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    April 01, 2012

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    Wisconsin LawyerWisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 85, No. 4, April 2012

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Paul J. Cherner, U.W. 2011, has joined Klein Dub & Holleb Ltd., Highland Park and Chicago, as a partner and focuses on federal and state labor and employment law.

    Brandon J. Evans, George Mason 2005, has joined Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Chilman & Greenlee P.C., Marquette and Houghton, Mich., as an associate and has a general practice with emphasis on civil litigation and real estate.

    Russell J. Fenton Jr.Russell J. Fenton Jr., Catholic University 2007, has joined Aplin & Ringsmuth LLC, Milwaukee, and focuses on worker’s compensation and civil litigation.

    Gray & Associates LLP, New Berlin, welcomes associates Amy M. Kieffer, St. Thomas 2011, and Joshua C. Rittberg, Marquette 2007. Kieffer concentrates in creditor’s rights and foreclosure law. Rittberg focuses on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and foreclosure law.

    James GuckenbergJames Guckenberg, Hamline 2005, has joined Halling & Cayo S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on family law and general litigation.

    Nicholas A. HeikeNick Heike, Drake 2006 with honors, has joined the Eau Claire office of Ruder Ware in the trusts and estates and business transactions practice groups. He focuses on business transactions, real estate, and banking.

    Michael Kades, U.W. 1995, has been named deputy chief trial counsel for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Washington, D.C.

    Jane Keller-Allen, U.W. 1996, has been promoted to vice president and corporate compliance officer at WPS Health Insurance, Madison.

    Christopher S. KrimmerChristopher S. Krimmer, U.W. 1997 cum laude, has been named a partner at Balisle & Roberson S.C., Madison, and continues to focus on family law, estate planning, and nontraditional-family protections.

    John J. LaubmeierJohn J. Laubmeier, U.W. 2005 magna cum laude, has become a member of Stroud, Willink & Howard LLC, Madison, and continues to practice in litigation and business law.

    Thomas J. Lonzo, U.W. 1989, has joined Rose & DeJong S.C., Milwaukee, and continues to focus on commercial and personal injury litigation, admiralty, construction, employment, and insurance dispute litigation.

    Five attorneys have joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee. Victor J. Allen, Loyola-Chicago 2010, is with the litigation practice group. He previously was with Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc. Dayna M. Frenkel, Washington Univ. 2010, is with the intellectual property group. She previously was with the Milwaukee Justice Center. M. Rhett Holland, Marquette 2011, is with the wealth planning practice group. Carlos R. Pastrana, University of Puerto Rico 2002, is with the labor and employment practice group. He previously was with Goldman, Antonetti & Cordova PSC, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Zachary J. Watters, Loyola-Chicago 2010, is with the litigation practice group. He previously was with Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc.

    Jeff Nicolet, William Mitchell 1994, has been named a shareholder of Wagner, Falconer & Judd Ltd., Minneapolis. He focuses on commercial collections, commercial litigation, and construction.

    Susan Lentz ParisiSusan Lentz Parisi, U.W. 1989, has been named vice president and associate general counsel of Credit Union National Association, Madison.

    James C. (Jake) Remington, U.W. 2010, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, as a litigator and criminal defense attorney.

    Julie A. Short, U.W. 1992, has been named manager for aging and disability services for Easter Seals Wisconsin, Madison.

    David P. Steffen, Marquette 1998, has been promoted to equity partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, Tampa, Fla., focusing in labor and employment law.

    Robert W. SteinmetzRob Steinmetz, U.W. 2002, has been elected partner at McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling LLC, Denver, practicing complex litigation.

    Tyler WilkinsonTyler Wilkinson, U.W. 2011 with honors, has joined Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison, practicing business litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, municipal, local government, and school law.

    Ryan Worrell, U.W. 2006, was named counsel, legal affairs for 20th Century Fox Television, Los Angeles. Worrell previously was with A&E Television Networks.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Thomas AquinoTom Aquino, Boston College 2002, has moved Aquino Law LLC to 131 W. Wilson St., Madison.

    Appointments, Elections

    Andrew Adams III, U.W. 2006, has been appointed as a justice to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court. Adams is an associate with Jacobson, Buffalo, Magnuson, Anderson & Hogen PC, St. Paul, Minn.

    Barry J. Boline, Drake 1994, has been appointed court commissioner for Ozaukee County.

    Karin A. Bentz, U.W. 1982, a sole practitioner, has become president of the Virgin Islands Bar Association, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

    Nicole J. DruckreyNicole J. Druckrey, Minnesota 2003 cum laude, has been appointed to the Oak Creek Community Development Authority. Druckrey is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, with the commercial litigation group and focuses on unfair trade practices.

    Glorily A. LopezGlorily A. Lopez, U.W. 2000, Lopez Law Group LLC, Madison, has accepted a position on the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce board.

    The Milwaukee Trial Judges Association has elected the following officers and directors: Hon. Paul Van Grunsven, Marquette 1986, president; Hon. Jane Carroll, U.W. 1987, vice president; Hon. Rebecca Dallet, Case Western Reserve 1994, secretary; Hon. Dennis Cimpl, Marquette 1975, treasurer; and Hon. Frederick Rosa, Marquette 1984, Hon. Timothy Witkowiak, Marquette 1984, and Hon. Stephanie Rothstein, Marquette 1984, all as directors.

    Chris SchererChris Scherer, John Marshall 1999, has been elected to the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin board. Scherer is a partner with Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall LLP, Milwaukee.

    Joseph J. Welcenbach, Marquette 1972, has been appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the District 2 Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation. He practices with his son and daughter at Welcenbach Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee.

    Authors, Speakers

    Ralph Adam Fine, Columbia 1965, has authored the revised third edition of The How-To-Win Appeal Manual (Juris, 3d ed. 2012). He is a judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

    Michael J. Remington, U.W. 1973, presented a lecture in Guangzhou, China, to several hundred Chinese judges on recent developments in U.S. copyright law. Remington is a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, D.C.


    Roy Thilly, U.W. 1974 magna cum laude, retired as CEO of WPPI Energy in 2011.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    John Schulze Jr., Marquette 2004, is chair for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) Partners in Giving campaign to raise money in the workplace for charities. Schulze is PSC division administrator.

    Terry Klippel, Marquette 1978, Storm, Balgeman, Miller & Klippel S.C., Wauwatosa, and former municipal judge Anthony J. Machi, Marquette 1971, Greendale, were recently recognized for their volunteer service to the Wisconsin chapter of the March of Dimes.

    In Memoriam

    George K. Blakely, U.W. 1938, Beloit, May 11, 1912 – Feb. 13, 2012.

    Karen Mary Clougherty, U.W. 1993, Whitewater, March 8, 1953 – Dec. 22, 2011.

    Jack R. DeWitt, U.W. 1942, Madison, Dec. 15, 1918 – Feb. 21, 2012.

    James L. Evans, U.W. 1953, Reedsville, Aug. 23, 1925 – April 25, 2011.

    Francis P. Havey, Marquette 1953, Milwaukee, March 27, 1928 – Feb. 12, 2012.

    James A. Rynders, Marquette 1982, Racine, April 28, 1956 – July 12, 2010.

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