North Central College - Naperville, IL

John W. Daniels Jr. '69

John W. Daniels Jr. received the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversify in the Legal Profession. The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrate the accomplishments of lawyers who promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. As Quarles & Brady’s first lawyer, first partner and first chairman of color, Daniels became a mentor to many young associates and law students. He is chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP and has extended the firm’s national and international reach with offices in seven U.S. cities and Shanghai. He was also named among the top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011 by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine.