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    Vol. 81, No. 2, February 2008

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Christopher Anderson Christopher G. Anderson, Hamline 2007, has joined Hammarback, Murray & Jacobson S.C., River Falls, as an associate and practices in general civil 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 commercial and civil litigation. He previously practiced in Boston. Tom 
Aquino
    Saul 


Glazer Brian Hough Saul C. Glazer, U.W. 1990, and Brian C. 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 criminal defense.
    Glazer Hough
    David C. Bender, U.W. 2003, has become a shareholder at Garvey McNeil & McGillivray S.C., Madison, and practices in environmental law and civil litigation. David Bender
    Robert Blazewick Robert B. Blazewick, Marquette 1987, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, assumed command of the U.S. Navy Region Legal Service Office Hawaii in Pearl Harbor and is chief prosecutor for the region and staff judge advocate for the commander, Navy Region Hawaii.
    Michael S. Brayer, Michigan 2001, has joined Boyle Fredrickson, Milwaukee, and focuses on intellectual property law. He previously was with Foley & Lardner LLP. Michael Brayer
    Tyson 


Cain Tyson V. Cain, William Mitchell 2007, has joined Ross Law Office, 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 regulation, and contracts. Matthew Duchemin
    Eric 


Duncan Eric C. Duncan, U.W. 1989, has joined Ladd, Milaeger & Probst LLP, Waukesha, and focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate, and business matters, with a particular focus on legal planning for children with special needs.

    Sara Eagle-Kjome, Marquette 2004, has joined the Janesville office of Murphy Desmond S.C. as an associate and focuses on family law litigation, guardianship issues, and criminal law matters. She previously was in a private practice and was a guardian ad litem in Rock County.

    Joseph W. Hansen, Tulane 1973, LL.M. (taxation) New York Univ. 1978, has been appointed chief financial officer of Pacific Ethanol Inc., Sacramento, Cal. He formerly was chief financial officer of JosephScott Properties Inc. and National RV Holdings Inc.

    Ellen J. Henningsen, U.W. 1975, has joined Disability Rights Wisconsin as a program attorney in the disability benefit specialist program. She formerly was with the Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center at the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups.

    Kristin M. Huotari, U.W. 1995, has become online product coordinator for State Bar CLE, Madison. She previously was a State Bar CLE attorney editor.

    Matthew P. Johnson, Miami 2007 with honors, has joined Murphy, Paulson & Murphy S.C., Racine, and focuses on family, criminal, and personal injury law.

    Brian T. Larson, U.W. 2005 summa cum laude, has joined the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in the corporate transactions and business acquisitions practice.

    John G. Liethen, William & Mary 2000, has been promoted to partner in the Minneapolis office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP and continues to practice in the health law group, focusing on health care transactions for hospitals and physicians and antitrust compliance.

    Jonathan D. McCollister, Marquette 2001, has been promoted to shareholder at Heuer Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, and continues to focus on creditors' 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 contracts. She previously was with Venable LLP.

    Several attorneys have joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as associates. In the Madison office: Brian D. Bean, U.W. 2007 cum laude, is with the 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 business practice group. Anna J. Wildeman, Vermont 2007 cum laude, is with the land and resources practice group. In the Milwaukee office: Kate L. Bechen, Iowa 2006, is with the business and health care practice groups. Stephanie A. Czukas, U.W. 2007, is with the land and resources practice group. 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 property practice group. Megan C. Hille, Loyola-Chicago 2006 cum laude, is with the wealth planning practice group. In the Waukesha office: Edward J. Evans, U.W. 2007, is with the intellectual property practice group.

    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 Stokes ALC, San Diego.

    Jacob J. Musson, Hamline 2007, has joined Davczyk & Varline, Wausau, as an associate.

    W. Scott Nehs, U.W. 1991, has been promoted to senior vice president, legal and government affairs, for PepsiAmericas Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.

    Kate A. Neugent, Marquette 2005, has joined Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on family law. She previously was a staff attorney in the guardian ad litem division of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

    Jim Palmer, Valparaiso 2002, has been promoted to executive director for the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Madison.

    Josephine Petty Josephine M. Petty, Marquette 2006, has joined Halling & Cayo S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on family law, worker's compensation, and general litigation.

    John T. Podbielski Jr., Marquette 1992, has joined the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as national client services manager, overseeing collection of accounts receivables in the firm's 13 offices. He previously was with Schelble & Podbielski S.C.

    Terrence M. Polich, U.W. 1998, has been named a partner at Clifford & Raihala S.C., Madison, and continues to focus on consumer warranties (lemon law), business litigation, personal injury, and family law.

    Werner Erich Scherr, Marquette 1998, has joined Gruber Law Offices LLC, Milwaukee, and focuses in personal injury litigation. He previously was with Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C.

    Mike Steinhafel, Marquette 1989, has joined the Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, as a shareholder and heads the litigation team. Mike 


Steinhafel

    Frank J. Ziegler, U.W. 1975, has joined Lawson Products Inc., Des Plaines, Ill., as vice president, counsel, and chief compliance officer.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Steve 
Cotton Aplin & Ringsmuth LLC has opened an office at 2405 Schofield Ave., Suite 240, Weston. Steve A. Cotton, Drake 1984, is resident attorney in the new office and focuses on insurance defense. He formerly was with Stilp & Cotton, Wausau.

    Boylan Law Office has moved to 10533 W. National Ave., Suite 302, West Allis. Darlene Jozwiak-Boylan, U.W. 1988, continues as a general practitioner with emphasis on business matters, estate planning, probate, consumer and 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 immigration matters. She previously was with the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn. Linda 


Clifford

    Foley & Lardner LLP has opened offices in Miami and Shanghai.

    James 
Gende II James J. Gende II, John Marshall 1994, has moved Gende Law Office to N28 W23000 Roundy Drive, Suite 200, Pewaukee.

    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 wrongful death litigation.

    Phillipson & Uretsky LLP, New York City and Newark, has opened an office in New Glarus. Partner Faun M. Phillipson, Yeshiva 1999, focuses on securities defense litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, commercial 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 focuses on representing individuals in employment claims. Salawdeh previously was with Urban & Taylor and First Blondis Albrecht Bangert & Novotnak s.c. Rebecca Salawdeh

    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.

    Appointments, Elections

    Renae 
Waterman Aldana 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: president - 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: president - 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 appointed as a trustee to the board of Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. He is a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Holland, Mich., concentrating in commercial, real estate, and trade secret litigation.

    Anthony S. Earl, Chicago 1961, has joined the advisory board of Alternative Planning Associates, which helps lawyers develop sentencing plans and alternatives for clients. Earl is retired as a partner in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP and was Wisconsin governor from 1983 to 1986.

    The Green County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - 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 officers: 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 Village of Elm Grove Fire and Police Commission. He is a partner with Courtney & Molter S.C., Milwaukee.

    The Ozaukee County Bar Association has elected the following officers: 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. Vance, Mequon.

    The Portage County Bar Association has elected the following officers: 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 executive board of the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute. He is with ATC Management Inc., Waukesha.

    The Sheboygan County Bar Association has elected the following officers: 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 Trempealeau 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 preserve the justice system and help maintain a fair and impartial judiciary. The WAJ also recently installed 33 members of the board of directors and elected new 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 elected 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 the following officers: president - Hon. John J. DiMotto, Milwaukee; president-elect - Mark A. Cameli, Milwaukee; secretary- Christine Davies D'Angelo, Waukesha; and treasurer - David R. Saggio, Milwaukee.

    Authors, Speakers

    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 hearings.

    Attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. have created two blogs. Anne Reed, Cornell 1981, who focuses on litigation in the Milwaukee office, writes Deliberations, at http://jurylaw.typepad.com/. The securitized mortgage and loan fraud team's blog, Mortgage Meltdown, is at http://mortgagemeltdown.typepad.com.

    The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, a Wisconsin reserve judge, presented the closing plenary address, "Mediation Theory and Practice/A Judicial Perspective" on a Bermuda-New York cruise as part of a certification course on managing workplace conflict, sponsored by Mediation Training Institute International in November.

    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, Habush & Rottier S.C., Appleton; James M. Fredericks, Marquette 1987, Borgelt, 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 & Kuelthau s.c., 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, Milwaukee; Howard Schoenfeld, U.W. 1971, DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Brookfield; Thomas P. Schwaba, Loyola-Chicago 1972, Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office, Menominee, Mich.; Keith R. Stachowiak, Marquette 1983, Murphy & Prachthauser, Milwaukee; Francis X. Sullivan, U.W. 2000, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison; 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 Hon. Emily Mueller, U.W. 1978, Racine County Circuit Court; the Hon. Michael Nowakowski, U.W. 1974, Dane County Circuit Court; the Hon. Benjamin D. Proctor, U.W. 1971, Eau Claire County Circuit Court; the Hon. John Storck, Harvard 1979, Dodge County Circuit Court; and the Hon. Francis T. Wasielewski, U.W. 1968, Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Brian 
Butler Daphne 
Webb 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 who have made significant achievements in their careers and contributed leadership and service to their communities. Butler focuses on litigation. Webb focuses on financial issues relating to divorce.
    Butler Webb

    William Grant Callow III, U.W. 1977, has been appointed Honorary Danish Consul of the state of Alaska by the Queen of Denmark. He also was honored as Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Anchorage Bar Association.

    Michael F. Hupy, Marquette 1972, was honored by the Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship at its annual banquet in November for his service to the organization and passion for improving the community. He is president of Hupy 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 Award in recognition of his support of the network. He is with Balisle & Roberson S.C., Madison. Christopher Krimmer

    R. Timothy (Tim) Muth, Harvard 1986 magna cum laude, has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose members are selected based on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and superior ethical reputation. He is with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, and focuses on representing actuaries and other financial professionals.

    Melanie Stinson Newby, Cincinnati 1974, received a Life Member Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys at its annual conference in San Diego. She retired as vice chancellor for legal and executive affairs at U.W.-Madison.

    Glenn 


Stoddard 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 behalf of the organization. He is a solo practitioner in Eau Claire.

    In Memoriam

    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, 2007.

    Daniel W. Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, Madison, May 1, 1940 - Dec. 31, 2007.

    Paul C. Konnor, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 1922 - Nov. 20, 2006.

    James J. Murphy, U.W. 1959, Milwaukee, March 20, 1933 - Aug. 24, 2007.

    Richard B. Nowakowski, Marquette 1948, Milwaukee, Jan. 4, 1921 - Oct. 28, 2007.




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