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    Vol. 77, No. 5, May 2004

    In the News

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Philip K. Ankel, U.W. 1994 cum laude, has joined the U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Office, concentrating on export control, sanctions, and nonproliferation matters. He previously was with Altheimer & Gray in its Kiev, Ukraine and Bucharest, Romania offices.

    Ann J. Flynn, U.W. 1993, has joined the U.W. Foundation as director of development for the Law School. She previously was a sole practitioner in the Madison area, concentrating in estate planning.

    Kathleen G. McNeil Pamela R. 



    Kathleen G. McNeil, U.W. 1997, and Pamela R. McGillivray, U.W. 1999 cum laude, have been named shareholders at Garvey & Stoddard S.C., Madison. McNeil focuses on sports and entertainment law and also practices in civil rights, employment law, and disability law. McGillivray concentrates on environmental, energy, civil rights, and employment litigation.

    Monika A. Hartl, U.W. 1995 magna cum laude, has joined Derzon & Menard S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate, concentrating in personal injury and worker's compensation matters.

    Paul J. Dombrowski


    Patricia J. Kaeding


    Jasna B. Dolgov

    The following attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn: Paul J. Dombrowski, Iowa 1991 magna cum laude, has joined the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn, as a shareholder in the real estate practice group. He focuses on development, acquisitions and sales, tax incremental financing, mortgage lending, leasing, construction, annexation, zoning, and land use. Patricia J. Kaeding, Chicago 1992, has joined Godfrey & Kahn's FDA practice. She previously was associate chief counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sherry D. Coley, Marquette 2003, and Jasna B. Dolgov, Indiana University-Bloomington 2001, have joined the firm as associates. Coley is with the corporate practice group in the Green Bay office. Dolgov is with the securities practice group in the Milwaukee office.

    Rahul Kapoor


    Rahul Kapoor, U.W. 1997, has joined the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in the business and finance practice, focusing on intellectual property strategy and technology transactions.

    Robert M. Charles, Iowa 1996 high distinction, and Brick N. Murphy, U.W. 1995 cum laude, have become shareholders of Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay. Charles focuses on commercial litigation, health care, and business law. Murphy focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, and real estate development.

    Aidan M. McCormack, Marquette 1992, has joined the New York City office of Nixon Peabody LLP as a partner.

    David F. Andres, Marquette 1996, and Sara H. Quirt, Valparaiso 1999, have joined McCoy & Hofbauer S.C., Waukesha, focusing on complex litigation, professional malpractice, employment matters, and business disputes.

    Christina L. 



    Richard R. Sindic

    Christina L. Peterson, Marquette 2003, has joined Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling & Bartels S.C., De Pere, as an associate. Her practice includes civil litigation, collections, and general litigation.

    Theresa Owens, Drake 1992, has become clerk of court and part-time magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, Madison. She previously was chief deputy clerk for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.

    Richard R. Sindic, Temple 1978, has joined Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee and Delafield, as a partner in the business and litigation practice groups. His practice includes business/commercial litigation, real estate, construction law, and employment law.

    Joel Teitelbaum, Marquette 1996, LL.M. (health) George Washington University 1998, has been promoted to associate professor of health policy at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and has been appointed vice chair of the department of health policy. He also was named to the board of directors of the Center for the Study of Race and Bioethics, DePaul University College of Law.

    Sherry Terrell-Webb


    Sherry Terrell-Webb, Marquette 1995, has joined MicroLaw Inc., Milwaukee, as a legal systems consultant. She previously worked for LexisNexis as a case law editor.

    David L. Weigman, Western New England 1993, has been promoted to vice president - legal for Carlson Real Estate Co. and Tonkawa Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.

    Scott Cheskiewicz Steven E. Grimm Bruce J. Lindl



    The following attorneys have joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.: Scott Cheskiewicz, Georgetown 1999, has joined the business law department in the Menomonee Falls office, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, and finance. He previously was general counsel for a community bank. Steven E. Grimm, U.W. 1997, LL.M. (taxation) Northwestern, has joined the corporate, taxation, and trusts and estates groups in the Madison office. Bruce J. Lindl, U.W. 1972, has joined the Milwaukee office. He previously was vice president and general counsel for several subsidiaries of ABB Inc., headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

    David Topczewski, U.W. 1984, has joined Nowakowski & McManus LLP, Elm Grove, concentrating on representing employers and insurance companies in worker's compensation matters. He previously was in-house counsel for Royal & SunAlliance.

    Appointments, Elections

    Debbie Garten, U.W. 1982, has been reelected president of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society. She is with Murphy Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison.

    Stephen R. Tumbush, Toledo 1982, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Murphy Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison. Ronald M. Trachtenberg, U.W. 1976, and Vernon J. Jesse, U.W. 1989, have been elected to the board.

    Gordon R. Shea, Marquette 1998, has been named to the judging panel of the 2004 Gershanov Essay Contest, sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, which honors high school students for writings about the holocaust. He is with McDonald & McCabe, Chicago.

    The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association has elected a new executive board. Newly elected officers and board members are: president-elect - Neifor B. Acosta, Milwaukee; treasurer - Isa Gonzalez-Zayas, Milwaukee; board members - Hon. Elsa C. Lamelas, Milwaukee, and Andrew J. Chevrez, West Allis.

    Ginger Zimmerman, U.W. 1985, has been elected vice president of the Madison chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association. She is with Murphy Desmond S.C. Lawyers, Madison.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Jodi L. Langhorst, William Mitchell 1997, has formed Langhorst & Payne Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services PLLC, 16186 Main Ave. SE, Suite 200, Prior Lake, Minn. The firm focuses on family law, criminal law, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury, and wills and estate planning.

    Major, Hagen & Africa, an attorney search firm, has opened an office in Milwaukee. Heading the office is Mark Jungers, University of Texas-Austin 1999. He previously was director of the legal division of a Milwaukee executive search firm.

    Michael Morris, Marquette 1989, has formed Michael Morris Law LLC, net morrislaw charter charter morrislaw net, concentrating on real estate and commercial transactions, public finance, and Indian law issues.

    The Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund has moved to 230 W. Wells St., 8th Floor, Milwaukee. Correction: It was incorrectly reported in April that John Ebbott had joined the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund.

    Ross L. Kodner


    Authors, Speakers

    Ross L. Kodner, Marquette 1986, is author of "Ross Ipsa Loquitur," a new column in the Wisconsin Law Journal focusing on legal technology and practice management topics. He is with MicroLaw Inc., Milwaukee.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Several members of the Dane County Bar Association provided information to visitors to the Dane County Courthouse on Law Day, celebrated this year on April 30. The volunteers were Elizabeth Edwards-Jones, U.W. 1999, Law Offices of Timothy David Edwards LLC, Madison; Rhonda K. Frank-Loron, U.W. 2000, Julian, Musial & Friedrich S.C., Madison; Bob Goode, Northwestern 2001, Goode Law Office, Madison; Timothy D. Kiefer, Harvard 1998, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison; Michele Tjader, Marquette 1996, Tjader & Chirafisi LLC, Madison; and Franz Willkom, Hamline 2003, Willkom Law Office, Sun Prairie.

    Todd J. Liebman, U.W. 1990, completed a tour of active duty in Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as chief of claims and foreign claims commission for the U.S. Army's First Armored Division. He is the Sauk County corporation counsel.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Emile H. Banks Jr., Ohio Northern 1984, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is with Emile Banks & Associates LLC, Milwaukee.

    Richard Baumann, U.W. 1964, has been named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine. He is with SulmeyerKupetz, Los Angeles.

    Michael L. Eckert, U.W. 1975, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a partner with Eckert, Kost & Vocke LLP, Rhinelander.

    Peter N. Flessas, Marquette 1954, and son, Peter A. Flessas, Thomas M. Cooley 1991, received the 2003 Excellence In Education Award from Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent William Andrekopoulos for speaking to fifth graders about the hazards of cigarette smoking. They spoke at 50 elementary schools throughout the district.

    The senior Flessas also successfully initiated a program at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, endorsed by both the Milwaukee County Sheriff and Milwaukee County Executive, to allow attorneys to bypass security screening monitors by exhibiting a Wisconsin State Bar card and photograph ID.

    Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova 1977, has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. He is a shareholder with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee.

    Gordon A. Gregory, U.W. 1955, received the 2003 Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section. Gregory, a founding partner of Gregory, Moore, Jeakle, Heinen & Brooks P.C., Detroit, was honored for his work representing unions and employees.

    Liza Kessler, U.W. 1997, received the AOL 2003 Integrity Award, recognizing significant achievements in upholding trust, safety, and security within the company and for AOL members.

    Mary Lee Ratzel, Marquette 1981, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is a shareholder with Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., Milwaukee.

    Several attorneys have been honored as "Leaders in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Honorees were Chuck Bye, Valparaiso 1969, Bye, Goff & Rohde, River Falls; Keith Findley, Yale 1985, and John Pray, U.W. 1986, U.W. Law School, Madison; Matthew Flynn, U.W. 1975, Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee; Larry Hanson, U.W. 1961, Larry I. Hanson Law Office, Middleton; Arthur Harrington, U.W. 1975, and John Clancy, Virginia 1990, Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee; Daniel Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, DeWitt, Ross & Stevens, Madison; Robert Jaskulski, Marquette 1988, Domnitz, Mawicke & Goisman, Milwaukee; Dean Richards, Marquette 1982, Weiss Berzowski Brady, Milwaukee, and Lance Grady, Marquette 1985, The Schroeder Group S.C. Attorneys at Law, Waukesha; Pamela Schmidt, Harvard 1987, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee; and Deborah Smith, U.W. 1980, State Public Defenders Office, Madison.

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court received a special merit citation from the American Judicature Society. The court was recognized for developing, in conjunction with the court's 150th anniversary in 2003, a traveling exhibit that highlighted famous cases dealing with slavery, women's rights, industry, and religious freedom.

    In Memoriam

    Jack A. Berland, Marquette 1934, Milwaukee, Nov. 28, 1908 - Nov. 27, 2003.

    Ralph E. Binger, Idaho 1967, Superior, March 2, 1937 - Feb. 17, 2004.

    Vernon Erbstoeszer, Marquette 1934, Milwaukee, Dec. 30, 1911 - Nov. 21, 2003.

    Miriam L. Eisenberg, U.W. 1950, Shorewood, Jan. 10, 1925 - Aug. 10, 2003.

    Timothy N. Fast, U.W. 1983, Madison, March 26, 1947 - March 18, 2004.

    Christine M. Fellner, U.W. 1936, San Diego, Cal., May 14, 1911 - Feb. 9, 2004.

    Wendy Hufnagel, Brookfield, Oct. 6, 1949 - July 26, 2003.

    Arlene E. Kennedy, Marquette 1947, Milwaukee, July 25, 1913 - Feb. 28, 2004.

    Kathleen C. Koehler, Marquette 1955, Milwaukee, April 11, 1927 - Feb. 7, 2004.

    John K. MacIver, U.W. 1955, Milwaukee, March 22, 1931 - Sept. 7, 2003.

    Carl N. Otjen, U.W. 1949, Milwaukee, Dec. 13, 1922 - March 4, 2004.

    William Polland, Marquette 1939, Milwaukee, Dec. 15, 1912 - Sept. 21, 2003.

    Virginia A. Pomeroy, Minnesota 1981, Germantown, Jan. 2, 1953 - March 21, 2004.

    Frank J. Ruswick Sr., U.W. 1952, Bradenton, Florida, May 13, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2003.

    Carl A. Schmitt, Marquette 1934, Sussex, May 12, 1911 - March 25, 2003.

    Daniel D. Sobel, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee, Dec. 13, 1912 - Aug. 6, 2003.

    Charles R. Theis, Marquette 1966, Milwaukee, Nov. 4, 1938 - Jan. 9, 2004.

    Eugene P. Trebby, Marquette 1940, Brookfield, Aug. 22, 1916 - Feb. 27, 2004.

    Norman E. Weinshel, U.W. 1940, Chicago, May 8, 1917 - Nov. 13, 2004.