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    Vol. 78, No. 2, February 2005

    In the News

    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Daniel L. Abelson, Marquette 2003, has joined Fabyanske, Westra & Hart P.A., Minneapolis, as an associate, concentrating in construction and commercial litigation.

    Henry M. Abromson, Marquette 2004, has joined the Baltimore office of Ober/Kaler as a staff attorney in the construction group. He previously worked for the Milwaukee Brewers and for Intersport Inc., a sports marketing firm.

    Christopher H. Buslee, North Dakota 1974, has joined the Montana Attorney General's Office, Helena, Mont. He previously practiced in Ladysmith.

    Ryan C. Cari, Univ. of St. Thomas 2004, has joined Heywood, Cari & Anderson S.C., Hudson, as an associate, focusing on estate planning, business planning, and civil litigation.

    James J. Casey Jr., Dayton 1988, has been named executive director of the office of sponsored programs at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.

    W. Richard Chiapete, Marquette 1991, has been promoted to deputy district attorney for the Racine County District Attorney's Office.

    Three attorneys have been elected shareholders in Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Christine Esser, Drake 1994, is in the Sheboygan office. Molly Lavin, Marquette 1995, is in the Milwaukee office. Anne MacArthur, U.W. 1987, is in the Madison office.

    David A. McClurg


    Aimee M. McCutcheon



    Three attorneys have joined Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee. David A. McClurg, U.W. 1980 cum laude, is a shareholder and head of the labor and employment group, representing business, municipal, and nonprofit employers. Aimee M. McCutcheon, U.W. 2004 cum laude, is an associate, focusing on litigation and municipal law. She previously was a special prosecutor in Green Lake County. Lauri A. Schumacher, Stanford 2001 with distinction, is an associate, focusing on litigation. She previously practiced in San Francisco.

    Michael J. Mnichowicz, Marquette 1993, and William L. Shenkenberg, U.W. 1995 cum laude, have been promoted to shareholder at Davis & Kuelthau s.c. Mnichowicz, a member of the business and corporate team, focuses on real estate law in the downtown Milwaukee office. Shenkenberg, a member of the litigation team, focuses on commercial litigation and products liability defense in the Brookfield office. Jennifer M. Natzke, Hamline 2004, has joined the firm's Green Bay office as an associate on the business and corporate team.

    James T. Prosser


    Jynine A. Strand


    Mark P. Tilkens

    Three attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. James T. Prosser, U.W. 1986, has joined the corporate practice group in the Appleton office, primarily focusing on business, insurance, and employment law. He previously was general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief administrative officer at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., Neenah. Jynine A. Strand, Marquette 1991, has joined the real estate practice group in the Waukesha office, where her practice includes construction law, sales and acquisitions, and financing, leasing, and exchanging residential and commercial projects. She previously was a shareholder with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Mark P. Tilkens, Marquette 2002, has joined the litigation and labor and employment practice groups in the Appleton and Madison offices, primarily focusing on complex business and employment litigation. He previously was with the Madison office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

    Erik R. Guenther, U.W. 2002, has joined Hurley, Burish & Milliken S.C., Madison, in the criminal defense practice group. He previously practiced in Racine.

    James J. Hegarty, Chicago 1999, has joined the Chicago office of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, focusing on antitrust matters. He previously was an associate with McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago.

    Gini L. Hendrickson, Pace 2002, has joined Cassiani Law Office, with offices in Appleton and Green Bay, focusing on estate and tax planning, business planning, and real estate matters.

    Christina Isackson,


    Christina Isackson, U.W. 2004 cum laude, has joined Carney, Davies & Thorpe LLC, Janesville, as an associate, focusing on family law, estate planning and wills, and general litigation.

    Thomas P. Kinney, Marquette 1996, has joined Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., Madison, concentrating on insurance defense. He previously practiced in New York City.

    Debra E. Kuper


    Debra E. Kuper, Marquette 1997, has become assistant general counsel for global procurement for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark. She previously was corporate counsel and assistant secretary for Tenneco Automotive, Lake Forest, Ill.

    Emma K. Lehner, U.W. 1997 cum laude, has been promoted to special assistant attorney general with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Phoenix, assisting with special projects and lobbying.

    Patrick J. Murphy, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington 1990, has joined Kirchner & Buchko Law Office S.C., Sheboygan, as an associate, focusing on business and estate planning.

    Matthew S. MacWilliams


    Matthew S. MacWilliams, Hamline 1999, has joined Solheim Billing & Grimmer S.C., Madison, as an associate, practicing in residential and commercial real estate, corporate, and business law.

    Brian A. Chou, U.W. 2003, and Sharon M. Horozaniecki, Marquette 2004, have joined the credit and collections department of Messerli & Kramer P.A., in the Plymouth office. Chou previously was a judicial law clerk. Horozaniecki previously was an intern with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    Christopher J. Pahl, U.W. 2004, and Christopher M. Toner, U.W. 2002, have joined Metzler & Hager S.C., Green Bay, as associates.

    Jerome D. Okarma, Northwestern 1977, has been promoted to vice president, secretary, and general counsel of Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee.

    Luis F. Padilla, U.W. 1975, has been promoted to deputy regional attorney in the National Labor Relations Board's regional office in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, supervising the processing of unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions.

    Kirk Pelikan, Marquette 2004, has joined the Milwaukee office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP as an associate, focusing on labor and employment law and employee benefits. He previously was an associate with Levy & Levy S.C., Cedarburg.

    Thomas H. Taylor


    Thomas H. Taylor, U.W. 1982 with honors, has joined Johns, Flaherty & Collins, La Crosse, as a partner, focusing on health care, corporate, and contract law. He previously was chief legal officer at Gundersen Lutheran Health System.

    Patricia Torkildson, U.W. 1979, has been named counsel with Boardman Law Firm LLP, Madison, practicing in banking law with an emphasis on consumer financial services. She previously was associate general counsel at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and CUNA Mutual Group, Madison.

    Chad E. Fickett, U.W. 2000 cum laude, has been promoted to head of the legal team in the mutual fund administration department, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC, Milwaukee. Rachel A. Lohrey, U.W. 2004 cum laude, and Angela L. Pingel, Marquette 2002 cum laude, have joined the legal team as legal compliance administrators. Pingel previously was an associate with Krukowski & Costello S.C.

    Paul Van Den Heuvel, Marquette 1998 cum laude, has been promoted to assistant general counsel at Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield.

    Gregory A. Kotsonis


    Sara J. MacCarthy

    Gregory A. Kotsonis, Univ. of Dayton 1992, and Sara J. MacCarthy, Marquette 1996, have joined von Briesen & Roper s.c., Milwaukee. Kotsonis is with the business practice group. He previously practiced with his father at the Law Offices of George N. Kotsonis. MacCarthy is with the litigation and risk management practice group. She previously was a law clerk for the Hon. Charles B. Schudson of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

    Daniel E. Waldman, U.W. 2002 cum laude, has joined Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, San Francisco, as an associate in the employment law department. He previously was an associate with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.

    Daniel L. Woehrer


    Daniel L. Woehrer, U.W. 1987, has become special assistant to the rector of Saint Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, focusing on major gifts and planned giving. He previously was a vice president and senior trust officer with a financial services company in Milwaukee.

    John M. Wood, Hamline 1996, has become a partner with Nowlan & Mouat LLP, Janesville. He concentrates in business, real estate, and family law.

    Two attorneys have been promoted at WPS Health Insurance, Madison. Cheryl R. Lutz, U.W. 1996, has been promoted to director of regulatory compliance and compliance attorney. Bradley J. Trudell, Marquette 1997, has been promoted to director of privacy services and compliance attorney.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Bridget Henry Andruscavage, Hamline 1998, has opened AND Law Offices PLLC, 3380 Annapolis Lane, Suite B-200, Plymouth, Minn. The firm concentrates on wills, trusts, and probate, real estate, and business legal services.

    Ashby & Whitmire L.L.P., Houston, has become Ashby Crinion LLP. Gregory P. Crinion, U.W. 1985, is with the firm, which concentrates on business law.

    Charles Cummings, Marquette 1980, has opened Cummings Law Office LLC, 675 N. Brookfield Rd., Brookfield, focusing on corporate, energy, and utility law, and estate planning. He previously was in-house counsel for We Energies, Milwaukee.

    Gregory I. Devorkin, C.P.A., Marquette 1993, has formed Devorkin & Co. LLC, 11518 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite 102, Mequon, focusing on real estate law.

    Merrick R. Domnitz, Hamline 1977 cum laude, and Anthony J. Skemp, Marquette 1998, have established Domnitz & Skemp S.C., 825 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee. The firm focuses on personal injury matters, including automobile accidents, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, premises liability, worker's compensation, product liability, dog injuries, and medical malpractice.

    Jeffrey R. Wisnicky, Northern Illinois 2003 with honors, has assumed the practice of the Ebbeson Law Office, Sturgeon Bay. Jim Ebbeson, DePaul 1963, will remain of counsel to the firm.

    Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. has opened a new office at 2108 Kohler Memorial Dr., Sheboygan. Christine D. Esser, Drake 1994, is the primary attorney in the new office.

    Edwin Hughes, Chicago 1978, has formed Edwin Hughes Law Office, 3 S. Pinckney St., Suite 700, Madison, focusing on litigation and utility and regulatory law. Hughes previously was a Wisconsin assistant attorney general.

    Walter J. Lanier


    Coral D. Pleas


    Robert J. Hopkins

    Walter J. Lanier, Michigan 1995, Coral D. Pleas, Marquette 1993, and Robert J. Hopkins, Kansas City 1996, have formed Lanier, Pleas & Hopkins Ltd., 827 N. 34th St., Milwaukee. The firm concentrates in business law, civil litigation, and estate planning.

    Angela C. Kachelski, Marquette 1994, has joined her husband James E. Kachelski, Marquette 1993, to form The Kachelski Law Firm S.C., 11649 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite 222, Mequon. Angela Kachelski focuses on criminal defense and criminal and civil appeals, and James Kachelski maintains a general practice.

    Mays Law Office LLC has moved to 5944 Seminole Centre Ct., Suite 200, Madison.

    Thomas J. Basting Sr., U.W. 1962, and the Hon. Gerald C. Nichol, U.W. 1963, have formed Midwest Mediation LLC. Basting is of counsel to Brennan, Steil & Basting S.C., Madison. Nichol formerly was a Dane County Circuit Court judge.

    Craig E. Miller


    Craig E. Miller, U.W. 1969, has opened MillerLaw S.C., 705 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, emphasizing wills, probate, traffic, and family law. He previously was a partner in Miller & Stansberry S.C., Milwaukee.

    Carney, Davies & Thorpe LLC, Janesville, and Milwaukee-based Michael Best & Friedrich LLP have formed the Wisconsin Law Alliance. The firms continue to be separate and are not affiliated for the practice of law.

    Jay Urban Scott Taylor



    Urban Taylor & Stawski Ltd. has changed its name to Urban Taylor & Lee s.c. and has moved to the Collins Elwell Mansion, 1363 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Jay Urban, Marquette 1992, and Scott Taylor, Marquette 1992, are principal shareholders, and Darryl Lee, U.W. 1986, has joined the firm as a partner. Rebecca Salawdeh, U.W. 1996, and Kathleen Healy, Marquette 2003, are associates.

    Pierski & Gray LLP, Milwaukee, has changed its name to Pierski, Mann & Grey LLP.

    Appointments, Elections

    The Association for Women Lawyers has chosen the following officers and directors: president - Catherine M. Priebe Hertzberg, Milwaukee; president-elect - Ann M. Devine, Milwaukee; secretary - Deborah A. Krukowski, Milwaukee; treasurer - Pamela Pepper, Milwaukee; membership director - Lori Eshleman, Milwaukee; professionalism director - Hon. Mary E. Triggiano, Wauwatosa; program director - Margo S. Kirchner, Milwaukee; special events director - Catherine R. Grogan, Milwaukee; and past president - Susan E. Lovern, Milwaukee.

    Donald L. Bach


    Donald L. Bach, U.W. 1974, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Bach is a partner with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison, concentrating on business litigation.

    Anne Knauff, Marquette 1983, has been named to a second two-year term on the board of Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn. She is retired from federal service.

    Dana M. Lach


    Dana M. Lach, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has been elected to the board of directors of the Milwaukee Public Museum. She is with the business law department of Foley & Lardner LLP, focusing on bonding and finance matters.

    Harlan A. Loeb, Minnesota 1991, has been appointed to the Presidential Commission on the American Jury System, which is charged with proposing reforms in and initiating a public celebration of the jury system. He is U.S. director of litigation services with Hill & Knowlton, Chicago.

    James Naugler, U.W. 1979, has been elected president of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin. He is a partner with Moen Sheehan Meyer Ltd., La Crosse, concentrating on civil and insurance litigation.

    Heather A. Rippl, U.W. 1998, has been admitted to practice in the U.S.Virgin Islands territorial and district courts. She is with Bryant, Barnes, Moss & Beckstedt L.L.P., Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, practicing in insurance defense, labor, and corporate law.

    Terry W. Rose, U.W. 1967, has been appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Board of Administrative Oversight, which monitors the fairness, effectiveness, and efficiency of the state's lawyer regulation system. He is a partner with Rose & Rose Attorneys, Kenosha, and is vice chair of the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors.

    Authors, Speakers

    Arnold P. Anderson, Marquette 1969, has authored the revised edition of Wisconsin Insurance Law (State Bar CLE Books, 5th ed. 2004). He is with Mohr & Anderson LLC, Madison.

    Robert C. Angermeier, Indiana 1975, and David Traver, U.W. 1992, presented "Techniques in Field Dressing Vocational Expert Testimony" at the National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Fall Convention in Philadelphia. Angermeier is with Angermeier & Rogers, Milwaukee. Traver is with Traver Law Offices, Milwaukee.

    William F. Greenhalgh, UCLA 1978, has coauthored A Will Is Not Enough in Wisconsin (Eagle Pub. Co. 2004). He is with Greenhalgh & Krueger S.C., with offices in Madison, Baraboo, Milwaukee, and Janesville, concentrating in estate planning and wealth preservation.

    E. Kelly Keady, St. Louis Univ. 1992, has written The Cross of St. Maro, a legal/political novel. He is with Biersdorf & Associates S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on eminent domain law.

    Jay Urban Scott Taylor



    Ely Leichtling, Virginia 1979, and Pamela Ploor, Harvard 1993, coauthored "When Applicants Apply Through the Internet," Employee Relations Law Journal (Autumn 2004). They are partners with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP.

    Joseph S. Spence Sr., Washburn 1989, won third place in the 2004 Midwest Literary Festival Poetry Slam.

    The revised second edition of the Wisconsin Juvenile Law Handbook was recently issued by State Bar CLE Books. The book was written by Kellie M. Krake, U.W. 1991, and Gina M. Pruski, U.W. 1992, both with the State Public Defender's Office, Madison, and by the late Virginia A. Pomeroy, Minnesota 1981, a former deputy state public defender.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Thomas A. Bailey, Marquette 1967, is included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is with Bailey Law Office, Whitefish Bay, focusing on family law, particularly divorce and custody matters.

    Robert Bultman, Marquette 1993, received the Metropolitan Builders Association 2004 Associate of the Year award. He is with McNally, Maloney & Peterson S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on construction law and commercial litigation.

    Jim Caraway, Marquette 1977, received the U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award in October, in recognition of his work as chair of the Coast Guard Foundation since 2002, including helping the foundation raise more than $7 million. He is with James T. Caraway Law Offices, Milwaukee.

    Eighteen attorneys with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

    Patrick G. Quick, Michigan 1984 magna cum laude, and Jay O. Rothman, Harvard 1985 cum laude, have been named to the 2005 BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms. Both attorneys are partners with the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Quick focuses on securities law compliance, acquisitions, and takeover defense. Rothman practices primarily in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, takeover defense, and general corporate and business law.

    Foley & Lardner LLP received a 2004 Legal IT Award from Legal IT magazine for the firm's FOLEY:ClientSuite extranet, a central case management and storage system.

    Fifty-one attorneys from the Wisconsin offices of Foley & Lardner LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The following attorneys are among them (the balance will appear in the March issue): Gregory F. Monday, U.W. 1993; Blaine R. Renfert, Michigan 1987; Gregg H. Dooge, Stanford 1984; Russell J. Barron, New York 1974; Ralf R. Boer, U.W. 1974; Wendy Reed Bosworth, Marquette 1988; and John F. Callan, Marquette 1984.

    The following have been included in the publication for 10 years: Michael H. Auen, U.W. 1975; Christopher S. Berry, Chicago 1976; Harry C. Engstrom, U.W. 1974; Joseph P. Hildebrandt, Harvard 1969; Bradley D. Jackson, Michigan 1986; David W. Reinecke, U.W. 1982; Michael B. Van Sicklen, U.W. 1979; David G. Walsh, Harvard 1970; William J. Abraham Jr., Michigan 1972; Linda E. Benfield, Chicago 1985; Michael M. Biehl, Harvard 1976; Michael A. Bowen, Harvard 1976; Richard H. Casper, Northwestern 1975; Jon P. Christiansen, Vanderbilt 1975; Keith A. Christiansen, U.W. 1968; and James R. Clark, U.W. 1971.

    These attorneys have been included in the publication for 20 years:Benjamin J. Abrohams, Michigan 1969; Allan R. Koritzinsky, U.W. 1966; and Leonard S. Sosnowski, Michigan 1968.

    Dominic Frinzi, Marquette 1951, and Vel Phillips, U.W. 1951, received the inaugural Ray Cannon Justice Award from Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin Inc. in Milwaukee in November. The award, named for the late trial attorney and U.S. representative Ray Cannon, recognizes excellence in the pursuit of justice. Frinzi is with Dominic H. Frinzi Law Office, Milwaukee. Phillips is with Law Office of Vel Phillips, Milwaukee.

    Eunice Gibson


    Eunice Gibson, U.W. 1973, received the 2004 President's Award as the most outstanding associate member from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. She is a part-time instructor at Madison Area Technical College and formerly was Madison City Attorney.

    The following attorneys with Godfrey & Kahn S.C. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: from the Milwaukee office: Richard J. Bliss, U.W. 1976; John A. Dickens, U.W. 1981; John E. Donahue, U.W. 1975; Henry E. Fuldner, Michigan 1971; Dudley J. Godfrey Jr., Michigan 1950; Arthur J. Harrington, U.W. 1975; Kenneth C. Hunt, Duke 1976; Robert L. Kamholz Jr., Michigan 1978; Melanie Aska Knox, U.W. 1983; Terrence K. Knudsen, U.W. 1971; Debra S. Koenig, Chicago 1978; William H. Levit Jr., Harvard 1979; James N. Phillips, Iowa 1979; Howard A. Pollack, U.W. 1973; and Peter M. Sommerhauser, Northwestern 1968.

    The following attorneys were included from the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn: Linda M. Clifford, U.W. 1974; Paul J. Dombrowski, Iowa 1991; Mark A. Frankel, U.W. 1973; Thomas A. Hoffner, U.W. 1975; Kevin J. O'Connor, Harvard 1976; and Brady C. Williamson, Georgetown 1975.

    Forty-three attorneys with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The following are among them (the balance will be listed in the March issue): Scott C. Beightol, U.W. 1988; Marshall R. Berkoff, Harvard 1962; Linda H. Bochert, U.W. 1974; John A. Busch, Duke 1976; David J. Cannon, Marquette 1960; Richard J. Canter, Hofstra 1976; David A. Crass, U.W. 1991; Scott H. Engroff, Michigan 1967; Gerald L. Fellows, Marquette 1992; Joseph A. Gemignani, Michigan 1958; F. William Haberman, Harvard 1965; David J. Hanson, U.W. 1968; Michael E. Husmann, Wake Forest 1976; Robert J. Johannes, Chicago 1977; Richard Z. Kabaker, Michigan 1959; Jerome H. Kringel, Yale 1966; Raymond R. Krueger, U.W. 1972; Richard J. Langer, U.W. 1974; Tod. B. Linstroth, U.W. 1973; and Gregory J. Lynch, Iowa 1994.

    Four attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison, were named to the 2004 Honor Roll of Greater Madison's Most Civic-Minded Leaders by In Business magazine. Jeffrey B. Bartell, U.W. 1968, focuses on corporate and securities law, insurance regulatory and administrative law, and general business law. John S. Robison, Illinois 1978, concentrates on privately-held businesses, including business transactions, taxation, and health care. Donald K. Schott, Harvard 1980, focuses on litigation, including securities, medical malpractice, business fraud, and commercial disputes. Anthony A. Tomaselli, U.W. 1988, concentrates on commercial litigation and disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes.

    Fifty-eight attorneys with the Milwaukee offices of Quarles & Brady LLP are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and a total of 67 statewide.

    Twenty-six attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys being honored with their tenth consecutive appearance are Jesse S. Ishikawa, Michigan 1980; Harvey L. Temkin, Illinois 1978; Kristin A. Bergstrom, U.W. 1979; Peter C. Blain, Georgetown 1978; Bruce T. Block, Boston 1979; Donald J. Christl, Chicago 1966; Robert E. Dallman, Kansas 1973; David A. Erne, Harvard 1968; Frederic G. Friedman, Northwestern 1973; Gary A. Hollman, Michigan 1972; and John M. Van Lieshout, Marquette 1981. Attorneys with 20 consecutive mentions are Arthur F. Lubke Jr., Michigan 1963; Robert E. Meldman, Marquette 1962; Allen N. Rieselbach, Harvard 1956; and Richard A. Van Deuren, Harvard 1954.

    Jessica Shoemaker, U.W. 2004, and Samantha Webb Kading, a third-year U.W. Law School student, have received Skadden Fellowships, presented annually to judicial clerks and law students who have shown exceptional promise in public interest law. Shoemaker, currently a law clerk for the Hon. Daniel M. Ebel, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver, will work with the Farmers Legal Action Group, St. Paul, Minn.

    Ted M. Warshafsky, U.W. 1952, is included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is with Warshafsky Law Firm, Milwaukee.

    John D. Neal, U.W. 1973, Helen L. Schott, U.W. 1976, and Margaret Stafford, U.W. 1972, are included in the 2005-06 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. They are with Stafford & Neal S.C., Madison, focusing on worker's compensation law.

    David J. Walsh, U.W. 1974, was named a Distinguished Fellow by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors at a conference in Amman, Jordan, in October. He is executive vice president and general counsel at SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co., New York City.

    The Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund (WEJF) honored two Wisconsin attorneys at a dinner in November. The Hon. Patricia D. McMahon, Emory 1968, received the Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding efforts in the development and delivery of pro bono legal services. She is with the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, Boston College 1985, received the WEJF Distinguished Service Award. He is managing attorney with the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy.

    Pro Bono, Public Service

    Members of the Barron County Bar Association, led by President Mark O. Dobberfuhl, U.W. 1972, and Barron County Circuit Court judges and staff members dedicated a plaque and planted an oak tree in memory of SPC/4 Paul Sturino, who was killed in Iraq in September. Sturino was the son of Christine L. Wetzel, a court reporter for the Barron County Circuit Court.

    Godfrey & Kahn S.C. has established the Godfrey & Kahn Fellowship in Law, which annually will provide a full three-year scholarship to a Legal Education Opportunities Program participant who enrolls in the U.W. Law School. Each recipient also will receive mentoring and be employed as a summer associate at one of the firm's five offices. The first recipient is C. Wade Harrison.

    Winners of the eighth annual Lynford Lardner Community Service Award, awarded by Foley & Lardner LLP to firm employees for significant civil and volunteer involvement, are Richard Gallagher, Harvard 1967, Bruce Keyes, U.W. 1990, and Penny Wagner. The firm makes a $5,000 donation for each award winner. Gallagher is a partner in the tax and individual planning department. Keyes is a senior counsel in the regulatory department. Wagner is a legal secretary.

    In Memoriam

    Daniel M. Byrnes, Univ. of San Francisco 1963, Amery, July 29, 1937 - July 31, 2004.

    Lawrence K. Gardner, Marquette 1954, Milwaukee, June 4, 1921 - Feb. 9, 2004.

    Herbert W. Johnson, U.W. 1934, Sturgeon Bay, June 19, 1910 - Jan. 8, 2004.

    John W. Mellinger, Marquette 1949, Milwaukee, June 5, 1922 - Aug. 9, 2004.

    John B. Menn, U.W. 1947, Vero Beach, Fla., June 16, 1914 - Oct. 22, 2004.

    Erich Mildenberg, John Marshall 1972, Milwaukee, Aug. 4, 1929 - July 17, 2004.

    Lynne H. Miller, Pepperdine 1987, Madison, March 17, 1949 - Oct. 19, 2004.

    Byron C. Ostby, U.W. 1951, Madison, Aug. 17, 1924 - April 28, 2003.

    Marvin Resnick, U.W. 1950, Milwaukee, July 23, 1923 - Aug. 20, 2004.

    Robert C. Sullivan, Georgetown 1948, Arlington, Va., July 2, 1918 - Nov. 14, 2003.

    Charles H. Wheeler, U.W. 1972, Green Bay, July 26, 1942 - July 17, 2003.

    Jere W. Wiedenman, Marquette 1976, Whitewater, Oct. 22, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2004.

    Elwin J. Zarwell, Marquette 1950, Sun City West, Ariz., July 3, 1927 - July 18, 2003.

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