State Bar Election Results Are In – Gagan Takes Top Slot
Robert Gagan, Green Bay, won the race for State Bar president-elect.
Kevin Lyons, Milwaukee, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer.
Amy Wochos, Milwaukee, was elected to a three-year seat on the Judicial Council.
April 26, 2013 – Robert Gagan, Calewarts, Duffy, Gagan, Green Bay, won the race for State Bar president-elect, defeating Charles E. Hanson, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, 2,421 votes to 2,332. Gagan’s term begins July 1 when Patrick Fiedler, Madison, succeeds Kevin Klein as State Bar president.
“I am honored to have been elected president-elect of the State Bar,” said Gagan. “I thank my opponent, Chuck Hanson, for making this a collegial and amicable campaign. I thank my immediate and extended family for their encouragement and support. I want to thank the State Bar staff, my supporters, and all members who took the time to vote and return their ballots. I look forward to the opportunity to serve all of you.”
In other State Bar races, Kevin Lyons, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer, defeating Theodore Molinari, Birdsall Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, 3,126 votes to 1,289.
Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee, defeated Robert Jaskulski, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Milwaukee, for a three-year seat on the Judicial council, 2,682 votes to 1,791.
Those elected to serve two-year terms as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
Andrew P. Beilfuss, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, Marquette University 2005
Michael J. Cohen, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC, Milwaukee, Marquette 1986
Martin P. Gagne, Gagne & O'Halloran LLC, Milwaukee, Boston University 1981
Margaret W. Hickey, Becker, Hickey & Poster SC, Milwaukee, UW 1986
Lisa M. Lawless, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992
Brett H. Ludwig, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, University of Minnesota 1994
Thomas J. Phillips, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, University of Utah 1973
Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, UW 1979
Bruce J. Brovold, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC, Arcadia, UW 1975
John R. Orton, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC, Mauston, Marquette University 1981
Douglas S. Buck, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison, UW 1993
David E. Jones, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, Creighton University 1987
Nilesh P. Patel, Mahadev Law Group, Madison, UW 2002
Gregory A. Pitts, Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Knurr SC, Racine, John Marshall Law School 2003
The Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young Lawyers division elections were held electronically. The results of those elections will be posted to WisBar early next week.
All terms begin on July 1.