April 28, 2017 – Christopher E. Rogers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Christopher E. Rogers wins president-elect post.
In the elections ending April 28, 2017, Rogers defeated Jon P. Axelrod of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, by 2,521 votes to 2,423.
Rogers will serve a one-year term as president-elect, beginning July 1, before succeeding Paul Swanson as State Bar president on July 1, 2018.
Rogers said he is honored to be elected.
“I’m very appreciative of the trust and commitment from the membership,” Rogers said. It was a privilege to run, “particularly in a campaign with Jon – a great attorney and a great person.”
Rogers said he is looking forward to working closely with Paul Swanson and Fran Deisinger, who will be president and past president when Rogers takes office on July 1. “I look forward to working hard for the members of the State Bar.”
See more information about Rogers.
John Danner wins treasurer post.
William Gleisner elected as Judicial Council representative
In Other State Bar Races
John Danner, of Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minoqua, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer, defeating Dan Rinzel, of Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP, Mount Vernon, Virginia, by 3,810 votes to 748.
Winning a three-year term as Judicial Council representative is William C. Gleisner III of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice S.C., Milwaukee, defeating Andrew Chevrez of Milwaukee by 2,471 votes to 2,156.
Board of Governors
Those elected to serve two-year terms beginning July 1 as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
District 2 (seven vacancies)
- Kori L. Ashley, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, U.W. 2012
- Daniel J. Blinka, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 2009
- Gregg M. Herman, Loeb & Herman SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 1977
- Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992
- Odalo J. Ohiku, Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku, Milwaukee, Marquette 2002
- Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts, Milwaukee, U.W. 1996
- Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee, Marquette 1989
District 3 (one vacancy)
District 5 (one vacancy)
- Craig R. Steger, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Ave Maria School of Law 2005
District 6 (one vacancy)
- Daniel P. Fay, Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC, Pewaukee, Marquette 1977
District 7 (one vacancy)
- Bradley A. Yanke, Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Stevens Point, Marquette 2011
District 9 (three vacancies)
District 11 (one vacancy)
District 13 (one vacancy)
- Adam Y. Gerol, Ozaukee County District Attorneys Office, Port Washington, Drake University 1988
District 15 (one vacancy)
About the Election for the State Bar Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
Governors represent the district in which they work. In 2017, Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 elected governors. District 2 (Milwaukee) elected seven; District 9 (Dane) elected three; and all other districts elected one.
Not sure which district is yours? See the district map.
New Division Officers and Board Members Announced
All terms begin on July 1. The presidents-elect serve a one-year term before becoming president and then serve one year as past president. The secretary and board members’ positions are two-year terms.
Government Lawyers Division
President-elect: Meighan M. Anger, Milwaukee
Treasurer: Julie P. Wilson, Milwaukee
Secretary: Judith Schmidt Lehman, De Pere
Angelina Gabriele, Kenosha
David Knaapen, Stevens Point
Joseph M. Cardamone III, Kenosha
Nonresident Lawyers Division
President-elect: Kathryn Bullon, Sombra, Ontario, Canada
Treasurer: Nilesh Patel, New York City
Secretary: Steven Schuster, Washington, DC
Amanda Ashley,, Milwaukee
Jim Casey, Washington, DC
Daniel Rinzel, Mount Vernon, Virginia
Emily Kelchen, Trenton, New Jersey
Michael McCaskey, Chicago
Senior Lawyers Division
Officers and board members will be announced in June.
Young Lawyers Division
President-elect: Chad Schimmelpfenning , Appleton
Treasurer: Kasey Grams, Osseo
Elise Libbey, Milwaukee
Emily Stedman, Milwaukee
Kristen Hardy, Milwaukee
Elizabeth Rodriguez Lanzhammer, Madison
Ben Roovers, Milwaukee