Vol. 81, No. 11, November
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
||Vicki Ridgway Barton, Louisville 1996, has joined the law
firm of Jeffrey Leavell S.C., Racine. She has experience in civil and
criminal trials, worker’s compensation, medical malpractice
defense, immigration law, estates, and family law.
Maureen D. Boyle, U.W. 1994, has joined the Barron County
District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney. She
previously was an assistant district attorney in Walworth and Rock
Marc E. Christopher, Drake 2001 with honors, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Yost & Baill LP as an associate and focuses on
automobile and property subrogation. He previously was a Racine County
assistant district attorney.
Nathan J. Dosch, Marquette 2004, has joined Neider &
Boucher S.C., Madison, and focuses on estate planning and business and
tax law. He previously was owner and managing attorney at Dosch Law Firm
T.J. Estabrook, Hamline 2003, CPA, has joined O’Neil,
Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on tax and
corporate law aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He previously was
with Ernst & Young LLP.
|James J. Gettel, Illinois 1984, has joined Schenck M&A
Solutions, Milwaukee, as a managing director. He previously was with The
Waterstone Group, staffing agencies that he cofounded and
Carl J. Artman, Washington Univ. 1991, LL.M. Denver, has
joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. as a shareholder in the Indian nations
and environmental and energy practice groups. He previously was
assistant secretary of Indian affairs and associate solicitor for Indian
affairs, both with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
Several attorneys have joined the firm as associates. In the Madison
office: Monica Santa Maria, U.W. 2008, is with the litigation
group. Andrew J. Turner, U.W. 2008, is with the corporate group.
In the Milwaukee office: Rebecca K. Hamrin, U.W. 2008, is with
the real estate group. Adam J. Loomans, U.W. 2008, is with the
corporate group. Alia S. Mendez, Marquette 2008, is with the
securities group. Wendy S. Richards, U.W. 2008, is with the tax
group. Eric J. Weiss, U.W. 2008, is with the litigation group.
Dan Johnson, Marquette 1999, has been promoted to partner at
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C., Brookfield, and continues to focus on
trial- and appellate-level patent, copyright, and trademark litigation.
Lora A. Kaelber, Marquette 2000, has joined the MACC Fund
– Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc., Milwaukee, as a
development officer. She previously was with End, Hierseman & Crain
Warren P. Kraft, Marquette 1982, has been appointed director
of human resources and assistant city attorney for the city of West
Bend. He remains of counsel to Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, and
previously was Oshkosh city attorney.
Kyle W. Lathrop, Iowa 1992, has joined the medical products
division of W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz., as health care
counsel. He previously was assistant general counsel with Stiefel
Laboratories Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.
||Stephanie Mueller Laundre, Marquette 2008 cum laude, has
joined Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, Milwaukee, as an
intellectual property attorney.
Jason D. Luczak, Chicago-Kent 2008, has joined Gimbel, Reilly,
Guerin & Brown, Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on criminal
defense and civil litigation matters.
Donald L. Mabry, Marquette 1994, has joined Hurrell Cantrall
LLP, Los Angeles, concentrating on the defense of products liability,
general liability, and governmental liability claims.
|Elizabeth Erickson Pevehouse, Ohio State 2000,
and Mark Tilkens, Marquette 2002, have joined Melli Law S.C.,
Madison. Pevehouse is an associate and focuses on labor and employment
law and general commercial litigation. Tilkens is a partner and
practices labor and employment law.
Michael Meyer, U.W. 1987, has been promoted to supervising
staff attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Erika L. Mielke, Marquette 2001, has joined Wachovia Wealth
Management, Winston-Salem, N.C., as a vice president and financial
planner. She previously was with Associated Trust Co., Milwaukee.
Lucie Miller, Marquette 2001, has joined KPMG LLP, Chicago, as
a manager in the forensic technology services group. She previously was
an electronic discovery consultant for Eli Lilly & Co.
Jay Schloff, U.W, 1999, has become chair of the intellectual
property practice at Intellipex PLLC, Bingham Farms, Mich.
||Susan Allen, Marquette 2006 cum laude, and
Elisabeth (Lis) Howard, U.W. 2008, have joined
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP. Allen is an associate in the Metro Milwaukee
office and focuses on products liability and commercial litigation.
Howard is an associate in the Madison office and focuses on business and
Brian D. Anderson, Maryland 2000, Philip R. Koutnik,
Marquette 2008 cum laude, and Julie Zavoral, U.W. 1994, have
joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Anderson is a partner in the real
estate practice in the Madison office and concentrates in commercial
real estate acquisition, construction, disposition, finance,
development, and leasing. Koutnik is an associate in the corporate
practice in the Milwaukee office. Zavoral is with the intellectual
property practice in the Madison and Milwaukee offices.
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Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Kevin M. Henderson, Marquette 2007, and his father, Brian
J. Henderson, Marquette 1974, have formed Henderson Law
Office, 230 W. Wells St., #300, Milwaukee, focusing on general civil
Andrew C. MacDonald, Marquette 1996, has opened MacDonald
Law Office LLC, 4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton, and focuses on
estate, business succession, and Medicaid planning. He previously was
with Hopper Law Office, Appleton.
John T. Podbielski Jr., Marquette 1992, has opened
Podbielski Law Group Ltd., 9809 S. Franklin Dr., Suite
104, Franklin, focusing on foreclosures, evictions, replevins,
subrogation, debt collection, and accounts receivable management
consulting services. He previously was with Sonnenschein Nath &
Rosenthal LLP, Chicago, and Schelble & Podbielski S.C.,
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The Calumet County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president – George Twohig, Chilton; and vice
president – Kevin Davidson, Kaukana.
Daniel T. Dennehy, Marquette 1979 magna cum laude, has been
elected legal counsel to the Wisconsin Society of Healthcare Human
Resources Administration board. He is a partner with von Briesen &
Roper s.c., Milwaukee, and focuses on advising health care providers on
all aspects of employment, personnel, and labor matters.
Fred Gants, Chicago 1976, has been appointed to the committee
that will recommend candidates for the Western District of Wisconsin
clerk of court position. He is a partner with the Madison office of
Quarles & Brady LLP and is the Madison office coordinator for the
firm’s national labor and employment practice group.
Kathryn A. Keppel, Marquette 1986, has been elected to the
State Bar Appellate Practice Section board. She is a partner with
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Milwaukee, and focuses on appellate
practice, civil litigation, and products liability matters.
The following attorneys have been elected to the board of Jewish
Family Services, Milwaukee: chair –
Nathan Fishbach, Villanova 1977, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.;
vice chair – Miriam Fleming, DePaul 1992, Michael Best
& Friedrich LLP; treasurer – Randy Nelson, Marquette
1977, Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP; assistant treasurer – Stuart
Mukamal, Yale 1976, Milwaukee city attorney; and secretary –
Judith Cranberg, Loyola-Chicago 1990, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran
Hospital. Reelected directors include James Fergal, U.W. 1972,
and Benjamin Wagner, U.W. 2003, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.;
Michael Lappin, U.W. 1992, Quarles & Brady LLP; Amy
Shapiro, Boston Univ. 1981, Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry S.C.;
and Alan Wagner, Michigan 1998, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
The La Crosse Young Lawyers Association has elected the following
officers: president – Nicholas Passe, La Crosse; and
secretary/treasurer – Russell Hammer, Sparta.
The Marathon County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president – Peter C. Rotter; vice president
– Michael K. Moran; and secretary – William
Mansell, all of Wausau.
Christopher L. Strohbehn, Marquette 2002, has been elected
president of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association. He is an associate
with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Milwaukee, and focuses on
personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal defense matters.
The Walworth County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president – Jeffrey Hahn, Delavan; and vice
president – John Walter Peterson, Williams Bay.
The Winnebago County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president – Katherine Seifert, Menasha;
president-elect – Kathleen Diedrich, Oshkosh; secretary
– Elizabeth Nevitt, Neenah; and treasurer – Paul
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The Hon. Ralph Adam Fine, Columbia 1965, has authored the
newly revised editions of The How-To-Win Trial Manual, The
How-To-Win Appeal Manual, and Fine’s Wisconsin
Evidence, all published by Juris Publishing. He is on the Wisconsin
Court of Appeals.
Richard J. Podell, U.W. 1969, spoke about “Trends in
Family Law” at the Canadian Bar Association conference in
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He is president of Richard J.
Podell & Associates, Milwaukee.
Authors of the recently revised Real Estate Transactions System
(State Bar CLE Books 4th ed. 2008) are Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
s.c. attorneys Eric M. Berman, Marquette 2007; Bruce T.
Block, Boston Univ. 1979; Michael Simpson, U.W. 1975; and
Carolyn A. Sullivan, U.W. 1991. Berman, Block, and Simpson are
with the Milwaukee office. Sullivan is with the Waukesha office.
The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, presented the plenary
address, “Today’s Family – Understanding the Reshaped
Relationships Coming to America’s Courts” and gave seminars
on emotional intelligence and the art of judging at the Utah Judicial
Conference in Park City in September. He also taught a course,
“Tippecanoe and Who? – Looking Through the Lens of
History/Seeing the 2008 Presidential Election,” at Lawrence
University’s Bjorklunden Seminars in September. He is a Wisconsin
Authors of the recently revised Wisconsin
Governmental Claims and Immunities Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 2d
ed. 2008) are the following: Joseph P. Guidote Jr., Rutgers 1986,
Outagamie County corporation counsel, Appleton; Charles D.
Hoornstra, U.W. 1967, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison;
Rudolph M. Konrad, Northwestern 1975, Milwaukee City
Attorney’s Office; Jennifer Sloan Lattis, U.W. 1989,
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison; Jan A. Smokowicz, U.W.
1980, Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office; and John M.
Vandlik, Chicago-Kent 1986, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office
of General Counsel, Milwaukee.
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Awards, Degrees, Honors
Anderson, William Mitchell 1975, was a corecipient of the
Steven J. Sharp Award, presented by the American Association for
Justice, and was a finalist for the Public Justice Foundation’s
trial lawyer of the year award, both in recognition of his work in
clergy sex abuse litigation. He is with Jeff Anderson & Associates,
St. Paul, Minn.
Frank T. Crivello II, Marquette 1993, has been admitted to
membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is with
Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee.
Michael J. Fitzgerald, Marquette 1985, has become a fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor extended to experienced
trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers
have been marked by ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and
collegiality. He is a partner with Glynn, Fitzgerald & Albee,
Two jurists received awards from Jewish Family Services (JFS),
Milwaukee. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the Hon.
Shirley Abrahamson, Indiana Univ. 1956, chief justice of the
Wisconsin Supreme Court, for an exemplary career in which she has
maintained the highest standards of justice for individuals and families
in Wisconsin. The Hon. Kitty Brennan, U.W. 1977, received the
Spirit of Caring Award for her exceptional commitment to JFS’s
mission and service to the Milwaukee community while she was chief judge
of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Brennan now is on the Wisconsin
Court of Appeals.
Stephen C. Nick, U.W. 1995, received the Daniel J. Curtin Jr.
Young Public Lawyer of the Year Award from the International Municipal
Lawyers Association in September. Nick, Eau Claire city attorney, was
honored for providing outstanding public service, possessing an
exemplary reputation, and having high ethical standards, all while
balancing professional and personal pursuits.
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Pro Bono, Public Service
Foley & Lardner LLP presented a check of more than
$125,000 to the Hunger Task Force in September. Milwaukee office
personnel make donations for each regular-season strikeout recorded by a
Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher at Miller Park; the firm extended the
program through the playoffs this year.
Employees of Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, donated more than
$500 worth of school supplies for low-income students in the Boscobel,
Iowa-Grant, Madison, and Mineral Point school districts.
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Dean R. Zakos, Marquette 1979, has retired from Modine
Manufacturing Co., Racine. He was vice president, general counsel, and
secretary and was with the company for 26 years.
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Anthony W. Schiro, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 1921 –
July 19, 2008.
Allen L. Spiker, U.W. 1983, Omaha, Aug. 4, 1950 – June
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