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    Vol. 79, No. 11, November 2006

    In the News

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Lawrence Brewster, U.W. 1991 cum laude, has been appointed regional solicitor of labor for the U.S. Department of Labor's San Francisco region.

    Gail Buenger, Marquette 2002, has been promoted to vice president of operations for Aurora Health Care's metro region in Milwaukee. She previously was director of corporate compliance.

    Susan Menge Roever
    Menge Roever

    Susan K. Menge, Marquette 2006, and Joshua J. Roever, Marquette 2006, have joined the Milwaukee office of Cook & Franke S.C. as associates. Menge focuses on litigation with an emphasis on insurance coverage litigation. Roever practices business law, tax law, and estate planning.


    T. Joseph Crumley, William Mitchell 1987, has joined Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC, Waite Park, Minn., as a shareholder and will continue to focus on wrongful death and personal injury cases. He previously was with Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben and the Kane Crumley Law Firm.

    Steven C. McGaver, Marquette 2006, and Erin M. Patterson, Marquette 2006, have joined Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Milwaukee, as associates. McGaver focuses on civil litigation and criminal litigation. Patterson focuses on civil litigation.

    Several attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. as associates. Joining the Milwaukee office are Robyn E. Arnold, U.W. 2006, corporate; Debra L. Baesemann, U.W. 2006, and Melissa J. Malecki, Marquette 2006, real estate; Andrew S. Oettinger, U.W. 2006, litigation; Michele L. Racadio, U.W. 2006, securities; and Kasey A. Wroblewski, Notre Dame 2006, corporate.

    Joining the Madison office of LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn are Bryan J. Cahill, U.W. 2005, Rebecca K. Mason, U.W. 2005, and Patricia L. Wheeler, U.W. 2005, all focusing on litigation.

    Rachel Govin

    Rachel L. Govin, U.W. 2002, has joined Sipsma, Hahn & Brophy LLC, Madison, and focuses on personal injury law and civil litigation. She previously was an associate with O'Neil, Schimmel, Quirk & Carroll S.C., Milwaukee.

    Lindsay B. Fasula, U.W. 2006, has joined the corporate practice group in the Green Bay office.

    Marilyn Hamilton, Georgia State 1995, has become an attorney-advisor with the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication & Review, Charleston, W. Va.

    Joseph Gumina

    Joseph E. Gumina, William Mitchell 1990, has joined the labor and employment practice in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

    April A. Haverty

    April A. Haverty, Marquette 1999, has been named director of grants and contracts at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She previously was acting director.

    Aaron E. Kornblum, U.W. 1996, has been appointed senior attorney in the legal and corporate affairs division of Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., and will continue to lead the company's Internet safety enforcement strategies against spammers, phishers, and cybersquatters.

    Jennifer A.B. Kreil, Notre Dame 2003 summa cum laude, has joined Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and will practice in civil and business litigation. She previously was law clerk to the Hon. Lynn Adelman, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    Richard M. Lavers, Michigan 1972, has been named chief executive officer of Coachmen Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind. He previously was chief financial officer at the company.

    Kerrie L. Liedtke, Iowa 2001, has joined Omholt & Forsythe S.C., Iola. She previously was with O'Connor & Thomas P.C., Dubuque, Iowa.

    Anne L. De Leo, U.W. 1975, has become a shareholder in Nelson, Irvings & Waeffler S.C., Wauwatosa. Carol J. Wessels, U.W. 1988, has joined the firm as of counsel. Both attorneys will continue to concentrate on issues of concern to elderly and disabled persons and their families.

    Mark A. Neuser

    Mark A. Neuser, U.W. 1997 Order of the Coif, has joined Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison, as an associate and practices in municipal, energy, and telecommunications law.

    Benjamin J. Peirce

    Benjamin J. Peirce, U.W. 2006 cum laude, has joined Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and will focus on intellectual property matters.

    Six attorneys have been promoted to partner at the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP. Keith A. Bruett, Marquette 1998, and W. Brian Gaschler, Chicago 1998, focus on commercial litigation. Jeffrey D. Peelen, Georgetown 1998, focuses on public finance matters. Douglas J. Tucker, Northwestern 1993, focuses on corporate services. Steven J. Wietrzny, U.W. 1998, focuses on intellectual property. Judith A. Williams-Killackey, U.W. 1997, focuses on labor and employment.

    Erik J. Phelps

    Erik J. Phelps, George Washington 1997, has joined the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a partner in the business practice group and focuses on technology-related transactional work. He previously was with Lands' End.

    Jessica Swietlik, Marquette 2006 cum laude, has joined Simpson & Deardorff S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on personal injury defense and insurance coverage litigation.

    Sonja Simon

    Sonja K. Simon (Serron), Marquette 1989, has been promoted to general counsel and director of human resources at Symbiont, West Allis, and focuses on construction and contract law, environmental law, and human resource matters.

    Ann K. Chandler, Marquette 1987, and Susan J. Marguet, Indiana 1980, have become partners in the Delafield office of Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP. Chandler practices in real estate law. Marguet practices in real estate, litigation, and municipal law.

    Jeffrey Conta Peter Mullaney Michelle Bergholz Frazier
    Conta Mullaney Frazier
      Nicholas DiUlio Dyan Hernandez
      DiUlio Hernandez

    Five attorneys have joined von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Jeffrey J.P. Conta, Marquette 1992, and Peter F. Mullaney, Marquette 1985 magna cum laude, are shareholders in the litigation and risk management practice group. Michelle Bergholz Frazier, Minnesota 1998, has rejoined the firm as a principal associate in the health care practice group. Nicholas R. DiUlio, U.W. 2006, is an associate in the litigation and risk management practice group. Dyan Hernandez, Iowa 2006, is an associate in the health care practice group.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Timothy R. Young, Northwestern 1973, Julie M. Maslowsk, Marquette 1999, and John W. Schuster, Iowa 2004, have formed Young, Schuster & Maslowski LLP, 600 S. Main St., Suite 301, Oshkosh. Young has a general practice with an emphasis in divorce and family law. Maslowski focuses on estate planning. Schuster concentrates on corporate and real estate law.

    Appointments, Elections

    The Calumet County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Pamela A. Captain, Chilton; vice president - Gordon E. Stillings, Neenah; and secretary/treasurer - James R. Ungrodt, Kiel.

    Jennifer Lee Edmondson, U.W. 1986, has been elected president of the board for the Fox Valley Youth Ballet Theatre. She is with Edmondson Law Office, Appleton.

    Morton Grodsky, Cincinnati 1970, has been appointed a Milwaukee County court commissioner by circuit court judge David A. Hansher.

    Daniel W. 


    Daniel W. Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, has been appointed to the ABA Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee. He is a senior member of the litigation practice group at DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Madison.

    Jerome M. Janzer, Marquette 1982, has been appointed president and CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee. He focuses on business, real estate, and finance law.

    Jacob L. Schrinsky, Marquette 1999, has been named to the board of Community Projects Committee Inc., which provides social services and outreach to low-income senior citizens in southeastern Wisconsin. He is with Jacobson & Schrinsky SC, Milwaukee.

    Rebecca E. Wickhem, Harvard 1998 magna cum laude, has been appointed to the State Fair Park Board by Gov. Jim Doyle. She is a partner with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the antitrust practice and the securities litigation, enforcement, and regulation practice.

    Authors, Speakers

    James J. Casey Jr., Dayton 1988, has authored Mayor Frank P. Zeidler: Transportation Development in Post-War Milwaukee (Am. Pub. Works Admin.). He is on the board of the National Council of University Research Administrators, Washington, D.C.

    Douglas H. Frazer, Northwestern 1985, has authored "Absurdist Humor and the Form-Substance Dialectic in Tax Law," Tax Notes, Aug. 21, 2006. He is a shareholder with the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

    Eunice Gibson, U.W. 1973, spoke on "Fundamentals of Personnel Law for the Public Employer" at the Institute for Municipal Lawyers, held in Portland, Ore., in September.

    Leonard W. Wang, U.W. 1978, has authored "Managing Legal Risk in the Financial Reporting Process" and "A Strategic Approach to SEC Investigations" for the BNA Accounting and Policy Practice Series.

    State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books has published Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, two more volumes in the The Wisconsin Business Advisor Series. Authors of Business Litigation are Paul D. Bauer, Marquette 1997, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Reginald A. Emshoff, U.W. 1976, Capital Valuation Group Inc., Madison; Nathan A. Fishbach, Villanova 1977, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; William J. Mulligan, Marquette 1960, Davis & Kuelthau SC, Milwaukee; and Barry R. White, Michigan 1989, Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee. The book's reviewers were Sean Bosack, Marquette 1997, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee; John Emory Jr., U.W. 1997, Emory & Co. LLC, Milwaukee; Michael B. Van Sicklen, U.W. 1979, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison; and Michael A.I. Whitcomb, Marquette 1978, Michael A.I. Whitcomb SC, Milwaukee.

    Authors of Intellectual Property Law are Elisabeth Townsend Bridge, Nebraska 1981, and Eric E. Lenzen, Washington Univ. 2005, both with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; Sarah M.H. Brindley, Illinois 1999, and Carl R. Schwartz, Harvard 1978, both with Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Mathew E. Corr, U.W. 1997, Michael J. Gratz, U.W. 1994, and Timothy E. Newholm, George Mason 1992, all with Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz S.C., Milwaukee; John H. D'Antico, Florida 1999, GE Healthcare, Waukesha; Joseph S. Heino, Marquette 1982, Davis & Kuelthau SC, Milwaukee; Shailaja Reddy, U.W. 2001, Metavante Corp., Brown Deer; and Walter E. Zimmerman, U.W. 1990, Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee. The book's reviewers were Zimmerman; Stuart S. Bray, U.W. 2006, Jordan K. Lamb, U.W. 2002, and Charles S. Sara, George Mason 1981, all with DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison; Adam L. Brookman, George Washington 1987, Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz SC, Milwaukee; Brian G. Gilpin, John Marshall 1996, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee; Stephen M. Lesavich, U.W. 1995, Lesavich High-Tech Law Group PC, Chicago; and Jascha B. Walter, Marquette 1999, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Brookfield. Advisors for the series are Ralph Anzivino, Case Western Reserve 1971, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee; Thomas Frenn, Marquette 1976, Petrie & Stocking SC, Milwaukee; and Hoyt Stastney, Minnesota 1997, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Eighteen attorneys with the Madison office of Foley & Lardner LLP are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Allen A. Arntsen, Michael H. Auen, Christopher S. Berry, Douglas B. Clark, William M. Conley, Michael S. Heffernan, Joseph P. Hildebrandt, Bradley D. Jackson, Daniel A. Kaplan, Mark A. Kassel, Allan R. Koritzinsky, Gregory F. Monday, David W. Reinecke, Blaine Renfert, Anita M. Sorensen, Naikang Tsao, Michael B. Van Sicklen, and David G. Walsh.

    Sixty attorneys with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are William J. Abraham Jr., Benjamin J. Abrohams, Russell J. Barron, Steve R. Barth, Linda E. Benfield, Michael M. Biehl, Robert L. Binder, Elizabeth S. Blutstein, Bernard J. Bobber, Ralf-Reinhard Boer, Michael A. Bowen, John F. Callan, Richard H. Casper, Jon P. Christiansen, Keith A. Christiansen, James R. Clark, James P. Connelly, John C. Cooper III, George D. Cunningham, John R. Dawson, Lloyd J. Dickinson, George A. Dionisopoulos, Gregg H. Dooge, Richard S. Florsheim, Mark F. Foley, Carl D. Fortner, Timothy C. Frautschi, Richard S. Gallagher, Benjamin F. Garmer III, Reed Groethe, Edward J. Hammond, Michael W. Hatch, Stanley S. Jaspan, Sarah O. Jelencic, Harvey Kurtz, Benjamin D. Levin, Wayne R. Lueders, Lawrence T. Lynch, Brian W. McGrath, James McKeown, Maurice J. McSweeney, James G. Morrow, Lisa S. Neubauer, Jamshed J. Patel, Thomas C. Pence, Patrick G. Quick, Greg W. Renz, Leigh C. Riley, Jay O. Rothman, Nancy J. Sennett, Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Luke E. Sims, James F. Stern, Peter J. Stone, Mark A. Thimke, James T. Tynion, Adam J. Wiensch, Trevor J. Will, Allen W. Williams Jr., and Lynette M. Zigman.

    Thirty-eight lawyers with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. In the Milwaukee office: Richard J. Bliss, Stephen L. Chernof, John A. Dickens, John E. Donahue, Michael J. Dwyer, Henry E. Fuldner, Carol A. Gehl, Dudley J. Godfrey Jr., J. Gardner Govan, Arthur J. Harrington, William R. Hotz, Kenneth C. Hunt, Debra S. Koenig, Andrew R. Lauritzen, Helge K. Lee, Kristi E. Leswing, William H. Levit Jr., Diane M. Marchik, Christopher B. Noyes, James N. Phillips, Howard A. Pollack, James A. Sheriff, Peter M. Sommerhauser, Charles G. Vogel, and Nicholas P. Wahl.
    In the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn: Jon E. Anderson, Robert E. Chritton, Linda M. Clifford, Paul J. Dombrowski, Mark A. Frankel, Thomas A. Hoffner, Kevin J. O'Connor, Thomas N. Shorter, Michael A. Skindrud, and Brady C. Williamson.
    In the Appleton office: Daniel T. Flaherty and Jeffrey D. Riester. In the Green Bay office: Timothy F. Nixon.

    Michael F. Hupy, Marquette 1972, was named 2006 Attorney of the Year by Career Youth Development. He is with Hupy & Abraham S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on personal injury law.

    David Karp, Karp, Karp & Zirgibel S.C., Milwaukee, is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007.

    Sunshine Lemieux, U.W. 2005, has received a scholarship from the ABA to attend an ABA Young Lawyers Division leadership training program. She is a staff attorney with the Indian Law Office of Wisconsin Judicare Inc., Wausau.

    Colonel Michael McKenna, Minnesota 1985, has received a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Baghdad with Multinational Forces headquarters. He is a staff judge advocate for the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Infantry Brigade and also is Portage County Corporation Counsel.

    Ten attorneys with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Waltraud A. Arts, Valerie L. Bailey-Rihn, Jeffrey B. Bartell, James R. Cole, Kevin A. Delorey, Mark T. Ehrmann, Roy L. Prange Jr., John S. Robison, Donald K. Schott, and Michael S. Weiden.

    Seven attorneys with Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Lawrence Bechler, Stephen Beilke, William Mundt, Richard Pitzner, William Rameker, James Sweet, and Michael Vaughan.

    Seventy-three attorneys with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Michael Aldana, Anthony W. Asmuth III, Wayne E. Babler Jr., Jean C. Baker, John T. Bannen, Andrew M. Barnes, David B. Bartel, Darryl S. Bell, Kathryn M. Buono, Gerald E. Connolly, M. Christine Cowles, Frank J. Daily, James F. Daly, John W. Daniels Jr., Bruce C. Davidson, Steven R. Duback, Robert H. Duffy, Julianna Ebert, John D. Franzini, James D. Friedman, Chris K. Gawart, Patrick J. Goebel, Michael J. Gonring, Conrad G. Goodkind, Kathleen A. Gray, Michael M. Grebe, Kenneth V. Hallett, Patricia A. Hintz, Michael A. Jaskolski, Lawrence J. Jost, Alyce C. Katayama, David B. Kern, David L. Kinnamon, Mark A. Kircher, Brian G. Lanser, Michael H. Lappin, Fredrick G. Lautz, Ely A. Leichtling, Michael A. Levey, John H. Lhost, Francis H. LoCoco, Henry J. Loos, Larry J. Martin, Quinn W. Martin, Michael S. McCauley, Thomas P. McElligott, Sally C. Merrell, Ann M. Murphy, Mary Pat Ninneman, Elizabeth G. Nowakowski, Elizabeth A. Orelup, Michael J. Ostermeyer, W. Stuart Parsons, Nancy K. Peterson, Thomas J. Phillips, Joseph E. Puchner, Robert D. Rothacker, John A. Rothstein, Gary M. Ruesch, Patrick M. Ryan, Barry E. Sammons, Rachel A. Schneider, Carl R. Schwartz, Thomas A. Simonis, Rebecca A. Speckhard, Roger D. Strode, Paul J. Tilleman, Eric J. Van Vugt, Arthur A. Vogel Jr., Ronald L. Wallenfang, Patrick D. Walsh, David D. Wilmoth, and Brian D. Winters.

    Ten attorneys with Ruder Ware Law Firm are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys in the Wausau office are Mark J. Bradley, Dean R. Dietrich, Douglas J. Klingberg, Lon E. Robert, Ronald J. Rutlin, G. Lane Ware, and Russell W. Wilson. Recognized attorneys in the Eau Claire office are David G. Anderson, Sebastian J. Geraci, and Jane Lokken. Dietrich also has been selected as one of the best employment and labor law attorneys in the U.S. by the Best of the U.S. LLC.

    Robyn Shapiro, Harvard 1977, has been named one of 10 outstanding hospital lawyers by Nightingale's Healthcare News. She is a partner in the health law department at Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP, Milwaukee.

    Eleven attorneys with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Brian Butler, Matthew Dregne, JoAnn Hart, Robert Horowitz, Edwin Hughes, Bruce Huibregtse, Barbara Neider, Richard Nordeng, Daniel Stolper, Daphne Webb, and Richard Yde.

    George K. Steil Sr., with the Janesville office of Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007.

    Rausch, Sturm, Israel & Hornik, with headquarters in Milwaukee, received a 2006 Family Friendly award from Metro Parent magazine for the firm's willingness to offer benefits that help employees achieve a better work/life balance.

    Von Briesen & Roper s.c., with offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha, and Mequon, has been named a "Top Flight Law Firm" by the Wisconsin Law Foundation (WLF) in recognition of recruiting all of its firm's attorneys as WLF members.

    Four attorneys with Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee, are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007. Recognized attorneys are Dwight H. Ellis, Phillip J. Miller, Randy S. Nelson, and John A. Sikora.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has established the Godfrey & Kahn Fellowship in Law at Marquette University Law School. The fellowship provides a full-tuition, three-year scholarship to one first-year law student, who also receives mentoring and is employed as a summer associate at the firm. The first recipient is Joshuah Torres.

    Chad A. Kreblin, Denver 2001, fingerprinted more than 400 children in August at the Milwaukee Health Department's back-to-school fair. He is with Hupy & Abraham S.C., Milwaukee.

    Molly J. Zillig, Creighton 1991, and Noleta L. Jansen, U.W. 2003 received the Association for Women Lawyers' Pro Bono Award for facilitating Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.'s pro bono work with Children's Hospital of Milwaukee. Zillig and Jansen created and manage a program to assist families of hospital patients with limited financial means to obtain guardianships for their children.

    In Memoriam

    Gordon Brewster Baldwin, Cornell 1953, September 3, 1929 - October 15 2006.

    Drexel D. Journey, U.W. 1952, Washington, D.C., Feb. 23, 1926 - Aug. 22, 2006.

    Clifford C. Kasdorf, Marquette 1936, Milwaukee, June 20, 1913 - Aug. 16, 2006.

    Charles W. Mentkowski, Marquette 1948, Milwaukee, Jan. 4, 1922 - Sept. 22, 2006.

    Christopher J. Michas, Chicago 1963, Kenilworth, Ill, Oct. 12, 1939 - March 15, 2006.

    Floyd Tefft, U.W. 1947, Madison, Jan. 14, 1920 - Dec. 31, 2005.

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