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Who’s Doing What: Attorneys earn awards


Who’s Doing What: Attorneys earn awards


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The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association will host its 12th annual Meeting and Presentation on April 10. The luncheon program features a keynote speech by Judge James Wynn Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The award recipients include:

  • Myron L. Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas Brown, of counsel, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP;
  • Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award: Terri Full, chief U.S. probation officer, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin;
  • Judge Dale E. Ihlenfeldt Bankruptcy Award: Janet Medlock, clerk of court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin;
  • Nathan A. Fishbach Founder’s Award: Joseph Kearney, dean, Marquette University Law School.
Kate Maternowski
Kate Maternowski

Kate Maternowski was named Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013. Maternowski is an attorney in the firm’s litigation department. She practices in the area of commercial litigation and her experience includes co-chairing a federal jury trial before the District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Maternowski was selected as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for her work on a federal jury trial where she represented a prisoner bringing a claim for sexual abuse against a correctional officer. The first trial resulted in a mistrial. Days before the case was set to go to a retrial, Maternowski was able to successfully mediate the case to resolution before a federal magistrate judge. She earned her law degree in 2012 from Notre Dame Law School.

David Schwartz, of DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison, was named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin.

Schwartz, a practicing litigator for more than 30 years, represents his clients in a variety of civil litigation disputes. He specializes in personal injury, medical negligence, worker’s compensation, and general civil litigation including commercial/real estate litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law.

Membership in The National Trial Lawyers Association is by invitation only and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, and reputation in the community of trial lawyers as viewed by members of the bench, members of The National Trial Lawyers Association, and the public and other trial lawyers.


Todd Korb was promoted to shareholder at Hupy and Abraham SC, Milwaukee. Korb will join attorneys Michael Hupy, Jason Abraham, Chad Kreblin and Brandon Derry as part of the firm’s ownership group. He earned his law degree in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC has expanded its Madison office to accommodate its growing client base by adding attorneys in multiple practice areas. The office acquired additional contiguous space at One E. Main St., which recently became available.

The addition brings the office’s current total space to almost 30,000 square feet. With the addition, WHD will occupy most of the third floor of the buildings at 33 E. Main St. and One E. Main St. in Madison.


Kate Bechen and Paul Karch joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee.

Bechen joined the firm’s corporate and finance practice group in the Milwaukee office. She is a member of the health care law, corporate transactions, emerging and entrepreneurial companies and technology Law teams. She focuses her practice on health law, privacy law and general business matters and has represented for-profit and nonprofit clients in corporate, transactional and regulatory issues. She earned her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Karch joined the Madison office’s corporate and finance practice group. Karch focuses on corporate law, with success in designing and completing innovative complex transactions, developing and implementing strategic plans, creating effective governance structures, and building and leading teams and organizations. Karch earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.


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