Vol. 77, No. 5, May
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Philip K. Ankel, U.W. 1994 cum laude, has
joined the U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Office,
concentrating on export control, sanctions, and nonproliferation
matters. He previously was with Altheimer & Gray in its Kiev,
Ukraine and Bucharest, Romania offices.
Ann J. Flynn, U.W. 1993, has joined the U.W.
Foundation as director of development for the Law School. She previously
was a sole practitioner in the Madison area, concentrating in estate
Kathleen G. McNeil, U.W. 1997, and Pamela R.
McGillivray, U.W. 1999 cum laude, have been named shareholders
at Garvey & Stoddard S.C., Madison. McNeil focuses on sports and
entertainment law and also practices in civil rights, employment law,
and disability law. McGillivray concentrates on environmental, energy,
civil rights, and employment litigation.
Monika A. Hartl, U.W. 1995 magna cum laude, has
joined Derzon & Menard S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate,
concentrating in personal injury and worker's compensation matters.
The following attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn: Paul
J. Dombrowski, Iowa 1991 magna cum laude, has joined the
Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn, as a shareholder in the
real estate practice group. He focuses on development, acquisitions and
sales, tax incremental financing, mortgage lending, leasing,
construction, annexation, zoning, and land use. Patricia J.
Kaeding, Chicago 1992, has joined Godfrey & Kahn's FDA
practice. She previously was associate chief counsel for the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration. Sherry D. Coley, Marquette
2003, and Jasna B. Dolgov, Indiana
University-Bloomington 2001, have joined the firm as associates. Coley
is with the corporate practice group in the Green Bay office. Dolgov is
with the securities practice group in the Milwaukee office.
Rahul Kapoor, U.W. 1997, has joined
the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a
partner in the business and finance practice, focusing on intellectual
property strategy and technology transactions.
Robert M. Charles, Iowa 1996 high distinction, and
Brick N. Murphy, U.W. 1995 cum laude, have become
shareholders of Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green
Bay. Charles focuses on commercial litigation, health care, and business
law. Murphy focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, and
real estate development.
Aidan M. McCormack, Marquette 1992, has joined the
New York City office of Nixon Peabody LLP as a partner.
David F. Andres, Marquette 1996, and Sara H.
Quirt, Valparaiso 1999, have joined McCoy & Hofbauer S.C.,
Waukesha, focusing on complex litigation, professional malpractice,
employment matters, and business disputes.
Christina L. Peterson, Marquette 2003, has joined
Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling & Bartels S.C., De Pere, as
an associate. Her practice includes civil litigation, collections, and
Theresa Owens, Drake 1992, has become clerk of court
and part-time magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court, Western
District of Wisconsin, Madison. She previously was chief deputy clerk
for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.
Richard R. Sindic, Temple 1978, has joined Weiss
Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee and Delafield, as a partner in the
business and litigation practice groups. His practice includes
business/commercial litigation, real estate, construction law, and
Joel Teitelbaum, Marquette 1996, LL.M. (health)
George Washington University 1998, has been promoted to associate
professor of health policy at George Washington University, Washington,
D.C., and has been appointed vice chair of the department of health
policy. He also was named to the board of directors of the Center for
the Study of Race and Bioethics, DePaul University College of Law.
Sherry Terrell-Webb, Marquette 1995, has joined
MicroLaw Inc., Milwaukee, as a legal systems consultant. She previously
worked for LexisNexis as a case law editor.
David L. Weigman, Western New England 1993, has been
promoted to vice president - legal for Carlson Real Estate Co. and
Tonkawa Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.
The following attorneys have joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.:
Scott Cheskiewicz, Georgetown 1999, has joined the
business law department in the Menomonee Falls office, focusing on
mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, and finance. He
previously was general counsel for a community bank. Steven E.
Grimm, U.W. 1997, LL.M. (taxation) Northwestern, has joined the
corporate, taxation, and trusts and estates groups in the Madison
office. Bruce J. Lindl, U.W. 1972, has joined the
Milwaukee office. He previously was vice president and general counsel
for several subsidiaries of ABB Inc., headquartered in Zurich,
David Topczewski, U.W. 1984, has joined Nowakowski
& McManus LLP, Elm Grove, concentrating on representing employers
and insurance companies in worker's compensation matters. He previously
was in-house counsel for Royal & SunAlliance.
Debbie Garten, U.W. 1982, has been reelected
president of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society. She is with Murphy
Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison.
Stephen R. Tumbush, Toledo 1982, has been elected
chair of the board of directors of Murphy Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison.
Ronald M. Trachtenberg, U.W. 1976, and Vernon
J. Jesse, U.W. 1989, have been elected to the board.
Gordon R. Shea, Marquette 1998, has been named to
the judging panel of the 2004 Gershanov Essay Contest, sponsored by the
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, which honors high school
students for writings about the holocaust. He is with McDonald &
The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association has elected a new
executive board. Newly elected officers and board members are:
president-elect - Neifor B. Acosta,
Milwaukee; treasurer - Isa Gonzalez-Zayas, Milwaukee;
board members - Hon. Elsa C. Lamelas, Milwaukee, and
Andrew J. Chevrez, West Allis.
Ginger Zimmerman, U.W. 1985, has been elected vice
president of the Madison chapter of the Executive Women's Golf
Association. She is with Murphy Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Jodi L. Langhorst, William Mitchell 1997, has formed
Langhorst & Payne Law Office & Dispute Resolution
Services PLLC, 16186 Main Ave. SE, Suite 200, Prior Lake, Minn.
The firm focuses on family law, criminal law, alternative dispute
resolution, personal injury, and wills and estate planning.
Major, Hagen & Africa, an attorney search firm,
has opened an office in Milwaukee. Heading the office is Mark
Jungers, University of Texas-Austin 1999. He previously was
director of the legal division of a Milwaukee executive search firm.
Michael Morris, Marquette 1989, has formed
Michael Morris Law LLC, net morrislaw charter charter morrislaw net,
concentrating on real estate and commercial transactions, public
finance, and Indian law issues.
The Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund has moved to 230 W. Wells St., 8th
Floor, Milwaukee. Correction: It was incorrectly
reported in April that John Ebbott had joined the Wisconsin Equal
Ross L. Kodner, Marquette 1986, is author of "Ross
Ipsa Loquitur," a new column in the Wisconsin Law Journal
focusing on legal technology and practice management topics. He is with
MicroLaw Inc., Milwaukee.
Pro Bono, Public Service
Several members of the Dane County Bar Association provided
information to visitors to the Dane County Courthouse on Law Day,
celebrated this year on April 30. The volunteers were Elizabeth
Edwards-Jones, U.W. 1999, Law Offices of Timothy David Edwards
LLC, Madison; Rhonda K. Frank-Loron, U.W. 2000, Julian,
Musial & Friedrich S.C., Madison; Bob Goode,
Northwestern 2001, Goode Law Office, Madison; Timothy D.
Kiefer, Harvard 1998, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison;
Michele Tjader, Marquette 1996, Tjader & Chirafisi
LLC, Madison; and Franz Willkom, Hamline 2003, Willkom
Law Office, Sun Prairie.
Todd J. Liebman, U.W. 1990, completed a tour of
active duty in Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as chief of claims and
foreign claims commission for the U.S. Army's First Armored Division. He
is the Sauk County corporation counsel.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Emile H. Banks Jr., Ohio Northern 1984, has been
named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is with
Emile Banks & Associates LLC, Milwaukee.
Richard Baumann, U.W. 1964, has been named a
Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine. He
is with SulmeyerKupetz, Los Angeles.
Michael L. Eckert, U.W. 1975, has been named a
fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a partner with
Eckert, Kost & Vocke LLP, Rhinelander.
Peter N. Flessas, Marquette 1954, and son,
Peter A. Flessas, Thomas M. Cooley 1991, received the
2003 Excellence In Education Award from Milwaukee Public Schools
Superintendent William Andrekopoulos for speaking to fifth graders about
the hazards of cigarette smoking. They spoke at 50 elementary schools
throughout the district.
The senior Flessas also successfully initiated a program at the
Milwaukee County Courthouse, endorsed by both the Milwaukee County
Sheriff and Milwaukee County Executive, to allow attorneys to bypass
security screening monitors by exhibiting a Wisconsin State Bar card and
Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova 1977, has been elected
to membership in the American Law Institute. He is a shareholder with
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee.
Gordon A. Gregory, U.W. 1955, received the 2003
Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Michigan Labor and
Employment Law Section. Gregory, a founding partner of Gregory, Moore,
Jeakle, Heinen & Brooks P.C., Detroit, was honored for his work
representing unions and employees.
Liza Kessler, U.W. 1997, received
the AOL 2003 Integrity Award, recognizing significant achievements in
upholding trust, safety, and security within the company and for AOL
Mary Lee Ratzel, Marquette 1981, has been named a
fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is a shareholder
with Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., Milwaukee.
Several attorneys have been honored as "Leaders in the Law" by the
Wisconsin Law Journal. Honorees were Chuck
Bye, Valparaiso 1969, Bye, Goff & Rohde, River Falls;
Keith Findley, Yale 1985, and John
Pray, U.W. 1986, U.W. Law School, Madison; Matthew
Flynn, U.W. 1975, Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee; Larry
Hanson, U.W. 1961, Larry I. Hanson Law Office, Middleton;
Arthur Harrington, U.W. 1975, and John
Clancy, Virginia 1990, Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee;
Daniel Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, DeWitt, Ross &
Stevens, Madison; Robert Jaskulski, Marquette 1988,
Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman, Milwaukee; Dean
Richards, Marquette 1982, Weiss Berzowski Brady, Milwaukee, and
Lance Grady, Marquette 1985, The Schroeder Group S.C.
Attorneys at Law, Waukesha; Pamela Schmidt, Harvard
1987, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee; and Deborah
Smith, U.W. 1980, State Public Defenders Office, Madison.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court received a special merit
citation from the American Judicature Society. The court was recognized
for developing, in conjunction with the court's 150th anniversary in
2003, a traveling exhibit that highlighted famous cases dealing with
slavery, women's rights, industry, and religious freedom.
Jack A. Berland, Marquette 1934, Milwaukee, Nov. 28,
1908 - Nov. 27, 2003.
Ralph E. Binger, Idaho 1967, Superior, March 2, 1937
- Feb. 17, 2004.
Vernon Erbstoeszer, Marquette 1934,
Milwaukee, Dec. 30, 1911 - Nov. 21, 2003.
Miriam L. Eisenberg, U.W. 1950, Shorewood, Jan. 10,
1925 - Aug. 10, 2003.
Timothy N. Fast, U.W. 1983, Madison, March 26, 1947
- March 18, 2004.
Christine M. Fellner, U.W. 1936, San Diego, Cal.,
May 14, 1911 - Feb. 9, 2004.
Wendy Hufnagel, Brookfield, Oct. 6, 1949 - July 26,
Arlene E. Kennedy, Marquette 1947, Milwaukee, July
25, 1913 - Feb. 28, 2004.
Kathleen C. Koehler, Marquette 1955, Milwaukee,
April 11, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2004.
John K. MacIver, U.W. 1955, Milwaukee, March 22,
1931 - Sept. 7, 2003.
Carl N. Otjen, U.W. 1949, Milwaukee, Dec. 13, 1922 -
March 4, 2004.
William Polland, Marquette 1939, Milwaukee, Dec. 15,
1912 - Sept. 21, 2003.
Virginia A. Pomeroy, Minnesota 1981, Germantown,
Jan. 2, 1953 - March 21, 2004.
Frank J. Ruswick Sr., U.W. 1952, Bradenton, Florida,
May 13, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2003.
Carl A. Schmitt, Marquette 1934, Sussex, May 12,
1911 - March 25, 2003.
Daniel D. Sobel, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee, Dec. 13,
1912 - Aug. 6, 2003.
Charles R. Theis, Marquette 1966, Milwaukee, Nov. 4,
1938 - Jan. 9, 2004.
Eugene P. Trebby, Marquette 1940, Brookfield, Aug.
22, 1916 - Feb. 27, 2004.
Norman E. Weinshel, U.W. 1940, Chicago, May 8, 1917
- Nov. 13, 2004.