Vol. 83, No. 12, December 2010
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Eugenia (Gina) G. Carter, Georgetown 1986, has been named coleader of the intellectual property and information technology practice group of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. She is a shareholder in the Madison office.
Adela D. Meráz, St. Thomas 2007, and Peter J. O’Meara, Marquette 2010 magna cum laude, have joined Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as immigration attorneys.
Gregory P. Crinion, U.W. 1985, has become an adjunct instructor with the School of Business at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He is a partner with Crinion Davis & Richardson LLP, Bay Area Houston, Texas.
Kelly H. Grebe, U.W. 1993, has been promoted to vice president–deputy general counsel–commercial at MillerCoors, Milwaukee.
Casey B. Knollmaier, William Mitchell 2009, has joined Richie, Guettinger & Manydeeds S.C., Eau Claire, and focuses on insurance defense, personal injury, business law, bankruptcy, and general litigation. She previously was judicial law clerk for the Hon. Eric A. Aarseth, Anchorage, Alaska.
Patricia A. Lauten, Marquette 2000, has become Madison deputy city attorney, focusing on labor, employment, and personnel issues.
Christopher G. Meadows, Marquette 2005 cum laude, has joined the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. in the products liability litigation and risk avoidance team.
Vincent M. Mele, Michigan State 2010 magna cum laude, has joined Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson S.C., Madison, as an associate.
Bradley J. Ayers, William Mitchell 1988, and Sharon M. Horozaniecki, Marquette 2004, have joined Morrison, Fenske & Sund P.A., Minnetonka, Minn. Ayers is a shareholder and focuses on product liability, premises liability, and construction and insurance coverage litigation. Horozaniecki is an associate and focuses on product liability, construction and insurance coverage litigation, and collection law. Both attorneys previously were with Flynn, Gaskins & Bennett LLP.
Nicole I. Pellerin, Chicago-Kent 2008, has joined Kepler & Peyton, Madison, and focuses on bankruptcy and consumer law. She previously was with the Law Offices of Virginia Prihoda, Chicago.
Daniel R. Peters, Tulsa 2000, has been elected shareholder at Pietz, VanderWaal, Stacker & Rottier S.C., Wausau, and continues to focus on insurance defense, insurance coverage, and civil litigation.
Daniel R. Peterson, Marquette 2006 magna cum laude, has joined The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, as an associate and focuses on business law. He previously was an employee benefits attorney at a Milwaukee firm.
Peter J. Prusinski, Marquette 2010, has joined Crooks, Low & Connell S.C., Wausau, as an associate and concentrates in criminal and traffic cases.
Nine Milwaukee-based attorneys have been elected to partnership at Quarles & Brady LLP. Marla B. Anderson, Loyola-Chicago 2000, is with the employee benefits and executive compensation area. Tyson A. Ciepluch, Marquette 2000, Kathryn A. Kronquist, DePaul 1995, and Ryan L. Van Den Elzen, Notre Dame 2002, are with the corporate services area. Jack M. Cook, Marquette 2004, is with the intellectual property area. Bernard J. Kearney III, Texas 2002, is with the acquisitions and dispositions area. Autumn M. Kruse, U.W. 2002, is with the labor and employment area. Elizabeth C. Perkins, Minnesota 2000, is with the commercial litigation area. Karen DaCosta Perzan, Columbia 1985, is with the real estate area.
Eric W. Matzke, Marquette 2010 magna cum laude, has joined the product liability group in the Quarles & Brady Milwaukee office.
Renee A. Read, St. Louis 2004, has joined Remley & Sensenbrenner S.C., Neenah, and continues to focus on family law, Social Security disability, personal injury, worker’s compensation, criminal defense, traffic, and civil litigation. She formerly practiced in Janesville.
Jake L. Remington, U.W. 2010, has joined Henak Law Office S.C., Milwaukee, which focuses on criminal appellate matters.
Kyle B. Flanagan, U.W. 2010, and Joshua D. Taggatz, Minnesota 2010 magna cum laude, have joined the Wausau office of Ruder Ware LLSC as members of the business transactions practice group.
Anique N. Ruiz, Marquette 2010, has joined the Milwaukee office of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP as an associate in the litigation group.
Daniel F. Schmeeckle, Minnesota 2010 cum laude, has joined Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla, Stevens Point, as an associate, focusing on personal injury and business litigation.
Timothy J. Burnett, Minnesota 2005, and Olga S. Tarasova, U.W. 2010, have joined Terwilliger Wakeen Piehler & Conway S.C., Wausau, as associates and focus on insurance defense
Philip Z. Trampe, Michigan State 2010, has joined Murphy, Paulson & Murphy S.C., Racine, as an associate and focuses on family law, estate planning, and probate.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Horizons Law Group LLC has moved to 611 N. Barker Rd., Suite 209, Brookfield.
Daniel S. Galligan, Marquette 1999, and Steven D. Mayer, Marquette 1992, have formed Mayer Galligan Law LLC, 788 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, focusing on business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, estate and tax planning, business contract negotiations, charitable planning, family business transactions, and probate and trust administration.
James R. Troupis, Northwestern 1978, has formed Troupis Law Office LLC, 7609 Elmwood Ave., Suite 102, Middleton, with additional offices in Chicago. The firm focuses on complex business, intellectual property, and constitutional litigation. Retired supreme court justice Jon P. Wilcox, U.W. 1965, has joined the firm as of counsel and focuses on appellate matters. Sarah E. Troupis, Notre Dame 2006, is an associate.
The Association for Women Lawyers has elected the following officers and board members: president – Sheila Heitzig, Marquette 2005, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Milwaukee; president-elect – Natalie Remington, Marquette 2003, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; secretary – Jennine Sonntag, Marquette 1993, Hannan & Associates LLC, Brookfield; treasurer – Caroline Spongberg, Marquette 2005, Marcus Corp., Milwaukee; past president – Catherine Ritterbusch, Marquette 2000, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee; membership director – Nancy Shue, U.W. 1993, Storm, Balgeman, Miller & Klippel s.c., Wauwatosa; professionalism director – Laura Schulteis Kwaterski, U.W. 2005, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; program director – Lindsey Grady, Marquette 2000, Milwaukee County Probate Division; and special events director – Jennifer Allen, Marquette 2006, Alan C. Olson & Associates SC, New Berlin.
James T. Barry III, Chicago 1989, has been installed as the 2011 chair of the Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin. He is president of Milwaukee-based Cassidy Turley Barry.
The Hon. David L. Borowski, Marquette 1991, has been elected to the board of the Polish Heritage Alliance, Milwaukee. He serves in the felony division of the Milwaukee County Criminal Court.
Kevin A. Delorey, U.W. 1986 magna cum laude, has been appointed to the inaugural steering committee of the Associated General Contractors of America project delivery forum. He is a partner with the real estate group in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Michael M. Grebe, U.W. 1993, has been appointed to the board of Managed Health Services. He is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP and concentrates in general corporate law, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters.
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, Marquette 2004 cum laude, has been appointed to the State Bar Dispute Resolution Section board. She is a sole practitioner in Milwaukee and focuses on elder mediation.
Kristina E. Somers, Boston College 1995, has been elected treasurer of the State Bar Tax Section board. She is a shareholder with the tax, litigation, and tax-exempt organizations practices in the Milwaukee office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Kelli Thompson, Marquette 1996, has been elected to the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) board. She is the deputy state public defender for the State Public Defender (SPD). Mike Tobin, Texas 1977, has been elected to the NLADA defender policy group. He is the SPD’s trial division director.
Adam Chase Korbitz, U.W. 1993, presented his paper “The Limits of Metalaw and the Need for Further Elaboration” at the 39th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Symposium on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in Prague in September and at the 2nd IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures in October in the United Kingdom. He also has been appointed to the post-detection task group of the IAA SETI permanent study group. He is a government relations coordinator with the State Bar.
John Schulze, Marquette 2004, presented “Identifying and Overcoming Legal Hurdles to Vegetation Management” at the North American Transmission Forum’s vegetation management workshop in Michigan in September. He is with American Transmission Co. LLC, Waukesha.
Eva M. Soeka, Marquette 1977, and Christine Harris Taylor, Valparaiso 1988, presented a seminar in Maryland on conflict prevention and management to 125 international project managers. Soeka is with the Marquette University Center for Dispute Resolution. Taylor is a sole practitioner in Milwaukee.
Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction, presented “Lessons Learned from Drafting the Uniform Collaborative Law Act” to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in October. He practices family law and is a shareholder with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
The Boardman Law Firm, based in Madison, has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms.
Dean R. Dietrich, Marquette 1977, has received the John L. Cook Memorial Award from the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of his years of service to Wausau-area residents. He is a shareholder focusing on employer-side labor and employment law with Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau.
Lisa M. O’Donnell, Iowa 2003 with distinction, has become a Black Duck Certified Legal Professional, enabling her to help clients understand open-source-software audits. She is cochair of the software, technology, and licensing team and a member of the product distribution and franchise legal team in the Milwaukee office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
The Hon. Robert J. Parins, U.W. 1942, was the inaugural recipient of the Brown County Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of his exemplary legal career and many contributions to the community. He is retired from the bench.
Quarles & Brady LLP has received a 2010 Beacon of Justice Award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, in recognition of the firm’s significant contribution to pro bono representation in the area of immigration law.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, has named Antonio M. Trillo, U.W. 2007, and Joseph W. Voiland, Marquette 2002 with honors, as its 2010 Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year. Trillo is with the litigation practice and represents food and consumer goods manufacturers. Voiland is with the litigation and employee benefits practices and concentrates on financial services litigation, including ERISA and actuarial malpractice matters.
G. Lane Ware, U.W. 1965, received the Wisconsin Outstanding Service Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, in recognition of his decades of work with professional and civic organizations. He concentrates on business and securities law with Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau.
Pro Bono, Public Service
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. teamed with the Legal Opportunity Youth Internship Program for the fifth year in a row by hosting Darnell Welch, a high school senior, as a summer intern in its Milwaukee office.
Joseph P. Balistrieri, U.W. 1965, Smyrna, Del., Sept. 8, 1940 – Oct. 26, 2010.
Todd A. Becker, U.W. 1983, Madison, July 29, 1958 – July 28, 2010.
Helene Zogg Boetticher, U.W. 1943, Rockville, Md., March 26, 1920 – Sept. 25, 2010.
Richard J. Byron, U.W. 1964, Wausau, Sept. 4, 1938 – May 24, 2010.
William P. Carroll, U.W. 1966, Fremont, Ind., March 31, 1936 – Oct. 15, 2010.
John V. Casanova, Marquette 1949, Racine, July 5, 1925 – Oct. 3, 2010.
Thomas A. Clure, Minnesota 1963, Duluth, April 11, 1938 – May 27, 2010.
Thomas W. Dale, U.W. 1952, Milwaukee, Nov. 25, 1918 – Jan. 19, 2009.
Nicholas O. Funkhouser, U.W. 1976, Madison, Nov. 29, 1948 – July 10, 2010.
Keith P. Haberman, U.W. 1967, Sussex, Aug. 15, 1941 – Aug. 17, 2010.
William R. Hatcher, Marquette 1954, Milwaukee, April 4, 1923 – Sept. 27, 2010.
Frank L. Johnson, Washburn 1969, Racine, Dec. 23, 1938 – July 27, 2010.
Philip Grant Meyers, Michigan 1981, Flower Mound, Texas, July 3, 1956 – Sept. 23, 2010.
Robert C. Severson, U.W. 1978, Waunakee, May 18, 1951 – Oct. 13, 2010.
Hon. Jon B. Skow, Chicago-Kent 1973, Racine, Jan. 14, 1943 – Oct. 28, 2009.
Richard J. Solomon, U.W. 1967, Brookfield, June 23, 1942 – Sept. 9, 2010.