Vol. 78, No. 2, February
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Daniel L. Abelson, Marquette 2003, has joined
Fabyanske, Westra & Hart P.A., Minneapolis, as an associate,
concentrating in construction and commercial litigation.
Henry M. Abromson, Marquette 2004, has joined the
Baltimore office of Ober/Kaler as a staff attorney in the construction
group. He previously worked for the Milwaukee Brewers and for Intersport
Inc., a sports marketing firm.
Christopher H. Buslee, North Dakota 1974, has joined
the Montana Attorney General's Office, Helena, Mont. He previously
practiced in Ladysmith.
Ryan C. Cari, Univ. of St. Thomas 2004, has joined
Heywood, Cari & Anderson S.C., Hudson, as an associate, focusing on
estate planning, business planning, and civil litigation.
James J. Casey Jr., Dayton 1988, has been named
executive director of the office of sponsored programs at Cardinal
Stritch University, Milwaukee.
W. Richard Chiapete, Marquette 1991, has been
promoted to deputy district attorney for the Racine County District
Three attorneys have been elected shareholders in Habush Habush &
Rottier S.C. Christine Esser, Drake 1994, is in the
Sheboygan office. Molly Lavin, Marquette 1995, is in
the Milwaukee office. Anne MacArthur, U.W. 1987, is in
the Madison office.
Three attorneys have joined Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee.
David A. McClurg, U.W. 1980 cum laude, is a shareholder
and head of the labor and employment group, representing business,
municipal, and nonprofit employers. Aimee M.
McCutcheon, U.W. 2004 cum laude, is an associate, focusing on
litigation and municipal law. She previously was a special prosecutor in
Green Lake County. Lauri A. Schumacher, Stanford 2001
with distinction, is an associate, focusing on litigation. She
previously practiced in San Francisco.
Michael J. Mnichowicz, Marquette 1993, and
William L. Shenkenberg, U.W. 1995 cum laude, have been
promoted to shareholder at Davis & Kuelthau s.c. Mnichowicz, a
member of the business and corporate team, focuses on real estate law in
the downtown Milwaukee office. Shenkenberg, a member of the litigation
team, focuses on commercial litigation and products liability defense in
the Brookfield office. Jennifer M. Natzke, Hamline
2004, has joined the firm's Green Bay office as an associate on the
business and corporate team.
Three attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. James T.
Prosser, U.W. 1986, has joined the corporate practice group in
the Appleton office, primarily focusing on business, insurance, and
employment law. He previously was general counsel, corporate secretary,
and chief administrative officer at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.,
Neenah. Jynine A. Strand, Marquette 1991, has joined
the real estate practice group in the Waukesha office, where her
practice includes construction law, sales and acquisitions, and
financing, leasing, and exchanging residential and commercial projects.
She previously was a shareholder with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Mark P. Tilkens, Marquette 2002, has joined the
litigation and labor and employment practice groups in the Appleton and
Madison offices, primarily focusing on complex business and employment
litigation. He previously was with the Madison office of Foley &
Erik R. Guenther, U.W. 2002, has joined Hurley,
Burish & Milliken S.C., Madison, in the criminal defense practice
group. He previously practiced in Racine.
James J. Hegarty, Chicago 1999, has joined the
Chicago office of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, focusing on
antitrust matters. He previously was an associate with McDermott, Will
& Emery, Chicago.
Gini L. Hendrickson, Pace 2002, has joined Cassiani
Law Office, with offices in Appleton and Green Bay, focusing on estate
and tax planning, business planning, and real estate matters.
Christina Isackson, U.W. 2004 cum laude, has joined
Carney, Davies & Thorpe LLC, Janesville, as an associate, focusing
on family law, estate planning and wills, and general litigation.
Thomas P. Kinney, Marquette 1996, has joined
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Madison, concentrating on
insurance defense. He previously practiced in New York City.
Debra E. Kuper, Marquette 1997, has become assistant
general counsel for global procurement for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
Bentonville, Ark. She previously was corporate counsel and assistant
secretary for Tenneco Automotive, Lake Forest, Ill.
Emma K. Lehner, U.W. 1997 cum laude, has been
promoted to special assistant attorney general with the Arizona Attorney
General's Office, Phoenix, assisting with special projects and
Patrick J. Murphy, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1990,
has joined Kirchner & Buchko Law Office S.C., Sheboygan, as an
associate, focusing on business and estate planning.
Matthew S. MacWilliams, Hamline 1999, has joined
Solheim Billing & Grimmer S.C., Madison, as an associate, practicing
in residential and commercial real estate, corporate, and business
Brian A. Chou, U.W. 2003, and Sharon M.
Horozaniecki, Marquette 2004, have joined the credit and
collections department of Messerli & Kramer P.A., in the Plymouth
office. Chou previously was a judicial law clerk. Horozaniecki
previously was an intern with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Christopher J. Pahl, U.W. 2004, and
Christopher M. Toner, U.W. 2002, have joined Metzler
& Hager S.C., Green Bay, as associates.
Jerome D. Okarma, Northwestern 1977, has been
promoted to vice president, secretary, and general counsel of Johnson
Controls Inc., Milwaukee.
Luis F. Padilla, U.W. 1975, has been promoted to
deputy regional attorney in the National Labor Relations Board's
regional office in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, supervising the processing of
unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions.
Kirk Pelikan, Marquette 2004, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP as an associate,
focusing on labor and employment law and employee benefits. He
previously was an associate with Levy & Levy S.C., Cedarburg.
Thomas H. Taylor, U.W. 1982 with honors, has joined
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, La Crosse, as a partner, focusing on
health care, corporate, and contract law. He previously was chief legal
officer at Gundersen Lutheran Health System.
Patricia Torkildson, U.W. 1979, has been named
counsel with Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison, practicing in banking law
with an emphasis on consumer financial services. She previously was
associate general counsel at the Credit Union National Association
(CUNA) and CUNA Mutual Group, Madison.
Chad E. Fickett, U.W. 2000 cum laude, has been
promoted to head of the legal team in the mutual fund administration
department, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC, Milwaukee. Rachel A.
Lohrey, U.W. 2004 cum laude, and Angela L.
Pingel, Marquette 2002 cum laude, have joined the legal team as
legal compliance administrators. Pingel previously was an associate with
Krukowski & Costello S.C.
Paul Van Den Heuvel, Marquette 1998 cum laude, has
been promoted to assistant general counsel at Marshfield Clinic,
Gregory A. Kotsonis, Univ. of Dayton 1992, and
Sara J. MacCarthy, Marquette 1996, have joined von
Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Kotsonis is with the business
practice group. He previously practiced with his father at the Law
Offices of George N. Kotsonis. MacCarthy is with the litigation and risk
management practice group. She previously was a law clerk for the Hon.
Charles B. Schudson of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
Daniel E. Waldman, U.W. 2002 cum laude, has joined
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, San Francisco, as an
associate in the employment law department. He previously was an
associate with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
Daniel L. Woehrer, U.W. 1987, has become special
assistant to the rector of Saint Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary,
focusing on major gifts and planned giving. He previously was a vice
president and senior trust officer with a financial services company in
John M. Wood, Hamline 1996, has become a partner
with Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville. He concentrates in business,
real estate, and family law.
Two attorneys have been promoted at WPS Health Insurance, Madison.
Cheryl R. Lutz, U.W. 1996, has been promoted to
director of regulatory compliance and compliance attorney.
Bradley J. Trudell, Marquette 1997, has been promoted
to director of privacy services and compliance attorney.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Bridget Henry Andruscavage, Hamline 1998, has opened
AND Law Offices PLLC, 3380 Annapolis Lane, Suite B-200,
Plymouth, Minn. The firm concentrates on wills, trusts, and probate,
real estate, and business legal services.
Ashby & Whitmire L.L.P., Houston, has become
Ashby Crinion LLP. Gregory P. Crinion,
U.W. 1985, is with the firm, which concentrates on business law.
Charles Cummings, Marquette 1980, has opened
Cummings Law Office LLC, 675 N. Brookfield Rd.,
Brookfield, focusing on corporate, energy, and utility law, and estate
planning. He previously was in-house counsel for We Energies,
Gregory I. Devorkin, C.P.A., Marquette 1993, has
formed Devorkin & Co. LLC, 11518 N. Port Washington
Rd., Suite 102, Mequon, focusing on real estate law.
Merrick R. Domnitz, Hamline 1977 cum laude, and
Anthony J. Skemp, Marquette 1998, have established
Domnitz & Skemp S.C., 825 N. Jefferson St.,
Milwaukee. The firm focuses on personal injury matters, including
automobile accidents, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, premises
liability, worker's compensation, product liability, dog injuries, and
Jeffrey R. Wisnicky, Northern Illinois 2003 with
honors, has assumed the practice of the Ebbeson Law
Office, Sturgeon Bay. Jim Ebbeson, DePaul
1963, will remain of counsel to the firm.
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. has opened a new
office at 2108 Kohler Memorial Dr., Sheboygan. Christine D.
Esser, Drake 1994, is the primary attorney in the new
Edwin Hughes, Chicago 1978, has formed Edwin
Hughes Law Office, 3 S. Pinckney St., Suite 700, Madison,
focusing on litigation and utility and regulatory law. Hughes previously
was a Wisconsin assistant attorney general.
Walter J. Lanier, Michigan 1995, Coral D.
Pleas, Marquette 1993, and Robert J. Hopkins,
Kansas City 1996, have formed Lanier, Pleas & Hopkins
Ltd., 827 N. 34th St., Milwaukee. The firm concentrates in
business law, civil litigation, and estate planning.
Angela C. Kachelski, Marquette 1994, has joined her
husband James E. Kachelski, Marquette 1993, to form
The Kachelski Law Firm S.C., 11649 N. Port Washington
Rd., Suite 222, Mequon. Angela Kachelski focuses on criminal defense and
criminal and civil appeals, and James Kachelski maintains a general
Mays Law Office LLC has moved to 5944 Seminole
Centre Ct., Suite 200, Madison.
Thomas J. Basting Sr., U.W. 1962, and the Hon.
Gerald C. Nichol, U.W. 1963, have formed
Midwest Mediation LLC. Basting is of counsel to
Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., Madison. Nichol formerly was a Dane
County Circuit Court judge.
Craig E. Miller, U.W. 1969, has opened
MillerLaw S.C., 705 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish
Bay, emphasizing wills, probate, traffic, and family law. He previously
was a partner in Miller & Stansberry S.C., Milwaukee.
Carney, Davies & Thorpe LLC, Janesville, and
Milwaukee-based Michael Best & Friedrich LLP have
formed the Wisconsin Law Alliance. The firms continue
to be separate and are not affiliated for the practice of law.
Urban Taylor & Stawski Ltd. has changed its name
to Urban Taylor & Lee s.c. and has moved to the
Collins Elwell Mansion, 1363 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Jay
Urban, Marquette 1992, and Scott Taylor,
Marquette 1992, are principal shareholders, and Darryl
Lee, U.W. 1986, has joined the firm as a partner.
Rebecca Salawdeh, U.W. 1996, and Kathleen
Healy, Marquette 2003, are associates.
Pierski & Gray LLP, Milwaukee, has changed its name to Pierski,
Mann & Grey LLP.
The Association for Women Lawyers has chosen the following officers
and directors: president - Catherine M. Priebe
Hertzberg, Milwaukee; president-elect - Ann M.
Devine, Milwaukee; secretary - Deborah A.
Krukowski, Milwaukee; treasurer - Pamela
Pepper, Milwaukee; membership director - Lori
Eshleman, Milwaukee; professionalism director - Hon.
Mary E. Triggiano, Wauwatosa; program director -
Margo S. Kirchner, Milwaukee; special events director -
Catherine R. Grogan, Milwaukee; and past president -
Susan E. Lovern, Milwaukee.
Donald L. Bach, U.W. 1974, has been appointed to the
Wisconsin Judicial Commission by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Bach is a
partner with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, concentrating on
Anne Knauff, Marquette 1983, has been named to a
second two-year term on the board of Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn. She
is retired from federal service.
Dana M. Lach, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has been elected
to the board of directors of the Milwaukee Public Museum. She is with
the business law department of Foley & Lardner LLP, focusing on
bonding and finance matters.
Harlan A. Loeb, Minnesota 1991, has been appointed
to the Presidential Commission on the American Jury System, which is
charged with proposing reforms in and initiating a public celebration of
the jury system. He is U.S. director of litigation services with Hill
& Knowlton, Chicago.
James Naugler, U.W. 1979, has been elected president
of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin. He is a partner with Moen
Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse, concentrating on civil and insurance
Heather A. Rippl, U.W. 1998, has been admitted to
practice in the U.S.Virgin Islands territorial and district courts. She
is with Bryant, Barnes, Moss & Beckstedt L.L.P., Christiansted, St.
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, practicing in insurance defense, labor, and
Terry W. Rose, U.W. 1967, has been appointed by the
Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Board of Administrative Oversight, which
monitors the fairness, effectiveness, and efficiency of the state's
lawyer regulation system. He is a partner with Rose & Rose
Attorneys, Kenosha, and is vice chair of the Kenosha County Board of
Arnold P. Anderson, Marquette 1969, has authored the
revised edition of Wisconsin Insurance Law (State Bar CLE
Books, 5th ed. 2004). He is with Mohr & Anderson LLC, Madison.
Robert C. Angermeier, Indiana 1975, and
David Traver, U.W. 1992, presented "Techniques in Field
Dressing Vocational Expert Testimony" at the National Association of
Social Security Claimants' Representatives Fall Convention in
Philadelphia. Angermeier is with Angermeier & Rogers, Milwaukee.
Traver is with Traver Law Offices, Milwaukee.
William F. Greenhalgh, UCLA 1978, has coauthored
A Will Is Not Enough in Wisconsin (Eagle Pub. Co. 2004). He is
with Greenhalgh & Krueger S.C., with offices in Madison, Baraboo,
Milwaukee, and Janesville, concentrating in estate planning and wealth
E. Kelly Keady, St. Louis Univ. 1992, has written
The Cross of St. Maro, a legal/political novel. He is with
Biersdorf & Associates S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on eminent domain
Ely Leichtling, Virginia 1979, and Pamela
Ploor, Harvard 1993, coauthored "When Applicants Apply Through
the Internet," Employee Relations Law Journal (Autumn 2004).
They are partners with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady
Joseph S. Spence Sr., Washburn 1989, won third place
in the 2004 Midwest Literary Festival Poetry Slam.
The revised second edition of the Wisconsin Juvenile Law
Handbook was recently issued by State Bar CLE Books. The book was
written by Kellie M. Krake, U.W. 1991, and Gina
M. Pruski, U.W. 1992, both with the State Public Defender's
Office, Madison, and by the late Virginia A. Pomeroy,
Minnesota 1981, a former deputy state public defender.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Thomas A. Bailey, Marquette 1967, is included in the
2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is with
Bailey Law Office, Whitefish Bay, focusing on family law, particularly
divorce and custody matters.
Robert Bultman, Marquette 1993, received the
Metropolitan Builders Association 2004 Associate of the Year award. He
is with McNally, Maloney & Peterson S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on
construction law and commercial litigation.
Jim Caraway, Marquette 1977, received the U.S. Coast
Guard Distinguished Public Service Award in October, in recognition of
his work as chair of the Coast Guard Foundation since 2002, including
helping the foundation raise more than $7 million. He is with James T.
Caraway Law Offices, Milwaukee.
Eighteen attorneys with DeWitt Ross & Stevens
S.C. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best
Lawyers in America.
Patrick G. Quick, Michigan 1984 magna cum laude, and
Jay O. Rothman, Harvard 1985 cum laude, have been named
to the 2005 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms. Both
attorneys are partners with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner
LLP. Quick focuses on securities law compliance, acquisitions, and
takeover defense. Rothman practices primarily in mergers and
acquisitions, securities law, takeover defense, and general corporate
and business law.
Foley & Lardner LLP received a 2004 Legal IT
Award from Legal IT magazine for the firm's FOLEY:ClientSuite
extranet, a central case management and storage system.
Fifty-one attorneys from the Wisconsin offices of Foley & Lardner
LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in
America. The following attorneys are among them (the balance will
appear in the March issue): Gregory F. Monday, U.W.
1993; Blaine R. Renfert, Michigan 1987; Gregg
H. Dooge, Stanford 1984; Russell J. Barron,
New York 1974; Ralf R. Boer, U.W. 1974; Wendy
Reed Bosworth, Marquette 1988; and John F.
Callan, Marquette 1984.
The following have been included in the publication for 10 years:
Michael H. Auen, U.W. 1975; Christopher S.
Berry, Chicago 1976; Harry C. Engstrom, U.W.
1974; Joseph P. Hildebrandt, Harvard 1969;
Bradley D. Jackson, Michigan 1986; David W.
Reinecke, U.W. 1982; Michael B. Van Sicklen,
U.W. 1979; David G. Walsh, Harvard 1970;
William J. Abraham Jr., Michigan 1972; Linda E.
Benfield, Chicago 1985; Michael M. Biehl,
Harvard 1976; Michael A. Bowen, Harvard 1976;
Richard H. Casper, Northwestern 1975; Jon P.
Christiansen, Vanderbilt 1975; Keith A.
Christiansen, U.W. 1968; and James R. Clark,
These attorneys have been included in the publication for 20
years:Benjamin J. Abrohams, Michigan 1969;
Allan R. Koritzinsky, U.W. 1966; and Leonard S.
Sosnowski, Michigan 1968.
Dominic Frinzi, Marquette 1951, and Vel
Phillips, U.W. 1951, received the inaugural Ray Cannon Justice
Award from Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin Inc. in Milwaukee in
November. The award, named for the late trial attorney and U.S.
representative Ray Cannon, recognizes excellence in the pursuit of
justice. Frinzi is with Dominic H. Frinzi Law Office, Milwaukee.
Phillips is with Law Office of Vel Phillips, Milwaukee.
Eunice Gibson, U.W. 1973, received the 2004
President's Award as the most outstanding associate member from the
International Municipal Lawyers Association. She is a part-time
instructor at Madison Area Technical College and formerly was Madison
The following attorneys with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. are included in
the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: from the
Milwaukee office: Richard J. Bliss, U.W. 1976;
John A. Dickens, U.W. 1981; John E.
Donahue, U.W. 1975; Henry E. Fuldner, Michigan
1971; Dudley J. Godfrey Jr., Michigan 1950;
Arthur J. Harrington, U.W. 1975; Kenneth C.
Hunt, Duke 1976; Robert L. Kamholz Jr.,
Michigan 1978; Melanie Aska Knox, U.W. 1983;
Terrence K. Knudsen, U.W. 1971; Debra S.
Koenig, Chicago 1978; William H. Levit Jr.,
Harvard 1979; James N. Phillips, Iowa 1979;
Howard A. Pollack, U.W. 1973; and Peter M.
Sommerhauser, Northwestern 1968.
The following attorneys were included from the Madison office,
LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn: Linda M. Clifford, U.W.
1974; Paul J. Dombrowski, Iowa 1991; Mark A.
Frankel, U.W. 1973; Thomas A. Hoffner, U.W.
1975; Kevin J. O'Connor, Harvard 1976; and
Brady C. Williamson, Georgetown 1975.
Forty-three attorneys with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP are
included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
The following are among them (the balance will be listed in the March
issue): Scott C. Beightol, U.W. 1988; Marshall
R. Berkoff, Harvard 1962; Linda H. Bochert,
U.W. 1974; John A. Busch, Duke 1976; David J.
Cannon, Marquette 1960; Richard J. Canter,
Hofstra 1976; David A. Crass, U.W. 1991; Scott
H. Engroff, Michigan 1967; Gerald L. Fellows,
Marquette 1992; Joseph A. Gemignani, Michigan 1958;
F. William Haberman, Harvard 1965; David J.
Hanson, U.W. 1968; Michael E. Husmann, Wake
Forest 1976; Robert J. Johannes, Chicago 1977;
Richard Z. Kabaker, Michigan 1959; Jerome H.
Kringel, Yale 1966; Raymond R. Krueger, U.W.
1972; Richard J. Langer, U.W. 1974; Tod. B.
Linstroth, U.W. 1973; and Gregory J. Lynch,
Four attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison, were named to
the 2004 Honor Roll of Greater Madison's Most Civic-Minded Leaders by
In Business magazine. Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W.
1968, focuses on corporate and securities law, insurance regulatory and
administrative law, and general business law. John S.
Robison, Illinois 1978, concentrates on privately-held
businesses, including business transactions, taxation, and health care.
Donald K. Schott, Harvard 1980, focuses on litigation,
including securities, medical malpractice, business fraud, and
commercial disputes. Anthony A. Tomaselli, U.W. 1988,
concentrates on commercial litigation and disputes, including patent,
trademark, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes.
Fifty-eight attorneys with the Milwaukee offices of Quarles
& Brady LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The
Best Lawyers in America, and a total of 67 statewide.
Twenty-six attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. are
included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Attorneys being honored with their tenth consecutive appearance are
Jesse S. Ishikawa, Michigan 1980; Harvey L.
Temkin, Illinois 1978; Kristin A. Bergstrom,
U.W. 1979; Peter C. Blain, Georgetown 1978;
Bruce T. Block, Boston 1979; Donald J.
Christl, Chicago 1966; Robert E. Dallman,
Kansas 1973; David A. Erne, Harvard 1968;
Frederic G. Friedman, Northwestern 1973; Gary
A. Hollman, Michigan 1972; and John M. Van
Lieshout, Marquette 1981. Attorneys with 20 consecutive
mentions are Arthur F. Lubke Jr., Michigan 1963;
Robert E. Meldman, Marquette 1962; Allen N.
Rieselbach, Harvard 1956; and Richard A. Van
Deuren, Harvard 1954.
Jessica Shoemaker, U.W. 2004, and Samantha Webb
Kading, a third-year U.W. Law School student, have received Skadden
Fellowships, presented annually to judicial clerks and law students who
have shown exceptional promise in public interest law. Shoemaker,
currently a law clerk for the Hon. Daniel M. Ebel, 10th Circuit Court of
Appeals, Denver, will work with the Farmers Legal Action Group, St.
Ted M. Warshafsky, U.W. 1952, is included in the
2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is with
Warshafsky Law Firm, Milwaukee.
John D. Neal, U.W. 1973, Helen L.
Schott, U.W. 1976, and Margaret Stafford, U.W.
1972, are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in
America. They are with Stafford & Neal S.C., Madison, focusing
on worker's compensation law.
David J. Walsh, U.W. 1974, was named a Distinguished
Fellow by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors at a
conference in Amman, Jordan, in October. He is executive vice president
and general counsel at SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co., New York
The Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund (WEJF) honored two Wisconsin
attorneys at a dinner in November. The Hon. Patricia D.
McMahon, Emory 1968, received the Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime
Achievement Award for her outstanding efforts in the development and
delivery of pro bono legal services. She is with the Milwaukee County
Circuit Court. Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, Boston College
1985, received the WEJF Distinguished Service Award. He is managing
attorney with the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy.
Pro Bono, Public Service
Members of the Barron County Bar Association, led by President
Mark O. Dobberfuhl, U.W. 1972, and Barron County
Circuit Court judges and staff members dedicated a plaque and planted an
oak tree in memory of SPC/4 Paul Sturino, who was killed in Iraq in
September. Sturino was the son of Christine L. Wetzel, a court reporter
for the Barron County Circuit Court.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has established the Godfrey
& Kahn Fellowship in Law, which annually will provide a full
three-year scholarship to a Legal Education Opportunities Program
participant who enrolls in the U.W. Law School. Each recipient also will
receive mentoring and be employed as a summer associate at one of the
firm's five offices. The first recipient is C. Wade Harrison.
Winners of the eighth annual Lynford Lardner Community Service Award,
awarded by Foley & Lardner LLP to firm employees
for significant civil and volunteer involvement, are Richard
Gallagher, Harvard 1967, Bruce Keyes, U.W.
1990, and Penny Wagner. The firm makes a $5,000 donation for each award
winner. Gallagher is a partner in the tax and individual planning
department. Keyes is a senior counsel in the regulatory department.
Wagner is a legal secretary.
Daniel M. Byrnes, Univ. of San Francisco 1963,
Amery, July 29, 1937 - July 31, 2004.
Lawrence K. Gardner, Marquette 1954, Milwaukee, June
4, 1921 - Feb. 9, 2004.
Herbert W. Johnson, U.W. 1934, Sturgeon Bay, June
19, 1910 - Jan. 8, 2004.
John W. Mellinger, Marquette 1949, Milwaukee, June
5, 1922 - Aug. 9, 2004.
John B. Menn, U.W. 1947, Vero Beach, Fla., June 16,
1914 - Oct. 22, 2004.
Erich Mildenberg, John Marshall 1972, Milwaukee,
Aug. 4, 1929 - July 17, 2004.
Lynne H. Miller, Pepperdine 1987, Madison, March 17,
1949 - Oct. 19, 2004.
Byron C. Ostby, U.W. 1951, Madison, Aug. 17, 1924 -
April 28, 2003.
Marvin Resnick, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, July 23, 1923
- Aug. 20, 2004.
Robert C. Sullivan, Georgetown 1948, Arlington, Va.,
July 2, 1918 - Nov. 14, 2003.
Charles H. Wheeler, U.W. 1972, Green Bay, July 26,
1942 - July 17, 2003.
Jere W. Wiedenman, Marquette 1976, Whitewater, Oct.
22, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2004.
Elwin J. Zarwell, Marquette 1950, Sun City West,
Ariz., July 3, 1927 - July 18, 2003.