New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Samantha S. Bailey, Marquette 2022, has joined the civil litigation team at Milwaukee-based Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP.
Robert Copley, Marquette 2017, has become the independent police monitor for the city of Madison. His experience includes being a police open records legal advisor for the Milwaukee Police Department.
Three attorneys have joined Forward Legal Services LLC. Angela Bakke, U.W. 2010, focuses her practice in family law, bankruptcy, and estate planning and is based in the Sun Prairie office. Elizabeth McInerny, U.W. 2015, and Adam Onkels, U.W. 2016, focus in family law and are based in the Madison office.
Kristina E. Frkovic, Marquette 2022, has joined Fox, O’Neill & Shannon S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on business, corporate, and transactional matters.
Adam Bernander, Marquette 2005, and Katelyn Sandfort, U.W. 2010, have been promoted to shareholder with Herrling Clark Law Firm, Appleton. Bernander focuses in family law. Sandfort predominantly represents people injured in accidents and their families.
Anne McIntyre, Northern Illinois 2007, has joined Renier Hotopp Law, Burlington, as a senior associate attorney, focusing on family law and mediation. McIntyre, who has experience in elder care and disability rights matters and as a guardian ad litem in child protective cases, previously practiced family law at a large firm in Wisconsin.
The Hon. Derek Mosley, Marquette 1995, has been named the director of Marquette University Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. Mosley is a municipal court judge in Milwaukee. When appointed, Mosley was the youngest African-American individual to be appointed judge in the state of Wisconsin. The work of the Lubar Center advances Marquette Law School’s mission to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
Several lawyers have been elected as partners at Quarles & Brady LLP.
Tolga Gulmen, Univ. of Cal., Berkeley 2010, is a member of the intellectual property practice group in the Madison office. Gulmen, a registered patent attorney, focuses on domestic and international patent prosecution, licensing, and strategic intellectual property portfolio development.
Daniel Kersey, U.W. 2014, and Maciej (Matt) Pietruczak, U.W. 2013, are Milwaukee-based members of the business law practice group. Kersey focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, representing buyers and sellers in M&A and private equity transactions, assisting clients with complex commercial agreements, and serving as outside general counsel for some clients. Pietruczak represents companies and investors in transactions, including private equity, venture capital, growth equity, and mergers and acquisitions, and serves as outside general counsel for some clients.
Steve Kruzel, Marquette 2014, and Emily Shircel, Loyola Chicago 2010, are Milwaukee-based members of the labor and employment practice group. Kruzel represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining agreement negotiation, contract administration, arbitrations, and defense of employment discrimination cases and wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Shircel helps clients develop and manage comprehensive corporate immigration programs and provides counsel regarding I-9 compliance and worksite enforcement, including issues arising from corporate reorganizations and mergers.
Samantha Raygo, Marquette 2021, has joined Grzeca Law Group S.C. as an associate. Raygo previously was a Milwaukee County assistant district attorney.
Nine attorneys have joined the Milwaukee office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. as associates.
Nick Becher, U.W. 2022 magna cum laude, and Reagan Joy, Case Western Reserve 2022 cum laude, are members of the intellectual property practice.
Jack Brooks, U.W. 2021 cum laude, Kyle J. Clark, U.W. 2022 magna cum laude, and Jordan Jozwik, Marquette 2022 magna cum laude, are members of the corporate law practice.
Rob Ernest, Marquette 2022 summa cum laude, is a member of the real estate practice. Angela Feliciano, Marquette 2022 cum laude, is a member of the banking and finance law practice.
Josh Hernandez, Marquette 2022 magna cum laude, is a member of the employee benefits practice. Sam Sylvan, Minnesota 2022 magna cum laude, is a member of the litigation practice.
David Seno, Marquette 2003, has joined M3 Insurance as the senior director of M&A insurance and transactional risk. His primary role is to establish strong business relationships, acting as the lead interface between clients, underwriters, attorneys, and M3 account executives for the placement of bespoke transactional insurance.
Maria Sobrido, U.W. 2021, has joined Borns & Fellenz Family Law, Madison, as an associate and focuses primarily on family law.
Three attorneys have joined Stafford Rosenbaum LLP. Danielle E. Becker (Sendelbach), U.W. 2022 cum laude, is with the Madison office and practices trusts and estates law.
Jessica C. Mederson, Texas 2002 high honors, is a partner in the Madison office. Mederson practices business, IP, and employment litigation and has experience representing clients in matters involving construction, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, and patent infringement.
John P. Shanahan, Marquette 2012, is a partner in the Milwaukee office. Shanahan practices complex corporate litigation with a focus on business, construction, employment, and IP matters.
Four attorneys have joined von Briesen & Roper s.c. Hannah L. Chin, Marquette 2022 cum laude, is an associate in the Milwaukee office. Chin is a member of the government law group and the school law section and focuses on county and municipal governance and school law.
Nicholas M. Lubenow, Marquette 2021, is an associate in the Green Bay office. Lubenow is a member of the business practice group and focuses on matters including contracting, corporate governance, business structuring, and succession planning. Lubenow previously was a term law clerk to the Hon. William C. Griesbach of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
George S. Peek, Marquette 2002, is a shareholder in the trusts and estates section in the Milwaukee office. Peek assists clients in a broad range of estate planning and administration services, including estate and trust administration, preparation of estate planning documents, and representations in guardianships and conservatorships. He also counsels for-profit and nonprofit businesses on organization, succession, reorganization, and real estate.
Denisha A. Renovales, Iowa 2022 with distinction, is an associate in the Milwaukee office. Renovales is a member of the business practice group and focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and transaction matters for businesses and health-care and nonprofit organizations.
Nancy L. Wilson, U.W. 2002, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, with the estate and succession planning practice group and focuses on estate planning, succession planning, and trust administration. Wilson has also served as chief operating officer for a large consumer electronics distributor and vice president of operations for a manufacturing company and has owned and operated an accounting and consulting business, a credit reporting agency, and retail stores.
Sierra Zellner, Penn State 2022 magna cum laude, has joined the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay, and focuses on business matters, estate and retirement planning, and intellectual property.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Tyler Jochman, Marquette 2020, has opened Jochman Law LLC, Waukesha, a criminal defense firm serving southeastern Wisconsin
Gregg E. Bridge, Marquette 1983, and Shannon Corallo, U.W. 1998, have merged their individual law practices with Karp & Iancu S.C. Bridge, a partner working from the Wauwatosa office, focuses on family law and divorce, mediation, and probate and estate planning matters. Corallo, a partner working from the Wauwatosa and Fox Point offices, focuses on high-net-worth divorce, family law, and mediation matters.
SmithAmundsen LLC and Davis|Kuelthau s.c. recently combined to form Amundsen Davis LLC. The new entity, comprised of more than 230 attorneys, operates 12 offices throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio. Amundsen Davis offers business-law services, including labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, commercial real estate, cybersecurity, and tax; and estate and wealth planning for individuals. Amundsen Davis’s Milwaukee and Brookfield offices are co-managed by Joe Trevino, Marquette 2012 (formerly with SmithAmundsen) and Matt McClean, Marquette 2002 (formerly with Davis|Kuelthau). Sherry Coley, Marquette 2003, formerly a partner at Davis|Kuelthau, remains manager of the firm’s Appleton and Green Bay presence.
Jennifer L. Nutt Carleton, U.W. 1996, has been appointed a distinguished fellow of the Indian Nations Gaming and Governing Program at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and will assist in establishing the advanced Indian law and gaming curriculum and create the first-of-its kind Indian gaming experiential learning program. Carleton is the chief legal officer of Sightline Payments and previously was in-house counsel for the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
James Casey, Dayton 1988, has been reappointed for a three-year term as an American Bar Association (ABA) representative to the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS). The NCLS is a joint standing committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the ABA’s Section of Science and Technology Law.
Anthony Nehls, Marquette 2006, has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to the Fond du Lac County Circuit Court. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Dale L. English, Marquette 1982. Nehls previously operated a law office in Mount Calvary, with primary practice areas including criminal defense, juvenile delinquency, child in need of protection and services, termination of parental rights, estate planning, probate, and real estate transactions. Before becoming a lawyer, Nehls served in the U.S. Army for 12 years.
Michael S. Ariens, Marquette 1982, is author of The Lawyer’s Conscience: A History of American Lawyer Ethics (University Press of Kansas 2022). It is the first book to assess the assertion that the power lawyers exercise in U.S. society is justified by the profession’s dual duties to serve both clients and the public. Ariens is the Aloysius A. Leopold Professor of Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.
Rachel K. Monaco, Marquette 2004, is coauthor of a chapter, “Peace Building and Systemic Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Exploitation: LOTUS’s Untold Stories,” in the textbook Restorative Justice: Promoting Peace and Wellbeing (Gabriel Velez & Theo Gavrielides eds., Springer 2022).
Monaco also completed her 19th ultramarathon in October, taking the female overall championship in the Ironbull Ultra Trail 50k, a 34-mile race on Rib Mountain with 8,000 feet of climbing, and was master’s champion at the September North Country Trail 50k in Manistee, Mich.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Catherine La Fleur, Marquette 1988, has achieved recertification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Civil Trial Law advocate. La Fleur is president of La Fleur Law Office S.C., a certified woman-owned law firm with offices in Milwaukee and Sussex.
Kyle J. Quinn, Marquette 2007, has been admitted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a partner at McShane & Bowie PLC, Grand Rapids, Mich., and focuses on family law.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has received Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification. Administered by Diversity Lab, the Mansfield Rule is a national initiative to close the gender and diversity gap in the legal profession. Reinhart was one of more than 160 large law firms to participate in the process, which launched on July 15, 2021. The Mansfield Rule has become the standard by which law firms track and measure that women, lawyers from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers are at least 30% of the individuals whom they have affirmatively considered for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership, and participation in client-pitch meetings.
Julie A. Anderl, Hamline 1984, Chippewa Falls, Jan. 31, 1959 – Aug. 5, 2018.
Robert A. Bachman, Marquette 1950, Appleton, July 21, 1924 – Jan. 27, 2022.
Norbert J. Bissonette, Drake 1978, Delafield, Sept. 29, 1949 – Aug. 13, 2022.
William Joseph Donarski, U.W. 1995, Green Bay, Dec. 24, 1962 – Oct. 2, 2022.
Daniel R. Goggin, Marquette 1958, Neenah, Sept. 16, 1932 – May 28, 2022.
Carl E. Gulbrandsen, U.W. 1981, Madison, Feb. 14, 1947 – Oct. 17, 2022.
Irving B. Kahn, U.W. 1964, Mequon, Oct. 23, 1939 – Feb. 5, 2022.
Hon. Dennis G. Montabon, Univ. Ill. Chicago 1972, La Crosse, Sept. 30, 1943 – March 10, 2022.
Hon. Gerardo Perez, U.W. 1979, Mandeville, La., July 7, 1954 – Dec. 12, 2021.
Paul Joseph Proteau, DePaul 1962, Riverside, Ill., Jan. 15, 1931 – July 1, 2022.
Michael D. Schuman, Marquette 1973, Milwaukee, Dec. 2, 1947 – Sept. 21, 2022.
James M. Shellow, Marquette 1961, Milwaukee, Oct. 31, 1926 – Oct. 29, 2022.
Joseph Trawitzki, Marquette 2011, Green Bay, Sept. 16, 1975 – Feb. 10, 2022.
John V. Whaley, U.W. 1956, Racine, Feb. 21, 1930 – June 6, 2022.
Dennis M. Wydeven, U.W. 1965, Kaukauna, Aug. 27, 1939 – Oct. 4, 2021.
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. For information about the program, visit wisbar.org/paralegal.
The following individuals were newly certified as of Nov. 7, 2022. For a full list of Certified Paralegals, visit wisbar.org/Paralegal.
Chad P. Azzaline, von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee.
Kimberly Lynn Bacik, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Legal Department, Milwaukee.
Benjamin J. Bartz, Eastbridge Law Group LLP, Madison.
Bethany J. Berndt, Sandra J. Bilderback, Christine M. Jahncke, Sarah E. Leanna, Michelle L. Magana, Jennifer J. Nickerson, Sheila F. Steinweg, Anthony L. Umlauf, and Jennifer A. Waterstraat (all Milwaukee), and Heather M. Innes-Smits (Racine), Crivello Carlson SC.
Michelle D. Brahe, Hogan Eickhoff SC, Appleton.
Cianna M. Brand, Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP, Greenfield.
Tara J. Breadon, Schluesche Fields SC, Monroe.
Shannon L. Bryan and Jennifer L. Schmidt, von Briesen & Roper SC, Neenah.
Brenda L. Buddenhagen, City of La Crosse Legal Department.
Erica R. Butler, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Green Bay.
Susette M. Carli, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire, Altoona.
Lisa Christians, Aspirus Inc., Wausau.
Malissa D. Cooley and Linda Gamsky, Robert W. Baird & Co., Milwaukee.
Paula J. Cox-Bey, O’Flaherty Law LLC, La Crosse.
Cynthia M. Dahlke, Angela M. Gonzalez, Tyler Richardson, and Anita A.Seering (all Wausau) and Lynda M. Fechter (Eau Claire), Ruder Ware LLSC.
April M. DeValkenaere, Waukesha County District Attorneys Office, Waukesha.
Sandra Dionne-Zeh, Dean Health Plan Inc., Madison.
Paige K. Dulai and Brianna K. Volkmann, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
Kayla Erin Dzierzewski, Martin Law Office SC, Oak Creek.
Renae Ehle, Axley Brynelson LLP, Janesville.
Diane Fisher, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison.
Barbara A. Fontaine, Bonnie R. Gottfried, Valerie Lardinois, Christine Pawlak, Cindy Summers, and Amanda L. Willes, One Law Group SC, Green Bay.
Tamara A. Gates, Leah S. Johnson, and Saundra E. Williams, Bemis Company Inc., Neenah.
Suzanne Q. Gawenda, Myers Law LLC, Onalaska.
Tyesha L. Gely, Northwestern Mutual Legal Department, Milwaukee.
Emily A. Gorces, Murphy Desmond SC, Madison.
Joy Gravunder and Pamela Rolstad, Gass Turek LLC, Milwaukee.
Kassandra Jo Gregor and Rita Holbach, Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac.
Cherlyn Gullicksen, Amundsen Davis LLC, Brookfield.
Jennifer Hach, Esker Inc., Middleton.
Jennifer Haefner, Regal Rexnord Corporation, Milwaukee.
Melissa A. Hammersley (Madison) and Nancy A. Haselwood (Milwaukee), Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.
Aarin Hanson, Nelson & Lindquist SC, Hudson.
Jeanna R. Hanson, Crystal A. LaMont, Susanne Tillman, and Cheryl M. Weiland, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC, Mauston.
Christina A. Heindl, The Estate Planning Group LLC, Little Chute.
Amber M. Heise (Green Bay) and Krista Y. Miller and Jennifer L. Wiecher (both Madison), Corneille Law Group LLC.
Elizabeth A. Herrem, Dane County Clerk of Courts, Madison.
Courtney D. Hess and Steven Lant, Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee.
Culeen M. Hoehn, Jensen, Scott, Grunewald & Shiffler SC, Medford.
Jacob D. Hurley, Hurley Burish SC, Madison.
Sara J. Johnson, Aiken & Scoptur SC, Brookfield.
Mary Johnsrud, Schroeder & Lough SC, La Crosse.
Valerie K. Kailhofer and Charity Plate, Hooper Law Office, Appleton.
Jacklynn A. Kasuboski and Erin E. Ross, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton.
Jennifer M. Kaufman, Fiduciary Partners Trust Company, Appleton.
Vikki Kohlhoff, Bender Larson Chidley Koppes & Associates SC, Watertown.
Erin L. Korchagin and Barbara G. Tebo, US Venture Inc., Appleton.
Laura R. Kreft, Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Creek.
Norma J. Kropp, Madison College, Madison.
Krista A. Landry, West & Dunn, Waunakee.
Joni Jakubowski, Kristen B. Lenzen, and Lori Pharo, DeWitt LLP - Metro Milwaukee Office.
Karen L. Literski, Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen SC, Wind Lake.
Jennifer B. Livingston, Regal Beloit Corporation, Beloit.
Mallory A. Luckow, Schmaus Law Office, Jackson.
Stephanie Mackey, Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee.
Jennifer J. Maier, AlphaTech Counsel SC, Madison.
Pamela Maier, UW Health, Middleton.
JoAnn Mancl, Crooks Law Firm SC, Wausau.
Rori L. Mattson, Laffey Sebranek Auby & Ristau SC, Sun Prairie.
Amy McNallie, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Lisa Mellone, Ratzel & Associates LLC, Brookfield.
Constance R. Meunier, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse.
Michelle Moe, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison.
Capree A. Graczyk Mosley, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, Milwaukee.
Richard D. Mullings, OgdenGlazer LLC, Madison.
Tanya N. Murphy and Kathryn L. Trickle, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Madison.
Sarah A. Pederson, von Briesen & Roper SC, Waukesha.
Erica A. Pedrazoli, Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse.
Christine Perkovich O’Brien, Milliman, Irvine, Cal.
Patricia Pfrang, Malm & La Fave SC, Milwaukee.
Trisha L. Pietrzyk, Osowski Law LLC, Oshkosh.
Elizabeth K. Piliouras, Schuster Family Law LLC, Madison.
Pamela J. Price, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary PC, Milwaukee.
Jennifer Radke, Goyke & Tillisch LLP, Wausau.
Alexis C. Rathkamp, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei LLP, Baraboo.
Rhonda Rogers, Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee.
Kira-Lynn Sagel, Schellinger & Associates LLC, Waukesha.
Heather Saladin, Steinhilber Swanson LLP, Oshkosh.
Traci N. Savath, Bender Larson Chidley Koppes & Associates SC, Watertown.
Amanda M. Sawdo, Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, Sturgeon Bay.
Melissa A. Scalf, O’Neill Law Firm LLC, Onalaska.
Linda K. Schramer, ABS Global, DeForest.
Jacqueline M. Schwartz, Nelnet, Madison.
Nicole Talbott Settle, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Madison.
Katherine S. Shipley, Peterson, Berk & Cross SC, Green Bay.
Marlo Skindzelewski, Hume Law Offices, Brookfield.
Natalee R. Staples, Nelson & Lindquist SC, Hudson.
Jill Stieg, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., Appleton.
Erin S. St. Lawrence, Hirschberg Law LLC, Oshkosh.
Carolyn Tanchester, American Transmission Co., Waukesha.
Nicole L.M. Timmermans and Shelley M. McEachen (both Stevens Point) and Jessica Wormet (Port Edwards), Sentry Insurance Co.
Tracy L. Tompkins, MWH Law Group LLP, Milwaukee.
Marcia A. Vandehey, Reff Baivier Lim Muza Sundet & Dunham SC, Oshkosh.
Emily Walker, West & Dunn, Manitowoc.
Wendie Witzke, Western Technical College Paralegal Program, La Crosse.
Judy J. Woychik, Hill Glowacki LLP, Fort Atkinson.
Zachariah S. Zierson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm SC, Green Bay.
Angela M. Zills, City of De Pere.
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» Cite this article: 95 Wis. Law. 56-60 (December 2022).