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    Vol. 82, No. 4, April 2009



    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Colleen Ball, U.W. 1991, has become a first assistant public defender with the Milwaukee Appellate Office. She previously was with Appellate Counsel SC, Wauwatosa.

    William N.G. Barron, U.W. 2008, has become an associate with the Minneapolis office of Bowman & Brooke LLP, a products liability and commercial litigation firm.

    Richard Congdon, Marquette 1974, has been appointed to the Waukesha County circuit court by Gov. Jim Doyle. He formerly was with Congdon, Walden, Schuster & Vaklyes S.C., Waukesha.

    Jon Evenson, U.W. 2001, has been made a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, and continues to focus on commercial and civil litigation. Jon Evenson

    Melissa Jackson, U.W. 1996, has been named director of legal affairs at North Carolina Central University, Durham. She previously was with U.W.-Green Bay and Foley & Lardner LLP,

    Mark J. Kemper, Hamline 1999, has been named a shareholder with Oskie, Hamilton & Sofio P.A., St. Paul, and continues to focus on property loss and construction defect claims in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Stephanie King Danielle N. Lutz Stephanie King, Marquette 2006, has rejoined Jeffrey Leavell S.C., Racine. Danielle N. Lutz, Chicago-Kent 2008 with honors, has joined the firm as an associate.

    Charles P. Magyera, U.W. 1971 cum laude, has joined the Franklin office of CEVA Logistics U.S. Inc., an international-supply-chain management company, as director of labor and employment relations.

    Nicole C. Maher, Marquette 2006, has joined Murn & Martin S.C., Waukesha, as an associate and focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use and zoning matters, corporate matters, and estate planning.

    J. Alberto Quiroga, U.W. 2001, has been promoted to shareholder at the Law Center for Children & Families, Madison, and continues to focus on family law and property law (including lemon law matters).

    Adam B. Rasmussen, Valparaiso 2002, has joined Consigny, Andrews, Hemming & Grant S.C., Janesville, as an associate and focuses on business law, real estate, and estate planning. He formerly practiced in Lancaster.

    Rebecca L. Steinman, Miami 2008, and Kelly A. Wisniewski, Marquette 2008, have joined Schmidlkofer, Toth & Loeb LLC, Wauwatosa. Steinman focuses on litigation and business law. Wisniewski focuses on family law.

    Steve Schrage, Columbia 1968, has joined the Wausau office of Ruder Ware LLSC and focuses on estate planning. He previously was with Schrage & Kaiser, Eau Claire. Steve Schrage

    Ryan P. Thompson Ryan P. Thompson, Hamline 2006, has joined Silton Seifert Carlson S.C., Appleton, and focuses on business law issues.

    Margery M. Tibbetts, U.W. 1989, has joined the Janesville office of Murphy Desmond S.C. in the litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

    Peter J. Walsh, DePaul 1998, has joined the Milwaukee office of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. in the tax, estate, and succession planning practice area.

    Carol J. Wessels, U.W. 1988, has been promoted to shareholder at Nelson, Irvings & Waeffler S.C., Wauwatosa, and continues to concentrate on issues of concern to elderly and disabled persons and their families.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Simon Passanante PC has been renamed The Simon Law Firm PC. Todd Hageman, Oklahoma 1994, continues to practice in the firm’s St. Louis, Mo., office.

    King Legal Group S.C. has relocated to 7500 W. State St., Suite 300, Wauwatosa.

    Craig E. Vance, Marquette 2001, has formed Wisconsin Lemon Aid LLC, N27 W23957 Paul Rd., Suite 206, Pewaukee, and continues to focus on lemon law, warranty litigation, and consumer law.

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    Sharon A. Gallagher, U.W. 1976, will retire in May after 25 years’ service as an arbitrator, mediator, and hearing officer for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. She will continue her private practice in labor arbitration, mediation, and fact-finding in the Midwest.

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    Appointments, Elections

    The American Board of Trial Advocates has elected the following officers: president – Ted Tornehl; president-elect – Larry Brueggeman; and secretary/treasurer – Mark Young, all of Milwaukee.

    The Ashland/Bayfield County Bar association has elected the following officer: president – Kelly McKnight, Ashland.

    The Brown County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – Jodi Arndt, Green Bay; president-elect – Evan Yi-Van Lin, De Pere; secretary – Todd George Simon, Green Bay; and treasurer – Byron Conway, Green Bay.

    James Casey, Dayton 1988, has been chosen cochair of the International Research Collaborations project at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, which is part of the National Academies, Washington, D.C.

    The Green County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – Tara Kleinhans; president-elect – Angela MacLennon; and secretary/treasurer – Todd Schluesche, all of Monroe.

    The Green Lake County Bar Association has elected the following officer: president – Winn Collins, Green Lake.

    The Hon. Scott Horne, U.W. 1979, La Crosse County circuit court, has been appointed by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council.

    Patricia M. Hutter, Illinois 1997, has been named an executive leader of the United Performing Arts Fund Next Generation Council. She is a partner in the corporate services practice group of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.

    The Legal Association of Women has elected the following officers: president – Cara Coburn, Madison; president-elect – Britta Lindberg, Verona; secretary – Margit Kelley, Mount Horeb; and treasurer – Carrie Benedon, Madison.

    The Ozaukee County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – R. Douglas Stansbury, Cedarburg; president-elect – Corinne Kaplan, Mequon; vice president – Therese Henke, Mequon; secretary – Kaye Vance, Mequon; and treasurer – Robert E. Holtz, Mequon.

    Jim Palmer, Valparaiso 2002, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board. He is executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association.

    The Portage County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – James Noonan; president-elect – Donna Ginzl; and secretary/treasurer – John Blair Ward, all of Stevens Point.

    The Sheboygan County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – J. Phil Mueller, Sheboygan; vice president – Joseph Voelkner, Sheboygan; and secretary/treasurer – Susan Schleisner, Elkhart Lake.

    The Wisconsin Association of Justice has elected the following officers: president – Mark Thomsen, Brookfield; president-elect – Paul Gagliardi, Salem; vice president – J. Michael End, Milwaukee; secretary – Edward Vopal, Green Bay; and treasurer – Jeffrey Pitman, Milwaukee.

    The Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys has elected the following officers: president – William Wulf, Merrill; president-elect – John Edmondson, Appleton; secretary – Charles E. Hanson, La Crosse; and treasurer – Mark Parman, Wausau.

    The Wisconsin Family Court Commissioners Association has elected the following officers: president – Timothy Burns, Monroe; vice president – Sandra Marcus, Wausau; and secretary/treasurer – Anton Jamieson, Madison.

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    Authors, Speakers

    Natalia C. Walter, U.W. 1994, has authored “Slavery in The Age of Obama: Human Trafficking Laws Still Fail U.S. Victims,” a chapter in the 2009-2010 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook.

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    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Jack R. DeWitt, U.W. 1942, received the 2009 Leonard L. Loeb Award, presented by the State Bar Senior Lawyers Division, in recognition of his improvements to the legal system and his leadership in advancing the quality of justice. He is a civil litigator at and founder of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Madison. Jack R. DeWitt

    Faith Mondry, Marquette 1997, has been named one of 2009’s “Women Putting Their Stamp on Metro Milwaukee” by the U.S. Postal Service. She is a U.S. postal inspector in the Milwaukee office.

    Howard N. Myers, U.W. 1964, received the Melvin Lurie Award for labor-management cooperation from the masters program in human resources and labor relations at U.W.-Milwaukee. He mediates employment disputes and also is of counsel to Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry S.C., Milwaukee.

    The Schroeder Group S.C.,
    Attorneys at Law
    earned the Albert F. Beck Award from the United Way of Waukesha County in recognition of its level of charitable giving.

    Michelle Birschbach, Marquette 1998, and Andrew Steimle, Marquette 1995, both with the Manitowoc office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., are among recipients of the Chamber of Manitowoc County’s 40 Under 40 award. Birschbach focuses on trusts and estates, corporate transactions, business law, and real estate. Steimle focuses on business transactions, contracts, general corporate matters, and real estate.

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    In Memoriam

    Henry E. Fuldner, Michigan 1971, Milwaukee, March 16, 1946 – Jan. 14, 2009.

    James E. Garvey, Minnesota 1954, Eau Claire, Nov. 15, 1929 – Feb. 12, 2009.

    Richard Z. Kabaker, Michigan 1959, Middleton, Feb. 22, 1935 – Feb. 2, 2009.

    George H. Losby, U.W. 1964, Eau Claire, Oct. 4, 1936 – Feb. 26, 2009.

    L.T. Merrigan, Minnesota 1954, Hopkins, Minn., Feb. 7, 1930 – Feb. 9, 2009.

    John F. Michler, U.W. 1964, Wausau, April 30, 1939 – Jan. 20, 2009.

    James A. Van De Bogart, U.W. 1963, Whitewater, Nov. 4, 1927 – Dec. 28, 2008.

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