Howard Tolkan

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School of Business - Adjuncts Business Administration (MBA)


Retired attorney, 40 years of active private practice, Adjunct Lecturer Business Law at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Carroll University, Mock Trial Coach, Nicolet High School 


  • B.A. with Honors, University of Wisconsin Madison (1972)
  • J.D. with Honors, University of Wisconsin Madison Law School (1975) 

Areas of Specialization

  • Business
  • Real estate
  • Employment litigation law
  • Litigation 

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Judge, University of Wisconsin Madison; legislative aide Wisconsin State Assembly, Law School Research Scholar; Moderator Milwaukee Bar Association Public Service Television Program, active member; director and officer Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, Milwaukee Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin Business and Litigation Sections and Mock Trial Public Education Committee; litigated hundreds of major business, real estate and employment cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts; appeared several times before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Bar Association activities
  • Volunteer lecturer at business law in high schools
  • Volunteer judge regional, state and national mock trial competitions
  • High School Mock Trial Coach Nicolet High School
  • Extensive pro bono law work for individuals and nonprofit and religious organizations
  • Adjunct lecturer at Carroll University and UWM

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors Distinction Undergraduate and Law School
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Student Award
  • Wisconsin Student Union Service Award
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Special Services Award
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition
  • Wisconsin Bar Association Outstanding Service to Public Education and High School Mock Trial Program
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