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Proud to Be Among the Best The national law firm of Quarles & Brady congratulates our Wisconsin attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. BANKING/BANKRUPTCY James D. Friedman Kathryn A. Kronquist Ann M. Murphy Katherine Maloney Perhach Roy L. Prange, Jr. BUSINESS LAW John T. Barry David L. Bourne Gerald E. Connolly Mark T. Ehrmann Patrick J. Goebel Kenneth V. Hallett Patricia A. Hintz Fredrick G. Lautz Donald W. Layden, Jr. Joseph D. Masterson Elizabeth A. Orelup Thomas J. Phillips Elizabeth G. Nowakowski John S. Robison Thomas A. Simonis Walter J. Skipper Hoyt R. Stastney Margaret E. M. Utterback ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL Ave M. Bie William H. Harbeck George J. Marek Michael S. McCauley Thomas P. McElligott Nancy K. Peterson Peter A. Tomasi Arthur A. Vogel, Jr. Brian D. Winters FRANCHISE Daniel M. Janssen

HEALTH Sarah E. Coyne Alyce C. Katayama Michael A. Levey Lisa A. Lyons Kerry L. Moskol Jennifer Rathburn IMMIGRATION Grant Sovern INSURANCE Jeffrey O. Davis William J. Toman INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Jean C. Baker Bennett J. Berson John D. Franzini George E. Haas Michael A. Jaskolski Charles Leeck Carl R. Schwartz Anthony A. Tomaselli LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Michael Aldana John L. Barlament Amy Ciepluch Robert H. Duffy Mike Fischer Fred Gants Mary Pat Jacoby David B. Kern Ely A. Leichtling David P. Olson Robert D. Rothacker Sean M. Scullen LITIGATION Valerie L. Bailey-Rihn David B. Bartel Andrew Beilfuss

Keith A. Bruett Daniel E. Conley David R. Cross Matthew J. Flynn Michael J. Gonring Kevin M. Long Peter C. Karegeannes Mark A. Kircher Jeffrey Morris John A. Rothstein Patrick W. Schmidt Donald K. Schott Jeffrey K. Spoerk Eric J. Van Vugt PUBLIC FINANCE Elizabeth S. Blutstein Brian G. Lanser Jeff Peelen Jennifer V. Powers Michael L. Roshar Rebecca A. Speckhard REAL ESTATE Ann K. Comer John W. Daniels, Jr. Kevin A. Delorey Mary Neese Fertl Bernard J. Kearney III Scott L. Langlois Michael J. Ostermeyer Joseph E. Puchner Michael D. Zeka TRUSTS AND ESTATES John T. Bannen James F. Daly Kathleen A. Gray Noleta L. Jansen John H. Lhost Paul J. Tilleman


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Appleton 6 Baraboo 6 Bayside 6 Brookfield 6 Brule 6 Cedarburg 6 Cross Plains 6 Deerfield 6 Eau Claire 6 Elkhart Lake 6 Elkhorn 6 Elm Grove 7 Fort Atkinson 7 Glendale 7 Green Bay 7 Greenfield 7

Hartland 7 Hurley 7 Janesville 7 Kenosha 7 La Crosse 7 Madison 7 Manitowoc 14 Mequon 14 Middleton 14 Milwaukee 14 Monona 18 Neenah 18 New Berlin 18 New Richmond 18 Oak Creek 18 Oshkosh 18

Port Washington 18 Poynette 18 Racine 18 Rhinelander 19 Rice Lake 19 Richland Center 19 River Falls 19 Shorewood 19 Thiensville 19 Verona 19 Waukesha 19 Wausau 19 Wauwatosa 19 West Allis 19 West Bend 19 Whitefish Bay 19

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As Wisconsin becomes the 25th right-to-work state, the future of unions is uncertain. But should labor be sorry to see them go?

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Bud Bobber of Foley & Lardner, Mike Aldana of Quarles & Brady, and Scott Beightol of Michael Best & Friedrich, attorneys with prominent labor and employment practices, discussed the right-to-work debate with Best Lawyers.

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ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW ANTITRUST LAW* APPELLATE PRACTICE ARBITRATION BANKING AND FINANCE LAW* BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW* BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS) CIVIL RIGHTS LAW CLEANTECH LAW CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW COLLABORATIVE LAW: CIVIL COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW COMMERCIAL FINANCE LAW COMMERCIAL LITIGATION COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS / UCC LAW COMMUNICATIONS LAW CONSTRUCTION LAW* COPYRIGHT LAW CORPORATE COMPLIANCE & GOVERNANCE LAW CORPORATE LAW CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR DERIVATIVES AND FUTURES LAW DUI/DWI DEFENSE EDUCATION LAW ELDER LAW EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW* EMPLOYMENT LAW – INDIVIDUALS & MANAGEMENT ENERGY LAW ENERGY REGULATORY LAW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW* EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW FAMILY LAW FAMILY LAW MEDIATION FDA LAW FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW FIRST AMENDMENT LAW* FRANCHISE LAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE HEALTH CARE LAW* IMMIGRATION LAW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW INSURANCE LAW* INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY* INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION – COMMERCIAL & GOVERNMENTAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT* LABOR LAW – MANAGEMENT & UNION LAND USE AND ZONING LAW* LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW LEVERAGED BUYOUTS AND PRIVATE EQUITY LAW LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY) MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS MEDIATION MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW* MORTGAGE BANKING FORECLOSURE LAW MUNICIPAL LAW* MUTUAL FUNDS LAW NATIVE AMERICAN LAW NATURAL RESOURCES LAW NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW PATENT LAW* PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW PROJECT FINANCE LAW PUBLIC FINANCE LAW RAILROAD LAW REAL ESTATE LAW* SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW* SECURITIES REGULATION SECURITIZATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW SPORTS LAW TAX LAW* TECHNOLOGY LAW TRADEMARK LAW TRUSTS AND ESTATES* VENTURE CAPITAL LAW WATER LAW SCAN TO ACCESS WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW – INTERACTIVE CLAIMANTS & EMPLOYERS DIGITAL VERSION

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Director of Publications WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL EDITION of Wisconsin's Best Lawyers, featuring the 1,113 lawyers who have been selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015. In this focused yet comprehensive guide you will find top lawyers from 266 firms practicing in 111 key areas of specialization. Our aim is to provide you with a shortlist—fewer than three percent of the region’s registered attorneys, in fact—of highly qualified, vetted lawyers in your area of residence. To refine your search and to find out more, we encourage you to visit BestLawyers. com/Wisconsin, our dedicated site for the attorneys listed here, where you can view detailed contact information, in-depth practice area definitions, allnew firm and attorney profiles, office location maps, client testimonials, and more. We congratulate all who have earned a place in this year’s guide and offer special recognition to the 66 lawyers selected for the first time by highlighting their names in green throughout the publication. In addition, we are thrilled to announce the 129 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. Go to page 8 to see the full list. This year, we have reorganized the listings by city so that no matter where you are, from Appleton to Whitefish Bay, you will find the right attorney to resolve your personal or professional matter. On the move? Simply scan the QR code on page 3 with your smartphone and take Wisconsin's Best Lawyers with you, wherever you go: each lawyer with a profile on BestLawyers. com is hyperlinked and highlighted in blue within this publication, truly putting the power to make an informed decision at your fingertips. Because it’s inevitable—at some point in your life, you’re going to need a lawyer, and you won’t always be able to predict when that need will arise. The lawyers listed in this guide are here to help.

Meredith Hinshaw-Chaney Director of Publications mhinshaw@bestlawyers.com

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► Andrus Intellectual Property Law: Gary A. Essmann (intellectual property litigation; patent law and litigation; trademark law, 1995) received a Civic Achievement Award issued by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. George H. Solveson (litigation – patent, 2012) was elected as a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation, an honorary legal society. ► Axley Brynelson: Carl A. Sinderbrand (construction and environmental litigation, 2007) helped secure a ruling in favor of the residents of Pleasant Lake against the Department of Natural Resources, in what Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel called “a major victory for environmentalists.” The judge ruled that the DNR failed to take into consideration the environmental impact of a large dairy farm’s plan to install a high-capacity well near Pleasant Lake when the agency reviewed the proposal.

► Cafferty Law Office: Patrick K. Cafferty (criminal defense: non-white-collar, 2013) won a reduction of eight years to the sentence of his client, who was convicted on a felony murder charge and sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2008. ► Cannon & Dunphy: Mark L. Thomsen (plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, 2005) represented Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn before the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission panel in the inquiry into Flynn’s firing of an officer. The panel unanimously upheld Police Chief Flynn’s decision, saying that the officer had violated police protocol in patting down and subsequently fatally shooting a mentally ill man. ► Cullen Weston Pines & Bach: Tamara Packard (appellate practice; employment law – individuals; litigation ‒ labor and employment, 2011) was part of a team that prepared Dane County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the event of a federal court ruling striking down the Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. Lester A. Pines (non-white-collar and white-collar criminal defense; employment law – individuals, 2003) and Susan Crawford assisted attorneys from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU Reproductive Rights Project in winning a permanent injunction against a Wisconsin state law, passed in 2011, that was found to have “imposed unconstitutional burdens on the right of Wisconsin women to access abortion services.” ► Davis & Kueltau: Robert W. Burns (employment law – management; labor law – management, 2010) was interviewed on Green Bay’s CBS TV5 about the effect the right-to-work bill in Wisconsin would have on companies and union members. Kathy L. Nusslock (commercial and labor and employment litigation, 2015) was appointed chief operating officer. ► Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown: Franklyn “Frank” Gimbel (criminal defense: whitecollar, 1983) was interviewed in Milwaukee Magazine. ► Godfrey & Kahn: Mike B. Wittenwyler (administrative / regulatory law; corporate compliance law, 2013) testified before the Joint Committee on Elections about Wisconsin’s campaign finance law.

► Habush Habush & Rottier: Robert L. Habush (plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law, personal injury and product liability litigation, 1983) was the subject of a biography written by Milwaukee author Kurt Chandler and published by the American Bar Association.

Anthony A. Tomaselli (litigation – intellectual property; litigation – patent, 2013) obtained a $44.1 million verdict in favor of Ultratec Inc. and CapTel LLC regarding a patent on captioned telephone technology for the hearingimpaired. Katherine M. Perhach (bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law and litigation; eminent domain and condemnation law; mortgage banking foreclosure law; litigation – banking and finance; litigation – real estate, 2010) presented at the “Third Annual Barristers for Babies” March of Dimes event. John A. Rothstein (commercial litigation, litigation – real estate; litigation – trusts and estates, 2005) was named chair of the Fiduciary, Trust and Probate Litigation Subgroup.

► Law Office of Marin J. Greenberg: Martin J. Greenberg (sports law, 2009) was quoted in The New York Times about the strain put on college football coaches, saying, “They are asked to do just about everything under the guise of being the football coach.” Mr. Greenberg has represented many coaches over his 25 years in practice and says that they are “worth every penny.” ► Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols: Thomas J. Nichols (tax law, 2007) co-authored an op-ed piece on national tax reform titled “Tax Reform Should Go Right Down Main Street” for The Wall Street Journal. ► Michael Best & Friedrich: The Wisconsin Law Journal honored José A. Olivieri (immigration law; education law; administrative / regulatory law; labor law–management; employment law– management, 2003) at its 2015 Leaders in the Law dinner. At the second Wills for Veterans event, Michael Best & Friedrich partnered with Marquette Law School students to draft nearly 100 estate planning documents pro-bono for Milwaukee-area veterans. ► Morgan Legal Group: Geoffrey R. Morgan (banking and finance law; corporate law; securities / capital markets law; securities regulation; corporate governance law; corporate compliance law, 2007) founded boutique firm Morgan Legal Group after more than 20 years at Michael Best. ► Murphy Desmond: Glorily A. Lopez (immigration law, 2007) hosts the radio talk show, Inmigración al Día, on La Movida 1480 AM twice monthly, on which she answers calls and texts with questions regarding immigration. ► Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart: The labor and employment law firm opened an office in Milwaukee, adding a number of attorneys formerly of Krukowski & Costello, including Kevin J. Kinney (employment law – management; labor law – management; labor and employment litigation, 2010) and David F. Loeffler (employment law – individuals, 2013). ► O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing: Grant C. Killoran (litigation – health care, 2015) was elected one of five delegates to the American Bar Association House of Delegates by the State Bar of Wisconsin. ► Quarles & Brady: John T. Barry (tax law and litigation, 2009), Bernard J. Kearney III (real estate law, 2012), David P. Olson (employee benefits [ERISA] law, 2009), Elizabeth A. Orelup (corporate law; commercial finance law, 2007), and Peter A. Tomasi (environmental law and litigation; energy law; energy regulatory law, 2010) were part of a team that represented Mason Wells Buyout Fund II, Limited Partnership, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm and a $525 million fund, during its sale of Charter NEX Holding Company to Pamplona Capital Management. Michael A. Jaskolski (litigation – intellectual property; patent law and litigation; copyright law; trademark law, 2007) and

► Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren: Francis W. Deisinger (commercial litigation; ethics and responsibility law, 2011) was nominated to run for 2015 Wisconsin State Bar presidentelect. David G. Peterson (appellate practice; commercial litigation; product liability litigation – defendants, 2014) was elected President of the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA). ► Ruder Ware: G. Lane Ware (business litigation; corporate M&A and securities law; commercial litigation; corporate law, 1993-1994) passed away at age 75 after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was president of Ruder Ware for 27 years until he retired at the end of 2013, after 48 years in the profession. ► Stafford Rosenbaum: Christopher B. Hughes (real estate law; land use and zoning law; municipal law, 2008) was re-elected board of directors chair and managing partner. Barbara A. Neider (commercial litigation; ethics and professional responsibility law, 2007) and Meg E. Vergeront (employee benefits [ERISA] law; civil rights law; litigation – labor and employment; employment law – management, 2010) were part of a team that represented Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in a deal with the Wisconsin Department of Justice regarding the state’s claims that the drug manufacturer had artificially inflated costs of brand name prescription drugs, causing Wisconsin’s Medicaid program to reimburse pharmacies for more money than necessary. ► Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek: Daniel J. Miske (commercial litigation; litigation – real estate, 2012) was elected to the firm’s board of directors. The firm opened a Waukesha County office, expanding its corporate and environmental teams; Timothy A. Nettesheim (tax law, 1995), and Donald P. Gallo (environmental law and litigation, 2010) formerly of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, joined the firm to lead the team.

Compiled by Nathaniel Barr

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APPLETON BANKING & FINANCE LAW

MCCARTY LAW Randall A. Haak (B) BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

MENN LAW FIRM Joseph J. Beisenstein COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty MCCARTY LAW Randall A. Haak MENN LAW FIRM Joseph J. Beisenstein CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty (IP*) LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY)

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

GODFREY & KAHN Daniel T. Flaherty* PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER Craig Christensen (P), Joseph M. Troy (P) TRUSTS & ESTATES

GODFREY & KAHN Jeffrey D. Riester

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

MENN LAW FIRM Mary Beth Callan (E)

FAMILY LAW

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS TONY WELHOUSE ATTORNEY AT LAW Patricia A. Kujawa Anthony W. Welhouse (C) SCHMIDT RUPKE TESS-MATTNER & FOX BARABOO Kent Tess-Mattner FAMILY LAW HEALTH CARE LAW KENNETH H. CONWAY, JR. Kenneth H. Conway, Jr. DAVIS & KUELTHAU Robert W. Muren

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CHARLES H. BARR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Charles H. Barr COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

CHARLES H. BARR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Charles H. Barr FAMILY LAW

INSURANCE LAW

RATZEL, PYTLIK & PEZZE Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. NON-PROFIT / CHARITIES LAW

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles G. Maris, Ann M. Rieger PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

LAW OFFICES OF KAREN GOLDMAN CANNON & DUNPHY William M. Cannon (P), Patrick O. ZIMMERMANN Dunphy (P), Edward E. Robinson Karen G. Zimmermann (P), Mark L. Thomsen (P)

BROOKFIELD ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

SMITH, GUNDERSON & ROWEN James S. Smith (M) APPELLATE PRACTICE

SCHMIDT RUPKE TESS-MATTNER & FOX Kent Tess-Mattner BANKING & FINANCE LAW

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Charles H. McMullen (B) CONSTRUCTION LAW

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Brian R. Smigelski, Ken E. Voss CORPORATE LAW

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Ann M. Rieger

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DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Charles H. McMullen

PASTERNAK & ZIRGIBEL Frank T. Pasternak (P), Jeffrey R. Zirgibel (P) 262.785.0802 | page 16 RATZEL, PYTLIK & PEZZE Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. (D) PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION

RATZEL, PYTLIK & PEZZE Ronald G. Pezze, Jr. (D) REAL ESTATE LAW

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Charles H. McMullen TAX LAW

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS Douglas H. Frazer** TRUSTS & ESTATES

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

ZILSKE LAW FIRM Gary S. Stanislawski (E), Robert H. Zilske (E)

BRULE ELDER LAW

JAMES B. NOBLE James Bowen Noble

CEDARBURG FAMILY LAW

LEVY & LEVY Donald A. Levy LAND USE & ZONING LAW

LEVY & LEVY Donald A. Levy**

CROSS PLAINS CONSTRUCTION LAW

HUGH N. ANDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Hugh N. Anderson

DEERFIELD WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

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

EAU CLAIRE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

HERRICK & HART Stephanie L. Finn (A) BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

FREUND LAW OFFICE Daniel R. Freund** RUDER WARE Randi Osberg

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles G. Maris, Ann M. Rieger HERRICK & HART Webster A. Hart

ELDER LAW

GROSSKOPF LAW OFFICE Peter E. Grosskopf RUDER WARE Jane E. Lokken ENERGY LAW

WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Daniel P. Gustafson ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Daniel P. Gustafson** LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Stephen L. Weld II (EM, LM) PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

HERRICK & HART Webster A. Hart (D, P), David J. Rice (P) RYBERG & HAPPE J. Drew Ryberg (D) WELD, RILEY, PRENN & RICCI Thomas J. Graham, Jr. (P) REAL ESTATE LAW

RUDER WARE David G. Anderson TAX LAW

RUDER WARE Sebastian J. Geraci TRUSTS & ESTATES

LAW OFFICE OF JOHN F. WILCOX John F. Wilcox RUDER WARE Sebastian J. Geraci NAMES IN BLUE INDICATE MORE INFO AVAILABLE AT BESTLAWYERS.COM NAMES IN GREEN INDICATE NEWLY LISTED LAWYERS FIRMS IN YELLOW BOXES INDICATE PROFILED FIRMS/ LAWYERS WITH CORRESPONDING PAGE NUMBER

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ASTERISKS: *A single asterisk indicates lawyer is listed in litigation. **Two asterisks indicate a lawyer is listed in both litigation and non-litigation categories. Alternative Dispute Resolution A Arbitration M Mediation Banking and Finance Law B Banking and Finance R Financial Service Regulation M Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Governance & Compliance Law C Compliance G Governance Entertainment Law F Film/Movies M Music Intellectual Property T Trademark C Copyright P Patent IP* Litigation – Intellectual Property International Arbitration C Commercial G Government L abor and Employment EI Employment Law – Individuals EM Employment Law – Management LE Labor and Employment LM Labor Law – Management LU Labor Law – Union Legal Malpractice Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Medical Malpractice Law Personal Injury Product Liability Litigation Professional Malpractice P Plaintiffs D Defendants Securities / Capital Markets Law S Securities / Capital Markets R Securities Regulation Workers’ Compensation Law C Claimants E Employers


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RICHARD J. KELLY Richard J. Kelly (C) SIEDOW & JACKSON Steve M. Jackson (C), Thomas A. Siedow (C)

ELKHART LAKE DUI/DWI DEFENSE

BARRY S. COHEN Barry S. Cohen

ELKHORN LAND USE & ZONING LAW

SWEET & MAIER John L. Maier, Jr.**

ELM GROVE TRUSTS & ESTATES

KENNETH P BARCZAK Kenneth P. Barczak WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

NOWAKOWSKI & MCMANUS James G. Nowakowski (E)

FORT ATKINSON REAL ESTATE LAW

VANCE, WILCOX & SHORT James J. Vance

GLENDALE TRUSTS & ESTATES

LAMBERT LAW Katherine W. Lambert

GREEN BAY BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

CORPORATE LAW

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Adrian T. Ulatowski HAGER, DEWICK & ZUENGLER John F. Hager

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

GODFREY & KAHN William J. Plummer

ELDER LAW

LAW OFFICE OF LOUIS E. ARCHAMBAULT Louis E. Archambault

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER Ralph J. Tease, Jr. (P), Edward Vopal (P)

KENOSHA

FAMILY LAW

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW

JASKOLSKI & JASKOLSKI James K. Jaskolski

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

LAW FIRM OF CONWAY, OLEJNICZAK & JERRY CORNEILLE LAW GROUP Thomas M. Olejniczak Mark Budzinski (D)

GREENFIELD

GUTTORMSEN, HARTLEY, WILK & HIGGINS Thomas B. Hartley

HARTLAND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ROBERT B. CORRIS Robert B. Corris

FAMILY LAW

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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. Linda Roberson and Linda Balisle, the founders of the firm, which is now in its twenty-second year, are gratified at the respect accorded to their growing practice, now the largest law firm in the state focusing exclusively on family law and related matters. With that focus, clients of Balisle & Roberson are assured that they receive expert and timely information and advice on matters affecting their families. “We practice at a very high level, handling some of the most complex and significant family law cases in the state,” notes Balisle, who concentrates her practice on divorce cases involving business owners. Roberson adds, “David and I have practiced law for more than 40 years, and Linda B will achieve that milestone in just a few years. Our extensive backgrounds allow our firm to handle complex business, financial, and custody cases effectively in the forum that best suits our clients’ 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 this honor again with our colleagues David Joanis and Christopher Krimmer,” says Balisle. David Joanis handles the most challenging child custody issues faced by parents in divorce and paternity actions. His expertise in psychosocial family dynamics and child development make him an unusually qualified and soughtafter resource for families in crisis. Christopher Krimmer, with more than 16 years’ experience, represents a diverse group of clients and has been widely acclaimed for his community service. He has spearheaded the firm’s commitment to provide full services to gay, lesbian, and transgender families, and remains on the cutting edge of new developments relating to marriage and partnership options for these 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.

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Real Estate Law Madison, WI

BY MAGGIE BURCH ■ Seventeen years ago, Michelle Behnke stepped away from the legal career she had known, working at a mid-sized law firm in Madison then serving as in-house counsel to CUNA Mutual Group, and started her own firm with the hopes of creating a work-life balance that would allow her to give as much time and attention to her family as she gives her clients. Now—and for the past 17 years—Behnke helps her clients do the same: venture out and expand a business or start a new one, lending her business knowledge and real estate law expertise to help them reach their goals. Michelle Behnke & Associates consists only of Behnke, one associate, and her assistant. Clients praise Behnke for the close personal attention she gives them. Behnke says of her approach, “My personal touch, along with my wealth of experience, allows clients access to a high level of experience in a personalized setting.” Behnke’s real estate practice focuses mostly on commercial transactions, from the acquisition of new land to a company that’s opening a new franchise leasing existing space. Three of Behnke’s more well-known, Wisconsin-based clients are Welton Enterprises, Southern Wisconsin Foods, and Valley King of Wisconsin, and Behnke likens the work she does for these clients to serving as in-house counsel: They seek out her legal skills as well as her business judgment. “Being able to work with clients long-term and to understand the whole of their business, and then to consult and guide them, is the core of what I love about practicing law,” Behnke says. “We’re not just putting a band-aid on when something goes wrong. I want to help guide my clients to anticipate and prepare for issues so they don’t hit bumps in the road.” In addition to her clients, Behnke is also passionate about the community service and professional organizations she has been involved in. Early on in her career, she served on the Madison Community Housing Foundation board of directors and established a first-time home-buyer loan program that helped people attain home-ownership, an accomplishment that has been proven to benefit families as well as communities. She is also active in the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association, having previously served as president and on the board of governors, respectively. Behnke said a career highlight for her was being admitted to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) in 2005, a distinguished invitation that is only extended to the best in the practice field.


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Bud Bobber of Foley & Lardner, Scott Beightol of Michael Best & Friedrich, and Mike Aldana of Quarles & Brady, attorneys with prominent labor and employment practices, discussed the right-to-work debate with Best Lawyers.

AN UNEASY UNION

As Wisconsin becomes the 25th right-to-work state, the future of unions is uncertain. But should labor be sorry to see them go?

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BY EVA SAVIANO

he Badger State is known for many things—cheese curds, Harley Davidson, the Green Bay Packers. Now, Wisconsinites can add another item to their list of achievements: On March 9, 2015, Wisconsin became the 25th state to adopt a so-called “right-to-work” law, and in doing so, could be the tipping point in a heated national debate. Scott Walker, the 45th governor of the state in which the Republican party was founded and a 2016 presidential hopeful, passed legislation that will ban 12 | W I S C O N S I N

compulsory union membership or what are known as “union security clauses” from new and renewed labor agreements with privately held companies, effective immediately. As it stands in states without right-to-work laws, it can be a requirement for employment that a person pay union dues, or fees in lieu of union dues, whether or not they want to participate in their union. Take away the mandate, cut a hole in the pockets of the unions. “A union’s income is dues, and they can only put so much time and resources into business development and expansion,” says Bernard J. “Bud” Bobber, vice chair of Foley & Lardner’s

national labor and employment practice. “In a right-to-work state, unions face the prospect of going to all that effort to organize and finding half or more individuals choose not to pay dues.” That is a pretty unsustainable business atmosphere…and it’s one that is spreading. Despite being largely controversial, right-to-work is picking up speed in the United States, particularly in the labor-heavy Rust Belt. Oklahoma passed right-towork in 2001, and, after more than a decade gap, three states approved similar laws within four years: Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin in 2012, 2013, and 2015, respectively. “Legislators look at this and say, ‘If you can pass this in these strong union states…’ ” says Scott Beightol chairman

of Michael Best & Friedrich and director of the Employment Law Alliance. “You’ll see a domino effect in New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri. These are places looking at this now.” In Kentucky—where passage of state legislation seemed unlikely, according to Beightol—10 counties passed right-to-work under home-rule provisions in their state constitution, revealing a growing trend at the most granular levels. “There are a lot of different motivations to enact these laws,” said Michael Aldana, partner in the labor and employment group of Quarles & Brady. Benefits like bypassing what some consider overly generous benefits packages culled by unions for employees and economic growth perceived as tied to right-to-


work legislation. “Businesses like right-to-work states,” says Bobber. “They prefer to not have a legal obligation to deal with a union—unions add a layer of bureaucracy and inefficiency at a time of high rate of change, and thus it is really hard for a business to be nimble. You want to react to marketplace changes, competitors, and the like, and it creates drag if you mandatorily have to bargain in good faith for every important change.” “There are studies that show there is a net gain in jobs in states that enact right-to-work laws,” Aldana says, although he acknowledges that there are studies to the contrary as well. Economist Thomas Holmes’s research released in 2000 stated that growth in manufacturing employment was 26 points higher in rightto-work states than their counterparts, but this could point to the attractiveness of whole pro-business packages rather than the direct benefits of right-to-work laws. Beightol, who counsels companies in the site selection process, notes that right-to-work is a preference for companies considering opening a new plant or expanding a current facility. But though the correlation between business growth and right-to-work laws might be debatable, the effect this legislation has on labor unions is clear-cut: It’s all about the money.

There are studies that show there is a net gain in jobs in states that enact rightto-work laws.

–Michael Aldana

partner, Quarles & Brady

Opponents loudly decry right-to-work legislation as political maneuvering, pro-corporation and, above all, unfairly damaging to unions’ ability to generate funding. The thinking is, most laborers, facing the choice of something for nothing or something for…fees, will choose the freebie. This “free

rider” debate is at the heart of the union argument against right-to-work. “A collective is only as valuable as the size of the group,” says Beightol of possible free-rider majorities at union employers. “What if it turns out to be 80 percent free riders? That will be a change: Do they want to be exclusive reps for a bargaining unit or members only?” Wisconsin state’s AFL-CIO and the state’s chapters of International Association of Machinists and United Steelworkers have already filed a suit alleging the new law is unconstitutional, but similar suits in Indiana did not stand and the Indiana Supreme Court unanimously struck down the challenge to right-to-work in December 2014. Though constitutional challenges to right-to-work have failed by-and-large, it isn’t all doom and gloom for labor now. In 2011, the Economic Policy Institute found that wages, rates of employer-sponsored health insurance, and companysponsored pensions were lower in right-to-work states. And though proponents of right-to-work question the relevancy of unions in a postOSHA, post-Title 7, 401k world, Wisconsin’s own Scott Walker is leading a trend to reduce worker’s compensation benefits in the state that had the first constitutionally recognized worker’s compensation law, established in 1911. “A major concern with the proposed new legislation is the inefficiency of splitting the functions of worker’s compensation in Wisconsin among different agencies,” says Aaron Halstead, an attorney in the labor and employment groups of Hawkes Quindel. “But even more so, it would eliminate judicial oversight in compensation agreements, meaning no one checking: ‘Is this fair?’ ” And, on Hawkes Quindel’s blog, Halstead wrote: “Governor Walker’s budget bill proposes wideranging changes in the statute which are nearly universally viewed as unnecessary.” “Maybe now unions will be highly motivated to demonstrate their value,” Bud

of Americans approve of labor unions but

of Americans said they would “vote for” a rightto-work law.

(Gallup Poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/175556/americans-approve-unions-support-right-work.aspx)

“Real personal income” increased by in right-to-work states between 1995 and 2005. In non-right-to-work states, it increased just

.

(National Institute for Labor Relations, retrieved from Inside Indiana Business http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/contributors.asp?id=1189)

The rate of employer-sponsored pensions is lower in rightto-work states. (Economic Policy Institute http://www.epi.org/publication/bp299/)

Per capita GDP is

and

higher in non-rightto-work states more people are uninsured in right-towork states.

(National Education Association http://www.nea.org/home/52880.htm)

Bobber says. “They have to earn that business.” Between that and a new “you’ve got nothing to lose” sales pitch, there is a possibility that an unintended consequence of right-to-work is more, rather than less, unionization. And with new so-called “quickie election rules,” labor has an opportunity to get in, stir the pot, and seal the deal—fast. “A union might be able to get a sufficient show

of interest and have a ‘quickie’ election conducted before a company has the opportunity to mobilize and effectively present a campaign against Union representation,” says Aldana. Will unions go members only, shine up their bill of goods to lure new support (And if you aren’t satisfied, it is no cost to you!), or die on the vine as funds run dry? As Scott Beightol says, “Only time will tell.” www.bestlawyers.com | 13


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

FOLEY & LARDNER Edward J. Hammond HALL, RENDER, KILLIAN, HEATH & LYMAN Patrick D. Walsh QUARLES & BRADY Brian G. Lanser, Michael L. Roshar, Rebecca A. Speckhard 414.277.5000 | page 2 PUBLIC FINANCE LAW

FOLEY & LARDNER David B. Ryan QUARLES & BRADY Elizabeth S. Blutstein, Brian G. Lanser, Jeff Peelen, Jennifer V. Powers, Michael L. Roshar, Rebecca A. Speckhard 414.277.5000 | page 2 RAILROAD LAW

BORGELT, POWELL, PETERSON & FRAUEN Brian D. Baird REAL ESTATE LAW

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Charles I. Henderson, Bradley D. Page FOLEY & LARDNER Michael J. Aprahamian*, Michael W. Hatch, Sarah O. Jelencic, Benjamin D. Levin, Hugh J. O'Halloran, Thomas L. Shriner, Jr.* GALANIS, POLLACK, JACOBS & JOHNSON Ronald S. Jacobs

QUARLES & BRADY Gerald E. Connolly, John W. Daniels, Jr., Mary Neese Fertl, Bernard J. Kearney III, Scott L. Langlois, Kevin M. Long*, Michael J. Ostermeyer, Joseph E. Puchner, John A. Rothstein*, Michael D. Zeka 414.277.5000 | page 2

SPORTS LAW

FOLEY & LARDNER Mary K. Braza, James T. McKeown LAW OFFICE OF MARTIN J. GREENBERG Martin J. Greenberg

TAX LAW REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN FOLEY & LARDNER Joseph J. Balistreri, Bruce T. Carl D. Fortner, Richard Block, William R. Cummings, John A. Erich, Jerome M. Janzer, S. Gallagher, Maureen A. John M. Murphy, David Sanders, McGinnity*, Jamshed J. Patel, Lynette M. Zigman William Invie Shroyer, Deborah C. Tomczyk GODFREY & KAHN 800.553.6215 | page 20 Debra Sadow Koenig, Douglas J. Patch, James N. Phillips VON BRIESEN & ROPER Alan H. Marcuvitz, Mark E. MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & Schmidt* NICHOLS Thomas J. Nichols, Joseph E. WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Tierney III, Adam J. Tutaj Ross A. Anderson*, Bradley I. Dallet, Larry R. Dalton, Daniel W. MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Gentges, Nathaniel A. Hoffman, Robert L. Gordon*, Bret A. Roge, Harold D. Karas, Jeffrey J. Liotta*, Timothy G. Schally**, Robert A. Ann M. Maher*, Daniel J. Miske*, Schnur** George F. Roth QUARLES & BRADY John T. Barry**, Patricia A. SECURITIES / CAPITAL Hintz, Elizabeth G. Nowakowski, MARKETS LAW Thomas J. Phillips**, Thomas A. Simonis DAVIS & KUELTHAU 414.277.5000 | page 2 William J. Mulligan (S*)

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

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Daniel P. Cooper, Margaret M. Derus**, Frederic G. Friedman, Michael G. Goller*, John A. Herbers, Gary A. Hollman, Robert E. Meldman, Robert J. Misey, Jr., Douglas GODFREY & KAHN A. Pessefall**, Timothy P. Sean O'D Bosack (S*), Dennis F. Reardon, John L. Schliesmann, Connolly (S), John L. Kirtley (S*), Christopher B. Noyes (S), Howard Kristina E. Somers** 800.553.6215 | page 20 A. Pollack (S*) GONZALEZ SAGGIO & HARLAN Cristina D. Hernandez (S*)

WEISS BERZOWSKI BRADY John A. Sikora

HALE & WAGNER K. Scott Wagner (S*)

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Robert E. Dallman**, John F. Emanuel, Myron L. Joseph**, James R. Lowe, Timothy A. Nettesheim, Joseph A. Pickart*

GIMBEL, REILLY, GUERIN & BROWN O'NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, Joshua L. Gimbel** DEJONG & LAING GODFREY & KAHN James G. DeJong (S) Michael B. Apfeld, Kristine S. Cherek, Stephen L. Chernof, QUARLES & BRADY Michael J. Dwyer, Mark E. O'Neill Daniel E. Conley (S*), Peter C. Karegeannes (S*), Fredrick GOLDSTEIN & MCCLINTOCK G. Lautz (S), Hoyt R. Stastney Chris S. Mehring (R, S) 414.277.5000 | page 2 MAWICKE & GOISMAN Victor A. Kornis REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & James M. Bedore (S), Mark A. NICHOLS Cameli (S*) William T. Stuart* 800.553.6215 | page 20

ZETLEY LAW OFFICES Craig H. Zetley* TRUSTS & ESTATES

CERTUS LEGAL GROUP Catherine M. Priebe, Mark A. Shiller DEMET LAW FIRM Donal M. Demet** FOLEY & LARDNER John F. Callan, George A. Dionisopoulos, Richard S. Gallagher, Wayne R. Lueders, Adam J. Wiensch**

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Charles P. Graupner*, Nancy Leary Haggerty

WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Ross A. Anderson (S*)

O'NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING John G. Gehringer

SECURITIZATION & STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW GODFREY & KAHN Jeffrey S. Billings, J. Gardner Govan, Joan D. Klimpel, Kristi E. FOLEY & LARDNER Leswing, David H. Patzer Edward J. Hammond, Patricia J. Lane, David M. Reicher, David LAW OFFICE OF RUTH J. IRVINGS B. Ryan Ruth J. Irvings

MEISSNER TIERNEY FISHER & NICHOLS Joseph E. Tierney III 18 | W I S C O N S I N

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Julie L. Gorens-Winston, F. William Haberman**, Bradley J. Kalscheur, Gordon K. Miller, J. Lewis Perlson O'CONNOR SACHS Diane K. O'Connor

NEENAH ELDER LAW

ADAMS & WOODROW Benjamin M. Adams REAL ESTATE LAW

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

REMLEY & SENSENBRENNER Wyon F. Wiegratz

QUARLES & BRADY John T. Bannen, James F. Daly, Kathleen A. Gray, Noleta L. Jansen, John H. Lhost, John A. Rothstein*, Paul J. Tilleman 414.277.5000 | page 2

REMLEY & SENSENBRENNER James L. Cummings, Wyon F. Wiegratz

TRUSTS & ESTATES

NEW BERLIN BANKING & FINANCE LAW

POYNETTE ELDER LAW

BOARDMAN & CLARK Jeffrey P. Clark

RACINE CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

CAFFERTY LAW OFFICE Patrick K. Cafferty FAMILY LAW

TIMOTHY P. CRAWFORD Gerald M. Crawford REAL ESTATE LAW

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN GRAY & ASSOCIATES Jennifer R. D'Amato**, Frederic Duncan C. Delhey (M) G. Friedman, John A. Herbers** 800.553.6215 | page 20 NEW RICHMOND

HOSTAK, HENZL & BICHLER Robert R. Henzl

STEPHEN M. FISHER & ASSOCIATES Stephen M. Fisher

DEMARK, KOLBE & BRODEK Gregory A. Ruidl

VON BRIESEN & ROPER George A. Evans, Jr., Robert J. Loots, Sally C. Merrell

FAMILY LAW

BAKKE NORMAN Gary L. Bakke PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

WEISS BERZOWSKI BRADY Nancy Bonniwell, Randy S. Nelson DOAR DRILL & SKOW James A. Drill (P), Ardell W. WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Skow (P) Steven R. Allen, Philip J. Halley**, Philip J. Miller, Susan C. Minahan OAK CREEK WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

BORGELT, POWELL, PETERSON & FRAUEN Joseph P. Danas, Jr. (E) DOMER LAW Thomas M. Domer (C), Charles F. Domer (C) 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) MUELLER, GOSS & POSSI Richard T. Mueller (E) PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY William R. Sachse, Jr. (E), Jan M. Schroeder (E) THE PREVIANT LAW FIRM Thomas J. Flanagan (C) WARD LAW FIRM Robert T. Ward (C) WHYTE HIRSCHBOECK DUDEK Maryeve Heath (E)

MONONA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

FOX & FOX LAW Michael R. Fox (EI), Randall B. Gold (EM, LE*), Mary E. Kennelly (EI, LE*), Richard F. Rice (EI)

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

MARTIN LAW OFFICES Kevin R. Martin (P)

TAX LAW

FOLEY, SHANNON, POWERS & RUSCH Bernard J. Powers WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

FORTUNE & MCGILLIS Richard A. Fortune (C, E), Mark P. McGillis (C) 262.632.2300 | page 19 SCHOONE, LEUCK, KELLY, PITTS & KNURR Daniel J. Kelley (C), James A. Pitts (C)

OSHKOSH

RHINELANDER

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW

STEINHILBER, SWANSON, MARES, MARONE & MCDERMOTT Paul G. Swanson LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER D. James Weis (P) PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

ECKERT-KOST Michael L. Eckert (D)

DAVIS & KUELTHAU HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER James R. Macy (EM, LM), Tony J. D. James Weis (P) Renning (LM)

RICE LAKE

TRUSTS & ESTATES

DAVIS & KUELTHAU Robert A. Mathers DEMPSEY LAW FIRM Timothy M. Dempsey

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

THRASHER PELISH FRANTI & HEANEY Joseph Thrasher (D)

PORT WASHINGTON

RICHLAND CENTER

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW

O'NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING Jean M. Ansay TAX LAW

O'NEIL, CANNON, HOLLMAN, DEJONG & LAING Jean M. Ansay

BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK LAW OFFICE Benjamin Southwick

RIVER FALLS PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

BYE, GOFF & ROHDE Charles M. Bye (P)

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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW BUELOW VETTER BUIKEMA OLSON & VLIET SOLDON LAW FIRM Gary M. Ruesch Scott D. Soldon (EI, LU) EMINENT DOMAIN & THIENSVILLE CONDEMNATION LAW TRUSTS & ESTATES ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON WILLMS H. Stanley Riffle Andrew J. Willms REINHART BOERNER VAN VERONA DEUREN Dean B. Richards REAL ESTATE LAW 800.553.6215 | page 20 GRIFFIN LAW OFFICE FAMILY LAW Arthur J. Griffin III

WAUKESHA ADMINISTRATIVE / REGULATORY LAW

ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON John P. Macy ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

STIERMAN, STEFFENS & KUPHALL Charles F. Stierman (A, M) BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

LANSER LAW OFFICE Bruce A. Lanser BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (INCLUDING LLCS & PARTNERSHIPS)

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Scott M. Fabry 800.553.6215 | page 20 CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES & FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Scott M. Fabry 800.553.6215 | page 20 COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN David G. Peterson 800.553.6215 | page 20 CONSTRUCTION LAW

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Steven W. Martin 800.553.6215 | page 20 CORPORATE LAW

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Robert E. Bellin, Vincent J. Beres, Eric P. Hagemeier 800.553.6215 | page 20

PHILLIPS & GEMIGNANI Cheryl A. Gemignani, Charles I. Phillips INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Kevin P. Moran (P, P*) LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

REAL ESTATE LAW

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Paul G. Hoffman REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN J. Bushnell Nielsen*, Dean B. Richards** 800.553.6215 | page 20 SECURITIES / CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Robert E. Bellin (S) 800.553.6215 | page 20 TAX LAW

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Steven R. Battenberg REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN John R. Austin**, Vincent J. Beres**, Scott M. Fabry 800.553.6215 | page 20 TRUSTS & ESTATES

MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Mark S. Poker

BUELOW VETTER BUIKEMA OLSON & VLIET Clifford B. Buelow (EM, LE*, LM), WORKERS' Robert H. Buikema (EM, LM), COMPENSATION LAW Susan M. Love (LE*), Gary M. Ruesch (EM, LM), Daniel G. Vliet MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH (EM, LM) Charles B. Palmer (E) MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH WARD LAW FIRM Charles B. Palmer (EM, LE*, LM) Robert T. Ward (C) LAND USE & ZONING LAW

ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON John P. Macy, H. Stanley Riffle MICHAEL BEST & FRIEDRICH Paul G. Hoffman REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN Dean B. Richards 800.553.6215 | page 20

OTJEN, GENDELMAN, ZITZER, JOHNSON & WEIR Lori Gendelman (D), Todd M. Weir (D) MUNICIPAL LAW

ARENZ, MOLTER, MACY, RIFFLE & LARSON John P. Macy**, H. Stanley Riffle BUELOW VETTER BUIKEMA OLSON & VLIET Daniel G. Vliet PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER James M. Fergal (P)

THE SCHROEDER GROUP, S.C., OTJEN, GENDELMAN, ZITZER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW JOHNSON & WEIR Stuart R. Schroeder, John P. Yentz Lori Gendelman (D), Todd M. Weir (D) STIERMAN, STEFFENS & KUPHALL Charles F. Stierman (P)

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

RUDER WARE Dean R. Dietrich (EM, LM) MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW

RUDER WARE Lon E. Roberts PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

DAVCZYK & VARLINE Terrance E. Davczyk (D) REAL ESTATE LAW

PIETZ, VANDERWAAL, STACKER & ROTTIER Colin D. Pietz RUDER WARE Joseph M. Mella TRUSTS & ESTATES

RUDER WARE Mark J. Bradley WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW

BARTELLS, PARMAN AND PEASE James L. Bartells (C) PIEHLER & STRANDE David A. Piehler (E), Jeffrey J. Strande (E) RUDER WARE Russell W. Wilson (E)

WAUSAU

WAUWATOSA

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS / INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR

BYRNE & KRAUTKRAMER Terrence J. Byrne COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

RUDER WARE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Russell W. Wilson

HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER James M. Fergal (P)

PROFILED FIRMS/ LAWYERS

RODNEY L. CUBBIE ATTORNEY AT LAW Rodney L. Cubbie CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

RODNEY L. CUBBIE ATTORNEY AT LAW Rodney L. Cubbie

CORPORATE LAW ELDER LAW RUDER WARE Lon E. Roberts, Matthew D. Rowe ANGELA E. CANELLOS Angela E. Canellos ELDER LAW FAMILY LAW DRACH LAW FIRM Jeffery J. Drach NELSON, KRUEGER & MILLENBACH Rebecca K. Millenbach RUDER WARE Mark D. Munson

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Mr. Fortune is a partner in the law firm of Fortune & McGillis, S.C., located in Racine, Wisconsin. The firm focuses on personal injury claims, primarily arising out of employment, and practices throughout the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Fortune is a 1975 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School who has written about, and is a frequent lecturer on, workers’ compensation law. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Mr. Fortune is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He has been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list since 2005. Fortune & McGillis, S.C. has been a U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” since 2010. Mr. Fortune was also selected to be Milwaukee’s Claimants Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year for the year 2012 by The Best Lawyers in America.

FORTUNE & MCGILLIS, S.C.

1300 South Green Bay Road | Suite 302 | Racine, WI 53406 phone 262.632.2300 | fax 262.632.2331 email richard_frtn@yahoo.com

www.fortuneandmcgillis.com

Mark P. McGillis WORKER’S COMPENSATION LAW

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 WisconsinMadison 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 (2015). 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

www.fortuneandmcgillis.com

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ELDER LAW

LAW OFFICE OF BRUCE A. TAMMI Bruce A. Tammi

WEST BEND

WINTER EDITION AVAILABLE NOW

TRUSTS & ESTATES

SHANEBROOK & FALKOWSKI Elaine A. Shanebrook

WHITEFISH BAY CONSTRUCTION LAW

JEFFREY P. AIKEN Jeffrey P. Aiken*

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