New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Khristine Scholtz Agnello, U.W. 2011, has joined the in-house legal team at Oracle and handles software, cloud, and related IT contracts. She previously was with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mark Andres, Marquette 2001, has joined the corporate team of Davis & Kuelthau SC as a shareholder in the Brookfield office. His areas of focus include business entity law, tax planning, succession planning, estate planning, elder law, and probate. He previously was a shareholder of a boutique metro-Milwaukee-based law firm.
Robert T. Brabbit, William Mitchell 1991, has joined SiebenCarey in the Minneapolis office and continues to focus on personal injury and worker’s compensation matters.
Douglas S. Buck, U.W. 1993, has joined Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison, as a partner in the real estate law practice group and continues to focus on lending, commercial and industrial leasing, real estate development, sales and acquisitions, and taxation. He previously was with Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison. He also is an adjunct professor at the U.W. Law School.
Joshua B. Czuta, Marquette 2006, has joined the Milwaukee office of Peterson, Johnson and Murray S.C. as an associate and focuses on worker’s compensation matters.
Vanessa Kolbe Eisenmann, Virginia 2007, has been promoted to partner at Biskupic & Jacobs S.C., Mequon. Her practice concentrates on state and federal civil litigation and on criminal appellate work in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Anne S. Gallagher, U.W. 1988, has become director of global communications at Jenner & Block, based in its Chicago office.
Kimberly E. Gehling, Michigan State 2011, has joined Di Renzo & Bomier LLC, Neenah, as an associate focusing on family law, divorce, child custody and placement, child support, child removal, post-judgment actions, paternity, grandparent visitation, and general civil litigation.
A.J. Grund,U.W. 2015, has joined Bartelt Grob S.C., Middleton, as an associate. He focuses on estate planning, real estate, and business organization.
Valli Gupta, Marquette 1997, has joined BMO Financial Group, which includes BMO Harris Bank, as senior counsel in Chicago. She is a member of the wealth management team in the legal, corporate, and compliance group and counsels the bank’s trust and wealth advisors on fiduciary issues.
Hannah R. Jahn, Marquette 2012, has joined the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office as an assistant city attorney. Her practice focuses on tax assessment litigation and general litigation, including neighborhood services matters
John P. Zabkowicz, Marquette 2013, has joined Moertl, Wilkins & Campbell S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and asset protection, and taxation. Justin M. Prince, Chicago-Kent 2016, an associate at the firm, has passed the Illinois bar and is now licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Illinois.
Larry T. Sarver, Toledo 1976, is now of counsel with Sarver Law LLC, Green Bay, and focuses on drafting and qualification of domestic relations orders for Wisconsin family law attorneys. Previously, he spent nearly four decades managing qualified retirement plans as a trust officer and third-party administrator.
Greg Jacobs, Columbus School of Law 2006, has joined Stafford Rosenbaum as a senior associate in the Milwaukee office handling a variety of litigation matters.
Elizabeth (Liz) Stephens, U.W. 2017, and Olivia Pietrantoni, U.W. 2017, have joined the firm as associates in the Madison office.
John R. Behling, U.W. 2000, has been elected president of the UW System Board of Regents. He is vice president and chair of the government and administrative law practice at Weld Riley S.C., Eau Claire.
The Hon. David L. Borowski, Marquette 1991, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Marquette Law School Alumni Board for the 2017-18 academic year. He will take over as president of the board in the fall of 2018. He sits on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, has been elected president of the national College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL), established to honor those lawyers (for both claimants and insurers, judges, and academics) who have distinguished themselves in their practice in worker’s compensation. He is with Domer Law SC, Milwaukee.
Bradley C. Fulton, Marquette 1997, has become a member of the Development Partners Advisory Board of UW Health – American Family Children’s Hospital. He is president of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison.
Max T. Stephenson, Marquette 2013, has been named president elect of the Milwaukee Young Lawyer’s Association board and Russell J. Karnes, Marquette 2010, is now a board member. Both are associates at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, where Stephenson practices family law and Karnes practices business, real estate, and civil litigation.
Joseph W. Hansen, Tulane 1973, LLM New York Univ. 1978, has been appointed to the Oceanside, Cal., citizen investment oversight committee, which oversees city financial investments. He is co-founder of Jaan Biotherapeutics LLC, a San Diego-based biotech company focused on the regeneration of cardiac muscle.
New officers and board members of the Milwaukee Bar Association include the following: Shannon A. Allen, U.W. 1995,president, concentrates in business litigation, employment counseling, employment litigation, and trust administration with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., Brookfield. Matthew R. Falk, U.W. 1994, president-elect, is with Falk Legal Group, Milwaukee. Aaron T. Olejniczak, U.W. 2002, vice president, is with Andrus Intellectual Property Law LLP, Milwaukee. Elizabeth A.N. Haas, Michigan 2005, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee,and Timothy H. Posnanski, Washington Univ. 2005, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, are new directors.
Emily Dudak Taylor, Tulane 2005, of the Law Center for Children & Families, Madison, has been elected vice president of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (formerly the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA)). She serves on the academy’s grievance committee and in 2015, coauthored the AAARTA position paper submitted to the Hague Conference on Public International Law proposing a treaty framework to regulate international surrogacy arrangements.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed the Hon. Jennifer R. Dorow, Regent 1996, Waukesha County Circuit Court, the Hon. Barbara Hart Key, U.W. 1983, Winnebago County Circuit Court, and the Hon. Jason A. Rossell, U.W. 2001, Kenosha County Circuit Court, as chief judges of, respectively, the Third, Fourth, and Second Judicial Administrative Districts.
Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman, U.W. 1985, has been elected president of Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, and continues to practice in business, real estate, bankruptcy, secured transactions, agricultural and commercial transactions, and commercial litigation.
Leonard W. Wang, U.W, 1978, has written a portfolio published by BNA Bloomberg, titled Insider Trading Under the Federal Securities Laws and Other Insider Trading Restrictions (309 TM).
He lives in Falls Church, Va.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Danielle M. Bergner, Marquette 2005, received a 2017 Philanthropic Five Award from United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. The award recognizes five community leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give, advocate, and volunteer for change throughout Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha’s nonprofit community. She is managing partner for the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group and focuses on real estate law, including real estate development and finance, urban brownfield redevelopment, tax credit development, land use and zoning, and tax incremental financing.
John Crawford, William Mitchell 1984, has been recertified as a civil trial advocate. He is with Lommen Abdo PA, Minneapolis.
The Hon. John Markson, U.W. 1978, Dane County Circuit Court, received the Jack Aulik Award at the 2017 Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals State Conference for his transformative efforts while presiding over the Dane County adult drug treatment courts. Through his leadership, these courts are now examples of evidence-based decision making in treatment courts and are aligned with current best practices. The award is named in honor of Judge Jack Aulik, who was a Dane County circuit court judge from 1986 to 1998 and launched Wisconsin’s first drug court.
Linda Mintener, U.W. 1982, received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Flute Association for her many years of pro bono legal work for the association. Before retirement, Mintener worked for 28 years as a litigator of large-claim sales tax cases for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. She is also a flutist and private flute instructor in the Madison area.
Randy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977, has been certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Council. He is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper s.c., focusing on estate planning, family business planning, tax planning, trust administration and probate, and is also a certified public accountant and a Marquette Law School adjunct professor.
José A. Olivieri, Marquette 1981, received the 2017 Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Olivieri, who practices with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, has devoted countless volunteer hours by providing pro bono legal services to immigrants and people living in poverty. He has taught at Marquette University Law School and helped found the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association. Currently president of the United Community Center, he has served on the boards of many organizations and is past chair of organizations including the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee Forum.
David W. Adamany, Harvard 1961, Janesville, Sept. 23, 1936 – Nov. 11, 2016.
Kenneth R. Bergum, U.W. 1956, Eau Claire, June 20, 1929 – Dec. 6, 2016.
Theodore P. Bidwell, U.W. 1952, Janesville, Feb. 4, 1927 – April 11, 2014.
Mary Ellen A. Brown, U.W. 1967, Madison, Dec. 25, 1935 – March 30, 2007.
Tod O. Daniel, Marquette 1967, Janesville, Aug. 22, 1942 – Jan. 21, 2017.
Thomas J. Duffey, Marquette 1952, Brookfield, Dec. 26, 1927 – Dec. 18, 2016.
Richard B. Eager, U.W. 1950, Evansville, May 8, 1922 – Nov. 22, 2016.
Kenneth John Ehlenbach, U.W. 1956, New Berlin, Dec. 4, 1921 – Aug. 15, 2016.
Gerald H. Engeleiter, U.W. 1977, Hudson, July 18, 1951 – April 22, 2017.
David Gerlach, Valparaiso 1965, Hartland, Sept. 29, 1939 – Jan. 20, 2017.
Hon. Raymond E. Gieringer, Marquette 1948, Adams, Oct. 31, 1925 – March 5, 2017.
John P. Holmes, U.W. 1977, Flower Mound, Texas, Jan. 21, 1948 – Nov. 13, 2016.
Michael D. Jackelen, Drake 1994, Milwaukee, May 27, 1967 – May 9, 2017.
Mark L. Krueger, California Western 1985, Middleton, Jan. 16, 1956 – May 7, 2017.
Albert G. Marriott, Marquette 1949, Export, Penn., Sept. 15, 1923 – March 26, 2017.
John P. McCrory, U.W. 1960, Santa Monica, Cal., Jan. 1, 1933 – Jan. 17, 2017.
Jenny M. O’Malley, Marquette 2007, Oct. 24, 1978 – May 19, 2017.
David C. Pappas, U.W. 1961, March 18, 1936 – Sept. 1, 2016.
George N. Prietz III, U.W. 1972, Milwaukee, Jan. 16, 1947 – March 29, 2017.
Anthony W. Ptacek, U.W. 1961, Mascoutah, Ill., May 7, 1933 – Nov. 2, 2016.
Anthony M. Rood Jr., U.W. 1951, Mequon, Jan. 7, 1926 – Sept. 8, 2016.
Raymond H. Scott, Marquette 1948, Medford, July 24, 1921 – June 7, 2017.
Garth R. Seehawer, U.W. 1961, Oconto Falls, June 18, 1937 – April 15, 2017.
Dennis H. Trosch, U.W. 1959, Arlington, Va., Dec. 30, 1934 – April 14, 2017.
Hazel Y. Vinkemulder, Miami 1983, Penney Farms, Fla., Aug. 21, 1930 – April 17, 2017.
V. Russell Whitesel, U.W. 1975, Madison, Sept. 13, 1943 – April 2, 2017.
C. Judley Wyant, Marquette 1975, Racine, Dec. 8, 1945 – June 4, 2017.
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