Vol. 78, No. 9, September
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Jeffrey T. Batovsky, U.W. 1997, has become director
of human resources and legal counsel for Glenbrook Security Services
Inc. and Glenbrook Enterprises Inc., Glenview, Ill., and has been
admitted to the Illinois Bar. He previously was a litigation associate
at Weiss Law Office.
Linda Bennett, U.W. 1989, has become Democratic
staff director for the health subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee
on Veterans Affairs. She previously was a lobbyist for the American
Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO.
John M. Bolger, Marquette 2003, has joined Schmidt,
Rupke, Tess-Mattner & Fox S.C., Brookfield, as an associate,
focusing on civil litigation, including personal injury, business, real
estate, foreclosures, and collections. He previously was an associate
with Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Brandon E. Bowlin, Dayton 2004, has joined Heuer Law
Offices S.C., Milwaukee. The firm practices exclusively in creditors'
Thomas G. Cullen, Marquette 1986, has joined
Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth S.C., Elkhorn, and focuses on
real estate and development matters. He previously was a staff attorney
with the Wisconsin Realtors® Association.
Timothy R. Kraft, Marquette 2005, and Jeremy
R. McKenzie, Marquette 2005, have joined the Milwaukee office
of Davis & Kuelthau s.c. as associates. Kraft concentrates in
corporate law, real estate, and commercial finance. McKenzie
concentrates in commercial and civil litigation.
Joseph M. Fasi II, Stetson 1983, has joined
Greenhalgh Krueger Hernandez & Fasi S.C. (formerly Greenhalgh &
Krueger S.C.) as a shareholder. He is managing partner of the Milwaukee
office and focuses on civil trials, professional negligence, personal
injury, family law, real estate, and sports and entertainment law.
Alyssa (Kornacki) Gallot, Marquette 1993, has been
elected a partner in the Paris office of Baker & McKenzie SCP. She
is with the mergers and acquisitions/private equity group and handles
cross-border acquisitions, venture capital transactions, and joint
venture and strategic partnership implementation.
Michael S. Gibbs, Marquette 2005, has joined
Averbeck & Hammer S.C., Fond du Lac, as an associate. His practice
areas include personal injury, litigation, guardianship, and real
Michael A. Hayes, Marquette 1999, has been promoted
to vice president of Marsh USA Inc. He is a consultant with the mass
torts and complex litigation consulting practice in the company's
Michael J. Hogan, St. Louis Univ. 1978, has been
appointed acting associate director of university mission and identity
at Marquette University. He also is opening a private mediation practice
and continues to teach trial practice at Marquette Law School.
Three attorneys have joined Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee.
Laura Lindner, U.W. 1993 cum laude, is a shareholder,
concentrating in employment and benefits litigation. She formerly was a
partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw and senior counsel at SBC
Communications Inc. C. Ann Jordan, Iowa 2004, and
Dan Pedriana, Wyoming 1999, are associates. Jordan
practices labor and employment law, and Pedriana practices worker's
Laura M. Lyons, Marquette 2005, has joined the
Madison office of Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. as an
Two attorneys have joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as
associates. Frances M. Haas, Iowa 2004 with honors, has
joined the litigation practice group in the Madison office.
Katherine A. Kuchan, Marquette 2001, has joined the
health care practice group in the Milwaukee office, focusing on health
care risk management, regulatory compliance, survey and licensure
matters, and health care contracting.
Aaron A. Nelson, U.W. 1996, has rejoined Doar, Drill
& Skow S.C., Baldwin, and focuses on personal injury and criminal
Kathryn K. Nova, U.W. 2004, has joined Kim &
LaVoy S.C., Brookfield, as an associate, focusing on criminal defense,
drunk driving cases, and traffic law defense.
Jacob Orth, U.W. 2005, has joined Murphy Desmond
S.C., Madison, as an associate, focusing on civil litigation,
bankruptcy, and family law.
Jessica A. Palmer-Denig, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has
become manager of the Residential and Small Business Utilities Division
of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. Her previous practice within
the office focused on bankruptcy, probate, and general civil
Douglas J. Phebus, Southern Illinois Univ. 1996, has
been promoted to shareholder at Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison, and
continues to focus on plaintiff's personal injury and worker's
Several attorneys have joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. In the
Milwaukee office: Jennifer A. Farley, U.W. 2003 cum
laude, is an associate
in the labor and employment department. Matthew K.
McManus, U.W. 2002, is an associate in the health care
department. Jeff D. Stobbe, Marquette 2002, is an
associate in the intellectual property department. In the Waukesha
office: Meredith L. Wilson, Indiana
Univ.-Bloomington 1996, is an associate in the business law
Adria D. Riva, U.W. 2005, has joined Stadler &
Centofanti S.C., Mequon, as an associate, concentrating in
management-side labor and employment matters and civil litigation.
Two attorneys have been elected shareholders in the Madison office of
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Joe Goode, Syracuse 1994
cum laude, concentrates in commercial litigation, including disputes
involving patents, trademarks, shareholders, dealership and franchise
law, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition, and
constitutional torts. Bill Kutsunis, U.W. 1996, focuses
on business and real estate, including business and real estate
acquisition, sale, finance, and development.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Charles S. Blumenfield, U.W. 1974, and Cobby
J. Shereff, Cardozo 1979, LL.M. (trade regulation) New York
Univ. 1981, have formed Blumenfield & Shereff LLP,
with offices at 1001 W. Glen Oaks Lane, Suite 110, Mequon, and in
downtown Milwaukee. Robert G. Dowling, U.W. 1975, is of
counsel. The firm's practice areas include intellectual property, civil
litigation, personal injury, criminal and traffic defense, estate
planning and probate, real estate, mediation, and arbitration.
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman P.S.C.,
which focuses on health care law, has opened an office at 411 E.
Wisconsin Ave., Suite 900, Milwaukee. Members of the Milwaukee-based
team are Lawrence K. Coon, Illinois 1986; Scott
J. Geboy, U.W. 1990; Monica C. Hocum,
Marquette 1997; Linda S. McPike, Northwestern 1992;
Todd A. Nova, U.W. 2004; Paul W.
Seidenstricker, U.W. 1985; David H. Snow, U.W.
1984; Thomas R. Streifender, Marquette 1980;
Scott W. Taebel, American Univ. 1986; and Lori
A. Wink, Minnesota 1994.
Shneidman Hawks & Ehlke S.C. and Perry Shapiro Quindel Saks
Charlton Sumara & Lerner S.C. have merged to form Hawks
Quindel Ehlke & Perry S.C., with offices at 700 W. Michigan
St., Milwaukee, and 222 W. Washington Ave., Madison. The firm's practice
areas include labor and employment law, worker's compensation, family
law, social security disability law, civil rights, and alternative
dispute resolution and mediation. Lynn M. Novotnak,
American Univ. 1981, has joined the firm as a shareholder. She
previously was a shareholder with First, Blondis, Albrecht &
Jacobson & Schrinsky S.C. has moved to 759 N.
Milwaukee St., Suite 316, Milwaukee. The firm continues to concentrate
in plaintiffs' personal injury law, including cases involving car and
motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, premises liability, dog bites,
and work-related injuries.
Douglas M. Johnson, Case Western Reserve 1974, and
Steven V. Schlitz, U.W. 1993, have formed
Johnson & Schlitz S.C., 4330 Golf Terrace, Suite
208, Eau Claire, which focuses on insurance defense and civil
litigation. Johnson and Schlitz formerly were partners at Garvey,
Anderson, Johnson, Geraci & Mirr S.C., Eau Claire.
Nilesh P. Patel, U.W. 2002, has formed the
Mahadev Law Group LLC, 7545 Tree Lane, #104G, Madison,
which focuses on employment and human resources issues for small
businesses and human resources professionals. He also is a pension
rights attorney at the Elder Law Center, Madison.
Eunice Gibson, U.W. 1973, delivered a paper entitled
"Constitutional and Statutory Protections for Hispanic Workers in the
United States," at the 41st Congress of the Inter-American Bar
Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June. She previously was
Madison City Attorney.
Ronald Z. Domsky, U.W. 1957, authored "Til Death Do
Us Part ... After That, My Dear, You're on Your Own: A
Practitioner's Guide to Disinheriting a Spouse in Illinois," Southern
Ill. Univ. L.J. (Winter 2005). He is a professor at John Marshall Law
Three attorneys have been elected to the inaugural board of the
Milwaukee Free Jazz Society. Christopher Stawski,
Marquette 1986, board president, is with McGranaghan & Stawski Ltd.,
Milwaukee. Jerome Hierseman, Marquette 1986, board
secretary, is with Gray & End LLP, Milwaukee. David
Bourne, Marquette 1988, director at large, is with Quarles
& Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
Shannon B. Farrell, U.W. 1995 cum laude, will start
a rotational assignment as an economic/consular officer at the U.S.
Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, in October. She previously was a consular
officer at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ave Bie, U.W. 1990, has been elected to the Green
Bay Packers board of directors. She is a partner with the public
utilities and government law practice in the Madison office of Quarles
& Brady LLP.
Walter J. Lanier, Michigan 1995, has been
reappointed chair of the Milwaukee County Pension Board. He is with
Lanier, Pleas & Hopkins Ltd., Milwaukee.
Matthew J. Richburg, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
1996, has been elected to the executive council of the Young Members
Section of the Commercial Law League of America. He is with Kohn Law
Firm S.C., Milwaukee, and concentrates in commercial and credit card
collection and litigation.
Monica M. Riederer, U.W. 2001, has been elected
president of the Waukesha County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. She
focuses on complex civil litigation and appellate matters at Michael
Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee.
The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has elected the
following officers: president - Steven M. Michlig; vice
president - Patrick H. Finlan; secretary - Todd
R. McEldowney; and treasurer - Gary S.
Cirilli, all of Rhinelander.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Richard L. Cates, U.W. 1951, received the Charles L.
Goldberg Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Law Foundation
at the State Bar Annual Convention in May. He also received a mentorship
award from the State Bar. Cates is a founder of Lawton & Cates S.C.,
Ross L. Kodner, Marquette 1986, received the 2005
Technolawyer Contributor of the Year Award from the Technolawyer Online
Community. He is senior legal technologist and CEO with MicroLaw,
Roy M. Mersky, U.W. 1952, received the 2005 Marian
Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award from the Amer-ican
Association of Law Libraries. He is a professor and director of the
Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas Law
Three attorneys from Quarles & Brady LLP are included in In
Business magazine's 2005 Executive Register in recognition of
their professional and community activities. John S.
Robison, Illinois 1978, focuses on privately-held businesses,
with an emphasis in business transactions, taxation, and health care.
Donald K. Schott, Harvard 1980, focuses on litigation,
including securities litigation, medical malpractice, business fraud,
and commercial disputes. Anthony A. Tomaselli, U.W.
1988, focuses on commercial litigation and disputes, including patent,
trademark, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes.
William F. Gansen, William Mitchell 1970, Shawano,
Nov. 6, 1936 - March 3, 2004.
John P. Kindschi, U.W. 1967, Cranbury, N.J., Aug.
30, 1940 - June 8, 2004.
Lawrence S. Lannon, DePaul 1957, Whitewater, Dec. 5,
1929 - June 8, 2005.
Robert F. Straub, U.W. 1938, Prairie du Sac, March
24, 1914 - March 10, 2005.