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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    June 04, 2010

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    Vol. 83, No. 6, June 2010

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Michael S. Brayer, Michigan 2001, Mollie A. Newcomb, Marquette 2001, and J. Mark Wilkinson, Tulsa 1998, have been promoted to shareholder at Boyle Fredrickson SC, Milwaukee, an intellectual property firm. Erin K. Fay, Marquette 2003, has been promoted to senior associate.

    Jennifer     Carleton Jennifer Carleton, U.W. 1996, has been elected shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Las Vegas, and continues to focus on counseling gaming clients in corporate and regulatory matters.

    Benjamin H. DeYoung, Marquette 2009, has joined the U.S. Air Force, Los Angeles Air Force Base, as a first lieutenant in the JAG Corp and focuses on government contracts and acquisitions and military justice.

    Jack R. Erkilla, Virginia 1984, has been promoted to general counsel at American General Finance, headquartered in Evansville, Ind.

    Emily Fey, Drake 2004, has been promoted to shareholder at Swendson/Fey Law Ltd., Oconomowoc, formerly known as Swendson/Menting Law Ltd., and continues to focus on estate planning, probate and trust administration, family law, and asset protection.

    Darryl J. Lee, U.W. 1986, has joined Thorpe & Christian S.C., Delavan, as an associate and focuses on personal injury, products liability, and civil litigation. Darryl J. Lee

    Bridget K. McDonald, Marquette 2009, has joined McDonald & Gustafson S.C., Janesville, as an associate and focuses on personal injury claims.

    Anton B. Nickolai, John Marshall 2008, has joined DeLadurantey Law Office LLC, Milwaukee, and focuses on bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

    Tony H. McGrath Tony H. McGrath, U.W. 2005 magna cum laude, has joined Melli Law S.C., Madison, as an associate in the commercial litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

    Carolyn R. Parkinson, Marquette 2010, has joined Halling & Cayo S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on family law, including divorce, legal separation, and judicial guardian ad litem appointments. Carolyn R.     Parkinson

    James W.   Ramseyer James W. Ramseyer, U.W. 1988, has joined Merit Title LLC, West Allis, as general counsel. He previously was with Chicago Title
    Insurance Co.

    Rebecca B. Scarr, Stanford 2005 with distinction, has joined Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall LLP, Milwaukee, and focuses on intellectual property law. Rebecca B.   Scarr

    Jacqueline H.     Sestito Jacqueline H. Sestito, John Marshall 2001, has been elected shareholder at Mallery & Zimmerman S.C., Milwaukee, and continues in the firm’s real estate, lending, and corporate transactions groups.

    Elizabeth Sitterly, Chicago-Kent 1985, has become chief legal counsel of North America MAG Industrial Automation Systems LLC,
    Fond du Lac.

    Thomas D. Sykes, Ohio State 1979, has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in the Chicago office and focuses on federal tax litigation. He previously was with another
    Chicago firm.

    Nicole J. Thibodeau, Marquette 2006, has joined Lathrop & Clark LLP, Madison, and focuses on school, municipal, and labor and employment law. Nicole J.     Thibodeau

    V. LaTawn Warsaw, Marquette 2001, has joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division. She previously was a solo practitioner in West Bend.

    Robert D. Zeinemann, Marquette 2006, has joined Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC, Seattle, and focuses on municipal, land use, and construction law.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet LLC has opened at 20855 Watertown Rd., Suite 200, Waukesha, and focuses exclusively on employer-side labor, employment, employee benefits, and school law. The firm’s attorneys were all previously with Davis & Kuelthau s.c., Milwaukee.

    Quarles & Brady LLP, headquartered in Milwaukee, has opened a new office in Tampa, Fla.

    Ross A. Seymour Ross A. Seymour, U.W. 1987, has formed Seymour Law Office LLC, a general practice firm with a focus on employment law, at 300 N. Second St., Suite 300, La Crosse (as of July 1, at 123 N. 7th St., La Crosse). He previously was with Birnbaum, Seymour, Kirchner & Birnbaum, which has disbanded.

    Werner, Lindgren & Johnson S.C., New London, is now known as Werner, Johnson & Hendrickson S.C., and Eric D. Hendrickson, U.W. 1987, is a name member of the firm.

    Michael A. Wussow, U.W. 1996, has formed Stigler Wussow + Braverman Ltd., 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, Colo.

    Appointments, Elections

    Bruce D. Huibregtse, U.W. 1979, has been reelected managing partner and board chair at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison. Laura Skilton Verhoff, U.W. 1997, has been elected to the board. Huibregtse focuses on complex civil litigation. Verhoff focuses on estate planning, probate, and litigation. Bruce D.     Huibregtse Laura   Skilton Verhoff
    Skilton Verhoff

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed the Hon. Donald R. Zuidmulder, U.W. 1968, as chief judge of the Eighth Judicial District. Judge Zuidmulder appointed the Hon. Michael T. Judge, Mauette 1972, as deputy chief judge. Zuidmulder sits on the Brown County Circuit Court, and Judge sits on the Oconto County Circuit Court.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    The Legal Association for Women selected Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, U.W. 1976, as the 2010 recipient of the Marygold Melli Achievement Award. She was honored for her work on the bench and for volunteer services in Wisconsin and nationwide, including on the Wisconsin Equal Justice Task Force and the Wisconsin State Public Defender board.

    The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association presented several awards at its annual meeting in April in Milwaukee. The Hon. Terence T. Evans, Marquette 1967, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, received the Judge Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award. Joseph R. Wall, Marquette 1984, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee, received the Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award. Bruce G. Arnold, Michigan 1981, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee; and Peter C. Blain, Georgetown 1978, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Milwaukee, received the Judge Dale E. Ihlenfeldt Bankruptcy Award. Anthony S. Baish, Michigan 1997, Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee; and Jennifer C. Susek, U.W. 2001, a pro se attorney with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, received the Judge John W. Reynolds Community Building Award. The Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office received the Outstanding Service Award.

    Dara B. Kobylarz, U.W. 2003, has received her Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner designation. She is a financial planner with RMR Financial Advisors LLC, Monona.

    Timothy J.     Mulddowney Timothy J. Muldowney, U.W. 1977, has been named a certified insurance arbitrator by the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society. He is with the insurance and litigation practice groups in the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. was again a flagship sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, held on May 1 in Milwaukee. Philip R. O’Brien, Marquette 1984, was emcee.

    SmithAmundsen LLC, with offices in Milwaukee and Illinois, sponsored a fundraising event for Bunkers in Baghdad, which collects and sends sports equipment to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    In Memoriam

    Robert A. Arieff, Milwaukee, U.W. 1962, May 7, 1933 – Oct. 29, 2009.

    Hon. Walter S. Block, La Crosse, Marquette 1941, March 9, 1917 – Feb. 2, 2010.

    Hon. William F. Duski, Milwaukee, Marquette 1947, April 16, 1921 – March 22, 2010.

    Donald C. Fellows, Oconomowoc, Valparaiso 1962, Dec. 24, 1937 – April 9, 2010.

    Gus Harms, Waterloo, U.W. 1955, Nov. 7, 1930 – April 6, 2010.

    Bowen D. Houck, Richland Center, U.W. 1952, Nov. 14, 1926 – March 29, 2010.

    Philipp W. Kalchthaler, Sheboygan, Chicago-Kent 1966, Dec. 23, 1941 – Feb. 22, 2010.

    Jeffrey A. Kaufman, Milwaukee, Marquette 1982, Oct. 20, 1955 – March 11, 2010.

    Terry E. Mitchell, Brookfield, Marquette 1969, Dec. 10, 1939 – Nov. 18, 2009.

    A. Gerard Patterson, Appleton, Georgetown 1954, July 10, 1929 – April 2, 2010.

    Don S. Peterson, Tucson, U.W. 1965, June 16, 1937 – April 29, 2010.

    Michael R. Wherry, Mequon, Marquette 1962, June 22, 1938 – April 26, 2010.

    Edward F. Zappen, Marshfield, Marquette 1940, May 9, 1916 – March 17, 2010.

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