Vol. 84, No. 4, April 2011
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Renae Waterman Aldana, U.W. 1999, and Gary M. Ruesch, Marquette 1980, have joined the school law practice at Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet LLC, Waukesha. Both attorneys previously were with Quarles & Brady LLP.
James Casey, Dayton 1988, has been promoted to executive director, office of grants, contracts, and industrial agreements, at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Joshua D. Christianson, U.W. 2006, has joined Burgfechtel & Parent, Menomonie, as a partner and primarily handles bankruptcy matters. He previously was with Werner, Johnson & Hendrickson S.C., New London.
Edward A. Corcoran, U.W. 1981, has joined Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison, focusing on business litigation, creditors’ actions, and employment law.
Gregory A. Kotsonis, Dayton 1992, has joined Crivello Carlson S.C., Milwaukee, as a partner, focusing on family law, real estate, criminal defense, and commercial litigation. Samuel C. Hall Jr., Marquette 2005, Timothy M. Johnson, Marquette 2007, William E. Keeler III, Marquette 2007, Rebecca Ciralsky Levin, Michigan 2006 cum laude, and Sara C. Mills, Marquette 2010, have joined the litigation team as associates.
Todd Slagter, Denver 2000, LL.M. taxation, has joined DiRenzo & Bomier LLC, Neenah, as an associate and focuses on estate planning, probate and trust law, taxation, elder law, and real estate. He previously was with a firm in Oshkosh. Four attorneys have been promoted to partner. Jeffrey Berzowski, Indiana Univ.-Indianapolis 2002, focuses on administrative, employment, business, commercial, personal injury, and litigation matters. Rachel Fitzgerald, William Mitchell 2004, focuses on Social Security disability and worker’s compensation issues. Kathleen Healy, Marquette 2003, focuses on family and employment law and civil litigation. Meghan Healy, Marquette 2006, focuses on family, employment, guardian ad litem, and worker’s compensation matters.
Five attorneys have been promoted to partnership in Wisconsin offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. Daniel G. Mohan, U.W. 2002, business law; and Stephan J. Nickels, Marquette 2000, litigation, are new partners in the Madison office. Heidi M. Furlong, Virginia 2001, business law; Elizabeth P. Hanigan, Marquette 2002, regulated industries; and Tanya C. O’Neill, Drake 1998, business law, are new partners in the Milwaukee office.
Andrew G. Frank, U.W. 2002, has joined Hale & Wagner S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate, concentrating on business and corporate litigation and product liability, transportation defense, and personal injury matters.
Eric J. Goelz, Marquette 1989, has joined Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer S.C., Hartford, and continues to focus on civil litigation defense. He previously was with O’Neill, Schimmel, Quirk & Carroll S.C., Milwaukee.
Timothy Kidd, U.W. 2009, has joined the Law Offices of Thad J. Murphy P.C., Dubuque, Iowa, and focuses on Social Security disability/supplemental security income and veterans’ disability benefits issues.
Ericka Krumrie, Hamline 2007, has joined Hermes Law Ltd., Green Bay, and focuses on business, civil, debt-collection, and environmental litigation and pre-litigation risk assessment and litigation avoidance.
Scott S. Luzi, Marquette 2010, has joined Heins Law Office LLC, Mequon, as an associate and concentrates in plaintiffs’ employment law and litigation.
Rhyan J. Lindley, Marquette 2004, has joined Melli Law S.C., Madison, and continues to practice in construction law, business transactions, insurance law, and litigation.
Joseph M. Maier, U.W. 1995 summa cum laude, and John R. Schreiber, Marquette 2002 cum laude, have been elected shareholders at O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee. Maier focuses on employee benefits, taxation, and business law. Schreiber focuses on banking and creditors’ rights.
Several attorneys have joined Quarles & Brady LLP. Stephen J. Gardner, Marquette 2006 cum laude, has joined the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the commercial litigation group. He previously worked in Washington, D.C. Joining the firm as associates in the Milwaukee office are Andrea J. Fowler, Notre Dame 2010 cum laude, and Brandon R. Gutschow, U.W. 2010 summa cum laude, commercial litigation group; Joseph Kirgues, U.W. 2008 magna cum laude, corporate services group; and Christopher L. Nickels, Villanova 2005 magna cum laude, labor and employment practice group. Raye L. Daugherty, U.W. 2000 cum laude, has joined the Milwaukee office as a partner in the intellectual property group.
James N. Saul, Lewis & Clark 2007, has joined McGillivray Westerberg & Bender LLC, Madison, and focuses on environmental litigation.
Tim Schoonenberg, Marquette 2010, has joined Houseman & Feind LLP, Grafton, as an associate, practicing in commercial transactions, employment, small business, municipal, and family law matters.
Michael R. Soule, Marquette 2010, has joined Consigny, Andrews, Hemming & Grant S.C., Janesville, as an associate. He also is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Brian C. Spahn, U.W. 2006 cum laude, has joined the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. in the litigation practice group. He previously was with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C.
Three attorneys have joined Whyte Hirschboeck & Dudek S.C. Ricky C. Benjamin, Iowa 1990, is a partner focusing on tort litigation and labor and employment counseling and litigation in the Milwaukee office. He previously was general counsel to Park Avenue OculoPlastic Surgeons, Denver. Melissa Caulum, U.W. 2007, and Thomas Heneghan, DePaul 1989, have joined the Madison office. Caulum focuses on business litigation. Heneghan, a partner, focuses on complex intellectual property and business litigation.
Ryan R. Worrell, U.W. 2006, has been named counsel for business and legal affairs at A&E Television
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
The Milwaukee office of Hawks Quindel S.C., an employment and labor law firm, has moved to 222 E. Erie St., Suite 201.
William Evenson, Marquette 1978, CPA, has been elected to the executive committee of Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Co. He is a partner in the De Pere office and a member of the tax
The Thomas More Society, an association of Catholic lawyers, has elected the following officers and board members: president – Mollie Newcomb, Marquette 2001, Boyle Fredrickson S.C., Milwaukee; president-elect – Frank Pasternak, John Marshall 1994, Pasternak & Zirgibel S.C., Brookfield; secretary – Mark Andres, Marquette 2001, Andres Law Firm LLC, Elm Grove; treasurer – Justin Longley, Marquette 2005, Stark Investments, Saint Francis; board – Rebecca G. Bradley, U.W. 1996, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; Hon. Ellen Brostrom, UCLA 1995, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Melissa Greipp, Marquette 1999, Marquette Law School; and Francis Hughes, Marquette 1988, Fox, O’Neill & Shannon S.C.,
Mary Turke, U.W. 1996, has been named managing partner of the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. She is a partner and focuses on commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Matthew C. Vogel, Chicago 2007, has been elected to the board of VSA Wisconsin, which provides arts programs for individuals with disabilities. He is a member of the corporate services group in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, received the M&A Advisor Turnaround Community Impact Award at a ceremony in Florida in March for its work with the sale of Wick Building Systems Inc. The firm also was nominated in other award categories. The M&A Advisor is an organization of mergers and acquisitions, turnaround, and finance professionals.
Nancy J. Sennett, Northwestern 1979, is a recipient of the 2011 Sacagawea Award, presented each year to two women for their significant career accomplishments, community commitment, support for the advancement of women, and embodiment of Sacagawea’s trailblazing spirit. She is a partner with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP and focuses on commercial and business litigation.
Hon. William Bablitch, U.W. 1968, Madison/Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 1941 – Feb. 16, 2011.
Charles B. Randall, U.W. 1949, Wauwatosa, May 19, 1922 – Feb. 10, 2011.
Gerald W. Noll, U.W. 1954, Beloit, June 19, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2011.