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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

President-Elect

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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: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

Secretary

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  • Atty. Sherry Coley
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • 200 S Washington St Ste 100
  • Green Bay, WI 54301-4298
  • Phone: (920) 432-9300
  • Fax: (920) 436-7988
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

Past President

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  • Atty. Patrick J. Fiedler
  • Axley Brynelson LLP
  • 2 E Mifflin St Ste 200
  • PO Box 1767
  • Madison, WI 53701-1767
  • Phone: (608) 283-6753
  • Fax: (608) 257-5444
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

President

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  • Atty. Robert Richard Gagan
  • Calewarts, Duffy, Gagan & Erdman
  • 716 Pine St
  • PO Box 488
  • Green Bay, WI 54305-0488
  • Phone: (920) 432-4391
  • Fax: (920) 432-4158
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

Treasurer

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  • Atty. Kevin J. Lyons
  • Davis & Kuelthau SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave Ste 1400
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6677
  • Phone: (414) 225-1402
  • Fax: (414) 278-3602
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

Chairperson of the Board

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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: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

District 1 - Jefferson, Kenosha, Walworth

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  • Atty. Joseph M. Cardamone III
  • Kenosha County Corporation Counsel
  • 912 56th St
  • Lower Level 13
  • Kenosha, WI 53140-3736
  • Phone: (262) 925-8024
  • Fax: (262) 925-8028
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015

District 2 - Milwaukee

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  • Atty. Andrew P. Beilfuss
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • 411 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 2350
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
  • Phone: (414) 277-5111
  • Fax: (414) 978-8770
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. John A. Birdsall
  • Birdsall Law Offices SC
  • 135 W Wells St Ste 214
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1807
  • Phone: (414) 831-5465
  • Fax: (414) 831-5468
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Andrew J. Chevrez
  • PO Box 270720
  • Milwaukee, WI 53227-7215
  • Phone: (414) 604-1604
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Michael J. Cohen
  • Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave Fl 19
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6633
  • Phone: (414) 273-1300
  • Fax: (414) 273-5840
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Martin P. Gagne
  • Gagne & O'Halloran LLC
  • 735 N Water St Ste 731
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4104
  • Phone: (414) 273-5551
  • Fax: (414) 273-5554
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Margaret Wrenn Hickey
  • Becker, Hickey & Poster SC
  • 401 E Kilbourn Ave Ste 403
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3212
  • Phone: (414) 273-1414
  • Fax: (414) 273-3223
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Jill M. Kastner
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc
  • 230 W Wells St # 800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1828
  • Phone: (414) 274-3438
  • Fax: (414) 278-5853
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Lisa M. Lawless
  • Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
  • 555 E Wells St Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3837
  • Phone: (414) 978-5438
  • Fax: (414) 223-5000
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Brett H. Ludwig
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • 777 E Wisconsin Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306
  • Phone: (414) 297-5524
  • Fax: (414) 297-4900
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Randall L. Nash
  • O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing SC
  • 111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1400
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4807
  • Phone: (414) 276-5000
  • Fax: (414) 276-6581
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Thomas J. Phillips
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • 411 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 2350
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
  • Phone: (414) 277-5831
  • Fax: (414) 978-8831
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Amy Elizabeth Wochos
  • Milwaukee County Courthouse
  • 901 N 9th St Rm 207
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
  • Phone: (414) 278-4516
  • Fax: (414) 223-1814
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 3 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago

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  • Atty. Jessica J. King
  • Compass Law SC
  • 319 Pearl Ave
  • Oshkosh, WI 54901-4737
  • Phone: (920) 966-0202
  • Fax: (920) 966-2166
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

District 4 - Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

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  • Atty. Jeffrey R. Wisnicky
  • Kewaunee County Corporation Counsel
  • 613 Dodge St
  • Kewaunee, WI 54216-1322
  • Phone: (920) 388-7173
  • Fax: (920) 388-7150
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

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: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

District 6 - Waukesha

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  • Atty. Kimberly K. Haines
  • Waukesha County Corporation Counsel
  • 515 W Moreland Blvd
  • Room AC-330
  • Waukesha, WI 53188-2428
  • Phone: (262) 548-7432
  • Fax: (262) 548-7490
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Sarah A. Ponath
  • Law Offices of Sarah A Ponath LLC
  • 4779 N 126th St Ste 1
  • Butler, WI 53007-1728
  • Phone: (262) 439-9326
  • Fax: (262) 565-0394
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Ronald J. Sonderhouse
  • Wolff & Sonderhouse LLP
  • 400 W Moreland Blvd
  • Waukesha, WI 53188-2412
  • Phone: (262) 446-9222
  • Fax: (262) 446-9885
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

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: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

District 8 - Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Saint Croix

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  • Atty. Deanne M. Koll
  • Bakke Norman SC
  • 2919 Schneider Ave SE
  • PO Box 280
  • Menomonie, WI 54751-0280
  • Phone: (715) 235-9016 x5318
  • Fax: (815) 927-0411
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 9 - Dane

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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: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Catherine Jean Dorl
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 315 N Henry St 2nd Fl
  • PO Box 7862
  • Madison, WI 53707-7862
  • Phone: (608) 266-9150
  • Fax: (608) 267-1777
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Anthony J. Gray
  • Institute for Global Ethics
  • 10 E Doty St Ste 825
  • Madison, WI 53703-5105
  • Phone: (207) 236-6658
  • Fax: (207) 236-6614
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. David Edwin Jones
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • One E Main St Ste 201
  • Madison, WI 53703-5118
  • Phone: (608) 663-7478
  • Fax: (608) 663-7499
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Christopher Earl Rogers
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 150 E Gilman St Ste 2000
  • Madison, WI 53703-1481
  • Phone: (608) 255-6663
  • Fax: (608) 255-0745
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. James S. Thiel
  • Thiel, Vu & Associates
  • 5037 La Crosse Ln
  • Madison, WI 53705-4870
  • Phone: (608) 239-7307
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015
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  • Atty. Laura Skilton Verhoff
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • 222 W Washington Ave Ste 900
  • PO Box 1784
  • Madison, WI 53701-1784
  • Phone: (608) 259-2649
  • Fax: (608) 259-2600
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

District 10 - Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano

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  • Atty. Thomas P. Schwaba
  • Schwaba & Sparks LLP
  • 1851 Riverside Ave
  • PO Box 570
  • Marinette, WI 54143-0570
  • Phone: (715) 735-8900
  • Fax: (715) 735-8901
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

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

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  • Atty. Richard J. Summerfield
  • Kostner-Kostner & Summerfield SC
  • 1102 17th Ave
  • Bloomer, WI 54724-1602
  • Phone: (715) 568-1230
  • Fax: (715) 568-1130
  • Term: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015

District 12 - Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock

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  • Atty. Kelly J. Mattingly
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 101 E Milwaukee St Ste 503
  • Janesville, WI 53545-3004
  • Phone: (608) 758-6185
  • Fax: (608) 758-6182
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 13 - Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington

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  • Atty. Robert G. Barrington
  • Dodge County District Attorneys Office
  • 210 W Center St
  • Juneau, WI 53039-1086
  • Phone: (920) 386-3610
  • Fax: (920) 386-3623
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

District 14 - Brown

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  • Atty. Byron B. Conway
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 408 S Monroe Ave
  • PO Box 22545
  • Green Bay, WI 54305-2545
  • Phone: (920) 437-0900
  • Fax: (920) 437-0910
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016

District 15 - Racine

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  • Atty. Gregory A. Pitts
  • Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts SC
  • 6800 Washington Ave
  • PO Box 085600
  • Racine, WI 53408
  • Phone: (262) 886-8240
  • Fax: (262) 886-5562
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2015

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

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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: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

Divisions

YLD Representative

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  • Atty. Amanda K. Ashley
  • Ashley Law LLC
  • 1011 N Mayfair Rd Ste 09
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226-3431
  • Phone: (414) 526-3628
  • Fax: (414) 755-7362
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. James J. Casey Jr.
  • 100 Bryn Mawr Ct W Apt 220
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15221-3805
  • Phone: (210) 418-9636
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2017

GLD Representative

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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: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Paul E. Conrad
  • US Department of Homeland Security-FEMA
  • 500 C St SW # 840
  • Washington, DC 20024-2523
  • Phone: (202) 646-4025
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Debra E. Kuper
  • 3 Avery St Unit 305
  • Ritz Carlton Residences
  • Boston, MA 02111-1036
  • Phone: (401) 209-8708
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016

SLD Representative

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  • Atty. Earl H. Munson Jr.
  • Boardman & Clark LLP
  • 1 S Pinckney St Ste 410
  • PO Box 927
  • Madison, WI 53701-0927
  • Phone: (608) 283-1796
  • Fax: (608) 283-1709
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Daniel F. Rinzel
  • Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP
  • PO Box 12
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0012
  • Phone: (703) 360-5136
  • Fax: (703) 684-5109
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

NRLD Representative

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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: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015

Supreme Court Appointees

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  • Ms. Susan K. Miller
  • N2410 Long Cove Dr
  • Waupaca, WI 54981-9528
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Ms. Christine Procknow
  • Columbia Correctional Institution
  • PO Box 950
  • Portage, WI 53901-0950
  • Phone: 608-742-9100 x9309
  • Fax: 608-742-9126
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Mr. Leland Wigg-Ninham
  • Oneida Tribal Judicial System
  • PO Box 19
  • Oneida, WI 54155-0019
  • Phone: (920) 497-5800
  • Fax: (920) 497-5805
  • Term: 1/10/2012-6/30/2016