Vol. 81, No. 8, August
In the News
New Hires, Promotions,
||Anne Bensky, U.W. 2008, has joined Garvey
McNeil & McGillivray S.C., Madison, as an
associate and focuses on environmental law, civil rights, and employment
Timothy S. Crisp, Duke 1990, has joined the Madison office of
Foley & Lardner LLP as a
partner in the business law department and focuses on complex corporate
transactions. He previously was with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
|Jordan K. Lamb, U.W. 2002, has been named a
with the Madison office of DeWitt Ross
& Stevens S.C. and continues to concentrate on government relations,
environmental law, and
administrative law. Molly E. Hall, Washington & Lee 1988, has
joined the firm in the
environmental and litigation group. She previously was in private
practice in Milwaukee and in
Lori J. Fabian, Marquette 2003, has been named a partner at
Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Moodie
& Blum S.C., Waukesha, and continues to concentrate in family law,
real estate, and general
||Brian T. Flood, Syracuse 2000, has joined Hager, Dewick
& Zuengler S.C., Green Bay, as
an associate and focuses on commercial/business and civil litigation,
construction law, and business planning. He previously practiced in
Chicago and Appleton.
Michael Golden, Marquette 1991, has joined Derco Aerospace
Inc., Milwaukee, as vice
president and general counsel. He previously was with Mercury Marine.
Steven E. Hendrix, U.W. 1987, has been named director for
national capacity development
in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development and oversees
the provision of
technical assistance and training to 13 Iraqi government ministries.
Peter M. Anderson, Marquette 2000, and
Thomas W. Davis II, Marquette 1982, have
joined Howard & Howard Attorneys P.C., Las Vegas, Nev. Anderson
concentrates in gaming,
regulatory compliance, and corporate law. Davis concentrates in business
construction, labor and employment, and family law.
Rebecca A. Kellner, Marquette 2008, has joined Schumann Law
Office S.C., Milwaukee, as
an associate and focuses primarily on worker's compensation matters.
|Christopher J. MacGillis, Marquette 2008 cum laude, has
joined the Germantown office
of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen S.C. as an associate and focuses on
personal injury, family, and
real estate matters.
||Michael A. Marx, Marquette 2008, and
Timothy M. Van de
Kamp, Marquette 2005, have joined the Milwaukee office of Mallery
& Zimmerman S.C. as associates and practice with the real
estate, corporate/business, and lending groups. Van de Kamp previously
was with DeWitt Ross
& Stevens S.C.
||Van de Kamp
|Michelle I. Mettner, Northwestern 2000 cum laude, has
joined Children's Hospital and
Health System as vice president, government relations and advocacy. She
previously was with
Broydrick & Associates.
Thomas Nelson, Notre Dame 1973, has joined the Milwaukee field
office of the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development as supervisor for fair
housing investigations. He
previously was with Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry S.C., Milwaukee.
Jeffrey C. O'Brien, William Mitchell 2000 cum laude, has been
named a shareholder
of Mansfield Tanick & Cohen P.A., Minneapolis, and continues to
practice in business
transactions, real estate law, and estate planning/probate.
Ruth A. Pivar, Marquette 1991 cum laude, has joined Ungaretti
& Harris LLP, Chicago, as
a partner and chair of the trusts and estates practice and focuses on
estate planning for
entrepreneurial and family business clients. She previously was with DLA
||Steve Lipowski, U.W. 2000, has been promoted
to shareholder at Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau
and Eau Claire, and continues to practice in real estate, intellectual
mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and corporate law. Michael
E. Ahrens, U.W. 2008 cum laude, has joined the firm as an associate
in the trusts, estates, and family business planning
John M. Soper, Marquette 2008, has joined O'Flaherty Heim Egan
Ltd., La Crosse, as an
associate in the business and employment practice.
Eido Walny, Boston Univ. 2001, has joined the Milwaukee office
of Gonzalez Saggio &
Harlan LLP as an associate in the wealth management group. He is
certified as an accredited
estate planner and an estate planning law specialist.
|Christine M. Wanless, Oregon 1998, has joined Remley
& Sensenbrenner S.C., Neenah, and
focuses on business formations, transactions, and litigation;
construction law and
litigation; collections; and real estate transactions and litigation.
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Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
||Timothy M. Curran, Notre Dame 2000, has formed
LaDue Curran & Kuehn LLC, 200 First
Bank Building, 205 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, Ind., which focuses
on business litigation
and labor and employment matters.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has formed a white collar counseling,
investigations, and defense
practice group. Members of the group are Hamilton E.
Arendsen, Illinois 2000; Sean O'D.
Bosack, Marquette 1997; Daniel T.
Flaherty, U.W. 1986; Jonathan R.
Ingrisano, Marquette 1999; Kevin J.
O'Connor, Harvard 1976; Nelson W. Phillips
III, U.W. 1998; Frank M. Tuerkheimer, New York Univ. 1963;
Eric J. Wilson, Harvard 1994.
|Sean M. Sweeney, Marquette 2007, has moved Tosa Law
Office (formerly Sweeney Law
Offices) to 933 N. Mayfair Rd., Suite 107, Wauwatosa, and continues to
focus on business law,
civil litigation, and consumer mortgage and foreclosure work.
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The Association of State Prosecutors has elected the following
officers: secretary -
Claire Starling, Wauwatosa; and treasurer -
Gale Shelton, Milwaukee.
The Association for Women Lawyers has elected the following officers:
Margo Kirchner; president-elect - Cathy
Grogan; secretary - Sheila Heitzig; and treasurer
Natalie Remington, all of Milwaukee.
James D. Dati, Creighton 1983, has been appointed to the
Bonita Springs, Fla., charter
review committee. He is a partner with Bond, Schoeneck & King P.A.,
Bonita Springs and Naples,
and concentrates on representing closely-held businesses, developers,
and financial institutions.
The Door County Bar Association has elected the following officer:
Charles Wingrove, Sturgeon Bay.
Jerome G. Grzeca, Marquette 1988, has been elected to the
American Immigration Lawyers
Association board. He is the founding and managing partner of
Milwaukee-based Grzeca Law Group S.C.
Stephen W. Hayes, Illinois 1969, has been elected vice
president for the Wisconsin region
of the Gift of Adoption Fund, which raises money to assist families
adopting children. He is
with Grady, Hayes & Neary LLC, Waukesha.
The Kenosha County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Ted Kmiec, Salem; president-elect - Joseph
Easton, Kenosha; secretary - Donna
Gilligan-Arendt, Kenosha; and treasurer - Jonathan
The League of Wisconsin Municipalities-Municipal Attorneys has
elected the following
officers: president - Alan Kesner, Wauwatosa; and secretary -
Constance Anderson, Madison.
Bob Lightfoot, Hamline 1995, has begun his term as president
and board chair of the
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. He is a partner with Murphy
Desmond S.C., Madison, and focuses
on assisted living facility and nursing home matters.
The Manitowoc County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Scott Lawrence, St. Nazianz; president-elect -
Joseph M. Pozorski Jr., Manitowoc; and
secretary/treasurer - Travis K. Glandt, Manitowoc.
Michael P. Maxwell, Marquette 2001, has been appointed as a
commissioner on the Town
of Brookfield Police and Fire Commission. He also has been conferred the
certified subrogation recovery professional by the National Association
of Subrogation Professionals.
He is with Maxwell Attorneys LLC, Wauwatosa.
The Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association has elected the
following officers: president
- Todd McEldowney; president-elect - Michael
Schiek; secretary - Jennifer Stuber; and
treasurer - Brian Bennett, all of Rhinelander.
The Outagamie County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
John D. Claypool; vice president - Patrick J.
Coffey; and secretary - Graeme P.
Rattray, all of Appleton.
The Racine County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
Sally Hoelzel; president-elect - Kristin
Cafferty; treasurer - Bernard J. Powers; and
secretary - Carrie R. Michelson, all of Racine.
The Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association has elected the
president - Joseph Leone, Madison; president-elect -
Melissa Hockersmith, Brookfield; and secretary-treasurer -
Jonathan Fritz, Madison.
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James Casey, Dayton 1988, recently lectured at the
Queensland University of Technology
Law School, Brisbane, Australia, on university research contracting. He
is director of
contracts and industrial agreements at the University of Texas at San
The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, presented
"Marriage and the New American
Family: Understanding the Reshaped Relationships Coming to America's
Courts," at the Arizona
Judicial Conference in Tucson in June.
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Awards, Degrees, Honors
Michael B. Devine, Drake 1980, was admitted as a
Fellow in international commercial
arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England,
in May. He teaches courses
on business law and legal ethics at the University of Wisconsin-La
James L. Santelle, Chicago 1983, received the Edmund J.
Randolph Award and the Superior
Honor Award from the U.S. government, both in recognition of his service
as justice attaché and
rule of law coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. He has
returned to his position
with the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin,
Charlotte F. Westerhaus, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1991,
received the First Decade
Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys
(NACUA). The award
recognizes innovative contributions or outstanding services to the NACUA
and to higher education law.
She is vice president of diversity and inclusion for the National
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James W. Amos, U.W. 1980, Verona, March 7, 1954 -
June 18, 2008.
Dominic H. Frinzi, Marquette 1951, Milwaukee, June 27, 1921 -
Jan. 28, 2008.
James C. Kitelinger, U.W. 1972, Hancock, March 20, 1945 -
March 10, 2008.
Robert William Lutz, U.W. 1951, Chilton, Dec. 12, 1925 - Sept.
Robert M. McCormick, U.W. 1962, Madison, April 22, 1928 - July
Victor Moyer, U.W. 1969, Fort Atkinson, June 18, 1935 - May
Curt J. Whitenack, U.W. 1991, Chicago, Sept. 14, 1961 - May
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