In celebration of MLK Day, the personal injury law firm of Hupy and Abraham sponsored the “17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast” on January 20, 2014. The event took place at the Wisconsin Center and recognized people and organizations in the Milwaukee community who have helped keep Dr. King’s dream alive.

Hupy and Abraham Attorney Evan Claditis with community partner Pastor Martha Austin at Hupy and Abraham sponsored Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Hupy and Abraham Attorney Evan Claditis with community partner Pastor Martha Austin.

Over 800 people attended the event.   Hupy and Abraham had a table of ten which included some of the firm’s attorneys as well as other members and guests of the firm. Pastor Martha Austin, a former client and community partner, was honored to be in attendance and credits Attorney Hupy for helping her  make a difference in the Milwaukee community.

During the program, several elementary and high school students were recognized for their entries into the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poetry and Spoken Word Contest.” Each of the spoken word finalists performed in front of the large crowd and received an award. Furthermore, the Running Rebels and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were honored as organizations that have made a positive impact in the community.

Among the many speakers during the program were Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Governor Walker emphasized the importance of keeping Dr. King’s legacy alive for future generations while Mayor Barrett reflected on how Dr. King’s message has impacted him on a personal level.

Hupy and Abraham traces its roots to Attorney Lloyd Barbee who started the MPS Integration Lawsuit.  The firm has donated over $100,000 to the NAACP Scholarship Fund and supported many other organizations that reach out to disadvantaged youth throughout the years.  The firm was a recipient of the NAACP Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for its civil rights work.   

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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