are the Open Door Ministry Program at The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Hunger Task Force “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and collecting and providing professional clothing for the Bottomless Closet, an organization devoted to providing women with clothing that will enable them to more effectively seek and retain rewarding jobs.
Quarles & Brady is more than just a law practice; it is a dynamic corporate entity in Milwaukee that understands the importance of community service, embraces the notion of volunteerism and is dedicated to making a difference and being a change agent.
Quarles & Brady is a good neighbor—providing pro bono legal counsel to the indigent, mentoring children, feeding and clothing those in need and helping develop educational programs for industry groups.