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    Vol. 78, No. 4, April 2005

    In the News

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Pamela D. Alexander (formerly Hart), U.W. 2002, has joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Petaluma, Calif., as staff attorney, focusing on animal law in academia and practice.

    Mark H.T. Fuhrman, U.W. 1993, has been promoted to shareholder at Bell, Gierhart & Moore S.C., Madison, continuing to focus on business organization and sales, estate planning and probate, tax, commercial foreclosures and collections, and real estate.

    Joseph J. Connell



    Darla A. Krzoska
    Sabina Bosshard



    Joseph J. Connell, Chicago 1971, Darla A. Krzoska, U.W. 1998, and George Parke III, Drake 1975, have joined Bosshard & Associates, founded by Sabina Bosshard, U.W. 1973. The firm, now known as Bosshard Parke, has offices in La Crosse and Sparta. Connell, Krzoska, and Parke practice primarily in business and estate planning; Connell also practices in tax law.

    Michael Buxton Devine, Drake 1980, has become an assistant professor of business law at U.W.-La Crosse and has been called to the Bar of Ireland as a barrister. He also is of counsel to Pavelic & Levites P.C., New York City, and a door tenant of Rougemont Chambers, Barristers-at-Law, Exeter, England.

    Micabil Diaz-Martinez, Marquette 1989, has been promoted to deputy secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. He previously was division administrator for the Equal Rights Division.

    Stan Davis


    Stan Davis, George Washington 1998, has joined the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP in the litigation and government relations practice groups. He previously was chief legal counsel for Gov. Jim Doyle.

    Kristin M. Cafferty, Marquette 1994, has joined Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. as an associate in the Racine office. Christopher A. Duesing, Drake 1995, has joined the firm as an associate in the Lake Geneva office.

    Todd J. Hepler, Nebraska 2004, has joined the Madison and Poynette offices of Lathrop & Clark LLP as an associate, focusing on real property, estate planning, trusts, business law, and litigation.

    Len Kachinsky, U.W. 1978, has been ordered to active duty as chief of mobilization legal operations at Camp Atterbury, Ind. He also previously served as an administrative law officer at Fort Eustis, Va. He practices criminal and traffic defense law in Appleton and is the Menasha municipal judge.

    Roslyn J. Kitchen, Lewis & Clark 1992, has been named a partner at Cohen Silverman Rowan LLP, Boulder, Colo.

    Ian B. Martin


    Ian B. Martin, Iowa 2004 with special honors, has joined the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. as an associate in the real estate practice group.

    Geoffrey A. Lacy, Marquette 2002, has joined the Green Bay office of Davis & Kuelthau s.c. as an associate. He is with the labor and employment team, focusing on general employment, school, municipal, and business immigration law.

    Michael D. Rosenberg


    Michael D. Rosenberg, Northwestern 1990, has joined the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. as an associate, focusing on products liability, toxic torts, personal injury defense, and insurance coverage litigation.

    Stephen P. Rypel, Creighton 2000, has joined D'Arruda & Forrestal Law Offices, Milwaukee, concentrating on criminal defense. He previously practiced with the Racine and Oshkosh offices of Legal Action of Wisconsin.

    Charles B. Schudson



    The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, has joined the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper s.c. as shareholder, senior counsel, and chair of the appellate advocacy division. Schudson previously was on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Todd A. Nova, U.W. 2004, has joined the Milwaukee office as an associate in the health practice group.

    Five attorneys have been named shareholders at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee: Steven E. Grieb, Iowa 1996, in the employee benefits department; John J. Lott, Northwestern 1994, in the business law department; Bryan K. Nowicki, U.W. 1997, and Laura Gramling-Perez, Michigan 1996, both in the litigation department; and William H. Tobin, Boston 1997, in the employee benefits department.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Brown & LaCounte LLP, Madison, has moved to 3001 W. Beltline Hwy., # 304. Troy Klarkowski, U.W. 2004, has joined the firm as an associate, focusing on business, contract, gaming, and construction law; real estate; and wills, trusts, and estates.

    Craig E. Miller


    Craig E. Miller, U.W. 1969, has formed MillerLaw S.C., 705 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, a general practice emphasizing wills, probate, traffic law, and family law. He formerly was a partner with Miller & Stansberry S.C., Milwaukee.

    Parke O'Flaherty Ltd., La Crosse, has reorganized as O'Flaherty Heim Egan Ltd. Dawn Marie Harris, Marquette 1993, has become a shareholder with the firm. Tim Jacobson, Marquette 1992, has been elected firm president, and Gerard O'Flaherty, Marquette 1970, has been elected board chair.

    Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C. and Donald Cayen Law Office have merged to form Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C., with offices in Brookfield and Fond du Lac.

    Authors, Speakers

    Dianne Post, U.W. 1979, will speak at the International Conference on Legal Aid, to be held at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

    Thomas M. Domer


    Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, presented "Worker's Compensation Ethics: New Rules" and "Drugs and Alcohol in Worker's Compensation" at the National Worker's Compensation Conference of Professional Education symposium in Las Vegas. He is with Domer Law S.C., Milwaukee.

    Douglas H. Frazer


    Douglas H. Frazer, Northwestern 1985, has authored "Dr. Strangelove Unleashes the Secrets to a Certain Widely Held U.S. Debt Instrument: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Savings Bond," published in the Journal of Taxation of Financial Products. He is a shareholder with the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., focusing on tax law.

    Ronald G. Halvorsen, Tulsa 1968, received first prize for his play "The Date" at the Snowdance Play Festival in Racine.

    Joseph S. Spence Sr., Washburn 1989, and Sheila M. Parrish-Spence, North Carolina Central 1972, are among coauthors of A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose, and Thoughts for the Mind, Body, and Soul (AuthorHouse.Com). Spence is an instructor at Bryant and Stratton College. Parrish-Spence is legal counsel for the Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Enforcement.

    Jay E. grenig Nathan A. Fishback



    Jay E. Grenig, Calif.-Hastings 1971, and Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova 1977, coauthored Wisconsin Methods of Practice (Thomson West/Milwaukee Bar Ass'n, 4th ed. 2004). Grenig is a professor at Marquette University Law School. Fishbach is a shareholder at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee. Chapters authors include Lisa M. Arent, Patricia Kling Ballman, Christie L. Bandle, David R. Barnes, Charles H. Barr, Charles H. Bohl, John M. Bruce, Barbara L. Burbach, Luke J. Chiarelli, Gwendolyn G. Connolly, Brad Dallet, Ruthann M. Davis, Thomas M. Domer, Sharon A. Drew, Shawn M. Govern, Janice M. Grant, Michelle Ackerman Havas, Stephen W. Hayes, Noleta L. Jansen, Patricia D. Jursik, David B. Karp, Michael J. Klinker, Katherine W. Lambert, Lisa R. Lange, Maria S. Lazar, Stephen E. Meili, Daniel J. Miske, Michael J. Mnichowicz , Arthur M. Moglowsky, Jane M. R. Mulcahy, Jeffery R. Myer, J. Bushnell Nielsen, Matthew J. Price, Edward J. Pronley, Susan Minahan Ruppelt, Wendy S. Rusch, Phyllis M. Santacroce, Michael R. Sarner, Frederick L. Schmidt, Donald A. Schoenfeld, Rebecca H. Simoni, Jynine A. Strand, William T. Stuart, Brenda J. Stugelmeyer, Lowell E. Sweet, Sibylle H. Tasker, Jay Urban, Alexandra L. Waeffler, David A. Weber, and Stephen R. White.

    Appointments, Elections

    Faith Lleva Anderson, Marquette 1988, has been elected to the Federal Reserve's Consumer Advisory Council. She is vice president/legal and compliance and general counsel for American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Fort Worth, Texas.

    Kurt D. Dykstra, Marquette 1998 summa cum laude, has been appointed to the Holland, Mich., city council. He is with the Holland office of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, focusing on commercial and trade secret litigation and real estate law.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Eighteen attorneys with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Included are: Brian L. Anderson, U.W. 1980; Fred J. Brouner, Oklahoma City 1974; Michael R. Davis, U.W. 1974; Eric A. Farnsworth, U.W. 1978; Stuart C. Herro, U.W. 1975; Troy A. Mayne, Minnesota 1988; Todd Palmer, St. Louis 1992; Howard B. Schoenfeld, U.W. 1971; Wrede (Bud) Smith, Northwestern 1974; and Anne T. Wadsack, U.W. 1971. Attorneys listed for 10 or more years are Jon Axelrod, U.W. 1968; Denis Bartell, U.W. 1972; Hank Handzel, St. Louis 1971; Dan Hildebrand, U.W. 1964; Peter Peshek, U.W. 1968; John Rashke, Iowa 1967; and Tom Zilavy, U.W. 1961. Michael Wilcox, Marquette 1966, has been listed for more than 20 years.

    Sixty-seven attorneys with the Wisconsin offices of Quarles & Brady LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The following attorneys are among them (the rest will be listed in the May issue): Waltraud A. Arts, U.W. 1979; Jean C. Baker, U.W. 1990; David B. Bartel, Marquette 1981; Darryl S. Bell, Michigan 1974; James R. Cole, U.W. 1969; Bruce C. Davidson, Harvard 1970; Steven R. Duback, Michigan 1969; Christopher Gawart, Indiana-Bloomington 1987; Michael J. Gonring, Marquette 1982; Kathleen A. Gray, Marquette 1982; Patricia A. Hintz, U.W. 1994; David E. Jarvis, U.W. 1968; Mark A. Kircher, Marquette 1985; Michael Lappin, U.W. 1992; Francis H. Lo Coco, U.W. 1986; and Quinn W. Martin, Michigan 1973.

    The following have been included in the publication for at least 10 years: Wayne E. Babler Jr., U.W. 1967; John T. Bannen, Marquette 1976; Andrew M. Barnes, U.W. 1975; Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W. 1968; Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia 1972; Frank J. Daily, Marquette 1968; John W. Daniels Jr., Harvard 1974; Kevin A. Delorey, U.W. 1986; Robert H. Duffy, Marquette 1984; John D. Franzini, U.W. 1983; James D. Friedman, Notre Dame 1972; Conrad G. Goodkind, U.W. 1969; Kenneth V. Hallett, Harvard 1980; Arthur B. Harris, Northwestern 1965; Lawrence J. Jost, U.W. 1969; Alyce C. Katayama, Maryland 1974; David B. Kern, Michigan 1979; David L. Kinnamon, U.W. 1966; Ely A. Leichtling, Virginia 1979; Henry J. Loos, Harvard 1965; and Larry J. Martin, Iowa 1968.

    Eight attorneys from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. James M. Fergal, U.W. 1972; Robert L. Habush, U.W. 1961; Daniel A. Rottier, U.W. 1976; and D. James Weis, Marquette 1980, have been listed for at least 10 years. Other firm attorneys included are James R. Jansen, U.W. 1983; Donald H. Slavik, U.W. 1981; Susan R. Steingass, U.W. 1976; and Mark S. Young, Marquette 1976.

    The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, received the annual Community Service Award from the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. The Schroeder Group provides legal services to closely-held and family businesses and their owners.

    Kim Marie Wacek, Hamline 1987, has been granted a full practice certificate by the Bar of England and Wales. She is a barrister with St. Mary's Chambers, Nottingham, England.

    The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association presented the Rosa Blanca Award to two court administrators for their role in building the state's program to train and certify court interpreters. Receiving the award in March were Marcia Vandercook and Gail Richardson.

    Victor M. Arellano Kent Carnell



    James W. Gardner
    James A. Olson



    Four attorneys with Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison, have been certified as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, all of whose members have won million or multimillion dollar verdicts, awards, or settlements. Victor M. Arellano, Antioch 1984, practices in employment, constitutional, criminal, and immigration law; torts and personal injury law; adoptions and family law; and international adoptions and Mexican law. Kent Carnell, U.W. 1970, focuses on personal injury, business litigation, construction litigation, and insurance claims. James W. Gardner, U.W. 1972, practices in personal injury, malpractice, litigation and stray voltage cases. James A. Olson, U.W. 1966, focuses on litigation, personal injury, products liability, and toxic torts. Carnell, Gardner and Olson are certified as civil trial advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


    William H. Levit Jr., Harvard 1967, is among Godfrey & Kahn attorneys included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The February issue gave the wrong graduation year.

    In Memoriam

    Elroy J. Wutschel, Marquette 1940, Elm Grove, Oct. 14, 1913 - Dec. 7, 2004.