A Madison personal injury litigator has won the top leadership spot at the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Chris Rogers of Habush, Habush & Rottier in Madison narrowly defeated business litigator Jon Axelrod of Madison-based DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Rogers received 2,521 votes, while Axelrod garnered 2,423, the State Bar announced Friday.
Starting July 1, Rogers will serve one year as president-elect, then he will have a one-year term as president of the bar.
In other races, John Danner of Harrold Scrobell & Danner, Minocqua, will continue as treasurer for the next two years. Danner beat out Dan Rinzel of Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, Mount Vernon, Va., for the spot with 3,810 votes to 748.
William Gleisner of Milwaukee-based Pitman, Kalkoff, Sicula & Dentice will continue as the bar’s representative on the Judicial Council. Gleisner edged out solo practitioner Andrew Chevrez of Milwaukee with 2,471 votes. Chevrez got 2,156 votes.
The following attorneys were elected to serve two-year terms on the board of governors starting July 1:
Steven Harvey of Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP, Delavan
Kori Ashley of Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee
Daniel Blinka of Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee
Gregg Herman of Loeb & Herman, Milwaukee
Lisa Lawless of Husch Blackwell, Milwaukee
Odalo Ohiku of Milwaukee
Amy Wochos of the Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts
Nicholas Zales of Zales Law Office, Milwaukee
Peg Lautenschlager of Lautenschlager Law Office, Fond du Lac
Craig Steger of Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse
Daniel Fay of Oakton Avenue Law Offices, Pewaukee
Bradley Yanke of Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla, Stevens Point
Truscenialyn Brooks of Perkins Coie, Madison
Sam Wayne of Madison
Katie York of the State Public Defender’s Office, Madison
Howard Bichler of Cumberland
Adam Gerol of the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Port Washington
Kelly Mould of Johnson Bank, Racine