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    April 26, 2013

    State Bar Election Results Are In – Gagan Takes Top Slot

    Robert Gagan

    Robert Gagan, Green Bay, won the race for State Bar president-elect.

    Kevin Lyon

    Kevin Lyons, Milwaukee, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer.

    Amy Wochos

    Amy Wochos, Milwaukee, was elected to a three-year seat on the Judicial Council.

    April 26, 2013 – Robert Gagan, Calewarts, Duffy, Gagan, Green Bay, won the race for State Bar president-elect, defeating Charles E. Hanson, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, 2,421 votes to 2,332. Gagan’s term begins July 1 when Patrick Fiedler, Madison, succeeds Kevin Klein as State Bar president.

    “I am honored to have been elected president-elect of the State Bar,” said Gagan. “I thank my opponent, Chuck Hanson, for making this a collegial and amicable campaign. I thank my immediate and extended family for their encouragement and support. I want to thank the State Bar staff, my supporters, and all members who took the time to vote and return their ballots. I look forward to the opportunity to serve all of you.”

    In other State Bar races, Kevin Lyons, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer, defeating Theodore Molinari, Birdsall Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, 3,126 votes to 1,289.

    Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee, defeated Robert Jaskulski, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Milwaukee, for a three-year seat on the Judicial council, 2,682 votes to 1,791.

    Those elected to serve two-year terms as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:

    District 1

    • Joseph M. Cardamone III, Kenosha County Corporation Counsel, Kenosha, UW 1998

    District 2

    • Andrew P. Beilfuss, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, Marquette University 2005

    • Michael J. Cohen, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC, Milwaukee, Marquette 1986

    • Martin P. Gagne, Gagne & O'Halloran LLC, Milwaukee, Boston University 1981

    • Margaret W. Hickey, Becker, Hickey & Poster SC, Milwaukee, UW 1986

    • Lisa M. Lawless, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992

    • Brett H. Ludwig, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, University of Minnesota 1994

    • Thomas J. Phillips, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, University of Utah 1973

    District 3

    • Paul G. Swanson, Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, UW 1979

    District 5

    • Bruce J. Brovold, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC, Arcadia, UW 1975

    District 6

    • Ronald J. Sonderhouse, Wolff & Sonderhouse LLP, Waukesha, University of Detroit 1990

    District 7

    • John R. Orton, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC, Mauston, Marquette University 1981

    District 9

    • Douglas S. Buck, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison, UW 1993

    • David E. Jones, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, Creighton University 1987

    • Nilesh P. Patel, Mahadev Law Group, Madison, UW 2002

    District 11

    • Richard J. Summerfield, Kostner-Kostner & Summerfield SC, Bloomer, Hamline University 2006

    District 13

    • Robert G. Barrington, Dodge County District Attorney's Office, Beaver Dam, UW 2007

    District 15

    • Gregory A. Pitts, Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Knurr SC, Racine, John Marshall Law School 2003

    The Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young Lawyers division elections were held electronically. The results of those elections will be posted to WisBar early next week.

    All terms begin on July 1.


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