New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Several attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. Rebecca K. Hamrin, U.W. 2008 cum laude, returns to the firm as special counsel in the real estate practice group in the Appleton office. Previously, she spent three years at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, working with the Master Legal Studies and Pro Bono and Public Interest programs. Matthew J. Stoiber, U.W. 2018 cum laude, is an associate in the litigation practice group in the Green Bay office.
In the Madison office: Peggy Barlett, U.W. 2009, returns to the firm as special counsel in the health care and corporate practice groups. Previously, she was director and corporate counsel at Spectrum Brands for four years. Maxted Lenz, U.W. 2019, and Deborah Machalow, Indiana-Bloomington 2015 summa cum laude, are associates in the litigation practice group.
In the Milwaukee office: Khatija M. Choudhry, Marquette 2019, Kelly E. Lewandowski, Marquette 2019, and Yamilett Lopez, Marquette 2019, are associates in the corporate practice group.
Jasmin W. Elhindi, U.W. 2019, is an associate in the real estate practice group. Lizbeth M. Free, Marquette 2019, is an associate in the tax practice group. Emma J. Jewell, U.W. 2019, is an associate in the litigation practice group.
Margaret L. Johnson, Marquette 2019, is an associate in the investment management practice group.
Emily R. Harriman, Marquette 2017, has joined Wauwatosa-based MacGillis Wiemer LLC as an associate focusing on family law.
Halle Hatch, Mitchell Hamline 2019, has joined Bakke Norman S.C., New Richmond, and focuses in family law and criminal defense.
Justin W. Henry, Marquette 2017, has joined Consigny Law Firm S.C., Janesville, as an associate and focuses on criminal defense, family law, and general litigation.
Jad M. Itani, Marquette 2019, has joined the West Bend office of Hetzel Law Office LLC as an associate, practicing primarily in litigation with an emphasis on family law.
Molly J. Jasmer, Marquette 1997, has joined Grady, Hayes & Neary LLC, Waukesha, and focuses in termination of parental rights and adoption, guardianship, foster care, grandparent visitation, and assisted reproduction technology matters. She previously was in private practice and was the juvenile court prosecutor for Waukesha County.
Andrew Jones, U.W. 1994, has joined Hansen Reynolds LLC as a partner in the Milwaukee office and represents companies, governmental entities, and individuals in constitutional, commercial, compliance, employment, and land use litigation matters, including class actions. He previously was a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
Laura Lamansky, U.W. 2018 cum laude, has joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as an associate in the Milwaukee office. She focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law matters, including trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and contract negotiations; union compliance issues; the development and implementation of compliant promotions and contests; and the negotiation of distribution rights, talent, and publicity agreements.
James M. Sosnoski, Liberty 2015 magna cum laude, has joined Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, with the litigation practice group, primarily focusing in complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Tom Kamenick, Marquette 2009, has launched the Wisconsin Transparency Project, 1144 Noridge Trail, Port Washington, dedicated to enforcing public records and open meetings laws and to providing no- and low-cost legal representation to people and organizations facing issues with governmental transparency. Kamenick previously was deputy counsel and litigation manager at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
Max Neuhaus, Mitchell Hamline 2008, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the River Falls Economic Development Corporation. He practices with Rodli Beskar Neuhaus Murray & Pletcher SC, River Falls.
Dan Nielsen, U.W. 1982, has been named president-elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators, a professional organization for labor and employment arbitrators in the United States and Canada. He has been an academy member since 1991. He operates Daniel Nielsen, Arbitrator, in Lake Bluff, Ill.
Barbara Zabawa, U.W. 2001, has joined the Rogers Behavioral Health board and is on the Advocacy & Community Outreach Committee and the Compensation Committee. She operates the Center for Health and Wellness Law LLC, Madison, is a clinical assistant professor for the U.W.-Milwaukee Department of Health Services Administration, and is a frequent writer and speaker on health and wellness law topics.
Authors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s recently revised Marital Property Law & Practice in Wisconsin (5th ed. 2019) are the following: Christine Rew Barden, Indiana Univ. McKinney 1995, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Madison; Sarah H. DeKraay, U.W. 2001, Murphy Desmond SC, Madison; Howard S. Erlanger, U.W. 1981, U.W. Law School (emeritus), Madison; Daniel T. Fahey, Marquette 2014, Alison E. Helland, Iowa 2005, Carl J. Rasmussen, U.W. 1982, Christopher T. Schmidt, U.W. 2013, and David P. Weller, U.W. 1997, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison; Andrew N. Herbach, Marquette 1985, Andrew N. Herbach S.C., Milwaukee; Jonathan R. Ingrisano, Marquette 1999, David R. Konkel, Seattle Univ. 2013, Jennifer M. Olk, U.W. 2000, and David H. Patzer, Minnesota 1996, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee; Eileen M. Kelley, U.W. 2011, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; David L. Kinnamon, U.W. 1966, Quarles & Brady LLP (retired), Milwaukee; Amy J. Krier, U.W. 2003, Certus Legal Group Ltd., Milwaukee; Eliza M. Reyes, John Marshall 1997, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison; Linda Roberson, U.W. 1974, Hollywood, Fla.; and Wendy S. Rusch, U.W. 2000, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Waukesha.
Authors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s recently revised Wisconsin Employment Law (7th ed. 2019) are the following: Peter L. Albrecht, Washington Univ. 1986, and Bradden C. Backer, U.W. 1981,Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law S.C., Madison; Michael Aldana, Michigan 1990, and Christopher L. Nickels, Villanova 2005, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Robert H. Buikema, Marquette 1982, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet LLC, Waukesha; Katherine L. Charlton, Vermont 1983, Summer Murshid, Georgetown 2009, and Jeffrey P. Sweetland, Mississippi 1984, Hawks Quindel S.C., Milwaukee; and Nicholas E. Fairweather, Case Western 2000, and Colin B. Good, Montana 2004, Hawks Quindel S.C., Madison.
Also, James J. Chiolino, U.W. 2007, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Equal Rights Division, Madison; Joseph Danas Jr., Valparaiso 1975, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Milwaukee; Carmen N. Decot, Iowa 2004, David Lucey, Chicago 1983, and Greg W. Renz, Chicago 1975, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee; Jesse R. Dill, Marquette 2010, and Eric E. Hobbs, Cornell 1985, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C., Milwaukee; Jill Hartley, Drake 1996, Previant Law Firm S.C., Milwaukee; and Elizabeth N. Larson, Marquette 2015, Milwaukee.
Also, Kerry Mohan, U.W. 2010, Spectrum Brands Inc., Middleton; Marisa L. Roubik, Marquette 2014, Racine City Attorney’s Office, Racine; Tracey L. Schwalbe, U.W. 1988, Wisconsin Labor & Industry Review Commission, Madison; Robert K. Sholl, Chicago 1981, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee; Jonathan T. Swain, Marquette 1975, and Samantha J. Wood, U.W. 2013, Lindner & Marsack S.C., Milwaukee; and Rose Ann Wasserman, U.W. 1984, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Equal Rights Division, Milwaukee.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Alexander M. Lodge, Iowa 2016, is a recipient of a 2019 President’s Award from the Urban League of Greater Madison. Lodge practices with Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison, and is the Building Bridges liaison of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors, representing the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers.
The Milwaukee Bar Association presented Pro Bono Publico awards at its 16th Annual State of the Court Luncheon in October. LOTUS Legal Clinic was honored for empowering survivors of sexual violence by providing direct, comprehensive legal services, advocacy, and community education. Tanya O’Neill, Drake 1998, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, was honored for being an advocate for Milwaukee residents and fighting those who sought to benefit from fraud. Law student Shelby Hahn, Marquette, was honored for consistent commitment to individuals served by the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and its Student Advisory Board.
Kristen Nelson, DePaul 2012, has been elected as a Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow. Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, who are selected annually, are recognized for outstanding attainment in professional, public, or private careers for devotion to the welfare of their community, state, and nation and the advancement of the legal profession. Nelson is an associate in the healthcare law department at Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee.
Dennis E. Abrahamzon, Hamline 1981, Lake Nebagamon, July 8, 1954 – Feb. 27, 2019.
Larry B. Brueggeman, Marquette 1969, Waukesha, Oct. 27, 1942 – Oct. 7, 2019.
Randall D. Crocker, Marquette 1979, Milwaukee, Sept. 28, 1994 – Sept. 21, 2019.
J. Ric Gass, Marquette 1970, Milwaukee, March 13, 1943 – Oct. 13, 2019.
Annette L. Gerhardt, U.W. 1979, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 7, 1951 – Aug. 30, 2019.
Alan C. Kindt, U.W. 1959, Cedarburg, March 31, 1933 – July 3, 2018.
John D. Larson, U.W. 1965, Madison, July 6, 1941 – Sept. 29, 2019.
Jordan R. Levin, Marquette 2005, Brookfield, Aug. 5, 1976 – July 29, 2019.
Lloyd I. Oberman, Univ. of West Los Angeles 1978, Janesville, Feb. 18, 1944 – May 10, 2019.
John E. Shannon Jr., U.W. 1954, Savage, Minn., March 11, 1927 – Oct. 4, 2019.
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