Another woman will be the next in line to be president of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
The State Bar announced Friday that Kathy Brost won the majority of the bar’s votes, gathering 2,193. Brost, who earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1992, is a trust and financial advisor at Neenah-based Legacy Private Trust Co.
Her opponent, Grant Birtch of von Briesen & Roper’s Neenah office, took 2,014 votes. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1990
She will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1. She will succeed Jill Kastner as State Bar president, serving a one-year term in that position stating July 1, 2020.
Birtch and Brost accepted nominations in December to run for the position.
In other State Bar races, Eric Andrews of MWH Law Group in Milwaukee won the race for a two-year term as bar treasurer, taking 2,644 votes. He defeated Kathryn Bullon of Deerhaven Consulting Services in Ontario, Canada, who received 1,532 votes.
Sarah Zylstra of Boardman & Clark in Madison was elected to a three-year term as the bar’s representative on the Judicial Council, 21-member body that recommends and studies changes to the state’s court procedures and policies. Zylstra defeated Howard Bichler of Wisconsin Judicare. Zylstra took 2,297 votes, while Bichler took 1,911 votes.
The following lawyers were elected to serve two-year terms on the bar’s Board of Governors as district representatives beginning July 1: