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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    February 09, 2010

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    Vol. 83, No. 2, February 2010

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Mary Sue Anderson Mary Sue Anderson, Marquette 1998 cum laude, has joined Mallery & Zimmerman S.C. as a principal in the Wausau office and concentrates on business litigation, insurance disputes, family law, appeals, and pro bono advocacy for children with special needs.

    David Pelletier Melissa K. Warner David M. Pelletier, Villanova 2003, and Melissa K. Warner, U.W. 2001, LL.M. (taxation) Denver, have been promoted to partner at Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison. Pelletier focuses on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and other commercial matters. Warner focuses on tax planning and litigation, estate planning, and business law.

    Ryan A. Blay, Loyola-Chicago 2006, has become supervising attorney of the Kenosha office of LakeLaw and continues to practice in consumer and business bankruptcy, foreclosure, consumer protection, and real estate and related litigation.

    John F. Gaebler, U.W. 1980 Order of the Coif, has joined the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. as a partner and concentrates in corporate and international law. John F. Gaebler

    Benjamin C. Fee Kevin L. Ferguson Joseph N. Wolfe Three attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman. Benjamin C. Fee, Iowa 2009, is in the firm’s business transaction and services and regulatory and compliance areas. Kevin L. Ferguson, Marquette 1996, is in the litigation and risk management area. He previously was with American Family Insurance. Joseph N. Wolfe, U.W. 2007, is in the business transaction and services, corporate counsel services, and regulatory and compliance areas.

    Andrew J. Harrington, Hamline 2004, has joined Liden & Dobberfuhl S.C., Barron, as an associate and practices in family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense.

    Eric Janowak, Marquette 2005, has joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London, as international tax counsel with the Global Markets – EMEA regions tax team. He previously was with KPMG London’s United States tax desk.

    Bridget J. Krause, Marquette 2000, has joined Kim & LaVoy S.C., Brookfield, as an associate and focuses on criminal defense and traffic matters. Bridget J. Krause

    Daniel K. Miller, Marquette 2002, has been promoted to shareholder in the Waukesha office of Grady, Hayes & Neary LLC and continues to focus on insurance defense, appellate litigation, and creditors’ rights.

    Christopher J. Ahrens, Michigan State 2001, Benjamin A. Menzel, Marquette 2002, and Jason R. Oldenburg, Marquette 2004, have been named shareholders at Previant, Goldberg, Uelmen, Gratz, Miller & Brueggeman S.C., Milwaukee.

    Jacquelynn B. Rothstein, Marquette 1991, has become director of the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, Madison. She previously was with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, Madison.

    Ryan E. Ruzziconi, Marquette 2003, has joined Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as general counsel in the Swartz Creek, Mich., headquarters.

    Dino   Anton-opoulos Steve Glaser Dino Anton-opoulos, Marquette 2005, and Steve Glaser, Marquette 1993, have joined the Schroeder Group S.C. Attorneys at Law, Waukesha. Antonopoulos focuses on commercial and civil litigation, corporate and business law, real estate, and employment law. Glaser, a shareholder, focuses on business law.

    Steven C. Swanson, U.W. 2000, has been promoted to partner at Fisher Kanaris P.C., Chicago, and continues to focus on construction and professional-liability-defense litigation.

    Neil L. Wojtal, Marquette 1979, has joined Zimmerman & Steber Legal Group S.C., Delafield, and focuses on franchise law, contracts law, and employment law. He previously was with Manpower Inc. Neil L. Wojtal

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    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Paula K. Doyle, U.W. 1980, has moved Doyle Law Office to 313 Price Pl., # 113, Madison. She previously practiced in downtown Madison with John Koshalek, U.W. 1966, who has retired.

    Thomas A. Maroney, Marquette 1975, and Arthur B. Parry, Marquette 2000, have formed Maroney & Parry LLC, Waupaca, a general practice firm. Both were previously shareholders with Hansen, Shambeau, Maroney, Anderson & Parry S.C., Waupaca.

    Angus R. McIntyre, U.W. 1963, has formed McIntyre Law Office S.C., 47 Park Pl., # 250, Appleton, and emphasizes litigation and dispute resolution. He previously was with Bachman, Cummings, McIntyre & Wilson S.C., Appleton.

    Pellino, Rosen, Mowris & Kirkhuff S.C., 131 W. Wilson St., # 1201, Madison, has changed its name to Pellino, Rosen & Mowris S.C.

    Jodi Andrea Sanfelippo, Marquette 2001, has moved her office to 306 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 335, Milwaukee, and continues to focus on criminal defense, family law, and children’s court and traffic matters. She also is the Village of West Milwaukee municipal judge.

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    Appointments, Elections

    Thomas J. Basting Sr., U.W. 1962, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority Board. He is a member of Midwest Mediation LLC, Madison.

    Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, has been elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance, which promotes understanding of the societal contributions of worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, and Social Security. He is with Domer Law S.C., Milwaukee.

    R. Thomas Howell Jr., U.W. 1967, has been named interim executive director of the American Bar Association. He previously was general counsel for the ABA.

    The Wisconsin Trial Judges Association has elected the following officers: president – Hon. Mary M. Kuhnmuench, Milwaukee; vice president – Hon. Donald Zuidmulder, Green Bay; treasurer – Hon. William Jennaro, Milwaukee; and secretary – Hon. Dennis Moroney, Milwaukee.

    Gary Sherman, U.W. 1973 cum laude, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to the District IV Court of Appeals. He operates Fairview Law Office, Port Wing, and is a member of the Wisconsin Assembly.

    Scott B. Taylor, Marquette 1992, has been appointed to the Wisconsin insurance commissioner’s Property and Casualty Advisory Council and as chair of the readability work group. He is a principal shareholder with Urban & Taylor S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation and insurance disputes.

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    Authors, Speakers

    John M. Van Lieshout, Marquette 1981, and Richard W. Donner, Brooklyn 2003, both with Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, have coauthored Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin (State Bar CLE Books 2009). Van Lieshout is a shareholder in the real estate, environmental, and litigation practices. Donner is an associate in the real estate practice.

    Molly Hall Molly Hall, Washington & Lee 1988, participated in a roundtable on climate change, trade, and economics in January in Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen. She is with the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and handles environmental law, elder care, and general litigation matters.

    Attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. have developed the Medicare Hospice Appeals Toolkit from the ADR to the ALJ and the HIPAA Privacy for Health Plans After HITECH manual.

    John J. Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, has authored “Briar in the BlackBerry,” For the Defense (Oct. 2009). He is a corporate attorney with American Transmission Co., Pewaukee.

    Anthony J. Coletti, Marquette 1991, John L. Maier Jr., U.W. 1973, and Lowell E. Sweet, U.W. 1955, spoke at the 31st Annual College of Community Lawyers Law Seminar in Tucson in January on “Integrating Zoning Authorization Language with Condo Declarations (or CCRs in Planned Communities).” They are with Sweet & Maier S.C., Elkhorn. Anthony J.   Coletti John L. Maier Jr. Lowell E. Sweet
    Maier Jr.

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    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    The Hon. Daniel P. Anderson, U.W. 1973, Wisconsin Court of Appeals; the Hon. Mark J. McGinnis, Minnesota 1996, Outagamie County Circuit Court; and the Hon. Dale T. Pasell, U.W. 1978, La Crosse County Circuit Court, have been elected fellows in the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center.

    M. Angela Dentice M. Angela Dentice, Marquette 1985 cum laude, was named the Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Justice and is the first woman to receive the award. She is managing partner of M. Angela Dentice LLC, Milwaukee, and focuses exclusively on representing plaintiffs in personal injury claims.

    Colleen E. Fielkow, DePaul 1997 with honors, was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by her firm, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. She is a shareholder in the litigation practice in the Milwaukee office and manages the products liability and safety group. Among other contributions, she manages the firm’s Domestic Abuse Injunction Project and is a coordinator of Legal Action’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. Colleen E.   Fielkow

    James A. Friedman, U.W. 1992, has been designated an accredited insurance receiver by the International Association of Insurance Receivers. He is a shareholder and team leader in the insurance and reinsurance practice group and litigation division leader in the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

    Stanley B. Kaufman, U.W. 1984, has received the Harry & Velma Hamilton Branch Service Award from the Madison branch of the NAACP for his steadfast and exemplary volunteer efforts. He is with Kaufman Law Office, Madison.

    Ruth J. Lebed-Rofes, Washington Univ. 1984, received the 2009 Paul A. Welter Award for Excellence in Trademark Law, presented by William Mitchell College of Law and Merchant & Gould, and donated the honorarium to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. She is with S.C. Johnson & Son, Racine.

    The Hon. Conrad A. (C.A.) Richards, U.W. 1962, received the Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Equal Justice Fund in November. He is a reserve judge.

    David G. Anderson Joseph Mirr Lon Roberts William Tehan David G. Anderson, U.W. 1968, Joseph Mirr, U.W. 1981, Lon Roberts, U.W. 1973, and William Tehan, U.W. 1981, all with Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau, have become fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

    Among recipients of the 2009 Eisenberg Award, presented by the State Public Defender Board, were the Hon. James P. Daley, Marquette 1981, Rock County Circuit Court, and the U.W. Law School Frank J. Remington Center, both for their contributions to the Wisconsin Veterans Intervention Program.

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    Pro Bono, Public Service

    The attorneys and other staff members at Hausmann-McNally S.C. served a free holiday meal to homeless and needy individuals in December in Milwaukee, in lieu of a holiday party for the firm.

    Hupy & Abraham S.C. made financial donations to the Rescue Riders, the Wisconsin Humane Society, and Milwaukee-area charities’ meal programs in December.

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    In Memoriam

    Theophilus C. Crockett, Marquette 1955, Milwaukee, May 10, 1924 – Sept. 27, 2009.

    Robert R. Flatley, U.W. 1954, Green Bay, June 28, 1929 – Nov. 7, 2009.

    Hon. Myron L. Gordon, Harvard 1942, Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 11, 1918 – Nov. 3, 2009.

    Lelia Marie Harmon, U.W. 1980, Milwaukee, Oct. 5, 1952 – July 30, 2009.

    Garbis Chas Jeknavorian, U.W. 1955, Madison, Sept. 22, 1928 – Aug. 28, 2009.

    David Elliott Miller, Texas 1987, Houston, Aug. 6, 1962 – Nov. 8, 2009.

    Alfred Rozran, Marquette 1940, Bonita Springs, Fla., April 18, 1916 – Sept. 6, 2009.

    Hon. Jon B. Skow, Chicago-Kent 1973, Racine, Jan. 14, 1943 – Oct. 28, 2009.

    G. Brian Smith, U.W. 1973, Milwaukee, April 10, 1948 – Sept. 6, 2009.

    Burton A. Strnad, U.W. 1954, Milwaukee, Feb. 9, 1930 – Oct. 19, 2009.

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