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    May 01, 2014

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Michael BrandtMichael Brandt, U.W. 2011, has joined Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, practicing with the family law group.

    Vanessa K. Eisenmann, Virginia 2007, has joined Biskupic & Jacobs S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on federal litigation in the eastern district of Wisconsin. She previously was law clerk for the Hon. William E. Callahan Jr. and the Hon. Terence T. Evans.

    Erik L. FuehrerCaleb R. CooperErik L. Fuehrer, U.W. 2008, has been promoted to partner at Gabert, Williams, Konz & Lawrynk LLP, Appleton, focusing on landlord/tenant, civil litigation, insurance defense, and subrogation matters. Caleb R. Cooper, Drake 2012 with high honors, has joined the firm as an associate focusing on landlord/tenant and civil litigation matters.

    Bill NoorlanderEmily HorsfieldBill Noorlander, Marquette 1998, has become a partner focusing on commercial and insurance litigation with Gierke Frank LLC, Wauwatosa. Emily Horsfield, Marquette 2006, has joined the firm as an associate.

    Michael T. Griggs, U.W. 2003, has become a voting shareholder at Boyle Fredrickson Intellectual Property Law, Milwaukee. He is a litigator and also prepares patent and trademark applications, researches patentability and infringement issues, and provides clients with counsel and written opinions.

    Wanda L. Hurr, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1983, has joined the University of Washington Health Sciences Risk Management Department, Seattle, as senior executive risk manager.

    Emily Kelchen, U.W. 2011, has joined the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, Trenton, as director of public affairs.

    Teresa K. KobeltTeresa K. Kobelt, U.W. 1988, has joined Neider & Boucher, Madison, focusing on business litigation and transactional work.

    Todd R. KorbTodd R. Korb, U.W. 1996, has been promoted to shareholder at the personal injury law firm of Hupy and Abraham S.C., Milwaukee.

    Steven L. Miracle, Marquette 2013, has joined Bass & Moglowsky S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate focusing on residential and commercial foreclosures and consumer collections.

    John D. OlsonJohn D. Olson, Washington Univ. 1987, has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Sadara Chemical Co., reporting to Sadara’s chief executive officer in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

    Theresa M. Owens, Drake 1992, has become district court administrator for Wisconsin’s Second Judicial District.

    Chantelle M. Ringe, DePaul 2006, has joined Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes LLP, Madison, as an associate focusing on estate planning, elder law, guardianships, estate administration, and special-needs planning.

    Kimberly A. ShaulKimberly A. Shaul, U.W. 1989, has joined National Guardian Life Insurance Co., Madison, as general counsel, vice president, and corporate secretary.

    Laurie J. McLeRoyGeoffrey S. TrotierLaurie J. McLeRoy, Marquette 1987, and Geoffrey S. Trotier, Minnesota 2003, have joined the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper S.C., as shareholders. McLeRoy is with the litigation and risk management practice group and focuses on medical malpractice and products liability. Trotier is with the labor and employment law section and focuses on labor and employment issues.

    Kimberly Walker, Marquette 1998, has been appointed executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. She was formerly Milwaukee County corporation counsel.

    Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. welcomes three attorneys. Kate L. Bechen, Iowa 2006 with distinction, and Paul J. Karch, Harvard 1982, are with the corporate and finance practice group. Bechen is in the Milwaukee office. Karch is in the Madison office. Maria C. Rivera-Lupu, Michigan 2005 cum laude, is with the litigation practice group in Madison.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Jennifer FlynnJennifer Flynn, Wyoming 1996, has opened Jennifer Flynn, Attorney at Law LLC, 135 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, focusing on DUI/OWI and criminal defense law.

    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has launched Michael Best Strategies LLC, 1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 700, Madison. Led by former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas, the team will provide a full range of services, including public policy strategy, lobbying, and public relations support of businesses navigating their relationship with federal, state, and local governments.

    Glenn M. Stoddard, U.W. 1994, has moved Stoddard Law Office from Eau Claire to Bayfield. He will continue to provide statewide representation to clients, focusing on civil rights and environmental law.

    Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has expanded its Madison office to include One East Main St.

    Appointments, Elections

    Daniel G. Radler, Marquette 1997 cum laude, a partner at the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP, has been elected to the firm’s executive committee. He chairs the intellectual property practice group.

    Gov. Scott Walker has appointed two new circuit court judges. The Hon. Kristine E. Drettwan, Minnesota 1993, Walworth County Circuit Court, previously was a Walworth County family court commissioner. The Hon. Keith A. Steckbauer, U.W. 1993, Waupaca County Circuit Court, previously was with Steckbauer Law Firm, Dale.

    Authors, Speakers

    Lisa Boero, Washington Univ. 2000, has authored a novel, Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late (2013), which is an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist. She is legal counsel at Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc., Marshfield.

    Susan (Gloss) Parsons, U.W. 2004, has authored a novel, Vintage (HarperCollins, 2014). Parsons is a staff attorney for the Wisconsin Court System, Madison.

    Authors of the recently revised Law of Damages in Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 6th ed. 2014) are the following: Allen A. Arntsen, U.W. 1981, and Matthew D. Lee, Alabama 2006, Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison; James R. Clark,U.W. 1971, Carl D. Fortner, U.W. 1986,and Louis J. Thorson,Marquette 2009, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; Melinda A. Bialzik, Harvard 1999, andJohn W. Hein,New York Univ. 1970, Godfrey, Braun & Frazier LLP, Milwaukee; Terry J. Booth, Marquette 1981, Booth & Calkins, Milwaukee; Keith A. Bruett, Marquette 1998, and Patrick S. Nolan,Marquette 1997, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Robert C. Burrell, Iowa 1971, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee; Kelly L. Centofanti, Marquette 1990, Centofanti Law S.C., Milwaukee; Andrew J. Clarkowski, U.W. 1995, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison; Sherry D. Coley, Marquette 2003, and Winston A. Ostrow,U.W. 1975, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Green Bay; Gregory B. Conway, Marquette 1970, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay; Matthew J. Cornetta, Iowa 2001, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., Eau Claire; Paul E. David, Oregon 1990, Ellison & David LLP, Wausau; Brandon J. Evans, George Mason 2005, Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe P.C., Marquette, Mich.; Stephanie L. Finn, U.W. 1991, and Webster A. Hart,William Mitchell 1967, Herrick & Hart S.C., Eau Claire; Stephen L. Fox, Marquette 1992, and Kent A. Tess-Mattner,Marquette 1980, Schmidt, Rupke, Tess-Mattner & Fox S.C., Brookfield; Anderson M. Gansner, Northwestern 2004, Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; J. Ric Gass, Marquette 1970, and David J. Turek,Marquette 2002, Gass Weber Mullins LLC, Milwaukee; Robert L. Gegios, U.W. 1981, and Stephen D.R. Taylor,Marquette 2007, Kohner Mann & Kailas S.C., Milwaukee; Thomas Gonzalez, U.W. 1998, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; Ann S. Jacobs, U.W. 1992, Jacobs Injury Law S.C., Milwaukee; Sarah F. Kaas, Drake 1996, Cannon & Dunphy S.C., Brookfield; Margaret V. Kaiser, U.W. 2012, Doar, Drill & Skow S.C., New Richmond; Robert J. Kasieta, Marquette 1983, and Nick Welle,Marquette 1987, Kasieta Legal Group LLC, Milwaukee; Paul A. Kinne, U.W. 1993, Gingras Cates & Luebke, Madison; Kristin E. Lonergan, U.W. 2007, Bremer & Trollop Law Offices S.C., Wausau; Thomas J. Lonzo, U.W. 1989, Rose & deJong S.C., Milwaukee; Patrick J. Lubenow, U.W. 1984, Russell M. Ware, Marquette 1971, andPaul C. Werkowski, Thomas M. Cooley 2001,SmithAmundsen LLC, Milwaukee; Theodore V. Lyons Jr., U.W. 1978, Meier, Wickhem, Lyons & Schulz, S.C., Janesville; Thomas W. Mackenzie, Marquette 1980, and Jonathan T. Swain,Marquette 1975, Lindner & Marsack S.C, Milwaukee; James T. Murray Jr., Marquette 1974, and Randy S. Parlee,Marquette 1983, Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., Milwaukee; Barbara A. Neider, U.W. 1980, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Tara L. Nielsen, U.W. 2011, Bell, Moore & Richter S.C., Madison; Mark A. Peterson, Marquette 1975, McNally Peterson S.C., Milwaukee; Donald H. Piper, U.W. 1972, Piper & Schmidt, Milwaukee; David J. Pliner, U.W. 1989, Corneille Law Group LLC, Madison; Elizabeth D. Reeths, U.W. 2011, Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer LLP, Wausau; Andrea H. Roschke, U.W. 1982, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee; Steven J. Schooler, Michigan 1981, Porchlight Inc., Madison; Paul W. Schwarzenbart, U.W. 1981, Lee, Kilkelly, Paulson & Younger S.C., Madison; Gary S. Stanislawski, Marquette 1997, and Robert H. Zilske,U.W. 1973, Zilske Law Firm S.C., Brookfield; Michael I. Tarnoff, Marquette 1963, Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee; and Susan R. Tyndall, Marquette 1985, Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C., Waukesha.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    James G. DeJongJames G. DeJong, Marquette 1978, was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society at a ceremony at Carroll University in April. He is president of O’Neill, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, Milwaukee.

    Jason KnutsonJason Knutson, U.W. 2000, has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a partner at the Madison office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., focusing on complex litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury.

    Kate E. Maternowski, Notre Dame 2012, was named Reinhart Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013 for her work on a federal jury trial representing a prisoner bringing a claim for sexual abuse against a correctional officer. She is with the litigation department in the Milwaukee office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

    Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge Marshall B. Murray, New England 1986, received the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Commissioner’s Award, to recognize his work with children and families in the court system.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    The Kohn Law Firm S.C., a debt collection and creditors’ rights practice located in downtown Milwaukee, was recently recognized by Alderman Bob Donovan as the first corporate contributor to his “I Pledge Milwaukee” public safety initiative, after making a monetary pledge to that effort to reduce crime and increase safety.


    The Hon. John P. Hoffmann, U.W. 1972, retired from the Waupaca County Circuit Court in November.

    In Memoriam

    A. David Cook, Marquette 1961, Milwaukee, July 8, 1935 – Nov. 23, 2013.

    Todd Allen Infield, Marquette 1994, Lancaster, March 9, 1969 – March 3, 2014.

    Florian H. Jabas, George Washington 1960, Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 20, 1932 – March 30, 2014.

    Christopher G. Kinast, U.W. 1982, Beloit, July 3, 1958 – Dec. 27, 2013.

    Lawrence R. King, Hamline 1976, St. Paul, Minn., May 18, 1951 – March 29, 2014.

    Christopher J. Kukowski, Marquette 2007, Milwaukee, Nov. 2, 1977 – April 2, 2014.

    Miles M. Laubenheimer, U.W. 1949, Sun Prairie, July 5, 1922 – March 1, 2014.

    Charles B. Olds, Northwestern 1949, Rogers, Ark., Nov. 14, 1920 – Sept. 9, 2013.

    Edward J. Pronley, U.W. 1965, Brookfield, June 23, 1935 – Feb. 17, 2014.

    Thomas J. Rostad, U.W. 1974, Madison, Feb. 1, 1949 – Feb. 8, 2014.

    Karen J. Stevens, Marquette 1984, Milwaukee, Aug. 27, 1948 – Jan. 31, 2014.

    John G. Vergeront, U.W. 1947, Madison, April 12, 1922 – March 28, 2014.

    Hon. Warren Winton, U.W. 1948, Shell Lake, Feb. 19, 1920 – Jan. 18, 2013.

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