Vol. 81, No. 6, June
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
||Mary Sue Anderson, Marquette 1998 cum laude, has joined
Eaton, John, Overbey & Welles
LLP, Wausau, as a partner and continues to focus on commercial
litigation and appellate practice.
She previously was a shareholder with the Wausau office of Ruder Ware.
|Tyler D. Candee, U.W. 2006 cum laude, has joined Lapp,
Libra, Thomson, Stoebner &
Pusch Chtd., Minneapolis, practicing in business, bankruptcy, and
appellate litigation. He
previously was with the Minneapolis office of Faegre & Benson LLP.
||Ann C. Emmerich, Marquette 1991, has been
promoted to shareholder at Bell, Gierhart &
Moore S.C., Madison, and continues to concentrate on civil litigation
defense. Laura M. Lyons, Marquette 2005, has joined the firm as
an associate and practices in civil litigation.
Rodney W. Carter, Marquette 1990, has joined Schott, Bublitz
& Engel s.c., Brookfield, as
a shareholder and continues to practice in real estate, land use law,
labor and employment
law, and related litigation.
David A. Cohen, Boston Univ. 1986, has joined the Financial
Washington, D.C., as assistant director of government relations. He
previously was the supervising
attorney in the Bureau of Registration and Enforcement, Wisconsin
Division of Securities.
Rebecca L. Lawnicki, Rutgers 2004, has joined Henak Law Office
S.C., Milwaukee, a
criminal appellate practice firm. She previously was with Alex Flynn
& Associates S.C.
Jon G. Mason, Marquette 1972, has joined Madrigrano, Aiello
& Santarelli LLC, Kenosha, as
of counsel and focuses on criminal, drunk driving, domestic violence,
and delinquency matters.
Daniel P. McAlvanah, U.W. 2006, has joined Axley Brynelson
LLP, Madison, as an associate
and focuses on class-action litigation, commercial litigation,
construction law, and employment matters.
|Mathew M. McCoy, U.W. 2002, has been named a partner at
McCorkle & Johnson LLP,
Savannah, Ga., and continues to concentrate in construction and real
Brenton D. Teeling, Iowa 2007, and Abby D.
Theisen, William Mitchell 2007 cum laude, have joined the Menn Law
Firm Ltd., Appleton, as associates. Teeling practices in litigation
and worker's compensation. Theisen practices in family law.
Stephanie A. Lyons, U.W. 1995, and Zhibin
Ren, U.W. 2000, have joined the law department
at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Milwaukee. Lyons is
assistant general counsel
and assistant secretary on the real estate investment team and
previously was with Godfrey &
Kahn S.C., Milwaukee. Ren is assistant general counsel and assistant
secretary on the law
department insurance and distribution team and previously was with
Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison
||Theodore J. (T.J.) Perlick-Molinari, Marquette 2005, has
joined Birdsall Law Offices
S.C., Milwaukee and Green Bay, and focuses on criminal and drunk driving
|Megan A. Senatori, U.W. 2001, has been promoted to
partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens
S.C., Madison, and continues to concentrate in complex civil litigation
||Timothy J. Young, Marquette 1985, has moved his
litigation practice to the Chicago office
of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP and is a partner and vice
chair of the firm's
general liability practice group.
|Carrie M. Ziegler, Marquette 2006, has joined Grzeca Law
Group S.C., Milwaukee, as an
associate and focuses on immigration.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Henak Law Office S.C. has relocated its offices to 316 N.
Milwaukee St., #535,
Milwaukee, and continues to focus on state and federal postconviction
work, criminal appeals, and
state revocations of criminal supervision matters.
Dean M. Horwitz, U.W. 1974, has relocated the
Law Offices of Dean M. Horwitz S.C., to 2825 N. Mayfair Rd.,
Suite 201, Wauwatosa. He continues to focus on personal injury,
worker's compensation, and arbitration and mediation.
||Michael G. May, U.W. 1990, has opened the Law Office
of Michael G. May, 200 W. Silver Spring Dr., Suite K, Bayshore Town
Center, Glendale, and emphasizes estate and business
planning. He previously was director of advanced planning at
Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Co., Milwaukee.
James D. Babbitt, U.W. 1979, was elected to the newly-created
Branch 3 circuit judge seat
in Barron County. He previously was an assistant district attorney.
Lynn J. Bodi, U.W. 1987, has been elected vice president of
the American Academy of
Adoption Attorneys. She is with the Law Center for Children and
The Chippewa County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Teresa Germain, Chippewa Falls; and treasurer -
Brian Nodolf, Eau Claire.
Paul D. Christensen, Marquette 1987, has been elected
municipal judge for the village
of Whitefish Bay. He is with Ziino, Germanotta, Knoll &
||Barbara Cox, U.W. 1982 cum laude, has been named the
Clara Shortridge Foltz Professor of
Law at California Western School of Law, San Diego. She teaches civil
comparative issues in gender, family and sexuality, and women and the
|Rochelle H. Klaskin, Chicago-Kent 1998, has been
appointed managing partner of the
Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. She is a shareholder and
member of the corporate practice
group and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, general counsel advising,
and private equity and
venture capital transactions.
The La Crosse County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Mary C. Lansing; president elect - Patrick J.
Houlihan; secretary - Allen T. Trapp; and
treasurer - Nick Passe, all of La Crosse.
The Lincoln County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Gerald Hersil; vice president - James
Koppelman; and secretary/treasurer - Jeff
Benedict, all of Merrill.
The Marinette County Bar Association has elected the following
officers: president -
Thomas P. Schwaba, Menominee, Mich.; vice president -
Nancy J. Kallgren, Marinette; and secretary/treasurer -
Joseph J. Klumb, Menominee, Mich.
Dennis R. McBride, New York Univ. 1980, has been elected as a
Wauwatosa alderperson. He is
a senior trial attorney in the Milwaukee-area office of the U.S. Equal
C. Scott Pryor, U.W. 1980, will be directing the Regent
University Summer Program in
International Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He is a professor at
Regent University School
of Law, Virginia Beach, Va.
The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association has elected the following
- Kristela L. Cervera, Milwaukee; president-elect -
Carlos A. Ortiz, Chicago; secretary - Jacquelynn A.
Ruiz, Milwaukee; and treasurer - David A.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has selected the Hon.
Mary K. Wagner, U.W. 1982, to serve as the new chief judge of the
Second Judicial Administrative District. She is deputy chief judge
of the district and sits on the Kenosha County Circuit Court. The court
following judges to new terms as chief judges: the Hon.
J. Mac Davis, Michigan 1976, Waukesha
County, Third Judicial District; the Hon. John R.
Storck, Harvard 1979, Dodge County, Sixth
Judicial District; the Hon. Sue E. Bischel, Minnesota 1978, Brown
County, Eighth Judicial
District; and the Hon. Dorothy L. Bain, U.W. 1989, Marathon
County, Ninth Judicial District.
Timothy F. Nixon, U.W. 1990, has coauthored
Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law
2008 (Aspatore Books). He is a shareholder and team leader of the
business finance and
restructuring practice group with Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Green Bay.
Matthew Pinix, Marquette 2007, has authored "The
Unconstitutionality of DOMA+INA,"
18 George Mason Univ. Civil Rights L.J. 455 (2008). He is a
judicial law clerk to the Hon. Patricio
M. Serna of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
Elizabeth T. Russell, Pace 1986, presented "Music
Licensing: Myths, Truths and
Solutions" at the American Association of Museums annual meeting in
Denver in April. She practices
entertainment and intellectual property law at Russell Law, Madison.
The Hon. Paul Wickham Schmidt, U.W. 1973, presented the
keynote address, "Welcome to
the Breakfast Club: Immigration Policy and its Impact on Education
Policy," at the Eighth
Annual Language, Culture, and Education Institute at U.W.-Oshkosh in
March. He is a U.S.
immigration judge in Arlington, Va.
The Hon. Charles B. Schudson, U.W. 1974, presented a law and
"Marriage, Murder, Isolation and
Judging" at the
Indiana Judicial Conference in Indianapolis in April.
He is a Wisconsin reserve judge.
Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Civil Litigation Forms
Manual (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books 2d ed. 2008) are the
following: the Hon.
Angela B. Bartell, U.W. 1971, Bartell Dispute Services, Madison;
Brian E. Butler, Northwestern 1968, and Barbara A.
Neider, U.W. 1980, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison;
Eric A. Farnsworth, U.W. 1978, and Daniel
W. Hildebrand, U.W. 1964, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison;
Mark A. Frankel, U.W. 1973, Frankel ADR, Madison;
Catherine J. Furay, U.W. 1980, Murphy & Desmond S.C.,
Madison; the Hon. Richard G. Niess, Duke 1978, Dane County
Circuit Court; and the Hon.
Margaret J. Vergeront, U.W. 1975, Wisconsin Court of Appeals,
Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Probate System: Forms and
Handbook (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books 3d ed. 2008) are the
Jennifer R. D'Amato, U.W. 1989, and Jessica
King, U.W. 2004, both with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.,
Dean T. Stange, U.W. 1993, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP,
Melanie Swank, Marquette 1994, has authored the revised
Wisconsin Public Records and Open Meetings
Handbook (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books 3d ed. 2008). She is a
Milwaukee assistant city attorney.
Dennis R. Nolan, Harvard 1970, has retired from the University
of South Carolina Law
School after 34 years' service and will continue his arbitration and
mediation practice at 162
Harbor Dr. N., Saint Helena Island, S.C.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, was inducted as a Fellow in the
ABA College of Workers'
Compensation Attorneys in Chicago in March. He also presented
"Workers' Compensation: Where Do We
Go From Here?" at the National Trends in Workers' Compensation
Seminar. He is with Domer
Law S.C., Milwaukee.
||Burton (Burt) A. Wagner, U.W. 1966, was inducted into the
Hall of Fame of the
Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (WAHSA) in May
in recognition of his work
as legal counsel for WAHSA for the past 25 years. He is a shareholder
and a member of the
health care department of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee.
Barbara L. Banker, Tulsa 1982, Oakville, Ontario, Jan. 26,
1951 - April 25, 2008.
Irving G. Curry III, Michigan 1958, Appleton, July 16, 1933 -
April 8, 2008.
Michael J. Gonring Jr., Marquette 1948, West Bend, March 7,
1922 - July 28, 2007.
Robert D. Hevey, U.W. 1951, Sarasota, Fla., June 26, 1921 -
Feb. 22, 2008.
Carl Laumann Jr., U.W. 1953, Green Valley, Ariz., May 17, 1928
- Oct. 27, 2007.
Charles W. Malinsky Jr., Marquette 1965, Kenosha, April 13,
1937 - Dec. 31, 2007.
Joseph R. Pfiffner, U.W. 1940, Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 29,
1916 - April 18, 2008.
Jan Walker, Loyola-Chicago 1986, Jamestown, N.Y., July 10,
1955 - March 3, 2008.