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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The board includes: the association's five officers, the immediate past president (all of whom are ex officio members-at-large of the board), 35 members elected from the State Bar districts, one member selected by the Young Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Government Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Senior Lawyers Division, five members selected by the Nonresident Lawyers Division, and three nonlawyers appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Twelve of the members are elected from District 2 (Milwaukee County), seven members from District 9 (Dane County), three members from District 6 (Waukesha County), and one from all other districts. The term of office is two years, commencing on July 1 following the spring election.


Officers

President

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  • Atty. Christopher Earl Rogers
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 150 E Gilman St Ste 2000
  • Madison, WI 53703-1481
  • Phone: (608) 255-6663
  • Fax: (608) 255-0745
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

President-Elect

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  • Atty. Jill M. Kastner
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc
  • 230 W Wells St # 800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1828
  • Phone: (414) 274-3438
  • Fax: (414) 278-5853
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Secretary

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  • Atty. Starlyn Rose Tourtillott
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Legal Services Department
  • W2908 Tribal Office Loop
  • PO Box 910
  • Keshena, WI 54135-0910
  • Phone: (715) 799-5256
  • Fax: (715) 799-6061
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

Treasurer

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  • Atty. John E. Danner
  • Harrold, Scrobell & Danner SC
  • The Heritage House 315 Oneida St
  • PO Box 1148
  • Minocqua, WI 54548-1148
  • Phone: (715) 356-9591
  • Fax: (715) 356-1504
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Chairperson of the Board

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  • Atty. Odalo J. Ohiku
  • Law Office of Odalo J Ohiku
  • 633 W Wisconsin Ave Ste 1930
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1908
  • Phone: (414) 287-0088
  • Fax: (414) 271-6310
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Past President

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  • Atty. Paul G. Swanson
  • Steinhilber Swanson LLP
  • 107 Church Ave
  • PO Box 617
  • Oshkosh, WI 54903-0617
  • Phone: (920) 426-0456
  • Fax: (920) 426-5530
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

District 1 - Jefferson, Kenosha, Walworth

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  • Atty. Steven Conrad Harvey
  • Steven Harvey Law LLC
  • 2847 C Buell Dr
  • PO Box 655
  • East Troy, WI 53120-0655
  • Phone: (262) 728-0700
  • Fax: (262) 565-5108
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019

District 2 - Milwaukee

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  • Atty. Kori L. Ashley
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc
  • 230 W Wells St # 800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1828
  • Phone: (414) 278-7722
  • Fax: (414) 278-7126
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Karen Marie Bauer
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc
  • 728 N James Lovell St 3rd FL N
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-2408
  • Phone: (414) 727-5362
  • Fax: (414) 291-5488
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Andrew P. Beilfuss
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • 411 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 2350
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
  • Phone: (414) 277-5111
  • Fax: (414) 978-8770
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Daniel J. Blinka
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • 833 E Michigan St Ste 1800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-5615
  • Phone: (414) 287-9489
  • Fax: (414) 273-5198
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Brittany C. Grayson
  • Milwaukee County District Attorneys Office Childrens Court Center
  • Vel R Phillips Juvenile Justice Center
  • 10201 W Watertown Plank Rd
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226-3532
  • Phone: (414) 257-7725
  • Fax: (414) 454-4010
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Gregg M. Herman
  • Loeb & Herman SC
  • 111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4821
  • Phone: (414) 272-5632
  • Fax: (414) 272-7918
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Lisa M. Lawless
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • 555 E Wells St Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3837
  • Phone: (414) 978-5438
  • Fax: (414) 223-5000
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Elizabeth Kerstin Miles
  • Davis & Kuelthau SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave # 1400
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6677
  • Phone: (414) 225-1491
  • Fax: (414) 278-3691
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Krista G. LaFave Rosolino
  • Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch SC
  • 839 N Jefferson St # 300
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3740
  • Phone: (414) 276-4970
  • Fax: (414) 276-5533
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Amy Elizabeth Wochos
  • Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts
  • 901 N 9th St Ste 104
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
  • Phone: (414) 278-4516
  • Fax: (414) 223-1260
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Nicholas C. Zales
  • Zales Law Office
  • 9012 W Holt Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53227-4426
  • Phone: (414) 224-8411
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019

District 3 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago

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  • Atty. Kathleen A. Brost
  • Legacy Private Trust Co
  • 2 Neenah Ctr Ste 501
  • PO Box 649
  • Neenah, WI 54957-0649
  • Phone: (920) 967-5074
  • Fax: (920) 967-5079
  • Term: 6/20/2018-6/30/2019

District 4 - Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

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  • Atty. Mary Lynne Donohue
  • 418 St Clair
  • Sheboygan, WI 53081-3563
  • Phone: (920) 458-1027
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

District 5 - Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon

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  • Atty. Craig R. Steger
  • Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
  • 505 King St # 300
  • PO Box 1927
  • La Crosse, WI 54602-1927
  • Phone: (608) 784-3540
  • Fax: (608) 784-7414
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019

District 6 - Waukesha

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  • Atty. Jesse Blocher
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • N14W23755 Stone Ridge Dr Ste 100
  • Waukesha, WI 53188-1147
  • Phone: (262) 523-4700
  • Fax: (262) 523-4545
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Timothy T. Kay
  • Kay & Kay Law Firm
  • 675 N Brookfield Rd Ste 200
  • Brookfield, WI 53045-5878
  • Phone: (262) 784-7110
  • Fax: (262) 784-7272
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. John P. Macy
  • Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC
  • 730 N Grand Ave
  • Waukesha, WI 53186-4821
  • Phone: (262) 548-1340
  • Fax: (262) 548-9211
  • Term: 6/20/2018-6/30/2019

District 7 - Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood

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  • Atty. Bradley Yanke
  • Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP
  • 1257 Main St
  • PO Box 228
  • Stevens Point, WI 54481-0228
  • Phone: (715) 344-0890
  • Fax: (715) 344-1012
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019

District 8 - Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Polk, Saint Croix

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  • Atty. Joel D. Skinner, Jr.
  • Skinner and Associates
  • 212 Commercial St
  • Hudson, WI 54016-1557
  • Phone: (715) 386-5800
  • Fax: (715) 386-6177
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

District 9 - Dane

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  • Atty. Truscenialyn Brooks
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • 1 E Main St
  • Madison, WI 53703-3373
  • Phone: (608) 663-7463
  • Fax: (608) 283-4463
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Kathleen Chung
  • Hawks Quindel SC
  • 409 E Main St
  • PO Box 2155
  • Madison, WI 53701-2155
  • Phone: (608) 257-0040
  • Fax: (608) 256-0236
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Jeff Goldman
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
  • 2 E Mifflin St Ste 600
  • Madison, WI 53703-2865
  • Phone: (608) 255-8891
  • Fax: (608) 252-9243
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Patricia Epstein Putney
  • Bell Moore & Richter SC
  • 345 W Washington Ave Ste 302
  • Madison, WI 53703-3007
  • Phone: (608) 257-3764
  • Fax: (608) 257-3757
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Laura Skilton Verhoff
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • 222 W Washington Ave Ste 900
  • PO Box 1784
  • Madison, WI 53701-1784
  • Phone: (608) 259-2649
  • Fax: (608) 259-2600
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
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  • Atty. Sam Wayne
  • Wayne Law SC
  • 316 W Washington Ave Ste 675
  • Madison, WI 53703-4064
  • Phone: (608) 616-0375
  • Fax: (608) 299-2427
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019
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  • Atty. Katie R. York
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 17 S Fairchild St 5th FL
  • PO Box 7923
  • Madison, WI 53707-7923
  • Phone: (608) 269-0200
  • Fax: (608) 269-0206
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019

District 10 - Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano

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  • Atty. Charles Stertz
  • Outagamie County District Attorneys Office
  • 320 S Walnut St
  • Appleton, WI 54911-5918
  • Phone: (920) 832-5024
  • Fax: (920) 832-5031
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020

District 11 - Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn

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  • Atty. Howard J. Bichler
  • 2825 3rd St
  • Cumberland, WI 54829-8881
  • Phone: (715) 847-4524
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2019

District 12 - Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock

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  • Atty. Jane Ellen Bucher
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 2841 6th St
  • Monroe, WI 53566-1902
  • Phone: (608) 325-5087
  • Fax: (608) 325-5067
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

District 13 - Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington

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  • Atty. Robert G. Barrington
  • Dodge County District Attorneys Office
  • 210 W Center St
  • Juneau, WI 53039-1086
  • Phone: (920) 386-3610
  • Fax: (920) 386-3623
  • Term: 6/20/2018-6/30/2019

District 14 - Brown

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  • Atty. Sherry Coley
  • Davis & Kuelthau SC
  • 318 S Washington St Ste 300
  • Green Bay, WI 54301-4242
  • Phone: (920) 431-2239
  • Fax: (920) 435-9391
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

District 15 - Racine

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  • Atty. Gretchen G. Rosenke
  • State Public Defenders Office Trial Division
  • 420 Sixth St
  • Racine, WI 53403-1218
  • Phone: (262) 638-7530
  • Fax: (262) 638-7548
  • Term: 2/9/2018-6/30/2019

District 16 - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas

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  • Atty. Amanda J. Ley
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 370 Grand Ave
  • Wausau, WI 54403-6221
  • Phone: (715) 843-6504
  • Fax: (715) 848-0639
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020

Divisions

GLD Representative

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  • Atty. Meighan M. Anger
  • State Public Defenders Office Trial Division
  • 819 N 6th St Rm 908
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1606
  • Phone: (414) 227-4130
  • Fax: (414) 227-1801
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Kathryn M. Bullon
  • Deerhaven Consulting Services
  • 2133 Kimball Rd
  • Sombra N0P2H0, ON
  • Phone: (519) 864-1885
  • Fax: (519) 864-1885
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Erik R. Guenther
  • Federal Public Defenders, District of Nevada
  • 411 E Bonneville St Ste 250
  • Las Vegas, NV 89101-6632
  • Phone: (702) 388-6577
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019

YLD Representative

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  • Atty. Danielle M. Kranz
  • Monroe County District Attorneys Office
  • 112 S Court St # 2400
  • Sparta, WI 54656-1772
  • Phone: (608) 269-8780
  • Fax: (608) 269-8919
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Michael Alexander McCaskey
  • Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP
  • 330 N Wabash Ave 3300
  • Chicago, IL 60611-3604
  • Phone: (312) 321-8464
  • Fax: (312) 321-0990
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Theresa Marie McDowell
  • Gargenese, Weiss & D'Agnesta
  • 111 N Orange Ave Ste 2000
  • Orlando, FL 32802
  • Phone: (407) 425-9566 x135
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2021

SLD Representative

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  • Atty. Steven R. Sorenson
  • von Briesen & Roper SC
  • 2905 Universal St Ste 2
  • Oshkosh, WI 54904-6341
  • Phone: (920) 232-4846
  • Fax: (920) 232-4886
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. David M. Werwie
  • David Werwie & Associates
  • 30 7th St E Ste 3100
  • Saint Paul, MN 55101-4969
  • Phone: (651) 229-5063
  • Fax: (651) 229-5069
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Building Bridges Members

Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association Liaison

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  • Atty. Jair Alvarez
  • Alvarez Law
  • 995 Applegate Rd Ste 8
  • Madison, WI 53713-3279
  • Phone: (608) 358-7975
  • Fax: (608) 836-1427
  • Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2019

Native American Liaison

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  • Atty. Toni Caldwell
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Legal Services Department
  • W2908 Tribal Office Loop
  • PO Box 910
  • Keshena, WI 54135-0910
  • Phone: (715) 799-5194
  • Fax: (715) 799-6061
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers Liaison

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  • Atty. Amber Lane Raffeet August
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc
  • 728 N James Lovell St 3rd FL N
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-2408
  • Phone: (414) 727-5353
  • Fax: (414) 291-5488
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Wisconsin Asian American Bar Association Liaison

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  • Atty. Michael Seung-Hyock Yang
  • MY Law Office
  • 222 N Midvale Blvd Ste 5
  • Madison, WI 53705-5072
  • Phone: (608) 284-9229
  • Fax: (608) 284-9229
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

Supreme Court Appointee

Nonlawyer Member

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  • Ms. Lori Bienema
  • Rock County Clerk of Courts
  • 51 S Main St
  • Janesville, WI 53545-3951
  • Phone: (608) 743-2200
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020

Nonlawyer Member

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  • Mr. Jim Marshall
  • 1330 Crystal Cove Tr Unit 1
  • Green Bay, WI 54311
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2020

Nonlawyer Member

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  • Ms. Susan K. Miller
  • N2410 Long Cove Dr
  • Waupaca, WI 54981-9528
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020