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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Daniel M. AndresDaniel M. Andres, Colorado 2010, has joined Brennan Steil S.C., Janesville, practicing in probate, tax, and estate planning.

    Several attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. Nathan G. Hurlbut, U.W. 2013, is with the corporate practice group in the Green Bay office. Jodi Jensen, U.W. 1995 cum laude, is with the political law practice group and works primarily in the Madison office.

    In the Milwaukee office: Richard A. Bartolomei II, Iowa 2013, is with the litigation practice group; Jay K. Creagh, Minnesota 2013 magna cum laude, and Matthew J. Ludden, Marquette 2013 magna cum laude, are with the corporate practice group; Kelley Schacht Daugherty, U.W. 2013 summa cum laude, is with the estate planning practice group; Shane Delsman, U.W. 2007, is with the intellectual property practice group; Kristin A. Irgens, U.W. 2013 cum laude, is with the securities practice group; Jamie L. Konopacky, U.W. 2013 summa cum laude, is with the environment and energy strategies practice group; E. Carolina Rodriguez-Alfaro, Marquette 2013 cum laude, is with the real estate practice group; and Melissa M. York, Duke 2013 cum laude, is with the banking and financial institutions practice group.

    Vincent Heine, Marquette 2009, has joined Timothy P. Crawford S.C., Racine, focusing on elder law. He previously was the managing partner of Citadel Law Group, Kenosha, and a health care consultant for GE Healthcare.

    Gini L. HendricksonGini L. Hendrickson, Pace 2002, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C., in the Madison and Appleton offices, as an associate focusing on estate planning and probate, business, and real estate matters.

    Richard A. EatonKelly A. KramerBrian H. WrightHerrick & Hart S.C., Eau Claire, welcomes associates Richard A. Eaton, Thomas J. Cooley 2012, Kelly A. Kramer, Hamline 2013, and Brian H. Wright, Marquette 1993 magna cum laude. Eaton practices criminal, traffic, civil litigation, and real estate. Kramer practices family law. Wright practices business law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, family, criminal, traffic, and probate.

    Joseph P. Humphrey, Drake 2008, has joined the Madison and Sauk City offices of Geier Homar & Roy LLP as an associate, focusing on business, municipal, and property law and civil litigation.

    Vanessa A. Klemish, U.W. 2010, has joined Wiley Law S.C., Chippewa Falls, practicing civil and business litigation, including debt collection, real estate, and estate, probate, and guardian disputes.

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP welcomes four new associates. In the Madison office, Holly E. Courtney, Marquette 2013 cum laude, is with the employment relations practice group, and Tanya M. Salman, U.W. 2012, is with the litigation practice group. In the Milwaukee office, Anne Carroll, Minnesota 2013 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, is with the employment relations practice group, and Serene R. Sahar, U.W. 2011, is with the intellectual property practice group.

    Steven Means, Iowa 1987 with high distinction, has joined the U.W. Medical Foundation as vice president of legal services and compliance and general counsel. He is the former executive assistant attorney general in the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    Four attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP as associates. Rachel H. Bryers, Marquette 2013 cum laude, is with the health law practice group. Jacob Fritz, New Hampshire 2013, and Michael Piery, George Washington 2013, are with the intellectual property practice group. Patrick Taylor, William & Mary 2013, is with the corporate services practice group.

    Dan GustafsonMike HappeDan Gustafson, U.W. 1996, and Mike Happe, Creighton 1989, have joined Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C., Eau Claire. Gustafson is with the environmental and government section. Happe is with the litigation section.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    DeWitt Ross & Stevens has expanded into the Minneapolis region. The firm will be known as DeWitt Mackall, Crounse & Moore S.C., an affiliate of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, and is located at 1400 AT&T Tower, 901 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis.

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has acquired the Vantus Law Group in Salt Lake City, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

    Alexandria L. MoreyAlexandria L. Morey, U.W. 2013, has opened Morey Law Office LLC, 8383 Greenway Blvd., # 600, Middleton, focusing on civil litigation and trademark law. Morey also is in-house counsel for Fiskars Brands Inc.

    Appointments, Elections

    Sherry D. Coley, Marquette 2003, has been elected chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors. Coley is with the Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. in the litigation practice group.

    Amy T. CollinsAmy T. Collins, U.W. 2012, has been named to the Order of the Coif. She is with the Madison office of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, focusing on family law and estate planning.

    Gwendolyn J. Cooley, Marquette 2004, has been appointed vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s State Enforcement Committee. She is the assistant attorney general for antitrust with the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

    Lindsey D. DraperLindsey D. Draper, Marquette 1975, Wisconsin Department of Justice-Crime Victim Services, Madison, has been appointed chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection. He is a past chair of the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, on which he is currently serving his third five-year term as a member.

    Saul Glazer, U.W. 1990, has been appointed to the board of Independent Living Inc., Madison. He is with Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison.

    CJ Szafir, Marquette 2011, has been named to the board of HOPE Christian Schools, Milwaukee. He is associate counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee.

    Authors, Speakers

    Paul G. KentPaul G. Kent, U.W. 1981, authored Wisconsin Water Law in the 21st Century. He is a senior partner in the Madison office of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Denise Greathouse, Marquette 2005, has been named to the 2013 Lawyers of Color Hot List, which recognizes attorneys for their accomplishments and activity in legal pipeline initiatives. She is with the Chicago and Waukesha offices of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP with the labor and employment relations practice group.

    Chicago-based Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno P.C. received the International Society of Primerus Law Firms’ Community Service Award at the 2013 Primerus Global Conference.

    The Wisconsin District Attorneys’ Association presented the 2012 Prosecutor of the Year awards to the following attorneys: La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke, U.W. 1995, 2012 State Prosecutor; Marathon County Deputy District Attorney Theresa (Wokatsch) Wetzsteon, U.W. 1998, 2012 State Deputy District Attorney; and Trempealeau County Assistant District Attorney William P. Nemer, U.W. 1978, 2012 State Assistant District Attorney.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Several Dane County law firms and their employees contributed to United Way of Dane County’s Partners for Change campaign in fall 2013, resulting in pledges of almost $300,000 and an increase of more than 30 percent in the number of individual donors. Partners for Change award winners include Whyte Hirschboeck & Dudek; Michael Best & Friedrich; Perkins Coie; DeWitt, Ross & Stevens; and Foley & Lardner.

    In Memoriam

    Kathleen M. Baird, U.W. 1976, Wauwatosa, Dec. 15, 1949 – Nov. 21, 2013.

    Howard W. Bremer, U.W. 1949, Middleton, July 18, 1923 – Oct. 11, 2013.

    Daniel Duane Cary, U.W. 1995, Sparta, Nov. 6, 1954 – Nov. 4, 2013.

    David Y. Collins, U.W. 1952, Beloit, June 10, 1927 – Oct. 31, 2013.

    Steven N. Gerhardt, U.W. 1959, Tucson, Dec. 5, 1932 – Sept. 14, 2013.

    Gerald L. Liden, U.W. 1959, Barron, Oct. 20, 1932 – Oct. 5, 2013.

    Thomas J. Mueller, Marquette 1948, Milwaukee, Dec. 9, 1922 – Jan. 15, 2013.

    Kelin Robert Olson, South Dakota 1993, Milwaukee, May 31, 1966 – Sept. 26, 2013.

    Kathryn McGrane Sargent, Marquette 1985, Milwaukee, Dec. 4, 1954 – Aug. 18, 2013.

    Harry Sauthoff Jr., U.W. 1964, Madison, Jan. 4, 1939 – Oct. 24, 2013.

    William J. Sullivan, U.W. 1962, Alexandria, Va., Jan. 18, 1936 – Oct. 14, 2013.

    Wilmer E. Trodahl, U.W. 1951, Sun Prairie, Sept. 15, 1921 – Sept. 2, 2012.

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