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    Vol. 78, No. 12 December 2005

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Dane E. Allen, U.W. 1992 cum laude, has joined WPS Resources Corp., Green Bay, as senior attorney-corporate. He previously was with Appleton Papers, Appleton.

    Teresa M. Arrowood, Marquette 1991, has become a shareholder in Bolgrien, Koepke & Kimes S.C., Beloit, where she focuses on family law, domestic relations, criminal law, civil litigation, and estate planning.

    Thomas C. Binger


    Thomas C. Binger, Michigan 1996, has joined DeMark, Kolbe & Brodek S.C., Racine, where he focuses on commercial litigation. He previously was a Milwaukee County assistant district attorney.

    Tara C. Campbell


    Tara C. Campbell, Marquette 2001 cum laude, has joined the Dallas, Texas, office of Meadows, Owens, Collier, Reed, Cousins & Blau L.L.P. as an associate in the tax litigation section. She previously worked for another firm in Dallas.

    Ellen Basting Dizard, Marquette 1997, Cynthia G. Fletcher, Marquette 1997, and Tony J. Renning, Marquette 1997, have been promoted to shareholder at Davis & Kuelthau s.c. Dizard, who is with the Milwaukee office, and Renning, who is with the Oshkosh office, are members of the labor and employment team and work with private and public sector organizations. Fletcher is a member of the business and corporate law team in the Milwaukee office and focuses on banking and commercial finance matters.

    Michael R. Devitt


    Michael R. Devitt, Drake 2005, has joined Quincey, Becker, Schuessler & Chase S.C. as an associate. He will practice in the firm's offices in Beaver Dam and Mayville.

    Marco A. Espinoza, U.W. 2003, has joined Daubert Law Firm LLC, with offices in Wausau and Stratford, and will focus on business, consumer, and collection law.

    Adam J. Freed, William Mitchell 2003, has joined Karp, Karp & Zirgibel S.C., Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on plaintiffs' personal injury law and family law. He previously clerked for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Michael D. Guolee.

    Peter Gennrich, U.W. 1972, has become a partner with the Scottsdale, Ariz., office of Jaburg & Wilk P.C. He focuses on bankruptcy matters.

    Eleven attorneys have joined Godfrey & Kahn S.C. In the Milwaukee office: Krista K. Buchholz, U.W. 2005 cum laude, and Joshua P. Dau, Minnesota 2005, cum laude, are in the litigation practice group. Heather L. Cain, Marquette 2000 cum laude, and Timothy D. Kincaid, Georgetown 2005, are in the corporate practice group. Cain previously was with Quarles & Brady LLP. Andrew O. Christianson, U.W. 2005 cum laude, and Edward L. Paz, Northwestern 2002, are in the securities practice group. Paz previously was with Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago. Margaret R. Hildenbrandt, Washington Univ. 2005 with honors, is in the labor and employment practice group. Beth A. Jacobs, Iowa 2005 with distinction, is in the real estate practice group.

    In the Madison office, La-Follette, Godfrey & Kahn: Anthony J. Gaughan, Harvard 2005, is in the litigation practice group. Barbara J. Zabawa, U.W. 2001 with honors, is in the insurance and health care practice groups. She previously was a clerk for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. In the Appleton office: Alan R. Stewart, U.W. 1992, is in the intellectual property practice group. He previously was with an intellectual property boutique firm.

    Martin C. Kuhn


    Martin C. Kuhn, Marquette 2004, has joined Heins Law Office LLC, Mequon, as an associate, concentrating on labor and employment law. He previously was with First, Albrecht & Blondis s.c., Milwaukee.

    Julie A. Lewis


    Julie A. Lewis, Minnesota 1988, has joined Nowlan & Mouat, Janesville, as an associate practicing business law and litigation with an emphasis in labor and employment law. Lewis previously was employment counsel and managing director for Northwest Airlines and chief labor negotiator for the state of Missouri.

    J. Timothy (Tim) Lovett, U.W. 1992, has joined the New Berlin office of Schober Schober & Mitchell S.C., where he focuses on business law, municipal law, nonprofit organizations, and real estate and land use law. He previously was with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

    Marc Marotta, Harvard 1987, has rejoined Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner in the business law department and the transactional and securities practice group. He previously was Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

    Molly McCarragher


    Molly McCarragher, Minnesota 1989, has joined SVA Planners Inc., Registered Investment Advisor, Madison, as a financial consultant.

    David Osswald, Virginia 1999, has joined Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, as senior counsel, concentrating on employment law. He previously was with the Marcus Corp., Milwaukee. Karen Ripley, U.W. 1981, has rejoined the company as vice president-deputy general counsel, focusing on sales, compliance, and department administration. She previously was with Philip Morris USA, Va.

    Michael D. Morneault, U.W. 1995 cum laude, has joined Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works as vice president and chief investment officer. He previously was with McKesson Corp.

    Tricia Nell, Michigan State 2000, has been named a partner at Nell & Associates S.C., De Pere, and continues to focus on general litigation. Todd M. Smith, Seton Hall 2005, has joined the firm as an associate, focusing on civil litigation and health care law.

    Kristin S. Bruess, Valparaiso 2005, and Barbara M. Olivas, U.W. 2005, have joined Otjen, Van Ert, Lieb & Weir S.C. Bruess concentrates primarily in worker's compensation defense in the Milwaukee office. Olivas focuses on general liability and medical malpractice defense in the Madison office.

    Andrew T. Phillips, Marquette 1995, has joined Stadler & Centofanti S.C., Mequon, as a partner, focusing on management-side labor and employment law and civil litigation. The firm is now known as Stadler, Centofanti & Phillips S.C. and has moved to 10140 N. Port Washington Rd.

    Paul D. Bauer Patrick S. Nolan Daniel G. Radler


    Nolan Radler
    Hoyt R. Stastney Kelly H. Twigger  
    Statsney Twigger

    Five attorneys with Quarles & Brady LLP have become partners in the Milwaukee office. Paul D. Bauer, Marquette 1997, focuses on commercial litigation and securities litigation. Patrick S. Nolan, Marquette 1997, focuses on products liability and toxic tort litigation. Daniel G. Radler, Marquette 1997, focuses on intellectual property law. Hoyt R. Stastney, Minnesota 1997, focuses on corporate finance/securities, financial institutions, privately held businesses, and general corporate law. Kelly H. Twigger, Marquette 1997, focuses on corporate class action defense, complex litigation, and Uniform Commercial Code matters. Alice Page, Richmond 1981, has joined the Madison office in the health care practice group. She previously was special counsel for LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn, Madison.

    Karin Anderson Riccio John P. Yentz



    Karin Anderson Riccio, Marquette 2002 cum laude, has joined O'Connor, DuMez, Alia & McTernan S.C., Kenosha, as an associate, focusing on insurance defense and personal injury. She previously was a sole practi-tioner in Kenosha.

    John P. Yentz, U.W. 1982 cum laude, has been named president and managing shareholder of The Schroeder Group S.C., Waukesha. Former president Stuart R. Schroeder, Oklahoma City 1977, has become chief executive officer.

    Ana Burkham Rattray, Washington Univ. 2000, has joined Schubert Law Office LLC, Appleton, as an associate, focusing on divorce and family law. She previously was with Siegel Sevastianos PC, St. Louis, Mo.

    Jeffrey E. Mark


    Susan Minahan Ruppelt
    Heidi L. Vogt

    Three attorneys have joined von Brie-sen & Roper s.c. Jeffrey E. Mark, Nebraska 2002 with distinction, is an associate in the health law and business practice groups in the Milwaukee office. Susan Minahan Ruppelt, Marquette 1995, is an associate in the estate and trust planning and administration and tax sections in the Mequon office. Heidi L. Vogt, Marquette 1990 cum laude, is a shareholder in the litigation and risk management practice group in the Milwaukee office.

    Adam Omar Shanti, Marquette 2001, has joined Application Corp. d/b/a/ Hyperoffice, Vienna, Va., as corporate secretary and general counsel. The company provides hosted Intranet services. He previously was with the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

    Craig Steger, Ave Maria 2005 cum laude, has joined Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, as an associate, focusing on general litigation.

    Patrick Stevens, North Dakota 1988, has become executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, Madison. He previously was the association's corporate counsel and director of environmental policy and regulations.

    Lora B. Cerone, U.W. 1999, and Jeremy C. Perri, U.W. 2002, have joined the appellate division of the Wisconsin State Public Defender's office as assistant state public defenders. Cerone is with the Madison office, and Perri is with the Milwaukee office. Both previously worked in the trial division.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    John F. Hager David P. Dewick Matthew C. Zuengler


    Dewick Zuengler

    John F. Hager, Marquette 1982, David P. Dewick, Washburn 1996, and Matthew C. Zuengler, Marquette 1996, have formed Hager, Dewick & Zuengler S.C., 200 S. Washington St., Suite 401, Green Bay. The attorneys, all previously with Metzler and Hager S.C., will continue to focus on business planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, commercial transactions, banking law, estate planning, and probate and trust administration.

    Karene S. Marchan, Marquette 1996, has opened Marchan Law Offices LLC, Oak Creek, which focuses on family law, litigation, estate planning, and small-business matters.

    Appointments, Elections

    The Barron County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Michael O. Erspamer, Chetek; and secretary/treasurer - Mark O. Dobberfuhl, Barron.

    Thomas G. Cannon, U.W. 1971, has been appointed executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc. He is retired as a shareholder with O'Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong, Milwaukee.

    Harry G. Holz, Marquette 1958, and G. Lane Ware, U.W. 1965, have been appointed cochairs of the Wisconsin Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Holz is retired from partnership with Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee. Ware is a shareholder at Ruder Ware, Wausau.

    The Lafayette County Bar Association has elected the following officers: president - Lance A. McNaughton, Shullsburg; secretary - Steven J. Haverty, Darlington; and treasurer - Eldon R. Hird, Blanchardville.

    Jeffrey J. Makeever, John Marshall 1997, has been elected president of the Winnebago County (Illinois) Bar Foundation board and has been named to the board of the Discovery Center Museum, Rockford. He is a shareholder in the intellectual property department of the Rockford office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

    Mark F. Vetter, Marquette 1974, has been selected management cochair of the state and local government bargaining and employment law committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. He is a partner with Davis & Kuelthau s.c., Milwaukee.

    Several attorneys and judges have been appointed to the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission, which will identify and help correct problems in the Wisconsin criminal justice system. Commission members include the Hon. Michael Malmstadt (chair), Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Daniel Bach, Wisconsin Attorney General's Office; Daniel Blinka, Marquette University Law School; Jerome Buting, Buting & Williams; Walter Dickey, U.W. Law School; Robert Donohoo, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office; Keith Findley, U.W. Law School; the Hon. Frederic Fleishauer, Portage County Circuit Court; Stephen Glynn, Glynn, Fitzgerald & Albee; Thomas Hammer, Marquette University Law School; Scott Horne, La Crosse County District Attorney's Office; Peg Lautenschlager, Wisconsin Attorney General's Office; Cheri Maples, Wisconsin Department of Corrections; Gerald Mowris, Pellino, Rosen, Mowris & Kirkhuff; the Hon. Emily Mueller, Racine County Circuit Court; Suzanne O'Neill, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office; Michael Smith, U.W. Law School; and Kelli Sue Thompson, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office.

    The Wisconsin School Attorneys Association has elected the following officers: president - Malina Piontek; vice president - Thomas N. Shorter; and secretary - John Ashley, all of Madison.

    The Hon. Jim Wynn, Marquette 1979, has been appointed to the scope and program committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is with the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

    Authors, Speakers

    Lawrence G. Albrecht, Valparaiso 1973, is a contributing author to "International Human Rights 2004," The International Lawyer (ABA Section of International Law & Southern Methodist Univ. School of Law). He is with First, Albrecht & Blondis s.c., Milwaukee.

    Christopher J. Brown, U.W. 1986, spoke about marine liability insurance at a meeting in September in Jakarta. In August he spoke about transport and maritime environmental issues at a seminar in Inner Mongolia.

    Robert B. Moberly


    Robert B. Moberly, U.W. 1966, authored "The Story of Electromation: Are Employee Participation Programs a Competitive Necessity or a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?" Labor Law Stories 315 (Foundation Press 2005) and spoke on "Labor Relations During the Clinton Administration" at the 11th Presidential Conference at Hofstra University, New York City. Moberly, dean emeritus and professor of law at the University of Arkansas, also has been appointed to the National Academy of Arbitrators' professional responsibility and grievances committee.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    John T. Bannen


    John T. Bannen, Marquette 1976, LL.M. (taxation) DePaul, has been certified as an estate planning law specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board Inc. He is a partner with the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP, concentrating on estate planning and settlement, employee benefits, and taxation.

    Steven C. Becker, Syracuse 1997 summa cum laude, is a recipient of the Foley & Lardner LLP ninth annual Founder's Award, which honors firm members who have made significant nonbillable contributions to the firm's intellectual property department. He focuses on patent prosecution, counseling, enforcement and litigation, licensing, and infringement studies in the Milwaukee office.

    William Bertrand, U.W. 1989 cum laude, has been named a "Top Washington Lawyer" by the Washington Business Journal. He is vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and corporate compliance officer at MedImmune, Washington, D.C.

    Professor Carin Clauss is the 2005 recipient of the Marygold Shire Melli Achievement Award, presented by the Legal Association for Women. She was selected on the basis of her work as a teacher at the U.W. Law School, as solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, and as a volunteer with organizations working on labor and employment law issues.

    Three attorneys with Cook & Franke S.C., Milwaukee, are included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Honored attorneys are Francis R. Croak (commercial litigation and criminal defense); Thomas J. Drought (trusts and estates); and William A. Jennaro (alternative dispute resolution).

    Eighteen lawyers with Davis & Kuel-thau s.c. have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. The recognized attorneys are James E. Braza, Robert H. Buikema, Robert W. Burns, Dianne S. Cauble, Scott E. Fiducci, Matthew J. Flanary, Harold A. Laufer, Russell S. Long, Kevin J. Lyons, James R. Macy, Norman J. Matar, Brett K. Miller, William J. Mulligan, Kathy L. Nusslock, Mark F. Vetter, Daniel G. Vliet, Michael R. Wherry, and Everett E. Wood. In addition, Buikema, Lyons, Macy, Mulligan, Vetter, and Roger E. Walsh are included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

    Rebecca R. DeMarb, U.W. 1997, has been nationally certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. She is with Murphy Desmond S.C., Madison, and focuses on business bankruptcy and financial restructuring.

    The Hon. John J. DiMotto, U.W. 1974, received the Jurist of the Year award from the Wisconsin chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, an affiliate of the National Italian American Bar Association. He is presiding judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court family division.

    Forty attorneys from the Milwaukee and Madison offices of Foley & Lardner LLP have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. Honored attorneys are: Benjamin J. Abrohams, Allen A. Arntsen, Michael H. Auen, Steven R. Barth, Linda E. Benfield, Christopher S. Berry, Bernard J. Bobber, Michael A. Bowen, John F. Callan, Jon P. Christiansen, Keith A. Christiansen, James R. Clark, William M. Conley, Lloyd J. Dickinson, George A. Dionisopoulo, Richard S. Florsheim, Mark F. Foley, Timothy C. Frautschi, Richard S. Gallagher, Benjamin F. Garmer III,Reed Groethe, Edward J. Hammond, Michael W. Hatch, Joseph P. Hilde-brandt, Emory Ireland, Bradley D. Jackson, Stanley S. Jaspan, Mark A. Kassel, Allan R. Koritzinsky, James T. McKeown, Maurice J. McSweeney, David W. Reinecke, Greg W. Renz, Jay O. Rothman, Nancy J. Sennett, Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Mark A. Thimke, David G. Walsh, Adam J. Wiensch, and Michael B. Van Sicklen. Florsheim, Koritzinsky, and Reinecke were named as three of the top 50 lawyers in the state.

    James W. Gardner, U.W. 1972, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers are marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. He also is included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a partner with Lawton & Cates S.C., Madison.

    Twenty-seven lawyers from Godfrey & Kahn S.C. have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. In the Milwaukee office: Michael B. Apfeld, Pamela E. Barker, Richard J. Bliss, Stephen L. Chernof, John A. Dickens, John E. Donahue, William A. Duffin, Michael J. Dwyer, Henry E. Fuldner, Gardner J. Govan, Arthur J. Harrington, Melanie Aska Knox, William H. Levit Jr., Diane M. Marchik, Christopher B. Noyes, James N. Phillips, Howard A. Pollack, and Peter M. Sommerhauser. In the Madison office, LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn: Jon E. Anderson, Linda M. Clifford, Paul J. Dombrowski, Mark A. Frankel, Kevin J. O'Connor, Michael E. Skindrud, and Brady C. Williamson. In the Appleton office: Daniel T. Flaherty. In the Green Bay office: Timothy F. Nixon. Sommerhauser was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the state, and Harrington was named one of the top 50 lawyers in the state.

    Michael Hayes, Marquette 1999, received the "My Hero" award from the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend-a-Hand Program, sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation. Hayes, who is with the mass torts and complex litigation practice in the Chicago office of Marsh USA Inc., was honored for his volunteer work with Cabrini Connections, which provides tutoring and mentoring services for at-risk children.

    Kimberly A. Hurtado


    Kimberly A. Hurtado, Marquette 1987, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, in recognition of her significant contributions to construction law practice. She is managing shareholder of Hurtado S.C., Counselors at Law, Wauwatosa.

    The Hon. Mary M. Kuhnmuench, New England School of Law 1983, received the Outstanding Mentoring award from the Association for Women Lawyers at the association's annual meeting. She presides over family law cases in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

    David J. McCormick, Marquette 1989, has been awarded an AV peer review rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He is a partner with the Techmeier McCormick Group SC, Milwaukee.

    Terry F. Peppard, U.W. 1973, is included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for alternative dispute resolution. He is a sole practitioner in Madison.

    Four attorneys with the Milwaukee office of Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. are included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Honored attorneys are Terry E. Johnson, U.W. 1975, James T. Murray Jr., Marquette 1974 cum laude, Donald R. Peterson, U.W. 1958, and William R. Sachse Jr., U.W. 1982.

    Six attorneys with the Madison office of Quarles & Brady LLP have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. Attorneys recognized are James R. Cole, Kevin A. Delorey, Roy L. Prange, Donald K. Schott, Nicholas Seay, and John T. Whiting.

    Thomas G. Ragatz, U.W. 1961, is corecipient with his wife of the 2005 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Award, presented by United Way of Dane County. Ragatz, who is retired from Foley & Lardner LLP, has volunteered with the United Way, HospiceCare, the YMCA and other nonprofit agencies, and the Schools of Hope steering committee.

    Thirty-six attorneys with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. have been named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc. Attorneys recognized are James M. Bedore, Robert E. Bellin, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Peter C. Blain, Bruce T. Block, Steven P. Bogart, Laura A. Brenner, Donald J. Christl, Robert E. Dallman, Margaret M. Derus, John A. Erich, David A. Erne, Frederic G. Friedman, Thomas E. Funk, Richard W. Graber, Scott W. Hansen, David G. Hanson, Robert J. Heath, John A. Herbers, Patrick J. Hodan, Gary A. Hollman, Steven D. Huff, Jesse Ishikawa, Michael D. Jankowski, Stephen J. Liccione, Arthur F. Lubke, Robert E. Meldman, Mark L. Metz, Philip R. O'Brien, Michael T. Pepke, Timothy P. Reardon, Anne W. Reed, Robert K. Sholl, Harvey L. Temkin, Michael R. Smith, and John M. Van Lieshout. Blain, Block, and Meldman were named as three of the top 50 attorneys in the state.

    Thomas Halloran, Stephen Hayes, and Stuart Schroeder of The Schroeder Group, S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, were named "2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media Inc.

    Two attorneys with Stroud, Willink & Howard LLC are included in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. C. Vernon Howard, U.W. 1962, recognized for trusts and estates, has been listed for more than 20 years. H. Dale Peterson, U.W. 1978, is recognized for commercial litigation.

    The late John Walsh has been inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Walsh was an amateur boxer and a boxing coach from the 1930s through the 1950s and was with the Madison office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

    In Memoriam

    John A. Baxter, Marquette 1975, Platteville, March 5, 1950 - Nov. 13, 2005.

    Milton M. Chernin, Marquette 1941, Milwaukee, March 30, 1918 - Aug. 28, 2005.

    Fred D. Huber Jr., U.W. 1953, Hartland, Aug. 3, 1930 - Oct. 11, 2005.

    Hon. Richard O'Melia, Marquette 1948, Bethesda, Md., May 24, 1917 - Oct. 26, 2005.

    Alan J. Peek, U.W. 1959, Sheboygan, Sept. 10, 1930 - Oct. 10, 2005.

    George F. Redmond, U.W. 1935, Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 1911 - Oct. 17, 2005.

    Jeffry P. Van Groll, Valparaiso 1986, Milwaukee, July 28, 1953 - Nov. 8, 2005.

    Eugene E. Welch, U.W. 1950, Savannah, Ga., Feb. 24, 1917 - Dec. 22, 2004.

    Max D. Wiviott, U.W. 1939, Rogers, Ariz., Sept. 4, 1915 - Sept. 11, 2005.

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