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Who’s Doing What: Renlund, Due elected to firm’s executive committee (UPDATE)

drrw-combinedMadison-based DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. has announced its partners, Rob Due and Cari Anne Renlund, were elected to serve on the company’s executive committee.

Due and Renlund will join seven other executive committee members in assisting with the governance and strategic direction of the firm.

Due is a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office and practices primarily in family law. He has experience in high net worth cases involving complex assets that are difficult to value, such as closely held business entities, commercial real estate, and intellectual property. He is skilled in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Renlund is a partner in DeWitt’s Madison office. She is a government affairs, administrative and regulatory attorney. She previously served as the chief legal counsel for the governor’s top cabinet member and chief administrative agency serving two different governors. As a member of the firms’ Government Relations, Environmental, Business and Litigation practice groups, she represents businesses, associations, non-profit groups and other organizations in their dealings with government.

Renlund earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Hickman promoted to partner at DeWitt

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. has announced that Lori Hickman was promoted to partner on Jan. 1. Hickman, who joined the firm in 2006, practices in the areas of Family Law, Guardianship and Trust & Estates.

Hickman represents professionals, business owners, academics, students, farmers, stay-at-home parents and a variety of others in family law cases which range from challenging child custody and placement disputes to matters involving the division of family businesses, farms and other complex assets. She counsels clients in a number of areas, including divorce, adoption, domestic partnership, guardianships and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She is also trained in family law mediation.

She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. The Madison resident is a member of the Dane Country Bar Association and serves on its Case Mediation Committee.

Ogletree Deakins opens Milwaukee office

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has opened an office in Milwaukee with a group of nine attorneys.

Tim Costello will serve as the managing shareholder of the Milwaukee office and is joined by four other shareholders, one of counsel, one special counsel, and two associates. In addition to Costello, the shareholders joining Ogletree Deakins are Robert Bartel, Timothy Kamin, Kevin Kinney and Brian Radloff.

David Loeffler joins as special counsel, Keith Kopplin joins as of counsel, and Mark Johnson and Dean Kelley join as associates.

By opening in Milwaukee, Ogletree Deakins now has 47 offices that includes 13 new offices since 2010 and international expansion into Europe and Mexico.

Hupy’s Kreblin certified by NBTA

Personal injury law firm Hupy and Abraham S.C. firm shareholder Chad Kreblin has received board certification as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The NBTA was created to improve the quality of trial advocacy in U.S. courtrooms and to help consumers find experienced and properly qualified trial lawyers.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy was the first American Bar Association-accredited, attorney board-certifying agency in the world. A board certification is the highest honor a trial attorney can receive. Only 3 percent of lawyers in the U.S. are board certified.

Kreblin joins the ranks of President Michael Hupy, Managing Partner Jason Abraham and Shareholder Todd Korb, who are all currently certified members of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Kreblin began his career at Hupy and Abraham in 2001 and is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Reib, Wittenberg join O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing

Milwaukee-based O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. recently hired a pair of attorneys.

Erica Reib is a member of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s Employment Law practice group. She assists clients with employment discrimination litigation, non-competition and trade secret litigation, Occupational Safety and Health matters, wage and hour issues, NLRB and unfair labor practice matters, employment policy drafting and review, and proper employment practices to avoid litigation.

Christa Wittenberg is a member of the litigation group. She assists clients with prosecuting and defending a variety of civil litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Hupy expands litigation and nursing home abuse case practice

halfmann-kyleMilwaukee-based Hupy and Abraham S.C. recently welcomed Thomas Kyle, former partner at Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice S.C., as an attorney at the firm. Kyle will be handling complex litigation matters for the firm.

Kyle received his law degree from Hamline University. His practice is solely representing victims of serious injury and death.

Also, attorney and registered nurse Terese Halfmann has joined Hupy and Abraham. For more than 25 years, Halfmann has represented personal injury clients, especially victims of negligent nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Before joining Hupy and Abraham, Halfmann served as an associate attorney at PKSD. She received her law degree from Marquette University Law School.

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