The Wisconsin legal community, and especially the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C., lost a revered member with the passing of Attorney Gregory B. Conway on September 15th. Greg was one of the founding members of the firm and a driving force in building the practice from the small, 7-person office it was in 1976 to the thriving 50-person office it is today.
Spanning more than 45 years of practice, Greg’s career was replete with national and state accolades for his work on litigation and business matters, and service to various boards, organizations and schools. But accolades don’t convey his leadership, generosity or the time he spent mentoring and educating young attorneys who went on to enjoy very successful practices – several of whom went on to become judges. According to firm co-founder, Attorney Tom Olejniczak, “Greg had an extremely high standard that he lived up to, an insatiable work ethic and a drive to do the best you can for clients, no matter what it takes.” Attorney and Partner Mike Jerry, who joined the firm in the late 70’s, initially met Greg when they were at cross purposes in the court room. Jerry said, “I immediately recognized that he had the gift of being highly analytical, super prepared and very persuasive.” A passion for the law is a Conway tradition – Greg’s father, Byron B. Conway, was an attorney who later become a Wood County judge, his brother, Dennis D. Conway was also an attorney, then Wood County judge and Greg’s two children, Byron Conway and Colleen Conway, are also attorneys. Tom Olejniczak said, “Greg was a dynamic lawyer, very driven to becoming a successful trial attorney, which he became. He was very intense in his devotion to the law.”Greg’s legacy lives on in the firm he worked tirelessly to build and with those he mentored along the way. Attorneys and staff alike will benefit from the foundation Greg helped to build for many years to come.For more information on the service and visitation, please see the obituary on the Ryan Funeral Home website.
The Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. is the largest local law firm in the greater Green Bay area. Our timeless reputation for the highest standards of quality has earned us the trust and confidence of businesses and individuals throughout Northeast Wisconsin for nearly four decades. Our attorneys are committed and involved members of our clients’ advisory teams, providing legal expertise, exceptional client service and professionalism.