Vol. 81, No. 7, July
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
||Caitlyn A. Beaudry, DePaul 2007, has joined Weiss
Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee,
as an associate and focuses on real estate transactions, trust and
administration, and marital property planning.
Barbara A. Hayden, Hamline 1984, has joined Julian, Musial
& Friedrich S.C.,
Madison, and continues to concentrate in family law, including
collaborative family law and mediation.
|Bruce Kerr, U.W. 1972, has been promoted to assistant
general counsel for
Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara, Calif., and focuses on global commercial
||Debra E. Kuper, Marquette 1997, has been elected vice
president, general counsel,
and corporate secretary for AGCO Corp., Atlanta, Ga. She previously
was senior counsel
for Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., and assistant general counsel for
Inc., Bentonville, Ark.
|Daniel P. Bach, U.W. 1984 cum laude,
Curnutt, New York Univ. 1999, Peggy A.
Lautenschlager, U.W. 1980, and Ginger L.
Murray, Mississippi College 1995, have been named shareholders
at Lawton & Cates s.c., Madison. Bach, Curnutt,
and Lautenschlager focus on litigation. Murray focuses on family law.
Several attorneys have been elected to partnership at Michael Best
& Friedrich LLP.
In the Madison office: John N. Giftos, Florida 2000 with honors,
is with the
litigation practice group. Edward J. Pardon, U.W. 2000 magna cum
laude, is with the litigation
and health care practice groups. Wendy M.
Seffrood, U.W. 2001 cum laude, and Sheldon
L. Wolfe, U.W. 1999 cum laude, are with the intellectual property
practice group. In
the Milwaukee office: Erin Dickinson, Texas 2000,
Jacob E. Miota, New York Univ. 2000 cum laude,
Monica M. Riederer, U.W. 2001 cum laude, and
Ted A. Wisnefski, U.W. 2001 cum laude, are with the litigation
Stephen A. Gigot, Marquette 2001 cum laude,
Julie A. Haut, Marquette 2001, and Lori S.
Meddings, Marquette 2001, are with the intellectual property
Bradley J. Kalscheur, Marquette 1995 cum laude, is with the
wealth planning services practice group. In the Waukesha office:
Thomas J. Otterlee, Marquette 2001 cum laude, is with the
practice group. Lee M. Seese, U.W. 2001 cum laude, is with the
litigation practice group.
Michael P. Murphy, U.W. 1996, has joined the Madison office of
Dudek S.C. as head of the firm's federal Indian law practice. Murphy,
private practice in Minneapolis, also practices in labor and employment
Maureen L. O'Leary, Marquette 2008 cum laude, has joined
Willms S.C., Thiensville,
and focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration, and tax
Laura K. Van Fleet, Kansas 2005, has joined the La Crosse
office of Lakelaw
Wisconsin and emphasizes litigation in employment law, business law,
real estate, and estate
Shelley Fite, U.W. 2006 magna cum laude, and
Steven D. Grunder, U.W. 2007, have joined the Madison Appellate
Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender. Fite
previously was law clerk to the Hon. Lynn Adelman, U.S. District Court
for the Eastern
District of Wisconsin. Grunder previously was with the U.W. Law School
Brittany A. Zernicke, Marquette 2008 magna cum laude, has
joined the Law Offices
of Warren J. Klaus, Hales Corners, a general practice law firm.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Joshua A. Blakely, U.W. 1998, and Karin J.
Wagner, U.W. 1998, have formed Blakely
& Wagner S.C., 200 S. Executive Dr., Suite 101, Brookfield, and
focus on estate
planning, probate and trust administration, and corporate law. Blakely
with Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren s.c.. Wagner previously was with von
Briesen & Roper S.C.
||Mark J. Dahlberg, Thomas M. Cooley 2008, has formed
Dahlberg & Assoc. LLC, 933 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 107,
Milwaukee, a general practice firm focusing on criminal and
Michael P. Maxwell, Marquette 2001, has opened
Maxwell Attorneys LLC, 8112 W. Bluemound Rd., Suite 61,
Wauwatosa. He is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee and
practices primarily in bankruptcy, civil litigation, and business
organizations. Also with the
firm is Cheryl A. Ward, Northern Illinois 2004, an associate
practicing in criminal
defense, family law, and guardian ad litem work.
Scott A. Schmidlkofer, Marquette 2001,
Mark R. Toth, Marquette 2001, and Basil
M. Loeb, Marquette 2001, have expanded their firm, now known as
Schmidlkofer, Toth & Loeb LLC, to 1011 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite
307, Wauwatosa, and continue to provide
general legal services with a focus on family, probate, estate planning,
and business law.
The Dane County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
Teresa Kobelt, Middleton; president-elect -
Dan Gartzke, Madison; secretary -
Valerie Bailey-Rihn, Madison; and treasurer -
David Friedman, Madison.
The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association has elected the
officers: president - Kathy L. Nusslock; president-elect -
Cristina D. Hernandez-Malaby; vice president -
G. Michael Halfenger; secretary - Matthew W.
O'Neill; and treasurer - William H.
Levit, all of Milwaukee.
The Eau Claire County Bar Association has elected the following
- Jay Heit; president-elect - John
Richie; secretary - Shawn Rauckman; and treasurer
- Mary L. Klinkhammer, all of Eau Claire.
The Hon. Michael J. Gableman, Hamline 1993, was elected to the
Court in April. He previously sat on the Burnett County Circuit Court.
Dianne Post, U.W. 1979, has been appointed head of the Office
of the ABA Rule of
Law Initiative in Vladivostok, Russia, which focuses on bar development,
violence, and human trafficking.
The Rock County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
Michael Fitzpatrick, Janesville; vice-president -
Matthew Roethe, Edgerton; secretary - Christopher La
Brie, Janesville; and treasurer - Tim
|Rebecca L. Salawdeh, U.W. 1996, has been elected to her
second term on the
National Employment Lawyers Association board and also is secretary of
committee. She is a solo practitioner in Wauwatosa and focuses
entirely on representing
individuals in employment litigation.
The St. Croix Valley County Bar Association has elected the following
president - Robert A. Parsons, River Falls; vice-president -
Angela Olson, New Richmond; secretary - Christine
Rasmussen, New Richmond; and treasurer - Joel
The Washington County Bar Association has elected the following
- Frederick B. Kaftan; president-elect and secretary -
David A. Nelson; and treasurer - Mark D.
Bensen, all of West Bend.
The Waukesha County Bar Association has elected the following
- Daniel J. Habeck; vice-president - Douglas E.
Swanson; and secretary/treasurer - Christine Davies
D'Angelo, all of Waukesha.
Teresa (Tess) J. Welch, U.W. 1987, has been named to the board
International, a global nonprofit organization that enhances women's
leadership and professional
talents. She is chair of the life science practice group and a partner
property law at the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
Attorneys recently elected to seats on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
following: the Hon. Burneatta (Burnie) L.
Bridge, U.W. 1982, District IV; and the Hon.
Lisa Neubauer, Chicago 1987, District II.
Attorneys recently elected to seats on Wisconsin circuit courts
following: the Hon. Steven G. Bauer, U.W. 1992, and the Hon.
Brian A. Pfitzinger, Marquette 1988 (Dodge
County); the Hon. Howard W. Cameron, U.W. 1987 (St. Croix
the Hon. Steven R. Cray, U.W. 1976 (Chippewa
County); the Hon. Paul S. Curran,
Marquette 1986 (Juneau County); the Hon.
Rebecca F. Dallet, Case Western Reserve
1994 (Milwaukee County); the Hon. Timothy M.
Doyle, U.W. 1974 (Barron County); the Hon. William
E. Hanrahan, Hamline 1988, and the Hon.
John W. Markson, U.W. 1978 (Dane County);
the Hon. Nancy J. Krueger, U.W. 1979, and the Hon.
Mitchell J. Metropulos, U.W. 1986 (Outagamie
County); the Hon. James K.
Muehlbauer, Marquette 1979 (Washington
County); the Hon. Patrick F. O'Melia, Marquette 1986 (Oneida
County); the Hon.
Michael A. Schumacher, Nebraska 1981
(Eau Claire County); and the Hon. Leon D.
Stenz, Marquette 1983 (Forest/Florence County).
The Young Lawyers Division has elected the following officers:
Jessica J. King, Oshkosh; president-elect -
Nicholas J. Vivian, Stillwater, Minn.; secretary
- Sherry D. Coley, Green Bay; and treasurer -
Jill M. Kastner, Milwaukee. Also elected to the YLD Board were:
Amanda Ashley, Greenfield; Lydia J.
Chartre, Milwaukee; Stacia R. Conneely, Madison;
Jonathan Gruhl, Milwaukee; Deanne M.
Koll, Menomonie; and Ben Manski, Madison.
Authors of the recently revised Organizing a Wisconsin Business
Corporation (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books 3d ed. 2008) are
Joseph W. Boucher, U.W. 1978, Charles E.
Neider, U.W. 1975, and Kent L.
Schlienger, U.W. 1985, all with Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison.
John J. Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, was a contributing editor
for the ABA
Sherman Antitrust Act Section 1 spring 2008 newsletter. He is with
Thomas D. Sykes, Ohio State 1979, has authored the revised
edition of Tax
Management Portfolio No. 524, Deductibility of Fines, Penalties,
Bribes, and Illegal
Payments (BNA). He also was appointed to the Tax Advisory Board of
the graduate tax programs at the
John Marshall Law School. He is a partner in the Chicago office of
McDermott Will & Emery
LLP, focusing on tax controversies and litigation.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
The Hon. Thomas Barland, U.W. 1956,
was honored in April by the Eau Claire County
Community Foundation for his restorative justice initiatives. He is a
||Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W. 1968, received the Charles L.
Service Award from the Wisconsin Law Foundation at the State Bar Annual
Convention in May. He
is a partner with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP and
focuses in corporate
services, corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions,
and insurance regulation.
The Hon. Patrick J. Fiedler, Marquette 1980, received the 2008
Award from Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professionals for his dedication to
victims with respect and dignity. He sits on the Dane County Circuit
The Hon. Kathryn W. Foster, Marquette 1977, received the Kay
Twerion Award in
April from the Addiction Resources Council of Waukesha County for her
involvement in the
development of Waukesha County's Alcohol Treatment Court.
Eileen Hirsch, Virginia 1977, is a 2008 recipient of the
presented annually to civil legal aid attorneys, public defenders, and
advocates who contribute in a significant way to the enhancement of
human dignity and quality
of life of persons unable to afford legal representation. She is an
public defender with the Wisconsin Public Defender Office, Madison.
The Hon. Philip M. Kirk, Chicago-Kent 1973, received the Judge
of the Year award
from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He
sits on the
Waupaca County Circuit Court.
Mel S. Johnson, Washington Univ. 1975,
Vel Phillips, U.W. 1951, and Thomas H.
Reed, Cornell 1981, were honored by the Milwaukee Bar Association at
a ceremony in
June. Johnson, with the U.S. Attorney's Office, received the Lawyer of
the Year Award for
his prosecution of the Frank Jude beating civil rights case. Phillips,
with the Law Office
of Vel Phillips, Milwaukee, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, for
her long and
distinguished career as a community activist and pioneer in achievements
Reed, with the State Public Defender Milwaukee Criminal Trial Office,
received the E.
Michael McCann Distinguished Public Service Award for his dedication and
passion in the
support of justice for indigent persons.
Quarles & Brady LLP received the Law Firm Service Award
from the Dane County Bar
Association for the firm's participation and support of the Family Court
Project (FCAP). Firm attorneys work with the FCAP to help individuals
prepare and file
restraining order petitions.
|Harvey L. Temkin, Illinois 1978, has been made a Fellow
of the American College
of Mortgage Attorneys. He is a shareholder in the Madison office of
Van Deuren s.c. and focuses on real estate and business law.
Tommy Thompson, U.W. 1966, received the Order of Brilliant
Star with Grand Cordon
from the Taiwanese government and people in March for his work in
between Taiwan and the United States. He is with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer
Washington, D.C., and previously was governor of Wisconsin and secretary
of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.
The Hon. James Neuenschwander, Chicago-Kent 1983, and the Hon.
David H. Nispel, U.W. 1984, have been recognized by the Wisconsin
Municipal Judges Association.
Neuenschwander received the 2008 Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award. He
is city of Kenosha
municipal judge and a professor of history at Carthage College, Kenosha.
Nispel received the
2008 Judge of the Year Award. He was city of Middleton municipal judge
and is with the
Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court received an Openness in Government
Award from the
Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council in recognition of the court's
release of two
rulings that expanded the public's right to know.
Christopher Wren, Harvard 1979, was a recipient of the Best
Briefs Award from the
National Association of Attorneys General, awarded for excellence in
brief writing in
the U.S. Supreme Court by state attorneys. He is an assistant attorney
general with the
Wisconsin Department of Justice Criminal Appeals Unit, Madison.
Hupy and Abraham S.C., Milwaukee, was the presenting sponsor
for the Milwaukee
Bar Association's 150th anniversary luncheon in May.
David B. Bliss, U.W. 1949, Potomac, Md., June 22, 1922 - May
Mary Alice Coan, U.W. 1980, Madison, Oct. 24, 1934 - May 13,
Robert L. Curry, U.W. 1953, Madison, May 10, 1923 - Sept. 20,
Hon. John B. Danforth, U.W. 1954, Jefferson, Nov. 18, 1929 -
Feb. 12, 2008.
William A. Denny, Marquette 1948, Elm Grove, March 2, 1924 -
May 27, 2008.
Peggy D. Douglass, U.W. 1982, Eden Prairie, Minn., May 25,
1933 - Feb. 16, 2008.
Sheri Lynn Everson, Michigan 1995, London, England, Aug. 7,
1968 - April 1, 2008.
Thomas Patrick Finley, Marquette 1970, Wausau, March 7, 1946 -
Jan. 15, 2005.
James R. Frederick, U.W. 1954, Pittsford, N.Y., July 27, 1926
- June 4, 2008.
Robert H. Gee, U.W. 1949, Superior, Jan. 31, 1922 - May 1,
Paul J. Kelly, Marquette 1982, Waukesha, March 30, 1956 -
Robert L. Kintzler, Marquette 1947, Milwaukee, Sept. 11, 1922
- May 19, 2008.
Robert J. Newell, Marquette 1942, Milwaukee, March 28, 1919 -
May 27, 2008.
Roy M. Mersky, U.W. 1952, Austin, Tex., Sept. 1, 1925 - May 6,
Lucien J. Piery, Marquette 1949, Kenosha, March 8, 1920 - Nov.
William J. Schneider, Marquette 1951, Greendale, Sept. 2, 1924
- May 21, 2008.
Duane P. Schumacher, U.W. 1961, Madison, Nov. 28, 1934 - May
James A. Wyss, U.W. 1979, Manitowoc, May 19, 1947 - May 15,