Vol. 77, No. 6, June
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Two attorneys have been promoted at Dean Health Plan, Madison.
Christine C. Duval-Senty, Hamline 1997, has become
director of legal services, and Dean A. Sutton,
Marquette 2003, has become manager of subrogation and TPL recovery.
Christopher W. Dyer, Drake 2000, has been promoted
to partner at Parke O'Flaherty Ltd., La Crosse, continuing to
concentrate on civil litigation and criminal defense.
Timothy J. Schumann, Marquette 1995, and
Oyvind Wistrom, Marquette 1995 cum laude, have been
elected shareholders at Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee. Schumann
practices in worker's ompensation defense and health insurance
subrogation. Wistrom concentrates in employment law and litigation.
Michael M. Riley, Marquette 1999, has become a
partner at Gray & End LL.P., Milwaukee. He is a member of the
creditors' rights group and focuses his practice in mortgage lending,
real estate, and related litigation.
Steven E. Zablocki, Michigan State cum laude
1999, has joined the firm, practicing mortgage lending,
real estate litigation and creditor's bankruptcy. He previously was with
Bass & Moglowsky, Milwaukee.
Robert E. Mahoney, John Marshall 1986, has joined
the Milwaukee office of Wessels & Pautsch P.C. He focuses on
representing management in all forms of labor and employment-related
litigation and on counseling employers about employment practices,
negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and general litigation
Michael R. Miller, Chicago 1993 with honors, has
joined Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe P.C., based in Denver,
Colo., as an officer, continuing his practice in business law and
transactional matters. He previously was a shareholder in the Madison
office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
John C. Orth, U.W. 2003, has joined Mays Law Office
LLC, Madison, as an associate, focusing on criminal and traffic
Michael L. Silhol, U.W. 1985, has been named senior
vice president, general counsel and secretary of Radiologix Inc.,
Dallas, Texas. He also has been appointed Chair of the In-House Counsel
Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and was
recently certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal
Specialization. He previously was vice president of legal operations for
Plano, Texas-based Triad Hospitals, Inc.
Laura Skilton Verhoff, U.W. 1997, and
Richard C. Yde, U.W. 1979, have been named partners at
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison. Verhoff focuses on estate planning,
probate, and litigation, particularly repre-sentation of automobile
manufacturers and dealers. Yde, who was West Bend city attorney for 14
years, focuses on government law, with an emphasis on property
valuation, land use, and development matters.
David James Turiciano, Loyola 2000, has joined Cook
& Franke S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on business and corporate
matters, commercial litigation, and health care. He previously was with
Oliver, Close, Worden, Winkler & Greenwald, Rockford, Ill.
Jesús José Villa, Duke 1998, has joined
Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate,
practicing in labor and employment relations law, including law
affecting municipalities and colleges and universities.
Kevin G. Wick, Marquette 1996, has joined Davis
Miles PLLC, Mesa, Ariz., as an associate, focusing on corporate and
business law, taxation, asset protection, and estate planning and
probate. He previously was a shareholder with Fox, O'Neill & Shannon
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Jeffry W. Smith, Chicago-Kent 1988, and
Jennifer L. Amundsen, U.W. 2003, have formed
Smith & Amundsen, 440 Science Dr., Suite 302,
Madison. Smith, a patent attorney, focuses on litigating and prosecuting
patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and on other aspects of
intellectual property law. Amundsen focuses on trademarks, copyrights,
and related aspects of intellectual property law, including
Thomas & Opp P.A., a technology law firm, has
moved to 10801 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W. 1968, has been appointed to
the Monona Terrace Convention & Community Center Board by Madison
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. Bartell is a partner with the Madison office of
Quarles & Brady LLP.
The Divorce Cooperation Institute of Wisconsin has elected the
following officers and directors: chair - Gregg Herman,
Milwaukee; chair-elect - Julie O'Halloran, Milwaukee;
vice chair - Linda Roberson, Madison; and directors -
Allan Koritzinsky, Madison, Tom
Bailey, Whitefish Bay, and Marty Gagne,
Pat Ballman, Tom Merkle, Peggy
Podell, and Marvin Margolis, all of
Bruce Huibregtse, U.W. 1979, has been named managing
partner at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison. He focuses on business and
commercial disputes, civil litigation, insurance law and litigation, and
alternative dispute resolution.
Michael P. Jakus, Marquette 1976, has been
reappointed to the Waukesha County Technical College Board of Trustees
by the chairs of the Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge, and Racine county
boards. He is with Michael P. Jakus, Attorney at Law, Brookfield.
Cynthia L. Richson, Chicago-Kent 1990, has been
appointed to the standing advisory group of the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board, which establishes auditing standards. She is
corporate governance officer for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement
Anne Taylor Wadsack, U.W. 1971, has been named to
the board of directors of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society of
Wisconsin Inc., which presents a chamber music festival each summer. She
is with the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., focusing
on family law, including mediation and collaborative law.
Stuart R. Schroeder, Oklahoma City Univ. 1977, has
become an advisory board member for the Wisconsin chap-ter of the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation and has joined the board of directors of the
International Society of Primerus Law Firms. He is managing shareholder
of The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha.
Jordan K. Lamb, U.W. 2002, was appointed to the
interim board of directors for the new State Bar
Agricultural/Agribusiness Law Section. He is with DeWitt Ross &
Stevens S.C., Madison, focusing on government relations and
Michael P. May, U.W. 1979 cum laude, has been
appointed Madison city attorney by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. He previously
was a partner with Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP, Madison,
practicing governmental and utility law and litigation.
Douglas H. Frazer, Northwestern 1985, has written
"The Clergy, the Constitution, and the Unbeatable Double Dip: The
Strange Case of the Tax Code's Parsonage Allowance," Exempt
Organization Tax Review (Feb. 2004). He is a privacy rights scholar
and tax attorney with the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens
Jesse S. Ishikawa, Michigan 1980, authored the
revised edition of Wisconsin Law of Easements (State Bar CLE
Books 2d ed. 2004). He is with the Madison office of Reinhart Boerner
Van Deuren S.C.
Melanie Swank, Marquette 1994, edited the new book,
Public Records and Open Meetings Laws Handbook (State Bar CLE
Books 2004). She is with the Milwaukee City Attorney's Office.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Several awards were presented at the annual program of the Eastern
District of Wisconsin Bar Association on April 27. Awards and their
recipients include: Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award -
the Hon. Thomas J. Curran, U.S. District Court, Eastern
District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Judge Dale E. Ihlenfeldt Bankruptcy
Award - the Hon. James E. Shapiro, U.S. Bankruptcy
Court, Milwaukee; Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award -
Gregory B. Conway, Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak &
Jerry S.C., Green Bay; and Outstanding Service Award - Marquette
University Law School, Milwaukee.
Anne Knauff, Marquette 1983, has completed a
management development course offered by the National Hospice &
Palliative Care Organization and now is certified as a Level I hospice
manager. She is with the U.S. Department of Labor in Nashville, Tenn.,
focusing on coal mine safety and health matters.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been ranked as
one of the top 20 largest health care law firms in the U.S. by
Modern Healthcare, based on total membership in the American
Health Lawyers Association.
Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W. 1968, and John S.
Robison, Illinois 1978, both of Quarles & Brady LLP,
Madison, have been recognized in the Chambers USA directory for
their expertise in corporate/mergers and acquisitions. Bartell practices
in securities, insurance regulatory, and general commercial matters.
Robison focuses in privately-held businesses.
Roger D. Strode, Marquette 1988, was named an
Outstanding Health-care Transaction Lawyer of 2003 by Nightingale's
Healthcare News. He is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles
& Brady LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate
restructurings, and joint ventures.
John E. Barnett, U.W. 1949, Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 10,
1922 - March 27, 2004.
Byron C. Crowns, U.W. 1950, Wisconsin Rapids, Jan.
22, 1924 - March 20, 2004.
William E. Kaplan, U.W. 1938, Glendale, May 15, 1913
- Dec. 2, 2003.
Don P. Novitzke, U.W. 1963, Amery, Dec. 30, 1937 -
March 26, 2004.
Bruce Protzmann, U.W. 1967, Madison, Feb. 1, 1937 -
Jan. 28, 2004.
James F. Stern, Harvard 1942, Longboat Key, Fla.,
Sept. 19, 1918 - March 19, 2004.
Hon. John A. Torreano, Marquette 1974, Iron
Mountain, Mich., Nov. 14, 1945 - Dec. 19, 2003.