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    December 01, 2016

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Susan K. AllenSusan K. Allen, Marquette 2006, has become litigation team leader at Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison. Her practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation, including products liability defense, lemon law, breach of warranty, stray voltage, and insurance litigation. She also has served as a municipal prosecutor in Milwaukee- and Madison-area municipalities and often represents municipalities and municipal insurers with respect to liability claims.

    Danielle Baudhuin, U.W. 2015, Chuck Delorey, U.W. 2015, and Kristin R. Pierre, Marquette 2012, have joined Axley Brynelson, Madison, as associates, Baudhuin and Pierre with the litigation practice group and Delorey with the business practice group. Baudhuin focuses on civil law areas, including commercial litigation, business law, contractual disputes, and general civil litigation. Previously she was with a small firm in Middleton. Delorey focuses on real estate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, leasing and development, construction, and land use. He also performs corporate transactional work such as corporate planning and formation, commercial contracting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and angel fundraising. Previously he was with another Madison firm.Pierre focuses on civil litigation, including insurance defense, construction, personal injury, contractual disputes, and premises liability. Previously she worked for an insurance defense and worker’s compensation defense litigation firm in Milwaukee.

    Terry J. BoothTerry J. Booth, Marquette 1981, has joined Rogahn Jones LLC, Waukesha, as senior counsel focusing on litigation. He previously was with Booth & Calkins for three years and Piper, Schmidt & Wirth for 22 years.

    Rory Dilweg, U.W. 1996, has joined Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Boulder, Col., as a partner in its Los Angeles office and continues to focus on representing Indian tribes, tribal entities, and companies and individuals doing business with Indian tribes.

    Colin A. Drayton, U.W. 2015 cum laude, has joined Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee, and practices family law. He previously clerked for Judge G. Michael Halfenger at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

    Christina M. GreenChristina M. Green, U.W. 1995, has joined Walworth County-based Sweet & Maier S.C. and concentrates her practice in commercial and residential real estate, including zoning and land use, acquisitions and development, leasing, and condominiums; and in commercial and corporate finance, acting as lender’s and borrower’s counsel.

    Kristen D. Hardy, Marquette 2014, has been promoted to compliance counsel at Rockwell Automation Inc., Milwaukee. She also helped present at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting in San Francisco in a session entitled “Insider Threats: Who Is Watching Your Employees?”

    The Hon. Peter D. Kafkas, Marquette 1988, has been appointed as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review’s Milwaukee location. This summer, he received a scholarship and attended the National Judicial College course “Administrative Law: Advanced” in Wilmington, Del.

    Lynn LaufenbergLynn Laufenberg, Marquette 1975, has joined Gingras, Cates & Luebke at its new office, 3228 Turnberry Oak Dr., Waukesha. He previously was with Laufenberg Law Group S.C., Milwaukee, and is a member of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Board of Trial Lawyers.

    Israel LopezIsrael Lopez, U.W. 2013, has joined Neider & Boucher, Madison, and focuses on business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, software licensing, and nonprofit governance. He also is founder and president of Chins Up, which provides mentors for young people in the community.

    Mollie NewcombMollie Newcomb, Marquette 2001, has joined Ryan Kromholz & Manion S.C., Brookfield. Her practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution and enforcement.

    Nicole RenouardNicole Renouard, U.W. 2000, has joined Centro Legal, Milwaukee, as executive director. Previously she was with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., which recently combined with Husch Blackwell LLP. During her 16 years with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Nicole led several firm initiatives, most recently the women’s affinity group, and participated in various recruiting and associate development efforts.

    Christopher RundellChristopher (“CJ”) Rundell, Marquette 2016 magna cum laude, has joined Mallery & Zimmerman S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate with the employment law team, concentrating his practice on various labor issues and related litigation.

    Brenton D. TeelingBrenton D. Teeling, Iowa 2007 with distinction, has joined Legacy Private Trust Co., Neenah, as vice president of client services and administration, working to streamline internal procedures and controls, assisting with the continuous monitoring of effective and secure account management, and working with clients to ensure their planning strategies are aligned with their financial priorities. He previously was with a Fox Valley law firm.

    J. Steven TikalskyJ. Steven Tikalsky, Marquette 1978, has joined Sorrentino Burkert Risch Kalter LLC, Waukesha, and continues his representation of clients in estate planning and probate, real estate, and small-business work.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Jim Boll, Marquette 1992, and Daniele St. Marie Thompson, Marquette 1999, have opened St. Marie Boll LLC, 10 E. Doty St., Suite 617, Madison. The firm focuses primarily on outside general counsel services, labor and employment, real estate and development, litigation, family law, and mediation.

    Kenneth W. SchmiegeKenneth W. Schmiege, Hamline 1994, has opened a new office of Schmiege & Graff Ltd. in River Falls, offering legal services to residents of Pierce and surrounding counties. Areas of focus include guardian ad litem services, real estate transactions, family law, probate, and municipal law.

    Jill Hamill SophaJill Hamill Sopha, U.W. 1996, has opened Sopha Mediation LLC, where, as an employment attorney mediator, she leverages her 20-plus years’ experience to help employers and employees resolve workplace disputes and litigation through mediation. Previously, she held both legal and human resources leadership positions at Harley-Davidson Inc., most recently as chief counsel, human resources, and, before that, worked as an employment attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison, and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, both in Chicago.

    Appointments, Elections

    Jeffry Brown, U.W. 1978, has been named chair of the board of RueOne Investments and a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is with Neuberger Berman-Dyal Capital Partners, New York City.

    Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the Hon. Timothy Dugan, Marquette 1978, to the First District Court of Appeals. He will replace Judge Patricia Curley, who retires in December. Dugan has served as a Milwaukee County circuit judge since 1992 and oversaw the creation of domestic violence courts in the county.

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has chosen the Hon. Randy R. Koschnick, Hamline 1985, as director of state courts, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He currently is on the Jefferson County Circuit Court and is chief judge of the Third Judicial Administrative District.

    Chris Noyes, U.W. 1984, has joined the Nature Conservancy’s Wisconsin board of trustees. He is a shareholder and member of the board at Milwaukee-based Godfrey & Kahn SC and a member of the corporate practice group, focusing on general corporate, corporate governance, securities, and corporate finance issues.

    Authors, Speakers

    Thomas Domer, U.W. 1983, presented “Ethics and Social Media” at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group national conference in Phoenix in September. He represents injured workers at Domer Law, Milwaukee.

    Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge William Domina, U.W. 1985, presented before the National Association of Attorney Generals at the Midwestern Conference in Milwaukee in October. Judge Domina spoke about drug treatment courts, which he helped create in Waukesha County.

    Alex Flynn, Marquette 1984, was a visiting professor of criminal law, trial practice and procedure, at the University of Szczecin in Poland in October 2016, under the auspices of the Center For International Studies Senior Lawyers Program. He practices in Milwaukee.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Jeff GoldmanChuck SaraAnn Taylor WadsackJeff Goldman, U.W. 2002, Chuck Sara, George Mason 1981, and Ann Taylor Wadsack, U.W. 1971, all with the Madison office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., have become Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Goldman practices in trusts and estates and litigation, Sara in intellectual property, and Taylor Wadsack in family law.

    Ronald Hofer, Marquette 1981, has been named NJC Distinguished Professor by the National Judicial College, Reno, Nev., at which he has taught since 1994. He is the first person to be so designated.

    Kathryn A. Keppel, Marquette 1986, has been elected as a Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow. She is a partner and lead appellate attorney at Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, and has briefed winning appeals in matters including contract interpretation, spousal support, criminal and civil rights cases, and procedural matters. She also handles much of the firm’s pretrial litigation obligations, including product liability defense and a variety of civil and criminal matters.

    The Milwaukee Bar Association presented its annual Pro Bono Publico awards in October. Mark A. Cameli, Marquette 1985, received the individual attorney award.He is a shareholder and co-chair of the litigation practice and chair of the white collar litigation and corporate compliance team at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee, and is chair of the diversity committee and co-chair of the pro bono committee. In addition, he has led pro bono work with the U.S. Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhood Selection committee, for which he assists in awarding federal grants for gun prevention and anti-gang programs. Nicholas Sulpizio, a Marquette Law School student and member of the Marquette Law School Pro Bono Honor Society, received the law student award. O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing received the organization award.The firm provides attorneys who administer legal advice and issue referrals through the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic at the Milwaukee Justice Center.

    Robert TeuberRobert Teuber, Marquette 2000 magna cum laude, has become a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. He is with von Briesen & Roper s.c. and previously was with the Milwaukee office of Weiss Berzowski LLP. His practice focuses on tax disputes and controversies from national, regional, and local perspectives. He is on the State Bar’s Finance Committee, chair-elect of the Taxation Section board, and chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Michael Hupy, Marquette 1972, president of Milwaukee-based Hupy and Abraham S.C., presented the informant in the Laylah Petersen case with a cash reward due to the arrest and conviction of the individuals behind the shooting.

    In Memoriam

    Daniel O. Bernstine, Northwestern 1972, Newtown, Pa., Sept. 7, 1947 – Sept. 24, 2016.

    Jeananne L. Danner, U.W. 1980, Milwaukee, Sept. 1, 1942 – March 21, 2016.

    Charles W. Foran, Marquette 1952, Milwaukee, Dec. 19, 1923 – Oct. 25, 2016.

    Kirby Hendee, Michigan 1953, Madison, March 12, 1923 – March 11, 2016.

    Paul A. Henningsen, Marquette 1976, Milwaukee, May 5, 1946 – Oct. 16, 2016.

    Hon. Gerald Laabs, U.W. 1969, Black River Falls, Aug. 1, 1944 – Sept. 7, 2015.

    Gregory M. Lunde, Drake 1981, Westby, April 1, 1955 – Oct. 19, 2016.

    Kenneth F. Pedersen, Marquette 1948, Wauwatosa, Oct. 28, 1924 – Sept. 19, 2016.

    Trudy L. Peterslie, Drake 1984, La Crosse, June 13, 1953 – Sept. 26, 2016.

    William J. Robinson, Michigan 2004, Madison, March 31, 1973 – Nov. 22, 2015.

    Gary James Van Ryzin, U.W. 1994, Madison, April 26, 1953 – Nov. 10, 2015.

    J. Steve Winter, U.W. 1966, Two Rivers, June 17, 1940 – July 27, 2016.

    Michael J. Zimmer, Marquette 1967, Evanston, Ill., Oct. 16, 1942 – Sept. 23, 2015.

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