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    April 06, 2010

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    Vol. 83, No. 4, April 2010


    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Joshua J. Brady, Marquette 2002, Jennifer J. Collins, Marquette 2001, and Shawn R. Hillmann, Marquette 2001, have been promoted to shareholder at Bass & Moglowsky S.C., Milwaukee. Brady focuses on consumer and commercial collections. Collins and Hillmann focus on foreclosure, real estate, and title resolution. Eric S. Teske, Marquette 2008, has joined the firm as an associate in the bankruptcy department. He previously was a law clerk for the Hon. John L. Coffey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

    Summer H. Carlisle, Georgetown 2009, has joined Hawks Quindel S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and practices labor, employment, and wage and hour law.

    William J. Domina, U.W. 1985, has become a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge. He was appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to a seat that will be filled by election in April 2011. Domina previously was Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel and served on the State Bar Board of Governors representing District 2.

    Andrew Hebl, Michigan State 2008, has joined the Boardman Law Firm, Madison, as an associate with the insurance litigation team. He previously was judicial law clerk to the Hon. Patience Drake Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    David P. Knaff David P. Knaff, Marquette 2010, has joined the Wausau office of Ruder Ware LLSC and focuses on business organizations, commercial contracts, corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters.

    Chad R. Levanetz, Marquette 2005, has joined Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck S.C., Green Bay, as an associate and focuses on business and civil litigation. Chad R. Levanetz

    Deborah C.   Meiners Deborah C. Meiners, U.W. 2008 magna cum laude, has joined the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens as an associate and focuses on general civil litigation.

    Gina M. Ozelie, Marquette 2006, has joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, Milwaukee, and focuses on employment litigation.

    Matthew Parmentier, Michigan State 2009 summa cum laude, has joined Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt, Fond du Lac, as an associate and focuses on municipal, school, and land-use matters. Matthew   Parmentier

    Caitlyn A.    Beaudry Debra S.   Bursinger Caitlyn A. Beaudry, DePaul 2007, and Debra S. Bursinger, Marquette 1991, have joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Beaudry is an associate with the trusts and estates practice in the Milwaukee office. She previously was with Weiss Berzowski Brady. Bursinger is a partner with the health-care practice in the Madison office. She previously worked for the state of Wisconsin.

    Crystal G. Reinoso, Marquette 2008, has joined Consigny, Andrews, Hemming & Grant S.C., Janesville, as an associate.

    Charles R. Stone, Marquette 2009, has joined Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate. Charles R. Stone

    Amie Trupke Amie Trupke, U.W. 2002 cum laude, has been elected a partner with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison, and focuses on property tax litigation, business litigation, and trademark law.

    Karl Vandehey, U.W. 2000 with honors, has been promoted to shareholder at Otjen, Van Ert & Weir S.C., Milwaukee.

    Charles W. Cousland, Marquette 1993, and Peter C. Furrer, Minnesota 2002 magna cum laude, have joined von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Cousland is a shareholder in the business practice group. He previously was with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. Furrer is a principal associate with the litigation and risk management practice group. He previously was with Foley & Lardner LLP.

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    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Matthew M. Murray, Detroit-Mercy 2008 cum laude, has founded Murray Law LLC, P.O. Box 13374, Green Bay, and focuses on criminal defense and traffic matters.

    Aaron Birnbaum, Marquette 2004, James Birnbaum, St. Louis 1975, and Jessica Kirchner, Minnesota 2003, all formerly of Birnbaum, Seymour, Kirchner & Birnbaum LLC, have joined O’Flaherty Heim Egan Ltd. to form O’Flaherty Heim Egan & Birnbaum Ltd. Kirchner and James Birnbaum will practice in the firm’s La Crosse office, and Aaron Birnbaum will maintain his office in Milwaukee.

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    Appointments, Elections

    Michelle A. Behnke, U.W. 1988, has been elected to the ABA Board of Governors as woman member at-large for a three-year term. She is with Michelle Behnke & Associates, Madison. Michelle A. Behnke

    Tom Alberti, Marquette 2004, and Mike Maxwell, Marquette 2001, will serve as judges for the Governor’s Business Plan Contest, which encourages the creation of high-tech businesses in the state. Alberti is with Casey Law Offices SC, Milwaukee. Maxwell is with Maxwell Attorneys LLC, Milwaukee.

    The Milwaukee Trial Judges Association has elected the following officers: president – Hon. David Borowski; vice president – Hon. Paul Van Grunsven; secretary – Hon. Jane Carroll; and treasurer – Hon. Dennis Cimpl, all of Milwaukee.

    Randy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977, has been reappointed to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel business planning committee. He is with Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee.

    The State Bar Energy and Telecommunications Law Section has elected the following officers: president – Niles Berman, Madison; president-elect – Edward Marion, Madison; secretary – Kira Loehr, Madison; and treasurer – John Schulze Jr., Waukesha.

    New members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Planning and Policy Advisory Committee are the Hon.
    David L. Borowski, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; the Hon. Kitty K. Brennan, District 1 Court of Appeals; and the Hon. Juan B. Colas, Dane County Circuit Court.

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    Authors, Speakers

    Christie A. Linskens Christie, Marquette 1987, has written “Law School: A Multicultural Curriculum for Living in the 21st Century,” Multicultural Education (Fall 2009). She is a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and an adjunct professor at Marquette Law School.

    Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction, presented “Are We Reaching the Tipping Point? Arbitrating Custody Disputes” at the Law Education Institute National CLE Conference and authored two chapters in 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer (ABA 3d ed.). He is a shareholder with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, and concentrates in family law.

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    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Sheila Heitzig, Marquette 2005, has earned the certified-association-executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. She is director of practice and policy for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Milwaukee.

    Steven D. Huff Steven D. Huff, Boston Univ. 1977, was nominated as a BTI Client Service All-Star. He is chair of the employee benefits practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee.

    Todd Korb, U.W. 1996, has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is with the Milwaukee office of Hupy & Abraham S.C. Todd Korb

    Kathy Nusslock, Marquette 1985, received the Brennan Award from the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia Law School in recognition of her many years’ work on the college’s faculty. She is a shareholder and chair of the litigation group at Davis & Kuelthau, Milwaukee.

    The Hon. Donald R. Zuidmulder, U.W. 1968, received the 2009 “Spirit of Leadership” award from JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope and United for Action) for his leadership in establishing the Brown County drug court program. He is a Brown County circuit court judge.

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    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Attorneys and other employees at Blommer Peterman S.C., Milwaukee, contributed more than 8,000 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force in December and have volunteered to sort food for a local post office for the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 8.

    Hupy & Abraham S.C., Milwaukee, presented three defibrillators to the Milwaukee Police Department for use in squad cars. The firm also received a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP in recognition of the firm’s monetary contributions to the organization’s scholarship fund.

    David Pruhs, Marquette 1991, recently spent time in Haiti assisting his parents at their dental clinic at a Port-au-Prince hospital. He is an assistant family court commissioner in Milwaukee.

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    Retirements, Anniversaries

    Boyle Fredrickson, Milwaukee, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The firm focuses exclusively on intellectual property matters.

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    In Memoriam

    Richard P. Buellesbach, Marquette 1952, Milwaukee, June 29, 1926 – Jan. 7, 2010.

    Carol A. Conklin, William Mitchell 2004, Ladysmith, Dec. 1, 1958 – Jan. 13, 2010.

    D. Edward Fitzgerald, Iowa 1979, Duluth, Minn., Aug. 14, 1950 – Feb. 18, 2010.

    Orrin L. Helstad, U.W. 1950, Madison, Feb. 9, 1922 – Dec. 11, 2009.

    Gaylord A. Jentz, U.W. 1957, Austin, Texas, Aug. 7, 1931 – Feb. 4, 2010.

    Donald M. Lowry, Hawthorn Woods, Ill., Marquette 1953, Oct. 20, 1929 – Feb. 4, 2010.

    Richard S. Moen, U.W. 1953, La Crosse, March 1, 1927 – Jan. 1, 2010.

    Charles J. O’Neill, Univ. of the Pacific-McGeorge 1985, Schofield, Nov. 22, 1958 – Jan. 6, 2010.

    William H. Pagels, U.W. 1956, Milwaukee, March 12, 1930 – Jan. 6, 2010.

    Ronald E. Pleva, Marquette 1955, Milwaukee, May 24, 1930 – Jan. 14, 2010.

    George R. Terris, DePaul 1970, Elm Grove, Feb. 8, 1931 – Jan. 10, 2010.

    Harry W. Theuerkauf, Michigan 1958, Menominee, Mich., Jan. 19, 1931 – Feb. 5, 2010.

    Richard W. White, U.W. 1975, Racine, Nov. 30, 1949 – Aug. 27, 2009.  

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