Vol. 80, No. 5, May
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Thomas J. Connelly, Western New England 1976, has
joined Wilhelm Law Service S.C., Appleton, and focuses on patent,
trademark, and copyright law. He previously was senior patent counsel
with Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Thomas C. Ewing, Marquette 1978, has been promoted
to senior vice president of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark.
He also is general counsel of Wal-Mart Stores Division.
Patricia Kelley Fleetwood, Iowa 1978, has joined the
Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, and focuses
on estate planning, trusts, and probate litigation.
Joseph G. Gibart, St. Mary's 1978, L.L.M.
Georgetown 1979, has joined Otjen, Van Ert & Weir S.C., Milwaukee,
and concentrates in worker's compensation defense litigation.
Steven R. Glaser, Marquette 1993, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP as a partner in the
corporate services group. He previously was a shareholder with Davis
& Kuelthau S.C.
Anthea L. Hasler, U.W. 2006, has joined the Law
Center for Children & Families, Madison, and focuses on elder law
James J. Killean, Vanderbilt 1999, has become a
director and shareholder with Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe
Peg Lautenschlager, U.W. 1980, and Daniel
Bach, U.W. 1984, have joined Lawton & Cates S.C.,
Madison. Their areas
of concentration include consumer, environmental, securities,
antitrust, employment, and commercial litigation, criminal
defense, political and election law, and mediation. Lautenschlager
formerly was Wisconsin attorney general. Bach formerly was a
Wisconsin deputy attorney general.
David S. Kowalski, Marquette 2006, has joined
Balisle & Roberson S.C., Madison, as an associate and focuses on
child custody litigation, issues of nontraditional families, and
Joseph J. Voelkner, Marquette 2000, has been named a
partner in Olsen, Kloet, Gunderson & Conway, Sheboygan,
and continues to focus on civil and commercial litigation, worker's
compensation, secured transactions, creditors' rights, business
and corporate matters, and insurance coverage defense. Corrado
Cirillo, Chicago-Kent 2001, has joined the firm as an associate
and practices in construction litigation, personal injury matters, and
Laura Krishnan, U.W. 1998 cum laude, and
Peter Shimabukuro, Pennsylvania 1993, have been elected
shareholders in Parsinen Kaplan Rosberg + Gotlieb P.A., Minneapolis.
Krishnan focuses on estate planning, probate, and family business
planning. Shimabukuro focuses on corporate organization and
governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, business succession
planning, and securities.
Anthony J. Anzelmo, Marquette 2006, and Beth
A. Whitaker, U.W. 1999, have joined the Madison office of
Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. Whitaker, previously an
administrative law judge for the Wisconsin Division of Hearings and
Appeals, focuses on litigation and worker's compensation.
Sue Ehrmann Provenzano, U.W. 1995 cum laude, has
been promoted to associate clinical professor at
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago.
Brian M. Remington,
Marquette 2003 cum laude, has joined Galanis, Pollack, Jacobs &
Johnson S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on
banking law, business law, commercial litigation, and creditors'
Frank A. Reino, Marquette 2003, has joined Fisher
& Zucker, Philadelphia, as an associate and focuses on business law
an emphasis on franchise law.
David Rose, Marquette 1998, has become assistant
counsel to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Albany. He previously was chief
legal counsel to the speaker of the Connecticut House of
Emilia Sicilia, U.W. 2002, has joined the Urban
Justice Center, New York City, as a staff attorney.
Eight attorneys have joined von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee.
Patrick Cavanaugh Brennan, Marquette 1988,
William P. Croke, Marquette 1970, John E.
Feldbruegge, Marquette 1968, Peter L.
Ramirez, Marquette 1988, and Philip C.
Reid, Minnesota 1985, are shareholders in the litigation
and risk management practice group. Sara L. Harris,
Marquette 2006, is an
associate in the labor and employment and compensation and benefits
sections. Jessica M. Swietlik, Marquette 2006 cum
laude, is an associate
in the litigation and risk management practice group. Anne E.
Wal, Marquette 2006, is an associate in the real estate,
and banking, bankruptcy, and business restructuring sections.
Jennifer Hansen, Marquette 1995, and Jack
Jakubiak, Marquette 1996, have joined the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, Milwaukee. Hansen,
formerly with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Rochester, Minn.,
focuses on medical malpractice claims and employment law. Jakubiak,
previously serving with the U.S. Army, focuses on employment
law and subrogation matters. Michael Newman,
Minnesota 1990, has returned to the office as assistant regional counsel
one-year mobilization with the Army. Jeffrey
Hart, Seattle 1992, formerly acting assistant regional
counsel and now a trial
defense attorney, has been mobilized by the Army.
Jamie Wiemer, Minnesota 2006 magna cum laude, has
joined Alex Flynn and Rebecca Lawnicki at Alex Flynn & Associates
S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate trial attorney. The general practice
law firm emphasizes civil and criminal litigation in federal and
David Wollenziehn, U.W. 1983, C.P.A., has joined
David F. Grams & Associates, Madison, and focuses on real estate,
corporate law, business transactions, and tax law.
Four Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges have been selected to serve on
the Government Accountability Board's candidate
committee, which will nominate individuals to serve on the board.
Committee members are the Hon. Patricia S. Curley,
Marquette 1973, District I; the Hon. Neal P.
Nettesheim, Marquette 1966, District II; the Hon.
Gregory A. Peterson, U.W. 1973, District III; and the
Hon. Margaret J. Vergeront, U.W. 1975, District IV. The
judges' names were picked from a hat by
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. The board replaces the current State
Elections and State Ethics boards and will administer the
state's election, campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying laws.
Michael P. Maxwell, Marquette 2001, has been elected
vice chair of the Landmark Credit Union board. He is
managing partner of Maxwell Jones LLP, Milwaukee.
Dan Miske, DePaul 1985, has been elected president
of Petrie & Stocking S.C., Milwaukee. He focuses on condominium law.
John Pray, U.W. 1986, has been appointed to the
Board of Bar Examiners by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is a
clinical associate professor at the U.W. Law School's Remington
The Richland County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Dominic J. Anderson; and
secretary/treasurer - James J. Robb, both of Richland
Holly J. Slota, U.W. 2003, has been elected special
events cochair of the Legal Association for Women. She is an associate
at Balisle & Roberson S.C., Madison, and focuses on estate
planning and family law for traditional and nontraditional families.
The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association has elected the following
officers: president - Carmen M. Ortiz-Babilonia;
president-elect - Kristela L. Cervera; secretary -
Ortiz; and treasurer - David A.
Westrup, all of Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed three circuit court judges
to serve as chief judges for their respective judicial
administrative districts. In the Fourth Judicial District, the Hon.
Darryl W. Deets, Illinois 1976, Manitowoc County,
Hon. L. Edward Stengel. In the Fifth Judicial
District, the Hon. C. William Foust, U.W. 1978, Dane
County, succeeds the
Hon. Michael N. Nowakowski. In the Seventh Judicial
District, the Hon. William D. Dyke, U.W. 1960, Iowa
succeeds the Hon. Michael Rosborough. The court also
reappointed two chief judges, the Hon. Kitty K.
Brennan, U.W. 1977, Milwaukee County, and the Hon.
Benjamin D. Proctor, U.W. 1971, Eau Claire County.
The Hon. Annette Ziegler, Marquette 1989, has been
elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is a Washington
County circuit court judge.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
David I. Cisar
, U.W. 1992, has been board certified in
creditors' rights law by the American Board of Certification. He is
chair of the banking and commercial transactions section of von Briesen
& Roper s.c., Milwaukee.
Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, received the
Vision Award from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation for
dedicating pro bono hours to complex community projects, including
redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley, assistance to the
30th Street Industrial Corridor, completion of the Hank
Aaron State Trail, and development of the new Discovery World at Pier
The following attorneys contributed to the 2007 edition of Annual
Survey of Wisconsin Law (State Bar CLE Books 2007): Susan
Alesia, U.W. 1991, and Eileen
Hirsch, Virginia 1977, State Public Defenders Office,
Madison; Jennifer Annen, U.W. 1999, and James
Jaeger, Georgetown 1995, Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger &
Hughes LLP, Madison; Paul D. Barbato, U.W. 2005,
Bochert, U.W. 1974, Jordan J. Hemaidan,
U.W. 1996, and Brian H. Potts, Vermont 2004, Michael
& Friedrich LLP, Madison; Paul Bargren, U.W.
1994, James Caragher, Illinois 1987, Carl D.
Fortner, U.W. 1986, Cynthia Franecki, U.W.
1998, James L. Huston, Chicago 1984, Zhu
Lee, Northwestern 1998, Jodi L. Malek,
U.W. 2001, Maureen A. McGinnity, U.W. 1982, and
Voigtman, U.W. 1998, Foley & Lardner LLP,
Milwaukee; Amy Bradshaw, U.W. 2006, Sarah E.
Coyne, U.W. 1995, and Lauri D. Morris,
U.W. 1982, Quarles & Brady
LLP, Madison; Edward A. Corcoran, U.W. 1981,
Claire Ann Resop, U.W. 1993, and Eliza
Reyes, John Marshall 1997, Brennan, Steil & Basting
S.C., Madison; Joanne Harmon Curry, U.W. 2001,
Taylor, U.W. 2006, and Richard
Verstegen, U.W. 1997, Lathrop & Clark LLP, Madison;
Janet Dixon, Marquette 2006, Alyce C.
Katayama, Maryland 1974, and Carl R.
Schwartz, Harvard 1978, Quarles & Brady LLP,
Milwaukee; Kristin Posekany Fredrick, Marquette 1999,
and Patrick J. Schott, Marquette 1988, Schott,
Bublitz & Engel S.C., Brookfield; Daniel W.
Gentges, Syracuse 1988, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.,
Milwaukee; Patricia M. Heim, Marquette 1974, O'Flaherty
Heim & Egan Ltd., La
Crosse; Christopher B. Hughes, Indiana-Bloomington
1993, S. Bryan Kleinmaier, U.W. 2000, Richard
Nordeng, U.W. 1974, and Joseph P.
Wright, U.W. 1988, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison;
Nancy B. Johnson, U.W. 1994, Brennan, Steil &
Basting S.C., Janesville; Amanda J. Kaiser, U.W. 1984,
and Catherine M.
Rottier, U.W. 1986, Boardman Law Firm, Madison;
Dean P. Laing, Marquette 1983, and Patrick G.
McBride, Marquette 1995, O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, De
Jong S.C., Milwaukee; Brian R. Mudd, U.W. 1971, and
Sharren B. Rose, U.W. 1979, Nelson & Schmeling,
Bay; Alexander T. (Sandie) Pendleton, Minnesota 1987,
Kohner, Mann & Kailas S.C., Milwaukee; Erik J.
Pless, U.W. 1993, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, Green
Bay; Joseph A. Ranney, Yale 1978, DeWitt Ross &
Madison; Paul R. Riegel, Illinois 1987, Riegel Law
S.C., Brookfield; and Marilyn Townsend, Potomac 1979,
Marilyn Townsend Law
Howard J. Bichler, Marquette 1976, will teach a
course in environmental law at the Institute of Comparative Law,
Szeged, Hungary. He is tribal attorney for the St. Croix Chippewa
Indians of Wisconsin.
Nicholas A. Kees, Marquette 1979, is a contributing
author of Technology Law Settlements and Negotiations: Leading
Lawyers in Representing Clients in Licensing Transactions, Protecting
Intellectual Property, and Resolving
Disputes (Aspatore Books). He is a shareholder and member of the
intellectual property practice group with Godfrey & Kahn S.C.,
Lucie Miller, Marquette 2001, spoke about
"Navigating the Obstacles of Pharmaceutical E-Discovery" at
the International Quality & Productivity Center E-Discovery:
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Conference in Philadelphia in November
and about "Best Practices in Evaluating E-Discovery
Strategies" at LegalTech New York in January.
Leonard W. Wang, U.W. 1978, has authored
"Strategies for an Individual Involved in an SEC Financial
Investigation" for the BNA Accounting and Policy Practice Series.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has established the
Diversity Scholars Program, which pays partial tuition for first-year
law student recipients at the University of Michigan, the University
of Iowa, and Northwestern University.
Hon. Martha J. Bablitch, U.W. 1970, Waunakee, Oct.
28, 1944 - April 4, 2007.
Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild, U.W. 1938, Madison, Dec.
25, 1912 - Feb. 12, 2007.
Hon. Nathan S. Heffernan, U.W. 1948, Madison, Aug.
6, 1920 - April 16, 2007.
Steven L. Mekeel, Washington 1970, Whitewater, Aug.
15, 1945 - March 10, 2007.
John R. Seeger, U.W. 1949, Mequon, Jan. 14, 1925 -
Feb. 17, 2007.
Boris Sodos, Marquette 1958, Sun City West, Ariz.,
Sept. 11, 1928 - Feb. 19, 2007.
Hon. Michael T. Sullivan, Marquette 1948, Greendale,
July 18, 1924 - March 20, 2007.