FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 1, 2017
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison, WI – Christopher E. Rogers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison, won the race for State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect on Friday, defeating Jon P. Axelrod of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, by a vote of 2,521 votes to 2,423.
Rogers’ term begins July 1 when Paul Swanson succeeds Fran Deisinger as State Bar president.
“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.”
In other State Bar races, John Danner, of Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minoqua, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer and William C. Gleisner III of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice S.C., Milwaukee, won a three-year term as Judicial Council representative.
Those elected to serve two-year terms beginning July 1 as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
Steven C. Harvey, Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP, Delavan, Marquette 1993
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
Peg A. Lautenschlager, Lautenschlager Law Office, Fond du Lac, U.W. 1980
Craig R. Steger, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Ave Maria School of Law 2005
Daniel P. Fay, Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC, Pewaukee, Marquette 1977
Bradley A. Yanke, Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Stevens Point, Marquette 2011
Truscenialyn Brooks, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, U.W. 2011
Sam Wayne, Atty. Sam Wayne SC, Madison, U.W. 2009
Katie R. York, State Public Defenders Office, Madison, Golden Gate University 2006
Howard J. Bichler, Cumberland, Marquette 1976
Adam Y. Gerol, Ozaukee County District Attorneys Office, Port Washington, Drake University 1988
Kelly L. Mould, Johnson Bank, Racine, U.W. 2011
All terms begin on July 1.
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