In 1965, a gallon of gas was 45 cents. Lyndon B. Johnson was our 36th president. Personal computers were a futuristic vision. For two young men, 1965 meant graduation from law school and the first steps in what would become long and successful legal careers.
On May 12, the State Bar of Wisconsin recognized Gary Bakke and Robert Walter of Bakke Norman Law Offices for 50 years of service to their clients and their communities. Gary Bakke’s many accomplishments include serving as State Bar President and being named one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1987. He continues in active practice, representing clients in complex business and family law matters.
Bob Walter ran his own successful law practice and an Abstract and Title company before joining Bakke Norman in 1990. He continued to represent local individuals and businesses, while also serving as a Dunn County Court Commissioner until retiring in 2006. He has remained active in retirement and currently serves as a Dunn County Board Supervisor.
Tom Schumacher, current managing partner of Bakke Norman states, “We are extremely proud of the 50 years of service Gary Bakke and Bob Walter have given to the residents of Northwest Wisconsin. Gary and Bob remain very active in their communities. Their dedication to clients and their respect for the rule of law have been guiding principles to all of the attorneys and staff at Bakke Norman. We congratulate Gary and Bob on this milestone.”