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    Vol. 77, No. 9, September 2004

    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

    Gallbraith-Wilson

    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

    Gravelle

    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

    Jaskulski

    Robert L. Jaskulski, Marquette 1985 cum laude, has joined the Milwaukee office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. as a shareholder.

    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

    Kelly

    Margit Sandor Kelley, U.W. 2004 cum laude, has joined Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, as an associate, focusing on family law.

    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

    Riemeri

    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 Melvin G. McCartney

    Kunzke

    McCartney
    Sally E. Anderson
    Brian C. Anderson
    Anderson, S
    Anderson, B

    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

    Wollenziehn

    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 Racine.

    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.

    Appointments, Elections

    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 services company.

    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, Wausau.

    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 of Racine.

    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 of Madison.

    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. Patel, Madison.

    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 Milwaukee.

    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.

    Authors, Speakers

    Jill Gilbert,

    Gilbert

    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 S.C., Milwaukee.

    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 issue.

    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 hearings.

    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 work.

    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.




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