Vol. 79, No. 10, October
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Kenneth R. Baumgart, John Marshall 1998, has joined
Hager, Dewick & Zuengler S.C., Green Bay, as an associate and
focuses on civil litigation, employment law, and worker's compensation
Dino Antonopoulos, Marquette 2005, and Eric
C. Duncan, U.W. 1989, have joined Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes
LLP, Waukesha. Antonopoulos concentrates on corporate and real estate
law. Duncan continues to focus on estate planning, probate, business,
and real estate matters.
Three attorneys have joined the Madison offices of DeWitt Ross &
Stevens S.C. as associates. Stuart Bray, U.W. 2006,
focuses on intellectual property. Brody Richter, U.W.
2006, focuses on business, litigation, and real estate. Sara
Spiering, U.W. 2006, focuses on litigation.
William A. Dickens Jr., Oregon 2005, has joined
Eckert, Kost & Vocke LLP, Rhinelander, as an associate. He
previously was a judicial extern with the Oregon Land Use Board of
Alec Dobson, U.W. 2006, has joined Schott, Bublitz
& Engel s.c., Brookfield, as a member of the litigation team.
Frank Gumina, Marquette 1991, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in the labor and
Kelli L. Gardner, Pittsburgh 2005, has joined Remley
& Sensenbrenner S.C., Neenah, and focuses on family and elder law
matters, estate planning, and real estate.
Two attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn
S.C. Antonia M. Holland, Marquette 2002 cum laude,
focuses on patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation support.
Anne M. Pillard, Iowa 2005 with distinction, focuses on
Patricia K. Hammel, U.W. 1980, has joined Herrick
& Kasdorf LLP, Madison, as a partner and continues to practice in
consumer bankruptcy, family law, and estate planning. She previously was
a sole practitioner in Madison.
Alexandra B. Klass, U.W. 1992, has become an
associate professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School and
focuses on environmental law, tort law, and property law. She previously
was with Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, and the William Mitchell
College of Law, St. Paul.
Benjamin R. Imhoff, U.W. 2006, has joined Andrus,
Sceales, Starke & Sawall LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses
on patent and trademark prosecution.
Lisa L. Kritske, U.W. 1999, has joined the Milwaukee
office of Pitman, Kyle & Sicula S.C., as an associate and focuses on
nursing home litigation.
John R. Lagowski, Marquette 1996, has joined the
intellectual property firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Chicago, in
the electrical and computer group.
Mark A. Lambrecht, Marquette 2006, has joined Bolger
Legal Group LLC, Milwaukee.
Steven J. Lownik, Marquette 1982, has joined Gatzke
& Ruppelt S.C., New Berlin, as an associate and will continue to
focus on worker's compensation, Social Security disability, and family
Lori A. Leonovicz, U.W. 2002 Order of the Coif, has
joined the fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal
Division, Washington, D.C., as a trial attorney and focuses on
international fraud matters. She previously was with Willkie Farr &
Gallagher LLP in the firm's Washington, D.C., and Paris, France,
Scott K. Petersen, Pepperdine 1993 cum laude, has
joined Kirk Pinkerton P.A., Sarasota, Fla., and continues to practice in
real estate, construction, probate, and commercial litigation. He
previously was with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison.
Wendy S. Rusch, U.W. 2000 magna cum laude, has
joined the Madison office of Foley & Lardner LLP as an associate and
concentrates on trusts and estate planning. She previously was with
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
Barbara Saathoff, Northwestern 1987, R.N., has
become legal counsel for Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Mayo Health
System, La Crosse. She previously had her own practice in Neenah and was
in-house counsel to Affinity Health System.
John J. Slein, Hamline 1984, has joined
Nelson, Connell, Conrad, Tallmadge & Slein S.C.
(formerly Nelson, Connell & Conrad S.C.), Brookfield, as a
Christine Harris Taylor, Valparaiso 1988, has
accepted new teaching and administrative duties as assistant director at
Marquette University's Center for Dispute Resolution Education and
continues her private arbitration and mediation practice. She previously
was with Harris & Nelson LLC.
Nicolas E. Toft, Michigan 2003, has joined Blair
Sterling Johnson Moody Martinez & Leon Guerrero, Hagatna, Guam, as
an associate and focuses on commercial litigation, transactions, and
intellectual property. He previously was an assistant attorney general
for the territory of Guam.
Mergers, Relocations, New
Allison M. Ritter, Virginia 1992, Stephen P.
Rypel, Creighton 2000, and Awni M. Yasin,
Marquette 2000, have opened Ritter, Rypel & Yasin Law Office
LLP, 2266 N. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Milwaukee, concentrating
in criminal defense. Ritter previously was with Hartley Law Office and
the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. Rypel previously was
with D'Arruda & Forrestal Law Office. Yasin previously was with
Hartley Law Office.
Donald L. Bach, U.W. 1974, has been elected vice
chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, which enforces judicial
conduct standards and resolves complaints about judicial misconduct and
disability. He is a partner with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.,
Madison, and concentrates on business litigation.
Jack Bode, St. Mary's 1973, has been appointed to
the Waukesha County Water Conservation Coalition. He is with the
litigation and corporate practice groups in the Waukesha office of
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Mindy Rowland Buenger, U.W. 2001, has been elected
president of the Middleton Hills Neighborhood Association, Middleton.
She is an associate with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, and
focuses on litigation and employment law.
The Dodge County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
president - Cassel Villarreal, Beaver Dam;
president-elect - Randall E. Doyle, Beaver Dam; and
secretary/treasurer - Ryan T. Porter, Mayville.
Noleta L. Jansen, U.W. 2003, has been elected to the
Milwaukee Aging Consortium board. She is with the trusts and estates
practice group in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek
Michael M. Grebe, U.W. 1993, has been selected as
chair of the Columbia St. Mary's Foundation, the hospital's fundraising
board. He is a partner in the corporate services group of Quarles &
Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
The Jefferson County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Jennifer L. Weber, Johnson Creek;
vice president - Tamara S. Kiewit, Johnson Creek; and
secretary/treasurer - Tiffany L. Highstrom,
The Hon. Michael N. Nowakowski, U.W. 1974, has been
elected chair of the Committee of Chief Judges, whose members oversee
administrative matters for the state's circuit court system. He is chief
judge of the Fifth Judicial Administrative District and sits on the Dane
County Circuit Court.
The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has elected the
following officers: president - Patrick H. Finlan; vice
president - Gary S. Cirilli; secretary -
Michael W. Schiek; and treasurer - Todd R.
McEldowney, all of Rhinelander.
Thomas G. Ryan, UCLA 1975, has been appointed chair
of the Nevada offices (Las Vegas and Reno) of Lewis & Roca LLP.
The Society of Family Lawyers has elected the following officers:
president - Mary E. Leonard, South Milwaukee;
president-elect - Thomas D. Klein, Milwaukee; secretary
- Kent A. Tess-Mattner, Brookfield; and treasurer -
Judith M. Budny, West Allis.
The Walworth County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Kelley C. Nickel, Delavan; vice
president - Christopher A. Duesing, Lake Geneva; and
secretary/treasurer - Jeffrey L. Hahn, Delavan.
The Winnebago County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Thomas P. Chalchoff, Menasha;
vice president - Katherine T. Seifert, Oshkosh;
secretary - Elizabeth J. Nevitt, Neenah; and treasurer
- Brian C. Williams, Menasha.
The Wood County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
president - Kenneth W. Gorski, Marshfield; vice
president - Michael J. Schmidt, Port Edwards; and
secretary/treasurer - Gary J. Kryshak, Wisconsin
Michael D. Cicchini, Marquette 1999, has coauthored
Confrontation After Crawford v. Washington: Defining
Testimonial, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 531 (2006). He is with
Cicchini Law Office LLC, Kenosha.
Angela M. Lai, U.W. 2004, spoke on "A Young Lawyer's
Roadmap to the Ethical Hazards of Practicing Law in Other Jurisdictions"
at the 2006 ABA annual meeting in Honolulu. She is with the Sacramento
office of Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP and focuses on health
Timothy F. Nixon, U.W. 1990, has coauthored
Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Settlements and
Negotiations (Boston: Aspatore Books). He is a shareholder with the
Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. and is lead attorney for the
business finance and restructuring practice group.
Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction,
was a panelist for the "Hot Tips from the Experts" program at the ABA
Family Law Section 2006 annual meeting in Honolulu. He is a shareholder
with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on family
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Jerry R. DeMaio, U.W. 2001, was a recipient of the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) John Marshall Award for Litigation for
his work on the prosecution and conviction of Al Qaeda conspirator Ahmed
Abu-Ali. He is a trial attorney with the counterterrorism section of the
DOJ criminal division, Washington, D.C.
Foley & Lardner LLP has received several honors.
The firm was named to the 2006 BTI Market Movers list for its strategic
approach to delivering legal services; received a 2006 CIO 100 Award
from CIO magazine for its operational and strategic
achievements in information technology; and was named the best corporate
law firm in Milwaukee in Corporate Board Member's legal
Two attorneys from LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison, are
included in In Business magazine's "40 Executives Under 40"
listing. Rochelle H. Klaskin, Chicago-Kent 1998 with
high honors, focuses on corporate and employment matters. Thomas
N. Shorter, Northeastern 1996 Phi Delta Phi, represents small
businesses and health care and educational institutions in employment
and regulatory matters.
Cristina D. Hernandez-Malaby, Harvard 1995, received
the Hispanic Professional of the Year Award from the Hispanic
Professionals of Greater Milwaukee in August. She is a member of the
commercial litigation group in the Milwaukee office of Quarles &
Brady LLP and focuses on securities and other complex litigation.
John Wagner, U.W. 1980, has been named a "2006 Super
Lawyer" in Northern California by Law & Politics Media Inc. He is a
partner in the Sacramento office of Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott
Seven attorneys with Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry S.C. are
included in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in
recognition of their work in the area of labor and employment law. The
"10" designation indicates an attorney has been included for at least 10
consecutive years. In the Madison office: Aaron N.
Halstead. In the Milwaukee office: Katherine L.
Charlton, Timothy E. Hawks (10), Lynn
M. Novotnak, Richard R. Perry (10),
Barbara Zack Quindel (10), and Jeffrey P.
Pro Bono, Public Service
Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has established the Godfrey
& Kahn International Law Student Fellowship at the U.W. Law School.
The fellowship will provide an internship at the firm to a foreign
graduate law student studying at the East Asian Legal Studies Center.
The first recipient is Yin Ying Wang.
John J. Alioto, Chicago-Kent 1974, River Forest,
Ill., March 12, 1949 - Aug. 21, 2006.
William W. Anderson III, Willamette 1994,
Alexandria, Va., Dec. 2, 1968 - July 24, 2006.
Edward G. Chambers, U.W. 1947, Lighthouse Point,
Fla., March 12, 1919 - Aug. 24, 2006.
Hon. John A. Decker, U.W. 1939, Brookfield, July 20,
1915 - Aug. 17, 2006.
Thomas C. Goeldner, Hamline 1981, Milwaukee, May 26,
1948 - June 8, 2006.
Andrew D. Harrison, U.W. 1972, Royal Oak, Mich.,
April 11, 1943 - Oct. 8, 2005.
Jay M. Lieberman, U.W. 1958, Milwaukee, May 9, 1933
- Aug. 18, 2006.
S. Michael McGarragan, Detroit 1990, Rockford, Ill.,
Feb. 12, 1935 - Dec. 5, 2005.
Hon. Ewald Moerke, U.W. 1948, Menomonee Falls, Sept.
21, 1921 - Nov. 10, 2005.
Louis F. O'Malley, Marquette 2003, Green Bay, Aug.
10, 1940 - June 17, 2006.
Patrick J. O'Neil, U.W. 1970, Milwaukee, Feb. 17,
1943 - Nov. 25, 2005.
Thomas M. Stanton, Harvard 1948, Neenah, Sept. 30,
1922 - May 3, 2006.
Richard J. Symonds, Marquette 1991, Wisconsin
Rapids, May 29, 1964 - Aug. 20, 2006.
Eugene A. Toepel, U.W. 1940, La Crosse, July 29,
1916 - July 27, 2006
Alexandra L. Waeffler, U.W. 1974, Wauwatosa, Dec.
19, 1946 - June 24, 2006.
Andrew J. Zafis, U.W. 1950, San Diego, May 23, 1925
- April 14, 2006.