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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    August 01, 2011

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    Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 84, No. 8, August 2011

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    John L. BarlamentJohn L. Barlament, Duke 1997, has joined the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP as a partner in the employee benefits group, representing employers, third-party administrators, brokers, and benefit consultants.

    Adam S. BazelonAdam S. Bazelon, Marquette 2007 cum laude, has joined the Law Firm of Jonathan B. Levine, Milwaukee, and focuses on condominium law and real estate litigation.

    Lora L. Chupita, Marquette 2011, has joined Rose & deJong S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on commercial and civil litigation.

    Meghan M. CoffeyMeghan M. Coffey, Marquette 2011, has joined Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C., Brookfield, as an associate.

    Joseph T. GanzerJoseph T. Ganzer, U.W. 2000, has joined the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District as a staff attorney focusing on litigation, real estate, and employment matters. He previously was an assistant attorney general in the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    Drew S. JelinskiDrew S. Jelinski, Marquette 2010, has joined Halloin & Murdock S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on construction, real estate, and insurance coverage litigation.

    Sarah J. KnutsonSarah J. Knutson, Marquette 2011, has joined Urban & Taylor s.c., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses exclusively on plaintiffs’ personal injury and employee rights litigation.

    Emily I. Lonergan, Marquette 2011 cum laude, has joined Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense matters.

    Anne S. McIntyre, Northern Illinois 2007 magna cum laude, has joined Nelson, Irvings & Waeffler S.C., Wauwatosa, as an associate and concentrates in elder law, probate, and disability planning. She previously was with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

    Walter N. Neta, Marquette 2004, has been promoted to shareholder at Olson, Kulkoski, Galloway & Vesely S.C., Green Bay, and continues to emphasize worker’s compensation, Social Security disability, and long-term disability litigation.

    David P. Renovitch, U.W. 2001, has joined Danna McKitrick P.C., St, Louis, Mo., and focuses on civil litigation, especially title litigation, recoupment, and mechanic’s lien litigation.

    Danielle M. SchroderDanielle M. Schroder, U.W. 2011, has joined Hawks Quindel S.C., Madison, as an associate and practices labor and employment law.

    Rose Simon, Marquette 2011, has joined Petit & Dommershausen SC, Menasha, as an associate and focuses on criminal defense, juvenile law, and family law.

    Several attorneys were elected to Wisconsin circuit court seats in April. Jeffery L. Anderson, Oklahoma City 1998, Polk County Circuit Court, previously was in private practice. Daniel J. Bissett, Dayton 1992, Winnebago County Circuit Court, previously was a Winnebago County court commissioner. Lloyd V. Carter, Marquette 1986, Waukesha County Circuit Court, previously was a Waukesha County assistant district attorney. Michael K. Moran, U.W. 1991, Marathon County Circuit Court, previously was an assistant state public defender. Mark T. Slate, U.W. 1999, Green Lake County Circuit Court, previously was in private practice. W. Andrew Voigt, U.W. 2000, Columbia County Circuit Court, previously was Portage city attorney. The Hon. Pedro Colón, U.W. 1994, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, and the Hon. Angela W. Sutkiewicz, Marquette 1986, Sheboygan County Circuit Court, won full terms to their respective seats. Both were appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Jim Doyle to fill vacancies.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Nancy K. BakerNancy K. Baker, Illinois 1986, has opened the Baker Law Office, 1512 11th St., Monroe, and focuses on estate planning and probate.

    Andrea Guenther-Pal, Hamline 2001, has formed Guenther-Pal Law LLC, 4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton, focusing on family law, estate planning and probate, and mediation.

    Ronald G. Poquette, Tulane 1991, Sarah M. Donnellan, Seattle Univ. 1993, and Samuel P. Schlewitz, Memphis 2003, have formed Poquette, Donnellan & Schlewitz Law LLC, 306 S. Barstow St., Suite 200, Eau Claire, and continue to focus on Social Security disability, worker’s compensation, family law, estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, and other matters.

    Appointments, Elections

    Myron L. Joseph, Case Western Reserve 1961, LL.M. Georgetown 1967, has been appointed to the State Bar’s Senior Lawyers Division board. He is of counsel to Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee.

    Jennifer KruegerJennifer Krueger, U.W. 2000, has been elected secretary of the Madison Children’s Museum board. She is a shareholder with the Madison office of Murphy Desmond S.C. and focuses on business transactional law.

    Bradley W. Raaths, Marquette 1999, has been appointed president and managing partner of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., with offices in Madison and metropolitan Milwaukee. His practice focuses on complex business transaction matters.

    The Racine County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president – Michael D. Leffler, Marquette 1988, Action Law Offices SC; president-elect – Mark M. O’Neill, Thomas M. Cooley 1999, O’Neill Law Offices LLC; treasurer – Eric J. Markusen, Marquette 2002, Knutson, Powers & Quinn SC; secretary – Carrie R. Michelson, Marquette 1993, Michelson Law Office; board of governors – Mark D. Richards, U.W. 1987, Richards & Hall SC, and Elaine S. Ekes, Marquette 2000, Pruitt, Ekes & Geary SC. All offices are in Racine.

    Frank J. Schiro, Marquette 1969, has been elected president of the National Italian American Bar Association. He is with the Office of Frank Joseph Schiro Ltd., Milwaukee.

    Valerie P. VidalValerie P. Vidal, U.W. 2007, has been elected to the board of Centro Legal. She is a member of the commercial litigation group in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

    Authors, Speakers

    Lawrence G. Albrecht, Valparaiso 1973, was a contributing author on human rights to “International Legal Developments in Review 2010,” 45 The International Lawyer 1 (2011). He is with First, Albrecht, & Blondis s.c., Milwaukee.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Ann K. ComerAnn K. Comer, U.W. 1983, received a 2011 WCREW Leadership Award from the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women, in honor of her significant contribution to the real estate industry and for being a role model and mentor for other women in the industry. She is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP and focuses in commercial real estate and finance.

    The Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation is the inaugural recipient of the National Conference of Bar Foundations/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award, in recognition of the foundation’s leadership in establishing the Milwaukee Justice Center.

    Emily Dudak Taylor, Tulane 2005, has been accepted into the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. She practices with the Law Center for Children & Families, Madison, whose areas of concentration include adoption, surrogacy, foster parents’ rights, divorce, life and estate planning, and LGBT family law.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Becky Orvick, U.W. 1997, and Melissa Warner, U.W. 2001, spearheaded the seventh annual golf outing of By Women For Women, which raised funds to benefit the Madison affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Recovery. Both attorneys are in the business practice group of Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.

    Volunteers from Godfrey & Kahn S.C. helped clear invasive species from a section of the Ice Age Trail in Verona in June.

    Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV), a Madison-based organization, received the 2011 Domestic Abuse Intervention Services Community Service Award. SAAV’s founders are Pamela Hart, U.W. 2002, and Megan Senatori, U.W. 2001. Hart is with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cotati, Calif. Senatori is with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison.

    In Memoriam

    Herbert T. Johnson, U.W. 1938, Monroe, July 30, 1914 – June 12, 2011.

    Gerald J. Kahn, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, June 5, 1926 – July 2, 2011.

    Robert A. Kammer Jr., Syracuse 1975, Plover, July 31, 1945 – June 29, 2011.

    James J. Koenen, Marquette 1952, Port Washington, July 25, 1925 – July 1, 2010.

    Jane M.R. Mulcahy, Marquette 1999, Delafield, Apr. 4, 1966 – Nov. 13, 2010.

    Richard J. Ricci, Marquette 1968, Birchwood, June 5, 1942 – June 21, 2011.

    Walter P. Rynkiewicz, Marquette 1955, Elm Grove, July 4, 1930 – June 7, 2011.

    Michael R. Smith, Illinois 1985, Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 1959 – June 16, 2011.

    Michael L. Stoker, U.W. 1989, La Crosse, May 19, 1956 – June 11, 2011.

    John R. Zillmer, U.W. 1952, Milwaukee, Feb. 7, 1927 – April 2, 2011.


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