Vol. 77, No. 9, September
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
David L. Anstaett, U.W. 2001 summa cum laude, has
joined the Madison office of Heller Ehrman as an associate, focusing on
litigation. He previously served as a fellow at the German Justice
Department and Parliament.
Andrew J. Bezouska, Marquette 2004, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Davis & Kuelthau s.c. as an associate, focusing
on general employment law, school law, and municipal law.
Lynn Galbraith-Wilson, Hamline 1993, has become a
shareholder with Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., continuing to
concentrate in family law, civil litigation, and personal injury. She is
a resident attorney in the firm's Janesville office.
David L. DeYoung, Marquette 1978, has become senior
vice president and manager of Wisconsin public finance for Griffin,
Kubik, Stephens & Thompson Inc., Milwaukee, an investment banking
firm specializing in underwriting and financial advisory services for
state and municipal government.
Jason M. Fritz, U.W. 2004, has joined Consigny,
Andrews, Hemming & Grant S.C., Janesville, as an associate,
concentrating in family law and civil litigation.
Prashanth Jayachandran, Syracuse 1998 cum laude, has
joined the Prince-ton, N.J., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP,
concentrating in labor and employment law. He previously was with
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee.
Todd K. Gravelle, U.W. 2000, has become acting
general counsel for the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians,
concentrating on business law, commercial transactions, gaming issues,
and employment/contract law. He also has been elected to the tribe's
board of directors and is the board's treasurer. He previously was a
staff attorney for the tribe.
Robert L. Jaskulski, Marquette 1985 cum laude, has
joined the Milwaukee office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. as a
T. Anthony (Todd) Jaye, Marquette 2000, has joined
Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP, Los Angeles, concentrating in
corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. He previously was with Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, and Wilmer, Cutler &
Pickering, Washington, D.C.
Aaron E. Kornblum, U.W. 1996, has joined Microsoft
Corp., Redmond, Wash., as Internet safety enforcement attorney, leading
civil enforcement activities on Internet matters including spam and
spyware. He previously was a litigation associate at Graham & Dunn
PC, Seattle, and was in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.
Margit Sandor Kelley, U.W. 2004 cum laude, has
joined Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, as an associate, focusing on
Joseph E. McGrane, Iowa 1974, has become executive
vice president of Legacy Private Trust Co., Neenah, a newly-formed trust
company bank. Laurene M. Brooks, Marquette 1990, has
joined Legacy as vice president and senior trust/financial advisor.
McGrane previously was with Bank One Trust Co., and Brooks previously
was with Associated Trust Co.
Paula A. Lorfeld, Marquette 2004 cum laude, has
joined Herrling, Clark, Hartzheim & Siddall Ltd., Appleton, as an
associate, focusing on business law and municipal law.
Richard M. Burnham, U.W. 1973, and Jennifer
L. Knudson, Marquette 1998, have joined Neider & Boucher
S.C., Madison. Burnham, who previously was with LaFollette Godfrey &
Kahn, Madison, devotes his practice to civil litigation. Knudson, who
previously was assistant general counsel for the Medical College of
Wisconsin, focuses on corporate and employment law.
Jennifer L. Riemer, Western New England College
1997, has joined Thorpe, Compton & Christian S.C., Delavan, focusing
on consumer bankruptcy and transactional law.
William E. Parsons, U.W. 2004 cum laude, has joined
the Madison office of Shneidman Hawks & Ehlke S.C. as an associate,
focusing on worker's compensation and labor and employment law.
Daniel R. Plane, Marquette 1996, has joined Nokia
Oyj, Espoo, Finland, as senior intellectual property rights counsel,
focusing on brand enforcement issues in Europe, the Middle East, and
Africa. He formerly was a senior China intellectual property associate
with the Shanghai office of Baker & McKenzie.
Gretchen G. Rosenke, Marquette 2003, has joined
Murphy, Paulson & Murphy S.C., Racine, as an associate,
concentrating in criminal law and family law.
Katja Kunzke, U.W. 1982, has been promoted to
president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual
Insurance Co., Madison. She succeeds Melvin G.
McCartney, U.W. 1964, who retired. Sally E.
Anderson, Marquette 1979, has been promoted to vice
president-claims. Brian C. Anderson, U.W. 1992, has
joined the company as claims counsel. He previously was with
Hausmann-McNally S.C., Madison.
Brian D. Steffes, U.W. 2004, has joined Glenn, Hoff
& Hoff S.C., Appleton, as an associate, focusing on family law,
litigation, and general practice.
David Wollenziehn, C.P.A., U.W. 1983, has joined
Wilson Law Group Inc., Madison, as head of the business law department,
focusing on qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans, corporate
law, tax law, and real estate law. He previously was senior manager at a
San Francisco firm.
Jynine A. Strand, Marquette 1991, has joined
Hutchison & Benson S.C., Brookfield, focusing in real estate,
probate/guardianships, family law, and corporate representation. She
previously was a shareholder with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Matthew Boller, District of Columbia 1994, and
Michele Vaughan, U.W. 1995, have formed Boller
& Vaughan LLC, 145 E. Badger Rd., Suite 201, Madison,
concentrating on personal injury work, particularly nursing home
negligence and vehicle accidents. They previously were with Murphy,
Vaughan, Boller & Pressentin.
Stewart, Peyton, Crawford, Crawford & Stutt has been renamed
Crawford, Crawford & Stutt, due to the recent
deaths of John Peyton and Roy D. Stewart. The firm is located in
Matthew A. DeVos, U.W. 2001, and Anthony F.
Baer, U.W. 2002, have formed DeVos & Baer
LLC, 6000 Gisholt Dr., Suite 101, Madison, focusing on
plaintiffs' personal injury and criminal defense.
Daniel L. Icenogle, M.D., U.W. 1992 cum laude, has
opened Icenogle & Associates LLC, S7563 Riley Rd.,
Readstown, concentrating on licensure, credentialing, compliance, and
business law services for physicians and other health care providers.
Icenogle previously practiced in Madison.
Linda A. Ivanovic, Marquette 1993, has opened
Ivanovic Law Offices, 839 N. Jefferson St., 6th Floor,
Milwaukee. Ivanovic continues to focus on divorce and family law and is
of counsel to the Warshafsky Law Firm.
Richardson Financial Group Inc., Menomonee Falls, headed by
Scott Richardson, Marquette 1994, has formed
Richardson Capital Man-agement LLC, which provides
investment advisory services to individuals, families, pension and
profit-sharing plans, businesses, and charitable organizations.
Steven C. Wimmer, Ohio Northern 1985, and
David L. Coon, Marquette 1993, have formed
Wimmer & Coon LLP, 707 W. Moreland Blvd., Suite 7,
Waukesha. Their areas of practice include divorce and custody, juvenile
law, probate, estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury, real
estate, criminal law, traffic law, and guardianship.
Randall E. Bennett, U.W. 1988, has been reelected to
the State Bar's Intellectual Property Section Board. He is director of
legal services for Plexus Corp., Neenah, an electronic manufacturing
The Door-Kewaunee County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - D. Todd Ehlers, Sturgeon Bay;
president-elect - Mark W. Hunter, Green Bay; and
secretary/treasurer - Andrew P. Naze, Kewaunee.
The Eau Claire County Bar Association has chosen the following
officers: president - Pamela J. Veith; president-elect
- Daniel R. Freund; secretary - Scott D.
Winston; and treasurer - Caldwell A. Camero,
all of Eau Claire.
Aaron E. Goodstein, U.W. 1967, has been elected
national president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He is a
U.S. magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The Lafayette County Bar Association has selected the following
officers: president - Charles A. Kranz, Darlington;
secretary - Ralph E. Farrell, Blanchardville; and
treasurer - Eldon R. Hird, Blanchardville.
The Lincoln County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Dawn R. Lemke, Merrill;
president-elect - Jill L. Laufenberg, Merrill; and
secretary/treasurer - John M. Schellpfeffer,
The Manitowoc County Bar Associa-tion has chosen the following
officers: president - Gary L. Bendix; president-elect -
Steven R. Alpert; and secretary/treasurer -
Juliana M. Ruenzel, all of Manitowoc.
The Marathon County Bar Association has selected the following
officers: president - Elizabeth B. Corbett;
president-elect - Russell W. Wilson; secretary -
Cari L. Westerhof; and treasurer - Carolie B.
Kuehn, all of Wausau.
The Marinette County Bar Association has chosen the following
officers: president - Al Chaplin; president-elect -
Stephen F. Matty; and secretary/treasurer -
DeShea D. Morrow, all of Marinette.
The Milwaukee Bar Association has elected the following officers:
president - Margaret Wrenn Hickey; president-elect -
Pamela Pepper; vice president - Michael J.
Skwierawski; and secretary/treasurer - Patricia A.
Hintz, all of Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association has selected the following
officers: president - Stephanie L. Riches, Brookfield;
president-elect - Benjamin S. Wagner, Racine; secretary
- Jeaneen J. Dehring, Milwaukee; and treasurer -
Scott B. Franklin, Milwaukee.
Two attorneys have been elected officers of the Nicolet High School
Foundation. Nancy J. Sennett, Northwestern 1979, has
been chosen president. She is a partner with the Milwaukee office of
Foley & Lardner. Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova
1977, has been elected vice president. He is a partner with the
Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has chosen the
following officers: president - Ginger L. Murray,
Crandon; vice president - Keith K. Kost, Rhinelander;
secretary - Steven M. Michlig, Rhinelander; and
treasurer - Patrick H. Finlan, Rhinelander.
The Outagamie County Bar Association has selected the following
officers: president - John E. Thiel, Appleton;
president-elect - Robin Lee Koch, New London; secretary
- Valerie J. Goodrich, Appleton; and treasurer -
Robert T. Kemps, Appleton.
The Racine County Bar Association has chosen the following officers
and board members: president - Timothy D. Boyle,
Burlington; president-elect - Timothy S. Knurr, Racine;
secretary - Carrie R. Michelson, Racine; treasurer -
Bernard J. Powers, Racine; and board of governors -
Sally Hoelzel and John Serketich, both
The Rock County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
president - James H. Fowler III, Janesville; vice
president - Duffy Dillon, Janesville; secretary -
Jonathan W. Groessl, Janesville; and treasurer -
Matthew T. Roethe, Edgerton.
The Sauk County Bar Association has selected the following officers:
president - Stephen D. Chiquoine, Reedsburg;
president-elect - Rick M. Koeck, Prairie du Sac; vice
president - Franklin R. Kirk, Prairie du Sac; secretary
- Natalie T. Bussan, Baraboo; and treasurer -
Jeffrey M. Blessinger, Baraboo.
The Waukesha County Bar Association has chosen the following
officers: president - C. Michael Hausman, Delafield;
president-elect - Eric A. Love, Milwaukee; and
secretary/treasurer - J. Mac Davis, Waukesha.
The Waupaca County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Thomas W. Johnson, New London;
president-elect - Jeffrey J. Siewert, Waupaca; and
secretary/treasurer - Kaye E. Anderson, Waupaca.
The Western District Bar Association has selected the following
officers: president - James R. Troupis; president-elect
- Michael J. Modl; secretary - Jennifer Sloan
Lattis; and treasurer - Gregory T. Everts, all
The Wisconsin Asian Bar Association has chosen the following
officers: president - Yer L. Vang, Madison; vice
president - Alia S. Rouf, Milwaukee; secretary -
Jini Rabas, Madison; and treasurer - Nilesh P.
The Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers has elected the
following officers: president - Roy L. Williams;
president-elect - Coral D. Pleas; secretary -
Arnetta D. McClary; and treasurer - Rodney A.
DeWalt, all of Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has selected
the following officers: president - John A. Birdsall,
Milwaukee; president-elect - Barry S. Cohen, Elkhart
Lake; vice president - Tracey A. Wood, Madison;
secretary - John E. Tradewell, Madison; and treasurer -
Charles W. Giesen, Madison.
The Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association has elected the
following officers: president - Jason E. Pauls;
president-elect - Thomas J. Pienkos; and
secretary/treasurer - Richard T. Roche, all of
The following attorneys have been chosen for positions with the
Wisconsin Judicial Council. Marla J. Stephens,
Marquette 1981, has been reelected chair. She is director of the
appellate division of the Wisconsin Public Defender Office. Beth
Ermatinger Hanan, U.W. 1996, has been reelected vice chair. She
does appellate and trial work at Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee.
Kenneth Kratz, Mar- quette 1985, has been appointed by
Gov. Jim Doyle to fill the district attorney's position. He is Calumet
County district attorney. The Hon. Edward Leineweber,
U.W. 1976, has been appointed to the council by the Judicial Conference.
He is on the Richland County circuit court.
Jill Gilbert, DePaul 1984, has authored The
Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets
and Licensing (Penguin/Putnam Press). She is completing a master's
degree in computer science at Marquette University and is admitted to
practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Lawrence G. Albrecht, Valparaiso 1973, presented a
paper entitled "Post-September 11 Lessons Learned: Enforcement of Human
Rights in the U.S. and Comparative Analysis," at the Rulci/Latcrit
Colloquium on International Law and Comparative Law and Constitutional
Law and Theory at the University of Western Cape Law Faculty, South
Africa, in August. He is with First, Blondis, Albrecht & Novotnak
The Hon. James A. Wynn Jr., Marquette 1979, spoke at
the annual convention of the National Council of Appellate Staff
Attorneys in July on judicial independence issues. He is a judge on the
North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Bradden C. Backer, U.W. 1981, and Robert K.
Sholl, Chicago 1981, have coauthored the revised edition of
Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE
Books, 3d ed. 2004). Backer is with Friebert Finerty & St. John
S.C., Milwaukee, and Sholl is with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.,
Milwaukee. Correction: The book's authors were
incorrectly identified in the August issue.
The following attorneys are among coauthors of the revised edition of
Marital Property Law in Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE
Books, 3d ed. 2004). Andrew N. Herbach, Marquette 1985,
is a shareholder with Howard, Solochek & Weber S.C., Milwaukee.
Michael R. Smith, Illinois 1985, is a member of
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee. Stephen R.
White, U.W. 1994, is with the Milwaukee and Madison offices of
Quarles & Brady LLP. Other authors were listed in the August
Pro Bono, Public Service
The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. has
recognized several attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP who have
provided more than 600 hours of pro bono service to victims of domestic
abuse and harassment since April 2003. Rachel
Schneider, U.W. 1995, leads the team of volunteers, which
includes Shawn Crawford, Marquette 2000;
Cristina Hernandez-Malaby, Harvard 1995; Nate
Jamison, Michigan 2000; Jim Krogmeier, Iowa
2002; Autumn Kruse, U.W. 2002; Katie
Perhach, Marquette 2000; Rob Pluta, Marquette
2001; and Sean Scullen, U.W. 1999. The attorneys
explain the requirements and process for seeking restraining orders,
assist victims in completing petitions, and accompany victims to final
Attorneys and staff from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
S.C. and The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at
Law spearheaded a golf event that raised $6,800 for the MACC
Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc. Eighty golfers
participated in the Max-Fly Open, held in July.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Alfred M. Boll, U.W. 1993, received a Doctor of
Juridical Studies (SJD) degree from the University of Sydney (Australia)
in May. He is a political officer with the U.S. Department of State at
the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
Charles Curtis, Chicago 1982, and John
Skilton, U.W. 1969, have received the Richard E. Guggenhime Pro
Bono Award from Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP. Curtis and
Skilton are shareholders with the firm, dividing their time between the
Madison and Washington, D.C. offices. Curtis was recognized for his
efforts involving the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known
as the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform legislation. Skilton was
recognized for his work with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Under Law, specifically for work on U.S. Supreme Court cases related to
affirmative action policy at the University of Michigan.
Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction,
has become a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He
is a shareholder with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, focusing
on family law, collaborative law, paternity, mediation, and appellate
The Hon. William C. Stewart Jr., William Mitchell
1988, received the Bert Grover Child Advocacy Award from the Wisconsin
Association of School District Administrators in Green Bay in May.
Stewart, who sits on the Dunn County circuit court, was honored for his
work with the Dunn County Truancy Court Program, which he founded.
The Hon. Joseph M. Troy, U.W. 1980, received the
Trial Judge of the Year award from the American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA) in Madison in May. He sits on the Outagamie County circuit court
and is chief judge of the Eighth Judicial District.