Madison, WI – Francis W. Deisinger of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, won the race for State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect on Friday, defeating Kevin J. Lyons, of Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee, by a vote of 2590 to 2106.
Deisinger’s term begins July 1 when Ralph M. Cagle, Madison, succeeds Robert R. Gagan, Green Bay, as State Bar president.
"I am grateful for the confidence our members have placed in me, and I look forward to working with the Board of Governors and all Wisconsin lawyers," Deisinger said. “I was very honored when the nominating committee asked me to run for president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin and to share the race with Kevin Lyons, a Wisconsin lawyer of the highest standard.”
For more information contact Katie Stenz, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org kstenz wisbar wisbar kstenz org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.
In other State Bar races, Paul G. Swanson of Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer, defeating Timothy J. O’Brien of Bakke Norman S.C., New Richmond, by a vote of 2412 to 1985.
Thomas W. Bertz, Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Stevens Point, won a three-year term as Judicial Council representative.
Those elected to serve two-year terms as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
Steven C. Harvey, Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP, Delavan
Daniel J. Blinka, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee
Milton L. Childs Sr., State Public Defenders Office, Milwaukee
Michael J. Cohen, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC, Milwaukee
Hannah C. Dugan, Law Offices of Hannah C. Dugan LLC, Milwaukee
Martin P. Gagne, Gagne & O'Halloran LLC, Milwaukee
Gregg M. Herman, Loeb & Herman SC, Milwaukee
Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee
Peggy A. Lautenschlager, Lautenschlager Law Office, Fond du Lac
Bruce J. Brovold, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC, Arcadia
Daniel P. Fay, Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC, Pewaukee
John R. Orton, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC, Mauston
Truscenialyn Brooks, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison
Douglas S. Buck, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison
Jeff A. Goldman, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison
Howard J. Bichler, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Webster
Robert G. Barrington, Dodge County District Attorney's Office, Beaver Dam
Kelly L. Mould, Johnson Bank, Racine
The Government, Nonresident, Senior, and Young Lawyers division elections were held electronically. The division election results will be posted to WisBar.org early next week.
All terms begin on July 1.
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