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Who’s Doing What: Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown turns 50; Reinhart names new shareholders

Attorney gets props for crime prevention efforts

A senior partner at Milwaukee-based Hupy and Abraham was recently recognized for his efforts to prevent crime in the community.

Michael Hupy received the Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program Outstanding Individual Award on Feb. 1 at the 69th Annual Crime Prevention Awards Luncheon at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The event was hosted by Safe & Sound and Local Initiatives Support Corporation Milwaukee, which are two nonprofit organizations.

The Crime Prevention Awards recognize private citizens and law enforcement who, through their contributions to crime prevention, make the local community a better place to live and work.

Trademark attorney joins Quarles & Brady

Lori Meddings

Lori Meddings

A trademark attorney has joined Quarles & Brady as a partner in the firm’s Madison office.

Lori Meddings, who earned her law degree in 2001 from Marquette University Law School, counsels and assists clients on trademark prosecution and enforcement matters.

Her work focuses on fighting counterfeit goods, specifically in China, and handling matters surrounding products that are produced and sold in China, as well as products sold worldwide.

She has clients in Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Korea and the United Kingdom.

Reinhart names new shareholders

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren has promoted three attorneys to shareholder: Jessica Culotti, Stacie Kalmer and Amy MacArdy.

  • Culotti, who earned her law degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, works in Reinhart’s Employee Benefits Practice, where she advises government employers, corporate clients and Taft-Hartley funds on all areas of employee benefits, including plan administration, fiduciary obligations and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Kalmer, who earned her law degree in 2010 from Marquette University Law School, also works for the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice advising corporate and government clients on benefit plan issues, plan design and administration. She also advises plan fiduciaries on fiduciary compliance and corporate governance issues.
  • MacArdy, who earned her law degree in 2009 from Marquette University Law School, works in the firm’s Litigation Practice, concentrating on product liability litigation. She also does intellectual property, complex commercial litigation and appellate work.

Murphy Desmond promotes 3 to shareholder

Roy Fine

Roy Fine

Mark Maciolek

Mark Maciolek

Jason Reed

Jason Reed

Murphy Desmond recently announced that it has promoted the following three attorneys to shareholder:

  • Roy Fine, who earned his law degree from UW Law School in 1982, oversees the firm’s Appleton offices and assists clients on business, estate planning and real estate matters.
  • Mark Maciolek, who earned his law degree from UW Law School in 2005, works primarily with clients in criminal defense, juvenile defense and bankruptcy.
  • Jason Reed, who earned his law degree from UW Law School in 2014, is a business lawyer who assists businesses and start-up companies with contracts, tax matters and securities issues.

State Bar doles out journalism awards

The State Bar of Wisconsin recently announced the winners of its 2017 Golden Gavel Awards.

The awards recognize journalists who contribute to the public’s understanding of the legal system. This years winners are:

  • Katherine Proctor, Coburn Dukehart and Dee J. Hall of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism for “Flawed FBI Analysis Leads to Wrongful Convictions;”
  • Eric Litke and Doug Schneider of USA Today Network-Wisconsin for “DA Shortage a Public Safety Crisis?” and
  • Zac Schultz, Make Baron, James Parker and Jennifer Hadley of  Wisconsin Public Television for “The Supreme Court:  Why the Best Candidates Won’t Run.”

Golden Gavel Certificates of Commendation are going to:

  • Bill Lueders, reporter for Isthmus, for “Remaking a Murderer;”
  • Reporter Meghan Reistad of WMTV for her “Janesville Mental Health Flagging System” series; and
  • Reporters Alexandra Hall and Dee J. Hall of WPR/ WCIJ for “Wisconsin/US Used Flawed Hair Evidence to Convict Innocent People.”

The winners in the Print Media/Newspaper/Photography Golden Gavel categories of the competition will be recognized at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s convention in Madison on April 12-13. The winner of the Broadcast category will be presented at the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association Summer Conference in Milwaukee on June 20-21.

Milwaukee firm turns 50

Milwaukee-based trial and litigation firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The firm was founded in 1968 by Frank Gimbel, who was then a federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was later joined by his late brother, Stanley Gimbel, and former federal prosecutors Richard Reilly and Thomas Brown, as well as former Department of Justice agent Michael Guerin.


About Erika Strebel, [email protected]

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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