Jeffrey A. Cormell, William Mitchell 2015, formerly of Grindstone Law, has joined the litigation group at Bakke Norman S.C. and continues to represent clients in civil litigation, family law, and criminal law matters from Bakke Norman’s new office in Hayward. He also has experience in federal Indian law matters, including tribal hemp operations.
Doug Dallmann, U.W. 2007, has joined Alliance IP, a virtual intellectual property law firm, as a member after serving as in-house patent counsel for Intel Corp. His practice focuses on patent procurement, patent portfolio counseling, due diligence, litigation support, and licensing.
Jessica Delgado, Marquette 2019, has joined Grzeca Law Group S.C., a full-service immigration law firm, in the Milwaukee office. She focuses on family-based immigration law.
Jamie Ford, Arkansas 2012, has been promoted to associate at the personal injury law firm Hupy and Abraham S.C., P.C., at the Davenport, Iowa, office. Previously she was a law clerk with the firm.
Matthew R. Gralinski, Marquette 2019, has joined Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Blum, Schmitzer, Fabian & English S.C., Waukesha, as an associate, concentrating in municipal, business, and real estate law as well as probate and estate planning.
Ashleigh M. Hacker, U.W. 2018 cum laude, has joined Balisle Family Law Legal Counsel S.C., Madison, as an associate. She focuses on all aspects of divorce litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Kristen D. Hardy, Marquette 2014, has joined Briggs & Stratton Corp., headquartered in Wauwatosa, as counsel. Her practice focuses on anti-corruption, legal compliance, internal investigations, and trade compliance. Previously she was legal counsel at Rockwell Automation.
Joshua J. Kindkeppel, Hamline 2003, has joined Pines Bach LLP, Madison, as a partner in the business, real estate, and employment law practices. He handles business start-ups, represents clients in business acquisitions, and guides owners through break-ups and dissolutions. His practice also includes business and real estate litigation, representing professionals in licensing appeals, and mediating cases through the Dane County Case Mediation Program.
Lora L. LoCoco, Marquette 2011 cum laude, has been promoted to partner at Rose & deJong, Milwaukee. She is a commercial litigator with substantial experience in complex cases involving contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property, insurance coverage, business torts, and other complex business litigation
Noelle H. Long, U.W. 2019, has joined Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners LLC, Oregon. She helps families through all stages of estate planning and administration.
Lauren A. Triebenbach, Marquette 2007, and Roy E. Wagner, Marquette 1978, have joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as partners in the real estate practice group in Milwaukee. Both previously were with von Briesen & Roper s.c. Triebenbach advises clients on complex construction litigation matters and counsels lenders. Wagner, who also leads the firm’s construction & construction litigation team, focuses on real estate, commercial, and construction matters. He is a former chair of the State Bar’s Construction Law Section and a board member of the Dispute Resolution Section.
Kathleen Bodenbach, Marquette 2019, and Charles David Schmidt, Marquette 2000 cum laude, have joined Murdock Law S.C., Milwaukee. Bodenbach focuses on construction, business, and intellectual property litigation, representing business owners and contractors. Schmidt focuses on complex insurance recovery, exclusively representing policyholders, and construction and business litigation.
Israel Ramón, Marquette 1994, has been appointed Milwaukee County register of deeds by Gov. Tony Evers. He was sworn in May 21, 2019.
Tatiana Shirasaki, U.W. 2014, has been promoted to assistant director of admissions at the U.W. Law School, Madison. Formerly, she was the program coordinator of the Immigrant Justice Clinic and the outreach specialist for South America at the graduate programs and the law school.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Keith James, U.W. 1989, has launched Keith James PLLC, a labor and employment law firm in Detroit, Mich. His previous work in private practice and in house at a Fortune 500 company includes extensive case management, arbitration, and trial experience. The firm focuses on crisis management, investigations, HR advisory services, and complex employment litigation.
Substantially all lawyers and staff of the Appleton-based law firm Silton Seifert Carlson S.C. have joined von Briesen & Roper s.c. For more than 45 years, Silton Seifert Carlson S.C. served clients in the Fox Valley, focusing on business, municipal, and litigation matters.
Lawrence C. Silton, Northwestern 1967, is counsel with the firm. He focuses on providing tax and business advice to clients and is also a certified public accountant. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Graduate Business School and a lecturer at Fox Valley Technical College. Stephen A. Seifert, U.W. 1975, is counsel with the firm. He has experience in commercial, business, and real estate law and litigation and has been an instructor in business law at Fox Valley Technical College.
Adam N. Skarie, Marquette 2003 (Dean’s List), is a shareholder and focuses in business planning, estate planning, and federal and state tax issues. Jared R. Stroik, U.W. 2014, is a principal associate and focuses on business, estate planning, real estate, and tax issues.
John Behling, U.W. 2000, has been elected president of Weld Riley S.C., Eau Claire, succeeding Steve Weld, U.W. 1972, who continues to co-chair the labor employment law section. Behling practices in frac sand, mining, and minerals; government relations; administrative and environmental; cooperative; and municipal law. He recently finished serving as president of the U.W. Board of Regents.
James Casey, Dayton 1988, has been reelected as a State Bar of Wisconsin delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. He is an attorney in Washington, D.C.
Kristine Euclide, U.W. 1976, has been elected chair of the board of WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Monona. WPS Health Solutions administers Medicare benefits for customers in several states and runs one of Wisconsin’s largest health insurance plans. Before retiring in 2016, Euclide was senior vice president and general counsel at Madison Gas & Electric Co., Madison.
Robert J. Misey Jr., Vanderbilt 1987, has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers as a public member of the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board, which promulgates rules that regulate certified public accountants and conducts disciplinary proceedings. Misey is a shareholder in the tax and corporate law practices of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. and chair of the international law practice. He serves clients in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, sports, and entertainment with international taxation and tax controversy matters.
Carlton D. Stansbury, Iowa 1990 with distinction, has been elected to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) board. AFCC is an international organization dedicated to resolving family conflict and improving the family court system and its outcome for children and their families. Stansbury focuses his practice in family law with Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Milwaukee.
The following individuals contributed to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Contract Law in Wisconsin (5th ed. 2019): Michael B. Apfeld, Northwestern 1979, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee; Kenneth B. Axe, U.W. 1979, Madison (retired from Boardman & Clark LLP); James E. Bartzen, U.W. 1980, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison; Larri J. Broomfield, Harvard 1988, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee; Andrew J. Clarkowski, U.W. 1995, and David M. Pelletier, Villanova 2003, Axley Brynelson LLP, Madison; James B. Egle, U.W. 1992, and Olivia M. Pietrantoni, U.W. 2017, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison; Danielle M. Johnson, St. Thomas 2013, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison; Steven W. Laabs, Marquette 2008, and Jacqueline B. Wilcox, U.W. 2014, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee; Monica A. Mark, U.W. 2013, and Jessica Hutson Polakowski, Minnesota 2006, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Madison; Randall L. Nash, U.W. 1979, Nash Law LLC, Milwaukee; Craig R. Roush, Marquette 2014, Foley & Lardner LLP; Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz, Harvard 1983, Resolute Systems, Milwaukee; Jane C. Schlicht, Marquette 1983, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Milwaukee; Michael D. Stotler, Illinois 1986, Fox Point-Bayside School District; and Kim Marie Wynn, Harvard 1985, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
Authors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s recently revised Critical Terms in Criminal Proceedings in English and in Spanish (2d ed. 2018) are Ronald Gabriel Benavides, U.W. 1993, State Public Defender’s Office, Portage; and Luis C. Cuevas, U.W. 1992, State Public Defender’s Office, Madison.
Gregg Herman, U.W. 1977, has authored 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer: Sensible Answers to Common Problems (Chicago, IL: ABA Family Law Section, 4th ed. 2019). Herman practices family law with Loeb & Herman S.C., Milwaukee. He is a certified specialist in Family Law Trial Advocacy by the NBTA and has served as chair of the ABA Family Law Section, chair of the State Bar’s Family Law Section, and president of the Milwaukee Bar Association.
Gilbert Southwell III, U.W. 1981, spoke at the AICPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference (Eugene, Ore.) about the role of GASB financial statements in municipal securities offerings and analysis of such statements by municipal research analysts.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Colleen Ball, U.W. 1991, has been honored by the State Bar’s Appellate Practice Section for her efforts on behalf of the section’s pro bono committee. For many years, she was chair of the committee and often its only member. She placed dozens of pro bono appeals with firms throughout Wisconsin; established the appellate help desk, a volunteer-staffed virtual help desk providing free procedural assistance to self-represented litigants in civil appeals; and piloted The Brief Assistant, a web application that allows the user to draft a correctly formatted brief that can be downloaded, saved, edited, and filed. Ball is with the State Public Defender’s Office Appellate Division, Milwaukee.
Franklyn Gimbel, Marquette 1960, has been awarded the Big Pi Award, the lifetime achievement award of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. Gimbel was an assistant U.S. attorney before founding the Milwaukee-based trial and litigation firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP in 1968 and has tried 200 jury cases over his legal career. Gimbel is a past president of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Milwaukee Rotary Club and served on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission and as chair of the Wisconsin Center District Board, which oversaw the construction of Milwaukee’s first convention center.
Mary Koshollek, Marquette 1993, received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin in recognition of her contributions to the organization. She is the director of information and records services with Godfrey & Kahn.
Guy R. Temple, Northwestern 2006, has been named Veteran Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Veterans’ Chamber of Commerce. He is a shareholder with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee. Temple was recognized for his commitment to building a more veteran-friendly business environment and for exemplifying the value veterans bring to their communities, including partnering with the Chamber to conduct ongoing programs focused on contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses. Before joining the firm, Temple was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps. Temple’s litigation practice focuses on product distribution, franchising, and supply chain disputes and trust, estate, and probate disputes.
T. Michael Bolger, Northwestern 1971, Mequon, Dec. 23, 1939 – Nov. 29, 2018.
Jerry Allen Edgar, U.W. 1954, Verona, June 22, 1929 – May 28, 2019.
James E. Gottfredsen, U.W. 1974, Eau Claire, June 22, 1942 – Sept. 25, 2018.
Steven D. Huff, Boston Univ. 1977, Milwaukee, Sept. 24, 1951 – May 22, 2019.
Robert W. McKinley, Kentucky 1973, Chippewa Falls, Jan. 22, 1948 – May 25, 2019.
Thomas J. McNamara, Marquette 1969, Menomonee Falls, April 28, 1941 – Oct. 22, 2018.
Clifford K. Meldman, Marquette 1956, Milwaukee, July 27, 1931 – Sept. 30, 2018.
Everett E. Nicholas Jr., Illinois 1966, Decatur, Ill, Oct. 2, 1941 – May 21, 2019.
Deborah Rychlowski, U.W. 1977, Madison, Jan. 29, 1953 – June 12, 2019.
Milton Shinken, Marquette 1959, Milwaukee, Feb. 16, 1928 – June 18, 2019.
James A. Ward, Southern Methodist 1974, Hartland, April 26, 1949 – May 28, 2019.
Frederick G. Wisner, U.W. 1984, Rhinelander, Feb. 26, 1943 – Nov. 20, 2018.
Congratulations to Recent Certified Paralegals
Through a State Bar program, paralegals in Wisconsin are eligible to be certified – a credential that demonstrates a paralegal’s dedication to professional development and excellence. The State Bar of Wisconsin Certified Paralegal™ program is a self-funded, voluntary program for all paralegals in Wisconsin who meet the program’s criteria.
To be certified, the paralegals must work under the supervision of a Wisconsin-licensed attorney. They must also meet the program’s education and experience requirements, and participate in ongoing legal education to polish their skills and ensure they’re up to date on the latest changes and trends. To maintain their certification, they must meet the program’s employment practice and education requirements, including 12 hours of continuing education every two years.
The following individuals were certified as paralegals in Wisconsin as of June 20, 2019:
Diane L. Benson, Stroud Willink & Howard LLC, Madison.
Bethany J. Berndt, Susan L. Clark, Heather M. Innes & Sheila F. Steinweg, Crivello Carlson S.C., Milwaukee.
Molly Berndt, Tlusty, Kennedy & Dirks S.C., Schofield.
Kathleen Boucher, Sally Granec & Nicole Talbott Settle, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison.
Melody Braaten, WEA Trust, Madison.
Shannon L. Bryan, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Neenah.
Ruth M. Campos, John C. Goudie, Courtney D. Hess & Lisa M. Rave, Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee.
Cindy K. Dahlke, Klinner Kramer Shull LLP, Wausau.
Cynthia M. Dahlke, Angela M. Gonzalez, Amy Rekowski, Anita A. Seering & Nicole L.M. Timmermans, Ruder Ware LLSC, Wausau.
Nicole L. Depoister, Thrasher Pelish & Heaney Ltd., Rice Lake.
Jennifer M. Devine, Carlson, Black, O’Callaghan & Battenberg LLP, Madison.
Sandra Dionne-Zeh, Dean Health Plan Inc., Madison.
Paula S. Dzialowy, Ruder Ware LLSC, Eau Claire.
Kayla Erin Dzierzewski, Martin Law Office S.C., Oak Creek.
Renae Ehle, Carney Thorpe LLC, Janesville.
Rebecca L. Farr, von Briesen & Roper S.C., Milwaukee.
Alexandra Fischer & Samantha J. Yngsdal, Dane County District Attorney’s Office, Madison.
Diane Fisher & Janice E. Walden, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison.
Joanne Fitzgerald, WEA Trust, Madison.
Suzanne Q. Gawenda, Myers Law LLC, Onalaska.
Susan S. George, DeWitt LLP, Madison.
Joseph Goetz, Nicolet Law Office S.C., Eau Claire.
Lynn M. Gompper, Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee.
Emily A. Gorces, Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison.
Jennifer Hach, Esker Inc., Middleton.
Jennifer Haefner, Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit.
Aarin Hanson, Nelson & Lindquist S.C., Hudson.
Christina A. Heindl, The Estate Planning Group LLC, Kaukauna.
Melanie Hoffmann-Hass, Door County District Attorney’s Office, Sturgeon Bay.
Deon Hughey, Department of the Army-Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Mindoro.
Cindy N. Korn, Cynthia Perz & Barbara G. Tebo, US Venture Inc., Appleton.
Laura R. Kreft, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee.
Norma J. Kropp, Madison College, Madison.
Diane M. Krueger, Jensen, Scott, Grunewald & Shiffler S.C., Medford.
Erin LaPorte, Sara Mueller, Susanne Tillman, Cheryl M. Weiland & Jeanna R. Young, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton S.C., Mauston.
Mallory A. Luckow, Schmaus & Privat Law Office, Germantown.
Susan Macias & Alexis C. Rathkamp, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei LLP, Baraboo.
Pamela Maier, UW Health, Middleton.
Lori Mastalski, Bakke Norman S.C., New Richmond.
Jennifer R. Mattison, Schmidt & Schmidt S.C., Owen.
Rori L. Mattson, Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby S.C., Sun Prairie.
Susan Marie McClone, Society Insurance Co., Fond du Lac.
Robyn M. Metko, Legacy Private Trust Co., Neenah.
Rebecca A. Meulemans, Outagamie County Corporation Counsel, Appleton.
Constance R. Meunier, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse.
Denise Mihaljevic, WaterStone Bank SSB, Milwaukee.
Barbara J. Monson & Cari L. Wilson, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison.
Carleen Murphy, Experimental Aircraft Association Inc., Oshkosh.
Justin C. Nadolski, LuAnn Peterson & Tiffany L. Storch, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison.
Tanya Nelson, Crivello Carlson S.C., Eau Claire.
David Neumann, Cordell Law LLP, Milwaukee.
Amanda Nocchi & Linda Tylee, Bakke Norman S.C., Menomonie.
Amanda Parker, Ron Harmeyer Law Office LLC, Milwaukee.
Erica A. Pedrazoli, O’Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis Ltd., La Crosse.
Kristine Pettit, Chapin & Associates, Brookfield.
Pamela J. Price, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary P.C., Milwaukee.
Jacklynn A. Raspotnik & Erin E. Ross, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton.
Leah B. Rosenow, Welcenbach Law Offices S.C., Milwaukee.
Alayne P. Russom, Thrivent Trust Co., Appleton.
Linda Sabel, Herrick Law Office S.C., Mount Calvary.
Amanda M. Sawdo, Door County Corporation Counsel, Sturgeon Bay.
Wendy L. Schlies, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Green Bay.
Sheila M. Schmitz, Johnsonville LLC, Sheboygan Falls.
Marlo Skindzelewski, Hume Law Offices, Brookfield.
Erin S. St. Lawrence, Hirschberg Law LLC, Oshkosh.
Jean M. Steele, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Madison.
Jane E. Strykowski, Ziino, Germanotta, Knoll & Christensen, Milwaukee.
Dana Tesch, Schuster Law Office LLC, Weston.
Sandy Tutas, West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., West Bend.
Jennifer B. Underwood, Franklin Energy Services LLC, Port Washington.
Marcia A. Vandehey, Reff Baivier Lim Muza Sundet & Dunham, Oshkosh.
John W. Vaughn, Luca L. Fagundes Attorney & Counselor at Law, Green Bay.
Mallory J. Wedel, Selinger & Brunette LLC, Madison.
Jennifer L. Wiechec, Corneille Law Group LLC, Madison.
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