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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The board includes: the association's five officers, the immediate past president (all of whom are ex officio members-at-large of the board), 35 members elected from the State Bar districts, one member selected by the Young Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Government Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Senior Lawyers Division, five members selected by the Nonresident Lawyers Division, and three nonlawyers appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Twelve of the members are elected from District 2 (Milwaukee County), seven members from District 9 (Dane County), three members from District 6 (Waukesha County), and one from all other districts. The term of office is two years, commencing on July 1 following the spring election.

Officers

Past President

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  • Atty. Ralph M. Cagle
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 975 Bascom Mall
  • Madison, WI 53706-1399
  • Phone: (608) 262-7881
  • Fax: (608) 263-6365
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

Treasurer

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  • Atty. John E. Danner
  • Harrold, Scrobell & Danner SC
  • The Heritage House 315 Oneida St
  • PO Box 1148
  • Minocqua, WI 54548-1148
  • Phone: (715) 356-9591
  • Fax: (715) 356-1504
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

President

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  • Atty. Francis W. Deisinger
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
  • 1000 N Water St Ste 1700
  • PO Box 2965
  • Milwaukee, WI 53201-2965
  • Phone: (414) 298-8178
  • Fax: (414) 298-8097
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

Secretary

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  • Atty. Mary Lynne Donohue
  • 418 St Clair
  • Sheboygan, WI 53081-3563
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018

President-Elect

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  • Atty. Paul G. Swanson
  • Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott
  • 107 Church Ave
  • PO Box 617
  • Oshkosh, WI 54903-0617
  • Phone: (920) 426-0456
  • Fax: (920) 426-5530
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

Chairperson of the Board

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  • Atty. Amy Elizabeth Wochos
  • Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts
  • 901 N 9th St Ste 104
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

District 1 - Jefferson, Kenosha, Walworth

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  • Atty. Steven Conrad Harvey
  • Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP
  • 1034 D Ann St
  • PO Box 524
  • Delavan, WI 53115-0524
  • Phone: (262) 728-0700
  • Fax: (262) 728-0300
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 2 - Milwaukee

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  • Atty. Eric L. Andrews
  • Crivello Carlson SC
  • 710 N Plankinton Ave Ste 500
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-2404
  • Phone: (414) 271-7722
  • Fax: (414) 271-4438
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Karen Marie Bauer
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc
  • 728 N James Lovell St 3rd Fl N
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-2408
  • Phone: (414) 727-5362
  • Fax: (414) 291-5488
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018
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  • Atty. John A. Birdsall
  • Birdsall Law Offices SC
  • 1110 N Old World Third St Ste 218
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Phone: (414) 831-5465
  • Fax: (414) 831-5468
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2018
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  • Atty. Daniel J. Blinka
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • 833 E Michigan St Ste 1800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-5615
  • Phone: (414) 287-9489
  • Fax: (414) 273-5198
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Milton Lee Childs
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 10930 W Potter Rd Ste D
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226-3450
  • Phone: (414) 266-1182
  • Fax: (414) 266-1217
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Michael J. Cohen
  • Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6679
  • Phone: (414) 273-1300
  • Fax: (414) 273-5840
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Martin P. Gagne
  • Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt LLC
  • 735 N Water St Ste 731
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4104
  • Phone: (414) 273-5551
  • Fax: (414) 273-5554
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Gregg M. Herman
  • Loeb & Herman SC
  • 111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4821
  • Phone: (414) 272-5632
  • Fax: (414) 272-7918
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Nicholas C. Zales
  • Zales Law Office
  • 9012 W Holt Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53227-4426
  • Phone: (414) 224-8411
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 3 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago

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  • Atty. Peggy A. Lautenschlager
  • Lautenschlager Law Office
  • 252 Sheboygan St
  • Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4367
  • Phone: (920) 602-6194
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 5 - Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon

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  • Atty. Bruce J. Brovold
  • Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC
  • 108 W Main St
  • Arcadia, WI 54612-1326
  • Phone: (608) 323-3351
  • Fax: (608) 323-7931
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017

District 6 - Waukesha

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  • Atty. Daniel P. Fay
  • Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC
  • 200 Oakton Ave
  • Pewaukee, WI 53072-3430
  • Phone: (262) 691-2726
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Timothy T. Kay
  • Kay & Kay Law Firm
  • 675 N Brookfield Rd Ste 200
  • Brookfield, WI 53045-5878
  • Phone: (262) 784-7110
  • Fax: (262) 784-7272
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018

District 7 - Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood

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  • Atty. John R. Orton
  • Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC
  • 111 Oak St
  • PO Box 140
  • Mauston, WI 53948-0140
  • Phone: (608) 847-7363
  • Fax: (608) 847-4155
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017

District 9 - Dane

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  • Atty. Truscenialyn Brooks
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • One E Main St Ste 201
  • Madison, WI 53703-5118
  • Phone: (608) 663-7463
  • Fax: (608) 283-4463
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Douglas Scott Buck
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Verex Plaza 150 E Gilman St
  • PO Box 1497
  • Madison, WI 53701-1497
  • Phone: (608) 258-4282
  • Fax: (608) 258-4258
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Kathleen Chung
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation Office of General Counsel
  • 4802 Sheboygan Ave # 115B
  • PO Box 7910
  • Madison, WI 53707-7910
  • Phone: (608) 266-8752
  • Fax: (608) 267-6734
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018
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  • Atty. Jeff Goldman
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
  • 2 E Mifflin St Ste 600
  • Madison, WI 53703-2865
  • Phone: (608) 255-8891
  • Fax: (608) 252-9243
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Christopher B. Hughes
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • 222 W Washington Ave Ste 900
  • PO Box 1784
  • Madison, WI 53701-1784
  • Phone: (608) 259-2616
  • Fax: (608) 259-2600
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018

District 11 - Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn

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  • Atty. Howard J. Bichler
  • W15348 Red River Rd
  • Birnamwood, WI 54414-8452
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 13 - Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington

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  • Atty. Adam Y. Gerol
  • Ozaukee County District Attorneys Office
  • 1201 S Spring St
  • Port Washington, WI 53074-2491
  • Phone: (262) 238-8380
  • Fax: (262) 238-8365
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

District 15 - Racine

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  • Atty. Kelly Mould
  • Johnson Bank
  • 555 Main St Ste 260
  • Racine, WI 53403-4613
  • Phone: (262) 619-2913
  • Fax: (262) 619-8573
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 16 - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas

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  • Atty. Amanda J. Ley
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 370 Grand Ave
  • Wausau, WI 54403-6221
  • Phone: (715) 843-6504
  • Fax: (715) 848-0639
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018

Divisions

YLD Representative

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  • Atty. Ryan Anthony Blay
  • Krekeler Strother SC
  • 2901 W Beltline Hwy Ste 301
  • Madison, WI 53713-4228
  • Phone: (608) 310-3407
  • Fax: (608) 258-8299
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. James J. Casey Jr.
  • American University
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 300F
  • Washington, DC 20016-2143
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2017

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Debra E. Kuper
  • 30 Westfield Dr
  • East Greenwich, RI 02818-1228
  • Phone: (401) 209-8708
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2018

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Viet-Hanh Song-Thi Nguyen Winchell
  • Lawson, Marshall, McDonald & Galowitz PA
  • 10390 39th St N
  • Lake Elmo, MN 55042-4500
  • Phone: (651) 777-6960
  • Fax: (651) 777-8937
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2018

SLD Representative

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  • Atty. Mark G. Petri
  • 9822 N Valley Hill Dr
  • Mequon, WI 53092-5349
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

NRLD Representative (filling the balance of Nilesh Patel's term)

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  • Atty. H Charles Stahmer
  • Stahmer Law Firm
  • 1700 W Koch # 11
  • Bozeman, MT 59715-4148
  • Phone: (406) 586-9488
  • Fax: (406) 586-4922
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. David M. Werwie
  • David Werwie & Associates
  • 30 7th St E Ste 3100
  • Saint Paul, MN 55101-4969
  • Phone: (651) 229-5063
  • Fax: (651) 229-5069
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Supreme Court Appointees

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  • Mr. James Marshall
  • 1330 Crystal Cove Tr Unit 1
  • Green Bay, WI 54311
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018
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  • Mr. James Wenzler
  • 7503 Loy Rd
  • Arena, WI 53503
  • Phone: (262) 226-6997
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018