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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Kathleen Falk, U.W. 1976, has been appointed Region V Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She previously was a Wisconsin assistant attorney general and Dane County Executive.

    Elizabeth R. GebarskiElizabeth R. Gebarski, Marquette 2013 cum laude, has joined Peckerman, Klein & Van Kirk, Milwaukee, as an associate focusing on family law.

    David R. Groose, U.W. 2013, has joined the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in the public finance practice group.

    Cristina D. Hernandez, Harvard 1995, has joined the Pasadena office of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP as a partner focusing on complex litigation, intellectual property disputes, securities and antitrust investigations, and mergers and other transactions.

    Rebecca HillaryRebecca Hillary, Marquette 2013 cum laude, has joined Terwilliger, Wakeen, Piehler & Conway S.C., Wausau, and focuses on insurance defense.

    Holly D. Jensen, U.W. 1999, has joined the Consigny Law Firm S.C., Janesville, as an associate, practicing in civil and family litigation, municipal law, real estate, and estate planning.

    Matthew Leffler, U.W. 2013, has joined Axley Brynelson LLP and focuses on business, construction, and real estate law. He practices primarily in the Waukesha office.

    Paul MirrPaul Mirr, U.W. 2013 cum laude, has joined the Eau Claire office of Ruder Ware L.L.S.C. and focuses on business transactional matters.

    Bob LingBob Ling, Michigan 1982, has been promoted to president and CEO of Unified Grocers, Los Angeles.

    Jacqueline L. Messler, Marquette 2012 cum laude, has joined Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on business law, estate planning, and tax law. She previously clerked for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler.

    Angela A James, U.W. 2000, has joined the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as senior counsel in the environmental practice group and the energy and sustainability industry team. She previously was vice president of government relations with the Wisconsin Paper Council. Anthony C. Marino, Texas 1997 Order of the Coif, has joined the firm’s transactional practice group in the Milwaukee office. He previously was associate general counsel with Stark Investments.

    Martin FlykeJustin SzalanskiPaul W. ScottMartin Flyke, Marquette 1990, and Justin Szalanski, Marquette 2006, have joined the law department of Northwestern Mutual as assistant general counsel on the securities investment team. Flyke previously worked at Poyner Spruill LLP, Charlotte, N.C., and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee. Szalanski previously was with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee. Paul W. Scott, Tennessee 1994, has joined the company as assistant general counsel on the investment products and services team. He previously was with Ballard Spahr LLP, Denver.

    Wendy S. RuschWendy S. Rusch, U.W. 2000 magna cum laude, has joined the trusts and estate practice area of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Waukesha, as a shareholder.

    Shane P. WheelerShane P. Wheeler, Marquette 2013 with honors, has joined Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck S.C., Green Bay, as an associate and focuses on estate planning and general business law.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Gregg E. Bridge, Marquette 1983, has moved Bridge Law Office to 10150 W. National Ave., Suite 305, Milwaukee. He continues to focus on personal injury, family law, general civil matters, and litigation.

    Timothy S. JacobsonTimothy S. Jacobson, Marquette 1992, has launched Visjonær Consulting & Communications LLC, 111 Doc Mac Dr., Boscobel, to assist nonprofit organizations with marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning.

    The Law Office of John J. Leunig has moved to the Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 815, 7900 Xerxes Ave. S., Bloomington, Minn.

    Appointments, Elections

    Michael W. Drumke, U.W. 1991, has been named chair-elect of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He focuses on toxic tort litigation, product liability, class action defense, and commercial litigation and business disputes at Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP, Chicago.

    Jerome G. Grzeca, Marquette 1988, has been named chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Department of States Liaison Committee, overseeing consular affairs for the AILA. He is the founder and managing partner of Grzeca Law Group S.C., Milwaukee, an immigration law firm.

    Kay Hunt, Marquette 1981, and Dan Young, William Mitchell 1990, have been elected to two-year terms on the board of Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg P.A., a trial, business, and entertainment law firm with offices in Minneapolis, Hudson, Wis., and New York City.

    Adam R. KonradBenjamin T. KurtenReinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. shareholders Adam R. Konrad, Cornell 2005, and Benjamin T. Kurten, U.W. 1997, have been elected to the State Bar’s International Practice Section board. Konrad is with the business law, international, and tax practices. Kurten chairs the firm’s immigration law group and is with the labor and employment and international practices.

    The Hon. Joseph Voiland, Marquette 2002, was elected to the Ozaukee County Circuit Court.

    Bill Weigel, Marquette 1984, has been elected to the ABA’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division council. He is litigation counsel with the Office of Lawyer Regulation, Madison, and municipal judge for the city of Verona.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Capt. Joe Ahlers, U.W. 2011, has received the Distinguished Service Award (for the U.S. Air Force) from the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel.

    Thomas KyleThomas Kyle, Hamline 1996, has graduated from Gerry Spence’s “Trial Lawyer College.” He practices at Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice, Milwaukee, and focuses on litigation.

    In Memoriam

    Robert G. Alexander, U.W. 1976, La Crosse, May 19, 1949 – Aug. 28, 2013.

    Michael Ash, Harvard 1967, Milwaukee, May 9, 1939 – Aug. 24, 2013.

    William E. Glassner Jr., U.W. 1950, Grafton, Sept. 26, 1922 – Nov. 10, 2012.

    Ross L. Kodner, Marquette 1986, Cross Plains, July 27, 1961 – July 29, 2013.

    Roger W. McKenna, U.W. 1960, Kewaskum, Dec. 4, 1929 – April 30, 2013.

    David Minko, William & Mary 2003, Sun Prairie, June 12, 1966 – Aug. 15, 2013.

    Zelotes S. Rice, U.W. 1950, Sparta, July 4, 1923 – May 1, 2013.

    Dirk J. Veneman, DePaul 1967, Cape Coral, Fla., July 17, 1937 – April 7, 2013.

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