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he lawyers at the Milwaukee-based personal injury firm Murphy & Prachthauser have represented people injured through the negligence of others for more than 30 years. In that time, they have become known for the thoroughness and dedication of their practice. “We get a great deal of satisfaction out of doing the hard work,” says Don Prachthauser. “Some lawyers focus on volume, but I’m glad to be among those law firms that do it the right way, rather than taking short cuts.” This strategy has proved beneficial for the firm, as Murphy & Prachthauser has been ranked Tier 1 in Milwaukee for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” every year since 2010. In addition, Prachthauser, who has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995, was recently named as Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Milwaukee for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. “The respect of one’s peers is heartwarming and certainly not to be taken for granted, but I have long since realized that when I’ve been fortunate enough to have had success in the courtroom, it’s because of the team of lawyers whom I’ve been associated with,” says Prachthauser, who is also a past-president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and a member of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of

Left to right: Keith R. Stachowiak, Mark D. Baus, Don C. Prachthauser, Thadd J. Llaurado, Kevin J. Kukor, Joe Zimmermann

Barristers. “In my opinion, this isn’t a profession where someone can do it as a lone gunslinger.” Prachthauser is joined at the firm by lawyers Kevin Kukor, Mark Baus, Thadd Llaurado, Keith Stachowiak, and Joe Zimmermann. These six attorneys form a close-knit group that have now been practicing together for nearly three decades. Their collective experience has prompted judges, doctors, lawyers, and former clients to refer their families and friends to the firm. “We view these referrals as a vote of confidence in our strong group of lawyers,” Prachthauser says. “We’re proud to have a good team of people here with a variety of complementary talents, all working toward the shared goal of helping to improve the lives of our clients.”

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COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS / UCC LAW COMMUNICATIONS LAW CONSTRUCTION LAW CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE LAW CORPORATE LAW CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR DERIVATIVES & FUTURES LAW EDUCATION LAW

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW INSURANCE LAW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FINANCE LAW LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

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NATIVE AMERICAN LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

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PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW PROJECT FINANCE LAW PUBLIC FINANCE LAW RAILROAD LAW REAL ESTATE LAW SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW SECURITIES REGULATION SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW SPORTS LAW TAX LAW TECHNOLOGY LAW TRUSTS & ESTATES

Michael Best: Making a Difference in Wisconsin and Beyond

How an unyielding commitment to client and community service has defined the firm

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We now have myriad tools at our disposal, but has it gotten any easier to find a lawyer? No one is allowed to buy his or her way into Best Lawyers, so when you search for representation in this guide or on BestLawyers.com, you are certain to find only the most highly regarded advocates in their chosen field. Lawyers must be re-nominated every year, thus ensuring that those listed are still considered the most esteemed in the profession. As a result, we congratulate those lawyers who have earned a place in this year’s guide and offer special recognition to the select few who have been honored for 30 years by highlighting their names in red throughout this publication. There have been other improvements to the magazine as well. This year, to make your search even more useful, we have broken out the state of Wisconsin by practice area and also by metropolitan region. Whether you are in Madison or Milwaukee, you are sure to find the best legal counsel available here. We are also pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the “Lawyer of the Year” award. Only one lawyer per practice area per metropolitan zone is granted this distinction, based on the highest peer ratings received. Turn to page 8 to find out more. We are also thrilled to unveil our new, fully

interactive digital edition, truly putting the power to make an informed decision at your fingertips. Every lawyer and law firm with an online profile on BestLawyers.com is hyperlinked within these pages and highlighted in blue. Simply scan the QR code on page 3 with your smartphone or go to the Regional Publications section of BestLawyers.com to access the fully responsive digital edition. It’s available anytime, anywhere—for free, all year long. Our aim is to quickly connect you to the Best Lawyer that best suits your needs. Whether in print or online, our publication strives to put you in touch with the legal champions in your hometown who seek justice for their fellow citizens each and every day. Because it takes a community to recognize the best, if you know an outstanding attorney who isn’t listed here, do not hesitate to go online to BestLawyers.com and nominate him or her today.

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with Robert J. Loots of von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years that represented mostly closely held businesses. This involved dealing with a broad variety of business law issues while also providing estate planning for the owners and their successors. What would you say is the most rewarding aspect of practicing in your area of law? The most rewarding aspect of practicing law in both these areas is the opportunity to develop close personal relationships with the families of the business clients while also providing guidance in What interested you about going their estate planning. into your particular area of law? What has been the key to I was attracted by the opportunity to practice corporate law—in addition your success? Perhaps the key to whatever success I have enjoyed to estate planning—in a small firm

has been responding promptly and placing the needs of the client first without concern for my personal needs or time constraints. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last 30 years? The greatest change has been the continual changing of the tax laws and the increasing necessity of specialization. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? Being recognized by my peers as a lawyer with expertise in their area of practice, through being named in Best Lawyers from the age of 52 continuing throughout 30 years has been a singular honor.

What is one piece of advice you would give to new attorneys? One piece of advice I might give to a new attorney would be to strive to put yourself in the client’s position and provide the best advice you can to achieve his goals with the greatest integrity possible. What is the biggest obstacle you see for your practice area in the next 30 years? The greatest obstacle for both the business and estate planning areas over the next 30 years is the impact of increasing technology and the erosion of the importance of developing and maintaining personal relationships.

with Richard S. Gallagher of Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 30 years

What interested you about going into your particular area of law? My choice of practice area was simply a matter of serendipity. I returned from military service in Vietnam at almost the exact moment of the passage of the Tax

Reform Act of 1969, which radically changed not only corporate tax law but also the law of nonprofit organizations. The law firm asked me to read it and summarize it and after I had done so I was the firm and state expert because no one else had. Life was simpler in those days! Since people of wealth tended to be the ones who generously funded charities, I found myself in the estate planning business, and that allowed me to understand the challenges of family companies and the tax and personal issues associated with family company ownership. What has been the key to your success? I suppose I was driven to this practice by a number of personal circumstances: I was attracted to the practice of law,

not by money, but by the fact that I was interested in being an active member of my community without having to starve to death. Foley & Lardner LLP and a receptive and open community like Milwaukee permitted me to do that. What is one example of a case/ matter you are particularly proud of? I don’t know that one particular case stands out in my mind, and in any event the nature of my practice area is such that I couldn’t talk about it publicly if I could, but I can say that I have been blessed with a client base that has consisted of incredibly bright and interesting people who have allowed me to share their lives and interests. How has the legal industry in your field changed in the last

30 years? Frankly, I would find it difficult to advise a young attorney today—law firms are larger and less personal than they were when I graduated from law school nearly fifty years ago. I think the training is good for nearly every walk of life, but it is a long and expensive road. There is, as my father used to tell me, always room at the top, and that certainly ought to be the goal of anyone who is motivated enough to accomplish graduation from law school. What does being included in Best Lawyers for 30 years mean to you? Clients do notice it and it is certainly an honor to have been selected for so many years in a row. I am humbled by, and grateful for, the recognition.

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CONSTRUCTION LAW Hugh N. Anderson James E. Braza Kevin J. Lyons* Thomas M. Pyper*

LABOR LAW MANAGEMENT James K. Pease, Jr. Tony J. Renning Thomas W. Scrivner

CORPORATE LAW Kathryn M. Buono John S. Robison

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REAL ESTATE LAW LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & Bruce T. Block PRIVATE EQUITY LAW W. Pharis Horton William J. Abraham, Jr. Brian W. Mullins* William T. Stuart* LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT SECURITIES / CAPITAL Michael J. Modl MARKETS LAW Cristina D. Hernandez* LITIGATION Jay O. Rothman INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TAX LAW James F. Boyle Frederic G. Friedman Anthony A. Tomaselli Don M. Millis LITIGATION - LABOR & TRADEMARK LAW EMPLOYMENT Gary A. Essmann Walter F. Kelly Jeff Scott Olson TRUSTS & ESTATES Jennifer E. Annen* LITIGATION & Jennifer R. D’Amato* CONTROVERSY - TAX Timothy M. Dempsey Michael G. Goller Sebastian J. Geraci MASS TORT LITIGATION Philip J. Halley Michael W. Wilcox / CLASS ACTIONS DEFENDANTS WATER LAW Francis H. Lo Coco Donald Leo Bach MEDIATION WORKERS’ Joseph D. McDevitt COMPENSATION LAW Marie A. Stanton CLAIMANTS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE John D. Neal Robert T. Ward LAW - DEFENDANTS Kathleen Bonville WORKERS’ David E. McFarlane COMPENSATION LAW MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EMPLOYERS Andrew J. Quartaro LAW - PLAINTIFFS Jan M. Schroeder John L. Cates

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has named individuals as “Lawyers of the Year” in Wisconsin, based on their particularly high level of peer recognition.

LINDA E. BENFIELD

WILLIAM J. RAMEKER

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MILWA UK E E When Linda Benfield graduated from law school in 1985, natural resources law was in its infancy. But the chance to get involved in an area of the law that was still very much on the ground floor was appealing, so Benfield dove in head first, moving to Washington, D.C. right after law school, and soon afterward to Wisconsin, where she joined Foley & Lardner’s environmental regulation group and eventually became its chair. “It was a really exciting time to start practicing law in an area where I felt I could make a real impact,” she says. As the years passed, Benfield found that the things that initially drew her in—figuring out how environmental statutes would interplay with other laws and how public policy intersects with the statutes—are what have kept her in the practice. Today, she’s the managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office, though her work on behalf of industry (everything from helping energy developers acquire permits to defending against government action) continues. “My work touches every kind of law,” says Benfield. “The legal issues are complex and I’ve always really enjoyed the problemsolving aspect and finding the best path to resolution.” Not to mention that the work is just plain fun. “Every day brings something different,” says Benfield, a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. “It’s never boring.”

MAD IS O N Murphy Desmond attorney William Rameker was serving in Vietnam when he got his first taste of what a career in law might be like. Back then, he says, the JAG Corps didn’t handle court martials—the proceedings were handed to officers. “So I might be asked to defend or prosecute someone who went AWOL, or sit on a judges’ panel,” says Rameker, a 41-year law veteran who has spent the entirety of his career in the bankruptcy/reorganization arena. “There were two lawyers in our unit as well, and after getting to know them, I decided to take the LSAT.” But he didn’t wait until returning stateside. “I took the test at a school desk in Saigon with a .45 in my lap,” Rameker recalls. Today, Rameker, who has acted as a state court receiver and is in his 38th year as a bankruptcy court trustee, is known as being a go-to lawyer for both creditors and debtors in complex bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings across a broad spectrum of industries. And he recently reached the pinnacle: one of his cases—dealing with how individual retirement accounts are inherited by debtors in bankruptcy proceedings—went before the United States Supreme Court. For Rameker, the practice area is richly textured and complex, and he gets as much joy today out of helping individuals and businesses turn their financial lives around as he did when he was just starting out. “I’m part lawyer, part psychologist,” says the well-credentialed Rameker, who is active in countless associations and memberships. “There’s a lot of satisfaction in helping people get a fresh start.”


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VON BRIESEN & ROPER William R. West

CLEANTECH LAW MADISON GODFREY & KAHN David J. Gilles

CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES & FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW MADISON BOARDMAN & CLARK Michael J. Lawton

MILWAUKEE DIANE S. DIEL, ATTORNEY AT LAW Diane S. Diel

BOARDMAN & CLARK Marta Meyers

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HANSEN & HILDEBRAND Susan A. Hansen, Gregory M. Hildebrand

FOLEY & LARDNER Emory Ireland

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MENN LAW FIRM Joseph J. Beisenstein

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty, Winston A. Ostrow LAW FIRM OF CONWAY, OLEJNICZAK & JERRY Gregory B. Conway MCCARTY LAW Randall A. Haak names in red indicate lawyers selected for 30 years

GODFREY & KAHN James A. Friedman, Kendall W. Harrison, James D. Peterson, Douglas M. Poland, Todd G. Smith

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Gregory J. Lynch, Ian A.J. Pitz, Ann Ustad Smith, Mary C. Turke PERKINS COIE Christopher G. Hanewicz, David J. Harth, David E. Jones, John S. BOARDMAN & CLARK Kenneth B. Axe, James E. Bartzen, Skilton, Michelle M. Umberger Claude J. Covelli, Earl H. Munson, QUARLES & BRADY Jr., Paul R. Norman, Richard L. Donald K. Schott Schmidt 608.251.5000 | page 11 COYNE, SCHULTZ, BECKER & BAUER REINHART BOERNER VAN William F. Bauer DEUREN DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Lynn M. Stathas Jon P. Axelrod, Denis P. Bartell, 608.229.2200 | page 20 Stephen A. DiTullio, Bradley C. Fulton, Ronald R. Ragatz, Joseph STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Brian E. Butler, Barbara A. A. Ranney, Wrede H. Smith, Jr. Neider FOLEY & LARDNER STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Allen A. Arntsen, Timothy S. H. Dale Peterson, Peter J. Crisp, Gordon Davenport III, Richter Naikang Tsao, Michael B. Van Sicklen

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Thomas M. Pyper

MILWAUKEE BISKUPIC & JACOBS Steven M. Biskupic CHARLES H. BARR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Charles H. Barr CRIVELLO CARLSON Patrick W. Brennan DAVIS & KUELTHAU James E. Braza, Russell S. Long FOLEY & LARDNER Michael J. Aprahamian, Michael A. Bowen, Mary K. Braza, James R. Clark, Maureen A. McGinnity, Nancy J. Sennett, Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., Andrew J. Wronski FRIEBERT, FINERTY & ST. JOHN Robert H. Friebert GASS WEBER MULLINS Michael Brennan, Brian G. Cahill, Amelia McCarthy, Ralph A. Weber

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BALISLE & ROBERSON, S.C.

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he firm of Balisle & Roberson, S.C. is synonymous with excellence, compassion, and successful advocacy for clients in divorce and other family law matters. The shareholders of the firm, Linda Roberson and Linda Balisle, last year celebrated their 20th anniversary as a firm and have come to enjoy the respect the firm receives as the largest law firm in the state focusing exclusively on family law. With that focus, clients of Balisle & Roberson, S.C. are assured that they are receiving the most up-to-date legal information and advice on issues affecting their family. “We practice at a very high level, handling some of the most significant and complex family law cases in the state,” notes Balisle, who mainly assists business owners undergoing a divorce. Roberson adds, “David and I have practiced law for 40 years, and Linda Balisle has 35 years of legal experience. Our extensive backgrounds allow our firm to handle complex business, financial, and custody cases effectively in the forum that best suits our client’s needs: mediation, arbitration, or litigation.” “We are pleased and honored to be included again this year in The Best Lawyers in America for family law and to share that honor with our colleagues at the firm, David Joanis and Christopher Krimmer,” says Balisle. David Joanis handles the most challenging of child custody issues facing parents in divorce or paternity actions. He is well versed in the psychological dynamics of parent-child relationships and how family dynamics affect custody and placement decisions. Christopher Krimmer has over 15 years of family law experience and has represented a diverse group of clients. He is able to represent clients successfully in a wide range of legal issues and does so with zealous advocacy and compassion. He has recently been recognized as a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal for his dedication and excellent work with gay and lesbian families. Balisle & Roberson, S.C. prides itself on providing exceptional legal services to all of its clients and doing so in a cooperative and professional manner.

BALISLE & ROBERSON, S.C.

131 West Wilson Street | Suite 802 | Madison, WI 53703 PHONE 608.259.8702

Left to right: Linda Roberson, Christopher S. Krimmer, Linda S. Balisle, David E. Joanis

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WEISS BERZOWSKI BRADY Scott B. Fleming

GODFREY & KAHN Anthony S. Baish, William E. Duffin, Paul F. Heaton, Michael D. Huitink, John L. Kirtley, William H. Levit, Jr., Howard A. Pollack

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Ross A. Anderson, Donald A. Daugherty, Andrew A. Jones, Jeffrey J. Liotta, Ann M. Maher, Daniel J. Miske, Kenneth R. Nowakowski, Tamara Hayes O’Brien, Jay R. Starrett

GONZALEZ SAGGIO & HARLAN Cristina D. Hernandez HALE & WAGNER K. Scott Wagner KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS Robert L. Gegios KRAVIT HOVEL & KRAWCZYK Stephen E. Kravit, Christopher J. Krawczyk MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & NICHOLS Michael J. Cohen, Dennis L. Fisher, William T. Stuart 414.273.1300 | page 17 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Paul E. Benson, John A. Busch, John D. Finerty, Jr., Charles P. Graupner, Jonathan H. Margolies O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING Jean M. Ansay, John G. Gehringer, Dean P. Laing, Gregory W. Lyons, William A. Wiseman

WAUSAU RUDER WARE G. Lane Ware, Russell W. Wilson

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS / UCC LAW MADISON BOARDMAN & CLARK Jerry E. McAdow

COMMUNICATIONS LAW MADISON AXLEY BRYNELSON Daniel T. Hardy DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Dennis P. Birke FOLEY & LARDNER Bradley D. Jackson MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Jordan J. Hemaidan REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Peter L. Gardon 608.229.2200 | page 20

PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY Terry E. Johnson, James T. Murray, STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Jr., Donald R. Peterson Edwin J. Hughes PIA ANDERSON DORIUS REYNARD CONSTRUCTION LAW MOSS Joseph S. Goode, Mark M. Leitner * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

QUARLES & BRADY MADISON Keith A. Bruett, Daniel E. Conley Conley, AKERMAN David R. Cross, Matthew J. Robert J. Smith Flynn, Peter C. Karegeannes, Jeffrey Morris, John A. AXLEY BRYNELSON Rothstein, Eric J. Van Vugt Guy DuBeau*, John C. Mitby*, 414.277.5000 | page 11 Brian W. Mullins**, Carl A. Sinderbrand*, Charles V. REINHART BOERNER VAN Sweeney* DEUREN BOARDMAN & CLARK Mark A. Cameli, Francis W. James E. Bartzen* Deisinger Scott W. Hansen, Deisinger, Stephen T. Jacobs DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS 414.298.1000 | page 20 William E. McCardell REINHART BOERNER VAN HUGH N. ANDERSON, ATTORNEY DEUREN AT LAW Waukesha, WI Hugh N. Anderson David G. Peterson LAWTON & CATES 262.951.4500 | page 20 Kent I. Carnell* ROSE & DEJONG MELLI LAW Victor Plantinga Philip J. Bradbury STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Francis R. Croak, Terrence REINHART BOERNER VAN C. Thom DEUREN Melanie Lee TERSCHAN, STEINLE, HODAN & 608.229.2200 | page 20 GANZER Michael J. Ganzer, Theodore STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Hodan H. Dale Peterson*, Ronald W. Todd VON BRIESEN & ROPER Beth Kushner, Terry E. Nilles WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Thomas M. Pyper*

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MILWAUKEE DAVIS & KUELTHAU James E. Braza**, Kevin J. Lyons**, Matthew McClean**, Susan G. Schellinger* DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Brian R. Smigelski, Ken E. Voss GASS WEBER MULLINS Brian G. Cahill* GODFREY & KAHN Eric D. Bolander JEFFREY P. AIKEN Jeffrey P. Aiken* MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH David A. Krutz O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING John G. Gehringer, Steven J. Slawinski PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY James T. Murray, Jr.* QUARLES & BRADY Kevin M. Long* 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Waukesha, WI Steven W. Martin 262.951.4500 | page 20 SIESENNOP & SULLIVAN W. Wayne Siesennop* VON BRIESEN & ROPER Roy E. Wagner

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE LAW C Corporate Compliance Law ; G Corporate Governance Law

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MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Steven R. Barth (G), Patrick G. Quick (G), Jay O. Rothman (G), John K. Wilson (G) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Geoffrey R. Morgan (C, G)

CORPORATE LAW GREEN BAY DAVIS & KUELTHAU Adrian T. Ulatowski HAGER, DEWICK & ZUENGLER John F. Hager LAW FIRM OF CONWAY, OLEJNICZAK & JERRY Thomas M. Olejniczak

MADISON BOARDMAN & CLARK John E. Knight

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CONSIGNY LAW FIRM Robert H. Consigny DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Frederic J. Brouner, Paul A. Croake, Peter R. Dohr, Troy A. Mayne, Gregory E. Scallon, Wrede H. Smith, Jr., Thomas D. Zilavy FOLEY & LARDNER Christopher C. Cain, Timothy S. Crisp, Anne E. Ross, Paul T. Wrycha GODFREY & KAHN Richard A. Latta, Michael E. Skindrud HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON Howard A. Sweet MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Tod B. Linstroth, Gregory J. Lynch MURPHY DESMOND Daniel J. Lipman, Richard W. Pitzner NEIDER & BOUCHER Joseph W. Boucher, Charles E. Neider NOWLAN & MOUAT James R. Cripe QUARLES & BRADY Mark T. Ehrmann, John S. Robison, Margaret E. M. Utterback 608.251.5000 | page 11 STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Joseph P. Bartol, Robert R. Stroud

MILWAUKEE DAVIS & KUELTHAU Ann M. Rieger DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Charles H. McMullen FOLEY & LARDNER William J. Abraham, Jr., Steven R. Barth, Ralf-Reinhard Boer, Benjamin F. Garmer III, Emory Ireland, Patrick G. Quick, Jay O. Rothman, Bryan S. Schultz, Timothy J. Sheehan, Joseph B. Tyson, Jr., John K. Wilson

O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING James G. Dejong, Peter J. Faust, John G. Gehringer, Dennis W. Hollman, William A. Wiseman

RODNEY L. CUBBIE ATTORNEY AT LAW Rodney L. Cubbie SHELLOW & SHELLOW James M. Shellow

TERSCHAN, STEINLE & NESS QUARLES & BRADY Michael J. Steinle David L. Bourne, Kathryn M. Buono, Gerald E. Connolly, Connolly CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Patrick J. Goebel, Michael WHITE-COLLAR M. Grebe, Fredrick G. Lautz, Donald W. Layden, Jr., Joseph D. GREEN BAY Masterson, Elizabeth A. Orelup, GODFREY & KAHN Thomas A. Simonis, Walter J. Daniel T. Flaherty Skipper 414.277.5000 | page 11 MADISON CULLEN WESTON PINES & BACH REINHART BOERNER VAN Lester A. Pines DEUREN James M. Bedore, Larri J. GIESEN LAW OFFICES Broomfield, Lawrence J. Charles W. Giesen Burnett, Anthony J. Handzlik, HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON Kevin J. Howley, Jerome M. Marcus Berghahn, Stephen P. Janzer, Delos N. Lutton, Martin Hurley, Dean A. Strang McLaughlin, Thomas A. Myers, Albert S. Orr, Michael T. Pepke, LAW OFFICE OF LAWRENCE Timothy P. Reardon, John L. BENSKY Schliesmann, David B. Schulz, Lawrence Bensky William Invie Shroyer MEYER LAW OFFICE 414.298.1000 | page 20 Stephen J. Meyer REINHART BOERNER VAN ROSEN LAW OFFICES DEUREN Bruce Rosen Waukesha, WI Robert E. Bellin, Vincent J. MILWAUKEE Beres FEDERAL DEFENDER SERVICES OF 262.951.4500 | page 20 WISCONSIN THE SCHROEDER GROUP Craig W. Albee Stuart R. Schroeder, John Yentz FITZGERALD LAW FIRM Michael J. Fitzgerald WAUSAU RUDER WARE FOLEY & LARDNER Lon E. Roberts, Matthew D. Rowe, David W. Simon G. Lane Ware GIMBEL, REILLY, GUERIN & BROWN Thomas E. Brown, Franklyn M. CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Gimbel NON-WHITE-COLLAR

MADISON CULLEN WESTON PINES & BACH Lester A. Pines GIESEN LAW OFFICES Charles W. Giesen

KRAVIT HOVEL & KRAWCZYK Stephen E. Kravit MAWICKE & GOISMAN Dennis P. Coffey

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Daniel J. Vaccaro HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON Stephen P. Hurley, Dean A. Strang RODNEY L. CUBBIE ATTORNEY GODFREY & KAHN AT LAW Richard J. Bliss, Dennis F. MEYER LAW OFFICE Rodney L. Cubbie Connolly, John A. Dickens, Stephen J. Meyer SHELLOW & SHELLOW Patricia L. Falb, Carol A. Gehl, MURPHY DESMOND James M. Shellow Paul W. Griepentrog, David Hal Harlowe R. Navarre, Christopher B. STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Noyes, Peter M. Sommerhauser, ROSEN LAW OFFICES Francis R. Croak Charles G. Vogel, Nicholas P. Bruce Rosen Wahl, Mark C. Witt TERSCHAN, STEINLE & NESS MILWAUKEE Michael J. Steinle KOHNER, MANN & KAILAS BRENNAN LAW OFFICES David S. Chartier DERIVATIVES & Patrick C. Brennan FUTURES LAW MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & CAFFERTY LAW OFFICE NICHOLS MILWAUKEE Patrick Cafferty Randal J. Brotherhood 414.273.1300 | page 17 FEDERAL DEFENDER SERVICES OF FOLEY & LARDNER David M. Reicher WISCONSIN MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Craig W. Albee Alexander P. Fraser, Robert J. JoEDUCATION LAW hannes, Jerome H. Kringel, K. Thor FITZGERALD LAW FIRM MADISON Lundgren, Geoffrey R. Morgan Michael J. Fitzgerald AXLEY BRYNELSON MAWICKE & GOISMAN Lori M. Lubinsky Dennis P. Coffey names in blue indicate more info available at bestlawyers.com


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GREEN BAY ADAMS & WOODROW Benjamin M. Adams

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Jayne K. Kuehn

LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS E. ARCHAMBAULT Louis E. Archambault

FRIEDMAN LAW FIRM David R. Friedman

WALSH LAW OFFICE Daniel J. Walsh

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GODFREY & KAHN Jon E. Anderson, Thomas N. Shorter

ANNEN ROETTER Jennifer E. Annen

MALINA PIONTEK, ATTORNEY Malina R. Piontek

BOARDMAN & CLARK Jeffrey P. Clark

MELLI LAW James K. Ruhly

FROEMMING LAW OFFICE Roy W. Froemming

MILWAUKEE BUELOW VETTER BUIKEMA OLSON & VLIET Gary M. Ruesch

ELDER LAW EAU CLAIRE GROSSKOPF LAW OFFICE Peter E. Grosskopf JAMES B. NOBLE James Bowen Noble RUDER WARE Jane E. Lokken

HILL, GLOWACKI, JAEGER & HUGHES Barbara S. Hughes REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Robert J. Lightfoot II 608.229.2200 | page 20 STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Carolyn A. Hegge

MILWAUKEE ANGELA E. CANELLOS Angela E. Canellos

BECKER, HICKEY & POSTER Margaret W. Hickey, Heather Poster BRUSKY & ASSOCIATES Andrew P. Brusky LAW OFFICE OF BRUCE A. TAMMI Bruce A. Tammi NELSON, IRVINGS & WESSELS Carol J. Wessels

WAUSAU DRACH LAW FIRM Jeffery J. Drach PAUL A. STURGUL LAW OFFICE Paul A. Sturgul RUDER WARE Mark D. Munson

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW MADISON AXLEY BRYNELSON Patrick Fiedler, Steven M. Streck BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK LAW OFFICE Benjamin Southwick

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Cynthia L. Buchko

MILWAUKEE ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON H. Stanley Riffle GUTTORMSEN, HARTLEY, WILK & HIGGINS Thomas B. Hartley MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Charles P. Graupner, Alan H. Marcuvitz QUARLES & BRADY Katherine Maloney Perhach 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Waukesha, WI Dean B. Richards 262.951.4500 | page 20

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VON BRIESEN & ROPER Catherine Conway, Kenneth A. Hoogstra, Timothy C. McDonald

ENERGY LAW EAU CLAIRE

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Meg E. Vergeront

MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Lloyd J. Dickinson, Gregg H. Dooge, Leigh C. Riley, Nancy J. Sennett*

BOARDMAN & CLARK Mark J. Steichen

GODFREY & KAHN John E. Donahue

FOLEY & LARDNER Allen A. Arntsen

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Charles P. Stevens

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WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Daniel P. Gustafson

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universities by helping to manage their s one of the oldest and most deeply patent portfolios and to monetize their rooted firms in Wisconsin, Michael technology. Krutz says, “Our goal is to help Best & Friedrich LLP is a stalwart our clients get through the road blocks in all of the expected practice areas: real that often stand in their way, manage their estate, employment law, litigation, M&A, risks and find success in their particular construction, and banking to name a market.” few. But with groups such as intellectual The University Patent Practice is an property, energy and agribusiness, Michael off-shoot of the firm’s national intellectual Best is emerging as a go-to firm—both property practice, says Krutz. At the most regionally and nationally—in cutting basic level, the over 100 professionals edge areas of the law. “We’ve been able on the IP team help businesses grow and to establish ourselves in a manner that protect their assets. “Our IP attorneys distinguishes the firm in our markets try to gain a thorough understanding and broadens our reach well beyond the of our clients’ overall strategic plans,” borders of Wisconsin,” says managing he notes. “It’s not just about getting a partner David Krutz, who joined the firm patent or trademark filed. It’s answering full time in 1991 after a year-and-a-halflarger questions: Can they long clerkship. “In some sell the product? How ways we are very much what OUR GOAL IS TO HELP aggressive do they want a traditional corporate firm OUR CLIENTS GET to be, both locally and would look like, but we are THROUGH THE ROAD overseas? Our approach also building new practices BLOCKS THAT OFTEN is about identifying that are really taking off.” STAND IN THEIR WAY. their needs to help them You can’t talk about the maximize their opportunities as well as firm’s cutting edge practice groups without being their watchdog.” Krutz also says the looking at the firm’s Venture Capital firm is flexible with fee arrangements, Practice, known as Venture BestTM, which such as flat-fee structures or working on was founded more than 10 years ago and a retainer, yet another way Michael Best shepherds startup businesses through adds value. the oft-treacherous world of investment Regardless of what any particular capital, financing rounds, and getting operations off the ground on all sides of the client’s needs are, the common theme at Michael Best is the overarching notion table. Michael Best is effective in this area, of partnership with the client. It’s not says Krutz, because it takes a hands-on surprising that many of the firm’s clients approach and understands every step of have been with Michael Best for decades, the process. That is one of the firm’s key says Krutz. “Our attorneys develop a deep discriminators. “We basically look at it as understanding of their clients’ individual a start-to-finish proposition and can cover the client’s needs throughout the growth of histories, how they operate and their industries,” he notes. “That way, we do not the company,” says Krutz. only advise them on what the law is, but we Venture BestTM works in tandem can assess the business risks and provide with another one of its cutting edge a legal strategy which aligns with their practices, the University Patent Practice. business strategy.” For the firm, it boils The firm represents over fifteen national 12 | W I S C O N S I N

down to client service, which is paramount. “It’s A-1,” Krutz says. “Providing high value to the client is the mantra that guides everything we do.” Michael Best was founded in Milwaukee 165 years ago by two visionary attorneys—one who ended up serving as Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court—and today has four offices throughout the state. “We have been in the market since Wisconsin has been a state,” Krutz says. “We’ve changed and matured as a firm as the state’s economy has changed. For example, from the 1950s through the 1990s, we had an exceptionally strong labor practice,” he says. “But since many union-dominated manufacturing jobs have moved out of state, our employment law attorneys now focus on general employment law matters, benefits, and trade secrets in addition to labor issues. Likewise, M&A for large public companies was also a predominant area for us, but in recent years we’ve been assisting more privately-held firms with their business, M&A, and tax needs.” Michael Best is taking its Midwest roots national as the firm has grown in markets outside of the state, with offices in Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C., where the firm opened in 2013. Krutz notes, “Our IP practice and our growing energy practice meant that it made sense for us to be geographically close to agencies such as the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.” At the end of the day, Michael Best attorneys remain dedicated to giving time to the communities they serve. Krutz says the firm’s pro bono work and its sense of volunteerism runs deep. “The emphasis on community involvement is something that will never change,” he says.


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MICHAEL BEST’s 2014 Lawyers of the Year JOHN E. FLANAGAN is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. As an avid litigator in Wisconsin state courts and federal courts, he focuses on matters pertaining to product distribution, antitrust, regulated industries, intellectual property and insurance litigation and advice. He has been named Milwaukee Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for his work in antitrust litigation and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011.

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Partner, leader of the Energy Industry group and member of the Land and Resources group, JORDAN J. HEMAIDAN practices extensively in the areas of energy, construction, and agriculture law. His work has included siting and certification cases for agricultural, power generation, and private energy facilities, and he is active in the renewable energy space as well, recently working on carbon trading issues. He has been named Madison Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for his work in energy law and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

Michael Best’s Lawyers of the Year John E. Flanagan, Jordan J. Hemaidan, Ann Ustad Smith, and Thomas W. Scrivner

Firm Facts ■ Founded in 1848 by Edward Ryan in Milwaukee, WI ■ Firm grew to 30 attorneys in 1970, 130 attorneys in 1990, 200 attorneys in 1997 and more than 230 attorneys in seven offices in 2014 ■ Locations include Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, WI; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Salt Lake City, UT

Charles F. Fawsett and A.A. Hand (1894)

■ Primary practice areas include Corporate/Transactional, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Litigation

■ The firm’s Venture BestTM practice group represents emerging companies in biotechnology, information technology and software, medical device, electronics, and other high-technology sectors and allows the firm to introduce venture capital and private equity investors to early- and mid-stage investment opportunities.

ANN USTAD SMITH, chair of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Industry Group, currently practices in a number of key financial areas, including bankruptcy, commercial litigation and transactions and constitutional litigation. She currently chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee and has held numerous management and leadership positions at the firm. She has been named Madison Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in litigation – banking and finance and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005. As a partner and former head of the employment relations practice at the firm from 1992-2001, THOMAS W. SCRIVNER practices all aspects of labor law and employment litigation. His legal services have been substantial in a number of key industries in the state of Wisconsin and beyond, including construction, health care, printing, education, manufacturing and the not-for-profit sector. He has been named the Milwaukee Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for his work in labor law – management and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for twenty-seven years.

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BOARDMAN & CLARK Lawrie J. Kobza

PHILLIPS & GEMIGNANI Cheryl A. Gemignani, Charles I. Phillips

ANDRASKI LAW OFFICES Kenneth J. Andraski

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Patricia A. Kujawa

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PEGGY L. PODELL ATTORNEY AT LAW Peggy L. Podell

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KARP LAW OFFICES David B. Karp

LOEB & HERMAN Gregg Herman

BAILEY LAW OFFICES Thomas A. Bailey

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JASKOLSKI & JASKOLSKI James K. Jaskolski

HALE, SKEMP, HANSON, SKEMP & SLEIK Margaret A. Herlitzka

ANNEN ROETTER Theresa L. Roetter

MILWAUKEE HANSEN & HILDEBRAND Susan A. Hansen, Gregory M. Hildebrand

HANSEN & HILDEBRAND Susan A. Hansen, Gregory M. Hildebrand

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE MADISON CULLEN WESTON PINES & BACH Curt F. Pawlisch DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Ronald W. Kuehn, Jordan K. Lamb MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH David J. Hanson MURPHY DESMOND Stephen L. Morgan, Michael R. Vaughan

FOLEY & LARDNER C. Frederick Geilfuss II, Maria E. Gonzalez Knavel GIMBEL, REILLY, GUERIN & BROWN Patrick J. Knight GODFREY & KAHN Charles G. Vogel HALL, RENDER, KILLIAN, HEATH & LYMAN Lawrence K. Coon, Scott J. Geboy, Scott W. Taebel QUARLES & BRADY Daniel E. Conley, Alyce C. Katayama, Michael A. Levey, Lisa A. Lyons 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Larri J. Broomfield, Heather L. Fields, Robert J. Heath, Tracey L. Klein 414.298.1000 | page 20 VON BRIESEN & ROPER Lisa M. Gingerich WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Bruce G. Arnold

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HOCHSTATTER, MCCARTHY, RIVAS & RUNDE Thomas C. Hochstatter, Gail K. McCarthy, Joseph M. Rivas, Michael C. Runde MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH José A. Olivieri QUARLES & BRADY Alyce C. Katayama 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Benjamin T. Kurten 414.298.1000 | page 20 STRAUB IMMIGRATION Erich C. Straub SULLIVAN LAW FIRM Dennis M. Sullivan THE STEVENSON GROUP Mary Corbett Stevenson

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MADISON AXLEY BRYNELSON Timothy D. Fenner, Arthur E. Kurtz, Lori M. Lubinsky

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MILWAUKEE ANDRUS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Gary A. Essmann (IP*, P, P*, T), Daniel D. Fetterley (IP*, P, T), Aaron T. Olejniczak (P*), George H. Solveson (P*) BOYLE FREDRICKSON Keith M. Baxter (P), James F. Boyle (IP*, P, P*), Andrew S. McConnell (P, T) FOLEY & LARDNER Jeffrey N. Costakos (IP*, P*), Richard S. Florsheim (IP*, P*), Joseph N. Ziebert (P) GODFREY & KAHN Nicholas A. Kees (IP*, P, P*, T), William H. Levit, Jr. (IP*) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Jonathan H. Margolies (IP*, P, P*, T),Thomas A. Miller (IP*, P, P*, T), Kevin P. Moran (P, P*), David R. Price (P), David B. Smith (P) QUARLES & BRADY Jean C. Baker (P), Daniel E. Conley (IP*), David R. Cross (IP*, P*), John D. Franzini (IP*, P, P*), George E. Haas (P, P*), Michael A. Jaskolski (IP*, P, P*), Charles Leeck (P), Carl R. Schwartz (C, IP*, P, P*, T) 414.277.5000 | page 11

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Joseph A. Kromholz With over 24 years of litigation experience Joe has been involved in numerous intellectual property cases covering a wide variety of technology, ranging from refrigerants to the patenting of anti-carcinogenic features of certain plants. Joe has successfully helped clients enforce their patent and trademark rights as well as defend against charges of infringement.

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WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Francis H. Lo Coco (D)

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty*, William J. Plummer

GREEN BAY

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW D Medical Malpractice – Defendants; P Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs

GREEN BAY NASH, SPINDLER, GRIMSTAD & MCCRACKEN William R. Wick (D)

MADISON BELL, MOORE & RICHTER David E. McFarlane (D) BOARDMAN & CLARK Brad Liddle, Jr. (P)

MADISON FOLEY & LARDNER Christopher C. Cain, Anne E. Ross GODFREY & KAHN Michael E. Skindrud MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Tod B. Linstroth, Gregory J. Lynch QUARLES & BRADY Mark T. Ehrmann, Donald K. Schott* 608.251.5000 | page 11

MILWAUKEE CORNEILLE LAW GROUP Barrett J. Corneille (D), Chester A. FOLEY & LARDNER Isaacson (D) William J. Abraham, Jr., Steven R. Barth, Ralf-Reinhard Boer, COYNE, SCHULTZ, BECKER & BAUER Benjamin F. Garmer III, James Stephen O. Murray (D) P. Peterson, Patrick G. Quick, Jay O. Rothman, Nancy J. DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS MILWAUKEE Sennett*, Joseph B. Tyson, Jr., Eric A. Farnsworth (P) GUTGLASS, ERICKSON, BONVILLE John K. Wilson GINGRAS, CATES & LUEBKE & LARSON GODFREY & KAHN John L. Cates (P) Kathleen Bonville (D), Paul R. John A. Dickens, Patricia L. Erickson (D), Mark Larson (D) HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER Falb, Paul W. Griepentrog, Daniel A. Rottier (P) John L. Kirtley*, David R. LEVERAGED BUYOUTS & 800.242.2874 | page 5 Navarre, Christopher B. Noyes, PRIVATE EQUITY LAW Howard A. Pollack*, Peter M. PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY MADISON Sommerhauser, Nicholas P. Michael P. Crooks (D) Wahl, Mark C. Witt MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Tod B. Linstroth MILWAUKEE MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Peter L. Coffey, W. Charles AIKEN & SCOPTUR MILWAUKEE Jackson, Robert J. Johannes, K. Timothy J. Aiken (P) FOLEY & LARDNER Thor Lundgren William J. Abraham, Jr., Steven END, HIERSEMAN & CRAIN R. Barth, Benjamin F. Garmer O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, J. Michael End (P) III, James P. Peterson DEJONG & LAING GUTGLASS, ERICKSON, BONVILLE James G. Dejong, Peter J. Faust GODFREY & KAHN & LARSON John A. Dickens, Peter M. Kathleen Bonville (D), Paul R. Sommerhauser, Mark C. Witt Erickson (D), James R. Gutglass (D), Mark Larson (D)

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QUARLES & BRADY Kathryn M. Buono, Patrick J. Goebel, Kenneth V. Hallett, Fredrick G. Lautz, Thomas A. Simonis 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN James M. Bedore, Lawrence J. Burnett, Kevin J. Howley, Howley Albert S. Orr, Orr Michael T. Pepke, Timothy P. Reardon 414.298.1000 | page 20

WAUSAU RUDER WARE Lon E. Roberts

MORTGAGE BANKING FORECLOSURE LAW MADISON STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Norman D. Farnam

MILWAUKEE GRAY & ASSOCIATES Duncan C. Delhey

MUNICIPAL LAW * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

MADISON AXLEY BRYNELSON John C. Mitby* BOARDMAN & CLARK Michael J. Lawton** DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Mark R. Sewell MURPHY DESMOND Lawrence E. Bechler**, Jane Zimmerman STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Constance L. Anderson, Matthew P. Dregne, Christopher B. Hughes, S. Bryan Kleinmaier, Richard K. Nordeng, Ted Waskowski*

MILWAUKEE ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON John P. Macy**, H. Stanley Riffle BUELOW VETTER BUIKEMA OLSON & VLIET Daniel G. Vliet CRIVELLO CARLSON Raymond J. Pollen* DAVIS & KUELTHAU Christopher J. Jaekels** MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Charles P. Graupner*

MUTUAL FUNDS LAW MILWAUKEE GODFREY & KAHN Carol A. Gehl, Helge K. Lee


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MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Marc J. Marotta GODFREY & KAHN Brian L. Pierson

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Linda E. Benfield, Michael D. Flanagan, Bruce A. Keyes, Mark A. Thimke QUARLES & BRADY Nancy K. Peterson 414.277.5000 | page 11

NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW MADISON STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Carolyn A. Hegge

MILWAUKEE DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles G. Maris, Ann M. Rieger FOLEY & LARDNER Richard S. Gallagher, David B. Ryan, Lynette M. Zigman GODFREY & KAHN Andrew R. Lauritzen QUARLES & BRADY Michael A. Levey 414.277.5000 | page 11

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION D Personal Injury – Defendants; P Personal Injury – Plaintiffs

EAU CLAIRE BYE, GOFF & ROHDE Charles M. Bye (P) DOAR DRILL & SKOW James A. Drill (P), Ardell W. Skow (P) HALE, SKEMP, HANSON, SKEMP & SLEIK James G. Curtis, Jr. (P), Michael W. Gill (D, P) HERRICK & HART Webster A. Hart (D, P), David J. Rice (P)

GREEN BAY CORNEILLE LAW GROUP Mark Budzinski (D) LAW FIRM OF CONWAY, OLEJNICZAK & JERRY George Burnett (P) NASH, SPINDLER, GRIMSTAD & MCCRACKEN Robert L. McCracken (D)

MADISON ATTERBURY, KRAMMER & HAAG Lee R. Atterbury (P), Alexander S. Kammer (D, P) AXLEY BRYNELSON Bradley D. Armstrong (D), David Easton (D), Michael Riley (P), Steven M. Streck (D), John Walsh (P) BELL, MOORE & RICHTER David E. McFarlane (D), John M. Moore (D), Ward I. Richter (D)

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Terrence C. Thom (D)

LAUFENBERG, JASSAK & LAUFENBERG Lynn R. Laufenberg (P) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Paul E. Benson (D) MURPHY & PRACHTHAUSER Don C. Prachthauser (P) 414.271.1011 | page 2

BOARDMAN & CLARK Claude J. Covelli (D), Henry A. O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, Field, Jr. (D), Amanda J. Kaiser DEJONG & LAING (D), Brad Liddle, Jr. (D), Catherine Dean P. Laing (P) M. Rottier (D) OTJEN, VAN ERT & WEIR CLIFFORD & RAIHALA Lori Gendelman (D), Todd M. Keith R. Clifford (P) Weir (D) COYNE, SCHULTZ, BECKER & BAUER PASTERNAK & ZIRGIBEL Bruce A. Schultz (D) Frank Pasternak (P) DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Michael R. Davis (P), Eric A. Farnsworth (P)

STIERMAN, STEFFENS & KUPHALL Charles F. Stierman (P)

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DAVCZYK & VARLINE Terrance E. Davczyk (D)

FOLEY & LARDNER Trevor J. Will (D)

ECKERT-KOST Michael L. Eckert (D)

GASS WEBER MULLINS Brian G. Cahill (D), Ralph A. Weber (D)

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER D. James Weis (P) 800.242.2874 | page 5

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION D Product Liability – Defendants; P Product Liability – Plaintiffs

EAU CLAIRE HALE, SKEMP, HANSON, SKEMP & SLEIK Michael W. Gill (D)

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THE PREVIANT LAW FIRM David McCormick (P)

BELL, MOORE & RICHTER John M. Moore (D)

URBAN & TAYLOR Jay Urban (P)

BOARDMAN & CLARK James E. Bartzen (D), Claude J. Covelli (D), Henry A. Field, Jr. (D)

VON BRIESEN & ROPER Beth Kushner (D), Mary Lee Ratzel (D)

GODFREY & KAHN Josh Johanningmeier (D), Douglas M. Poland (D)

WARSHAFSKY, ROTTER, TARNOFF PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY & BLOCH Michael P. Crooks (D) Gerald J. Bloch (P), Frank T. Crivello II (P), Victor C. Harding STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Ted Waskowski (D) (P), Michael I. Tarnoff (P) WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Francis H. Lo Coco (D)

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER Robert L. Habush (P), Timothy S. Trecek (P) 800.242.2874 | page 5 HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Jeffrey S. Fertl (D), Thomas R. Schrimpf (D) LAUFENBERG, JASSAK & LAUFENBERG Lynn R. Laufenberg (P) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Paul E. Benson (D) O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING Dean P. Laing (D) PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY James T. Murray, Jr. (D), Randy S. Parlee (D), Donald R. Peterson (D), Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. (D) QUARLES & BRADY David B. Bartel (D), Michael J. Gonring (D), Mark A. Kircher (D), Patrick W. Schmidt (D), Jeffrey K. Spoerk (D) 414.277.5000 | page 11

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER James R. Jansen (P), Daniel A. Rottier (P) 800.242.2874 | page 5 HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON Marie A. Stanton (D, P) LAWTON & CATES Kent I. Carnell (P), James W. Gardner (D, P), James A. Olson (P)

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PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY Michael P. Crooks (D) STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Bruce D. Huibregtse (D), Ted Waskowski (D)

MILWAUKEE

O’FLAHERTY HEIM EGAN & BIRNBAUM Gregory J. Egan (P)

CANNON & DUNPHY William M. Cannon (P), Patrick O. Dunphy (P), Edward E. Robinson (P), Mark L. Thomsen (P)

RYBERG & HAPPE J. Drew Ryberg (D)

DOMNITZ & SKEMP Merrick R. Domnitz (P)

THRASHER PELISH FRANTI & HEANEY Joseph Thrasher (D)

END, HIERSEMAN & CRAIN J. Michael End (P)

WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Thomas J. Graham, Jr. (P)

PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY Terry E. Johnson (D), James T. Murray, Jr. (D), Randy S. Parlee GUTGLASS, ERICKSON, BONVILLE (D), Donald R. Peterson (D), & LARSON Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. (D), Mary Kathleen Bonville (D), Paul R. Wolverton (D) Erickson (D), James R. Gutglass (D), Mark Larson (D) QUARLES & BRADY David B. Bartel (D), Michael J. HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER Gonring (D), Mark A. Kircher (D), Laurence J. Fehring (P), Patrick W. Schmidt (D), Eric J. James M. Fergal (P), Robert L. Van Vugt (D) Habush (P), Robert L. Jaskulski 414.277.5000 | page 11 (P), Timothy S. Trecek (P), Benjamin S. Wagner (P), Mark ROBERT L. ELLIOTT ATTORNEY AT LAW S. Young (P) Robert L. Elliott (P) 800.242.2874 | page 5

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REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Patrick J. Hodan (D) 414.298.1000 | page 20 STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Terrence C. Thom (D) VON BRIESEN & ROPER Mary Lee Ratzel (D) WARSHAFSKY, ROTTER, TARNOFF & BLOCH Victor C. Harding (P) WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Daniel J. La Fave (D), Jack Laffey (D)

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW D Professional Malpractice – Defendants; P Professional Malpractice – Plaintiffs

MADISON BELL, MOORE & RICHTER John M. Moore (D) BOARDMAN & CLARK Claude J. Covelli (D)

MILWAUKEE PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY Donald R. Peterson (D) SIESENNOP & SULLIVAN W. Patrick Sullivan (D) VON BRIESEN & ROPER Terry E. Nilles (D)

PROJECT FINANCE LAW MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Edward J. Hammond HALL, RENDER, KILLIAN, HEATH & LYMAN Patrick D. Walsh QUARLES & BRADY Brian G. Lanser, Lanser Michael L. Roshar, Roshar Rebecca A. Speckhard 414.277.5000 | page 11

PUBLIC FINANCE LAW MADISON WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Thomas E. Klancnik

MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER Reed Groethe, David B. Ryan QUARLES & BRADY Elizabeth S. Blutstein, Brian G. Lanser, Lanser Jeff Peelen, Jennifer V. Powers, Michael L. Roshar, Roshar Rebecca A. Speckhard 414.277.5000 | page 11

RAILROAD LAW MILWAUKEE BORGELT, POWELL, PETERSON & FRAUEN Brian D. Baird

REAL ESTATE LAW * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

EAU CLAIRE RUDER WARE David G. Anderson

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Brian D. Anderson, Angela Black

MILWAUKEE

GREEN BAY REMLEY & SENSENBRENNER Wyon F. Wiegratz

MADISON

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles I. Henderson, Timothy E. Kronquist, Bradley D. Page DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Charles H. McMullen

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK SECURITIES REGULATION Ross A. Anderson*, Bradley I. Only Dallet, Larry R. Dalton, Daniel W. ***Litigation Litigation & Practice area Gentges, Nathaniel A. Hoffman, GREEN BAY Harold D. Karas, Jeffrey J. Liotta*, Ann M. Maher*, Daniel J. Miske*, GODFREY & KAHN Edward J. Pronley, George F. Roth Daniel T. Flaherty*

WAUSAU PIETZ, VANDERWAAL, STACKER & ROTTIER Colin D. Pietz

AXLEY BRYNELSON Gregory C. Collins, Bruce L. Harms, Larry K. Libman, Brian W. Mullins*, Richard E. Petershack, Robert Procter

FOLEY & LARDNER Michael W. Hatch, Sarah O. Jelencic, Benjamin D. Levin, Hugh J. O’Halloran, Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.*

RUDER WARE Joseph M. Mella

BOARDMAN & CLARK James E. Bartzen*, William L. Fahey, Richard A. Heinemann, Michael J. Lawton**, Jerry E. McAdow, Richard L. Schmidt

GALANIS, POLLACK, JACOBS & JOHNSON Ronald S. Jacobs

* Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Denis P. Bartell, Frederic J. Brouner, Michael R. Christopher, Bryan C. Esch, Stuart C. Herro, Troy A. Mayne, Wrede H. Smith, Jr., Thomas D. Zilavy

GODFREY & KAHN Michael B. Apfeld, Kristine S. Cherek, Stephen L. Chernof, Michael J. Dwyer

FOLEY & LARDNER Douglas S. Buck, Michael B. Van Sicklen* GODFREY & KAHN Paul J. Dombrowski GRIFFIN LAW OFFICE Arthur J. Griffin III

GIMBEL, REILLY, GUERIN & BROWN Joshua L. Gimbel**

HORTON LAW OFFICE W. Pharis Horton MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Michael S. Green, William F. White MICHELLE BEHNKE & ASSOCIATES Michelle A. Behnke MOHS, MACDONALD, WIDDER, PARADISE & VAN NOTE Gregory J. Paradise, John W. Van Note, Theodore C. Widder III MURPHY DESMOND Vernon J. Jesse, Daniel J. Lipman, Ronald M. Trachtenberg QUARLES & BRADY Kevin A. Delorey 608.251.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Jesse S. Ishikawa, Melanie Lee, Raymond M. Roder Roder, Harvey L. Temkin 608.229.2200 | page 20 RITZ & CAFLISCH Robert J. Caflisch STAFFORD ROSENBAUM James B. Egle, Christopher B. Hughes STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Joseph P. Bartol

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MADISON MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Gregory J. Lynch MURPHY DESMOND Stephen L. Morgan**

MADISON QUARLES & BRADY Donald K. Schott* 608.251.5000 | page 11 WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Thomas M. Pyper*

MILWAUKEE FOLEY & LARDNER William J. Abraham, Jr., Nancy J. Sennett* QUARLES & BRADY Hoyt R. Stastney 414.277.5000 | page 11

SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW MILWAUKEE

MILWAUKEE DEMARK, KOLBE & BRODEK Gregory A. Ruidl DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Douglas H. Frazer** FOLEY & LARDNER Carl D. Fortner, Richard S. Gallagher, Maureen A. McGinnity*, Jamshed J. Patel, Lynette M. Zigman FOLEY, SHANNON, POWERS & RUSCH Bernard J. Powers GODFREY & KAHN Debra Sadow Koenig, Douglas J. Patch, James N. Phillips MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & NICHOLS Thomas J. Nichols, Joseph E. Tierney III, Adam J. Tutaj 414.273.1300 | page 17

HOSTAK, HENZL & BICHLER Robert R. Henzl

DAVIS & KUELTHAU William J. Mulligan*

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Steven R. Battenberg, Robert L. Gordon*, Bret A. Roge, Timothy G. Schally**, Robert A. FOLEY & LARDNER Edward J. Hammond, Patricia J. Schnur** Lane, David M. Reicher, David O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, B. Ryan DEJONG & LAING Jean M. Ansay

MAWICKE & GOISMAN Victor A. Kornis

FOLEY & LARDNER William J. Abraham, Jr., Steven R. Barth, Benjamin F. Garmer III, Patrick G. Quick, Jay O. Rothman, Nancy J. Sennett*

FOLEY & LARDNER Mary K. Braza, James T. McKeown

GOLDSTEIN & MCCLINTOCK Chris S. Mehring

MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & NICHOLS William T. Stuart* 414.273.1300 | page 17

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GODFREY & KAHN Sean O’D Bosack*, Dennis F. Connolly, John L. Kirtley*, MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Christopher B. Noyes, Howard Charles P. Graupner*, Nancy Leary Haggerty, Paul G. Hoffman, A. Pollack* Alan H. Marcuvitz GONZALEZ SAGGIO & HARLAN O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, Cristina D. Hernandez* DEJONG & LAING HALE & WAGNER John G. Gehringer K. Scott Wagner* QUARLES & BRADY O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, Ann K. Comer Comer, Gerald E. DEJONG & LAING Connolly John W. Daniels, Jr., Connolly, James G. Dejong Mary Neese Fertl, Bernard J. Kearney III, Scott L. Langlois, QUARLES & BRADY Kevin M. Long*, Michael J. Daniel E. Conley*, Peter C. Ostermeyer Joseph E. Puchner Ostermeyer, Puchner, Karegeannes*, Fredrick G. John A. Rothstein*, Michael Lautz, Hoyt R. Stastney D. Zeka 414.277.5000 | page 11 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN DEUREN James M. Bedore, Mark A. Joseph J. Balistreri, Bruce T. Cameli* Block, William R. Cummings, 414.298.1000 | page 20 John A. Erich, Jerome M. Janzer Janzer, John M. Murphy Murphy, David Sanders, REINHART BOERNER VAN William Invie Shroyer Shroyer, Deborah DEUREN C. Tomczyk Waukesha, WI 414.298.1000 | page 20 Robert E. Bellin 262.951.4500 | page 20 REINHART BOERNER VAN WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK DEUREN Ross A. Anderson* Waukesha, WI J. Bushnell Nielsen*, Dean B. Richards** 262.951.4500 | page 20

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SPORTS LAW MILWAUKEE

LAW OFFICE OF MARTIN J. GREENBERG Martin J. Greenberg

TAX LAW * Litigation Only ** Litigation & Practice area

EAU CLAIRE RUDER WARE Sebastian J. Geraci

GREEN BAY NELSON & SCHMELING Brian Mudd**

MADISON AXLEY BRYNELSON Steven A. Brezinski DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Brian L. Anderson, Frederic J. Brouner, Thomas D. Zilavy ELI H. SCHMUKLER Eli H. Schmukler** MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Hamang B. Patel REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Don M. Millis 608.229.2200 | page 20 STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Robert J. Schwab

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QUARLES & BRADY John T. Barry**, Patricia A. Hintz, Elizabeth G. Nowakowski, Thomas J. Phillips**, Thomas A. Simonis 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Daniel P. Cooper Cooper, Margaret M. Derus**, Frederic G. Friedman, Michael G. Goller*, John A. Herbers, Gary A. Hollman, Robert E. Meldman, Robert J. Misey, Jr., Timothy P. Reardon, John L. Schliesmann, Kristina E. Somers** 414.298.1000 | page 20 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Waukesha, WI John R. Austin**, Vincent J. Beres**, Scott M. Fabry Fabry, Timothy A. Nettesheim 262.951.4500 | page 20 WEISS BERZOWSKI BRADY John A. Sikora WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Robert E. Dallman**, John F. Emanuel, Myron L. Joseph**, James R. Lowe, Douglas A. Pessefall**, Joseph A. Pickart* ZETLEY LAW OFFICES Craig H. Zetley*

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EAU CLAIRE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN F. WILCOX John F. Wilcox MILLER LAW OFFICE Henry B. Miller RUDER WARE Sebastian J. Geraci

GREEN BAY DAVIS & KUELTHAU Robert A. Mathers, Adrian T. Ulatowski DEMPSEY LAW FIRM Timothy M. Dempsey GODFREY & KAHN Jeffrey D. Riester LAW FIRM OF CONWAY, OLEJNICZAK & JERRY Frederick L. Schmidt REMLEY & SENSENBRENNER James L. Cummings, Wyon F. Wiegratz

MADISON ANNEN ROETTER Jennifer E. Annen* BOARDMAN & CLARK John C. Frank, Carl J. Rasmussen, Paul Schmidt** CERTUS LEGAL GROUP Thomas A. Hoffner CONSIGNY LAW FIRM Robert H. Consigny** DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Brian L. Anderson, Stuart C. Herro, Wrede H. Smith, Jr., Michael W. Wilcox, Thomas D. Zilavy FOLEY & LARDNER Daniel G. Mohan, David W. Reinecke GODFREY & KAHN Jennifer A. Hannon, Kendall W. Harrison* HILL, GLOWACKI, JAEGER & HUGHES Barbara S. Hughes, Angela M. Paulsrud HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON Howard A. Sweet MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Richard J. Langer, Sheila Boothby Stevens MURPHY DESMOND William F. Mundt NEIDER & BOUCHER Ronald C. Berman, Thomas Shellander NOWLAN & MOUAT James R. Cripe REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Gregory F. Monday** 608.229.2200 | page 20

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Janice N. Bensky, Laura Skilton Steven R. Allen, Philip J. Halley** Verhoff** WILLMS STROUD, WILLINK & HOWARD Andrew J. Willms Carolyn A. Hegge, Robert J. WAUSAU Schwab, Robert R. Stroud RUDER WARE WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Mark J. Bradley Sverre David Roang

MILWAUKEE CERTUS LEGAL GROUP Catherine M. Priebe, Mark A. Shiller DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles G. Maris, Ann M. Rieger FOLEY & LARDNER John F. Callan, George A. Dionisopoulos, Richard S. Gallagher, Wayne R. Lueders, Adam J. Wiensch** GODFREY & KAHN J. Gardner Govan, Joan D. Klimpel, Kristi E. Leswing, David H. Patzer KENNETH P BARCZAK Kenneth P. Barczak LAMBERT LAW Katherine W. Lambert MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & NICHOLS Joseph E. Tierney III 414.273.1300 | page 17 MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Julie L. Gorens-Winston, F. William Haberman**, Bradley J. Kalscheur, Susan C. Minahan, J. Lewis Perlson, Mark S. Poker NELSON, IRVINGS & WESSELS Ruth J. Irvings

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW MADISON MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Tod B. Linstroth QUARLES & BRADY Mark T. Ehrmann 608.251.5000 | page 11

WATER LAW MADISON BOARDMAN & CLARK Lawrie J. Kobza DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Donald Leo Bach STAFFORD ROSENBAUM Paul G. Kent

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW C Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants; E Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

EAU CLAIRE

DOMER LAW Charles Domer (C), Thomas M. Domer (C) FORTUNE & MCGILLIS Richard A. Fortune FORTUNE & MCGILLIS Racine, WI Mark P. McGillis (C) 262.632.2300 | page 19 GILLICK, WICHT, GILLICK & GRAF Michael H. Gillick (C), Patrick J. Gillick (C), Charles J. Graf (C), Dennis H. Wicht (C) KASDORF, LEWIS & SWIETLIK David L. Styer (E) LINDNER & MARSACK Douglas M. Feldman (E) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Eric E. Hobbs (E), Charles B. Palmer (E) MUELLER, GOSS & POSSI Richard T. Mueller (E) NOWAKOWSKI & MCMANUS James G. Nowakowski (E) PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY William R. Sachse, Jr. (E), Jan M. Schroeder (E) SCHOONE, LEUCK, KELLY, PITTS & KNURR Daniel J. Kelley (C), James A. Pitts (C)

RICHARD J. KELLY Richard J. Kelly (C)

THE PREVIANT LAW FIRM Thomas J. Flanagan (C)

SIEDOW & JACKSON Steve M. Jackson (C), Thomas A. Siedow (C)

WARD LAW FIRM Robert T. Ward (C)

GREEN BAY

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Maryeve Heath (E) ZILSKE LAW FIRM Gary S. Stanislawski (E), Robert H. Zilske (E)

O’CONNOR SACHS Diane K. O’Connor

DENISSEN, KRANZUSH, MAHONEY & EWALD Mary Beth Callan (E)

O’NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING Carl D. Holborn, Dennis W. Hollman

WAUSAU TONY WELHOUSE ATTORNEY AT LAW Anthony W. Welhouse (C) JAMES L. BARTELLS James L. Bartells (C)

QUARLES & BRADY John T. Bannen, James F. Daly Daly, Kathleen A. Gray Gray, Noleta L. Jansen, John H. Lhost, John A. Rothstein*, Paul J. Tilleman 414.277.5000 | page 11 REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Jennifer R. D’Amato**, Frederic G. Friedman, John A. Herbers** 414.298.1000 | page 20 SHANEBROOK & FALKOWSKI Elaine A. Shanebrook STEPHEN M. FISHER & ASSOCIATES Stephen M. Fisher VON BRIESEN & ROPER George A. Evans, Jr., Robert J. Loots, Sally C. Merrell WEISS BERZOWSKI BRADY Nancy Bonniwell, Philip J. Miller, Randy S. Nelson

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APLIN & RINGSMUTH Ronald S. Aplin (E), Mark A. Ringsmuth (E)

PIEHLER & STRANDE David A. Piehler (E), Jeffrey J. Strande (E)

AXLEY BRYNELSON John H. Schmid, Jr. (E)

RUDER WARE Russell W. Wilson (E)

BELL, MOORE & RICHTER Timothy J. Yanacheck (E) BORGELT, POWELL, PETERSON & FRAUEN Kathleen E. Grant (E) HAWKS QUINDEL Aaron N. Halstead (C) MEIER, WICKHAM, LYONS & SCHULZ James A. Meier (C, E) PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY Andrew J. Quartaro (E) STAFFORD NEAL & SOULE John D. Neal (C)

MILWAUKEE BORGELT, POWELL, PETERSON & FRAUEN Joseph P. Danas, Jr. (E)

Attorney Mark P. McGillis represents individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin. Mr. McGillis primarily practices in workers’ compensation, social security disability, and personal injury. He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Drake University, where he was managing editor of the law review. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives and was elected President of the Wisconsin Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys (2012). He was also recognized in Wisconsin Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) (2007) and is named in The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin’s Best Lawyers (2014). He frequently lectures on workers’ compensation and social security disability law.

FORTUNE & MCGILLIS, S.C. 1300 South Green Bay Road | Suite 302 | Racine, WI 53406

PHONE 262.632.2300 | FAX 262.632.2331 EMAIL mpmcgillis@msn.com

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MARTIN P. GAGNE FAMILY LAW Martin P. Gagne has been designated a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the area of family law every year since 2005, has been awarded MartindaleHubbell’s AV®-preeminentTM rating, and has been listed in that publication’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 2005. He has also been selected to membership in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors. Attorney Gagne is a 1981 cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School. His practice is limited to family law issues, including complex financial and custody cases. He has extensive experience in cases dealing with the valuation of closelyheld businesses, stock options, executive compensation, employee benefits, trusts, and gifted and inherited property.

GAGNE & O’HALLORAN, LLC 735 N. Water Street | Suite 731 | Milwaukee, WI 53202 PHONE 414.273.5551 | FAX 414.273.5554 EMAIL mgagne@mgjo-law.com

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JULIE A. O’HALLORAN FAMILY LAW Julie A. O’Halloran has been designated a Wisconsin Super Lawyer, has been named to the Top 25 Wisconsin Women Super Lawyers, has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious AV®-preeminentTM rating, and has been selected to membership in The Best Lawyers in America and Outstanding Lawyers of America. Attorney O’Halloran graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986, and from Marquette University Law School in 1989, where she was an editor for the Marquette Law Review. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in dispute resolution from Marquette University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin Dispute Resolution Section and is chair of the District 2 Committee for the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

GAGNE & O’HALLORAN, LLC 735 N. Water Street | Suite 731 | Milwaukee, WI 53202 PHONE 414.273.5551 | FAX 414.273.5554 EMAIL johalloran@mgjo-law.com

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