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    July 10, 2009

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    Vol. 82, No. 7, July 2009

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Nancy J. Corbin, U.W. 1991, has joined Mastantuono Law Office S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on criminal defense.

    Nicholas A. Egert Nicholas A. Egert, Marquette 2005, has joined Joanne M. McCormack, Attorney at Law S.C., Lake Geneva, as an associate and focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business. He previously was with Sweet & Maier S.C., Elkhorn.

    Dixon R. Gahnz, U.W. 1994, has joined Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison, as a partner and focuses on personal injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, wrongful death, and general litigation. Dixon R.   Gahnz

    Mark D. Gundrum, U.W. 1994, a captain in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, has returned from a deployment to Iraq, where he served as senior rule-of-law advisor. He is with Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Moodie & Blum S.C, Waukesha, and serves in the Wisconsin Legislature.

    Joseph M.       Maier Joseph M. Maier, U.W. 1995, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Holl-man, DeJong S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on business issues, including employee benefits, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning.

    Jane E. Probst, Marquette 1990, has joined Halling & Cayo S.C., Milwaukee, and continues to focus on family law (including divorce, paternity, juvenile law, termination of parental rights, adoptions, and guardianships) and equine law. She previously was with Ladd, Milaeger & Probst LLP. Jane E.   Probst

    Eldon L. Bohrofen, Drake 1966, has merged his practice with the business and estate planning attorneys of Rice & Bohrofen s.c., Sheboygan, and continues to focus on estate planning, federal transfer-tax matters, charitable planning, and estate and trust administration. Joshua D. McKinley, William & Mary 2008, has joined the firm as an associate and focuses on commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and estate

    Angela F. Schultz, Lewis & Clark 2007, has joined Nelson, Irvings & Waeffler S.C., Wauwatosa, as an associate and concentrates on issues concerning elderly and disabled individuals and their families.

    Ronald Stadler, U.W. 1989, has joined the Milwaukee office of SmithAmundsen LLC as a partner in the labor and employment practice group.

    Sheila       M. Sullivan Sheila M. Sullivan, U.W. 1999, has been promoted to shareholder at Bell, Gierhart & Moore S.C., Madison, and continues to focus on insurance defense, civil rights defense, and appellate litigation.

    Tanya M. Bruder, U.W. 2004, and Brian M. Nodolf, U.W. 2002, have been elected shareholders at Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C., Eau Claire. Bruder is a member of the civil litigation section. Nodolf is a member of the government relations and business and real estate sections. Tanya M.   Bruder Brian M.   Nodolf

    The Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson, Indiana-Bloomington 1956, was reelected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in April. The following judges were reelected to circuit court seats: the Hon. John P. Anderson, William Mitchell 1989, Bayfield County; the Hon. Ann N. Knox-Bauer, Hamline 1991, Taylor County; and the Hon. Kenneth L. Kutz, Marquette 1979, Burnett County. The following attorneys were elected to circuit court judgeships: the Hon. Ellen R. Brostrom, UCLA 1995, Milwaukee County; Craig R. Day, U.W. 1991, Grant County; Jill N. Falstad, U.W. 1986, Marathon County; Julie Genovese, Vanderbilt 1987, Dane County; James M. Isaacson, Marquette 1978, Chippewa County; Chad G. Kerkman, U.W. 1997, Kenosha County; Kelly J. Thimm, U.W. 1996, Douglas County; Thomas J. Vale, Drake 1981, Green County; the Hon. Jonathan D. “J.D.” Watts, U.W. 1977, Milwaukee County; Jennifer L. Weston, Washington Univ. 1989, Jefferson County; Sandy Williams, Hamline 1983, Ozaukee County; Todd P. Wolf, Marquette 1988, Wood County; and Gerald L. Wright, U.W. 1990, Sawyer County. The newly elected attorneys will be sworn in on Aug. 1, except for Brostrom and Watts, who were sworn in on May 1.

    Peter M.   Young Peter M. Young, Marquette 2009, has joined Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. as an associate in the Rhinelander office.

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    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Goyke, Tillisch & Higgins LLP has relocated to 816 N. Third St., Wausau, and continues its focus on bankruptcy, real estate, business law, business litigation, and personal injury/insurance litigation.

    Christine M. Quinn, Marquette 2001, has opened Quinn Law Office LLC, 710 N. Plankinton Ave., Suite 330, Milwaukee, and focuses on children’s and family law, including collaborative divorce. She previously was with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

    Candice Tlustosch, U.W. 2005, has opened Tlustosch Law Offices LLC, 123 N. Court St., Sparta, and continues to focus on criminal defense, family law, and general practice. She previously was with Arndt, Buswell & Thorn S.C., Sparta.

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    Appointments, Elections

    James J. Chiolino, U.W. 2007 cum laude, has been appointed by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz to the Madison Affirmative Action Commission. He is with the labor and employment group in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP. James   J. Chiolino

    The La Crosse County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – Patrick Houlihan; president-elect – Allen Trapp; secretary – Margaret Herlitzka; and treasurer – Emily Cannon, all of La Crosse.

    William H. Levit Jr., Harvard 1967, has been reappointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. He is a senior member of the litigation practice group in the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. and focuses on complex litigation matters.

    Glorily A. Lopez, U.W. 2000, principal attorney at Lopez Law Group LLC, Madison, has been elected chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Wisconsin Chapter.

    Michael Murphy, U.W. 1996, has been elected chair of the State Bar Indian Law Section. He is with the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

    Richard J. Steinberg Richard J. Steinberg, Marquette 1958, has been appointed a reserve municipal judge for Waukesha County. He has a solo practice in Brookfield and focuses on employment law.

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    Authors, Speakers

    Authors of the recently revised Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (State Bar CLE Books 4th ed. 2009) include the following: William M. Conley, U.W. 1982, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison; Linda S. Isnard, Marquette 1988, Isnard Law Offices LLC, Mequon; James C. Schroeder, U.W. 1981, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago; Donald J. Wall, Marquette 1977, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago; and Bree Grossi Wilde, Yale 2006, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison.

    Daniel T. Dennehy, Marquette 1979 magna cum laude, has authored the revised Wisconsin Wages and Hours Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 2d ed. 2009). He is with von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee.

    The Hon. Janine P. Geske, Marquette 1975, recently released the Restorative Justice Initiative’s documentary film “The Healing Circle,” which addresses clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church. She is a professor of law at Marquette Law School and is retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    Bradden C. Backer, U.W. 1981, and Robert K. Sholl, Chicago 1981, have coauthored the revised edition of Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin (State Bar CLE Books 4th ed. 2009). Backer is with Friebert Finerty & St. John S.C., Milwaukee. Sholl is with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee.

    Patrick O. Patterson, Columbia 1972, edited the 2008 supplement to Barbara T. Lindemann & Paul Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (ABA Labor & Employment Law Section & BNA Books 4th ed.). He is with the Law Office of Patrick O. Patterson S.C., Fox Point.

    Rose Ann Wasserman, U.W. 1984, has authored Wisconsin Employment Discrimination Law (State Bar CLE Books 4th ed. 2009). She is with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee.

    Authors of the recently revised Wisconsin Employment Law (State Bar CLE Books 4th ed. 2009) are Bradden C. Backer, U.W. 1981, Friebert Finerty & St. John S.C., Milwaukee; Lisa M. Bergersen, Marquette 1989, City of Pewaukee; Joseph Danas Jr., Valparaiso 1975, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee; Daniel T. Dennehy, Marquette 1979 magna cum laude, von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee; Fred Gants, Chicago 1976, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Timothy E. Hawks, Iowa 1977, and Jeffrey P. Sweetland, Mississippi 1984 summa cum laude, Hawks Quindel Ehlke & Perry, Milwaukee; Eric E. Hobbs, Cornell 1985, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee; David B. Kern, Michigan 1979 with honors, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; David Lucey, Chicago 1983, and Lawrence T. Lynch, Iowa 1982 high honors, both with Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; Marianne Goldstein Robbins, Northeastern 1977, Previant, Goldberg, Uelmen, Gratz, Miller & Brueggeman S.C., Milwaukee; Tracey L. Schwalbe, U.W. 1988, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Madison; Robert K. Sholl, Chicago 1981, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee; Jonathan T. Swain, Marquette 1975, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee; Mark F. Vetter, Marquette 1974, Davis & Kuelthau S.C., Milwaukee; Rose Ann Wasserman, U.W. 1984, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee; and Bonnie A. Wendorff, U.W. 1987, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison.

    Charles F. Domer, U.W. 2002, and Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, coauthored Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Law (West 2009), part of West’s Wisconsin Practice series. They represent injured workers at Domer Law, Milwaukee. Charles   F. Domer Thomas M.   Domer
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    Joseph Danas Jr., Valparaiso 1975, and John D. Neal, U.W. 1972, have coauthored the revised Worker’s Compensation Handbook (State Bar CLE Books 6th ed. 2009). Danas is with Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee. Neal is with Stafford & Neal S.C., Madison.

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    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    The Hon. Shirley S. Abrahamson, Indiana-Bloomington 1956, received the Harry L. Carrico Award for Judicial Innovation from the National Center for State Courts in May. She is chief judge of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    The Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley, U.W. 1976, received an outstanding alumni award from Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    Nicholas Chiarkas, Temple 1978, received the 2009 Dorsey Award from the ABA’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division. Chiarkas, who is head of the Wisconsin Public Defenders office, was honored as an outstanding public defender for activities including organizing veterans’ treatment courts and working to keep children out of the justice system.

    James R.   Cole James R. Cole, U.W. 1969, received the State Bar’s President’s Award at the annual convention in May. He is a partner with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses on intellectual property litigation, construction law, commercial litigation, and mediation and arbitration.

    Robin Dorman, U.W. 1979, received the Friend of the Friendless Award from Wisconsin Community Services Inc. Dorman is with the State Public Defenders Office, Milwaukee.

    Cindy Fryda, Marquette 2003, graduated from Leadership Waukesha, a Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce program that included a community service project focused on examining the effects on young people of environmental factors. She is with the Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha.

    Jerry Grzeca, Marquette 1988, received the American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009 President’s Commendation for Outstanding Leadership. He is founding and managing partner of Grzeca Law Group S.C., Milwaukee.

    Thomas A. Hendrickson, U.W. 1970, was inducted into the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice “Wall of Fame.” He is executive director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Okemos, Mich.

    Andrew J. Krajnek, U.W. 2001, received a 40 Under 40 Award from the Chamber of Manitowoc County. He is with Kaminski & Pozorski, Manitowoc, and focuses on real estate, probate, business transactions, and general litigation.

    The Hon. Elliott Levine, U.W. 1990, received the Aulik Award from the Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals. Levine is a La Crosse County circuit court judge.

    José Olivieri, Marquette 1981, received the Fran Swigart Board Leadership Award from the Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee. He is chair of the labor and employment law practice group at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, and also works in immigration and international migration law, education, government, and public policy issues.

    Michele L. Perreault, U.W. 2003, received the State Bar’s 2008 Hotline Attorney of the Year Award. She is an associate with the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and focuses on family law.

    Ruhee Divgi, U.W. 2007 cum laude, and Matt Vogel, Chicago 2007, both with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP, received 2009 Youth Empowerment Awards from Servant Manor, a Christian social service agency in Milwaukee that provides services such as family treatment homes, treatment foster care, specialized foster care, and short-term residential respite care. Divgi focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, corporate finance, and general corporate matters. Vogel focuses on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and antitrust law.

    Ted M. Warshafsky, U.W. 1952, has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers of 2009 by the American Association for Justice. He is founder of and a civil litigator at Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee. Ted M.   Warshafsky

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    In Memoriam

    Scott Charles Amendola, U.W. 1998, St. Louis, Mo., May 19, 1975 – April 21, 2009.

    R. Finley Barry, U.W. 1951, Monroe, March 21, 1922 – Dec. 10, 2008.

    Woodrow W. Bitney, U.W. 1951, Spooner, May 26, 1917 – July 10, 2008.

    Jerome H. Block, U.W. 1956, Appleton, April 1, 1929 – April 15, 2009.

    Martin R. Browning, Michigan 1949, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 14, 1922 – Sept. 28, 2008.

    Arthur J. Crowns Jr., U.W. 1950, Wichita, Kan., Jan. 24, 1922 – Oct. 13, 2008.

    Brian Fertig, Marquette 2003, Alexandria, Va., Jan. 17, 1975 – April 18, 2009.

    John F. Friedl, Marquette 1948, Waukesha, Feb. 1, 1925 – May 26, 2009.

    Norman C. Herro, U.W. 1949, Madison, Nov. 3, 1918 – April 22, 2009.

    Edward M. Jacobs, U.W. 1949, Beaver Dam, July 12, 1922 – April 21, 2009.

    D.A. Jerome, Marquette 1937, Scottsdale, Ariz., May 19, 1911 – Dec. 5, 2008.

    Robert D. Jones, Marquette 1940, Wauwatosa, Sept. 17, 1914 – May 14, 2009.

    Leo R. Lichter, U.W. 1946, Fox Point, Jan. 2, 1920 – April 29, 2009.

    Hon. Robert J. Miech, Marquette 1954, South Milwaukee, Aug. 9, 1925 – Nov. 9, 2008.

    Arden A. Muchin, U.W. 1947, Manitowoc, Dec. 9, 1920 – April 14, 2009.

    William Rosenbaum, U.W. 1950, Madison, June 12, 1923 – Jan. 20, 2009.

    Jack D. Steinhilber, U.W. 1955,
    Oshkosh, Sept. 14, 1931 – May 14, 2009.

    Kyle J. Stubbs, U.W. 1987, Denver, Colo., March 13, 1954 – May 19, 2009.

    John H. Wallace, U.W. 1945, Oshkosh, Aug. 6, 1920 – Sept. 22, 2006.

    David M. Weiby, U.W. 1967, Jan. 6, 1941 – Nov. 16, 2008.

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