New Hires, Promotions, Partners
David W. Fell, Harvard 1988, has been promoted to vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Broadwind Energy Inc., Cicero, Ill., a provider of integrated solutions for customers in the energy and infrastructure markets.
Matt Frank, U.W. 1981, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, practicing in environmental law, renewable energy and sustainability/climate change, and administrative/regulatory law and municipal law. He previously was Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Erik Guenther, U.W. 2002, has joined the Justice Sector Support Program as the juvenile justice advisor in Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He previously served as the defense attorney justice advisor at the national security courts at the Justice Center in Parwan, Afghanistan.
Paul J. Hinkfuss, U.W. 1985 cum laude, has joined Irgens, Milwaukee, as general counsel, providing legal guidance and expertise in real estate development, leasing, governmental permitting construction law, zoning, and brokerage compliance.
Carrie C. Joshi, Marquette 2003, has joined the Milwaukee office of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman as an associate practicing in health care law with a focus on regulatory and compliance matters, reimbursement, and licensure and accreditation matters.
Laurie E. Meyer, Marquette 1998, has joined the Milwaukee office of Davis & Kuelthau s.c. as a shareholder with the labor and employment team. She previously was with Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.
Jessica A. Nelson, U.W. 2005 cum laude, has joined Thompson Law LLC, Appleton, as an associate focusing on business litigation and employment law. She previously worked for Kimberly Clark.
Thomas G. O’Day, U.W. 2005, has joined Phillips Borowski S.C., Mequon, practicing in labor and employment law.
Richard W. Pitzner, U.W. 1972, has joined the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., focusing on business law, taxation, and estate planning.
Amanda K. Reese, Northern Illinois 2005, has joined the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a partner in the transactional practice group, focusing on health law and privacy matters. She previously was with the U.W. Medical Foundation.
James M. Schleicher, Michigan 2011, has joined the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the intellectual property practice group.
Christopher Schmidt, U.W. 2013 magna cum laude, has joined Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, as an associate with the estate planning group.
Lisa M. Schultz, Northern Illinois 1995, has become a partner at Collins & Henderson LLP, Beloit, focusing on family law, probate and guardianship, real estate transactions, and criminal and juvenile defense.
Daniel J. Walsh, Creighton 1984, has become a partner with Stellpflug Law S.C., De Pere, practicing elder law, veterans’ benefits planning, estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, and small business law.
Marilyn Windschiegl, U.W. 1998, has been promoted to managing compliance attorney and HIPAA privacy officer at Dean Health Plan, Madison.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
William H. Levit Jr., Harvard 1967, has opened Levit ADR LLC, Ste. 1800, 250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. He was a shareholder at Godfrey & Kahn for 30 years and before then was secretary and general counsel of Rexnord Inc. and a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer S.C., based in Hartford, has opened a new office in New Orleans at 101 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd., Ste. 402. The firm handles subrogation and insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage matters.
Kathryn M. Buono, Marquette 1986, has been selected as the new managing partner for the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP. She is a partner in the firm’s corporate services practice group. Ann M. Murphy, U.W. 1979, who led the office for 12 years, will continue her practice in commercial lending and public finance.
Daniel T. Dennehy, Marquette 1979, has become a member and chair of the Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board. He is a shareholder with von Briesen & Roper S.C., where he focuses on employment, personnel, and labor matters.
Dennis R. McBride, New York Univ. 1980, was reelected president of the City of Wauwatosa Common Council. He is a senior trial attorney for the Milwaukee Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tonya Vachirasomboon, Indiana 2008 cum laude, has been elected to the board of Present Music, a Milwaukee-based ensemble that commissions, performs, records, and tours the music of living composers. She is an associate in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses on business law.
The following attorneys contributed to the 2014 edition of Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® 2014): Administrative Law:Jordan J. Hemaidan, U.W. 1996, and Michael Screnock, U.W. 2006, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; Business and Securities Law: Alexander (Sandie) Pendleton, Minnesota 1987, Pendleton Legal S.C., Milwaukee; Civil Procedure: Katherine D. Spitz, Notre Dame 2007, and Jesse Beringer, Marquette 2013, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; Constitutional Law:Deborah C. Meiners, U.W. 2008, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, and Kevin M. Scott, U.W. 1999, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Brookfield; Creditor/Debtor Law: Nancy Johnson, U.W. 1994, Brennan Steil S.C., Janesville, Edward A. Corcoran, U.W. 1981, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison,and Eliza M. Reyes, John Marshall 1997, Krekeler Strother S.C., Madison;
Criminal Law: Patrick J. Schott, Marquette 1988, Schott, Bublitz & Engel s.c., Brookfield; Elder Law: Sarah A. Burnett, Marquette 2011, and Megan Senfleben Hendrix, Marquette 2010, Becker Hickey & Poster S.C., Milwaukee, Mark T. Johnson, U.W. 2008, Law Offices of Christenson and Allex LLC, Fitchburg, and Anne S. McIntyre, Northern Illinois 2007, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee;Environmental Law: Linda H. Bochert, U.W. 1974, Leah H. Ziemba, Syracuse 2006, and Cameron F. Field, Vermont 2013,Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Timothy J. Pierce, U.W. 1992, and Aviva M. Kaiser, SUNY-Buffalo 1979,State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison;
Evidence: Dean P. Laing, Marquette 1983, and Patrick G. McBride, Marquette 1995, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee; Family Law: Patricia M. Heim, Marquette 1974, O’Flaherty Heim Egan & Birnbaum Ltd., La Crosse, and Jennifer N. Brown, DePaul 2006, Madison; Health Law: Alyce Katayama, Maryland 1974, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, and Sarah E. Coyne, U.W. 1995, and Leah M. McNeely, Valparaiso 2011,Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Insurance Law: Erik J. Pless, U.W. 1993, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C., Green Bay; Intellectual Property Law: Carl R. Schwartz, Harvard 1978, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee;
Juvenile Law: Anton S. Jamieson, U.W. 1997, Dane County Circuit Court Commissioner’s Office, Madison; Labor and Employment Law: Nicholas O. Anderson, Washington Univ. 2004, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Municipal Law: Christopher B. Hughes, Indiana-Bloomington 1993, S. Bryan Kleinmaier, U.W. 2000, and Susan K. Allen, Marquette 2006, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Probate and Estate Planning: Vanessa Klemish, U.W. 2010, Wiley Law S.C., Chippewa Falls; Real Property:Mark R. Hinkston, Knuteson, Hinkston & Quinn, S.C., Racine; School Law: JoAnn M. Hart, U.W. 1985, and M. Tess O’Brien-Heinzen, U.W. 1993,Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison;
Tax Law: Carl D. Fortner, U.W. 1986, Zhu (Julie) Lee, Northwestern 1998, and Timothy L. Voigtman, U.W. 1998, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, and Theresa Nickels, U.W. 2005, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison;Torts: Amanda J. Kaiser, U.W. 1984, Catherine M. Rottier, U.W. 1986, and Andrew Hebl, Michigan State 2008,Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison; Trade Regulation:Edwin J. Hughes, Chicago 1978,and Susan K. Allen, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Unemployment Insurance: Marilyn Townsend, Potomac 1974, Marilyn Townsend Law Office, Madison; and Worker’s Compensation: Sean M. Spencer, Marquette 2001, Zilske Law Firm S.C., Brookfield.
Elizabeth T. Russell, Pace 1986, authored “Registering Copyrights in the United States: Considerations for Australian Attorneys,” which appeared in the LexisNexis Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Vol. 27, No. 3, April 2014. Russell is a solo practitioner in Middleton.
The following attorneys contributed to the recently revised Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® 5th ed. 2014): Craig W. Albee, U.W. 1990, Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee; Kathleen R. Avoles, William Mitchell 2007, and Gary L. Bakke,U.W. 1965, Bakke Norman S.C., New Richmond, and Deanne M. Koll, William Mitchell 2006, Bakke Norman S.C., Menomonie; Maren Beermann, Chicago-Kent 2008, Madison; Richard L. Binder, U.W. 1974, Rohde Dales LLP, Sheboygan; Bruce T. Block, Boston Univ. 1979, Jessica King, U.W. 2004, Benjamin T. Kurten, U.W. 1997,and Robert J. Misey Jr., Vanderbilt 1987,Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, and Steven W. Martin, U.W. 1973, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Waukesha; Drew Cochrane, U.W. 1999, New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus;
Also, Anne Daugherty-Leiter, Georgetown 2002, AIDS Network Inc., Madison; Margadette M. Demet, Marquette 1950, Demet & Demet LLC, Milwaukee; Kevin R. Du, U.W. 2012, John C. Mitby, U.W. 1971,and Steven M. Streck, U.W. 1987,Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison; Navid Fanaeian, Notre Dame 2004, and Charles S. Sara, George Mason 1981,DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison; Kerry L. Gabrielson, U.W. 2012, and James D. Peterson, U.W. 1998,Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison; Stephen M. Glynn, U.W. 1970, Milwaukee; Shawna Guinn, Valparaiso 2001, Susan Howe Rauti, U.W. 2001, and John C. Talis, U.W. 1991,Dane County Corporation Counsel’s Office, Madison;
Also, Michael S. Heffernan, U.W. 1977, Madison; Margaret W. Hickey, U.W. 1986, and Heather B. Poster, Marquette 2002,Becker, Hickey & Poster S.C., Milwaukee; Christopher J. Hussin, Denver 1997, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison; Jack Longert, Illinois 1978, Longert Law Office, Madison; Mary Ann McCarthy, Marquette 1982, Mary A. McCarthy Attorney at Law, Milwaukee; Tess Meuer, U.W. 1983, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Madison; Robert J. Misey, Harvard 1952, Robert J. Misey Attorney at Law, Milwaukee; Teresa A. Mueller, U.W. 1992, Safway Group LLC, Waukesha;
Also, Barbara A. Neider, U.W. 1980, and Meg Vergeront, U.W. 1993,Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Lori A. Nitzel, New Mexico 2002, Fort Collins, Colo.; Roy L. Prange Jr., U.W. 1975, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Eliza M. Reyes, John Marshall 1997, Krekeler Strother S.C., Madison; Theresa L. Roetter, Marquette 1993, Annen Roetter LLC, Madison; Shelley J. Safer, U.W. 1978, Waunakee; Timothy G. Schally, U.W. 1985, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee; Tracey L. Schwalbe, U.W. 1988, Labor & Industry Review Commission, Madison; Lawrence Alan Towers, Hastings 1981, Tower Law Office, Milwaukee; and Robert H. Zilske, U.W. 1973, Zilske Law Firm S.C., Brookfield.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Dawn Caldart, Marquette 2001, received the Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award from Marquette University Law School and the Marquette University Alumni Association. As Milwaukee Justice Center executive director, Caldart oversees efforts to provide free legal services to members of the community who are unable to afford an attorney.
Michael R. Davis, U.W. 1974, has been named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a litigator with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison.
Cody Splitt, U.W. 1949, received the Women of Distinction Honor from the Mid-Day Women’s Alliance. She is a retired Appleton attorney.
Barnes A. “Barney” Clark, U.W. 1961, Madison, Jan. 5, 1935 – April 14, 2014.
Robert H. Consigny, U.W. 1955, Janesville, July 4, 1930 – April 11, 2014.
Emily P. Dodge, U.W. 1943, Madison, Feb. 18, 1915 – April 26, 2014.
Jon Peter Genrich, U.W. 1961, Minneapolis, June 7, 1936 – Dec. 25, 2013.
Ralph H. Lane, Harvard 1959, Racine, June 6, 1934 – Feb. 6, 2014.
Michael S. Moen, U.W. 1977, La Crosse, Nov. 15, 1951 – April 12, 2014.
Marcus A. Payson, Notre Dame 1999, Oshkosh, March 27, 1968 – May 30, 2013.
John J. Sattler, Marquette 1977, Tomahawk, July 18, 1952 – April 12, 2014.
John Francis Scanlan, De Paul 1992,
Chicago, July 22, 1959 – June 23, 2013.
Kathryn C. Theis, U.W. 1988, Madison, Sept. 24, 1952 – March 22, 2014.
Walter D. Turner, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1952, Madison, Feb. 12, 1926 – April 2, 2014.
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