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    Vol. 83, No. 9, September 2010

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Peter J. Bausch, Marquette 2003 cum laude, has joined S.C. Johnson & Son, Racine, as patent counsel. He previously was with Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho.

    Rachel S. Delaney Rachel S. Delaney, Marquette 2010, has joined the health law section of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman in the Milwaukee office.

    Michele L. Perreault, U.W. 2003 magna cum laude, has been promoted to partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, and continues to focus on family law and civil litigation. Marc J. Adesso, Marquette 2010, has joined the firm as an associate in the business, estate planning, tax and real estate groups in the Brookfield office. Michele L. 
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    Shelly Hart, U.W. 1989, has become deputy general counsel at Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee. She previously was with Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee.

    David N. Iancu, Marquette 2010 cum laude, has joined Karp Law Offices S.C., Wauwatosa, as an associate and focuses on personal injury and family law.

    Russell J. Karnes, Marquette 2010, has joined the Brookfield office of Blommer Peterman S.C. and focuses on mortgage lender default services.

    Robert J. Karsten, U.W. 2010, has joined Halloin & Murdock S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on construction and business litigation.

    Todd Martens, Harvard 1988, has been appointed to the Washington County Circuit Court by Gov. Jim Doyle. He previously was Washington County District Attorney.

    Kelly McKnight, U.W. 2000, has been appointed Ashland County District Attorney by Gov. Jim Doyle. He previously was with Fauerbach & Martell S.C., Ashland.

    Brennan T. Haworth, U.W. 2010, and Ian M. Mevis, Marquette 2010, have joined Menn Law Firm Ltd. as associates. Haworth focuses on real estate, small business, estate planning, and litigation matters, primarily in the Seymour office. Mevis focuses on litigation in the Appleton office.

    Michael G. Miner Michael G. Miner, Marquette 2010, has joined Heins Law Office LLC, Mequon, as an associate and practices exclusively in plaintiffs’ employment law.

    Heath G. Mynsberge, U.W. 2010 cum laude, has joined Dempsey, Williamson, Kelly & Hertel LLP, Oshkosh, as an associate and focuses on civil litigation, business and commercial law, taxation, and labor and employment law.

    Joseph E. Gumina, William Mitchell 1990, has been elected a shareholder at O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee. He continues to focus on management-side labor and employment law. Laura Now, Marquette 2010 cum laude, has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice group. Joseph E. Gumina Laura Now
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    Peter C. Osman Peter C. Osman, U.W. 2009, has joined Wilson Law Group LLC, Madison, as an associate and focuses on estate planning and trust administration.

    Mathew David Pauley, Marquette 2006, has become medical bioethics director with Kaiser Permanente’s Fontana (Calif.) and Ontario Vineyard Medical Centers.

    James Pouros, Marquette 1969, has been appointed to the Washington County Circuit Court by Gov. Jim Doyle. He previously was with O’Meara Law Firm LLP, West Bend.

    Jeffrey J. Serum, U.W. 2002 cum laude, has joined the business transactions practice group at Ruder Ware LLSC in the Eau Claire office. He previously was with Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis. Jeffrey J. Serum

    Marcella S. Spoto, U.W. 2001, has been promoted to partner at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Milwaukee, and continues to focus on litigation, including insurance defense, products liability, medical malpractice, and class actions.

    Angela Sutkiewicz, Marquette 1986, has been appointed to the Sheboygan County Circuit Court by Gov. Jim Doyle. She previously had a solo practice in Sheboygan.

    J. Michael True J. Michael True, DePaul 2003, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, as an associate in the creditors’ rights, business bankruptcy, and commercial litigation practice area.

    Three attorneys have been promoted to shareholder at von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Smitha Chintamaneni, Washington Univ. 2003, is with the litigation and risk management practice group. Christopher J. Schreiber, Marquette 2003, and Jessica M. Zeratsky, Marquette 2003, are with the banking, bankruptcy, business restructuring, and real estate practice group.

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    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Deron J. Andre, U.W. 1998, and Laura L. Tritt, Hamline 2005, have formed Andre & Tritt LLC, 1251 Scheuring Rd., Unit B, De Pere. Andre continues to focus on business law, real estate, and appellate work. Tritt focuses on personal injury and worker’s compensation matters.

    Hugh Gwin, North Dakota 1973, has merged Gwin Law Firm SC, Hudson, with Eckberg, Lammers, Briggs, Wolff & Vierling PLLP, also in Hudson. Hugh Gwin

    Lynn Laufenberg Christopher Stombaugh Lynn Laufenberg, Marquette 1975, Christopher Stombaugh, Drake 1992, Michael Jassak, Marquette 1978, and Michael Laufenberg, Marquette 1995, have formed Laufenberg, Stombaugh & Jessak S.C., with offices at 147 Keystone Pky., Suite 101, Platteville, and 115 S. 84th St., Suite 250, Milwaukee.
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    Ritz & Caflisch S.C. has relocated to 301 S. Bedford St., Suite 7, Madison, and continues its focus on helping clients start, acquire, and operate businesses and on participating in residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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    Appointments, Elections

    Nathaniel Cade Jr., Michigan 1996, has been appointed to the ABA standing committee on ethics and professional responsibility. He is a partner in the litigation practice group at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, and is cochair of the tort liability practice group.

    Kathleen A. Gray, Marquette 1982 magna cum laude, has been elected to the Waukesha County Community Foundation board. She is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses on trusts and estates. Kathleen A. Gray

    Sheila Bjorklund, William Mitchell 1993, and Marc Johannsen, Minnesota 1989, have been elected to the board of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg P.A. Both are with the Minneapolis office.

    Ronald Stadler, U.W. 1989, has been elected president of the Port Washington-Saukville Rotary Club. He is a partner in the Milwaukee office of SmithAmundsen LLC.

    Michael Cronin, George Mason 2005, and Barbara Zabawa, U.W. 2001, both with the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., have been appointed to special committees of the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council. Cronin, who focuses on intellectual property matters, has been appointed to the special committee on nanotechnology. Zabawa, who focuses on business and intellectual property litigation, has been appointed to the special committee on health care reform legislation.

    Several attorneys have been named to leadership positions at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Lynda R. Templen, U.W. 1991, is vice president of legal services. She is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office and leads the public finance practice. Michael J. Klinker, Northwestern 1984 cum laude, Milwaukee, and Sverre David Roang, U.W. 1994 cum laude, Madison, lead the corporate practice group. Cynthia L. Buchko, U.W. 2000 cum laude, Madison, and Donald A. Daugherty Jr., Northwestern 1990, Milwaukee, leads the litigation/business practice group. Ross A. Anderson, Marquette 1978 magna cum laude, Milwaukee, and Francis H. LoCoco, U.W. 1986 cum laude, Milwaukee, lead the litigation/tort practice group. Brad Dallet, Case Western Reserve 1994 magna cum laude, Milwaukee, and Daniel W. Gentges, Syracuse 1988 magna cum laude, Milwaukee, lead the real estate and finance practice group. Eugenia (Gina) G. Carter, Georgetown 1986 with honors, Madison, and Kenneth R. Nowakowski, Northwestern 1980, Milwaukee, lead the intellectual property and information technology practice group.

    The Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association has elected the following officers: president – Jonathan M. Fritz, Hamline 2002, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; president-elect – Joseph T. Harcarik, Seton Hall 1975, Cook Alex Ltd., Chicago; and secretary/treasurer – Garet K. Galster, Marquette 2006, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C., Brookfield.

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    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Guy C. Charlton Guy C. Charlton, U.W. 1994, received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Auckland (New Zealand). He currently is lecturing in law at the Auckland University of Technology.

    Henry L. Cuthbert, U.W. 1983, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys at its 50th annual conference in Washington, D.C. He is associate university counsel at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

    Daniel Treuden, Marquette 2009, received a certificate of appreciation from the Libertarian National Committee for tireless and outstanding representation of the case of ballot-access freedom in the United States. He is with the Bernhoft Law Firm S.C., Milwaukee.

    Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci has received the 2010 Community Development Award from the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. Steve Weld

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    Anniversaries, Retirements

    Ruder Ware LLSC, with offices in Wausau and Eau Claire, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.

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    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Ten attorneys from the Milwaukee office of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman participated in the MC200, a 200-mile relay race. The Hall Render team donated money it raised to the Special Olympics.

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    In Memoriam

    David L. Charne, U.W. 1978, New York City, Aug. 30, 1953 – Jan. 6, 2005.

    Charles R. Germer, U.W. 1950, Glenshaw, Penn., Dec. 18, 1923 – June 29, 2010.

    Hon. Robert A. Haase, U.W. 1968, Oshkosh, Aug. 19, 1938 – July 19, 2010.

    Stanley B. Kaufman, U.W. 1985, Madison, July 29, 1944 – July 10, 2010.

    Robert K. Kuhnmuench, Creighton 1976, Milwaukee, Feb. 27, 1950 – Oct. 30, 2009.

    William David Lanyi, Duquesne 1980, Fond du Lac, Aug. 25, 1944 – June 26, 2010.

    Hugh E. Russell, U.W. 1952, Madison, Sept. 13, 1924 – June 13, 2010.

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