Trusted Legal Services Since 1949

The Founding Attorneys

In business for over 70 years, McCarty Law 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 founded 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 was needed and Irv Curry, a graduate of Lawrence University and the University of Michigan, joined 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, merged his independent practice with McCarty Law and brought 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 believes that clients engage the firm – a team of attorneys and paralegals who 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 and cost-effectively.

Starting in Kaukauna, and now in our new home in Appleton, we are proud to say that we have generations of attorneys who have worked with generations of families and family businesses. Irv’s son, Gregg Curry, is the managing partner of McCarty Law, while his grandson, Mike Curry, is also a partner. Along with Dennis’s son, Reg Wydeven, another partner, the attorneys of McCarty Law are here to meet the legal needs of your family and business for years to come.

Our attorneys and paralegals live in the Fox Valley, from Green Bay to Oshkosh, and our attorneys have practiced in courts and conference rooms across the country.  Please review the Attorneys page for specific information about each of our attorneys.

Our firm provides services in many aspects of business, estate planning, elder law and special needs planning, divorce, family law, health care law, real estate law, and employment law, with a team of experienced attorneys and a staff committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of our clients. We look forward to serving the legal needs of our community for many years to come.