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    October 01, 2015

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Patricia E. Furlong, William Mitchell 2011 cum laude, has joined Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe P.C., Marquette, Mich., as an associate. She has a general practice with an emphasis on civil litigation. She previously was law clerk to the Hon. Steven E. Rau, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and worked for two Minneapolis-area law firms.

    Ross R. Kornowske, U.W 2015, has joined Gerbers Law S.C., Green Bay, primarily as a transaction attorney. He represents businesses in commercial transactions, as well as individuals with estate planning needs.

    Amanda ToonenHeather PepinAmanda Toonen, Marquette 2015, has joined Nell & Associates S.C., De Pere, focusing in civil litigation and landlord-tenant disputes and partnering with Nell & Associates’ attorney Heather Pepin, U.W. 2003, in criminal defense.

    John M. CalewartsPaul W. ZimmerJohn M. Calewarts, Marquette 2015, and Paul W. Zimmer, U.W. 2015, have joined O’Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee. Calewarts is with the corporate practice group and focuses on business law, accounting, and the tax implications arising from business transactions. Zimmer is with the litigation practice group and focuses on prosecuting and defending civil matters.

    Brittany R. Pierick, U.W 2014, has joined the Madison office of Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. as an associate. She previously was with Jardine, Logan & O’Brien, Minneapolis.

    Meghan Roed, U.W. 2012, has joined Koritzinsky & Karls LLC, Madison, as an associate, continuing to focus on special-needs planning, probate, consumer bankruptcy, estate planning, and elder law. She also works in real estate matters, landlord-tenant law, and collections.

    Kelsey Schmidt, U.W. 2015, has joined the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins as an associate and focuses on employment law matters.

    Travis T. SchreursTravis T. Schreurs, Marquette 2011, has joined the De Pere office of Stellpflug Law S.C. as an associate. His primary practice areas are criminal defense, divorce and family law, litigation and trials, and municipal law.

    Aaron M. Simon, Minnesota 2003, has joined Brownson & Linnihan PLLP, Minneapolis, and focuses in professional liability representation of insurance agents and agencies, toxic torts, asbestos litigation, and insurance coverage litigation.

    MaiVue K. XiongMaiVue K. Xiong, U.W. 2010, has been elected shareholder with Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C., Eau Claire. She is a member of the business section and advises clients in business transactions, banking and financing services, real estate, landlord-tenant, and intellectual property law. John Robert Behling, U.W. 2000, has rejoined the firm and practices in frac sand, mining and minerals, governmental relations, and administrative and environmental law. He previously was general counsel and executive vice president of regulatory affairs for Smart Sand Inc.

    Erik K. Eisenmann, George Washington 2007 high honors, Patrick M. Harvey, Michigan 2007, and Philip R. Koutnik, Marquette 2008 cum laude,have been elected shareholders with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., all in the Milwaukee office. Eisenmann is with the human resources law practice group and represents employers in labor and employment law. Harveyis with the litigation practice group and focuses on commercial, bankruptcy, constitutional, civil rights, personal injury defense, employment, and fraudulent conveyance litigation matters. Koutnik is with the corporate and finance practice group, co-leads the corporate transactions team, and works with the emerging companies team.

    Kevin R. Du, U.W. 2012, Eric R. Hansch, U.W. 2014 cum laude, and Stephen R. Tumbush, Toledo 1982, LL.M. (taxation) Florida College of Law, have joined the corporate and finance practice group in the firm’s Madison office. Du and Tumbush are with the corporate transactions team. Hansch is with the corporate transactions, commercial finance, and commercial real estate teams.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Thomas L. Frenn, Marquette 1976, has moved his office to 812 E. State St., Milwaukee.

    Appointments, Elections

    Gina Carter, Georgetown 1986 with honors, has been elected to the board of Santa Rosa, Calif.-based RCU Services Group (RCUSG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Redwood Credit Union. Carter is a shareholder and head of the credit union law team at the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

    Michael W. Drumke, U.W. 1991,a partner with Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP, Chicago, recently finished a year as chair of the ABA Tort Trial and InsurancePractice Section.

    Bryan C. EschBryan C. Esch, U.W. 1997 cum laude, has been appointed to the executive committee of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Madison. He also is chair of the firm’s business practice group and focuses on business, mining and natural resources, real estate, and estate planning.

    Several lawyers have been named team leaders at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Ross A. Anderson, Marquette 1978 magna cum laude,has become co-leader of the business and commercial litigation team.He is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office, the firm’s general counsel, and the firm’s only elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Wisconsin Chapter. He is a member of the construction services-, professional liability-, and business and commercial-litigation teams.

    Angela Black, U.W. 2002, has become co-leader of the real estate practice group. She is a shareholder in the Madison office and a member of the commercial real estate, commercial finance, construction services, and communications law teams.

    Phillip R. Bower, Georgetown 2004, has been named leader of the environmental law team. He is a shareholder in the Madison office.

    Lisa M. Lawless, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1992 summa cum laude,has been named leader of the appellate team. She is with the Milwaukee office and is a member of the appellate, business and commercial litigation, consumer financial services, and intellectual property litigation teams.

    The Hon. Donald R. Zuidmulder, U.W. 1968, Brown County Circuit Court, has been selected by chief judges from across the state to chair the Committee of Chief Judges. Zuidmulder replaces outgoing chair Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, who served the maximum three two-year terms as a chief judge.

    Authors, Speakers

    Authors of the recently revised Advising Older Clients and Their Families Volume II (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 3rd ed. 2015) are the following: Maren Beermann,Chicago-Kent 2008, Fitchburg; Mitchell Hagopian,U.W. 1985, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Madison; Brenda Haskins,U.W. 1999, Haskins Short LLC, Madison; Margaret W. Hickey,U.W. 1986 cum laude, Dayna J. Lefebvre,Marquette 2013 cum laude, and Heather B. Poster,Marquette 2002, Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C., Milwaukee; Mary M. Hogue,Marquette 1984,Mary M. Hogue Law Office LLC, Wausau; Ann S. Jacobs,U.W. 1992, Jacobs Injury Law S.C., Milwaukee; Mark T. Johnson,U.W. 2008 cum laude,Christenson & Johnson LLC, Fitchburg; John Kivisaari,U.W. 2007, Madison; Kyle D. Lawrence,U.W. 2014, Rizzo & Diersen S.C., Verona; Robert J. Lightfoot II, Hamline 1995,Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison; Rosa Plasencia,U.W. 2012,Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison; Amy M. Risseeuw,U.W. 2005 cum laude,Peterson, Berk & Cross S.C., Appleton; Kate Schilling,University of Detroit Mercy School of Law 2008, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Madison; Gretchen Viney, U.W. 1978,Viney & Viney S.C., Baraboo; and Carol J. Wessels, U.W. 1988,Wessels Law Office LLC, Mequon.

    Authors of the recently revised Anderson on Wisconsin Insurance Law (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 7th ed. 2015) are the following: Sheila M. Sullivan, U.W. 1999; Laura E. McFarlane, U.W. 2012 cum laude; and David G. Ress, Marquette 2011 cum laude, all with Bell, Moore & Richter S.C., Madison.

    Authors of the recently revised WisconsinCivil Procedure Before Trial (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 5th ed. 2015) are Gabrielle B. Adams, U.W. 2008, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee; Thomas B. Aquino, Boston College 2002, Aquino Law LLC, Madison; Norman D. Farnam, Illinois 1999, and John J. Laubmeier, U.W. 2005 magna cum laude,Stroud, Willink & Howard LLC, Madison; Scott W. Hansen, U.W. 1976, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee; Marsha Mansfield, U.W. 1984, U.W. Law School, Madison; James Naugler, U.W. 1979, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse; Brittany S. Ogden, Syracuse 1999, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison; Steven J. Schooler, Michigan 1981 magna cum laude, Porchlight Inc., Madison; Nancy J. Sennett, Northwestern 1979, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; Daniel W. Stolper, U.W. 1976 cum laude, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; and Francis X. Sullivan, U.W. 2000, and Jennifer L. Vandermeuse, U.W. 2011 cum laude, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison.

    John Nicholas Schweitzer, U.W. 1985, was one of four instructors for a National Judicial College class in Washington, D.C. in July, “When Justice Fails: Threats to the Independence of the Judiciary.”

    Authors of the recently revised Wisconsin GovernmentalClaims and Immunities Handbook (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 3rd ed. 2015) are the following: Corey F. Finkelmeyer, U.W. 1999, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison; Michele M. Ford, U.W. 1989, Crivello Carlson S.C., Milwaukee; Jennifer Sloan Lattis, U.W. 1989, U.W. System Administration-Office of General Counsel, Madison; MaryNell Regan, Marquette 1994, and Jan A. Smokowicz, U.W. 1980, Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee;and John M. Vandlik, Chicago-Kent 1986, USDA Office of the General Counsel, Milwaukee.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Byron B. ConwayByron B. Conway, Marquette 2002, a shareholder with the Green Bay office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, has been elected a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Conway is active in local and state bar leadership roles, including past president of the Brown County Bar Association and four years on the Brown County Bar Association Executive Committee.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    The first firmwide summer hunger campaign of Quarles & Brady LLP raised equivalent funds to provide nearly 130,000 meals to hungry children and families across its hometown office locations.

    In Memoriam

    William D. Bettenberg, U.W. 2008, Burke, Va., March 18, 1940 – April 10, 2015.

    Justice N. Patrick Crooks, Notre Dame 1963, Madison, May 16, 1938 – Sept. 21, 2015.

    Edward E. Estkowski, U.W. 1952, Milwaukee, Sept. 22, 1921 – Jan. 20, 2015.

    Arthur C. Faber, Marquette 1942, Oconomowoc, Feb. 8, 1918 – June 27, 2015.

    Wendy L. Fassbender, U.W. 1989, Lodi, Dec. 2, 1960 – June 27, 2015.

    Stephen Joseph Foley, William Mitchell 1984, Wayzata, Minn., Sept. 7, 1958 – Aug. 16, 2014.

    Cecil L. Gaylord, Drake 1951, River Falls, July 25, 1927 – May 19, 2015.

    John G. Hill Jr., Connecticut 1954, Glendale, Aug. 2, 1929 – July 2, 2015.

    Paul D. Literski, Marquette 1977, Milwaukee, Dec. 22, 1950 – July 26, 2015.

    Edward W. Siebert, U.W. 1954, Peoria, Ill., Nov. 2, 1927 – May 17, 2015.

    Albert E. Wehde, Marquette 1960, Sunnyvale, Calif., Feb. 14, 1935 – July 6, 2015.

    James M. Weitzman, U.W. 1974, Rockville, Md., June 3, 1947 – June 25, 2015.

    Clayton S. Wenger, Marquette 2003, Brookfield, June 2, 1976 – June 1, 2015.

    Percy E. Willis, Marquette 1949, Milwaukee, June 29, 1918 – May 29, 2015.

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