In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Jodi L. Arndt, Vermont, 1999, has joined Liebmann,
Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay, as an associate in
commercial and environmental litigation.
Sheila M. Sullivan, U.W. 1999, and Johnathan
T. McCaskill, U.W. 1999, have joined Bell, Gierhart & Moore
S.C., Madison, as associates.
|Susan E. Krueger, Hamline 1995 cum laude, and Michael P.
Obert Jr, U.W. 1996 cum laude, have joined Corneille Law Group LLC,
Madison. Krueger also is licensed to practice in Minnesota. Both will
practice in civil litigation in medical negligence, product liability,
civil rights, employment discrimination, environmental law, insurance
coverage, bad faith litigation, and litigation involving governmental
Rodney W. Dequaine, Hamline 1991, has been named
director/assistant corporation counsel for the Door County Child Support
Agency. He was previously a staff attorney for the Brown County Child
Mary E. Eberle, Marquette 1999, has joined DeWitt
Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, as an associate attorney. She is a
registered patent attorney and will practice in intellectual property,
trademark, and copyright law.
Scott K. Petersen, Pepperdine 1993, also has joined
the firm as an associate attorney. He will practice in litigation,
civil, criminal, and administrative matters, and municipal
Richard T. Elrod, Marquette 1994, has been elected
shareholder in Herrling, Clark, Hartzheim & Siddall Ltd. He
practices in personal injury, litigation, worker's compensation, family
law, and labor law.
Christopher C. Cain, William Mitchell 1996, and
Andrew L. Nelson, U.W. 1993 cum laude, have joined the
Madison office of Foley & Lardner as associates. Cain, a CPA, joins
the firm's business law department, focusing on e-commerce, licensing,
contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, and general
business counseling. Nelson, also a CPA, joins the tax and individual
planning department, practicing in taxation, estate planning, and
general business counseling. Megan J. Ballard, U.W.
1994 cum laude, LL.M. U.W. 1999, has joined the firm as special counsel
in the estates and trusts practice group. Previously, Ballard was with
Perkins Coie, Seattle. Sandy M. Ballou, Michigan 1996
with honors, transfers from the firm's Milwaukee office, and is a member
of the health law department. Previously, she served on the Greater
Milwaukee Medical Ethics Committee. Lori A. Ringhand,
U.W. 1997 magna cum laude, is an associate in the firm's energy and
telecommunications practice group.
Kenneth J. Hansen, Harvard 1987, has been
promoted to partner in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Hansen practices in general corporate and securities law and mergers and
acquisitions, with an emphasis on software and other high technology
companies. Previously, he served as general counsel for a software
Jason R. Handal, Marquette 1995, has joined Willms
Anderson S.C., Thiensville, continuing in estate and business succession
planning and corporate law. Previously Handal was with Cook & Franke
Richard L. Hillman, Marquette 1987, has joined
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, Lansing and Farmington Hills, Mich.,
in the government and commerce department. Previously, Hillman was a
shareholder with McGinty, Jakubiak, Frankland & Hitch P.C., East
Lansing, Mich. Hillman is admitted to practice in Michigan and
Brian K. Holmgren, Vanderbilt 1985, has joined the
Nashville, Tenn., district attorney's office as an assistant district
attorney in the criminal trial division. Previously, Holmgren was with
the American Prosecutor's Research Institute's National Center for
Prosecution of Child Abuse, where he trained clients on child abuse
issues, and assistant district attorney in Kenosha.
Jean J. Brown, Marquette 1989 cum laude, has joined
Jastroch & LaBarge S.C., Waukesha, continuing in plaintiff's
personal injury litigation. She formerly was associated with
Hausmann-McNally S.C., Milwaukee. Jeffrey T. Clutts,
Marquette 1988, also has joined the firm as an associate in the personal
injury and worker's compensation department. Previously, Clutts was
associated with Daniel P. Kondos S.C., Milwaukee.
Angela Jaenke, U.W. 1998, and Aaron C.
Tharpe, Marquette 1999, have joined the National Labor
Relations Board, Region 30-Milwaukee, as field attorneys.
Stephen Lesavich, U.W. 1995, has been elected
partner in McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Chicago. Lesavich
has a Ph.D. in computer science and is a member of the Illinois, Oregon,
and Wisconsin bars. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office. Lesavich practices in intellectual property issues
related to computer software and the Internet, including patents,
trademarks, and copyrights.
James D. Peterson, U.W. 1998, has joined LaFollette
Sinykin LLP, Madison, as an associate focusing on intellectual property
and litigation. Previously, Peterson served on the University of Notre
Rochelle H. Klaskin, Chicago-Kent 1998, has joined
the firm as an associate practicing in corporate, securities, and
employment law. Previously Klaskin worked in private practice in
Alexandra B. Klass, U.W. 1992, has become a partner
in Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, Minn. Klass practices in
environmental litigation and compliance.
Andrew R. Liverman, Valparaiso 1992 cum laude, has
become a partner in Gendlin & Safran S.C., Milwaukee. Liverman
practices in plaintiff personal injury and traffic law.
John MacMaster, U.W. 1975 with honors, has joined
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta, as a partner in tax practice.
Patricia J. (Meunier) Lloyd, Marquette 1992, has
been appointed managing editor of Quinlan Publishing Inc., Boston,
Mass., a nationwide publisher of legal resource books, monthly legal
bulletins, and electronic publications. She previously was with Kotin,
Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston, and Shneidman & Myers,
Matthew S. Mayer, Marquette 1990, has joined
Grischke & Bremer LLSC, Wausau, as an associate. He will serve as a
trial lawyer focusing on personal injury including products liability
and medical negligence. Mayer previously was affiliated with a firm in
Kim I. Moermond, Harvard 1993, has joined Reuter
& Whitish S.C., Madison, as an associate concentrating in municipal,
family, and business law.
Parke O'Flaherty Ltd., La Crosse, has promoted the following
attorneys to partner: Joseph J. Connell, University of
Chicago 1971, focusing on taxation and employee benefits;
Timothy S. Jacobson, Marquette 1992, a litigator
focusing on environmental and business law; Jeri A.
Urbanski, Hamline 1993, a member of the family law practice
group; Dawn Marie Harris, Marquette 1993, focusing on
labor and employment litigation, and criminal law; and Darla A.
rzoska, U.W. 1998, a member of the business practice
Lawrence Phillips, Drake 1960, has become head tax
administrator for the territory of Kosovo. Phillips previously was
director of the Internal Revenue Service of Wisconsin.
Matthew J. Richburg, Thomas M. Cooley 1996, has
joined Kohn Law Firm S.C., Milwaukee, concentrating in debt collection
and litigation including retail, commercial, municipal, and
landlord/tenant matters. Previously, he was corporate counsel for
Madison Property Management Inc.
Gilbert L. Southwell III, U.W. 1981, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a partner.
Southwell has more than 15 years experience in commercial law with an
emphasis on secured lending. Previously, he was assistant general
counsel for Firstar Corporation.
Eric Skonnord, Marquette 1996, has joined Rider,
Bennet, Egan & Arundel LLP in the trusts and estates department. He
focuses in estate planning, estate, gift and income taxation, probate
and trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship law.
Jennifer M. Jacobsen, U.W. 1992, has been made a
shareholder in Weintraub Genshlea & Sproul, Sacramento, Calif.,
practicing in real estate law with an emphasis on community associations
and common interest developments. Jacobsen joined the firm in 1995 after
serving as a fellow and staff attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, a
national nonprofit public interest law firm in Sacramento.
Gay Ann Spahn, U.W. 1988, has joined Wilhelm Law
Service S.C., Appleton, as an associate. Previously, Spahn worked as a
patent attorney for Armstrong, Westerman, Hattori, McLeland &
Naughton, Washington, D.C., and PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, Penn; and as
a patent examiner for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Spahn practices
in intellectual property law.
Joseph E. Tierney IV, U.W. 1995, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, practicing in real
estate law and tax planning matters.
David L. Weigman, Western New England College 1993,
was recently named associate general counsel of Carlson Real Estate
Company, a commercial real estate development and management company
based in Minneapolis, Minn.
Stephen C. Werner Jr., U.W. 1997 cum laude, has
joined the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. as an
associate, concentrating in intellectual property with a focus on
trademark and copyright law. He also is experienced in computer
software, licensing, unfair competition, and cyberspace matters.
Carrie Raymond Bedore, Minnesota 1985, has been
appointed volunteer, part-time executive director of the
Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation Inc. The foundation was
established in 1998 to provide funding for additional educational
opportunities and programs for area students. Bedore is a shareholder in
Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach S.C.
Michael B. Brennan, Northwestern 1989, has been
appointed to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Gov. Tommy Thompson.
Brennan replaces Judge Ronald Brooks.
Robert O. Burr, Marquette 1996, has been elected
chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Charlotte County, Fla., Bar
Frederick W. Fischer, U.W. 1963, Eau Claire city
attorney, has been reappointed a regional vice president of the Seventh
Circuit, for the International Municipal Lawyers Association,
Eunice Gibson, U.W. 1973, Madison city attorney, has
been reappointed as state chair and also serves as chair of IMLA's
Warren P. Kraft, Oshkosh city attorney, has been
appointed vice-chair for the association's land development, planning,
and zoning section.
Robert W. Kohn, U.W. 1959, senior partner in the
Kohn Law Firm S.C., Milwaukee, was reelected to a two-year term as a
vice president on the board of directors for the National Association of
Retail Collection Attorneys. Kohn practices in commercial, retail,
medical, and municipal debt collection and litigation.
Frank T. Pasternak, John Marshall 1994, has been
appointed chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (WATL) New
Lawyers Section. As section chair, he will serve on WATL's board of
directors and legislative committee. Pasternak is a sustaining member of
WATL and a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer with Murphy, Gillick,
Wicht & Prachthauser S.C., Milwaukee.
Dennis R. McBride, New York University 1980, has
been elected to the board of directors of the Wauwatosa Historical
Society. He also was reappointed as a member of the Wauwatosa Civil
Service Commission, of which he is a past chair. McBride is a senior
trial attorney in the Milwaukee district office of the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission.
Robert A. Mich Jr., U.W. 1996, has been appointed
legal counsel for the Wisconsin Jaycees. Mich remains an associate with
Kay & Andersen S.C., practicing in general civil litigation.
Randy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977, a partner with the
Milwaukee office of Weiss, Berzowski, Brady & Donahue LLP, was
reappointed to the business planning committee of the American College
of Trust and Estate Counsel for 2000. Nelson practices in estate
planning, family business planning, tax planning, trust administration,
The Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers recently elected the following
officers: president - Kevin Lonergan, Appleton;
president-elect - M. Angela Dentice, Brookfield; vice
president - Keith R. Clifford, Madison; secretary -
Susan Rosenberg, Milwaukee; treasurer - Bruce
R. Bachhuber, Green Bay.
Linda Nowakowski Winter, Marquette 1982, has been
appointed to chair the attorneys' committee for the International
Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Brookfield. Winter also is serving
a three-year term as regional director of the Marquette University
Alumni Association National Board of Directors. She practices in
employee benefits with Yonke, Arnold, Newbold, Winter & Jacoby P.C.,
Kansas City, Mo.
Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Indiana
University-Bloomington 1956, delivered the 1999 John C. Paulus Lecture
on Nov. 22, 1999, at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.
The lecture, entitled "Courtroom with a View: Building Judicial
Independence with Public Participation," will be published next
Richard Podell, U.W. 1969, spoke at the Belfast
Conference for Family Lawyers of Northern Ireland, Ireland, and England.
The conference was held at Royal Courts of Justice and was on family law
issues in the U.S. over the last year with an emphasis on human rights.
Topics included the Hague Convention accord on international child
abduction, third-party custody, and termination of parental rights. He
was the only speaker from outside the U.K.
Liza Kessler, U.W. 1997, recently traveled to
Berlin, Germany, to speak to the leadership of the German Christian
Democratic Party on the problems with governmental censorship of content
on the Internet and less restrictive alternatives to help Internet users
avoid unwanted or offensive Internet content. Kessler also recently was
on the nationally syndicated public radio program, "Public Interest with
Kojo Nnambi," where she discussed the First Amendment concerns raised by
attempts to legislate restrictions on unsolicited commercial email.
Timothy Harper, U.W. 1977, a journalist and author
based in Ridgewood, N.J., is the author of License to Steal: The
Secret World of Wall Street Brokers and the Systematic Plundering of the
American Investor. An Amazon.com business bestseller, it is his
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Richard G. Baumann, U.W. 1964, of the Los Angeles
firm Sulmeyer, Kupetz, Baumann & Rothman P.C., has successfully
completed the requirements for recertification by the American Board of
Certification in creditors' rights law. He initially was certified in
Irving D. Gaines, U.W. 1947, the senior member of
Gaines Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee, is included in the millennium
edition of Who's Who in America. He has been listed in
Who's Who in American Law from its inception, including the
millennium edition, and in Who's Who in the World. He practices
in general civil and business litigation, and complex real estate
Dale J. Evensen, William Mitchell 1990, has been
named a rising star in the legal profession by Minnesota Law &
Politics magazine. Evensen, an officer of Cousineau, McGuire &
Anderson, Ironwood, Mich., joined the Minneapolis-based firm in 1992.
Recently admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Michigan, Evensen has
begun handling cases in both states.
Margaret W. Hickey, U.W. 1986 cum laude, has been
accepted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and
the Wisconsin Chapter of AAML. Hickey is with Becker & Hickey S.C.,
Milwaukee, and practices in all areas of family and elder law.
Kenneth E. Voss, Marquette 1960, has become of
counsel to Hurtado S.C., Brookfield, where he will continue his practice
in construction, general corporate, and probate law.
Clare Bader, U.W. 1997, was named 1999 Woman of the
Year by the Manitowoc/Two Rivers Business and Professional Women's Club.
Bader is an associate at Radosevich, Mozinski, and Cashman, practicing
in family law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.
Marc T. McCrory, U.W. 1986, a shareholder with
Brennan, Steil, Basting & MacDougall S.C., Janesville, has become
certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial
advocate. McCrory practices in trial law in federal and state
Barry L. Chaet, DePaul 1974, of Beck, Chaet,
Molony & Bamberger S.C., Milwaukee, was chosen as the Wisconsin
Innkeepers Association's 1999 Associate of the Year. The annual award
recognizes a commitment to excellence in serving the lodging
Philip Lehner, U.W. 1973, an attorney with Capwell,
Nolden, Kallenbach & Grahovac S.C., Racine, recently was honored by
the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce for completing six years as
chair of WMC's Worker's Compensation Counsel. Lehner represents insurers
and employers in all aspects of managing, investigating, and defending
worker's compensation claims.
Judge Daniel L. Konkol, Marquette 1976, was named
1999 Man of the Year by the South Side Business Club of Milwaukee. Judge
Konkol currently is assigned to a homicide and sexual assault court in
the felony division of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Maury D. Beaulier, a partner in the Beaulier Law
Office, Bloomington, Minn., was accepted as a life member in the
National Registry of Who's Who based on his service record to the
community and the profession of law. Beaulier practices in business law
and criminal defense in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Alyson K. Zierdt, Marquette 1981, a shareholder in
Reff Baivier Bermingham Zierdt & Lim S.C., Oshkosh, recently was
honored by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce as its first recipient of the
Athena award. The award is given to a woman who has demonstrated
outstanding commitment to her profession, the advancement of other
woman, and her community.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Philip Ankel, U.W. 1994, of Altheimer & Gray,
Chicago, has moved from the firm's Kiev, Ukraine, office to its
Bucharest, Romania, office. He will continue practicing in international
banking law and international mergers and acquisitions.
Michael Blumenfield, Drake 1984, and Georgetown 1996
LLM, taxation, and Susan E. Hanson, Drake 1980,
formerly of Blumenfeld, Rose & deJong S.C., have formed
Blumenfeld and Hanson S.C., Wauwatosa. The firm will
focus its practice in estate planning, succession planning, and general
Barbara L. Burbach, U.W. 1975, and Carlton
D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction, have moved their
office of Burbach & Stansbury S.C. to 10850 W. Park
Place, Suite 530, Milwaukee. They will continue to emphasize family law,
paternity, appellate practice, mediation, and arbitration.
Stephen M. Compton, Marquette 1992, has opened his
own law firm at 517 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. He will continue to
concentrate in litigation and appellate practice.
Dalebroux Law Office S.C. has moved from Casco,
Wis., to 151 Commerce Dr., Luxemburg, Wis. Gary
Dalebroux, U.W. 1975, practices in estate planning, farm and
business organizations, tax planning and preparation, real estate,
probate, guardianships, and elder law.
To better serve its customers, Firstar Bank Wisconsin and Firstar
Bank Milwaukee N.A. has changed its name to First Bank
N.A. These banks have merged as one to better serve Wisconsin's
Denis J. Regan, Marquette 1982, Kathryn A.
Keppel, Marquette 1986, Patrick J. Knight,
Marquette 1975, and Raymond M. Dall'Osto, Marquette
1977, have been named partners in Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin &
Brown, Milwaukee. The firm has moved to Two Plaza East, Suite
1170, 330 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
Pamela Lunder, U.W. 1980, of Lunder Law Office has
merged with Julian, Musial & Friedrich S.C. to create
Julian, Musial, Friederich & Lunder S.C. with
offices in Madison and Mt. Horeb. The firm concentrates in family law,
estate planning, real estate transactions, and criminal and traffic
LaFollette Sinykin LLP, Madison, has joined
practices with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. effective Jan.
1, 2000. The combined firm will offer a wider range of legal services,
including stronger litigation and appellate practices and greater access
to courts statewide. Godfrey & Kahn's practice areas include general
business law, corporate finance, patent law, tax law, mergers and
acquisitions, estate planning, real estate, banking and labor, and
others. Godfrey & Kahn has offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay,
Appleton, and Oshkosh. Godfrey & Kahn's Madison office will be known
as LaFollette, Godfrey & Kahn, and located in the
present LaFollette Sinykin offices at One East Main Street.
Scott E. Mickelson, U.W. 1995, has opened a practice
at 5610 Medical Circle, Suite 32, Maison. He will continue his work in
general practice for traffic and criminal defense and civil litigation,
as well as real estate transactions, small business, and estate planning
matters. He previously was with Giesen Law Offices, Madison.
Nola J. Hitchcock Cross, U.W. 1975, formerly with
Podell, Ugent & Cross, and Kenneth J. Murray,
Loyola 1956, formerly with Adelman, Adelman & Murray, have formed
the labor, employment, and business litigation law firm of
Murray & Cross. The new firm is at Lawyers'
Building, 845 N. 11th St., Milwaukee.
Stephanie C. Stoltman, U.W. 1983, and
Micabil Diaz-Martinez, Marquette 1989, have formed the
Law Offices of Stephanie C. Stoltman LLC, located at
the Columbus Office Building, 414 E. Walnut St., Suite 201, Green Bay.
The firm practices in criminal defense, family law, and juvenile law.
Diaz-Martinez previously was with Legal Services of Northeastern
Wisconsin, and is fluent in Spanish.
Weiss, Berzowksi, Brady & Donahue, Milwaukee,
will open a branch office with five attorneys in Delafield later this
year. Dean Richards, Marquette 1982, and Susan
Marguet, Indiana University-Bloomington 1980, have joined the
firm and will work at the new branch.
James E. Garvey, Minnesota 1954, has retired from
his law firm of 46 years, Garvey, Anderson, Johnson, Geraci, & Mirr
S.C., Eau Claire. He was an active civil trial lawyer and active in Bar
David Marks, U.W. 1982, has stepped down as
president of the Stella Link Redevelopment Association after a decade of
work on the group's unique urban renewal project, Stella Link Campus
Park, in southwest Houston. Marks will remain on the association's
Byron E. Bronston, Michigan 1963, Wausau, June 1,
1938 - Nov. 22, 1999.
Robert D. Johns, U.W. 1935, Palm Beach, Fla., April
10, 1912 - Oct. 27, 1999.
Robert C. Kendall, Drake 1977, Bristol, July 11,
1952 - Nov. 20, 1999.
James K. Manwaring, U.W. 1942, Edgerton, Dec. 15,
1916 - Dec. 27, 1999.
Joseph P. O'Sullivan, Marquette 1941, Hutchinson,
Kan., May 27, 1917 - 1999.
Jack C. Ottenstein, U.W. 1932, Glendale, March 29,
1908 - 1999.
Michael A. Presti, U.W. 1974, Lafayette, Ind., July
23, 1948 - Dec. 5, 1999.
James A. Rowley, U.W. 1963, Green Lake, March 12,
1934 - Nov. 11, 1999.