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    June 06, 2008

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    Vol. 81, No. 6, June 2008

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Mary Sue Anderson 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. Tyler D. Candee

    Ann C. Emmerich Laura M. Lyons 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.
    Emmerich Lyons

    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 Planning Association, 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 estate litigation. Mathew M. McCoy

    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 and Milwaukee.

    Theodore J. (T.J.) Perlick-Molinari 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 defense.

    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 and appeals. Megan A. Senatori

    Timothy J. Young 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. Carrie Ziegler

    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 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.

    Appointments, Elections

    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 Families, Madison.

    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 & Christensen, Milwaukee.

    Barbara Cox 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 procedure, property, comparative issues in gender, family and sexuality, and women and the law.

    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. Rochelle H. Klaskin

    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 Employment Opportunity Commission.

    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 officers: president - Kristela L. Cervera, Milwaukee; president-elect - Carlos A. Ortiz, Chicago; secretary - Jacquelynn A. Ruiz, Milwaukee; and treasurer - David A. Westrup, Milwaukee.

    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 reappointed the 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.

    Authors, Speakers

    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 literature seminar, "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; the Hon. 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, District IV.

    Authors of the newly revised Wisconsin Probate System: Forms and Procedure Handbook (State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books 3d ed. 2008) are the following: Jennifer R. D'Amato, U.W. 1989, and Jessica King, U.W. 2004, both with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Milwaukee; and Dean T. Stange, U.W. 1993, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison.

    Melanie Swank, Marquette 1994, has authored the revised edition of 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 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.

    In Memoriam

    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.

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