Vol. 78, No. 7, July
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Gregg A. Auby, U.W. 1994, has become a shareholder
in Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby S.C. (previously Eustice, Laffey
& Sebranek S.C.), continuing to focus on estate planning, probate,
trust administration, and family law. The firm has offices in Sun
Prairie and Waunakee.
Gwen M. Bee, Oregon 2004, has joined Skinner Law
Firm, Menomonie, as an associate, focusing on estate planning, family
law, and real estate.
Denasha A. Scott, U.W. 1997 magna cum laude, has
been elected a shareholder at Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee. She
focuses on estate planning, taxation, and corporate and business law.
Robin S. Jacobs, American Univ. 1986 cum laude, has
rejoined the firm as an associate in the litigation division.
Robert W. Habich, Marquette 2004 cum laude, has joined
the firm as an associate, focusing on business transactions, real
estate, and estate planning.
John P. D'Angelo, Creighton 2004, has joined
Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling, Bartels S.C., De Pere, as an
associate, concentrating in real estate, estate planning, and business
and corporate transactions and litigation.
Gregory M. Davis, U.W. 1997 with honors, has become
a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, continuing to focus on labor
and employment, particularly background screening law.
Three attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Gardner Carton
& Douglas LLP, all in the health law group. Linda Sauser
Moroney, Iowa 1994 with honors, focuses on tax and corporate
law, nonprofit organizations, health care system restructurings,
affiliations, and mergers, and other types of business formation and
operation issues, and also is a certified public accountant.
Colleen O'Connor Patzer, Minnesota 1996 cum laude,
concentrates in regulatory compliance, risk management, facility survey
and licensure, informed consent, bioethics, and professional licensure.
Robyn Shapiro, Harvard 1977, concentrates on bioethics,
medical staff, health information privacy, informed consent, regulatory
and licensing matters, and human subjects research compliance issues.
She also is professor of bioethics and director of the bioethics center
at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Moroney, Patzer, and Shapiro
previously were with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee.
Kristin J. Gernetzke, Marquette 2002, has joined
O'Flaherty Heim Egan Ltd., La Crosse, as an associate, concentrating on
family law, juvenile law, and criminal defense. She previously worked
for Skemp & Associates S.C.
Two attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. John T.
Reichert, Marquette 2002, has joined the financial institutions
practice group in the Milwaukee office. Linda S.
Schmidt, Columbia 2003, has joined the litigation practice
group in the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn. She
previously was with Swidler Berlin LLP, Washington, D.C.
Jason F. Hahn, U.W. 2002, has joined General
Casualty Co. of Wisconsin, Sun Prairie, as a claim attorney, focusing on
litigation supervision. He previously was an associate with Corneille
Law Group LLC.
Dawn R. Caldart, Marquette 2001, and Lisa C.
Paul, Marquette 1993, have joined First, Albrecht & Blondis
s.c., Milwaukee, as shareholders. Caldart previously was director of
legal services at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Paul previously
was in solo practice. James P. End, Marquette 2001, has
been named a shareholder with the firm. Thomas C. Lenz,
Marquette 2005, has joined the firm as an associate.
Christopher McLaughlin, Marquette 1997, has become
an intellectual property counsel for August Technology Corp.,
Bloomington, Minn. He previously was with Leffert, Jay & Polglaze
Valli Vairavan Gupta, Marquette 1997, has joined
Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC, Chicago, focusing on wealth transfer and
estate and trust administration. She formerly was an associate with von
Briesen & Roper s.c.
Julie Lewis, Minnesota 1988, has joined Carney,
Davies & Thorpe LLC, Janesville, focusing on labor and employment
law. She previously was chief labor negotiator for the state of Missouri
and an instructor at the University of Missouri Columbia Law
Mark P. Manuel, Marquette 2004, has joined the
litigation and risk management practice group of von Briesen & Roper
s.c., Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on litigation and risk
management and banking and commercial transactions.
Lisa M. Moore, U.W. 2004, has joined Hetzel Law
Office LLC, West Bend, as an associate, practicing primarily in criminal
defense and family law.
Richard Murphy, Marquette 1990, has been promoted to
lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, assigned to the 91st Legal
Support Organization, Fort Sheridan, Ill. He is with the U.S. Army Field
Support Command, Rock Island, Ill.
Todd Podell, Marquette 1993, has joined CIBA Vision,
Atlanta, a producer of contact lens products, as head of global
C. Scott Pryor, U.W. 1980, has been promoted to
professor of law at Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Va.
He teaches commercial law courses and also will direct the school's 2005
summer program in international human rights in Strasbourg, France.
Michael R. Vescio, Marquette 1995, has been elected
partner in the Milwaukee office of O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen L.L.C.,
continuing to concentrate on appellate law, complex civil and commercial
litigation, and insurance coverage.
Timothy J. Walther, U.W. 2002, has joined Gendlin
& Liverman S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on plaintiffs' personal injury
matters. He also is a supplemental court commissioner.
V. LaTawn Warsaw, Marquette 2001, has joined Legal
Horizons LLC, Milwaukee and Hartford, focusing on criminal and family
Jeffrey P. Wilcox, U.W. 1991, has been promoted to
the grade of colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's
Corps. He is staff judge advocate for the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air
Force, Lakenheath, England, and will be transferring to Hickam Air Force
Base, Hawaii, where he will be chief of international law for
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces.
Jennifer M. Wilson, Iowa 2004, has joined Urban
& Taylor s.c., Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing exclusively on
plaintiffs' personal injury and employee rights litigation.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Garvey & Stoddard S.C., Madison, has been renamed Garvey
McNeil & McGillivray S.C. Name shareholders are
Edward R. Garvey, U.W. 1969, Kathleen G.
McNeil, U.W. 1997, and Pamela R. McGillivray,
U.W. 1999. Former name shareholder Glenn M. Stoddard,
U.W. 1994, will open a practice in Eau Claire.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has opened a new
office at 483 N. Mulford, #7, Rockford, Ill. William H.
Dietrich, South Dakota 1997, has joined the Rockford office as
an associate, focusing on intellectual property law with an emphasis on
filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications and securing
copyright protection. He previously practiced in Chicago and
Wausau-based Ruder, Ware & Michler L.L.S.C. and
Garvey, Anderson, Johnson, Geraci & Mirr S.C., Eau
Claire, have merged and will use the Ruder Ware
Basil M. Loeb, Marquette 2001, Scott A.
Schmidlkofer, Marquette 2001, and Mark R.
Toth, Marquette 2001, have formed Schmidlkofer &
Toth LLC, 2525 N. Mayfair Rd., #30, Wauwatosa, focusing on
family law, business litigation, criminal and traffic defense, appellate
work, wills, and trusts and estates.
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP has relocated to the
Network222 building, 222 W. Washington Ave., Madison.
Thomas J. Basting Sr., U.W. 1962, has been appointed
by Gov. Jim Doyle to the State of Wisconsin Educational Communications
Board and also has been appointed to the finance and audit committee of
the U.W. Hospital & Clinics Authority board. He is a senior
shareholder in the Madison office of Brennan, Steil & Basting
Lynn J. Bodi, U.W. 1987, has been elected to the
board of trustees of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. She is
cofounder of The Law Center for Children & Families, Madison.
James J. Casey Jr., Dayton 1988, has been elected to
the board of the National Council of University Research Administrators
and also is a select university delegate to the University-Industry
Partnership Project. He is executive director of the office of sponsored
programs at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.
Michael R. Christopher, U.W. 1972, has been
appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Judicial Council, serving
on the evidence and civil procedure committee. He is with DeWitt Ross
& Stevens S.C., Madison, focusing on real estate and land use
James Duvall, Minnesota 1978, has become
Buffalo/Pepin County circuit court judge. He was appointed by Gov. Jim
Doyle to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon.
Dane Morey. Duvall previously was Buffalo County
district attorney and corporation counsel, and was in private practice
with Hartman & Duvall s.c., Attorneys at Law, Alma.
The Eastern District Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president Daniel T. Flaherty,
Appleton; president-elect Dean A. Strang,
Milwaukee; vice president Scott J. Campbell,
Milwaukee; secretary Catherine R. Grogan,
Milwaukee; and treasurer Robert L. Gegios,
Charles P. Fischbach, U.W. 1967, has been appointed
to the board of commissioners of the Chicago Commission on Human
Relations by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Fischbach is an arbitrator,
focusing on labor and employment disputes.
Scott B. Franklin, Marquette 1995, C.P.A., has been
appointed vice chair of the federal taxation committee of the Wisconsin
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a tax manager with
Kohler & Franklin CPAs, Glendale.
Hal Karas, Northeastern 1978, has been appointed
chair of the State Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. He is a
partner with the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP,
focusing on negotiation and documentation of development, planned
community and commercial real estate transactions, land use
entitlements, lending transactions, and workouts.
David H. Nispel, U.W. 1984, has been elected vice
president of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association. He is the city
of Middleton municipal court judge and is deputy chief counsel for the
Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.
The Kewaunee County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president Troy C. Dalebroux,
Luxemburg; vice president Steven G. Richards,
Casco; and secretary/treasurer the Hon. Dennis J.
Grant C. Killoran, Minnesota 1989, has been
reelected as a State Bar delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. He is a
partner with the litigation practice group at Michael Best &
Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, focusing on complex business and health care
Mark A. Shiller, Michigan 1994, has been appointed
chair of the Estate and Trust Planning and Administration section at von
Briesen & Roper s.c. He focuses on wills, trusts, marital property
agreements, and other trust and estate issues at the firm's Mequon,
Brookfield, and Milwaukee offices.
The La Crosse Young Lawyers Association has elected the following
officers: president Kathryn D. Schmidt, La
Crosse; vice president Mindy N. Wiesjahn,
Onalaska; and secretary/treasurer Todd E.
Schroeder, La Crosse.
Pamela Pepper, Cornell 1989, has been appointed to a
14-year term as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of Wisconsin. She previously had a solo practice,
Pamela Pepper Attorney at Law S.C., Milwaukee.
William J. Rameker, Iowa 1972, has been elected
chair of Special Olympics Wisconsin Inc. He is a member of Murphy
Desmond S.C., Madison, focusing on corporate restructuring and
John Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, has been selected
to chair the Republican Party of Wisconsin resolutions committee, which
assembles the party's platform. He is with American Transmission Co.
The Washington County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president Christine E. Ohlis;
president-elect Christine Eisenmann Knudtson;
secretary Ryan J. Hetzel; and treasurer
Maureen Murray Volk, all of West Bend.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Thomas W. Batterman, U.W. 1982, was recognized by
the Association of Independent Trust Companies for his outstanding past
service as a director and past president of the board. He is president
of Vigil Trust & Financial Advocacy, Wausau.
Michelle A. Behnke, U.W. 1988, has been selected to
join the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, whose membership is
limited to attorneys with established expertise and a minimum of 10
years' experience in real estate law who observe high standards of
professional and ethical conduct and have contributed to the improvement
of real estate law. She is with Michelle A. Behnke Attorney at Law,
Madison, and is past president of the State Bar.
T. Dennis George, U.W. 1966, received an honorary
Doctor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University at the
school's May commencement ceremony, at which he delivered the keynote
address. He has a solo practice in Seattle, focusing on business
counseling, litigation, mediation, and arbitration.
Paul W. Humphrey, U.W. 1989, received a "Difference
Maker" award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his commitment to
the victims of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. He is a Dane
County assistant district attorney.
The Hon. Robert G. Mawdsley, Marquette 1975, has
been named 2005 Judge of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the
American Board of Trial Advocates. The award recognizes a jurist who
exhibits fairness, diligence, scholarship, and a willingness to treat
litigants and lawyers with respect. Mawdsley is a Waukesha County
circuit court judge.
Michael Maistelman, Franklin Pierce 1994, has been
named a "Rising Star of Politics 2005" by Campaigns and
Elections magazine for his work representing Democratic candidates
and organizations in election and campaign finance matters in Wisconsin.
He is with the Law Offices of Michael S. Maistelman, Milwaukee.
ABC for Health Inc. and Bobby
Peterson, U.W. 1987, received a Good Samaritan Award from
Edgewood College and Samaritan Counseling Center at a ceremony in May,
in recognition of going above and beyond the call of duty in helping
Jere D. McGaffey, Harvard 1961, received the 2005
Distinguished Service Award from the ABA Section of Taxation at a
ceremony in May for his outstanding contributions to the section, the
tax system, and tax education. He is a partner emeritus at Foley &
Lardner, Milwaukee, where he focused on tax, estate planning, and
Randy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977 cum laude, is
included in the 2005-06 edition of Marquis Who's Who in
America. He is a partner with the Milwaukee office of Weiss
Berzowski Brady LLP, focusing on estate planning, family business
planning, tax, trusts, and probate, and also is a certified public
Robert V. Petershack, U.W. 1994, has been certified
as a commercial arbitrator by the Institute of Conflict Management LLC,
San Diego. He is a partner with the Madison office of Michael Best &
Friedrich LLP, focusing on copyright and trademark law, software and
technology licensing agreements, and arbitration of technology and
intellectual property disputes.
Tobin Richer, DePaul 1998, has been selected for
participation in the executive leadership program sponsored by the
America's Health Insurance Plans Foundation. He is general counsel for
TrustSolutions LLC, Milwaukee.
Paul M. Schmidt, Kansas 1990, has been admitted to
the Florida Bar. He is a partner with Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison,
focusing on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and
business and real estate.
Gerald J. Bloch, U.W. 1964, Michael I.
Tarnoff, Marquette 1963, and Ted M.
Warshafsky, U.W. 1952, all with Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff,
Reinhardt & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee, are included in the 2005-06
edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This is the 20th
consecutive listing for Warshafsky.
Elizabeth T. Russell, Pace 1986, has authored
Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual
Artists (Ruly Press 2005). She is the art law columnist for Art
Richard A. Stack Jr., Marquette 1975, presented a
commercial law course at Marquette Law School in the spring 2005
semester. He is with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz,
A.M. Chudnow, Marquette 1937, Milwaukee, July 17,
1913 April 20, 2005.
Hibbard H. Engler, Marquette 1952, Appleton, May 31,
1925 Feb. 20, 2005.
Richard L. Everson, U.W. 1955, Milwaukee, July 2,
1927 May 7, 2005.
Robert V. Fowler, Fond du Lac, March 24, 1924
Feb. 11, 2005.
Cyril A. Gray Jr., U.W. 1957, Superior, Nov. 13,
1928 Oct. 17, 2004.
O.G. Hamilton, Marquette 1939, Madison, Jan. 15,
1912 Feb. 19, 2005.
Warner H. Henrickson, Harvard 1939, Homewood, Ill.,
Nov. 12, 1915 April 11, 2005.
Arthur W. Jorgensen Jr., U.W. 1958, Madison, Feb.
23, 1934 March 24, 2005.
William J. Lukacevich, Marquette 1952, Milwaukee,
May 19, 1922 Nov. 1, 2004.
Paul E. Myerson, U.W. 1948, Washington, D.C., Oct.
7, 1922 Feb. 22, 2005.
Charles W. Peckarsky, U.W. 1934, Thiensville, June
22, 1911 Feb. 26, 2005
Gene Posner, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee, May 29, 1914
April 6, 2005.
Pierce T. Purcell, U.W. 1956, Prairie du Sac, May
22, 1928 March 22, 2005.
Lawrence W. Rice, U.W. 1953, Beloit, Dec. 25, 1920
Dec. 28, 2004.
Hon. Walter J. Swietlik, Marquette 1960, Fredonia,
April 20, 1935 April 21, 2005.
Adam E. Wolf, Marquette, Mequon, March 1, 1914
Sept. 27, 2004.