Vol. 76, No. 9, September
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Michael H. Altman, Washington University 1992, has
joined the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a
partner in the corporate and business law practice area, emphasizing
corporate and buyout transactions, securities regulation, and venture
capital investment transactions. He previously was a partner at
Altheimer & Gray, Chicago.
Janet S. Dabney, Marquette 2002 cum laude, and
Robert A. Moakley, Marquette 1999, have joined Beck,
Chaet & Bamberger S.C., Milwaukee, as associates. Dabney practices
in commercial real estate and health law, and Moakley practices in
corporate law, business transactions, commercial real estate, and
Susan Caldwell, U.W. 2003, has been promoted to
corporate vice president for regulatory services at WPS Health
Insurance, Madison, in charge of analysis, recommendation, and
implementation of corporate compliance with federal and state statutes
Thomas T. Calkins, Marquette 2003 cum laude, has
joined Piper & Schmidt, Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing in
insurance subrogation and defense.
Gregory E. Cox, Northern Illinois 1985, has joined
Sweet, Maier & Cox S.C., Elkhorn, concentrating on general civil
litigation and risk management. He formerly was a partner with the
Rockford, Ill., office of Hinshaw & Culbertson.
Michael H. Doyle, Marquette 1994, has joined
Richardson Financial Group Inc., Menomonee Falls, as a financial
advisor, providing financial, estate, and investment planning services
to closely held businesses and to individuals. He previously was a
manager for Ernst & Young LLP.
Joanne L. Dufek, U.W. 1999, has joined the Madison
office of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP, focusing on
intellectual property counseling and litigation. She previously was with
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, San Diego.
Kennard N. Friedman, U.W. 1995, has joined Yakes
Bauer Kindt & Phillips S.C., Oshkosh, as a business law and estate
planning partner, focusing in health care, business transactions,
tax-exempt organizations, contracts, employment, real estate, wills, and
Cindy L. Fryda, Marquette 2003, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Krukowski & Costello S.C. as an associate,
focusing on general employment law matters.
William T. Kryger, Marquette 1999, has joined Boyle,
Fredrickson, Newholm, Stein & Gratz S.C., Milwaukee, as an
associate. He is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property
law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret law, and
licensing. He previously was an associate with Michael Best &
John R. Paunan, Marquette 2002, and
Catherine A. Goodman, U.W. 2003, have joined Fuchs,
DeStefanis & Boyle S.C., Milwaukee, as associates.
Howard Goldberg, U.W. 1964, has joined Murphy
Desmond S.C., Madison, concentrating in employment and labor law,
business planning, estate planning, and real estate. He formerly was
with Brennan, Steil, Basting & MacDougall S.C.
David J. Hanus, Drake with honors 1996, has been
promoted from associate to noncapital partner at the Milwaukee office of
Hinshaw & Culbertson. He concentrates in complex civil litigation,
emphasizing construction litigation, products liability, professional
liability, and employment litigation. Brian P.
Hodgkiss, Hamline 1998, has joined the Appleton office of the
firm as an associate, concentrating in construction litigation,
insurance defense and bad faith, ERISA litigation, and municipal
Charles B. Hoslet, U.W. 1989, has been named
managing director of the new Office of Corporate Relations at
U.W.-Madison, helping businesses access resources available to them at
the university. He previously was director of state government relations
Thomas D. Miller, Marquette 2000 cum laude, has
joined the Milwaukee office of Shneidman, Hawks & Ehlke S.C., as an
associate, representing public-sector unions in labor relations law and
employees in employment litigation matters.
Sean K. Murphy, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has joined
Sprint Corp., Overland Park, Kan., as an attorney supporting marketing
and sales for the local telephone division. He previously was an
associate with Quarles & Brady LLP and a contract attorney with
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C.
Sara D. Vinarov, Marquette 2000, has joined the
Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate with the
intellectual property practice group. She previously was with Michael
Best & Friedrich LLP.
Christina L. Peterson, Marquette 2003, has joined
Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling & Bartels S.C., De Pere, as
an associate in the litigation department.
Nicholas E. Petty, Marquette 2003, has joined the
Law Offices of Robert A. Levine, Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on
David J. Sauceda, Marquette 2001, has joined
Schmidt, Martz & Smith Ltd., Milwaukee, as an associate,
concentrating in family, criminal, traffic, and bankruptcy matters. He
previously was press secretary for Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), Washington,
Patrick "Buck" Schilling, U.W. 1986, has joined
Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minocqua, as an associate,
concentrating in criminal and traffic cases. He previously was Price
County District Attorney.
Karen R. Steil, Marquette 2001, has joined Fortis
Health, Milwaukee, as associate counsel in the legal department. She
previously was an associate at Davis & Kuelthau S.C.
Michael C. Trudgeon, Marquette 2003, has joined the
Janesville office of Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., concentrating in
probate and estate planning.
Penelope S. Strong, U.W. 1979, has been appointed
chief public defender for Yellowstone County, Montana. She previously
was a first assistant public defender for the Wisconsin Public
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has elected three new shareholders.
Katherine W. Lambert, DePaul 1978, is a member of
the trusts and estates practice group in the Milwaukee office, handling
asset transfer planning and trust and estate administration.
Steven W. Keane, Marquette 1995 cum laude, is a member
of the litigation and information technology practice groups and leader
of the construction group in the Milwaukee office. He focuses in
commercial, construction, information technology, securities, and
professional malpractice litigation. Jeffrey A.
McIntyre, Northwestern 1994, is a member of the litigation
practice group in the Madison office. He concentrates in complex
commercial, intellectual property, construction, and product liability
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Dorothy Ann Case, Marquette 1985, has established
Case Law Firm S.C., 400 N. Broadway, Suite 402,
Milwaukee, concentrating on retail and commercial debt collections and
Congdon, Ward & Walden S.C., Waukesha, has changed its name to
Congdon, Walden, Schuster & Vaklyes S.C.
Karene S. Marchan, Marquette 1996, has joined the firm
as an associate, practicing in guardianship, probate, estate and Title
XIX planning, litigation, and family law.
Brian A. Herro, Marquette 2003, and Michael
L. Lamont, Marquette 2003, have formed Herro &
Lamont LLC, 2070 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton, focusing on real
estate, personal injury, family law, business law, estate planning, and
Len Kachinsky, U.W. 1978, and Robert
Sisson, S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo 1994, have formed Sisson &
Kachinsky Law Offices, 103 W. College Ave., Appleton.
Kachinsky, formerly with Kachinsky, Petit & Parker LLC, Neenah, is
finishing a six-month tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi
James R. Mills, Valparaiso 1995, and
Gabrielle Boehm, William Mitchell 1987, have formed
Mills & Boehm LLP, 123 Wolf Run, Suite 1,
Mukwonago, a general practice firm emphasizing personal injury, estate
planning and probate, criminal and traffic defense, and real
Larry Thomas, Marquette 1992, has opened
Thomas & Opp P.A., 5402 Parkdale Dr., Suite 101,
Minneapolis, www.thomasopp.com, focusing exclusively on technology law,
including negotiating IT transactions. Thomas formerly was with Thomas
& Bonnabeau, Minneapolis.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and Capstone
International Inc. have created WHD Government Affairs LLC, a new
subsidiary focusing solely on govern-ment affairs services, including
lobbying, strategic planning, negotiating, contract procurement, and
government marketing services. Mike Rogowski, U.W.
1988, Tom Springer, U.W.
2001, and Chas Mulcahy, Marquette 1962, will head the
state arm of the business.
John L. Sesini, Chicago-Kent 1991, has opened
Sesini Law Firm S.C., 1434 W. State St., Milwaukee,
www.sesiniimmigrationlaw.com, an immigration law firm that emphasizes
family-related matters, fiancé and student visas, asylum claims,
citizenship and naturalization, and deportation/removal defense. Sesini
formerly was with Brennan, Ramirez & Sesini LLP.
Daniel Blinka, U.W. 1978 cum laude, has been elected
president of the Milwaukee Bar Association. He teaches evidence,
criminal law, and trial practice at Marquette University Law School, is
of counsel to Stierman, Steffens & Kuphall, and contributes to the
Wisconsin Lawyer supreme court and court of appeals digests,
and to the Bar's Supreme Court Calendar service.
Orlando J. Cabrera, U.W. 1989, has been appointed by
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as executive director of the Florida Housing
Finance Corp., which allocates present value tax credits, municipal
bonds, and other state and federal subsidies for affordable housing. He
previously was a partner with Holland
& Knight LLP.
Daniel J. Habeck, U.W. 1998, has been elected to the
Waukesha County Bar Association board of directors. He practices with
Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes LLP, Waukesha.
Daniel P. Koval, DePaul 1990, has been appointed as
the city of Madison municipal judge by the Madison Common Council. He
previously was a Madison assistant city attorney, dealing primarily in
Gregory B. Conway, Marquette 1970, has been
appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the state Judicial Selection Commission.
The nine-attorney commission screens applicants for judicial openings
throughout Wisconsin. Conway is a partner with Liebmann, Conway,
Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay, concentrating in corporate law
and litigation, and business, commercial, and personal injury
Toby E. Marcovich, U.W. 1954, has been elected
president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. He is a
partner with Marcovich, Cochrane, Milliken & Swanson LLP,
Todd J. Liebman, U.W. 1990, has deployed to Germany
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Liebman, a major in the U.S.
Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps, is officer-in-charge of the
legal center for the First Brigade, First Armored Division, Friedberg,
Germany. He is Sauk County Corporation Counsel.
Nia Enemuoh-Trammell, U.W. 1998, has been appointed
to a two-year term on the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission. She is
a litigation associate in the Madison office of Michael Best &
Friedrich LLP, representing businesses in litigation matters, and is
also a member of the firm's trademark subgroup.
Richard E. Petershack, U.W. 1982 cum laude, has been
designated by Gov. Jim Doyle as the governor's repre-sentative to the
finance committee of the Democratic Governors Association. He is chair
of the business practice group at Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.
Philip Bruner, Michigan 1964, coauthored Bruner
& O'Connor on Construction Law (West 2002). He is a partner
with Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis.
Joseph C. Copa, U.W. 1999 cum laude, coauthored
"Confidentiality Clauses in Software Contracting," Advance for
Health Information Executives (June 2003). He focuses
on employment law and litigation at Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.
Scott B. Franklin, Marquette 1995, C.P.A., presented
the tax matters segment of "Things Divorce Lawyers Should Know about
Non-divorce Law but Don't Know Who to Ask," a seminar sponsored by the
Society of Family Lawyers. He is a tax manager with the accounting firm
of Kohler & Franklin, Glendale.
Harlan A. Loeb, Minnesota 1991, presented "Managing
the Litigation Fall-out from Sarbanes-Oxley" at the eighth annual Forbes
Magazine CFO Forum. He is U.S. director of litigation support for Hill
& Knowlton, Chicago.
Mark McGarvie, Marquette 1981, coedited Charity,
Philanthropy, and Civility in American History(Cambridge University
Press 2003). He teaches legal history at the Marshall-Wythe School of
Law, College of William and Mary, and also teaches U.S. history at the
University of Richmond (Vir.).
Richard J. Podell, U.W. 1969, gave the keynote
address, "Equal Justice Under Law," at a conference in Edinburgh,
Scotland, in June. He is president of Richard J. Podell &
Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, presented the
keynote address to the annual convention of the Wisconsin Coalition
Against Sexual Assault, in Wisconsin Dells in June. He is a judge on the
Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Milwaukee.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
William Bedker, U.W. 1996, was honored as Assistant
District Attorney of the Year by the Wisconsin District Attorney's
Association. He is a Dodge County assistant district attorney, focusing
on domestic violence cases.
R. George Burnett, U.W. 1981, has become a fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended only by
invitation to lawyers with a minimum of 15 years' trial experience who
have mastered the art of advocacy. He is a partner at Liebmann, Conway,
Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay, and State Bar president.
Micabil Diaz-Martinez, Marquette 1989, received the
2003 Latino Citizen of the Year award in recognition of his work and
advocacy on behalf of Milwaukee's Latino community. He is the
administrator of the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.
William Donaldson, Marquette 1993, has earned a
master's degree in public administration from U.W.-Oshkosh. He is
counsel to the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.
Major Joshua E. Kastenberg USAF, Marquette 1996, is
the 2003 recipient of the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood S.J. prize from
Georgetown University Law Center, presented to the student with the
highest academic average in the master of international and comparative
law program. He is the deputy staff judge advocate general of
Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany. He also is author of "A Three
Dimensional Model of Expert Psychiatric and Psychological Admissibility
in 'False Confession' Defenses," Seattle University Law Review,
and "Enforcing Internationally Recognized Human Rights Violations under
the Alien Tort Claims Act: An Analysis of the Ninth Circuit's Decision
in Doe v. Unocal," Franklin Pierce Law Review.
Hon. Mary M. Kuhnmuench, New England School of Law
1983, received the Milwaukee County Community Justice Gavel Award, for
having the "courage and faith to embrace restorative justice as a way of
helping both victims and defendants rebuild their lives." She is a
Milwaukee County circuit court judge.
Ann M. Murphy, U.W. 1979, received the Milwaukee Bar
Association's Lawyer of the Year award. Murphy, managing partner of the
Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP, focuses on commercial
lending and public finance.
Randy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977 cum laude, has been
selected for inclusion in the 58th edition of Marquis Who's Who in
America. He is a partner in Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, focusing on
estate planning, family business planning, advising service
cor-porations and partnerships, tax planning, trust administration, and
Margaret Dee McGarity, U.W. 1974, was one of 10
women recognized in the Wisconsin Law Journal's June 25 special
section on Women in the Law. The other names appeared in the July issue
of this magazine.
Melissa Schraibman, U.W. 1994, received the 2003
Attorney General's John Marshall award for Trial of Litigation, for
prosecuting U.S. v. Flowers, a tax fraud conspiracy case
involving members of the Christian Patriot Association. She is with the
U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Washington, D.C.
Christine Harris Taylor, Valparaiso 1988, has earned
an LL.M. in dispute resolution, with an emphasis in mediation and
arbitration practice, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a
founding partner with Harris, Nelson & Zaeske LLP, Wauwatosa,
practicing family law.
Jeffrey R. Zirgibel, Drake 1996, has been certified
as a civil trial advocate by the Board of Trial Advocacy. He is with
Karp, Karp & Zirgibel S.C., Milwaukee, practicing plaintiffs'
personal injury law.
John H. Poulos, Marquette 1961, Tavares, Fla., Oct.
3, 1922 - Jan. 27, 2003.
Lawrence W. Timmerman, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee,
June 1, 1910 - Jan. 8, 2003.