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.
• 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.comwww.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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