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  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at Bucks Preview Center - Suite 414

    November 16, 2017

    Corporate Counsel, join Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter on November 16 for an exclusive afternoon of complimentary CLE and networking at Suite 414 - the Bucks Preview Center located in Schlitz Park's historic stock-house building. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. Afterward, a private hard hat tour of the new Bucks arena is scheduled for those who are interested in seeing this epic project long before it opens to the general public. CLE PROGRAM: Fires, Floods and Hurricanes - What to Do When Disaster Strikes: Methods to Plan Ahead, Maximize Insurance Coverage, and Manage Risk



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 10, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2017. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee Dillon J. Ambrose, Business Litigation James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Business Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan



  • The Risk of Design Liability

    November 8, 2017

    Construction Industry and Litigation attorney, Brian Pfeil will be presenting ‘The Risk of Design Liability’ for the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC). Brian will review contract terms and conditions, plans and specifications, and changes that can saddle construction managers and general contractors with liability for design defects. Attendees will learn the necessary procedures that can help avoid incurring additional liability. This program will take place at AGC Offices located on 1243 N 10th Street, Suite 175 (formerly Pabst Brewery), on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, please visit AGC of Greater Milwaukee’s Website.



  • D&K's Breakfast Briefing Series

    November 7, 2017

    D&K proudly hosts complimentary Breakfast Briefing programs for clients and contacts across the Green Bay, and the Greater Fox Valley region. These programs are designed to assist employers in minimizing the risk of employment liability on the state and federal level. Each program in the series combines an overview of the law with practical business advice covering a current topic in the labor and employment field. Our experienced attorneys discuss recent case developments and emerging legal issues and provide suggestions to employers on methods for limiting liability and conforming their conduct to state and federal statutes and regulations. These programs are



  • 66th Annual WHCA/WiCAL Fall Conference

    November 3, 2017

    Employees are the most important asset in any business. That is particularly true in long-term care settings, where people – those giving care and those receiving it – are at the center of every action and decision. Developing and retaining a strong workforce is crucial in long-term care, given the intimate nature of the services provided and the close interactions of staff and residents. Health Care and Litigation attorney Alec Dobson and Labor & Employment Attorney Laurie Meyer will be presenting, HR Management: Employment Supervision, Management, and Discipline at this year’s Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) and Wisconsin Center for



  • Building the Future: An Inside Look at Milwaukee Bucks Related Construction Projects - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    October 11, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Construction and Public Contract Law Section program, An Inside Look at Milwaukee Bucks Related Construction. This program will include a timely discussion for construction professionals on the development of the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, Training Center and Entertainment District. A panel of leading area construction professionals will provide insight on how these development projects came together, how the project team managed various legal and technical issues and the overall design and development process of each location. Panelists will include, Eric Andalman of Icon Venue Group, Cynthia Buchko of Construction



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Five New Shareholders

    October 11, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the additions of Alec Dobson, Aaron E. Hall, Mark G. Kmiecik, Elizabeth K. Miles and Anthony J. Steffek to shareholders of the firm, effective October 1, 2017. Alec Dobson (Brookfield) is a member of the litigation team focusing in the health care arena. He defends long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in litigation and regulatory matters. Alec’s clients range from large, national providers to small, family-owned facilities. His professional activities include membership of and active participation in the Wisconsin



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Terrance Navin as Executive Director

    October 9, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Terrance (Terry) J. Navin has joined the firm as its Executive Director. “As our firm grows, we sought a management professional with exceptional experience in leading midsized law firms particularly in the areas of recruiting, client service and business administration,” said Joseph E. Tierney, President of Davis & Kuelthau. “Terry’s first-hand knowledge of our market along with his acumen for modern law firm management align well with our initiative to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment. Dynamic administrative leaders like Terry are the foundation of our



  • Davis & Kuelthau Expands Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Commercial Litigation Practices in Metro-Milwaukee and Fox Valley Region

    September 22, 2017

    MILWAUKEE— Joseph E. Tierney IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Danielle S. Snyder joined the firm’s Corporate Team, Abby S. Busler joined the Labor & Employment Team, and Ryan M. Wiesner and Ryan T. Carlson joined the Litigation Team. The firm has added 10 attorneys within the past year alone as it continues to expand its business law, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estates practices. Davis & Kuelthau has several strategic initiatives underway in its effort to remain among the



  • 24 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Guide

    August 15, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 24 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2018 are: Brookfield Marilyn M. Carroll, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates,



  • Best Lawyers Highlights "Women in the Law" in Spring Business Edition

    June 30, 2017

    Best Lawyers in America® recently released its Spring 2017 Business edition highlighting Women in the Law across the United States. Davis & Kuelthau is proud to have three of its female attorneys included in the Women in the Law feature. The Davis & Kuelthau female attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Women in the Law are: Brookfield Ann M. Rieger, Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates Milwaukee Kathy L. Nusslock, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment Susan G. Schellinger, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction Ann M. Rieger, Milwaukee Metro Area, Non-Profit/Charities Law, was also selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the



  • Litigation Attorney Dillon Ambrose Appointed to Rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy

    June 23, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that trial attorney Dillon Ambrose has been promoted to the rank of Commander in the United States Navy Reserve as of June 1, 2017. Commander Ambrose is a drilling Reservist in the U.S. Navy Reserve JAG Corps, currently serving his reserve commitment as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the Reserve Component Command Great Lakes. Dillon joined Davis & Kuelthau in 2011 as a litigation associate and was appointed to shareholder in 2014. He represents clients at every level of litigation over contract matters, construction disputes, employment issues, and property



  • State Bar 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference

    June 15, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau was a program sponsor for the State Bar’s Annual Meeting & Conference that took place at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells on Thursday, June 15 – Friday, June 16. This annual conference was attended by hundreds of judges, lawyers, legal staff and other legal professionals, and legal vendors for multiple days of learning and valuable networking. In addition, these events included high-quality CLE programming for flexible learning opportunities and social activities. Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matt McClean presented on behalf of the Construction & Public Contracting Section on the subject of insurance coverage



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2017 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    May 18, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau will be a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2017 Annual Conference. Christopher Jaekels, Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Environmental Law Chair, along with Litigation and Environmental Attorney Elizabeth Miles, and Halina Caravello, Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety at Johnson Controls, will address the anticipated environmental regulations, pitfalls, and workarounds in the wake of the Trump Administration. Join more than 150 in-house counsel from an array of businesses across Wisconsin for this 1 ½ day conference. Attendees will network with peers and earn CLE credits. The conference will take place at



  • The Daily Reporter's 2017 Construction Summit

    May 4, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Daily Reporter's Construction Summit on May 4, 2017 at The American Club and Whistling Straits. This first-time forum was designed to bring community leaders and construction and real estate professionals together for an for an in-depth perspective on recent commercial development across southeastern and northeastern Wisconsin. Business and community speakers included guests from Uline, the Green Bay Packers, the Bucks, the City of Oak Creek and the Village of Pleasant Prairie. Davis & Kuelthau's construction and real estate attorneys, Brian Pfeil and Michael Van Someren, shared perspectives on construction defect disputes and project contract



  • Attorney Sherry Coley Quoted in BizTimes

    April 11, 2017

    Sherry Coley, Litigation and Intellectual Property attorney was quoted in a recent BizTimes article regarding a packaging and distribution dispute involving Old World Creamery, LLC and Eurogold USA, LLC. To read the full article, please click here.



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2017

    March 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on February 7, 2017 and March 23, 2017 for our sponsor program. Mark Kaiser, CEO of Lindquist Machine Corporation will be presenting, "Crucial Conversations: Creating an Intentional Culture" on February 7 and Wilson



  • Attorney Shane Roeber Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Health Care and Litigation Practices

    March 7, 2017

    BROOKFIELD— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Shane T. Roeber has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as an associate in its Brookfield office. Shane will primarily focus on health care law and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining the firm, Shane worked in the legal department of a senior living center in the metro-Milwaukee area where he drafted policy templates for senior living community residency agreements and conducted extensive research on a variety of issues in health law. He also worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin where he created strategies to manage legal and personal risk for



  • Attorney Sue Schellinger Authors Insurance Coverage Article for the American Bar Association

    January 19, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau Litigation attorney and Insurance Coverage Team chair, Susan Schellinger authored, Triggering Insurance Coverage for Success in Commercial Litigation for the Winter issue of the American Bar Association’s, Business Torts Litigation Journal. The article addresses the importance of understanding the different types of insurance policies available in order to "plead to coverage" to guarantee the best chances of monetary recovery. To read the full article, please visit the American Bar Association’s Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates, IP and Litigation Attorneys in Metro-Milwaukee and Greater Fox Valley Regions

    December 19, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Joseph E. Tierney, IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Brookfield, Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Katharine G. Shaw joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Team, Jacqueline L. Messler and James E. Lowe joined the Corporate Team, and T. Wickham Schmidt joined the Litigation Team. “We added 15 colleagues to our firm throughout 2016. This expansion is one of many initiatives underway at Davis & Kuelthau to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment,” said Tierney. “The addition of good people like these is key to meeting



  • Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series | Construction

    November 22, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Daily Reporter’s Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series on November 22, 2016 at Bultman Financial Services. Our program, Employment & Immigration Compliance for Construction Businesses: Upcoming Deadlines and Areas of Ambiguity for 2017, addressed: Employer case studies on implementation Ramifications for lack of compliance Managing employee morale Anticipated areas the Trump Administration may address Updates on the employment verification process Executive Orders related to immigration Davis & Kuelthau labor and employment attorneys, Laurie Meyer and Robert Burns, along with immigration attorney, Hugo Rojas, participated in this timely panel discussion addressing these and other employment related legal changes impacting construction businesses. Following the



  • Attorney William Jennaro Presents During Wisconsin Association of Mediators Annual Meeting

    November 11, 2016

    Mediation and litigation attorney, William Jennaro presented, Mediation as Experienced from Both Sides of the Bench at the Wisconsin Association of Mediators annual meeting. The Wisconsin Association of Mediators provides numerous educational opportunities, conferences, publications, and networking opportunities for its members and the general public. To learn more about this organization, please visit the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 11, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across nine practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2016. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate Planning and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Business Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business



  • Attorney Wick Schmidt Discusses Federal Document Restrictions

    November 10, 2016

    Commercial litigation attorney, Wick Schmidt presented with Judge Griesbach on a topic about sealing or restricting access to documents filed in federal court. The program was jointly sponsored by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (EDWBA). Schmidt currently serves as President of the organization. The EDWBA’s mission is to improve the practice of attorneys who appear before the Eastern District. They provide continuing legal education seminars directly applicable to an attorney’s practice and networking opportunities with their colleagues. For more information about EDWBA, please visit their website.



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    October 26, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) will be hosting an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics will be presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Real Estate Fitness: Strengthen Your Know-How You asked, we'll deliver. From property inspections to financing challenges to sale and leasebacks, our Real Estate Team will guide you through the latest legal hurdles and best practices to aid your company's property management needs. Special guest, Steve Pape, Partner at Greywolf Partners, will join us to provide



  • FET 32nd Annual Environment Conference

    October 26, 2016

    Environmental and litigation attorneys, Bill Mulligan and Elizabeth Miles will be presenting at the 32nd Annual Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) Conference. Their presentation, What do you do if a DNR, EPA or an OSHA Inspector Visits Your Facility, will cover strategies to implement before, during and after a regulatory inspection. This three-day conference took place at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center located at 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI. Click here to download a complimentary copy of the program materials.



  • Tim Feldhausen Joins New North Board of Directors

    September 27, 2016

    Furthering Davis & Kuelthau’s commitment to Wisconsin’s economic development efforts, we are pleased to announce Green Bay attorney Timothy J. Feldhausen, has joined New North’s Board of Directors as of September 27, 2016. New North is a nationally recognized nonprofit, regional economic development organization dedicated to fostering growth and collaboration among business leaders across 18 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. New North partners with the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), more than 100 private investors, and dozens of local economic developers throughout the state. Fellow Board members include leaders from Bemis, The Boldt Company, Miron Construction, Kimberly-Clark, AT&T,



  • Attorney McClean Authors Blog Post for State Bar of Wisconsin

    September 8, 2016

    Litigation team chair, Matt McClean authored a post for the State Bar of Wisconsin's Construction Blog. His blog post, The Construction Statute of Repose: More Hammer or Nail Today?, discusses recent appellate cases applying Wisconsin's construction statute of repose. Click here to read the article.



  • New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    September 8, 2016

    Litigation attorney Sue Schellinger participated in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s seminar on How will the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Work and will they Work in Wisconsin? on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Featuring local experts, this seminar provided an in-depth look at how federal discovery practice has changed and explores the possible advantages and drawbacks of adopting the rules in Wisconsin. State civil litigation, employment law attorneys and government lawyers were encouraged to attend. Sue’s presentation titled, A Civil Justice Perspective: Should Wisconsin State Court Rules of Procedure More Closely Align With the Federal Rules? covered what these new



  • 18 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Guide

    August 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care



  • Davis & Kuelthau Proudly Announces Joseph E. Tierney, IV as the Firm’s Next President

    August 12, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV, corporate and real estate attorney, will take the helm as the firm’s next president as of October 1, 2016. This transition is one of several steps the firm is making to remain at the forefront of the next generation of progressive, dynamic legal service workplaces. “Joe was selected as our next president for many reasons, including his forward-thinking approach, understanding of the changing legal landscape, and his 10 years of service as a transactional attorney with our firm,” said Kathy Nusslock, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer



  • Davis & Kuelthau Expands Corporate and Litigation Practice in Metro-Milwaukee and Greater Fox Valley Region

    July 1, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorneys Timothy J. Feldhausen, Benjamin A. Sauer, and Ryan M. Spott have joined the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Teams. “Davis & Kuelthau has been dedicated to effectively and efficiently serving the needs of Wisconsin businesses for many decades. The addition of these three attorneys further demonstrates our commitment to the success of our clients, “said Kathy L. Nusslock, president and chief operating officer of Davis & Kuelthau. “Our clients’ business activity continues to thrive. Tim and Ben, as experienced outside general counsel for a variety of industries, and Ryan as a budding



  • Attorney Kevin Lyons Selected to Serve on State Bar of Wisconsin’s Executive Director Search Team

    June 15, 2016

    Litigation and Mediation attorney, Kevin Lyons has been selected to serve on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Transition and Search Committee. This Committee will aid the Board of Governors to select the next Executive Director. The current Executive Director, George Brown will retire in June 2017 after 16 years of service in that role. For more information, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Website.



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2016 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    May 19, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2016 Annual Conference. D&K’s Susan G. Schellinger, Insurance Coverage Disputes Chair, Sherry D. Coley, Litigation and Products Liability Attorney and Ryan Murphy General Counsel at Edgerton Contractors, Inc., will be presenting, “Beyond the Rules: Leveraging the New Federal Discovery Rules to Curtail Discovery Cost and Expedite Resolution”. This discussion will highlight the changes and address implementable cost saving strategies for discovery as well as the opportunity to expedite resolution faster than before. Whether facing litigation or needing to ensure compliance with document retention, the



  • Attorney Sherry Coley Wins Judicial Council for the State Bar of Wisconsin

    April 22, 2016

    Litigation Attorney Sherry Coley was elected to the Judicial Council of the State Bar for a three-year term. The Judicial Council is a 21-member body whose principal statutory responsibilities are to study and make recommendations relating to court pleading, practice and procedure and organization, jurisdiction and methods of administration and operation of Wisconsin courts. For more information, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin Website.



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2016

    April 5, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs will cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on April 5, 2016 for our sponsor program. Mike Jansen, CEO of Faith Technologies, will be presenting, “Grow Big or Grow Home: Changing Your Business Model for Profitable Growth”. Below is the full



  • Keep It Moving: New Procedural Rules Seek Efficiency

    April 5, 2016

    On November 4, 2015, the Civil Committee of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association hosted a CLE entitled “Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: What You Need to Know.” Cynthia Rigsby, a partner at Foley & Lardner, moderated a lively exchange between a panel consisting of Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph, Magistrate Judge David Jones, and Mr. Matthew Stippich, Vice President/General Counsel of Digital Intelligence, Inc. The panelists shared their thoughts on the new rule changes and how those changes will be implemented practically. Both Judge Joseph and Judge Jones summed up the theme of these changes



  • Litigation Attorney Aaron Hall Discusses Contract Terms and Conditions

    April 1, 2016

    Aaron Hall of Davis & Kuelthau’s litigation team authored an article, Battle of the Forms: Practical Tactics to Minimize Risk in Day-to-Day Transactions, for New North B2B’s April 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Litigation Attorney Co-Authors State Bar of Wisconsin Publication

    March 18, 2016

    Litigation attorney, William Mulligan co-authored a chapter in the second edition of the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s Business Litigation in Wisconsin, book. In the chapter, Addressing Allegations of Corporate Crimes: Initial Considerations for the Corporate Counsel, William along with Franklyn M. Gimbel and Kathryn A. Keppel, highlight issues that are potentially faced by corporate counsel when allegations of misconduct arise in the federal arena.



  • Association for Women Lawyers – Women Judges’ Night

    March 10, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team is a proud supporter of Women Judges’ Night scheduled for March 10, 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee. For 35 years, this forum has celebrated women who serve on the bench. For more details, please visit the Association for Women Lawyers website.



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 27, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is proudly sponsoring the 8th Annual REACH Winter Gala on February 27, 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. Joe Tierney, Corporate Team Chair and member of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate practice, proudly serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their Annual Winter Gala, please visit the



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Six Attorneys in Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate and Trusts & Estates

    February 26, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorneys Allen M. Salomon, Brian J. Pfeil, John W. Hein, Marjorie Mitchell Greene, Nicholas R. DiUlio, and William H. Frazier have joined the firm. The addition of these colleagues in Milwaukee and Brookfield is among several executed growth initiatives as Davis & Kuelthau continues to expand its focus in the greater Milwaukee and Green Bay regions. “We are excited to welcome each of these experienced attorneys to our dynamic team. Davis & Kuelthau has been dedicated to serving Wisconsin businesses, municipalities and individuals for many decades. A key factor in our success



  • Dynamic Drinkware Wins Latest Round of Patent Battle against National Graphics

    January 28, 2016

    In a major win for Dynamic Drinkware, LLC ("Dynamic"), a three judge panel convened by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of Dynamic's challenge to National Graphics U.S. Patent No. 6,424,467 (the "'467 patent") entitled High Definition Lenticular Lens. Dynamic challenged the '467 patent using the relatively new Inter Partes Review procedure at the USPTO on the grounds that certain of the claims were anticipated and others were obvious over several prior art patents. The '467 patent was directed to a thin lenticular lens typically used in magazines and comic



  • Laurie Meyer and Claire Hartley Published in DRI on Supreme Court’s New Test for Determining Employer Violations of 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    January 28, 2016

    Laurie Meyer, shareholder, of Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment team published an article, Preventing Claims Related to Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy, in DRI’s January 2016 For The Defense magazine. In the wake of Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., their article addresses the new test requiring employers to prove that their actions did not discriminate against pregnant workers and allows claims to proceed when pregnant workers didn’t receive certain accommodations. Click here for a complimentary copy of the article.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 28th Annual School Law Seminar: Building a Skilled Workforce

    January 20, 2016

    This dynamic roundtable addressed the rapidly evolving demands placed on K-12 districts in aligning education and training with the growing workforce needs of our State and beyond. The discussion included first-hand perspectives on: K-12/higher-ed/employer programs – the variety, A - Z Student networking: integration of career-specific clubs Success examples, common challenges, and customization to your district’s needs Legal Vue: Every Student Succeeds Act; liability concerns; agreement considerations; licensure requirements Panelists included, Brooke Holbrook, Manager K-12 Relations at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Patti Andersen-Shew, Director-Education and Workforce Development, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and D&K School and Higher Education Attorneys, Robert W. Burns, and



  • Attorney Sherry Coley Runs for Judicial Council for the State Bar of Wisconsin

    December 17, 2015

    GREEN BAY — Litigation attorney, Sherry Coley has accepted the State Bar of Wisconsin’s nomination to run for the Judicial Council for a three-year term. The Judicial Council is a 21-member body whose primary responsibilities include; studying and making recommendations relating to court pleadings, practice and procedures, as well as court organization, jurisdiction, and methods of administration and operation of Wisconsin courts. Sherry practices in the areas of complex business litigation with an emphasis on financial services litigation and product liability. During her 12 years of practice, Sherry has earned significant trial experience in both state and federal courts and jury



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    November 17, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) hosted an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics were presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Labor & Employment: Critical Wage & Hour, Joint Employment, and Immigration Changes. With wage & hour laws likely to change by year-end, in particular, those related to so-called "white-collar overtime exemptions," employers need to brace for a significant impact on their workforce and overall operational expenses. Labor & Employment Shareholder, Laurie Meyer, will highlight the proposed changes in the



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 10, 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2015. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2016’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the sixth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 12 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Trusts & Estates Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the following areas: Litigation – Environmental Litigation



  • Three Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Selected as Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

    October 26, 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that Kathy L. Nusslock, Chief Operating Officer and Firm President, and Litigation attorneys Sherry D. Coley and Nelson Phillips, III were selected as a Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. This honor recognizes outstanding career achievement, community involvement and efforts to advance the legal profession. Fellows membership is limited to 2.5% of the State Bar’s total members. Kathy works in conjunction with the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. She has been



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 6, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on October 6, 2015. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included Peter Gottsacker of Wixon Industries, Inc., Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company, Shelley Jurewicz of FaB Wisconsin, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kurt Penn of Good Foods Group, LLC, James Wright of MillerCoors, Phil Lenaghan of Stone Creek Coffee, and Jim McCabe of Milwaukee Brewing Company.



  • Litigation Attorney Matt McClean Noted in Pennsylvania’s Record Report on Construction Case

    September 9, 2015

    Litigation Chair Matt McClean was noted in Pennsylvania’s Record Report article, Luxembourg company sues to have European judgment upheld. CTI Systems, a global provider of integrated automated heavy load systems is represented by Rosen Jenkins and Greenwaled and Matt McClean of Davis & Kuelthau. To read the full report, please visit Pennsylvania’s Record’s Website



  • Patent, Copyright and Trademark 101

    September 9, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau’s Intellectual Property Chair, Joseph Heino, in collaboration with Gateway Technical College, provided an overview on the basics of patenting including: filing for a provisional, the difference between a utility and design patent, how copy-write protection works, and when to file for trademark protection. This program took place at the Gateway SC Johnson iMET Center (Room 225) in Sturtevant, WI on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit Gateway Technical College’s Website.



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 20, 2015

    In collaboration with Zander Press, Inc., Bank First National, and Schenck SC, D&K hosted a traditional summer picnic on August 20, 2015. Proudly produced as supporting members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF), this networking event included a blend of business and casual discussion along with food and fun for young and old. Attendees shared success stories and challenges as a business owner, learned more about WFBF's resources and sponsor opportunities, relaxed with long-time acquaintances, and met an array of business leaders from across the region. Beginning with a tour of Zander Press, Inc. in Brillion, WI, attendees then gathered



  • 20 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Guide

    August 17, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 20 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across four of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 of our service areas. Additionally, two of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann



  • Trial Attorney Sherry Coley Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Davis & Kuelthau’s Coley Stays Ready for Everything

    August 14, 2015

    Sherry Coley, Litigation and Commercial Finance attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. Click here to read the full article.



  • Attorney William A. Jennaro Elected to Wisconsin State Bar Dispute Resolution Board

    July 22, 2015

    Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation attorney, William Jennaro was elected as a member of the Dispute Resolution Board for the State Bar of Wisconsin for a three-year term. This section of the board primarily consists of attorneys and collaborates with other dispute resolution organizations to help promote and create standards for the growing profession of mediators. They also encourage other lawyers, courts and the public to utilize the variety of dispute resolutions available which offer an alternative to litigation. Members also serve as mentors by being able to train and teach other lawyers how to serve as advocates in similar contexts. Together, they



  • Attorneys Anthony S. Wachewicz, III and Sherry D. Coley Join Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment and Litigation Practices

    June 29, 2015

    GREEN BAY— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Wachewicz, III has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as senior counsel and Sherry D. Coley has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as senior counsel. Both attorneys are based in the firm’s Green Bay office. Tony will concentrate his practice on serving the firm’s business, municipal, and school clients on labor & employment matters across Wisconsin. His services will include representing employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, and other sensitive personnel transactions. Tony began his practice in



  • Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion

    June 11, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area business leaders for the upcoming June 11, 2015 program in Appleton, Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion. This program will be presented by Joe Cerniglia of Wells Fargo Private Bank and Steve Utech of UTECH Customized Organization Development. They will cover key concepts that will help you effectively create succession plans including: 5 compelling reasons to plan Common difficulties for putting off developing a succession plan Determining where you need to start Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College of



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Deliverables for Family and Closely Held Business Leaders

    May 14, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area family and closely held business leaders for the upcoming May 14th program in Appleton, When Disaster Strikes…Best Practices For When An Untimely Event Strikes. This program will be presented by Meghann Kasper of Bank First National and Dan Kugler of the UW Oshkosh Center of Insurance and Risk Management. They will address various disaster recovery considerations for businesses, including: Types of disaster recovery plans Disaster recovery plan components Business impact analysis Risk assessment Risk management Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College



  • Breakfast Briefing: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish–Proper HR Preparation & Preservation in a Litigious Era

    May 12, 2015

    Attorneys Robert W. Burns, Mary S. Gerbig and Anthony J. Steffek of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment and Litigation Teams reviewed practical measures to be better prepared should employment litigation be in your business future. In the increasingly litigious times in which we live, even those employers who generally follow "best practices" in the human resources area are likely to find themselves defending a claim or lawsuit from a former employee or unsuccessful applicant. Topics included: Due diligence protocols for adverse employment decisions Electronic discovery issues (subpoenas for e-mails, texts, metadata, etc.) Importance of litigation "holds" Documentation concerns: Is there an "original"? Defined decision



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2015 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    April 30, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2015 Annual Conference. D&K’s Susan G. Schellinger, Insurance Coverage Disputes Chair, and James E. Braza, Construction Industry Team Chair, along with Steven S. Bartelt, Director of Legal Affairs and Assistant Secretary at The Marcus Corporation, presented, “Critical Legal Developments Impacting Businesses in 2015 and Beyond”. This discussion explored key factors in-house counsel members should know about relative to the most recent court decisions, legislation and other legal developments. In addition, panelists identified and explored key topics the Wisconsin Supreme Court and legislature will address



  • Northeast Wisconsin Cyber Security Conference

    April 24, 2015

    Tony Steffek of Davis & Kuelthau's labor and employment and litigation teams, spoke at Northeast Wisconsin’s Cyber Security Conference on April 24, 2015. His presentation, Cyber Security from a Litigation Perspective - Keeping You and Your Business Safe(r), covered some of the risks associated with internal data storage and security along with key practices to consider in order to reduce risk in the event of a lawsuit. This full day conference took place at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s (NWTC) Corporate Conference Center on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more details, please visit Northeast Wisconsin



  • Dream Big: Challenges and Triumphs of Building Wisconsin's Mega Projects – State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    April 16, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the State Bar of Wisconsin’s upcoming Construction and Public Contract Law program for construction, accountants, and insurer professionals on April 16, 2015. The discussion featured a panel of leading construction professionals who have recently worked on megaprojects in Wisconsin and will present insightful ideas on how to deal with risks that challenge the construction industry. In addition, the panelists shared information on new tools to better manage your projects. Panelists included, Richard Pierce of Pierce Engineers, Inc., Sandy Botcher of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services, Matt Rinka of Rinka Chung Architecture, Tim Cleary



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration Practice

    April 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Hugo P. Rojas has joined the firm’s Immigration and Labor & Employment Team in its Milwaukee office. Hugo focuses his practice on advising employers on strategies for navigating the complex regulations of the U.S. immigration system while seeking a path for permanent residency for their multinational workforce. He assists and advises businesses with every phase of the employment-based immigration process to help employers meet their objective of building a talented workforce in Wisconsin and beyond. Hugo’s clients include mid-large sized global manufacturers, engineering firms, financial services institutions, health care providers, IT



  • Trial Attorneys Sue Schellinger and Liz Miles Noted in Law360 on Insurance Case

    April 2, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau Litigation Team members Susan Schellinger and Elizabeth Miles were noted in Law360’s recent article, Insurers Can’t Replace Attys In Window Defect Row. The article addresses U.S. Judge Barbara Crabb’s decision to allow Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. to keep its chosen counsel for a proposed class action suit over allegedly defective windows. Kolbe & Kolbe is represented by various attorneys at Foley & Lardner LLP along with Sue Schellinger and Liz Miles of Davis & Kuelthau. To read the full article, please visit Law360.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 21, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar took place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Registration 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Program 6:30 - 9:00 PM - Gourmet Buffet & Reception Our topics included: Teacher Mobility: The Legacy of Act 10 Current Issues in Student Discipline Managing the Public Education Cafeteria: Pupil Educational Choices and School District Obligations Legal Challenges Affecting Open Enrollment, Vouchers and Charters Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar was held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Riley at briley@dkattorneys.com or 414.225.7508.



  • Attorney Kevin Lyons Runs for State Bar President-Elect

    December 19, 2014

    Litigation and Mediation attorney, Kevin Lyons accepted the State Bar of Wisconsin’s nomination to run for 2015 president-elect. "Better Together is the essence of the multiple purposes our Supreme Court established for the State Bar. If elected, I will work to make us all better together through professional and business education and member services. I will work with Section and Board of Governors elected leaders and the State Bar staff to engage our diverse membership in defining and addressing professional and economic challenges we all face. When we become better lawyers, we better serve our clients, be they individuals, businesses,



  • Attorney William A. Jennaro Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team

    December 5, 2014

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney William A. Jennaro has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice in its Milwaukee office. Jennaro’s practice includes general litigation but will primarily focus on mediation and arbitration across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, real estate, food and beverage, health care, and banking as well as estate planning and disputes. He brings over 45 years of legal experience to the firm, including service as an Assistant District Attorney, County Court Judge and Circuit Court Judge in Milwaukee County. Jennaro’s success with alternative dispute resolution matters has been acknowledged and awarded by



  • New North 2014 Summit

    December 2, 2014

    Join business leaders from Ahren, Bemis, Boldt, 4imprint, Sargento, Stellar Blue Technologies, and many others for the 11th annual New North Summit addressing the latest economic activity and updates on key initiatives throughout the region. Recognizing the need for continued diversification, business leaders will discuss the challenges and benefits of diversifying their products and services. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI. More than 700 attendees are anticipated. The agenda includes: Q&A with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Keynote Address, Business Development “Stories of Diversity and Growth” by John Torinus, Wisconsin industry expert



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 7, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across seven practice areas and four offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2014. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys selected



  • 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Forum Business Expo

    October 22, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s 4th Annual Family Business Expo on Wednesday, October 22nd at LaSure’s Banquet Hall located on 3125 S. Washburn St. in Oshkosh, WI. Members of the organization and program sponsors attended to create business awareness and help facilitate productive networking with family businesses in a casual environment. For additional details, please visit the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s Website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 7, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable held at the Pfister Hotel on October 7, 2014. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Anticipated guests included Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Cousins Subs, Fred Usinger, Inc., Maglio & Company, and O&H Danish Bakery. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their October 24th print publication.



  • Attorney Matthew R. McClean Named Chair of Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team

    October 1, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce Matthew R. McClean as chair of the firm’s Litigation Team. Matt succeeds Kathy L. Nusslock who led the practice for six years. Matt has been a member of the firm’s Milwaukee office and Litigation Team since 2006. He focuses his practice in the area of construction litigation and also represents clients in all aspects of litigation over commercial contracts, real property claims, and intellectual property matters. Matt’s primary client base includes small to mid-size businesses, construction companies, and municipalities. He also works with individuals who have contract, construction and high-fee disputes. As



  • Trial Attorney Dillon Ambrose Appointed As Shareholder

    October 1, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved the addition of Dillon J. Ambrose as shareholder of the firm, effective October 1, 2014. Dillon joined Davis & Kuelthau in 2011 as a litigation associate. Prior to joining the firm, Dillon served for eight years as a Navy JAG officer, where he handled numerous trial level courts-martial (prosecuting and defending), and represented more than 70 convicted Sailors and Marines in appeals before the Navy-Marine Corps of Criminal Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. Thereafter,



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Guide

    September 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 22 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all five of the firm’s offices and spans 24 of our service areas. Additionally, four of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2015 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann M.



  • Attorney James Braza Elected Board President of Milwaukee Repertory Theater

    August 16, 2014

    The Milwaukee Repertory Theater has announced Davis & Kuelthau Construction Industry and Litigation Attorney James Braza as their new President of the Board of Trustees. Braza has served as a board of trustee for The Rep for six years. Newly elected executive officers and trustees are: Gregory Oberland, president of Northwestern Mutual; Joseph Rock, partner at KPMG; Stacy Williams, vice president at Robert W. Baird & Co.; Edward Seaberg, vice president of IT service operations at Rockwell Automation; Mark Benskin, managing director of BMO Private Bank; Nic Wahl, managing partner of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.; and Howard Williams, senior vice president



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Announces Kathy Nusslock As the Firm’s Next Chief Operating Officer

    July 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has proudly announced that it will appoint Shareholder Kathy L. Nusslock the firm’s next Chief Operating Officer. Kathy will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. Kathy joined the firm’s Litigation Team in 1998 and since then served in a variety of firm management roles including Litigation Team Head, Employment Litigation Practice Chair, Director on the firm’s Board, member of the Shareholder Development Committee, and Pro Bono Coordinator.



  • State Bar 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference

    June 25, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau was a program sponsor for the State Bar’s Annual Meeting & Conference that took place in Lake Geneva from Wednesday, June 25 – Friday, June 27. This annual conference was attended by hundreds of judges, lawyers, legal staff and other legal professionals, and legal vendors for multiple days of learning and valuable networking. In addition, these events included high-quality CLE programming for flexible learning opportunities and social activities. Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matt McClean participated in a panel discussion, ‘Hot Topics in Construction Law’. This discussion addressed the Wisconsin's Statute of Repose, examining how Wisconsin law in



  • Attorney Stephen L. Knowles Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    June 9, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Stephen L. Knowles has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a senior attorney in its Milwaukee office. Steve’s practice focuses on private sector employment law. He advises corporate employers in a range of sectors—including manufacturing, financial institutions, retail, churches and religious organizations, and health care organizations—on discipline and discharge, disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment issues, family and medical leave problems, restrictive covenants, protected concerted activities, wage-and-hour matters, reductions in force, and other employment issues. “Steve’s experience in employment law matters adds to the depth of our well-established team



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Construction Roundtable Discussion

    June 3, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CEO Construction Roundtable. The area’s leading construction professionals discussed critical trends and concerns currently impacting the industry. This invite-only program took place at Café Rouge located in the Pfister Hotel starting at 7:30 AM with a brief networking session followed by the program which started at 8:00 AM.



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2014 Annual Conference (WISACCA)

    May 15, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (WISACCA) 2014 Annual Conference. This two-day conference provided attendees with an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and earn valuable CLE credits. The conference took place at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI from May 15 - 16. D&K attorneys Susan G. Schellinger and James E. Braza presented, "Litigation is Often Unavoidable. Overspending and Poor Results Are Not. Control Your Fate", along with Litigation Counsel, Timothy Saviano of We Energies. This discussion offered strategies that can be undertaken during a litigation process to minimize



  • Attorney William Mulligan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University Law School

    April 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce that attorney William J. Mulligan is this year’s recipient of Marquette University Law School’s Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This distinct recognition is awarded to alumni who have reached and maintained career excellence and have demonstrated a strong commitment to furthering the mission of the law school through active leadership. As perhaps best noted by Marquette’s public statement, “With the belief that preparation is a one-word formula for success, William Mulligan approaches each case as a chance to learn — the more complex, the better. That curiosity is a hallmark of the



  • Attorney Laurie E. Meyer Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    April 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE - Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Laurie E. Meyer has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Laurie concentrates her practice on employment law. She investigates and defends claims alleging all types of discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and denial of medical leave or disability accommodations. She also counsels business employers on employment relationships and the appropriate course for avoiding claims or successfully defending claims if litigation is unavoidable. “We are excited to welcome Laurie to our team,” said Kirk D. Strang, Shareholder



  • Anatomy of a Construction Claim - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    April 3, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with members of the State Bar’s Construction and Public Contract Law Section to present an insightful discussion for construction professionals on how to prepare for and manage a construction claim before and after it happens. D&K Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matthew R. McClean, presented along with Dean Robert Greenstreet of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, James R. Cole, Esq. of Cole Dispute Resolution, Mark A. MacDonald of Wipfli LLP, Christopher J. Smocke of Smocke & Associates, Inc., Scott Faris of M3 Insurance Solutions, Richard T. Kaczkowski of CTL Group and Larry Rocole



  • Settlement Reached for Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site Cleanup and Restoration

    March 26, 2014

    MILWAUKEE, WIS. — Six parties including City of Appleton, CBC Coating, Inc., Menasha Corporation, the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Commission, U.S. Paper Mills Corp. and WTM I Company today announced that there has been a $54 million settlement of certain claims related to the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site. Earlier this morning, the United States and the State of Wisconsin lodged an agreement in federal court that settles certain federal government, state government and tribal claims against four paper companies and two municipalities related to historical PCB contamination of the Lower Fox River and Green Bay. As part of the



  • Book Review: “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror,” By Dean A. Strang

    March 19, 2014

    Wisconsin attorney Dean Strang’s new book, “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror,” sheds light on the compelling and largely overlooked 1917 criminal trial of eleven Italian immigrants in Milwaukee and the subsequent appeal led by famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow. The book literally starts out with a bang. On November 24, 1917, a worker discovered a bomb planted outside the Third Ward church of Reverend August Giuliani. A local boy took the bomb to a nearby Milwaukee police station, where it exploded, killing nine officers and one civilian. It was the largest



  • Program Review: Seventh Circuit Year in Review

    March 19, 2014

    On February 13, 2014, members of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association gathered over lunch for the “Seventh Circuit in Review: A roundup of key civil decisions from 2013” presentation. Scott W. Hansen, of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., Anne Berleman Kearney, of the Appellate Consulting Group, and Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., of Foley & Lardner, LLP, provided insight into key decisions issued by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 and important lessons for practitioners gleaned from those decisions. Mr. Hansen kicked off the presentation by discussing the decisions in Stollings v. Ryobi Technologies, Inc., 725 F.3d



  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Wisconsin

    March 7, 2014

    With the constant changing system of laws and regulations involved in public contracting, Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with Lorman Education Services to provide a proactive workshop to help you make strategic decisions concerning bid protests and contractual disputes. D&K Litigation and Mediation and Arbitration attorney, Kevin Lyons lead the discussion on, ‘The Competitive Bidding Process’ where he covered bid issues, mistakes in bidding and the correction of bids. He also lead a second discussion on ‘Mediation and Arbitration of Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations’. Kevin was joined by attorneys, Scott. Halloin, Esq. of Halloin & Murdock, Kevin M. Long and



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 13, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 12 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2013. Additionally, five others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Thomas L. Schober, Business Litigation Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Joseph E. Tierney, IV, Real Estate Attorneys selected



  • Webinar: Litigation from Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again

    July 1, 2013

    D&K Labor & Employment Team attorneys, presented, "Litigation From Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again: A Discussion of Litigation Under Acts 10 & 32 Involving Public Safety Bargaining." This free presentation was hosted by the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association.



  • Two Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored as “Women in the Law”

    June 26, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – The law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that attorneys Kathy L. Nusslock and Susan G. Schellinger were honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as 2013 Women in the Law honorees. This distinguished award recognizes the outstanding achievement and positive influence of high-level women in the practice of law. “Kathy and Sue’s recognition as leaders in the legal industry is well-deserved,“ said Ann Rieger, the firm’s President. "The commitment they put forth to meet their clients’ needs is a wonderful example of service to all of us.” Kathy Nusslock is an experienced litigator and chairs the



  • Breakfast Briefing: Risky Business: Managing Risk Near and Far in the Corporate World

    June 25, 2013

    Type: Breakfast Briefing Location: Comfort Suites - Rock Garden Conference Center, Green Bay, WI Description: Join Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. and guest speakers from Aon to learn how to protect your business and yourself from unnecessary business risks. The program featured presentations from legal and risk management & insurance brokerage professionals concerning a host of business risks prevalent in places as diverse as the local workplace and the global marketplace. Subjects included workers' compensation risk management, fleet safety and driver management, trade credit, supply chain risk, mergers and acquisitions, business continuity and crisis management and personal liability in the corporate world. Speakers: Dick Rupiper,



  • Kevin J. Lyons Elected Treasurer of the State Bar of Wisconsin

    June 13, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Kevin J. Lyons, an attorney with Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., has been elected to serve a two-year term as Treasurer on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Wisconsin. As Treasurer, Lyons will manage the daily operations of the association which will include strategic planning and involvement with directing the State Bar’s affairs. He will also work with the president, president-elect and the Executive Committee where he will assist with the preparation of the annual budget. Lyons is a Shareholder on the Litigation Team at Davis & Kuelthau. He has handled cases in federal and state



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2013 Annual Conference (WISACCA)

    May 9, 2013

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter (WISACCA) 2013 Annual Conference. Attorney Susan G. Schellinger presented a topic that offered practical advice on how to maximize insurance coverage in all cases. The conference provided attendees an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and earn valuable CLE credits. For ACC members, all of the session materials are available for review on the chapter website: http://www.acc.com/chapters/wisc/. Click here for more information.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Adds Experienced Litigator to Green Bay Office

    March 29, 2013

    GREEN BAY — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Anthony J. Steffek has joined the firm as a litigation associate in its Green Bay office. “We are excited to welcome Tony on our team,” said the firm’s president Ann M. Rieger. “His experience with assisting clients throughout litigation will be a great addition to our firm.” Steffek has significant experience in the areas of federal litigation, contract management, and employment-related matters. He has actively participated in cases at the pre-trial stage and through trial, and has successfully defended insurance, employment, contractual, construction and environmental issues before state and federal agencies. In



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