Vol. 76, No. 10, October
In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Hon. William A. Bablitch, U.W. 1968, has joined the
Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in the litigation and
government and public policy groups, concentrating on appellate
practice, government and public policy, and alternative dispute
resolution. He retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31.
Jennifer A. Chamberlain, Franklin Pierce Law Center
2002, has joined Czachor & Polack LLP as an associate, concentrating
in family law, personal injury, and civil litigation. She practices in
the firm's Green Bay and Oconto offices.
Michael P. Cotter, Marquette 1998, has been
appointed director of the Walworth County Land Use and Resource
Management Department. He previously was an assistant corporation
counsel for Walworth County, focusing on land use matters. He continues
to serve as municipal judge for the village of East Troy.
Laurence J. Dupuis, N.Y.U. 1996 magna cum laude, has
joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation as
legal director, providing direct representation in civil liberties and
civil rights matters and coordinating volunteer lawyers. He previously
was a staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin's Milwaukee
Shannon B. Farrell, U.W. 1995 cum laude, has become
a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, serving as
vice consul at the U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She previously
was an associate in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner.
Maureen A. Lokrantz, Marquette 2002, and
Theresa R. Roetter, Marquette 1993, have joined Hill,
Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes LLP, Madison. Lokrantz, an associate,
focuses on elder law, estate planning, probate, real estate, and
a senior associate, focuses on adoption law, child protection, and
Nicholas S. Harned, U.W. 1998 cum laude, L.L.M.
(health law) Loyola University-Chicago 2001, has joined the Chicago
office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLC as an associate in the health
care group. He focuses on anti-kickback and self-referral laws, HIPAA,
Medicare and Medicaid certification and reimbursement, sales and
acquisitions, joint ventures, and
general corporate matters.
Steven A. Heinzen, U.W. 1998 cum laude, has joined
LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn, Madison, in the litigation practice
group. He previously was an associate on the litigation team at Foley
& Lardner, focusing on eminent domain issues.
Steven W. Jelenchick, Marquette 2001, has joined
Beck, Chaet & Bamberger S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate in the
Jane E. Hosmanek Kaiser, St. Louis University 1983,
has joined Ad Quest Promotions Inc., Racine, as an account executive.
She also is president of Communicator for Hire Inc., Franklin, a
marketing communications and public relations consulting firm.
Katja Kunzke, U.W. 1982, has been promoted to senior
vice president and chief operations officer at Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual
Insurance Co., Madison. She previously was vice president-claims.
Donald E. Locke, Minnesota 1997 cum laude, has been
appointed a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State.
He previously practiced law in Milwaukee.
Alan Marcuvitz, Marquette 1957, Gregory I.
Devorkin, Marquette 1993, Robert L. Gordon,
U.W. 1975, and Andrea H. Roschke, U.W. 1982, have
joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, in the property tax
assessment, condemnation, and zoning and land use teams.
D. Alexander Martin, Marquette 2003 magna cum laude,
has joined Hayes & Rothstein S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate,
concentrating in bankruptcy law.
The following attorneys have joined Murn & Martin S.C., Waukesha,
as associates. Stacy Alvarez Delzer, Marquette 1997,
focuses in residential and commercial real estate, land use and zoning,
corporate, and estate planning. She previously was associate general
counsel with MLG Commercial.
J. Michael Long, Marquette 1995, concentrates in
government relations, telecommunications, land use and zoning matters,
and tort, business, and real estate litigation. He previously was with
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Rebecca J.R. Roeker,
Marquette 2003, practices in residential and commercial real estate,
land use and zoning, corporate, and estate planning. Elizabeth
R. Sundquist, Marquette 2003, practices in tort, business, and
real estate litigation and government relations.
Michael F. O'Brien, U.W. 1980, has joined Weld,
Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C., Eau Claire, as a shareholder in the
Curt Paulsen, Marquette 1985, has joined Safway
Services Inc., Waukesha, as vice president, general counsel. He
previously was with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee.
Michele Perreault, U.W. 2003 magna cum laude, has
joined the Capitol Square (Madison) office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens
S.C. as an associate, focusing in litigation and
George D. Mistrioty, Marquette 1991, has joined
Petrie & Stocking S.C., Milwaukee, as a shareholder. He previously
was a solo practitioner doing business as Mistrioty Law Offices in
Walworth County, focusing on divorce and family law, personal injury,
and civil litigation. Lydia J. (Wilhelmi) Chartre,
Marquette 2003, has joined the firm as an associate, practicing general
litigation with a focus on commercial, real estate, and
William "Bill" Richards, U.W. 1987, has joined the
Milwaukee office of Gendlin & Liverman S.C., focusing on tort
litigation. He previously was with Vlasak & Britton.
David Westrup, Michigan 1989 cum laude, has been
promoted to share-holder at von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee. He
practices in the litigation and risk management practice group, focusing
on class actions and product liability, intellectual property, insurance
coverage, breach of contract, warranty, and negligence actions. He also
was appointed to the board of directors for the Milwaukee Bar
Several attorneys have joined the firm as associates. In the
Milwaukee office: James M. Bruss, Marquette 2003 cum
laude, and Rachel N. Schepp, U.W. 2003 magna cum laude,
have joined the litigation and risk management practice group. Bruss
focuses on insurance coverage, product liability, toxic tort, and
general litigation matters. Schepp focuses on commercial disputes,
product liability, and general litigation. Thomas L. Doerr
Jr., Marquette 2000, has joined the banking, bankruptcy, and
business restructuring practice group, concentrating in commercial and
residential real estate and land use, general corporate, and
business/commercial transactions. James O. Sullivan
Jr., Marquette 2001, has joined the health practice group,
concentrating on health care contracting, federal compliance issues, and
In the Madison office: Thomas M. Krupsky, Marquette
1998, has joined the business practice group, focusing in business
planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions and
leases, and estate planning.
Brian P. Rohde, Marquette 1995, has been appointed
as an attorney-advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
Transportation Security Administration, at Chicago Midway International
Harvey Sernovitz, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has become a
foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, serving as a
political officer at the U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China. He
previously was an associate at Deloitte & Touche, Milwaukee.
Mergers, Relocations, New Associations
Paul G. Kent, U.W. 1981, Constance L.
Anderson, U.W. 1986, Amy B. Tutwiler, U.W.
1994, and Gregory D. Murray, U.W. 1998, have formed
Anderson & Kent S.C., 1 N. Pinckney St., Suite 200,
Madison, focusing on environmental, municipal, and real estate law for
municipalities and businesses. Kent and Tutwiler previously were with
Davis & Kuelthau S.C., and Anderson and Murray previously were with
Merg & Anderson S.C.
Jeffrey S. Krause, Marquette 1996, and John
C. Wilets, U.W. 1995, have formed Information
Technology Professionals LLC, providing technology consulting
and other professionals. Krause
and Wilets previously were with MicroLaw Inc.
Laster & Jones LLC has relocated to 633 W.
Wisconsin Ave., Suite 607, Milwaukee. Earlean A.
Laster, U.W. 1997, and Lee R. Jones, U.W.
1997, are partners in the firm, focusing on employment law, criminal
law, family law, civil litigation, bankruptcy, and corporate
Petit, Parker & Dommershausen S.C., formerly of
Neenah, has relocated to 1650 Midway Rd., Menasha.
Ben Schulenburg, U.W. 2000, and Eric
Schulenburg, U.W. 1968, have formed Schulenburg &
Father LLP, UnderDawg Law, 119 Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd., Madison, (608) 441-3232.
Eric W. Zaeske, Marquette 1989, has established
Eric W. Zaeske Law Offices, 10850 W. Park Place, Suite
550, Milwaukee. Formerly with Harris, Nelson & Zaeske LLP, he
continues his family law practice.
Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson, Indiana
University-Bloomington 1956, has been chosen president-elect of the
national Conference of Chief Justices, which represents the top judicial
the 50 states and the U.S. territories. She is chief justice of the
Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The Association of Women Lawyers of Brown County has chosen the
following officers: president - Debra L. Holewinski,
Green Bay; vice president (membership) - Elyse M.
Stackhouse, Green Bay; vice president (meetings and special
events) - Trisha J. Sandoz, De Pere; and treasurer -
Paula J. Lynch, Green Bay.
The Calumet County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Jeffrey S. Froehlich;
president-elect - Terri L. Weber; and
secretary/treasurer - Melody Buchinger, all of
Peter C. Christianson, U.W. 1977, has been named to
the Wisconsin Alumni Association board of directors. He is a partner
with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.
The Dodge County Bar Association has selected the following officers:
president - James H. Olson; president-elect -
Lisa L. Derr; and secretary/treasurer - Cassel
McClure, all of Beaver Dam.
Shawn D. Guse, U.W. 1995, has been appointed as a
fellow of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section and
has been elected as a Wisconsin delegate to the ABA. He is an associate
with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP, focusing on mergers
and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and private equity
and venture capital.
Barbara S. Hughes, U.W. 1986, has been appointed to
the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys board of directors. She is a
partner at Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes LLP, Madison, focusing on
elder law, marital property, estate planning, probate, and trust
The Jefferson County Bar Association has selected the following
officers: president - Jennifer L. Weber, Johnson Creek;
vice president - Vicki E. Zick, Johnson Creek; and
secretary/treasurer - Constance L. Hartel, Fort
Coleen Kennedy, U.W. 1978, has been appointed a
special investigator for the Office of Lawyer Regulation by the
Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Delos Lutton, Chicago 1973, has been elected
president of the Union Internationale des Avocats (Union of
International Attorneys) for 2005. He is a partner with Reinhart Boerner
Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee.
Richard J. Podell, U.W. 1969, was elected as a
delegate-at-large to the ABA House of Delegates and to the governing
council of the ABA Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section. He
also received an award for outstanding service from the ABA Family Law
Hon. Patience Drake Roggensack, U.W. 1980, was sworn
in to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Sept. 12. She previously was a
judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and is the first judge in that
court's 25-year history to serve on the supreme court. Roggensack was
elected in April to a 10-year term.
Laura E. Schuett, U.W. 1985, has been appointed by
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker to the Lakefront Task Force,
which will draft standards and criteria for development on Milwaukee's
Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a shareholder at Cook & Franke S.C.,
concentrating in litigation.
The Winnebago County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president - Jennifer F. Thompson, Oshkosh;
president-elect - John S. Zarbano, Oshkosh; and
secretary/treasurer - Brenda Bann, Appleton.
The Wood County Bar Association has selected the following officers:
president - Timothy S. Gebert, Wisconsin Rapids;
president-elect - Harold C. Wolfgram, Marshfield;
secretary - Amy Boettcher, Wisconsin Rapids; and
treasurer - Frances A. Washington, Marshfield.
Correction: Al Chapin, Marinette, has been elected
vice president of the Marinette County Bar Association, not
president-elect as previously reported.
Kathryn M. Bullon, U.W. 1980, has retired from law
practice after 23 years with Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak &
Rosenfeldt, Fond du Lac.
Frederick C. Suhr, U.W. 1935, has retired from
Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison (formerly Boardman, Suhr, Curry &
Field LLP), where he focused on real estate, corporate and tax law,
probate, wills, trusts, and estate planning.
Col. Paul E. Conrad, U.W. 1981, authored "Are You
Ready for Mobilization? Advice for Reservist Attorneys in Private
Practice," Dialogue (Summer 2003), published by the ABA Legal
Services Division. He is currently assigned to the Office of the Judge
Advocate General, U.S. Army, and is president of the State Bar
Nonresident Lawyers Division.
Pro Bono Public Service
Michael F. Hupy, Marquette 1972, of Michael F. Hupy
& Associates S.C., Milwaukee, donated four tickets for the 100th
Anniversary of Harley Davidson to New York City firefighters, also
Harley riders. The firm also helps to financially sponsor "Crash
for Motorcyclists," taught every year at various Wisconsin
Awards, Degrees, Honors
William O. Evenson, Marquette 1978, has been
certified as a business valuation analyst by the National Association of
Certified Valuation Analysts. He is with the Green Bay/De Pere office of
the accounting firm Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Co. LLP.0
Sherwin C. Peltin, U.W. 1952, L.L.M. (taxation)
N.Y.U. 1955, S.J.D. George Wash-ington University 1962, has been
selected for inclusion in the 58th edition of Marquis Who's Who in
America. Peltin, who also is a CPA, is a partner with the Milwaukee
office of Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, focusing on tax audits, litigation,
collection, tax planning, and corporate and business law.
Clyde F. Baley, Marquette 1936, Zionsville, Ind.,
Aug. 26, 1914 - Nov. 13, 2002.
Lloyd A. Barbee, U.W. 1955, Glendale, Aug. 17, 1925
- Dec. 29, 2002.
Marc G. Dorfman, U.W. 1969, Madison, April 19, 1944
- July 2, 2003.
Michael F. Durst, Gonzaga 1976, Superior, Feb. 5,
1949 - June 24, 2003.
Mark Hoskins, U.W. 1948, San Diego, Jan. 4, 1922 -
June 10, 2003.
Bert Hutchison, U.W. 1952, Madison, June 11, 1926 -
June 26, 2003.
Carl T. Kingfogl, Marquette 1942, Brookfield, July
16, 1916 - Dec. 31, 2002.
Emanuel T. Kroog, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee, Nov.
13, 1912 - July 15, 2003.
T.J. McJoynt, U.W. 1951, Salt Lake City, Feb. 11,
1926 - June 25, 2003.
Philip A. Meadows, Marquette 1957, Boyd, Dec. 27,
1930 - June 8, 2003.
Michael J. Peltin, Marquette 1958, Woodland Hills,
Cal., May 18, 1934 - March 21, 2003.
Hon. James W. Rice, U.W. 1950, Sparta, Oct. 19, 1924
- May 30, 2003.
Allen F. Root, U.W. 1951, Middleton, Aug. 31, 1924 -
Sept. 21, 2002.
William P. Schmeisser, U.W. 1976, Lake Mills, Sept.
21, 1947 - March 13, 2003.
William F. Scholl, Marquette 1943, Wauwatosa, Feb.
11, 1919 - May 15, 2003.
Eugene F. Smith, Notre Dame 1953, Whitewater, May 9,
1930 - Sept. 14, 2002.