Madison, WI – Ralph M. Cagle, attorney with Hurley, Burish & Stanton S.C., Madison, won the race for State Bar president-elect Friday evening, defeating Kevin J. Palmersheim of Haley Palmersheim S.C., Madison, by a vote of 3,495 to 1,973.
Cagle’s term begins July 1 when Robert R. Gagan, Green Bay, succeeds Patrick J. Fiedler as State Bar president.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the needs and aspirations of Wisconsin lawyers," said Cagle. "I will do my all to vigorously advance our profession's ideals, to assist our members in their work and lives, and to fulfill our public responsibilities as lawyers," said Cagle.
In other State Bar races, Sherry D. Coley, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Green Bay, was elected to a two-year term as secretary, defeating Matthew J. Duchemin, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison, by a vote of 3,161 to 1,700.
William C. Gleisner, Law Office of William C. Gleisner in Hartland, won a three-year term as Judicial Council representative.
For more information contact Attorney Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org agage wisbar wisbar agage org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.
Those elected to serve two-year terms as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
John A. Birdsall, Birdsall Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee
Andrew J. Chevrez, Milwaukee
Jill M. Kastner, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee
Randy L. Nash, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee
Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee
Jeffrey R. Wisnicky, Kewaunee County Corporation Counsel, Kewaunee
Kimberly K. Haines, Waukesha County Corporation Counsel, Waukesha
Sarah A. Ponath, Law Offices of Sarah A. Ponath LLC, Brookfield
Deanne M. Koll, Bakke Norman S.C., Menomonie
Catherine J. Dorl, State Public Defenders Office, Madison
Anthony J. Gray, Institute for Global Ethics, Madison
Christopher E. Rogers, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison
Laura Skilton Verhoff, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison
Thomas P. Schwaba, Schwaba & Sparks LLP, Marinette
Kelly J. Mattingly, State Public Defenders Office, Janesville
Byron B. Conway, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Green Bay
John E. Danner, Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minocqua
The Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young Lawyers division elections were held electronically. The division election results will be posted to WisBar.org early next week.
All terms begin on July 1.