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Victor Corpuz, LW'88

Victor N. Corpuz, LW'88 has been selected as President-Elect of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association.

Victor Navasca Corpuz is a Partner in the Dallas, Texas office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He was born in Manila, Philippines. Mr. Corpuz attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He graduated from Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa. After law school, Mr. Corpuz practiced for eleven years in insurance defense, handling medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, and employment law litigation. Since joining Jackson Lewis LLP, in June 2000, Mr. Corpuz has handled workers’ compensation retaliation cases, all claims of discrimination under Title VII, FMLA, ADA, and ADEA and their state law equivalents and cases under the FLSA. Mr. Corpuz is a frequent writer and speaker on employment-related topics. Mr. Corpuz previously served on the Steering Committee of the Texas Minority Counsel Program for several years. In addition, he is a member of the Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, and was formerly the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts. He served as a pianist for 13 years for the Contemporary Choir at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. For six years, Mr. Corpuz also volunteered as an adult literacy teacher for Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT).



Michael Richards, LW'01

Michael C. Richards joins Davis Brown Law Firm Drake University Law School alumni. Michael C. Richards recently joined the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines as an associate attorney. His litigation practice focuses on all stages of complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on defense litigation. Michael is BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for someone with his years of experience, and was recognized in 2010 and 2011 by Super Lawyers as a “Virginia Rising Star” in Civil Litigation. Prior to accepting a position with firm, he lived in Virginia and was a partner at WootenHart, PLC.



Charles Campbell, LW'04

Kum & Go Announces Additions to Leadership Team Charles Campbell promoted to Vice President & General Counsel WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - (April 20, 2011) Charles W. Campbell, associate general counsel since 2004, was recently promoted to vice president and general counsel. Mr. Campbell has been a member of the Kum & Go legal team for over seven years and provides business-centered counsel to the company's executives and associates. "Charley has been an integral part of Kum & Go's legal team for many years. His knowledge of our business model and his leadership in the legal community make him an excellent fit as vice president and general counsel," stated Kum & Go President and CEO Kyle J. Krause. When asked about the primary focus of his new position, Mr. Campbell emphasized the importance of leadership as Kum & Go continues to grow. "I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that come with being the primary legal advisor to a growing and dynamic company like Kum & Go. I will continue to find new ways to facilitate the company's plans for long-term growth while at the same time, managing our legal risk." A native of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mr. Campbell earned his doctor of jurisprudence from Drake University. He also received a bachelor of science degree in Finance from Iowa State University.

 

Jeffrey D. Ewoldt, LW'00

Jeffrey D. Ewoldt, LW'00 has been elected a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Division and practices in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, real estate, labor and employment law, and construction law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Iowa, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University in 1993. Jeff earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2000.


Tara Z. Hall, LW'05

Tara Z. Hall, LW'05 has been elected a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines. Tara maintains a general litigation practice including but not limited to business litigation, employment and labor relations, litigation and appeals, real estate litigation and family law. In her time at the firm, Tara has represented her clients in administrative, district court and appellate proceedings. Tara practices before both state and federal courts. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa in 2002 and graduated with high honors from Drake Law School in May of 2005.


Alumni admitted as shareholders

Three admitted as shareholders at Nyemaster Goode Mitch Kunert Kathleen Law Dwayne Vande Krol

Three associate attorneys with Nyemaster Goode PC have been admitted to the firm as shareholders. Mitchell Kunert, Kathleen Law and Dwayne Vande Krol became shareholders effective January 1, 2011.

Mitch Kunert, LW'05

Mitch Kunert, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and practices in select areas, including commercial, employment, insurance, and personal injury litigation. Kunert received his B.S. from Arizona State University and graduated Order of the Coif with highest honors from Drake University Law School, where he now serves on the Board of Counselors.

Kathleen Law, LW'05

Kathleen Law, LW'05 is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance and Real Estate Department and practices primarily in the area of real estate law, representing wind energy developers on site acquisition and development, project finance and sales of developed sites and project companies. She received a B.A. degree with honors in Business from William Penn University, and graduated Order of the Coif from Drake University Law School, where she was named Outstanding Graduating Senior by the Iowa State Bar Association.

Law is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute and is one of six attorneys in the nation that were selected for the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Fellows Class of 2008-2010. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Chapter of the I Have a Dream Foundation and on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Real Estate Section

Dwayne Vande Krol, LW'02,

Dwayne Vande Krol, LW'02, is a member of the firm's Tax, Estate Planning and Employee Benefits Department. He has extensive experience representing clients in state and local tax matters, including sales and use tax audit representation; corporate income tax nexus dispute resolution, including negotiation of voluntary disclosure agreements; and state tax credits and incentives agreement negotiations and compliance. His practice also includes property tax appeals, as well as advising clients related to federal income tax matters, including IRS audit representation and the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Vande Krol, who is also a CPA, practiced for 15 years with a national public accounting firm.

For more information about the firm or these attorneys, visit www.nyemaster.com or call 515-283-3100.



The Davis Brown Law Firm

The Davis Brown Law Firm received an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) award on Thursday, November 4, 2010. They were nominated by Major William P. Kelly, a JAG Officer and Davis Brown attorney currently serving in Afghanistan. Major Kelly's application follows:

"I have found the Davis Brown Law Firm to be one of the most patriotic and caring organizations I have been associated with. The Firm has been great to me internally and have shown their patriotism in the advice they give to our business clients. They have mobilized people and resources to help me help the Afghanistan people. Like a family, the members of Davis have rallied to make my deployment preparations to Afghanistan and the training for OEF achievable while still maintaining my law practice. The partners and associates in our Firm have sacrificed time and money to insure my clients are well represented. Davis Brown has recognized me on our web site and spent resources to help me and my family get ready. Davis Brown recognizes the importance of our military mission and understands the difficult transition it has been for me to go from full time civil attorney to transform into the Brigade Judge Advocate. They continued my full time pay and benefits even though for the last six months army training and Afghanistan preparations have dominated my time. Cheerfully, the lawyers and staff have made preparations to cover my cases and maintain excellent client service even to the point of trying highly litigated cases in my absence due to military commitments. I think almost all of the 181 employees of our Firm have asked for my address to send care packages and have offered to help my wife and four children while I am gone.

There are two things that strike me about this organization. The first is that the lawyers of the Firm know what is legally required for deploying soldiers. They could take the attitude that we will "follow the law". I am blessed to have an organization like the Davis Brown Law Firm that goes above and beyond what is legally required. What makes Davis truly outstanding is that the Firm advises businesses who are dealing with this deployment and through their counsel to outside organizations and employers provide the necessary advice to leaders to set policy that supports our national defense."

This is the second ESGR award the Firm has received. In 2007, Davis Brown was recognized with the "Above and Beyond" award. Photo (from left): Mike Kuehn, staff judge advocate for the Iowa National Guard; Frank Carroll; Dennis Dietz, Iowa Employer Support Guard and Reserve; Sharon Malheiro; Chris Clausen, deputy staff judge advocate for the Iowa National Guard; and Marcia Kelly

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Photo (from left): Mike Kuehn, staff judge advocate for the Iowa National Guard; Frank Carroll; Dennis Dietz, Iowa Employer Support Guard and Reserve; Sharon Malheiro; Chris Clausen, deputy staff judge advocate for the Iowa National Guard; and Marcia Kelly



The Davis Brown Law Firm

The Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa has had a long history of support for the Drake Law School and has 22 law school graduates from the Drake Law School in practice. The firm had five summer associates participate in their program in 2010. The summer associates worked with business, litigation, immigration, and intellectual property attorneys, and were involved in division meetings, lunches with community leaders and many community events.

Sharon K. Malheiro (LW'89)

Davis Brown Law Firm attorney Sharon K. Malheiro was recognized by the Business Record as one of the eight Women of Influence 2010 on August 10, 2010 at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. Malheiro is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm. Sharon practices in the areas of Employment Law, including employment discrimination litigation, EEO/AA, and corporate employment policies and practices, as well as Media and Communications Law. Sharon’s legal work in the Media and Communications Law practice includes open records and open meetings litigation as well as defamation defense actions. Sharon is current president of the firm’s board of directors. Sharon is an advocate for civil rights issues relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. She currently is the Chair of One-Iowa, a state wide organization seeking full equality for a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Iowa. She provides pro bono legal counsel for the Aids Project of Central Iowa, and is one of the cooperating attorneys for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is former President of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Center of Central Iowa. She was a charter member of Lambda Beta Nu, Des Moines’ first lesbian breakfast club. Sharon lives with her spouse Sue Ackerman.

Sharon K. Malheiro (LW'89)

Sharon K. Malheiro has been recognized by Chambers USA 2010 as Band 2 in Labor & Employment. Sharon is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa, practicing in the Business Division. Chambers USA, based in London, covers all the major practice areas at national levels, as well as, the key specializations within each State. These independent legal rankings are the culmination of years of diligent research. Personal interviews, surveys and referrals are used to establish these rankings, and they are reviewed annually to ensure cutting-edge legal practice.

Sharon K. Malheiro (LW'89)

Davis Brown attorney Sharon K. Malheiro was the recipient of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDLI) Distinguished Civic Leadership Award at the GDLI annual dinner on Thursday, April 1, 2010. She was recognized for her professional and civic achievements including civil rights issues, pro bono legal counsel, and board membership.

Troy Groetken, LW'97

McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorney Troy Groetken Named One of ‘40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch’ for 2009 By Law Bulletin Publishing Company CHICAGO, IL – Sept. 23, 2009 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Troy A. Groetken was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2009 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company (LBPC), publisher of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Groetken was selected from among more than 700 lawyers nominated. According to the publisher, this year’s honorees possess “intelligence, passion, scores of successful verdicts, hard work for clients, a desire to help the community and a willingness to work hard.” In addition to lawyering skills, career achievements and contributions to the community and the profession, the selection process is based on how quickly the nominees have risen within their area of practice. A registered patent attorney and a registered clinical pharmacist in Illinois, Iowa and Michigan, Groetken represents international and Fortune 500 clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological industries. His work has encompassed patent prosecution, licensing, complex transactional issues and global portfolio management involving chemical processes, drug-related therapies and processes, medical devices, tumor-related applications, ophthalmic therapies and stem-cell therapies, among other matters. Groetken was praised by clients and his peers for his technical skills and experience. A number of his clients also complimented his practical and caring approach to client relationships as well as his exceptional ability to communicate difficult technical topics to both senior executives and non-patent lawyers. “Troy is a forward-thinking patent attorney who addresses not only the legal needs of a client but also the business needs related to his legal advice,” said Kirk Goodwin, senior patent counsel for Whirlpool Corporation. Another client, KemPharm, Inc., commented, “Troy has worked side by side with our company to develop a strong IP portfolio in a very technical field. His unique knowledge in the biotech and medical fields has allowed us to maneuver our patents into a distinct and solid position within a very tricky IP space.” Groetken also was recognized for his contributions to the Association of Patent Law Firms (APLF), an international association of independent specialty law firms that devote a majority of their practice to patent, trademark and copyright law. Groetken served two years as president and a subsequent year as vice president of APLF and has been a board member for six years. As president, he was credited for helping to shape a new direction for APLF by reviving and expanding roundtable programs and other live events. He also led efforts to attract a broader audience that included law firms based abroad and law students who desired career counseling and mentoring. One nominator wrote that APLF’s recent successes “would not have been realized, but for Troy’s hard work and vision.” Groetken is involved with other professional groups as well, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance, the American Pharmacists Association and the Licensing Executives Society. “Troy’s many successes on behalf of our clients and our firm, as well as his dedication to serving the legal profession particularly through his involvement with APLF, have rightfully earned him praise among his peers,” said McAndrews’ founding partner and president George P. McAndrews. “We congratulate Troy and are proud of all of our young attorneys who have received this honor over the last few years.”

McAndrews shareholders Michael B. Harlin, James (Jay) R. Nuttall and Dean A. Pelletier were previously recognized as “40 Under Forty” attorneys by LBPC. They received the honor in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.


Anita Shodeen, LW'85

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 26, 2009 James B. Loken, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, announced the court has appointed Anita Louise Shodeen of Des Moines, Iowa as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. Judge Shodeen is a 1982 graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a 1985 graduate of Drake University Law School. Upon graduation she clerked for Justice Jerry Larson of the Iowa Supreme Court. She has been in the private practice of law since 1986. Prior to appointment, she was a partner for eighteen years at Beving, Swanson & Forrest, P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa. Her practice focused primarily on debtor-creditor and bankruptcy matters. From 1988 until her judicial appointment, Judge Shodeen served as a chapter 7 panel trustee. She also served as the Standing Chapter 12 Trustee in the Southern District of Iowa for nine years. She has been active in numerous local, state and federal bar associations, and professional organizations. In 2004 Judge Shodeen was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She served on the Iowa Board of Law Examiners since 2003, and was its chairperson for the last year of her term ending in June 2008. Between 1997 and 2008 she was actively involved on the Boards of Polk County Legal Aid Society and Iowa Legal Aid. She is a past recipient of the Iowa State Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association Outstanding Volunteer and Pro Bono awards. For more information contact: Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive (314) 244-2626

Thomas Stanberry, LW'79

Tom Stanberry has joined the Davis Brown Law Firm as a shareholder attorney. Stanberry practices in the business division's financial institutions, public finance, and securities departments. He is the former Chairman and CEO of West Bank, and its owner West Bancorporation, Inc. Tom is active in the Des Moines community. He is currently chair of the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, is the past chair of American Red Cross - Central Iowa Chapter, and the Iowa Bankers Association, and is chair-elect of the Greater Des Moines YMCA.

http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/news/latestnews/view/index.cfm/12_29_2009_tom_stanberry_joins_davis_brown_law_firm

Sharon K. Malheiro (LW'89)

Sharon K. Malheiro has been named President of the Davis Brown Law Firm Board of Directors for 2010. Ms. Malheiro practices in the areas of employment and litigation.  Sharon's current biography may be found at http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/attorneys/view/index.cfm/sharon_malheiro

Kendall R Watkins (LW'85)

Kendall R. Watkins has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in Health Care Law. He is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Health Law Department. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Ken's current biography may be found at http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/attorneys/view/index.cfm/kendall_watkins

Sharon K. Malheiro (LW'89)

Sharon K. Malheiro has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in Labor & Employment Law. She is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Employment & Labor Law Department. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Sharon's current biography may be found at http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/attorneys/view/index.cfm/sharon_malheiro

Lynn Boes (LW'96)

Lynn Boes has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in Health Care Law. She is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa, practicing in the Health Law Division. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lynn's current biography may be found at http://www.davisbrownlaw.com/attorneys/view/index.cfm/judith_lynn_boes

Judge Newt Draheim (LW'54)

The Honorable Newt Draheim has written a book about the heroes of World War II - a time of duty, honor and country.  The book is a tribute to the men and women who served in World War II and those who supported the war effort.  It is entitled Ordinary Heroes and can be purchased at http://wwiiordinaryheroes.com/.  Don't miss this powerful book!

Jim Carney (LW'75)

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 - THE DES MOINES REGISTER

Jim Carney of Carney & Appleby PLC in Des Moines was honored in July with the University of Iowa's I-Club volunteer of the year award for his long-time involvement with the university as a member of the University of Iowa Foundation board of directors, the National I-Club board and the Carver-Hawkeye Arena campaign committee. Carney has supported athletics through his membership in the club for more than 30 years and contributed to many of the major capital campaigns, including Hawkeye Horizons, Hall of Fame, Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He is the founder and coordinator of the Polk County I-Club's annual golf outing, now in its 12th year at Wakonda Club.

William P. Kelly (LW'99)

Davis Brown attorney William P. Kelly was promoted to a Field Grade Officer on February 24, 2009. COL Alan Meyer is the Commander of the 734th RSG where Kelly serves as a Combat Judge Advocate at Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa. Kelly, a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps has been active in the National Guard since February 21, 1995. As a Major and JAG Officer, his duties include advising the Commander on non-judicial punishment issues, deployment issues for soldiers, and other legal issues that might impact the Iowa Army National Guard. Kelly is a Senior Shareholder in the Litigation Division with a General Litigation practice including Family Law, Military Law, Complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Federal Statutory Defense, Commercial Disputes, Real Property Litigation and he serves as a Polk County Bar Association Family Law mediator. Kelly along with the Honorable Peter Keller, Peter Welch and Gregory Greiner were the speakers for the 136th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Bar Association for Military/Family Law.

Christine E. Branstad (LW'94)

KREAMER LAW FIRM, P.C. ANNOUNCES NEW ATTORNEY

West Des Moines, Iowa—Kreamer Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Christine E. Branstad to their firm. Christine works in the Kreamer Law litigation section; her professional background includes criminal and civil litigation, litigation management and work as corporate counsel. Christine received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1991 and her Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School in 1994. Christine is licensed to practice law in Iowa, as well as the District of Columbia. Ms. Branstad is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations and has achieved the status of Master of the Bench in the Blackstone American Inn of Court. Kreamer Law Firm, P.C. practices law in areas including, but not limited to: Corporate and Business Law, Wills, Estate and Probate Law. For more information, visit the website at www.kreamerlaw.com or call at (515) 727-0900.

Adam Gerol (LW'88)

Gov. Doyle: Appoints Adam Gerol as Ozaukee County District Attorney
7/2/2009

Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162

MADISON - Governor Jim Doyle announced today the appointment of Adam Gerol as Ozaukee County District Attorney. Gerol will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Sandy Williams to the Ozaukee County Circuit Court. He will begin serving in early July.
"Adam Gerol has the experience and qualifications to be an excellent District Attorney,” Governor Doyle said. “His dedication to justice and fairness will be an asset to Ozaukee County.”

“I am deeply appreciative of the trust and confidence Governor Doyle has shown in me with this appointment,” Gerol said. “I look forward to taking on this great responsibility and serving the citizens of Ozaukee County.”

A long time Ozaukee County resident, Adam Gerol is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County. His experience includes sixteen years in the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s office, in addition to private practice work. Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa, and his law degree from Drake University Law School in 1988. He is active in several community organizations, including Rotary and Habitat for Humanity. Adam, his wife Lisa, and their two young daughters live in Cedarburg.

Tony L. James (LW'08)

Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. are pleased to announce that Tony James has joined the firm as an associate.

Rob Ziems (LW '95)

DEQ Systems Corp. ("DEQ" or the "Company"), a leading provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, announces that it has retained Rob Ziems as legal counsel for intellectual property ("IP") matters.

Rob Ziems is a recognized and respected veteran of the Gaming Industry and has held various positions such as Executive Vice President & General Counsel at PGIC, Associate General Counsel of Aristocrat Technologies and Associate General Counsel with Station Casinos, Inc. Other noteworthy appointments held by Mr. Ziems include Associate Attorney with the Las Vegas law firm of Jimmerson Hansen as well as Dempsey Roberts and Smith. Mr. Ziems' IP expertise stems from his service as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for M-CAM, Inc., a patent valuation company in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as Senior Counsel for NOS Communications, Inc., a telecommunications company. Mr. Ziems served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Gaston, presiding judge of the Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Ziems is admitted to practice law in Nevada and Virginia and earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in 1992 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Drake University School of Law in December of 1995.

"We are very excited to have such expertise onboard at DEQ," stated Earle G. Hall, President and CEO of DEQ. "Rob's unique expertise in gaming intellectual property and revenue generation from IP will be a definite asset as we explore new ways to generate revenue from our extensive patent portfolio. DEQ has a tremendous amount of IP that we want to turn into revenue generation and we are very happy to have Rob's expertise and experience to help us to seek out these opportunities. We have recently successfully defended our patent portfolio on several occasions and it is now time for us to actively seek ways of generating new revenue streams with all the IP we have developed."

"DEQ is an up and coming leader in the table game bonusing segment of the gaming industry," stated Rob Ziems. "DEQ's patent portfolio shows tremendous potential and I am excited to lend my expertise to helping them exploit the untapped potential of their IP."


Bill Kelly (LW '99)

The Davis Brown Law Firm Congratulates William P. Kelly for 10 Years of Service.

Bill is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in the Litigation Division. His practice encompasses general litigation, with primary concern on Family Law, Military Law, Complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Federal Statutory Defense, Commercial Disputes, Breach of Contract, UCC Litigation, and Real Property Litigation.

He is BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bill’s bio can be viewed by clicking here.  


B.J. Miller (LW '02)

B.J. has been elected a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm.

B.J. practices in the firm's business division in the areas of business organization and transactions and real estate transactions. He is a 2002 graduate of the Drake University Law School with High Honors and 1998 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.




Michelle Lickteig (LW '05)

Michelle has joined the Business Division of Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michelle practices in the area of Government Relations. She previously operated a solo lobbying practice and was an Associate at BrownWinick.



Christopher A. Proskey (LW'07) and William R. Tinker (LW'07)

The Zarley Law Firm P.L.C. announced Christopher and William have joined the firm as associates.

Victoria P. Nwasike (LW '08)

Victoria has joined the Litigation Division in the Davis Brown Law Firm. Victoria practices in the areas of litigation. She was a 2008 graduate of the Drake University Law School with High Honor, awarded the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Certificate, on the Deans List, and was a recipient of the Timothy N. Carlucci Award. She was elected to the Order of the Barristers, a semi- finalist in the C. Edwin Moore Moot Court Competition, a Public Service Scholarship Fellow, and was Captain of Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

David Reeder (LW '87)

David has been admitted to the New York State Bar.  He has also been admitted to the State Bar of California since 1988.  He practices with the firm Hoffman Polland & Furman, PLLC, with offices in Manhattan and Los Angeles.  His practice focuses on business bankruptcy cases, financial restructuring, and bankruptcy litigation.

Robert J. Baudino Jr. (LW '78)

The Baudino Law Group, PLC (BLG) is pleased to have served as Transaction Counsel to The Medical Center Hospital Authority and Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc. (CRHS) in the recent acquisition of Hughston Orthopedic Hospital (HOH) Columbus, Georgia from HCA Health Services of Georgia, Inc. and Hughston Hospital Services, LLC.

This is the second acquisition completed this year by BLG as Transaction Counsel for The Medical Center Hospital Authority and CRHS. Due to BLG’s familiarity and experience in structuring acquisitions of hospitals from HCA, the deal was initiated, negotiated, and closed within 120 days. The Asset Purchase Agreement was signed on April 15, 2008 and the deal closed on July 2, 2008.

David Erickson (LW '79)

David has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2007 and Chambers USA 2008 as Band 2 in Real Estate Law. He is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa, practicing in the Real Estate Division.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.

Brian Stowe (LW '00)

I have authored a novel entitled "Cross-Winds, A Seventh Cross Novel" which is currently being printed by a major publishing house and is to be released near the end of July. It is a fiction/fantasy novel.

Sharon Malheiro (LW '89)

Sharon has been recognized by Chambers USA as Band 2 in Labor and Employment Law. Sharon is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. She practices in the Litigation Division.

Chambers USA, based in London, covers all the major practice areas at national levels, as well as, the key specializations within each State. These independent legal rankings are the culmination of years of diligent research. Personal interviews, surveys and referrals are used to establish these rankings, and they are reviewed annually to ensure cutting-edge legal practice.

Dennis G. Ellison (LW '99)

Dennis has left the practice of law to pursue a career teaching History at the secondary level after serving as an Assistant State's Attorney in Tazewell County, IL, for eight years.

Michael B. Devine, J.D. & M.P.A., (1980)

Michael B. Devine, Attorney-at-Law and Barrister-at-Law and Assistant Professor of Business Law in the College of Business Administration of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, was admitted as a Fellow in International Commercial Arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England, on May 13, 2008. Devine is one of nine members of the Chicago Chapter of the North American Branch of the Institute which has additional North American chapters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles, California.

He holds the LL.M. in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, Exeter, England and teaches Law of International Business Transactions at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Rebecca Bishop (LW '99)

Rebecca (BA '96 / JD '99) is pursuing an MBA in Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently completing a General Management summer internship in Merchandising at Target's headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, and will complete her MBA studies in the Spring of 2009.

Nichole Miras Mordini (LW '04)

Nichole has joined Litigation Division of the Davis Brown Law Firm. She practices in the areas of Immigration Law including Removal and Deportation, Criminal and Family Law.

She is a 2004 graduate with honors, of the Drake University Law School.


Darron L. Brawner (LW '99)

Darron has joined the Law Offices of Craig & Associates, PSC in Owensboro, Kentucky. His areas of practice includes civil litigation, estate planning, and probate.

Kelly A. Saindon (LW '96)

In January of 2008 Kelly merged her practice with Belongia & Shapiro, LLP. Ms. Saindon is a partner at Belongia & Shapiro, LLP. Belongia & Shapiro, LLP is a boutique Chicago firm that focuses on providing full service representation to its clients.

Jan D. Gibson (LW '86)

Baudino Law Group, PLC (BLG) is pleased to announce the addition of Jan D. Gibson to the firm, as well as the expansion of our practice to include Insurance, as it relates to Healthcare Law and our clients’ healthcare businesses.

Samantha Steinle (formerly Ohlgart) (LW'02)

I had a baby boy on December 29, 2007, named Nolan Joseph Steinle. He was 8.2 pounds.


James W. Stephenson (LW '79)

I am a senior counsel providing legal support for Northrop Grumman Corporation's Defensive Systems Division in suburban Chicago Illinois.

Sharon K. Malhiero (LW '89)

Sharon (B.A. 1978, J.D. 1989) has been elected Vice-President of the Board of Directors at the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Ms. Malhiero practices in the areas of Employment Law, Media and Communications Law in the Firm's Des Moines office.

Carlos S. Rebollo (LW '84)

I was appointed Broward County Circuit Court Judge by Charlie Crist the Governor of Florida. Governor Crist notified me of the appointment on November 21, 2007 and I began serving December 17, 2007. My Investiture took place January 25, 2008.

Bryan Dearinger (LW '05)

Bryan recently accepted a Trial Attorney position with the Department of Justice Honors Program. He will work in the DOJ's Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, beginning in November 2008. The Federal Programs Branch conducts both affirmative and defensive litigation, representing the United States, its departments and agencies, members of Congress, the President, Cabinet officials and other federal government employees. Bryan's duties will consist primarily of litigating constitutional challenges to federal statutes and programs, federal employment discrimination cases, and administrative law cases. He will be located at Main Justice in Washington, D.C.

Bryan was a Public Service Fellow at Drake. He also served as Editor in Chief of the Drake Law Review, and was the recipient of the H.G. Cartwright Writing Award, the Morris H. Haft Law Review Award, and the Edwin Earle Ferguson Public Service Award. He is currently in the middle of his second federal judicial clerkship in Seattle, Washington.

Lawrence I. James, Jr. (LW '01)

Lawrence has joined the law firm of Dickinson Mackaman
Tyler & Hagen as an associate.




Tim Pratt (LW '75)

Tim Pratt, a Drake University School of Law alum, was featured in the January 2008 edition of The American Lawyer for being apart of the Litigation Department of the Year in the Product Liability category. Tim is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon law firm in Kansas City. He is a 1975 graduate of the Drake University School of Law. The article featuring Pratt is available by clicking here.

Benjamin D. Bergmann (LW '07)

On October 1, 2007, I accepted a position as an associate at the firm Parrish, Kruidenier, Dunn, Boles, Gribble, Cook, Parrish, Gentry & Fisher, L.L.P. I practice in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, employment, and immigration, catering specifically to the Hispanic population of Iowa.

Kent R. Stevens (LW' 84)

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world's leading law firms, announced today that Kent R. Stevens joined the firm's Intellectual Property Group.

Mr. Stevens concentrates in international trade aspects of intellectual property litigation, including a specialty in Section 337 investigations before the ITC. For more than ten years, he served in various capacities with the ITC, including as a Senior Investigative Attorney for the ITC's Office of Unfair Import Investigations. He also has experience in proceedings relating to ITC investigations before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a former President of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and a frequent speaker on international trade issues relating to intellectual property litigation. Mr. Stevens earned his B.A., M.P.A., and J.D. from Drake University and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Thomas A. Jacobson (LW '90)

Thomas A. Jacobson (Law & Journalism, 1990) has been elected President of the Alexandria (Minnesota) Area Chamber of Commerce for 2008. Tom will serve a one year term as president and has been on the Chamber's Board of Directors since 2004.

Tom and his wife, Joni, have three sons and live in Alexandria where Tom is an attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson, PA.

Andrew Rempfer (LW '03)

I have joined the firm Littler Mendelson as an Associate, where I practice employment law and employee benefits law specifically.

John F. Hodges (LW '04)

John has joined the firm of Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor and Fairgrave, P.C. in Des Moines.


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Jeff J. Wurtzburg (LW '06)

Jeff is an associate at Silis & Associates and announces the opening of their new office at 113 South Alfred St in Alexandria, Virginia.



Brendan Greiner (LW '07)

Brendan has taken a position as the Assistant Story County Attorney.



Jeffrey D. Ewoldt (LW '00)

Jeffrey has joined the Litigation Division of the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Mr. Ewoldt practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, employment and labor relations, and insurance defense. Formerly with the Whitfield law firm, he is a 2000 graduate of the Drake University Law School.







Amber K. Rutledge (LW '07)

Amber has joined the Litigation Division in the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Ms. Rutledge practices in the areas of litigation and appeals. She is a 2007 graduate of the Drake University Law School and member of the Order of the Coif.








Krystle L. Campa (LW '07)

Krystle has joined the Business and Real Estate Department in the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Ms. Campa practices in the areas of business organizations and transactions, commercial litigation, real estate, and real estate planning, development and management. She is a 2007 graduate of the Drake University Law School and member of the Order of the Coif.






Jeffrey S. Waldron (LW '07)

Jeffrey has joined the Business Division in the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Mr. Waldron practices in the areas of business organizations and transactions, communications and media law. He is a 2007 graduate of the Drake University Law School and member of the Order of the Coif.







Tracy R. Justesen (LW '98)

Tracy was sworn into office in December as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services within the US Department of Education. President Bush nominated Mr. Justesen on November 15th and the US Senate confirmed him on December 21, 2007. Just prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Justesen served several years as an attorney at the US Department of Justice. He also served as Associate Director at the White House Domestic Policy Council.



Jean M. Mauss (LW '99)

Jean M. Mauss has joined Goodman & Associates, P.C. as an attorney. She was previously an attorney with Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.

Ms. Mauss was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1999. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. She attended preparatory education at the University of Iowa and received a B.L.S. in 1991. She received her legal education at Drake University with a J.D. with honors in 1999.

Ms. Mauss is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.




Aimee R. Campbell (LW '04)

Aimee R. Campbell has joined Goodman & Associates, P.C. as an attorney. She was previously with Wells Fargo.

Ms. Campbell was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2004. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. She attended preparatory education at the University of Iowa and received a B.A. in 2001. She received her legal education at Drake University with a J.D. with honors in 2004.

Ms. Campbell is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.




Megan J. Erickson (LW '07)

Megan has joined the law firm of Dickinson Mackaman Tyler
& Hagen as an associate.

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. provides a full range of legal and business counseling services. Our firm has a diverse client base ranging from large corporations, governmental entities and associations to small businesses and individuals.

For more information, click here.



David Rich (LW '84)

Dave is the former Assistant General Counsel to Navigant International, Inc. and brings over 20 years of experience in corporate law & transactions, business operations, commercial leases, travel industry law, bankruptcy and insolvency law to the firm of Onsager, Staelin and Guyerson, LLC in Denver, Colorado.



Daniel A. Rosenberg (LW '97)

Patent attorney Daniel A. Rosenberg joins Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, after practicing 10 years in Iowa. He is a member of the firm's business law section. Rosenberg, who is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), brings unique technical experience to the intellectual property practice group stemming from over a decade of experience in semiconductor process engineering.

He previously worked for Intel Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices, and understands the technical demands and challenges of such environments from the perspective of both engineer and intellectual property attorney. During his career, Rosenberg has been responsible for more than 400 domestic and foreign trademark applications for clients in many industries, including the fields of medicine, telecommunications, manufacturing, and software and electronics, among numerous others. Rosenberg is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

He is a member of the Minnesota, Iowa State and American Bar associations, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association. Rosenberg received his B.S. in mathematics from Iowa State University and his J.D. from Drake University Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and also received a physics minor.



Katherine Swank (LW '85)

Katherine is the newest Consultant with Blackbaud Analytics.

With more than 20 years of legal and nonprofit management experience, Katherine has raised approximately $215 million for national healthcare and public broadcasting organizations, as well as an independent law school. Prior to joining Blackbaud in May 2007, Ms. Swank was the national director of gift planning at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she provided fundraising consulting services to the Society's chapter leadership and development staff for six years. She is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University's master of nonprofit management degree program in Denver, teaching classroom and online courses on wealth and philanthropy. She holds an independent studies degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a law degree from the Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa.



Thomas O'Brien (LW '96)

Thomas has taken a position with the Office of the General Counsel for Chrysler Financial Services and is in the process of moving from Milwaukee to the Detroit area.



Marilyn Scheer (LW '79)

I am now working as a senior attorney for Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles, CA. I worked in Los Angeles for 16 years, moved to San Diego for three, but then missed Los Angeles, so much that I returned last year. I have changed the focus of my practice from litigation and bankruptcy to real estate finance.



Kent Lund (LW '80)

Kent has joined George K. Baum and Company, headquarted on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. His office will be located in Denver, Colorado.



Nikki Thompson-Williams (LW '04)

Nikki Thompson-Williams and Michael Williams, welcomed a new edition to their family. Zion Emmanuel Williams.



Abran Vigil (LW '00), Lewis and Roca LLP

Abran Vigil was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 in the field of Commercial Litigation (Copyright 2007 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.



Michael Lorenz (LW '91)

I have been named Director of the Union Services Division for Auxiant, a third party administrator of employee benefit plans and plan design specialists. This is an addition to my role as Vice President and Director of Compliance. I have been with the firm since Mid 2005.

My wife and I just had our second child, also a boy, at the end of May.



Lori D. Skibbie (LW '01)

I recently joined the law firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. as an associate in the estate planning department. In addition to preparing Wills, Trusts and other estate planning documents, I also practice in the areas of conservatorship, guardianship, estate and trust administration.



Jennifer Williams Zwagerman (LW '04)

Jennifer recently completed her clerkship with the Honorable David R. Hansen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and has returned to the Des Moines area where she will be an associate with the Des Moines office of Faegre & Benson starting in September.

She was also married on August 18 to Jay Zwagerman.



Marcy Rial Lundberg (LW '04)

On June 14, 2007, my husband, Tim and I--along with daughter Mariah (12) and son Jacob (3) welcomed a new addition to our family, Carlyn Anna Lundberg.

Also in June I completed one year of service on the Board of Governors of the Iowa State Bar Association. It was an interesting year! I have a general practice in Fort Dodge with Blake Parker Law Office.



Jennifer J. Rose (LW '76)

Rose retired as editor-in-chief of GP|Solo magazine after 12 years at the helm to become Secretary of the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division.
At the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco, she was recognized by the Division for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the ABA GP|Solo and Small Firm Division as Editor-in-Chief of the GP|Solo Editorial Board.

She blogs at www.staringatstrangers.com 



Bruce Recher (LW '78)

Worcester’s Bruce C. Recher Named Among 2007 Super Lawyers®
Henson & Efron, P.A. attorney Bruce Recher has been recognized among Super Lawyers® by Minnesota Law & Politics. Each year, Minnesota Law & Politics asks attorneys across the state to vote for the best lawyers that they have personally observed in action. Recher grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and works at Henson & Efron, P.A. in Minneapolis where his practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Products Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation.

Recher has over 20 years of experience in various business, employment law, and products liability issues, including representation of shareholders, partners and companies regarding various business disputes and fiduciary duty issues. He has successfully defended mass tort litigation involving medical devices and class action involving toxic tort issues. Bruce’s experience also includes successful prosecution and defense of securities fraud claims involving accounting firms, underwriters, issuers, officers, fiduciaries, and directors. He has been the lead attorney in public company internal investigation involving accounting and other disclosure issues; and the trial counsel or lead attorney in numerous other cases or disputes, including employment disputes, contract and fraud cases, shareholder and partnership disputes, will contests, ERISA fiduciary litigation, antitrust, medical, legal, and accounting malpractice, and product liability cases.

Education
  • Juris Doctor, Drake University School of Law, 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Drake University



Amanda Knief (LW '06)

I have been invited to attend an international law conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, this November with People to People Ambassador Programs. My participation is made possible by a nomination from the American Bar Association. The conference will feature round-table discussions between U.S. and Russian delegates about topics such as human trafficking of women, women's issues, human rights, legal ethics, international trade law between the United States and Russia, litigation, and election law.



Gary Dickey Jr. (LW '02)

I recently became a founding member of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm, P.L.C., a general practice firm located in the historic East Village in Des Moines. Prior to starting Dickey & Campbell, I served as general counsel and policy director for Governor Vilsack and Lt. Governor Pederson, and more recently as a division administrator for the Iowa Department of Economic Development.

On October 3, 2006, my wife (Shannon) and I celebrated the birth of our daughter, Cassidy Marie Dickey.
 


William Eric Hulett (LW '96)

I have accepted a position as a Director in Compensation and Benefits Consulting with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in Dallas, TX. www.alvarezandmarsal.com
www.taxand.com 



Timothy J. Reichwald (LW '04) and Miya (Molaison) Reichwald (LW '04)

Timothy and Miya started their own firm practicing mainly in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and estate planning. The name of the firm is Reichwald & Reichwald.

Tim is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin at the Green Bay center.

They recently had their first child, Reece Nellie Reichwald.



Michael R. Hughes (LW '99)

Michael and Krissy Hughes announce the birth of their son Colvin Michael Hughes, born April 14, 2007.

Micheal is a 2006 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and has taken a position with Hazelton Law Firm in Bemidji, Minnesota.



Amy Swanson Haan (LW '94), Lawler & Swanson, P.L.C.

My husband, Irv and I, had a new baby girl, Emma Kristine, on May 9, 2007.



Suzie Berregaard (LW '87), On With Life, Inc.

I obtained a Nursing Home Administrator's license from the Iowa Department of Public Health in April of 2007; and obtained a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute in June of 2007.



Richard R. Smith (LW '06)

I am currently working as the Deputy Johnson County Attorney in the county where I grew up. Also, I am a partner in Smith Hogancamp Law in Tecumseh, Nebraska.



Nate Boulton (LW '05)

Will receive Simpson College's 2007 Recent Alumni Acheivement Award on June 22, 2007. Earlier this year, was appointed to the ITLA Workers' Compensation Core Group and the ISBA Workers' Compensation Section Council.



Jennifer J. Rose (LW '76)

Rose, who has served as editor-in-chief of GP|Solo magazine since 1995, has been named Secretary-Elect of the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division.

She was editor of the best-selling book published by the American Bar Association, "How to Capture and Keep Clients."





Timothy J. Casey (LW' 90)

Timothy left the Phoenix firm of Snell & Wilmer in January and joined Schmitt, Schneck, Smyth & Herrod, P.C.



David Kuehner (LW'02)

In January, David took the position of Assistant County Attorney at the Floyd County Attorney's Office in Charles City, IA.







Shehla Piracha Tauscher (LW '95)

My husband, Greg, and I had a baby boy on May 7, 2006 (he turned a year already!). His name is Benjamin Ryan Tauscher.



Katherine Swank (LW '85)


I am currently a Fundraising consultant for Blackbaud Analytics, a division of Blackbaud, Inc. the leading provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations.

I work from Denver, Colorado.



Christopher R. Arndt (LW '96) and Sarah (Matter) Arndt (LW '96)

Christopher is Managing Director of International Tax at RSM McGladrey, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.  He also received his Masters of Business Taxation (MBT) degree in May 2007.

Sarah is a stay-at-home mom to Ben, Emma and Grace in Plymouth, MN.



Amber S. Brady (LW '05)


I have accepted a position to serve as the general counsel/ag policy director for the Department of Agriculture in the State of South Dakota.

This transition will definitely be bittersweet, as I leave practicing law with Zach, and move from family and friends in Texas. But, this is truly an amazing career opportunity for me, and I am very excited about the new job.

And, to my friends in the Midwest, yes, indeed, I will be closer to you now.

The move will happen quickly. My last day at ZSB, PC is Friday, May 4. I will be moving to Pierre the following week, and my first day with the SD Department of Agriculture is Monday, May 14.



David Reeder (LW '87), Reeder Law Corporation


I am the principal attorney at Reeder Law Corporation in Los Angeles, California. My practice focuses on bankruptcy cases, business reorganization, and bankruptcy litigation. I also lecture and speak on bankruptcy topics. My firm's website, www.reederlaw.com contains more details, and topical articles.



Mike Sinnen (LW '06)


I have accepted an associate attorney position at Matthiesen, Wickert, & Lehrer, S.C., an insurance defense and subrogation law firm located in Hartford, Wisconsin. Hartford is a town located in metropolitan Milwaukee, roughly 30 miles northwest of downtown Milwaukee. The firm currently has nine attorneys, and my start date is April 23.



Jonathan C. Ascher (LW '92), Post & Schell, P.C.


I was awarded Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2005 and 2006 by Philadelphia Magazine. Currently I serve as managing partner of Post & Schell's Pittsburgh office.



Matt Scott (LW '95)

I was recently featured in a magazine article from the Texas Super Lawyers 2007, Rising Stars Edition.  Click here to view/download the article.



Ted Collins (LW '91)


After practicing law for several years I went back for a degree in Education and was recently appointed regional CEO for Ottawa University's Adult and Professional Studies sites in the Kansas City region.



Kelly A. Saindon (LW '96)


On January 1, 2007 I became a named partner in the firm of Zagotta Saindon Law Offices LLC.



Donald H. Preusser (LW '94)



Joined John Deere Credit in July 2006 as a Vice President of Credit and President of John Deere Risk Protection, Inc. a crop/agriculture insurance subsidary of John Deere Capital Corporation.




Heather L. Fleming (LW '02)

Heather just accepted a new position as Director of Organizational Development for Van Meter Industrial (an electrical wholesale company headquartered in Cedar Rapids with locations all over Iowa and in Minnesota and Wisconsin).






Megan Anne Lantz (LW'05)




   Announce the birth of our first child, Addison Noelle Lantz on September 24,
   2006, 4 lbs. 13 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long.




Sarah F. Jones (LW'91), Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

Sarah (LW, '91) spent over thirteen years as a prosecutor with the Will County, IL State's Attorney's Office, ending her career as a felony trial supervisor. She was also a member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar, qualifying her to try death penalty cases.

In January, 2007 she was appointed by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride to serve as a circuit judge. Jones will run in November, 2008 to retain her seat on the bench.



Tye (LW'03) and Renee (Wiszowaty) Klooster (LW'02)


Announce the birth of their son Jacob Klooster, born December 12, 2006. Jake was 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Also, Tye has co-authored an article that appeared in the December 2006 issue of Trusts and Estates magazine titled "Beneficiary-Controlled Trusts May Lose Asset Protection".



Michael Marquess (LW'03), Iowa State Public Defender & Bethany Currie (LW'03)





   Announce the birth of their daughter Lily Beth Marquess.





Danielle Jaberg (LW'98), United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor


I have recently been promoted to ERISA Counsel for Region IX of the Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Seattle, I am responsible for supervising all the ERISA litigation the Department brings in California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.



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