Vol. 85, No. 9, September 2012
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Aaron H. Aizenberg, Iowa 2007, has been elected a shareholder of Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk s.c., Milwaukee, and continues to concentrate in commercial litigation.
Kathleen R. Avoles, William Mitchell 2007, has joined Bakke Norman S.C., New Richmond, and focuses in criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and general litigation.
John H. Bradley, U.W. 2007, has joined Hurley, Burish & Stanton S.C., Madison, and focuses on criminal defense and civil litigation.
James Casey, Dayton 1988, has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Office of Sponsored Project Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio.
Aaron Hall, Marquette 2006 magna cum laude, and Claire Hartley, Marquette 2009, have joined the litigation department of Davis & Kuelthau s.c., Milwaukee. Hall previously was with Hostak, Henzl & Bichler S.C. Hartley previously was with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
Daniel Geraghty, U.W. 1990 cum laude, has joined the corporate practice group of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee, and is leader of the federal tax controversy and litigation team.
Ben Jones, U.W. 2012, has joined Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C., Eau Claire, with the labor and employment section.
Joseph F. LaDien, Marquette 2008, has joined the Milwaukee office of Mallery & Zimmerman S.C., as an associate with the litigation group. He also is president of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association.
Kathryn A. Harrell McKnight, Marquette 2006, and David M. Stegall, Marquette 2006, have joined Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison. Harrell McKnight focuses on personal injury claims, insurance disputes, malpractice, civil litigation, and municipal prosecution. Stegall focuses on criminal defense, personal injury claims, and civil litigation.
Jacob A. Manian, Marquette 2007, has joined Fox, O'Neill & Shannon S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate in the litigation practice, concentrating on commercial litigation. He previously was a Milwaukee County principal assistant corporation counsel.
Gerardo (Jerry) Medina Jr., U.W. 2012, has joined Dempsey Law Firm LLP, Oshkosh, as an associate and has a general practice with an emphasis in civil litigation, business and commercial law, organizations, personal injury, and labor and employment law.
Scott W. Brunner, Marquette 2012 cum laude, and Matthew V. Fisher, Minnesota 2009 cum laude, have joined Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee. Brunner practices in corporate and business law. Fisher practices in business litigation.
Charles David Schmidt, Marquette 2000 cum laude, has joined Halloin & Murdock S.C., Milwaukee, as of counsel, and continues to practice in complex insurance recovery and commercial litigation.
Shay A. Agsten, Minnesota 2005 magna cum laude, has been promoted to shareholder at von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee, in the banking, bankruptcy, business restructuring, and real estate practice group. William (Bill) O. Jackson, Saint Louis 2009, has joined the firm in the health care practice group. He previously was an administrative fellow with a hospital organization.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has moved its Phoenix office to 16220 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 290, Scottsdale.
Nina M. Vitek, Nebraska 1986, and Jane E. Probst, Marquette 1990, have formed Vitek & Probst S.C., 759 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 500, Milwaukee, focusing on family law issues including divorce, paternity, grandparents' rights, adoption, guardianship, marital agreements, and international jurisdictional matters.
Thomas J. Basting Sr., U.W. 1962, has been named chair of the audit and finance committees of the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Authority Board. He is with Midwest Mediation LLC, Madison.
Nicole J. Druckrey, Minnesota 2003 cum laude, has been elected to the Adoption Resources Wisconsin board. She is a partner with the commercial litigation group in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Matthew J. Duchemin, Marquette 1999 cum laude, has been elected to the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association board. He is a partner with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses on intellectual property litigation, insurance broker malpractice, and business disputes.
Bob Gregg, West Virginia 1978, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Foundation board. He focuses on employment law at Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison.
Jack Jakubiak, Marquette 1996, has been appointed legal advisor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national collective bargaining team. He is a VA staff attorney in Milwaukee.
Marc Johannsen, Minnesota 1989, has been elected to the board of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg P.A., Minneapolis.
Brian R. Purtell, Pittsburgh 1993, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Legislature's Special Committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. He is a partner and chair of the health law practice group in the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has announced several leadership changes. New group leaders are Lawrence J. Burnett, Cornell 1982, and Albert S. Orr, Ohio State 1986, business law practice; Michael G. Goller, Marquette 1993, tax practice; Tracey L. Klein, Marquette 1984, and Larri J. Broomfield, Harvard 1988, health care practice; Allen C. Schlinsog Jr., John Marshall 1991, litigation practice; and David B. Schulz, Marquette 1995, banking and finance practice. Firm members reelected to the board are Jerome M. Janzer, Marquette 1982, also the firm's CEO; Mark A. Cameli, Marquette 1985; and Jennifer R. D'Amato, U.W. 1989. Janzer is with the real estate practice, Cameli is with the litigation practice, and D'Amato is with the trusts and estates practice.
John Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, has been appointed to Gov. Scott Walker's drought working group. He is division administrator of water, compliance, and consumer affairs for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
Thomas Shorter, Northeastern 1986, has been appointed chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section. He is a shareholder with the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Gregg Herman, U.W. 1977, is a contributing editor for a new publication, Family Lawyer Magazine, devoted to helping family lawyers improve their practices and work/life balance. He is principal at Loeb & Herman S.C.., Milwaukee, practicing exclusively in family law.
Michael P. Maxwell, Marquette 2001, contributed to the recently published Inside the Minds: Strategies for Consumer Bankruptcy Trustees (Aspatore Books). He is with Maxwell Attorneys LLC, Wauwatosa.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
John W. Daniels Jr., Harvard 1974, received an Excellence in Education Award from the Milwaukee Public Schools board in recognition of his efforts with the Morehouse Scholarship program. He is chair of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
The Hon. William A. Jennaro, Marquette 1968, received the Milwaukee Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is with W.A. Jennaro Law LLC, Milwaukee, and also of counsel to Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee.
Robert E. Kuelthau, Marquette 1961 cum laude, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2012, in recognition of the quality services he provides to clients. He focuses on estate and trust planning, real estate, and general business and corporate organization and operation matters at Davis & Kuelthau s.c., Milwaukee.
Thomas Kyle, Hamline 1996, has become a fellow in the Belli Society, which conducts educational programs to enhance trial skills in the United States and abroad. He is with Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice S.C., Milwaukee.
Quarles & Brady LLP has achieved gold standard recertification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in recognition of the high levels of leadership involvement of women in the firm.
Pro Bono / Public Service
Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, has adopted Milwaukee Public Schools' K-12 Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning (WCLL) in a partnership to provide support and resources to help the students succeed and will provide incentives for academic achievement and positive behavior, tours of local colleges, access and guided tours to historical and other sites, meetings focused on career possibilities, and other types of support.
Hon. Thomas J. Curran, Marquette 1948, New Lisbon, April 30, 1924 – July 17, 2012.
Richard J. Gould, U.W. 1947, Oregon, Jan. 20, 1922 – July 2, 2012.
James A. Hauer, Marquette 1949, Sun City, Ariz., April 3, 1924 – June 22, 2012.
Robert D. LeMense, Notre Dame 1955, Mequon, Jan. 19, 1922 – Aug. 19, 2011.
Robert G. Marotz, U.W. 1946, Pewaukee, Nov. 14, 1921 – June 23, 2012.
John B. McCarthy Jr., Marquette 1956, Madison, Aug. 28, 1926 – July 6, 2012.
Cynthia L. Murphy, U.W. 1978, Racine, Oct. 28, 1952 – March 25, 2012.
James L. Rosenbaum, U.W. 1963, Chicago, Feb. 21, 1938 – July 31, 2012.
David A. Sayas, Valparaiso 1974, Elm Grove, June 4, 1949 – Sept. 27, 2011.
Timothy John Schumann, Marquette 1995, Milwaukee, June 16, 1970 – April 13, 2012.
Philip Weinberg, U.W. 1929, San Francisco, June 2, 1907 – June 22, 2012.