History

Trusted Legal Services Since 1949

The Founding Attorneys

In business for over 65 years, McCarty Law LLP (formerly known as McCarty Curry Wydeven Peeters & Haak, LLP) has grown quietly and deliberately, earning our place as a top law firm in Northeast Wisconsin. We are very proud of our history. A bit of background on our founders:

1949 – Neil McCarty founds the law firm in his hometown of Kaukauna after graduating from Harvard Law School. Neil retired from the firm in 1986.

1961 – An experienced litigator is needed and Irv Curry, a graduate of Lawrence University and the University of Michigan, joins the team to fill this role fresh from service in the Judge Advocate General Corp. Irv retired from the firm in 1998.

1972 – Dennis Wydeven, a Kimberly native and University of Wisconsin Law graduate, merges his independent practice with McCarty Law and brings a strong background in real estate law, elder law and estate planning. Dennis retired from the firm in 2003.

These three founding partners served their communities for a total of well over 100 years.

The Law Firm Today

The founders practiced as a true partnership, each complementing the others’ talents. McCarty Law has long believed that clients hire the firm, a team of attorneys and paralegals that work together. While a single attorney may serve as a contact, the client is directed to the attorney(s) with the expertise and experience required to get the best results for the client.  We also have talented staff and paralegals with experience to assist clients to accomplish their legal needs efficiently, at a reduced cost.

Today, after moving from Kaukauna to our new home in Appleton, the next generation is ready to serve clients’ needs. Irv’s son, Gregg Curry, is the managing partner of McCarty Law with Dennis’s son, Reg Wydeven, serving as one of the law firm’s partners.

We have attorneys and paralegals who live in the Fox Valley, from Green Bay to Oshkosh.  Our current attorneys range from 3 to 35 years of experience.  We have attorneys who have practiced in courts and conference rooms across the country.  Currently, our attorneys average 20 years of experience, including an average of 19 years with McCarty Law LLP.  Please review the Attorneys page for specific information about each of our attorneys.

We have grown to provide services in many aspects of business and personal law with a team of experienced attorneys and a staff to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and fulfill our partnership with them.