Vol. 78, No. 12 December
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Dane E. Allen, U.W. 1992 cum laude, has joined WPS
Resources Corp., Green Bay, as senior attorney-corporate. He previously
was with Appleton Papers, Appleton.
Teresa M. Arrowood, Marquette 1991, has become a
shareholder in Bolgrien, Koepke & Kimes S.C., Beloit, where she
focuses on family law, domestic relations, criminal law, civil
litigation, and estate planning.
Thomas C. Binger, Michigan 1996, has joined DeMark,
Kolbe & Brodek S.C., Racine, where he focuses on commercial
litigation. He previously was a Milwaukee County assistant district
Tara C. Campbell, Marquette 2001 cum laude, has
joined the Dallas, Texas, office of Meadows, Owens, Collier, Reed,
Cousins & Blau L.L.P. as an associate in the tax litigation section.
She previously worked for another firm in Dallas.
Ellen Basting Dizard, Marquette 1997,
Cynthia G. Fletcher, Marquette 1997, and Tony
J. Renning, Marquette 1997, have been promoted to shareholder
at Davis & Kuelthau s.c. Dizard, who is with the Milwaukee office,
and Renning, who is with the Oshkosh office, are members of the labor
and employment team and work with private and public sector
organizations. Fletcher is a member of the business and corporate law
team in the Milwaukee office and focuses on banking and commercial
Michael R. Devitt, Drake 2005, has joined Quincey,
Becker, Schuessler & Chase S.C. as an associate. He will practice in
the firm's offices in Beaver Dam and Mayville.
Marco A. Espinoza, U.W. 2003, has joined Daubert Law
Firm LLC, with offices in Wausau and Stratford, and will focus on
business, consumer, and collection law.
Adam J. Freed, William Mitchell 2003, has joined
Karp, Karp & Zirgibel S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on
plaintiffs' personal injury law and family law. He previously clerked
for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Guolee.
Peter Gennrich, U.W. 1972, has become a partner with
the Scottsdale, Ariz., office of Jaburg & Wilk P.C. He focuses on
Eleven attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. In the Milwaukee
office: Krista K. Buchholz, U.W. 2005 cum laude, and
Joshua P. Dau, Minnesota 2005, cum laude, are in the
litigation practice group. Heather L. Cain, Marquette
2000 cum laude, and Timothy D. Kincaid, Georgetown
2005, are in the corporate practice group. Cain previously was with
Quarles & Brady LLP. Andrew O. Christianson, U.W.
2005 cum laude, and Edward L. Paz, Northwestern 2002,
are in the securities practice group. Paz previously was with Baker
& McKenzie LLP, Chicago. Margaret R. Hildenbrandt,
Washington Univ. 2005 with honors, is in the labor and employment
practice group. Beth A. Jacobs, Iowa 2005 with
distinction, is in the real estate practice group.
In the Madison office, La-Follette, Godfrey & Kahn:
Anthony J. Gaughan, Harvard 2005, is in the litigation
practice group. Barbara J. Zabawa, U.W. 2001 with
honors, is in the insurance and health care practice groups. She
previously was a clerk for the U.S. District Court, Western District of
Wisconsin. In the Appleton office: Alan R. Stewart,
U.W. 1992, is in the intellectual property practice group. He previously
was with an intellectual property boutique firm.
Martin C. Kuhn, Marquette 2004, has joined Heins Law
Office LLC, Mequon, as an associate, concentrating on labor and
employment law. He previously was with First, Albrecht & Blondis
Julie A. Lewis, Minnesota 1988, has joined Nowlan
& Mouat, Janesville, as an associate practicing business law and
litigation with an emphasis in labor and employment law. Lewis
previously was employment counsel and managing director for Northwest
Airlines and chief labor negotiator for the state of Missouri.
J. Timothy (Tim) Lovett, U.W. 1992, has joined the
New Berlin office of Schober Schober & Mitchell S.C., where he
focuses on business law, municipal law, nonprofit organizations, and
real estate and land use law. He previously was with DeWitt Ross &
Marc Marotta, Harvard 1987, has rejoined Foley &
Lardner LLP as a partner in the business law department and the
transactional and securities practice group. He previously was Secretary
of the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
Molly McCarragher, Minnesota 1989, has joined SVA
Planners Inc., Registered Investment Advisor, Madison, as a financial
David Osswald, Virginia 1999, has joined Miller
Brewing Co., Milwaukee, as senior counsel, concentrating on employment
law. He previously was with the Marcus Corp., Milwaukee. Karen
Ripley, U.W. 1981, has rejoined the company as vice
president-deputy general counsel, focusing on sales, compliance, and
department administration. She previously was with Philip Morris USA,
Michael D. Morneault, U.W. 1995 cum laude, has
joined Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works as vice president and chief
investment officer. He previously was with McKesson Corp.
Tricia Nell, Michigan State 2000, has been named a
partner at Nell & Associates S.C., De Pere, and continues to focus
on general litigation. Todd M. Smith, Seton Hall 2005,
has joined the firm as an associate, focusing on civil litigation and
health care law.
Kristin S. Bruess, Valparaiso 2005, and
Barbara M. Olivas, U.W. 2005, have joined Otjen, Van
Ert, Lieb & Weir S.C. Bruess concentrates primarily in worker's
compensation defense in the Milwaukee office. Olivas focuses on general
liability and medical malpractice defense in the Madison office.
Andrew T. Phillips, Marquette 1995, has joined
Stadler & Centofanti S.C., Mequon, as a partner, focusing on
management-side labor and employment law and civil litigation. The firm
is now known as Stadler, Centofanti & Phillips S.C. and has moved to
10140 N. Port Washington Rd.
Five attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP have become partners in
the Milwaukee office. Paul D. Bauer, Marquette 1997,
focuses on commercial litigation and securities litigation.
Patrick S. Nolan, Marquette 1997, focuses on products
liability and toxic tort litigation. Daniel G. Radler,
Marquette 1997, focuses on intellectual property law. Hoyt R.
Stastney, Minnesota 1997, focuses on corporate
finance/securities, financial institutions, privately held businesses,
and general corporate law. Kelly H. Twigger, Marquette
1997, focuses on corporate class action defense, complex litigation, and
Uniform Commercial Code matters. Alice Page, Richmond
1981, has joined the Madison office in the health care practice group.
She previously was special counsel for LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn,
Karin Anderson Riccio, Marquette 2002 cum laude, has
joined O'Connor, DuMez, Alia & McTernan S.C., Kenosha, as an
associate, focusing on insurance defense and personal injury. She
previously was a sole practi-tioner in Kenosha.
John P. Yentz, U.W. 1982 cum laude, has been named
president and managing shareholder of The Schroeder Group S.C.,
Waukesha. Former president Stuart R. Schroeder,
Oklahoma City 1977, has become chief executive officer.
Ana Burkham Rattray, Washington Univ. 2000, has
joined Schubert Law Office LLC, Appleton, as an associate, focusing on
divorce and family law. She previously was with Siegel Sevastianos PC,
St. Louis, Mo.
Three attorneys have joined von Brie-sen & Roper s.c.
Jeffrey E. Mark, Nebraska 2002 with distinction, is an
associate in the health law and business practice groups in the
Milwaukee office. Susan Minahan Ruppelt, Marquette
1995, is an associate in the estate and trust planning and
administration and tax sections in the Mequon office. Heidi L.
Vogt, Marquette 1990 cum laude, is a shareholder in the
litigation and risk management practice group in the Milwaukee
Adam Omar Shanti, Marquette 2001, has joined
Application Corp. d/b/a/ Hyperoffice, Vienna, Va., as corporate
secretary and general counsel. The company provides hosted Intranet
services. He previously was with the U.S. Department of State,
Craig Steger, Ave Maria 2005 cum laude, has joined
Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, as an associate,
focusing on general litigation.
Patrick Stevens, North Dakota 1988, has become
executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association,
Madison. He previously was the association's corporate counsel and
director of environmental policy and regulations.
Lora B. Cerone, U.W. 1999, and Jeremy C.
Perri, U.W. 2002, have joined the appellate division of the
Wisconsin State Public Defender's office as assistant state public
defenders. Cerone is with the Madison office, and Perri is with the
Milwaukee office. Both previously worked in the trial division.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
John F. Hager, Marquette 1982, David P.
Dewick, Washburn 1996, and Matthew C.
Zuengler, Marquette 1996, have formed Hager, Dewick
& Zuengler S.C., 200 S. Washington St., Suite 401, Green
Bay. The attorneys, all previously with Metzler and Hager S.C., will
continue to focus on business planning, mergers and acquisitions, real
estate law, commercial transactions, banking law, estate planning, and
probate and trust administration.
Karene S. Marchan, Marquette 1996, has opened
Marchan Law Offices LLC, Oak Creek, which focuses on
family law, litigation, estate planning, and small-business matters.
The Barron County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
president - Michael O. Erspamer, Chetek; and
secretary/treasurer - Mark O. Dobberfuhl, Barron.
Thomas G. Cannon, U.W. 1971, has been appointed
executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc. He is
retired as a shareholder with O'Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong,
Harry G. Holz, Marquette 1958, and G. Lane
Ware, U.W. 1965, have been appointed cochairs of the Wisconsin
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Holz is retired from partnership
with Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee. Ware is a shareholder at Ruder
The Lafayette County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Lance A. McNaughton, Shullsburg;
secretary - Steven J. Haverty, Darlington; and
treasurer - Eldon R. Hird, Blanchardville.
Jeffrey J. Makeever, John Marshall 1997, has been
elected president of the Winnebago County (Illinois) Bar Foundation
board and has been named to the board of the Discovery Center Museum,
Rockford. He is a shareholder in the intellectual property department of
the Rockford office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Mark F. Vetter, Marquette 1974, has been selected
management cochair of the state and local government bargaining and
employment law committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.
He is a partner with Davis & Kuelthau s.c., Milwaukee.
Several attorneys and judges have been appointed to the Wisconsin
Criminal Justice Study Commission, which will identify and help correct
problems in the Wisconsin criminal justice system. Commission members
include the Hon. Michael Malmstadt (chair), Milwaukee
County Circuit Court; Daniel Bach, Wisconsin Attorney
General's Office; Daniel Blinka, Marquette University
Law School; Jerome Buting, Buting & Williams;
Walter Dickey, U.W. Law School; Robert
Donohoo, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office;
Keith Findley, U.W. Law School; the Hon.
Frederic Fleishauer, Portage County Circuit Court;
Stephen Glynn, Glynn, Fitzgerald & Albee;
Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School;
Scott Horne, La Crosse County District Attorney's
Office; Peg Lautenschlager, Wisconsin Attorney
General's Office; Cheri Maples, Wisconsin Department of
Corrections; Gerald Mowris, Pellino, Rosen, Mowris
& Kirkhuff; the Hon. Emily Mueller, Racine County
Circuit Court; Suzanne O'Neill, Wisconsin State Public
Defender's Office; Michael Smith, U.W. Law School; and
Kelli Sue Thompson, Wisconsin State Public Defender's
The Wisconsin School Attorneys Association has elected the following
officers: president - Malina Piontek; vice president -
Thomas N. Shorter; and secretary - John
Ashley, all of Madison.
The Hon. Jim Wynn, Marquette 1979, has been
appointed to the scope and program committee of the National Conference
of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is with the North Carolina
Court of Appeals.
Lawrence G. Albrecht, Valparaiso 1973, is a
contributing author to "International Human Rights 2004," The
International Lawyer (ABA Section of International Law &
Southern Methodist Univ. School of Law). He is with First, Albrecht
& Blondis s.c., Milwaukee.
Christopher J. Brown, U.W. 1986, spoke about marine
liability insurance at a meeting in September in Jakarta. In August he
spoke about transport and maritime environmental issues at a seminar in
Robert B. Moberly, U.W. 1966, authored "The Story of
Electromation: Are Employee Participation Programs a Competitive
Necessity or a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?" Labor Law Stories 315
(Foundation Press 2005) and spoke on "Labor Relations During the Clinton
Administration" at the 11th Presidential Conference at Hofstra
University, New York City. Moberly, dean emeritus and professor of law
at the University of Arkansas, also has been appointed to the National
Academy of Arbitrators' professional responsibility and grievances
Awards, Degrees, Honors
John T. Bannen, Marquette 1976, LL.M. (taxation)
DePaul, has been certified as an estate planning law specialist by the
Estate Law Specialist Board Inc. He is a partner with the Milwaukee
office of Quarles & Brady LLP, concentrating on estate planning and
settlement, employee benefits, and taxation.
Steven C. Becker, Syracuse 1997 summa cum laude, is
a recipient of the Foley & Lardner LLP ninth annual Founder's Award,
which honors firm members who have made significant nonbillable
contributions to the firm's intellectual property department. He focuses
on patent prosecution, counseling, enforcement and litigation,
licensing, and infringement studies in the Milwaukee office.
William Bertrand, U.W. 1989 cum laude, has been
named a "Top Washington Lawyer" by the Washington Business
Journal. He is vice president, general counsel, corporate
secretary, and corporate compliance officer at MedImmune, Washington,
Professor Carin Clauss is the 2005 recipient of the
Marygold Shire Melli Achievement Award, presented by the Legal
Association for Women. She was selected on the basis of her work as a
teacher at the U.W. Law School, as solicitor of the U.S. Department of
Labor, and as a volunteer with organizations working on labor and
employment law issues.
Three attorneys with Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee, are included
in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Honored
attorneys are Francis R. Croak (commercial litigation
and criminal defense); Thomas J. Drought (trusts and
estates); and William A. Jennaro (alternative dispute
Eighteen lawyers with Davis & Kuel-thau s.c. have been named
"2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. The
recognized attorneys are James E. Braza, Robert
H. Buikema, Robert W. Burns, Dianne S.
Cauble, Scott E. Fiducci, Matthew J. Flanary,
Harold A. Laufer, Russell S. Long,
Kevin J. Lyons, James R. Macy,
Norman J. Matar, Brett K. Miller,
William J. Mulligan, Kathy L.
Nusslock, Mark F. Vetter, Daniel G.
Vliet, Michael R. Wherry, and Everett
E. Wood. In addition, Buikema, Lyons, Macy, Mulligan, Vetter,
and Roger E. Walsh are included in the 2006 edition of
The Best Lawyers in America.
Rebecca R. DeMarb, U.W. 1997, has been nationally
certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of
Certification. She is with Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, and focuses on
business bankruptcy and financial restructuring.
The Hon. John J. DiMotto, U.W. 1974, received the
Jurist of the Year award from the Wisconsin chapter of the Justinian
Society of Lawyers, an affiliate of the National Italian American Bar
Association. He is presiding judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Forty attorneys from the Milwaukee and Madison offices of Foley &
Lardner LLP have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law &
Politics Media Inc. Honored attorneys are: Benjamin J.
Abrohams, Allen A. Arntsen, Michael H.
Auen, Steven R. Barth, Linda E.
Benfield, Christopher S. Berry,
Bernard J. Bobber, Michael A. Bowen,
John F. Callan, Jon P. Christiansen,
Keith A. Christiansen, James R. Clark,
William M. Conley, Lloyd J. Dickinson,
George A. Dionisopoulo, Richard S.
Florsheim, Mark F. Foley, Timothy C.
Frautschi, Richard S. Gallagher, Benjamin F.
Garmer III,Reed Groethe, Edward J. Hammond,
Michael W. Hatch, Joseph P. Hilde-brandt, Emory Ireland, Bradley D.
Jackson, Stanley S. Jaspan, Mark A. Kassel, Allan R. Koritzinsky, James
T. McKeown, Maurice J. McSweeney, David W. Reinecke, Greg W. Renz, Jay
O. Rothman, Nancy J. Sennett, Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Mark A. Thimke,
David G. Walsh, Adam J. Wiensch, and Michael B. Van Sicklen. Florsheim,
Koritzinsky, and Reinecke were named as three of the top 50 lawyers in
James W. Gardner, U.W. 1972, has become a Fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for trial
lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers are
marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism,
civility, and collegiality. He also is included in the 2006 edition of
The Best Lawyers in America. He is a partner with Lawton &
Cates S.C., Madison.
Twenty-seven lawyers from Godfrey & Kahn S.C. have been named
"2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. In the
Milwaukee office: Michael B. Apfeld, Pamela E. Barker, Richard J. Bliss,
Stephen L. Chernof, John A. Dickens, John E. Donahue, William A. Duffin,
Michael J. Dwyer, Henry E. Fuldner, Gardner J. Govan, Arthur J.
Harrington, Melanie Aska Knox, William H. Levit Jr., Diane M. Marchik,
Christopher B. Noyes, James N. Phillips, Howard A. Pollack, and Peter M.
Sommerhauser. In the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn: Jon
E. Anderson, Linda M. Clifford, Paul J. Dombrowski, Mark A. Frankel,
Kevin J. O'Connor, Michael E. Skindrud, and Brady C. Williamson. In the
Appleton office: Daniel T. Flaherty. In the Green Bay office: Timothy F.
Nixon. Sommerhauser was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the state,
and Harrington was named one of the top 50 lawyers in the state.
Michael Hayes, Marquette 1999, received the "My
Hero" award from the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend-a-Hand Program,
sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation.
Hayes, who is with the mass torts and complex litigation practice in the
Chicago office of Marsh USA Inc., was honored for his volunteer work
with Cabrini Connections, which provides tutoring and mentoring services
for at-risk children.
Kimberly A. Hurtado, Marquette 1987, has been named
a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, in recognition
of her significant contributions to construction law practice. She is
managing shareholder of Hurtado S.C., Counselors at Law, Wauwatosa.
The Hon. Mary M. Kuhnmuench, New England School of
Law 1983, received the Outstanding Mentoring award from the Association
for Women Lawyers at the association's annual meeting. She presides over
family law cases in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
David J. McCormick, Marquette 1989, has been awarded
an AV peer review rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He is a
partner with the Techmeier McCormick Group SC, Milwaukee.
Terry F. Peppard, U.W. 1973, is included in the 2006
edition of The Best Lawyers in America for alternative dispute
resolution. He is a sole practitioner in Madison.
Four attorneys with the Milwaukee office of Peterson, Johnson &
Murray S.C. are included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in
America. Honored attorneys are Terry E. Johnson,
U.W. 1975, James T. Murray Jr., Marquette 1974 cum
laude, Donald R. Peterson, U.W. 1958, and William R. Sachse Jr., U.W.
Six attorneys with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP have
been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media
Inc. Attorneys recognized are James R. Cole, Kevin A. Delorey, Roy L.
Prange, Donald K. Schott, Nicholas Seay, and John T. Whiting.
Thomas G. Ragatz, U.W. 1961, is corecipient with his
wife of the 2005 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award, presented by
United Way of Dane County. Ragatz, who is retired from Foley &
Lardner LLP, has volunteered with the United Way, HospiceCare, the YMCA
and other nonprofit agencies, and the Schools of Hope steering
Thirty-six attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. have been
named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc.
Attorneys recognized are James M. Bedore, Robert E. Bellin,
Kristin M. Bergstrom, Peter C. Blain, Bruce T. Block, Steven P. Bogart,
Laura A. Brenner, Donald J. Christl, Robert E. Dallman, Margaret M.
Derus, John A. Erich, David A. Erne, Frederic G. Friedman,
Thomas E. Funk, Richard W. Graber, Scott W. Hansen, David G. Hanson,
Robert J. Heath, John A. Herbers, Patrick J. Hodan, Gary A. Hollman,
Steven D. Huff, Jesse Ishikawa, Michael D. Jankowski, Stephen J.
Liccione, Arthur F. Lubke, Robert E. Meldman,
Mark L. Metz, Philip R. O'Brien, Michael T. Pepke, Timothy P. Reardon,
Anne W. Reed, Robert K. Sholl, Harvey L. Temkin, Michael R.
Smith, and John M. Van Lieshout. Blain, Block,
and Meldman were named as three of the top 50 attorneys in the
Thomas Halloran, Stephen Hayes, and Stuart
Schroeder of The Schroeder Group, S.C., Attorneys at Law,
Waukesha, were named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law &
Politics Media Inc.
Two attorneys with Stroud, Willink & Howard LLC are included in
the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. C.
Vernon Howard, U.W. 1962, recognized for trusts and estates,
has been listed for more than 20 years. H. Dale
Peterson, U.W. 1978, is recognized for commercial
The late John Walsh has been inducted into the
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Walsh was an amateur boxer and a boxing
coach from the 1930s through the 1950s and was with the Madison office
of Foley & Lardner LLP.
John A. Baxter, Marquette 1975, Platteville, March
5, 1950 - Nov. 13, 2005.
Milton M. Chernin, Marquette 1941, Milwaukee, March
30, 1918 - Aug. 28, 2005.
Fred D. Huber Jr., U.W. 1953, Hartland, Aug. 3, 1930
- Oct. 11, 2005.
Hon. Richard O'Melia, Marquette 1948, Bethesda, Md.,
May 24, 1917 - Oct. 26, 2005.
Alan J. Peek, U.W. 1959, Sheboygan, Sept. 10, 1930 -
Oct. 10, 2005.
George F. Redmond, U.W. 1935, Milwaukee, Oct. 23,
1911 - Oct. 17, 2005.
Jeffry P. Van Groll, Valparaiso 1986, Milwaukee,
July 28, 1953 - Nov. 8, 2005.
Eugene E. Welch, U.W. 1950, Savannah, Ga., Feb. 24,
1917 - Dec. 22, 2004.
Max D. Wiviott, U.W. 1939, Rogers, Ariz., Sept. 4,
1915 - Sept. 11, 2005.