Attorney Michael Hupy Recognized for Crime Prevention Efforts
To seek justice and awareness for gun violence and pedestrian safety in the community, Attorney Hupy has personally offered monetary rewards to assist police with their search for perpetrators.
On February 1, 2018, Safe & Sound and LISC Milwaukee hosted the 69th Annual Crime Prevention Awards Luncheon at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Attorney Michael Hupy was in attendance and received the Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program Outstanding Individual Award, the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County was the Community Action sponsor of the event. The Crime Prevention Awards recognize private citizens and law enforcement professionals who, through their special contributions to crime prevention, make the local community a better place to live and to work. The co-hosted event emphasized the power of positive impact and exists to ensure that people’s efforts don’t go unnoticed.
As winner of the Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program Outstanding Individual Award, Attorney Hupy has proven his longtime dedication and love for his community, as a worker in many areas of crime prevention. To seek justice and awareness for gun violence and pedestrian safety in the community, Attorney Hupy has personally offered monetary rewards to assist police with their search for perpetrators. In 2016, he gave a $25,000 reward to the person who helped police solve the death of 5-year-old Laylah Petersen. He has pending rewards of $25,000 and $50,000 to help solve a shooting involving a 7-year-old boy sleeping in his bedroom and a 9-year-old who was killed from a bullet flying into her house, respectively.
“Your remarkable commitment to ending childhood violence is making a tremendous impact in your community. The Milwaukee area is lucky to have you as a longtime advocate,” said Senator Tammy Baldwin in a letter.
Attorney Hupy has received many awards and accolades over the years, including winning the Shepherd Express “Top Local Activist,” being named a COA parent of the year and several law-related accomplishments. He is also on the committee for “MilWALKee Walks,” a pedestrian-focused organization. He has personally urged police officers to be more diligent when it comes to ticketing drivers for not yielding to pedestrians. The firm runs “Yield to Pedestrians” public service announcements in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.
Hupy and Abraham would like to congratulate Attorney Hupy on this wonderful and well-deserved accomplishment.
Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
Founded in 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, personal injury law firm Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has a proven record of success with large settlements in serious cases, collecting over a billion dollars for more than 70,000 satisfied clients. The firm has a long-established reputation of providing sound legal representation to accident victims, securing fair compensation for its clients and giving back to the community.
With 11 offices located in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, the law firm handles personal injury cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, pharmaceutical and medical device class actions and nursing home neglect and abuse cases.
The firm’s 26 experienced attorneys are committed to going above and beyond the call of duty for their clients by tirelessly representing them to the best of their ability while being involved in the local community — from raising funds for local charities to participating in safety and accident prevention initiatives. In the past three years, the firm has donated more than $500,000 to more than 250 worthwhile causes.
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has received top ratings from a number of national professional organizations for many years and was voted Best Personal Injury Lawyers in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 and voted Best Personal Injury Law Firm in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012 in another popular poll, and named Best Law Firm in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Choice Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, the firm was named a Webby Award Honoree in the Best Law Website Category and was honored at the Legal Marketing Association’s “Your Honor Awards” for Best Website: Reboot. In 2017, the firm was voted “Best Personal Injury Law Firm” by the Wisconsin Law Journal readership.
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