CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
State Bar of Wisconsin
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6025
2005 State Bar of Wisconsin Elections Announced
MADISON, April 22, 2005 – Madison attorney
Steve Levine has officially been named president-elect of the State Bar
of Wisconsin after winning a statewide election of Wisconsin lawyers.
Levine will serve as President-elect for one year beginning July 1,
2005. He will then take office as president of the bar for a one-year
term July 1, 2006.
Levine defeated Wausau attorney Dean Dietrich and La Crosse attorney
G. Jeffrey George. He will succeed Milwaukee attorney D. Michael Guerin
as president. Guerin's term as president runs from July 1, 2005 to June
"I feel grateful and honored to have been chosen by my fellow
lawyers as State Bar President," said President-elect Levine.
"The election results seem to indicate that Wisconsin lawyers want
some important changes in the bar and the legal profession, and over the
next three years I'll do my best to help bring about those
Levine has served two terms on the State Bar Board of Governors and
is a past chair of the State Bar Committee on Administration of Justice
and the Judiciary. He currently serves as a member of the State Bar
Board of Bar Examiners Review Committee and the State Bar
Administrative, Appellate and Energy Law Sections.
In 1973 he graduated from Georgetown University Law School and
received a Master of Laws degree from the University of Wisconsin in
1984. He presently works as Assistant General Counsel for the Public
Service Commission of Wisconsin.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dane County
Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the Western District of
Wisconsin, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
His work focuses on energy, telecommunications and water and sewer law.
He has presented Continuing Legal Education programs on administrative
law and public utility law. He has served two terms on the State Bar
Board of Governors and has participated on several State Bar Committees
including the Committee on Administration of Justice and the Judiciary
and the Board of Bar Examiners Review Committee.
The State Bar of Wisconsin elections are held annually in April.
President-elect Levine will be sworn in on Thursday, May 5 at during the
State Bar's Annual Convention at the Midwest Airlines Center in