Vol. 81, No. 3, March
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Thomas G. Aridas, Marquette 1997, has joined Integrys Energy
Chicago, as director of gas regulatory policy. He previously was chief
administrative law judge for the Illinois Commerce Commission.
||Five attorneys have been promoted to partner in the
Milwaukee office of Foley
& Lardner LLP. Mark J. Diliberti, Chicago 1998, is a member
trademark, copyright and advertising practice and the entertainment
industry team. Dana M. Lach, U.W. 1999, is a member of the
finance and financial
institutions, public finance services, and health care finance and
restructuring practices. Mark T. Plichta, Northwestern 1999, is
a member of the
transactional and securities practice. Bryan S.
Schultz, Cincinnati 1999, is a member of the transactional and
securities and commercial transactions and business
counseling practices and the international business industry team.
Kevin R. Schulz, U.W. 1999, is a member of the transactional and
commercial transactions and business counseling practices and the
business, sports, and food industry teams.
Rhonda K. Frank-Loron, U.W. 2000, has joined the U.S.
Western District of Wisconsin, Madison, as a probation officer.
Joshua Fredericks, U.W. 2003, has joined State Bar CLE as an
editor. He previously was a staff attorney with the Dane County Circuit
also clerked with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court of
|Cindy L. Fryda, Marquette 2003, has joined the Schroeder
Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, and continues to focus on labor and
James C. Green, Marquette 1991, has been named corporate vice
_ general counsel for Patch Products, Beloit, a game and puzzle
and marketer. He previously was with a Milwaukee-based firm.
Five attorneys have been elected shareholders with Godfrey & Kahn
the Madison office: Jeffrey J. Femrite, Marquette 1991, is with
estate group. Steven A. Heinzen, U.W. 1998, and
Josh Johanningmeier, Iowa 1999, are with the litigation group. In
the Milwaukee office:
Todd M. Cleary, Cornell 1999, is with the tax and employee
Michael D. Huitink, Georgetown 1999, is with the litigation
Donsia Strong Hill, John Marshall 1989, has joined the corporate
practice group as a shareholder
and practices from the Milwaukee and Green Bay offices. She previously
with Tyson Strong Hill LLC.
David J. Kania, Marquette 2001, and Thomas M.
Rohe, Duke 1988, have become shareholders in the Milwaukee office of
Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C.
Both attorneys are members of the worker's compensation practice
Dan Kirschnik, Thomas M. Cooley cum laude 1998, has joined
as of counsel, focusing on real estate matters. He continues as chief
operating officer and in house counsel for Bear Realty of Kenosha, Inc.
||Bryan Kleinmaier, U.W. 2000, has been promoted to partner
Madison office of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and continues to focus on
and employment, and public utility law.
Anthony D. Cotton, Marquette 2005, has been promoted to
partner at Kuchler
Law Offices, Waukesha, and continues to focus on criminal defense. The
is known as Kuchler & Cotton Law
Offices. Christopher Wiesmueller,
Oklahoma City 2007, has joined the firm and focuses on criminal defense.
Edward G. Langer, U.W. 1979, has joined the tax department of
its Milwaukee office.
Susan Ham Martin, U.W. 1994 cum laude, has been appointed vice
president, corporate secretary, and associate general counsel of
Corp., Milwaukee. She previously was law director of We Generation, a
part of We
Kerrie L. Liedtke, Iowa 2001, and Matthew P.
Vosters, U.W. 2001, have joined McCarty Law LLP, Appleton.
Liedtke focuses on business and corporate
law; she previously practiced with O'Connor & Thomas P.C., Dubuque,
& Forsythe S.C., Iola. Vosters focuses on estate planning and
he previously was with Deloitte Tax LLP, Milwaukee.
David J. McCormick, Marquette 1989, has been promoted to
at Previant, Goldberg, Uelmen, Gratz, Miller & Brueggeman S.C.,
and continues to concentrate in plaintiff's personal injury and worker's
Michael J. McGovern, U.W. 1973 cum laude, has joined Boyle
Milwaukee, and continues to focus on intellectual property law. He
was with Quarles & Brady LLP.
|J. Paul Neumeier Jr., U.W. 1996, has become a shareholder
Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky S.C., Milwaukee, and concentrates in
estate, commercial leasing, and general corporate law.
Angela J. Olson, U.W. 2003, has joined Appleton Papers Inc.,
as legal counsel and assistant corporate secretary. She previously was
of research and compliance for US Canadian Biofuels Inc.
||Eric J. Pagels, U.W. 2007 cum laude, has joined Fox,
O'Neill & Shannon
S.C., Milwaukee, and practices in business, real estate, and tax law.
John J. Prentice, Marquette 1991, has joined Simandl &
Waukesha, as a shareholder, and continues to focus on the representation
in labor and employment matters.
Bradley W. Raaths, Marquette 1999, has been named a
shareholder in the
Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and continues to
business and franchise law, particularly mergers and acquisitions,
commercial real estate matters.
Aaron Ruble, U.W. 2004, has joined Cogswell Nakazawa &
Chang LLP, Long
Beach, Calif., as an associate and concentrates on maritime law and
Chris Schilder, Michigan 2001, has joined ThyssenKrupp Safway
Waukesha, as associate counsel - litigation management. He previously
the Milwaukee offices of Foley & Lardner LLP and Gass Weber Mullins
Richard Schuster, U.W. 2005 cum laude, has joined Piper &
Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on insurance coverage and defense
Adam J. Sheridan, Marquette 2004 cum laude, has joined Alticor
Ada, Mich., as corporate counsel in the commercial transactions legal
|Heath P. Straka, U.W. 2000, has been named a partner in
& Luebke, Madison, and continues to focus on medical malpractice,
rights, personal injury, and legal malpractice.
||Joseph T. Wang, Northwestern 2007, has joined the
group of Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Wausau.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Buchanan & Barry S.C., Milwaukee, has joined its practice
Cook & Franke S.C. Julie
Buchanan, Marquette 1979, and Ann Barry
Hanneman, Marquette 1989, focus on labor and employment law.
Paula K. Doyle, U.W. 1980, has opened
Doyle Law Office, 44 E. Mifflin St., Suite 801, Madison. She
previously was with Schuster & Doyle.
David B. Feingold, Chicago 1973, and Renee A.
Read, St. Louis 2004, are partners in the new general practice firm
Feingold & Read LLP, Janesville. Read previously was an
associate with the predecessor firm, Feingold &
Matthew L. Goldin, Baltimore 1991, and
William M. Lennon, U.W. 1984, have formed
Goldin & Lennon LLC, Oshkosh, focusing on criminal, traffic,
real estate, and personal injury matters. Goldin previously was with
Offices LLC. Lennon previously was the Winnebago County District
Frank J. Parise, Valparaiso 1985, has opened the
Law Office of Frank J. Parise LLC, 1119 60 St., Kenosha, and
focuses on general litigation,
criminal defense, and business litigation.
The Ashland-Bayfield County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - John R. Carlson, Washburn; vice president -
Richard A. Lavigne Jr., Ashland; and secretary/treasurer -
Joseph C. Crawford, La Pointe.
Patti Wright Cronin, U.W. 1983, has been appointed executive
Read Aloud America Inc., Honolulu, a nonprofit organization that
family literacy. She previously was executive director of the Wisconsin
Facility Siting Board and was with the Board of Commissioners of Public
The Douglas County Bar Association has elected the following
president - Parrish J.R. Jones; president-elect - Jamy R.
Johnasen; and secretary/treasurer - Johanna R. Kirk, all of
The Fond du Lac County Bar Association has elected the following
president _Kirk W. Everson; president-elect - Clifford C.
Burdon; secretary - Michael S.
Gibbs; and treasurer - Alexander L.
Ullenberg, all of Fond du Lac.
|James D. Friedman, Notre Dame 1972, has joined the board
Manufacturers & Commerce. He is a partner with the Milwaukee office
of Quarles &
Brady LLP and focuses on financial institutions and litigation, health,
corporate services and finance securities, commercial financial
equity and venture capital, and international business.
Erik R. Guenther, U.W. 2002, has been elected president of the
Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. He also was selected as the 2007
the Year" by the Dane County Criminal Defense Bar Association for
his work to
improve the Afghanistan legal system. He is a criminal defense attorney
with Hurley, Burish & Stanton S.C., Madison.
||Jamie Johnson, U.W. 1987, has been appointed to the
Council by Gov. Jim Doyle. The council helps the governor make
appointments to fill
mid-term vacancies at the circuit and appellate court levels in
Johnson is a trial lawyer and shareholder with the Hudson office of
Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.
The Legal Association for Women has elected the following officers:
_ Carrie M. Benedon; president-elect - Sara E.
Spiering; secretary - Margit S. Kelley; and treasurer -
Mindy Rowland Buenger, all of Madison.
The Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys has
the following officers: president - Cathy A.
Lake, Jefferson; president-elect - William A.
Wulf, Merrill; secretary - Barry J.
Stern, Madison; and treasurer - John A.
The Wisconsin Family Court Commissioners Association has elected the
following officers: president - Katherine M.
Stewart, Spooner; vice president - Timothy J.
Burns, Monroe; and secretary/treasurer - Sandra J.
John A. Becker, U.W. 1982, has authored
Recreational Immunity in Wisconsin. He is a member of Becker,
French & DeMatthew, Racine, and handles personal
injury and worker's compensation matters.
Leonard W. Wang, U.W. 1978, has authored "Corporate
Governance of the
Financial Reporting Process" for the BNA Accounting and Policy
Dudley J. Godfrey Jr., Michigan 1950, Milwaukee, March 29,
1926 - Dec.
Hon. Robert Jenkins, U.W. 1949, Stevens Point, June 16, 1922 -
Jan. 9, 2008.
Ronald E. Laitsch, U.W. 1970, Feb. 26, 1944 - Oct. 24, 2007.
Mario Martinez, Marquette 1986, Wauwatosa, Sept. 13, 2007.
Nathan J. Rakita, Marquette 1940, Milwaukee, Nov. 16, 1915 -
Dec. 14, 2007.
Earl L. Winkelman, Marquette 1955, Elm Grove, Oct. 25, 1927 -
Jan. 10, 2008.