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WHO’S DOING WHAT: Firms hire attorneys; Gonring to receive Pickering Award


WHO’S DOING WHAT: Firms hire attorneys; Gonring to receive Pickering Award


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Milwaukee firm gets props from magazine

Milwaukee-based trial and litigation firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown recently announced that eight of it attorneys were recognized by a local magazine.

MKE Lifestyle recognized the following attorneys for 2018:

  • Kathryn Keppel for appellate practice;
  • Frank Gimbel for appellate practice and white-collar criminal defense;
  • Ray Dall’Osto for civil rights law;
  • Josh Gimbel for commercial litigation, land-use and zoning litigation, real estate litigation and real estate law;
  • Thomas Brown for white-collar criminal defense;
  • Richard Reilly for family law;
  • Patrick Knight for health care law; and
  • Michael Guerin for plaintiffs-side personal injury litigation.

Josh Gimbel was also recognized as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the land-use and zoning litigation.

MKE Lifestyle selected these attorneys based on the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a national directory for the legal profession. They were selected based on a peer survey.

Perkins Coie adds former DOJ litigator to Madison office

Perkins Coie recently hired Andrew Hanson in its Madison office.

Hanson, who earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, was an attorney with Alliant Energy. He was also previously a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, representing the United States in energy, wildlife and natural resources cases. Hanson was also an attorney with the EPA.

Ruder Ware adds new attorney

Ruder Ware recently hired Dave Fenlon in its Green Bay office. He advises clients in estate and business planning matters, purchases and sales of businesses and real estate, and business and real estate contracts.

Before becoming an attorney, Fenlon was a gas turbine technician aboard a destroyer in the United States Navy. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2002.

Davis & Kuelthau names new leader of food, beverage practice

Davis & Kuelthau recently announced that Brian Randall will lead its Food and Beverage Industry team. Attorney Lisa Kleiner Wood led the practice for three years and will continue to be part of the 11-attorney team.

Randall is also a member of the firm’s municipal law practice and its real estate practice, focusing on land use, zoning and tax increment financing. He represents food and beverage clients as well as businesses with other municipal licenses, handling applications, license renewals, quasi-judicial hearings and regulatory compliance.

Godfrey hires new associate

Ryan Van De Hey
Ryan Van De Hey

Godfrey & Kahn recently hired Ryan Van De Hey to its Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration Practice Group.

Van De Hey, who earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2016, is an associate in the Madison office.

DeWitt IP attorneys get props from magazine

DeWitt Ross & Stevens recently announced that four of its attorneys were listed in a directory of recommended intellectual property lawyers.

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars listed DeWitt attorneys David Biek, Joseph Miotke, Charles Sara and Christopher Scherer as top patent and trademark practitioners in Wisconsin and Minnesota in its 2018 IP Stars list.

The list recognizes private practice IP professionals who have been highly recommended by clients and peers.

Wausau lawyer elected to trial advocacy board

Christine Bremer Muggli
Christine Bremer Muggli

A Wausau attorney has been elected to a national trial advocacy board and its Wisconsin chapter.

Christine Bremer Muggli of Bremer & Trollop Law Offices was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and its Wisconsin Chapter by the board’s National Board of Directors at its January meeting.

American Board of Trial Advocates’ strives to improve and promote the civil justice system and constitutional right to a civil jury trial.

Health care attorney joins Michael Best

Michael Best & Friedrich recently announced that Lisa Gingerich has joined the Transactional Practice Group as a partner.

Gingerich works out of the firm’s Milwaukee office, focusing her practice on health care law.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Gingerich was a shareholder at a large Wisconsin-based law firm. She started her legal career at Legal Action of Wisconsin, representing low-income clients in southeastern Wisconsin.

Gingerich, who earned her law degree from San Diego-based California Western School of Law in 1994, frequently speaks about physician practice management, compensation and leasing arrangements, development of strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and physician practice models.

Gonring to receive Pickering Award

Michael Gonring
Michael Gonring

Michael Gonring, director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and formerly a partner at Quarles & Brady, is the 2018 recipient of the John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, presented by the American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division.

Gonring will be recognized at the Senior Lawyers Division annual Pickering Award dinner at the Union League Club of Chicago at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The award honors the life and accomplishments of John H. Pickering, co-founder of the Washington, D.C., law firm then known as Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale), who was involved in a variety of pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly.

The award recognizes lawyers or judges who demonstrate outstanding legal ability and have compiled a distinguished record of service to the profession and their communities, resulting in significant contributions to improving access to justice for all.

Gonring, 70, spent 28 years as a litigation partner and six as an associate with Quarles & Brady. He has held varied legal roles and served as the National Pro Bono coordinator and the assistant practice group leader. Recently, Gonring recruited lawyers to assist Milwaukee’s immigrant community to respond to the increased immigration enforcement efforts and deportations.


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