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Meet Patrick H. Finlan

Patrick H. Finlan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. While attending UW-Madison, he was a member of the Badger wrestling team.

During his high school wrestling career, Pat was a WIAA state wrestling champion and a 3-time state freestyle wrestling champion. He also acquired an AAU Junior National wrestling title. Later, he went on to become a 2-time qualifier for the USA Olympic Final Wrestling Trials.

Pat and his wife Patti have been married for more than 30 years. They have two terrific adult children and two beautiful young granddaughters.

After graduating from UW-Madison, Pat and his wife moved to north central Wisconsin in the mid-1980s. At the same time, Pat had been pursuing his journalism career for several years before turning to a career in the practice of law.

He began his career as an attorney in Rhinelander. He practiced law as a partner of a large law firm in Wausau. In 2002, Pat and his family returned to Rhinelander, where he started his solo practice as Finlan Law Firm SC.

When not practicing law, Pat loves to get involved in athletics. He is a longtime assistant coach for the Rhinelander High School wrestling team. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and generally being in the outdoors.
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Our Legal Assistants - Pearl and Carisa

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Pearl M. Johnson is our legal assistant with 20 years of experience. She is a Rhinelander High School graduate and a native to the area. She served in the US Military and is a 10-year veteran of the US Navy. She is also certified in Navy Management Training.

As a legal secretary and office manager, Pearl is an astute professional assistant in the practice of law. She is highly skilled in assisting clients in all the legal matters handled by the firm.

At the same time, she has a remarkable ability to put clients at ease with her contagious sense of humor. In her free time, Pearl enjoys playing pool, gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Carisa J. Loduha is our receptionist and legal assistant. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience. Carisa came with her family to Rhinelander from California in 2001. 

Besides caring for her 4 young kids and developing her administrative skills, she pursued her education. She obtained a degree in the Criminal Justice Program from Nicolet Area Technical College.

Carisa brings a high level of energy and devotion to our efforts in providing you with the quality legal services you deserve.

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