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    Vol. 80, No. 8,  August 2007


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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Laura J. Beck, Valparaiso 1991, has joined Metzler, Timm, Treleven & Hermes S.C., Green Bay, and focuses on divorce, family law, municipal law, and general litigation.

    Kathryn Blom

    Kathryn Blom, U.W. 2003, has joined the Fox Valley office of Epiphany Law LLC and focuses on business transactional law.

Uebelher Nicole M. Weir
    Uebelher Weir

    Crystal Uebelher, U.W. 2007 magna cum laude, and Nicole M. Weir, U.W. 2007, have joined Corneille Law Group. Uebelher is with the Green Bay office. Weir is with the Madison office.

    David W. Fell, Harvard 1988, has been named vice president and general counsel of Apex Companies LLC, Arlington Heights, Ill., an environmental, engineering, and utilities consulting firm. He previously was vice president and associate general counsel at Equity LifeStyle Properties, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust.

    Seth E. Dizard

    Seth E. Dizard, Marquette 1997, has joined the Milwaukee office of O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. and focuses on creditors' rights.

    Michele Miller Hayes, U.W. 1991, has joined RMT Inc., Madison, which provides environmental engineering, health and safety, and construction solutions to businesses. She previously was with Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp.

    Lawrence J. Glusman, U.W. 1995, has been named a shareholder at Friebert, Finerty & St. John S.C., Milwaukee. He focuses on commercial lending, real estate, and creditors' rights. M. Andrew Skwierawski, U.W. 2007, and Joseph M. Peltz, Marquette 2007, have joined the firm as associates. Skwierawski focuses on business litigation and computer law. Peltz focuses on business litigation and divorce law.

    Christopher J. Jaekels, U.W. 1986, has joined the Milwaukee office of Davis & Kuelthau s.c. as a shareholder and focuses on real estate, construction, environmental, and general corporate law. He previously was with Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee.

La Fleur
    La Fleur

    Catherine La Fleur, Marquette 1988, has joined Leib & Katt LLC, Milwaukee, and will focus on litigation and real estate. She also is an adjunct professor at Marquette Law School.

    Dennis Melowski, Marquette 1993, and Kirk Obear, SUNY-Buffalo 1994, have become shareholders with the Law Offices of Barry S. Cohen S.C., Elkhart Lake. The firm now is known as Melowski, Obear & Cohen S.C.

    Andrea L. Murdoc, Marquette 2006, has joined Scott R. Halloin & Associates S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate. She previously was a law clerk for the Hon. Patricia D. McMahon.

    Carol L. Reinhart, Marquette 2007 cum laude, has joined Sweeney & Sweeney S.C., Madison, and focuses on real estate, business, corporate, elder law, estate planning, and probate.

    Mary Sue 
Anderson Shawn C.E. 
Rauckman Terri M. Smith
    Anderson Rauckman Smith

    Mary Sue Anderson, Marquette 1998 cum laude, has been named a shareholder at Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau. She focuses on complex business litigation, appellate practice, and alternative dispute resolution. Shawn C.E. Rauckman, Minnesota 2004 cum laude, and Terri M. Smith, Michigan State 2004 magna cum laude, have joined the firm. Rauckman is with the employment, labor, and benefits group and previously worked for a firm in Minneapolis. Smith is with the business transactions group and previously was in-house counsel for a South Dakota-based insurance company.

    Christopher J. Tebo, U.W. 2006, has joined the Santa Fe, N.M., office of Miller Stratvert P.A. as an associate and focuses on administrative law and civil litigation with an emphasis on business defense.

    Julie A. Short

    Julie A. Short, U.W. 1992, has joined Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP, Madison, and focuses on estate planning and elder law issues.

    Joseph Troy, U.W. 1980, has joined the Appleton office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. as a partner. He previously was an Outagamie County circuit court judge.

    Jason D. Bartel, Marquette 1999, has joined UMB Fund Services Inc., Milwaukee, as senior counsel. He previously was with Snap-on Inc. Wade C. DeArmond, Marquette 2007, has been promoted to associate counsel.

    Chris J. 
Trebatoski Jaime D. Levine William J. Lyne
    Trebatoski Levine Lyne

    Three attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP. Chris J. Trebatoski, U.W. 1984, is a partner and focuses on litigation. Jaime D. Levine, Miami 2003, and William J. Lyne, Marquette 2002, are associates in the estate planning practice group.

    Kristi Wolff, U.W. 2001, has joined Novartis Nutrition Corp., St. Louis Park, Minn., as associate general counsel.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Nathan J. Dosch, Marquette 2004, has opened Dosch Law Firm LLC, 200 N. Durkee St., Suite 215, Appleton, and concentrates in estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, business law, and tax law. He previously was with the Appleton office of Virchow, Krause & Co.

    Appointments, Elections

    Lawrence G. Albrecht, Valparaiso 1973, has been appointed to the steering committee of the ABA Section of International Law Human Rights Committee. He also coauthored "International Human Rights Developments 2006," 31 Int'l Law. 643 (2007).

    The Association for Women Lawyers has elected the following officers: president - Hon. Mary E. Triggiano; president-elect - Margo S. Kirschner; secretary - Natalie R. Remington; and treasurer - Catherine R. Grogan, all of Milwaukee.

    James T. Barry III, Chicago 1989, has been named president of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. He is president of Colliers Barry, Milwaukee.

    Mary Lynne Donohue, U.W. 1979, has been elected president of the board of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan. She is with the Sheboygan office of O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. and focuses on municipal law, litigation, and tax law.

    The Dane County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Marta T. Meyers, Madison; president-elect - Teresa K. Kobelt, Middleton; secretary - Valarie Bailey Rihn, Madison; and treasurer - David R. Friedman, Madison.

    The Door County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Collin J. Dahl, Sister Bay; president-elect - Charles D. Wingrove, Sturgeon Bay; secretary - Rodney Du-quaine, Sturgeon Bay; and treasurer - Richard A. Hauser, Sturgeon Bay.

    The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Gary S. Cirilli; vice president - Todd R. McEl-downey; and treasurer - Michael W. Schiek, all of Rhinelander.

    The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Robert L. Gegios; president-elect - Kathy L. Nusslock; vice president - Michael P. Matthews; secretary - Matthew W. O'Neill; and treasurer - Christina D. Hernandez-Malaby, all of Milwaukee.

    The Eau Claire County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Stephen C. Nick; president-elect - Jay E. Heit; secretary - Rita A. Anderson; and treasurer - Brian M. Nodolf, all of Eau Claire.

    The Manitowoc County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Richard P. Mozinski, Manitowoc; president-elect - Scott Lawrence, Saint Nazianz; and secretary/treasurer - Howard G. McMahon, Manitowoc.

    The Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association has elected the following officers: president - Jonathan A. Gruhl, New Berlin; president-elect - Christopher L. Strohbehn, Milwaukee; secretary - Natalie G. Maciolek, Milwaukee; and treasurer - Bernard J. Westfahl Jr., Elm Grove.

    The Milwaukee Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - David A. Westrup; president-elect - Maria S. Lazar; vice president - Francis W. Deisinger; and secretary/treasurer - Patricia A. Hintz, all of Milwaukee.

    Richard Podell

    Richard Podell, U.W. 1969, chaired the Presidential Commission on Youth at Risk reception in Washington, D.C. He is president of the family law firm of Richard J. Podell & Associates, Milwaukee.

    The Outagamie County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Christopher G. Sitzmann; president-elect - John D. Claypool; secretary - Patrick J. Coffey; and treasurer - Robert T. Kemps, all of Appleton.

    The Racine County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Eugene A. Gasiorkiewicz; president-elect - Sally A. Hoelzel; secretary - Carrie R. Michelson; and treasurer - Bernard J. Powers, all of Racine.

    The Sauk County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Hon. Leo J. Grill; secretary - Natalie T. Bussan; and treasurer - Jeffrey M. Blessinger, all of Baraboo.

    The St. Croix Valley Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Anne E. Schmiege, New Richmond; president-elect - Robert A. Parsons, River Falls; secretary - Angela R. Olson, New Richmond; and treasurer - Joel D. Schlitz, Hudson.

    The Rock County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Steven T. Caya; vice president - Michael R. Fitzpatrick; secretary - Amy M. Larkey; and treasurer - Timothy H. Lindau, all of Janesville.

    The Washington County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Ryan J. Hetzel; vice president - Frederick B. Kaftan; secretary - David A. Nelson; and treasurer - Maureen Murray Volk, all of West Bend.

    The Waukesha County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Marjorie A. Wendt, Brookfield; president-elect - Daniel J. Habeck, Waukesha; and secretary/treasurer - Douglas E. Swanson, Waukesha.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1956, received an honorary doctor of law degree from Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law, Bristol, R.I., in May.

    Louis Butler

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler, U.W. 1977, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from his alma mater, Lawrence University, Appleton, in June.

    Michael J. Gonring, Marquette 1982, was chosen as "Lawyer of the Year" by the Milwaukee Bar Association. Gonring, a partner and products liability litigator with Quarles & Brady LLP, was honored for his long-term commitment to providing pro bono legal services.

    Eileen Hirsch, Virginia 1977, received the ABA's Living Hall Juvenile Justice Award in San Francisco in August. She is assistant state public defender in the Madison appellate office. She was honored for her positive and significant contributions to children and the juvenile justice system.

    The domestic abuse injunction advocacy team at Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, received the Exceptional Pro Bono Partnership award from Legal Action of Wisconsin's Volunteer Lawyers Project for its efforts to provide legal services to low-income clients. Team members are Michelle Gran, Northwestern 2003; Autumn Kruse, U.W. 2002; Adrienne Olson, Marquette 2003; Celestina Owusu-Sanders, Northwestern 2004; Natalie Remington, Marquette 2003; Rachel Schneider, U.W. 1995; and Jeremy Westlake, Marquette 2005.

    Authors, Speakers

    Mary B. Grossman, Loyola-Chicago 1997, coauthored "Accounting and Disclosure for Derivative Instruments," part of the BNA Accounting Policy and Practice Portfolio series. She is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee in Milwaukee.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    John W. Daniels Jr., Harvard 1974, chaired the 2007 Fellowship Open, a charity golf event whose proceeds are used to support youth organizations in Milwaukee. Daniels is a partner at the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

    In Memoriam

    Harold J. La Chapelle, Miami 1970, Wisconsin Rapids, May 16, 1945 - May 5, 2007.

    Thomas Schwaab, U.W. 1940, Oconomowoc, April 26, 1916 - Feb. 20, 2007.