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    Vol. 79, No. 7  July 2006

    In the News

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Eric A. Baker

    Eric A. Baker
    , Michigan 2002 cum laude, has joined Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison, as an associate and focuses on general and commercial litigation. He previously practiced in Washington, D.C.

    Keith Baxter Kirk Deheck
    Baxter Deheck

    Two attorneys have joined the intellectual property law firm of Boyle, Fredrickson, Newholm, Stein & Gratz S.C., Milwaukee. Keith L. Baxter, Georgetown 1984, is a shareholder, and Kirk L. Deheck, Marquette 2003, is an associate. Baxter previously was with Quarles & Brady. Deheck previously was with Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group.

    Duffy Dillon Matthew Beier
    Dillon Beier

    Duffy Dillon, U.W. 2000, has become a shareholder in the Janesville office of Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C. and concentrates in business and other civil litigation, personal injury, insurance defense, and criminal defense. Matthew M. Beier, U.W. 2000, has joined the firm's Madison office and focuses on employment law, insurance defense, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and creditors' rights and collections.

    Tina Burnside, U.W. 1996, has been promoted to supervisory trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Charlotte (N.C.) District Office.

    Ryan C. Cari, St. Thomas 2004, has become a partner with Heywood, Cari & Anderson S.C., Hudson, and continues to focus on estate planning, probate, business planning and incorporation, and civil litigation.

    Scott S. Cramer, Houston 1980, has been appointed vice president and general counsel for Bucyrus International Inc., South Milwaukee. He previously was with Regal-Beloit Corp.

    Jason Hanson, U.W. 1998, and Anton Jamieson, U.W. 1997, have become Dane County Circuit Court commissioners. Hanson previously was with the Dane County District Attorney's Office. Jamieson previously was a Dane County assistant corporation counsel.

    Charlie Domer

    Charlie Domer, U.W. 2002 magna cum laude, has become a partner in Domer Law S.C., Milwaukee, which practices exclusively in representing injured workers in worker's compensation cases.

    Ryan Kautzer, Drake 2005, has joined Darrow, Dietrich & Hawley S.C., Sheboygan and Random Lake, as an associate, focusing primarily on criminal and traffic defense.

    Timothy J. 


    Timothy J. Feldhausen, George Washington 2001 with honors, has joined the corporate practice group in the Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. and focuses on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. He previously practiced in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.

    Matthew Kim-Miller, U.W. 2000, has joined the real estate department of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago. He previously was with the Orange County, Calif., office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

    Rudolph J. Kuss

    Rudolph J. Kuss, Marquette 2005, has joined the Law Office of Daniel W. Stevens LLC, Brookfield, as an associate, and focuses on representing homeowners and home improvement contractors.

    Thirteen attorneys have been elected to partnership at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. In the Waukesha office: Dereck R. Brower, William Mitchell 1998 magna cum laude, is a member of the land and resources practice group. Richard L. Kaiser, U.W. 1999, focuses on intellectual property law. In the Madison office: Shane A. Brunner, U.W. 1999 cum laude, is a member of the litigation practice group. Matthew C. Carlson, Boston Univ. 1998, is a member of the land and resources practice group. Porter J. Martin, U.W. 1999, focuses on business and corporate law. Hamang B. Patel, Yale 1999, is a tax law attorney. In the Milwaukee office: Gregory J. Hartwig, U.W. 1999 cum laude, is a member of the intellectual property practice group. Marcia Y. Lucas, Notre Dame 1993, is a member of the business practice group. Joseph T. Miotke, Marquette 1999 magna cum laude, is a member of the intellectual property practice group. Christopher C. Mohrman, U.W. 1999 with honors, focuses on complex commercial litigation and administrative and regulatory law. Reince R. Priebus, Miami 1998 cum laude, is a member of the litigation practice group. Susan M. Sager, Hamline 1993 cum laude, is a member of the land and resources practice group. In the Chicago office: Jamie A. Robinson, U.W. 1999 cum laude, is a member of the litigation practice group.

    Don M. Millis, U.W. 1990 cum laude, has joined the Madison office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. as a shareholder in the tax department. He previously was chair of the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission.

    David Minko, William & Mary 2003, has joined the health law and business law practice groups of Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison.

    Elizabeth R. Olson

    Elizabeth R. Olson, Southern Illinois 2003, has joined Thorpe, Compton & Christian S.C., Delavan, as an associate and focuses on personal injury, landlord/tenant law, municipal law, land use and zoning, business law, and appellate matters.

    Cydney D. Rabourn, Iowa 2000, has become corporate counsel and contracts manager for the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Kansas City. She previously was with Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, New York City.

    Carlos A. Pabellon

    Carlos A. Pabellon, U.W. 2005, has joined Garvey McNeil & McGillivray S.C., Madison, as an associate, focusing on entertainment law, civil rights, and employment law.

    Joseph S. Rupkey, Houston 1999 cum laude, has joined the real estate practice at Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth S.C., Elkhorn. He previously was with a Milwaukee firm.

    Adam J. Sheridan

    Adam J. Sheridan, Marquette 2004, has joined Kreis, Enderle, Callander & Hudgins P.C., Kalamazoo, Mich., and focuses on taxation, business, and corporate law.

    Russell B. Stowers, U.W. 1989, has joined the Law Offices of Joel Herz, Tucson, Ariz., and focuses on litigation. He previously was with Snell & Wilmer.

    Stacy R. Taeuber, Georgetown 1997, has joined Erich C. Straub, Immigration Attorney LLC, Milwaukee and concentrates in deportation defense and family-based immigration.

    Paul M. Ratzmann Kevin R. Rosin
    Ratzmann Rosin

    Paul M. Ratzmann, Marquette 2004, and Kevin R. Rosin, Marquette 2004 cum laude, have joined Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, Mequon. Ratzmann previously was with GE Healthcare. Rosin previously practiced in the Twin Cities.

    Timothy Westphal, Marquette 1979, has been promoted to Waukesha County deputy district attorney. He previously was an assistant district attorney. Mary Brejcha, Marquette 2003, and Denise Greathouse, Marquette 2005, have become assistant district attorneys with the county. Brejcha previously was with the Dodge County District Attorney's Office. Greathouse previously was with Host & Keane.

    Nicholas Whitman, U.W. 1998, has been promoted to executive director of the National Education Association of New York, Albany. He previously was director of affiliate services and organizing.

    Brian S. Kern, U.W. 1997, has been made assistant general counsel for the Medmarc Insurance Group, Chantilly, Va., focusing on general corporate law and insurance regulatory law.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Mary C. Flanner, U.W. 1987 cum laude, Robert W. Stack, Nashville 1996, and Thomas R. Fahl, U.W. 1965, have formed Flanner, Stack & Fahl LLP, Squires 1, Suite 230, 16535 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield. Flanner focuses on civil litigation, estate planning and probate, and business law. Stack practices in estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, creditor's rights, collections, and business law. Fahl practices in worker's compensation, civil litigation, real estate, and business law.

    Tom Freeman, Harvard 1977, has established a consulting practice as an arbitrator, mediator, and consultant in Orinda, Calif. He previously practiced with a firm in San Francisco.

    Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. has opened an office at Suite 2900, 20 N. La Salle St., Chicago. Daniel P. Duffy, Notre Dame 1993, heads the office.

    Appointments, Elections

    The Association of State Prosecutors has elected the following officers: president - Catharine D. White, Shawano; vice president - Audrey Skwierawski, Milwaukee; secretary - Lyn C. Opelt, Madison; and treasurer _Gale G. Shelton, Milwaukee.

    Daniel D. Blinka, U.W. 1978 cum laude, has been appointed a court commissioner by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge John J. DiMotto. Blinka is a professor at Marquette Law School and is of counsel to Stierman, Steffens & Kuphall S.C.

    William H. Levit, 
William H. Levit Jr.

    William H. Levit Jr., Harvard 1967, has been selected to serve on the general counsel panel of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He is a shareholder with the litigation practice group in the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

    Mark T. Ehrmann, U.W. 1985, has been elected to the Wisconsin Technology Council board, which advises the governor and the legislature on science and technology issues. He is a partner with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

    Sheryl A. Haarmann Cahn, Marquette 1983, has been elected chair of the State Bar Family Law Section. She is with Richard J. Podell & Associates S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on divorce, custody, and support issues.

    The Racine County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Wynne P. Laufenberg; president-elect - Eugene A. Gasiorkiewicz; secretary - Carrie R. Michelson; and treasurer - Bernard J. Powers, all of Racine.

    Erich C. Straub, Marquette 1994, has joined the faculty of the litigation institute of the American Immigration Law Foundation. He is with Erich C. Straub, Immigration Attorney LLC, Milwaukee.

    The St. Croix Valley Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Michelle L.W. Heckmann, River Falls; president-elect - Anne E. Schmiege, New Richmond; secretary - Angela R. Bennett, New Richmond; and treasurer - Robert A. Parsons, River Falls.

    Roy L. Williams, Loyola 1997, has been appointed to the Social Development Commission board by Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. He is a principal assistant corporation counsel for Milwaukee County.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Hupy & Abraham S.C., Milwaukee, is a sponsor of the Reading Rainbow television series on Milwaukee Public Television, which recently presented its Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Awards for 2006.

    Authors, Speakers

    Authors of the new book The Wisconsin Business Advisor Series: Collections and Bankruptcy (State Bar CLE Books 2006) are Charles G. Center, U.W. 1968, Catherine J. (Cate) Furay, U.W. 1980, Brittany S. Ogden, Syracuse 1999, Robert A. Pasch, U.W. 1972, James (Jim) Sweet, U.W. 1978, and Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman, U.W. 1985, all with Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison. Reviewers were Randy Crocker, Marquette 1979, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee; Jim McNeilly, U.W. 1981, Lakelaw Wisconsin, La Crosse; Roy L. Prange Jr., U.W. 1975, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Ann U. Smith, Northwestern 1984, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; Anne Weissmueller, Marquette 2005, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee; and Christine Wolk, John Marshall 1982, Law Office of Christine Wolk, Oshkosh. Series advisors are Ralph Anzivino, Case Western Reserve 1971, Marquette University Law School; Thomas Frenn, Marquette 1976, Petrie & Stocking S.C., Milwaukee; and Hoyt Stastney, Minnesota 1997, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.

    Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Condominium Law Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 3d ed. 2006) are the following: Michael S. Green, U.W. 1997, RHS Cos., Madison; Nancy Leary Haggerty, UCLA 1980, and Brent A. Stork, Marquette 1998, both with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee; William Pharis Horton, Georgetown 1963, Horton Law Office S.C., Madison; Scott L. Langlois, U.W. 1986, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Gregory J. Lynch, Iowa 1994, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison; David L. Petersen, Valparaiso 1968, Quarles & Brady LLP, Naples, Fla.; Thomas A. Shellander, U.W. 1990, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison; and Lowell E. Sweet, U.W. 1955, Sweet & Maier S.C., Elkhorn.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    David J. Cannon, Marquette 1960, is the 2006 recipient of the Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. He is a litigation partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.

    Glenn R. Coates, U.W. 1949, was honored as a 50-year member of the American Law Institute at its 83rd annual meeting, held in Washington, D.C. in May.

    Foley & Lardner LLP has been named to the 2006 BTI "Power Elite" list, a ranking of the 21 law firms with the strongest market positions as determined by BTI Consulting Group.

    Edward R. Garvey

    Edward R. Garvey, U.W. 1969, received the Legacy Award, presented by the Social Justice Center Inc. and The Capital Times, in May for his lifetime of work dedicated to social justice and political change. He is a senior partner with Garvey McNeil & McGillivray S.C., Madison.

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has received the Trademark Insider award from NameProtect for the fourth consecutive year. The firm was listed as legal representative on 506 trademark applications submitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 2005, ranking it first among Milwaukee firms in the number of submitted applications.

    Scott B. Franklin, Marquette 1995, received the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association Service Award at the group's annual meeting in May. He is a tax manager with Kohler & Franklin CPAs, Glendale.

    Larry Phillips, Drake 1960, has received a certificate of volunteer excellence from the U.S. Air Force chief of staff. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and has a private practice in Elm Grove.

    William F. White, Antioch 1976, has received the 2006 Wisconsin National Guard Association Recognition Award. He is a partner in the land and resources practice group in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.

    The Hon. James A. Gramling Jr., U.W. 1971, and the Hon. Ronald J. Wambach, Marquette 1969, have been recognized by the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association for their contributions to the judicial system. Gramling, a Milwaukee municipal judge, received the Judge of the Year Award. Wambach, who is Franklin municipal judge, received the Lifetime Jurist Achievement Award.

    In Memoriam

    David A. Bartkowski, Stanford 1975, Prairie du Sac, Sept. 26, 1949 - March 22, 2006.

    Tom C. Brown, U.W. 1948, Oregon, Nov. 24, 1920 - Feb. 20, 2006.

    Robert L. Clegg III, Indiana Univ. - Indianapolis 1975, Stevens Point, May 9, 1950 - April 15, 2006.

    George R. Faller, Marquette 1941, Marinette, April 23, 1917 - May 23, 2006.

    Robert L. Hersh, Marquette 1964, Mequon, Jan. 15, 1933 - April 30, 2006.

    Gerald M. Jung, Milwaukee, Dec. 4, 1936 - April 22, 2006.

    Paul O. Hinshaw, Thomas M. Cooley 1981, Marquette, Mich., June 17, 1949 - March 26, 2006.

    Albert R. Nelson, Missouri - Kansas City 1952, Lake Mills, Feb. 8, 1923 - Jan. 21, 2006.

    Harry O. Olson, U.W. 1950, Green Bay, May 23, 1921 - May 9, 2006.

    William S. Porter, Cornell 1961, Milwaukee, Oct. 9, 1936 - April 21, 2006.

    Lyman A. Precourt, U.W. 1952, Milwaukee, Aug. 30, 1926 - Oct. 14, 2005.

    Donald B. Rintelman, Michigan 1980, Milwaukee, May 25, 1955 - May 13, 2006.

    Conrad J. Shearer, U.W. 1940, Boise, Oct. 20, 1915 - May 20, 2006.

    Albert J. Tarney, Marquette 1940, Milwaukee, May 11, 1917 - March 27, 2006.

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