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Meet Our Attorney, Patrick H. Finlan

Our attorney, Patrick H. Finlan earned his bachelor’s 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 three-time state freestyle wrestling champion. He also acquired an AAU Junior National wrestling title. Later, he went on to become a two-time qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Final Wrestling Trials.

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 law.

He began his career as an attorney in Rhinelander, WI. 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.

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

Patrick H. Finlan

Our Legal Assistants 


Rebecca J. Roesler is our experienced legal assistant and office manager.  She is a long-time resident of the Rhinelander area. She earned her degree in Business Management and Business Marketing and is a lifetime member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

When away from the office, she devotes much of her time to caring for her family and attending various sporting events. She enjoys many outdoor activities. Becky is an avid animal lover and finds time to help a variety of animals in need.  

Becky brings a high level of organization and knowledge to our office and helps provide you with the high-quality legal services you deserve.

Pearl M. Johnson

Karen J. Nease

Karen J. Nease is our part-time receptionist and legal assistant. Karen is a long-time resident of the Tomahawk area and graduated from Tomahawk High School. Following graduation, Karen went on to serve four years in the U.S. Air Force. After returning to Tomahawk, she earned an Associates Degree in Computer Programming.

When she's not working, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson. She enjoys many outdoor activities, such as gardening, hiking, riding her Harley, and camping. Karen also enjoys almost any type of crafting, from making jewelry and greeting cards, to quilting.

Rebecca J. Roesler

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(715) 369-5540