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    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025

    Local Lawyers Achieve Distinction

    Eighteen local attorneys inducted as Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows

    MADISON, December 2, 2004 -- The State Bar of Wisconsin announces 18 Wisconsin attorneys were inducted as The Fellows Class of 2004 of the Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF). The attorneys were honored for their help in advancing the legal profession while contributing positively to local communities.

    "Attorneys receiving this distinction are honored for their efforts in serving as role models, mentors and leaders, while also focusing on efforts to strengthen their communities" said John W. Stevens, President of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. "The behaviors of these attorneys epitomize their goodwill and support of programs that advance the highest ideals of the legal profession."

    The Fellows Class of 2004 includes:

    Attorney Allen N. Rieselbach, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
    Attorney Barbara L. Burbach, Burbach & Stansbury SC
    Attorney Patricia Kling Ballman, Quarles & Brady LLP
    Attorney John F. Ebbott, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.
    Attorney Laurence C. Hammond, Ladish Co Inc. Cudahy
    Hon. Robert W. Landry, Retired
    Attorney William H. Levit, Jr., Godfrey & Kahn SC
    Attorney Maurice J. McSweeney, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Attorney Robert Hagness, Hagness Law Office

    Washington DC
    Attorney Daniel L. Goelzer

    Justice William A. Bablitch, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
    Attorney Michelle Behnke, Michelle A Behnke Attorney at Law
    Attorney Mark A. Frankel, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn
    Attorney Marygold Melli, University of Wisconsin Law School
    Attorney Gerald W. Mowris, Pellino, Rosen, Mowris & Kirkhuff SC

    Attorney William L. Randall, Retired

    Green Bay
    Attorney R. George Burnett, Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry SC
    Attorney Mark A. Pennow, Denissen, Kranzush, Mahoney & Ewald SC

    The Fellows assist the WLF in carrying out its objective of making gifts to charitable or educational programs that promote public understanding of the law, improvement of
    the administration of justice, or other law-related public service. Such programs have included Law-related Education including the Mock Trial high school program, Community Adolescent programs, Community Justice Task Forces and legal education publishing.

    For information on the Fellows or the Wisconsin Law Foundation, contact John Daugherty, Wisconsin Law Foundation Development Director at (608) 250-6038.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 21,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.

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