Mulligan Honored by Marquette Law School

William Mulligan

NAFUSA member and former NAFUSA president, William Mulligan, former president of the Marquette University Law Alumni Association, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University Law School and the Marquette University Alumni Association in a ceremony Thursday, April 24. Mulligan earned a degree from Marquette University Law School in 1960.

Since 1991, Mulligan has been a shareholder of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., where he represents individuals, businesses and local government entities in litigation matters including environmental, securities, antitrust and insurance coverage disputes.

He was an assistant professor in the Law School in the late 1970s and served as a director of the Law Alumni Association form 1991-94, including a role as president in 1992-93.

He is a member of the steering committee of the Milwaukee Justice Center, a collaboration among the Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee County and Marquette University Law School.

William and his late wife, Mary, raised four children and sent them all to Marquette University.

On the award, William Mulligan says, “I am honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. It serves as a humbling recognition of the many roads I have traveled in my career as well as my commitment to the community. More so, it reflects the success of my Marquette education, the mentoring, counseling and support I received from my wife, Mary, my family, and the skilled attorneys and judges whom I have had the fortune to work with over the years.”

Mulligan served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1974-1978.

The Law School Alumni Awards ceremony is part of Marquette University’s Alumni Awards weekend, April 24-26, during which each college recognizes the contributions of its alumni and presents awards to those demonstrating exceptional achievement. For more information, visit