Vol. 79, No. 12, December
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Stephanie L. Adamany, U.W. 2002, has joined the
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, as assistant
general counsel. She previously was an associate with Robins, Kaplan,
Miller & Ciresi LLP, Minneapolis.
Kraig A. Byron, Wyoming 1992 with honors, has joined
the Madison office of Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C. and focuses
on family law and civil litigation.
Karen M. Gallagher, Marquette 1995, has rejoined
Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer S.C., Madison, as an associate and
focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance coverage
issues. She previously was in-house counsel with Capitol Indemnity
Corp. Diane Kraft, U.W. 2006, has joined the firm as
an associate and focuses on civil litigation.
Robyn J. De Vos, Hamline 2006, has joined Crooks,
Low & Connell S.C., Wausau, as an associate and focuses on estate
planning, elder law, probate, and business law.
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Tamara J. Dodge, U.W. 2006 cum laude, has joined
Kammer & Studinski Chartered, Portage, as an associate and focuses
on personal injury and nursing home abuse and neglect litigation.
Bryan W. Edgar, Washington Univ.-St. Louis 2006, has
joined the Milwaukee office of Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP as
an associate and practices in business law, real estate, and
Gregory A. Fedders, Iowa 1992 with honors, has
joined the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in the
corporate transactions and business law practice.
Several attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. as associates.
In the Milwaukee office: Jeffrey S. Billings, Michigan
2006, estate planning; Kristi J. Hinner, Loyola-Chicago
2006, intellectual property; and John R. McDonald,
George Washington 2006, corporate. In the Madison office, LaFollette
Godfrey & Kahn: Adam
C. Briggs, Georgetown 2006, political law; Kelly M.
Gallagher, Iowa 2006, corporate; and Jed A.
Roher, New York Univ. 2006, corporate and tax. In the Appleton
office: Laura B. Henderson, Minnesota 2006, corporate
and real estate.
Capt. Andrew G. Griffin, Marquette 2003, has been
assigned as an area defense counsel for the Pacific Circuit and is
stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. He previously was a
staff judge advocate at Kadena Air Base.
Brian T. Flood, Syracuse 2000, and Andrew P.
Goetsch, Loyola-Chicago 2000, have joined Hinshaw &
LLP. Flood focuses on the defense of contractors and subcontractors in
the Appleton office. Goetsch focuses on professional
liability defense matters in the Milwaukee office. He previously was
an Illinois assistant attorney general.
Kimberly Haas, William Mitchell 2000, has joined
Wisconsin Judicare, Wausau, as a staff attorney in the civil law unit.
John C. Kloosterman, U.W. 1995, has joined Littler
Mendelson P.C., San Francisco, as a shareholder and focuses on labor
and employment law.
Todd Joseph Koback, U.W. 1999, has joined Davczyk
& Varline LLC, Wausau, as an associate and concentrates on
insurance defense and civil litigation.
Laura Krishnan, U.W. 1998 cum laude,
has been elected a partner in Parsinen Kaplan Rosberg & Gotlieb
P.A., Minneapolis, and continues to focus on estate planning
and probate issues.
Lisa C. Goldman, U.W. 1997, and Roger W.
Palek, Thomas Cooley 1993, have joined Lawton & Cates
Madison. Goldman focuses on personal injury, business litigation, and
criminal defense. Palek focuses on labor union and employment law.
Paul D. Lehmann, U.W. 2001, has become special
assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida. He
was judge advocate for the U.S. Coast Guard, Miami.
Douglas D. Timmer, Virginia 1995, and Andrew
T. Vedder, Virginia 1997, have joined the law department at
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee, both as assistant
general counsel and assistant secretaries on the
investments-securities team. Timmer previously was a partner with
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago. Vedder previously was a senior
counsel with Foley
& Lardner LLP, Milwaukee.
Gina M. Ozelie, Marquette 2006, has joined
Stadler, Centofanti & Philips S.C., Mequon, as an associate and
concentrates on civil and commercial litigation.
Ryan P. Fetherston, Marquette 2006 cum laude, and
Emily F. McNally, Marquette 2006 cum laude, have joined
Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., as associates. Fetherston is with
the Milwaukee office. McNally focuses on litigation and worker's
compensation in the Madison office.
Thirteen attorneys have joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. In
the Milwaukee office: Scott Bender, Iowa 2006, tax;
Champeau, Boston College 2006, Michael J.
Redding, Marquette 2006, and
Vincent, Marquette 2006, corporate; Richard W.
Donner, Brooklyn 2003, real estate; Amanda M.
Gibbs, U.W. 2005, bankruptcy; Alison A.
Hill, Notre Dame 2006, and Robert S.
Jones, Northeastern 2006, litigation;
Margerie, U.W. 2000, and Daniel R.
Peterson, Marquette 2006, employee benefits;
and Katie D. Triska, Notre Dame 2006, labor and
employment. In the Madison office: Mary Beth
Collins, U.W. 2005, labor and employment; and Jessica
L. Hutson, Minnesota 2006, health care.
Deborah Singer, U.W. 2002, has been promoted to
general counsel at the Association of Metropolitan Planning
Organizations, Washington, D.C. She previously was legislative
Joel D. Schlitz, Hamline 2006, has joined Mudge,
Porter, Lundeen & Seguin S.C., Hudson, as an associate in the
general practice area.
Anne Stemlar, Marquette 1991, has become director of
information resources at Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston. She
previously worked at WilmerHale.
Megan M. Stoltz, U.W. 2004, has joined Reuter,
Whitish & Cole S.C., Madison, as an associate and focuses on family
and municipal law.
Dennis F. Tomorsky, Detroit 1981, has been appointed
of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, Brookfield. He previously was a
shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau
Christina L. Votto, Marquette 2006, has joined the
Brookfield office of Rose & deJong S.C. as an associate.
Alexa P. Wautier, U.W. 2003 cum laude, has joined
the Madison office
of Foley & Lardner LLP as an associ-ate and focuses on corporate
and commercial transactions. She previously
was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago, and
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Columbus, Ohio.
Epiphany Law LLC has relocated to 4211 N. Lightning
Dr., Appleton. The firm continues to focus on business law matters.
Melinda Gustafson Gervasi, U.W. 2001, has opened
Gustafson Law Office, Madison, which focuses on estate planning
and probate. She previously was an analyst for the Legislative Audit
James Fergal, U.W. 1972, Marcia
Grinder, Marquette 1985, Molly Lavin,
Marquette 1995, Linda Meagher, Marquette 1988, and
Tully, Marquette 1978, have moved from the Milwaukee office
of Habush Habush &
Rottier S.C. to the firm's Waukesha office.
Hirschhorn & Bieber P.A. has relocated to 550
Biltmore Way, Penthouse 3 A, Coral Gables, Fla.
Richard T. Lenz, Notre Dame 1971, and
William E. McCarty, Marquette 1962, have relocated
their firm, McCarty & Lenz s.c., to Suite 600,
Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
David M. Skoglind, Baylor 1982 (formerly of Skoglind
Law Offices L.L.C., Mequon), and Mark E. Wurtz, U.W.
1973, Michael J.
Roth, U.W. 1977, Todd E. Basler, Pace 1997,
and Shawn Brock, Marquette 2002 (all formerly with
Holbrook, Wurtz, Roth, Basler & Brock, Sheboygan) have merged to
form Skoglind, Wurtz, Roth, Basler & Brock
S.C., with offices at 11124 N. Cedarburg Rd., Suite 340,
Mequon, and 641 Riverfront Dr., Sheboygan. The firm's practice areas are
malpractice, personal injury, Social Security disability claims,
worker's compensation, family law, estate planning, and elder law.
Ardell W. Skow, U.W. 1966, has merged his practice
with the firm now known as Bye, Goff, Rohde
& Skow Ltd.,
River Falls, and continues to concentrate on personal injury matters.
He previously was with Doar, Drill & Skow, Baldwin.
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin has elected the following officers:
president - John J. Slein, Brookfield; president-elect
_ James J. Mathie, Waukesha; and secretary/treasurer -
Robert J. Lauer, Milwaukee.
The La Crosse Area Young Lawyers Association has elected the
following officers: president - Lee D. Turonie; vice
president - Todd E.
Schroeder; and secretary/treasurer - Mindy N.
Wiesjahn, all of La Crosse.
Jay R. Starrett, U.W. 1987, has been reelected to
the Trucking Industry Defense Association board. He is a shareholder in
the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and focuses on
transportation law and business litigation.
Marcia Lucas, Notre Dame 1993, has been appointed to
the State Bar Board of Governors to fill the seat vacated by
Margaret Hickey, who has become board chair. Lucas is a partner in the
business practice group at the Milwaukee office of Michael Best
& Friedrich LLP.
The Wisconsin School Attorneys Association has elected the following
officers: president - Thomas N. Shorter, Madison; vice
president - Renae Waterman Aldana, Milwaukee; and
secretary - John Ashley, Madison.
Several Wisconsin attorneys spoke at the annual conference of the
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Diane
Diel, U.W. 1976, who has a solo practice in Milwaukee, spoke on
applying ethics in collaborative practice. The Hon. Mary
Triggiano, U.W. 1988, with the Milwaukee County Circuit Court,
spoke on diversity within a collaborative practice. Karyn Gimbel
Youso, Washington Univ. 1993, with Jacobson & Ratzel,
Brookfield, spoke about domestic abuse. Karen
Zimmermann, Marquette 1982, with Zimmermann & Assocs.,
Bayfield, presented "The K Family Divorce: A Video
Introduction to Multidisciplinary Collaborative Practice."
Michael S. Heffernan, U.W. 1977, has authored the
revised fourth edition of Appellate Practice and Procedure in
Wisconsin (State Bar CLE Books 2006). He is with the Madison office
of Foley & Lardner LLP. Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge
Richard S. Brown, U.W. 1971, authored the book's
"Standards of Appellate Review" appendix.
Jeffrey S. Krause, Marquette 1996, presented several
Time Matters Boot Camp training seminars. He is with
Information Technology Professionals LLC, Milwaukee.
Steven W. Martin, U.W. 1973, has authored the
revised third edition of the Wisconsin Construction Lien Law
Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 2006). He is with CMT Legal Group
Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction,
presented "Great Debates on Child Custody Evaluations from a
Lawyer's Perspective" at the Association of Family and
Conciliation Courts Seventh International Symposium on Child Custody
Evaluations in Atlanta. He practices family law with Burbach &
Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee.
Antoinette Vacca, Marquette 2005, spoke about
copyright and the performing arts at the 65th annual meeting of the
Midwest chapter of the Music Library Association in Milwaukee in
October. She also has authored
"Boxing: Why It Should Be Down
for the Count," Sports Law J., Spring
2006, No. 1.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Stuart Charlson, Marquette 1992, completed the Judge
Advocate General Officer Basic Course in September 2006. He is
a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves JAG Corp and also is
director of human resources and risk management for
Earthfirst Technologies Inc., Tampa, Fla.
Francis R. Croak, Thomas J.
Drought, and William A. Jennaro, all with
Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee, are
included in Best Lawyers in America 2007.
Twenty-nine lawyers with DeWitt Ross & Stevens are included in
Best Lawyers in America 2007. In the Metro Milwaukee
office: Douglas H. Frazer, David V.
Meany, and Karen M. Schapiro. In the
Madison offices: Brian L. Anderson, Jon P.
Axelrod, Donald Leo Bach, Denis P.
Bartell, Dennis P. Birke, Frederic J.
Brouner, Paul A. Croake, Michael R.
Davis, Stephen A. DiTullio, Peter R.
Dohr, Eric A. Farnsworth, Henry J.
Handzel, Daniel W. Hildebrand,
Kuehn, Joseph T. Leone,
McCardell, Todd E. Palmer,
Peshek, Ronald R. Ragatz,
Rashke, Duane P. "Dewey"
Schumacher, Wrede H. "Bud"
Smith, Timm P.
Speerschneider, Anne T.
Wadsack, Michael W.
Wilcox, and Thomas D.
Waring Fincke, U.W. 1975, is the 2006 recipient of
the William M. Coffey Defender Award, presented by the Wisconsin
of Criminal Defense Lawyers to an individual who has made significant
contributions to professionalism in the practice of criminal
law. Fincke's solo practice in West Bend is devoted almost entirely to
The Hon. William Eich is included in Best
America 2007. His practice in Madison focsues on mediation,
arbitration, and appellate practice, and he formerly was a judge on
the Dane County Circuit Court and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
Eight attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are included in
Best Lawyers in America 2007, Recognized attorneys
are James M. Fergal, Robert L. Habush, James
Jansen, Robert Jaskulski, Daniel
Rottier, Susan R. Steingass, D.
Weis, and Mark S. Young.
Foley & Lardner LLP is the 2006 recipient of the
Drucilla Stender Ramey Award, presented by the California
Minority Counsel Program. The firm was honored for its strong and
ongoing commitment to diversity in the legal profession.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been named a
"Go-To Law Firm" by Corporate Counsel magazine in the
area of intellectual property patent counseling.
Terry F. Peppard is included in Best Lawyers in
2007. He has a solo practice in Madison.
Russell A. Shultis, U.W. 1986, is a recipient of the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) John Marshall Award. He was
recognized for his work on the DOJ's spent nuclear fuel litigation
team and is with the national courts section of the DOJ, Washington,
David J. Wambach, Marquette 1985, has been named the
2006 Prosecutor of the Year by the Wisconsin District
Attorney's Association, in recognition of his successful prosecution
of two "cold case" homicides. He is Jefferson County District
Donald J. Bauhs, Marquette 1965, Kenosha, July 13,
1940 - July 12, 2006.
D. Jeffrey Carter, Michigan State 1988, Waterford,
Feb. 22, 1960 - Aug. 10, 2005.
John C. DeWolfe Jr., U.W. 1939, Chicago, June 8,
1913 - June 12, 2006.
Hon. Joseph A. Greco, Marquette 1951, Cape Coral,
Fla., Dec. 5, 1919 - Sept. 16, 2006.
Thomas F. Heger, U.W. 1994, Madison, May 22, 1961 -
Oct. 9, 2006.
William A. Jansen, U.W. 1961, Rhinelander, Nov. 17,
1932 - Sept. 29, 2005.
James Francis Kraemer, U.W. 1964, Kenosha, Sept. 28,
1935 - Jan. 13, 2006.
Edward S. Levin, U.W. 1952, Milwaukee, Nov. 11, 1926
- Sept. 24, 2006.
Matthew William McVey, U.W. 1995, Racine, Sept. 17,
1970 Sept. 28, 2006.
David E. Leichtfuss, U.W. 1961, Hartland, June 21,
1936 - May 20, 2006.
Arthur J. Morrissey, Marquette 1946, Wauwatosa, Aug.
31, 1920 - Sept. 15, 2006.
Richard F. Pollak, U.W. 1953, Green Bay, Sept. 3,
1924 - March 29, 2006.
Bruce R. Rasmussen, U.W. 1947, Beaver Dam, Feb. 2,
1919 - Aug. 16, 2006.
Harry W. Rummel, Marquette 1946, Oconomowoc, July 7,
1921 - Nov. 17, 2005.