Vol. 81, No. 2, February
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
||Christopher G. Anderson, Hamline 2007, has
joined Hammarback, Murray
& Jacobson S.C., River Falls, as an associate and practices in
litigation and criminal law.
|Tom Aquino, Boston College 2002, has joined the
Madison office of
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP as a senior associate and focuses on general
civil litigation. He previously practiced in Boston.
||Saul C. Glazer, U.W. 1990, and Brian
Hough, U.W. 1995, have been named partners at Axley Brynelson
LLP, Madison. Glazer focuses on construction
and employment law. Hough focuses on general civil litigation, insurance
defense, employment discrimination, constitutional litigation, and
|David C. Bender, U.W. 2003, has become a shareholder
at Garvey McNeil
& McGillivray S.C., Madison, and practices in environmental law and
||Robert B. Blazewick, Marquette 1987, Captain, JAGC,
U.S. Navy, assumed
command of the U.S. Navy Region Legal Service Office Hawaii in Pearl
is chief prosecutor for the region and staff judge advocate for the
Navy Region Hawaii.
|Michael S. Brayer, Michigan 2001, has joined Boyle
and focuses on intellectual property law. He previously was with Foley
||Tyson V. Cain, William Mitchell 2007, has joined Ross
Sturgeon Bay, as part of the trust administration team.
|Matthew J. Duchemin, Marquette 1999, has been
promoted to partner at
the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP and continues to focus on
intellectual property, insurance broker malpractice, insurance agent
||Eric C. Duncan, U.W. 1989, has joined Ladd, Milaeger
& Probst LLP,
Waukesha, and focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate, and
with a particular focus on legal planning for children with special
Sara Eagle-Kjome, Marquette 2004, has joined the Janesville
Murphy Desmond S.C. as an associate and focuses on family law
guardianship issues, and criminal law matters. She previously was in a
and was a guardian ad litem in Rock County.
Joseph W. Hansen, Tulane 1973, LL.M. (taxation) New York Univ.
been appointed chief financial officer of Pacific Ethanol Inc.,
He formerly was chief financial officer of JosephScott Properties Inc.
National RV Holdings Inc.
Ellen J. Henningsen, U.W. 1975, has joined Disability Rights
a program attorney in the disability benefit specialist program. She
was with the Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center at the Coalition of
Wisconsin Aging Groups.
Kristin M. Huotari, U.W. 1995, has become online product
for State Bar CLE, Madison. She previously was a State Bar CLE attorney
Matthew P. Johnson, Miami 2007 with honors, has joined Murphy,
& Murphy S.C., Racine, and focuses on family, criminal, and personal
Brian T. Larson, U.W. 2005 summa cum laude, has joined the
of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in the corporate transactions and
John G. Liethen, William & Mary 2000, has been promoted to
the Minneapolis office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP and continues to
the health law group, focusing on health care transactions for hospitals
physicians and antitrust compliance.
Jonathan D. McCollister, Marquette 2001, has been promoted to
at Heuer Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, and continues to focus on
rights and subrogation.
Tamara McNulty, U.W. 1995, has joined Duane Morris,
Washington, D.C., as
a partner and focuses on construction litigation and government
She previously was with Venable LLP.
Several attorneys have joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as
the Madison office: Brian D. Bean, U.W. 2007 cum laude, is with
intellectual property and life sciences practice groups.
Melissa S. Caulum, U.W. 2007, and Nathan L.
Moenck, Iowa 2007 with distinction, are with the litigation
practice group. Melissa M. Turczyn, U.W. 2007, is with the
group. Anna J. Wildeman, Vermont 2007 cum laude, is with the land
practice group. In the Milwaukee office: Kate L.
Bechen, Iowa 2006, is with the business and health care practice
Stephanie A. Czukas, U.W. 2007, is with the land and resources
Marisa R. Dondlinger, U.W. 2007 magna cum laude,
Thomas A. Janczewski, George Washington 2005 with
highest honors, and Julianne J. Yun, Illinois 2005 cum
laude, are with the litigation practice group.
Erica G. Jeung, Boston Univ. 2007, and Andrew J.
Paprocki, Arizona State 2007 cum laude, are with the intellectual
group. Megan C. Hille, Loyola-Chicago 2006 cum laude, is with the
planning practice group. In the Waukesha office:
Edward J. Evans, U.W. 2007, is with the intellectual property
Eric B. Molldrem, U.W. 1998, has joined Northrop Grumman
Corp., San Diego,
as a senior staff counsel. He previously was an associate with Shea
Jacob J. Musson, Hamline 2007, has joined Davczyk &
Varline, Wausau, as
W. Scott Nehs, U.W. 1991, has been promoted to senior vice
legal and government affairs, for PepsiAmericas Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.
Kate A. Neugent, Marquette 2005, has joined Burbach &
Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on family law. She previously was a
attorney in the guardian ad litem division of the Legal Aid Society of
Jim Palmer, Valparaiso 2002, has been promoted to executive
the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Madison.
||Josephine M. Petty, Marquette 2006, has joined Halling
& Cayo S.C.,
Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on family law, worker's
John T. Podbielski Jr., Marquette 1992, has joined the Chicago
of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as national client services
overseeing collection of accounts receivables in the firm's 13 offices.
previously was with Schelble & Podbielski S.C.
Terrence M. Polich, U.W. 1998, has been named a partner at
Raihala S.C., Madison, and continues to focus on consumer warranties
business litigation, personal injury, and family law.
Werner Erich Scherr, Marquette 1998, has joined Gruber Law
Milwaukee, and focuses in personal injury litigation. He previously
was with Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C.
|Mike Steinhafel, Marquette 1989, has joined the Schroeder
Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, as a shareholder and heads the litigation
Frank J. Ziegler, U.W. 1975, has joined Lawson Products Inc.,
Plaines, Ill., as vice president, counsel, and chief compliance officer.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
||Aplin & Ringsmuth LLC has opened an office
at 2405 Schofield Ave., Suite
240, Weston. Steve A. Cotton, Drake 1984, is resident attorney in
office and focuses on insurance defense. He formerly was with Stilp
& Cotton, Wausau.
Boylan Law Office has moved to 10533 W. National Ave., Suite
Allis. Darlene Jozwiak-Boylan, U.W. 1988, continues as a general
with emphasis on business matters, estate planning, probate, consumer
commercial collections, real estate, tax, and litigation.
|Linda M. Clifford, U.W. 1974, has opened Linda Clifford
Law Office LLC, 44
E. Mifflin St., Suite 800, Madison, a general practice that emphasizes
appellate and constitutional law, mediation, and employment and family
matters. She previously was with the Madison office of Godfrey &
Foley & Lardner LLP has opened offices in Miami and
||James J. Gende II, John Marshall 1994, has
moved Gende Law Office to N28 W23000 Roundy Drive, Suite 200,
Frank Pasternak, John Marshall 1994, and
Jeffrey Zirgibel, Drake 1996, have opened
Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C., 19601 W. Bluemound Rd., Second
Floor, Brookfield. They focus on plaintiffs' personal injury and
Phillipson & Uretsky LLP, New York City and Newark, has
opened an office
in New Glarus. Partner Faun M. Phillipson, Yeshiva 1999, focuses
securities defense litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters,
litigation, and employment disputes.
|Rebecca L. Salawdeh, U.W. 1996, M.S. (industrial
relations) U.W., has
opened Salawdeh Law Office LLC, 2281 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, and
representing individuals in employment claims. Salawdeh previously was
& Taylor and First Blondis Albrecht Bangert & Novotnak s.c.
Debra A. Stroik, U.W. 1990, has opened
Stroik Law Office, 5315 Wall St., Suite 160, Madison, and
focuses on family law, real estate, litigation,
probate, criminal defense, and juvenile matters.
||Renae Waterman Aldana, U.W. 1999, has been
elected president of the
Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. She focuses on labor and
employment and school
law with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
The Brown County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
- Angela J. Olson, Green Bay; president-elect -
Jodi L. Arndt, Green Bay; secretary - Todd G.
Simon, Green Bay; and treasurer - Evan Y.
Lin, De Pere.
The Dodge County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
- Michael R. Devitt, Beaver Dam; president-elect -
Jeremy R. Vanderloop, Mayville; and secretary/treasurer -
Cassel Villarreal, Beaver Dam.
Kurt D. Dykstra, Marquette 1998 summa cum laude, has been
a trustee to the board of Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. He is
partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Holland, Mich.,
commercial, real estate, and trade secret litigation.
Anthony S. Earl, Chicago 1961, has joined the advisory board
Alternative Planning Associates, which helps lawyers develop sentencing
alternatives for clients. Earl is retired as a partner in the Madison
Quarles & Brady LLP and was Wisconsin governor from 1983 to 1986.
The Green County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
- George Vernon; vice president - Gordon R.
Ladwig; and secretary/treasurer - Todd W.
Schluesche, all of Monroe.
The Green Lake County Bar Association has elected the following
president - Jenna E. Walker, Ripon; vice president -
Winn S. Collins, Green Lake; and secretary/treasurer -
Nathan P. Olson, Berlin.
Michael P. Maxwell, Marquette 2001, has been elected
vice-chair of the
board of Landmark Credit Union. He is with Maxwell Jones LLP, Milwaukee.
David J. Molter, Marquette 1979, has been appointed to the
Elm Grove Fire and Police Commission. He is a partner with Courtney
The Ozaukee County Bar Association has elected the following
president - Michael P. Herbrand, Grafton; president-elect -
R. Douglas Stansbury, Cedarburg; vice president -
Corinne Kaplan, Mequon; secretary - Therese
M. Henke, Mequon; and treasurer - Kaye K.
The Portage County Bar Association has elected the following
president - Jenifer D. Binder; vice president -
James C. Noonan; and secretary/treasurer -
Donna L. Ginzl, all of Stevens Point.
John J. Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, has been elected to the
board of the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute. He is with ATC
The Sheboygan County Bar Association has elected the following
president - William K. Sonnenburg, Sheboygan; vice president -
J. Phil Mueller, Sheboygan; and secretary/treasurer -
Andrew H. Morgan, Plymouth.
The Tri-County Bar Association (Buffalo, Pepin, Jackson, and
counties) has elected the following officers: president -
Jonathan D. Sherman, Black River Falls; vice president -
Mark R. Franklin, Independence; secretary -
Paul B. Millis, Black River Falls; and treasurer -
Nicholas A. Heike, Osseo.
The Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers has changed its name to the
Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) to better reflect its mission to
the justice system and help maintain a fair and impartial judiciary. The
also recently installed 33 members of the board of directors and elected
officers, including: president - Christine Bremer Muggli,
Wausau; president-elect - Mark L.
Thomsen, Brookfield; vice president - Paul
Gagliardi, Salem; secretary - J. Michael End,
Milwaukee; and treasurer -
Edward Vopal, Green Bay.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has
the following officers: president - J. Drew Ryberg, Eau Claire;
vice president -
W. Ted Tornehl, Milwaukee; and secretary/treasurer -
Larry B. Brueggeman, Milwaukee.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers has elected
following officers: president - Hon. John J.
DiMotto, Milwaukee; president-elect - Mark A.
Cameli, Milwaukee; secretary- Christine Davies
D'Angelo, Waukesha; and treasurer - David R.
Robert C. Angermeier, Indiana 1975, and David
Traver, U.W. 1992, gave a presentation at the National Organization
of Social Security Representatives
in St. Louis, Mo., in October on strategic guidance for effectively
cross-examining vocational experts at Social Security disability
Attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. have created two
Anne Reed, Cornell 1981, who focuses on litigation in the
writes Deliberations, at http://jurylaw.typepad.com/. The
securitized mortgage and
loan fraud team's blog, Mortgage Meltdown, is at
The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, a Wisconsin reserve
presented the closing plenary address, "Mediation Theory and
Perspective" on a Bermuda-New York cruise as part of a
certification course on
managing workplace conflict, sponsored by Mediation Training Institute
Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Trial
Practice (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books, 2d ed. 2007) are the
following: the Hon.
Michael O. Bohren, Marquette 1975, Waukesha County Circuit Court;
R. George Burnett, U.W. 1981, and Gregory B.
Conway, Marquette 1970, Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak &
Jerry S.C., Green Bay; Craig Christensen, Marquette 1985, Habush,
Rottier S.C., Appleton; James M. Fredericks, Marquette 1987,
Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee; Michael J.
Hogan, St. Louis 1978, Marquette University;
Robert L. Jaskulski, Marquette 1988, Habush, Habush &
Rottier S.C., Milwaukee; Kevin Lyons, U.W. 1970, Davis &
Milwaukee; Robert L. McCracken, U.W. 1974, and
William R. Wick, Marquette 1974, Nash, Spindler, Grimstad &
McCracken LLP, Manitowoc;
Anna M. Pepelnjak, Marquette 1978, Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP,
Howard Schoenfeld, U.W. 1971, DeWitt Ross & Stevens,
Thomas P. Schwaba, Loyola-Chicago 1972, Thomas P. Schwaba Law
Office, Menominee, Mich.;
Keith R. Stachowiak, Marquette 1983, Murphy & Prachthauser,
Francis X. Sullivan, U.W. 2000, Wisconsin Department of Justice,
Susan R. Tyndall, Marquette 1983, CMT Legal Group, Waukesha; and
Alyson K. Zierdt, Marquette 1981, Davis
& Kuelthau s.c., Oshkosh. Judicial commentary was provided by the
Emily Mueller, U.W. 1978, Racine County Circuit Court; the Hon.
Michael Nowakowski, U.W. 1974, Dane County Circuit Court; the
Benjamin D. Proctor, U.W. 1971, Eau Claire County Circuit Court;
John Storck, Harvard 1979, Dodge County Circuit Court; and the
Francis T. Wasielewski, U.W. 1968, Milwaukee County Circuit
Awards, Degrees, Honors
||Brian E. Butler, North-western
1968, and Daphne Webb, U.W. 1973, both with the Madison office of
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, have been admitted to the
Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, which honors State Bar members
made significant achievements in their careers and contributed
service to their communities. Butler focuses on litigation. Webb focuses
financial issues relating to divorce.
William Grant Callow III, U.W. 1977, has been appointed
Consul of the state of Alaska by the Queen of Denmark. He also was
Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Anchorage Bar Association.
Michael F. Hupy, Marquette 1972, was honored by the Center for
Entrepreneurship at its annual banquet in November for his service to
organization and passion for improving the community. He is president of
and Abraham S.C., Milwaukee.
|Christopher Krimmer, U.W. 1997, was named 2007 Volunteer
Attorney of the
Year by the AIDS Network and also received the 2007 Executive Director's
in recognition of his support of the network. He is with Balisle &
R. Timothy (Tim) Muth, Harvard 1986 magna cum laude, has been
into the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society
members are selected based on effectiveness and accomplishment in
superior ethical reputation. He is with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
Milwaukee, and focuses on representing actuaries and other financial
Melanie Stinson Newby, Cincinnati 1974, received a Life Member
the National Association of College and University Attorneys at its
conference in San Diego. She retired as vice chancellor for legal and
affairs at U.W.-Madison.
||Glenn M. Stoddard, U.W. 1994, received the Good Citizen
Award in October
from the John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club for his pro bono work on
the organization. He is a solo practitioner in Eau Claire.
Thomas G. Duggan, Marquette 1956, Milwaukee, June
20, 1933 - Nov. 18, 2007.
James G. Halverson, 1970, East Lansing, Mich., Aug. 13, 1945 -
Dec. 6, 2007.
Jane R. Henkel, U.W. 1976, Madison, March 21, 1942 - Dec. 11,
Daniel W. Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, Madison, May 1, 1940 - Dec.
Paul C. Konnor, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 1922 - Nov. 20,
James J. Murphy, U.W. 1959, Milwaukee, March 20, 1933 - Aug.
Richard B. Nowakowski, Marquette 1948, Milwaukee, Jan. 4, 1921