Vol. 79, No. 4, April
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Hassan A. Allen, U.W. 2002, has joined the Los
Angeles office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. as an
associate and focuses on business trial and litigation.
Matthew D. Kuehl, Miami 1999, and Eliza M.
Reyes, John Marshall 1997, have joined Brennan, Steil &
Basting S.C. Kuehl focuses on commercial and real estate litigation,
products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, and general
litigation matters in the Lake Geneva office. He previously practiced in
Wisconsin and Illinois. Reyes focuses on creditors' bankruptcy matters
in the Madison office. She previously was a program attorney with the
State Bar of Wisconsin.
Robert J. Brill, Marquette 1992, has joined
Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC as director of the Chicago office
and focuses on intellectual property counseling and a variety of patent
matters. He previously was with Patti & Brill LLC, Chicago.
Several attorneys have joined Cook & Franke S.C. Michael
Erhard, Cincinnati 1973, is a shareholder in the Madison office
and focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation.
Jeffrey S. Sokol, U.W. 1990, a shareholder in the
Milwaukee office, is head of the intellectual property group, and
focuses on domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution,
infringement opinions, and litigation. Audra Bogdanski,
Marquette 2004, is an associate in the litigation group in the Milwaukee
office. Caroline S. Spongberg, Marquette 2005, is an
associate in the business group in the Madison office.
Lori A. Hickman, U.W. 2005, and D. Alexander
Martin, Marquette 2003 magna cum laude, have joined the Madison
office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens as associates. Hickman focuses on
family law and estate planning, and Martin focuses on bankruptcy and
Spencer E. Davczyk, Marquette 2001, and
Daniel R. Peters, Tulsa 2000, have been made partners
in Davczyk & Varline LLC, Wausau. Gottlieb John
Marmet, U.W. 2004, has joined the firm as an associate.
Jonathan A. Duecker, U.W. 1995, has been appointed
Assistant Commissioner (Counterterrorism) of the New York Police
Department. He previously was the director of the Pennsylvania Office of
Margaret A. Fischbach, Hamline 1997, has joined
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, as
director of operations.
Susanne Glasser, Minnesota 1995 with honors, has
joined M. Sue Wilson Law Offices P.A., Minneapolis, as an associate and
focuses on family law.
Tom O'Day, U.W. 2005 cum laude, and Brian L.
Pierson, U.W. 1983 cum laude, have joined the Milwaukee office
of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. O'Day is with the labor and employment
practice group, and Pierson is head of the Indian nations law team.
Rebecca A. Holzhauer, Marquette 2003, has become a
staff attorney with the office of Thomas J. King, a Chapter 13 standing
trustee, in Oshkosh. She previously was with Quad Graphics.
Jennifer M. Hayden, Marquette 2005, has joined McCoy
& Hofbauer S.C., Waukesha, as an associate, focusing on civil
litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance defense.
Virginia M. Bartelt, U.W. 1983 Order of the Coif,
has joined Hurley, Burish & Stanton S.C. (formerly Hurley, Burish
& Milliken S.C.), Madison, as a shareholder and focuses on real
estate, business, and estate planning matters. She previously practiced
in Middleton. Joe Cavitt, Kentucky 2001, and
Dean A. Strang, Virginia 1985, have also joined the
firm. Cavitt practices civil litigation with an emphasis in business and
employment. Strang, the first Federal Defender in Wisconsin, practices
trial- and appellate-level criminal defense.
Aaron Haase, Arkansas 2003, has been appointed
special assistant U.S. attorney for the Federal District of Nebraska. He
also is an assistant staff judge advocate at Offutt Air Force Base,
Debra E. Kuper, Marquette 1997, has become
securities counsel for Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill. She previously was
assistant general counsel for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville,
Peggy L. Miller, Marquette 2000, has rejoined
Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling, Bartels S.C., De Pere, and
continues to focus on family law and collections.
Neil B. Posner, Marquette 1996, has joined the
Chicago office of Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein
P.C. as a principal and head of the policyholders' insurance coverage
department. He previously was a partner at Sachnoff & Weaver Ltd.,
Timothy A. Clark, Indiana-Bloomington 1995, and
Sara L. Urban, U.W. 1996, have joined the seminars
division of the State Bar of Wisconsin CLE department as program
attorneys. Clark previously was materials coordinator for the State Bar.
Urban previously was a clerk for the Hon. Paul B. Higginbotham.
Jennifer S. Walther, Georgetown 1990, has joined
Mawicke & Goisman S.C., Milwaukee, as a shareholder and continues to
focus on management-side labor and employment law.
Stephen Warch, U.W. 1991, has been promoted to
shareholder at Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson, Minneapolis, and
focuses on health care, insurance, and commercial litigation.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Thomas P. Lyons, Marquette 1979, and Bruce
A. Ranta, Wayne State 1982, have formed Lyons &
Ranta LLP, 150 N. Sunnyslope Rd., Suite 270, Brookfield.
Quarles & Brady LLP and other members of the
United States Law Firm Group have entered into a strategic agreement
with the ADVOC network of international law firms.
The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin Inc. has elected
its 2006 board. Attorney members are the following: chair-elect -
Jennifer M. Wall, Waukesha; past chair -
Kathleen M. Baird, Wauwatosa; training committee chair
- Diane S. Diel, Milwaukee; public education cochairs -
Karyn Gimbel Youso, Brookfield, and Carlton D.
Stansbury, Milwaukee; directors-at-large - Daphne
Webb, Madison, Erika Leuffen Salerno,
Appleton, Gwendolyn G. Connolly, Milwaukee,
Diane L. Mader, Middleton, and Lise Lotte
Gammeltoft, Green Bay; and regional committee - Barbara
L. Burbach, Milwaukee, Karen D. Julian,
Madison, and Mark D. Schubert, Appleton.
The Justinian Society of Lawyers, Wisconsin chapter, has elected the
following officers: president - Joseph G. Alioto,
Milwaukee; president-elect - the Hon. John J. DiMotto,
Milwaukee; secretary - Christine D'Angelo, Waukesha;
and treasurer - David R. Saggio, Milwaukee.
Ely Leichtling, Virginia 1979, has been elected
president of the Northwest Side Community Development Corp., Milwaukee,
which provides business, real estate, and job training and development
services to businesses and community residents. He is a partner with the
Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Charles E. Hanson, U.W. 1973, has been named by the
State Bar of Wisconsin as President-elect of the board of directors for
the Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys, Inc. Hanson
is senior partner with Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La
Wyon F. Wiegratz, U.W. 1971, has been elected chair
of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. He is a partner
at Remley & Sensenbrenner S.C., Neenah.
Jay Grenig, UC-Hastings 1971, Marquette University
Law School professor, and William C. Gleisner III,
Marquette 1974, have coauthored a multi-volume treatise entitled
eDiscovery & Digital Evidence, published by the
Paul W. Humphrey, U.W. 1989, participated in a
regional law enforcement leadership summit sponsored by Mothers Against
Drunk Driving and the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute in New
York City in February. He is a Dane County assistant district
Jesse S. Ishikawa, Michigan 1980, has authored "A
Checklist for Drafting Easements," The Practical Real Estate
Lawyer (Nov. 2005) and "Tower Cranes, Trespass and Temporary
Airspace Use Agreements," Probate & Property (Jan./Feb.
2006). He practices real estate law in the Madison office of Reinhart
Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Rodney A. Johnson, Tulsa 1984, has coauthored
Medicare, Medicaid, and Insolvency Handbook: Jurisdiction, Payment,
and Enforcement (Am. Health Laws. Ass'n). He is with Palmetto GBA
LLC, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Condominium Law
Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 3d ed. 2006) are Michael S.
Green, U.W. 1997, RHS Cos., Madison; Nancy Leary
Haggerty, UCLA 1980, Michael, Best & Friedrich, Milwaukee;
Gregg C. Hagopian, U.W. 1987, Milwaukee City Attorney's
Office; William Pharis Horton, Georgetown 1963, Horton
Law Office SC, Madison; Scott L. Langlois, U.W. 1986,
Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Gregory J. Lynch,
Iowa 1994, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; Marc J.
Marotta, Harvard 1987, Foley & Lardner, Milwaukee;
David L. Petersen, Valparaiso 1968, Quarles & Brady
LLP, Naples, Fla.; Thomas W. Shellander, U.W. 1990,
Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison; and Lowell E.
Sweet, U.W. 1955, Sweet & Maier S.C., Elkhorn.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Three attorneys with Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C. have been
named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc.
Honored attorneys are Michael R. Fitzpatrick,
Thomas S. Hornig, and Claire Ann
Three attorneys with Menn Law Firm Ltd., Appleton, have been named
"2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. Honored
attorneys are Joseph J. Beisenstein, Joseph A.
Bielinski, and Jonathan M. Menn. Menn retired
from the firm in December.
Dennis H. Milbrath has been named a "2005 Wisconsin
Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Media Inc. He is a partner at Levy
& Levy S.C., Cedarburg.
Miguel A. Ruiz has been named a "2006 Illinois Super
Lawyer" by Law & Politics Media Inc. He is a partner with Pretzel
& Stouffer Chartered, Chicago.
Several attorneys were named "Leaders in the Law" for 2006 by the
Wisconsin Law Journal. Honorees are Victor M.
Arellano, Antioch 1984, Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison;
Colleen D. Ball, U.W. 1991, Appellate Counsel S.C.,
Wauwatosa; Keith A. Belzer, Loyola-Chicago 1992,
Devanie & Belzer S.C., La Crosse; Daryl L. Diesing,
Boston College 1979, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee;
Dean R. Die-trich, Marquette 1997, Ruder Ware, Wausau;
William J. Domina, U.W. 1985, Milwaukee County
Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee; Catherine M. Doyle,
U.W. 1974, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc., Milwaukee; James
D. Friedman, Notre Dame 1972, Quarles & Brady LLP,
Milwaukee; Stephen W. Hayes, Illinois 1969, The
Schroe-der Group S.C. Attorneys at Law, Waukesha; Timothy F.
Nixon, U.W. 1990, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Green Bay; and
Robyn S. Shapiro, Harvard 1977, Gardner Carton &
Douglas LLP, Milwaukee. Milwaukee County District Attorney E.
Michael McCann, Georgetown 1962, received a special achievement
Anthony J. Menting, Marquette 1993, has been named a
fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is with
Swendson/Menting Law Ltd., Oconomowoc.
Michael G. Artery, Chicago-Kent 1971, Delavan, Nov.
5, 1946 - Feb. 6, 2006.
David Bartell, Marquette 1934, Carlsbad, Cal., July
21, 1908 - Jan. 21, 2006.
John P. Graves Jr., Chicago-Kent 1961, Sarasota,
Fla., Feb. 20, 1936 - Nov. 12, 2005.
Russell J. Mittelstadt, U.W. 1960, Monona, Jan. 12,
1931 - Feb. 9, 2006.
Stanley J. Kowalkowski, Marquette 1938, Columbus,
Ohio, March 29, 1915 - Jan. 17, 2006.
Richard J. Krueger, U.W. 1955, Oconto, Feb. 10, 1931
- March 2, 2006.
William S. Malloy, Marquette 1943, Milwaukee, Jan.
5, 1921 - Oct. 10, 2005.
Alfred H. Novotne, DePaul 1981, Fort McCoy, Aug. 9,
1953 - Feb. 13, 2006.
Allan Polacheck, U.W. 1929, Glendale, April 2, 1907
- Feb. 1, 2006.
Alan Shafrin, Marquette 1939, Milwaukee, Feb. 26,
1916 - Feb. 11, 2006.
Hon. James R. Seering, U.W. 1951, Reedsburg, Nov. 2,
1926 - Oct. 30, 2005.
John A. Thierry, Harvard 1940, Hill, N.H., May 8,
1913 - Feb. 1, 2006.