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  • 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



  • Attorney Mark Andres Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Trusts and Estates Practice

    June 12, 2017

    BROOKFIELD— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Mark Andres has joined the firm’s Corporate Team as a shareholder in its Brookfield office. Mark has served small to midsized businesses, particularly hospital-based physicians, dentists and other medical practitioners, for more than 15 years. His areas of focus include business entity law, tax planning, and succession planning. Mark has also represented health care professionals and health care organizations in the areas of professional liability and risk management, as well as contract drafting and negotiation for health care services and equipment. Mark also offers extensive experience in the areas of



  • Irish Butter in Wisconsin – Take 2 Will Re-appear on April 21

    April 20, 2017

    To arrange an interview with Steve Knaus of Old World Creamery on Friday, please contact Susan Finco or Scott Stein at (920) 965-7750 or via email at sfinco@LFpublicrelations.com or sstein@LFpublicrelations.com. (Sheboygan, Wis.) – Irish butter will return to the shelves at Woodman’s Markets in Wisconsin on Friday, April 21. Old World Creamery of Sheboygan, Wisconsin began selling a branded Irish butter at Woodman’s on April 11, but sale of the product (which at this point can’t be named due to pending legal issues) was halted by week’s end due to a trademark dispute. This Friday, “Old World Creamery” Pure Irish Butter will



  • Irish Butter Is Back – In Wisconsin

    April 6, 2017

    A kick-off event will be held at the Woodman’s Market in Sun Prairie (1099 S. Grand Ave.) on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m. Steve Knaus, of Old World Creamery, along with Phil Woodman, owner of Woodman’s, will be on hand and available for interviews. The first 100 people to come to the Irishgold™ butter display at Woodman’s in Sun Prairie will receive a coupon for a free, 8 oz. package of Irishgold butter. (Sheboygan / Sun Prairie) – Fans of Irish butter will no longer have to cross state lines to get the butter they crave. Old World Creamery of Sheboygan,



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2017’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the seventh 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 13 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Labor Law – Management Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation – Construction Litigation – Municipal Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the



  • Attorney Robert Habich Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate and Finance Practice

    September 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Robert W. Habich has joined the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate teams in its Milwaukee office. “We are delighted to welcome Rob to our commercial real estate and finance practice. His experience working with property developers, landlords/tenants, investors and lenders to provide strategic, cost-effective service complements the value our established team offers to clients,” said Daniel A. Kaminsky, Chair of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate Team. With 12 years of experience, Rob focuses his practice on commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and financing for a variety of retail,



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Recognized as a Leader by Chambers USA

    March 21, 2016

    MILWAUKEE, WI – Joseph S. Heino, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee, has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property Law for the fourth consecutive year. Heino is among an elite group of attorneys selected as ‘Leaders in their Field’ and will be featured in the June edition of ‘Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Leadership Changes in Corporate and Real Estate Teams

    February 26, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV as Team Head of the firm’s Corporate Practice Team and Daniel A. Kaminsky as Chair of the Real Estate Practice Team. Former Corporate Team Head, Scott E. Fiducci, will continue his role as member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Managing Shareholder of the Metro-Milwaukee offices. “These transitions met a Board objective to create additional opportunities for our attorneys to be involved in firm leadership,” said Kathy Nusslock, firm President and COO. “We are grateful for Scott’s dedication of many years as Corporate Team Head



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Selected as Member of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Graduate School Cabinet

    February 22, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that Kathy L. Nusslock, Chief Operating Officer and Firm President, is now a member of the UWM’s Graduate School Cabinet. Individuals who are recruited for this role are selected for their interest, influence, affluence, and availability to serve on the committee. The mission of the Graduate School is to maintain its newly appointed status as a top-tier doctoral research university that best suits the needs of their graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and graduate faculty. In collaboration with other members of the committee, Kathy will advocate and encourage support for Graduate Education within



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney, Brad Page, Appointed As Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Physicians Realty Trust

    January 8, 2015

    MILWAUKEE, WI - The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Bradley D. Page, real estate and corporate attorney, has been chosen by firm client, Physicians Realty Trust, as their Senior Vice President and General Counsel beginning February 1, 2015. Brad currently maintains an active practice representing clients in commercial real estate development, commercial lending, corporate and construction industries, and recently served as President of Davis & Kuelthau. His last day with the firm is anticipated to be January 15, 2015. “Brad’s transition to in-house counsel demonstrates our client’s appreciation of his skills as a long-time member of



  • Attorney Michael Van Someren Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    December 8, 2014

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Michael Van Someren has joined its Corporate and Real Estate Practice as an associate in its Milwaukee office. “We are very happy to welcome Mike to our team,” said Scott Fiducci, Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Business Law Team. “Our clients’ business and real estate transactional activity continues to be very active and fast paced. Mike, as an experienced corporate and real estate lawyer, will enhance our Team’s capacity to deliver the personalized service and expertise that our business and real estate clientele expect and appreciate.” Van Someren’s practice will include real estate, commercial



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2015’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 7, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the fifth 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 for across 12 practices and three offices, including: Green Bay Corporate Law Trusts & Estates Law Madison Education Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction 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 the second tier for Corporate Law, Health



  • Retired Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Receives George Tipler Award from Wisconsin School Attorneys Association

    October 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce retired Labor and Employment and School and Higher Education Law Attorney, Paul C. Hemmer is this year’s recipient of the George Tipler Award from the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA). This distinguished award honors individuals for their excellence and dedication to school law in Wisconsin. Only 29 attorneys have ever received this award. The WSAA assists and facilitates the exchange of information among attorneys practicing school law in the State of Wisconsin. The association has more than 120 members and is governed by a seven member board of directors. Hemmer



  • 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 Announces Client’s Grand Opening, Engine Company No. 3

    September 11, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has proudly announced the opening of a new spin on a local historic treasure. Peter Sandroni, owner of the acclaimed La Merenda tapas bar and restaurant in Walker’s Point has opened a breakfast-brunch restaurant, Engine Company No. 3, in a former fire station at 217 W. National Avenue. Known for his mission to preserve local family farming, Peter’s latest endeavor will feature his unique flare for incorporating local produce, Wisconsin fish and meats, and various house-made syrups, jams, sausages and infusions. “It’s been an honor to work with Peter and his wife and co-owner,



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Attorney Bruce Deadman Receives WisLAP Volunteer of the Year Award

    June 26, 2014

    GREEN BAY – Davis & Kuelthau is proud to announce Labor & Employment attorney Bruce B. Deadman is this year’s recipient of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) Volunteer of the Year Award. This award honors various legal practitioners who have provided meaningful assistance, educational outreach or other volunteer service through the program. WisLAP provides educational training programs addressing addiction, stress, depression, and other mental health issues. Candidates are referred to a trained peer who has committed time to assist struggling professionals. As an attorney, Bruce’s practice focuses on labor, employment, and compensation-related issues. He spends most of his time helping clients



  • 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



  • Attorney Mark G. Kmiecik Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Practice

    May 6, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Mark G. Kmiecik has joined the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Team as well as its Tax Team in metro-Milwaukee. "Mark brings a strong legal background in estate planning and tax having served as a tax advisor for 14 years," said Charlie G. Maris, Shareholder and Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Chair. “His extensive experience in advising on all aspects of high net-worth estate planning further complements our practice and the quality of services we provide for related asset management.” Mark earned his Masters of Law degree in Taxation



  • 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



  • 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



  • Attorneys Joseph S. Heino and Bradley D. Page Recognized by Chambers USA

    March 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau is pleased to announced that two of its attorneys, Joseph S. Heino and Bradley D. Page have been named as leaders in their respective fields for 2014 by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout the U.S. and worldwide. In addition, the firm was also recognized for its Real Estate practice. Joe Heino was recognized as a leader



  • Attorney Lisa Kleiner Wood Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    January 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Lisa Kleiner Wood has joined the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Lisa concentrates her practice in commercial and residential real estate, corporate and general business matters, including acquisitions and mergers and sales of businesses. She also represents lenders in structuring, negotiating and drafting all types of commercial transactions, real estate lending, asset based lending, leasing, restructuring, workouts and liquidations of troubled or defaulted loans. In her real estate practice, she has worked on residential, commercial and mixed-use condominium developments, subdivision developments, complex real estate



  • Attorney Julie A. Seno Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    December 6, 2013

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Julie A. Seno has joined the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice in its Milwaukee office. “We are excited to welcome Julie to our team,” said Scott E. Fiducci, Shareholder and Corporate Practice Chair. “Her experience assisting clients with commercial and real estate transactions as well as corporate transactions adds to the depth of our well established team and furthers the value we provide as a firm.” Julie’s primary clientele are corporations, real estate owners, investors, developers, and financial institution lenders. She regularly counsels clients in all aspects of commercial real estate,



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2014’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 15, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the fourth 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 for numerous practice areas, including: Green Bay Corporate Law Trusts & Estates Law Madison Education Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In the metropolitan Milwaukee area, the firm ranked in the second tier for Corporate



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Guide

    September 11, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 20 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 guide. Additionally, five of its attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2014 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann M. Rieger, Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Employment Labor - Management, and Labor



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Corporate Transactions and Real Estate Attorney, Joseph LaDien

    July 2, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Joseph LaDien has joined their Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups as an associate in the Milwaukee office. “We are excited to welcome Joe to our team,” said Scott Fiducci, the firm’s Corporate Practice Group Chair. “As an experienced attorney, he will add depth to the value we provide to our clients through our corporate transactions and real estate services.” LaDien offers a pragmatic approach to assisting business clients with their legal needs and will focus his practice in the areas of general corporate, commercial real estate, and commercial lending. In particular, he’ll



  • 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



  • Two Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Will Be Honored as “Women in the Law” on June 25th

    May 3, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – The law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that attorneys Kathy L. Nusslock and Susan G. Schellinger have been selected 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



  • Dantinne Becomes President of the Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators

    April 1, 2013

    GREEN BAY – Stephanie Dantinne, office administrator at Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, has been elected serve as President of the Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA). She previously served on the WALA board as Vice President of Communications for two terms. The Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA) is a Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. Dantinne joined Davis & Kuelthau as an office manager/paralegal in 1997, working with one attorney and



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Marketing and Business Development Director

    February 27, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Pagette K. Fischer has joined the firm as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. “We are excited to have someone of Pagette’s caliber joining our team,” said the firm’s president Ann M. Rieger. “She brings a fresh perspective, solid experience and valuable insight to the job, making her a great addition to the firm.” Fischer has more than 10 years of experience in the legal industry with 7 years of career focus on marketing and business development. She also serves as Co-Chair of Programs for the Legal Marketing Association’s Milwaukee



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Recognized by Chambers USA

    February 21, 2013

    Milwaukee, WI – Joseph S. Heino, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee, has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Heino is among an elite group of attorneys selected as ‘Leaders in their Field’ and will be featured in the June edition of ‘Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Heino is experienced



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

    November 13, 2012

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that ten of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2012. Additionally, four others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys being recognized practice out of Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee offices.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Recognized as one of 2013’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 6, 2012

    MILWAUKEE -- Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has once again been recognized as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” in a report released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorney Recognized as 2012 Up and Coming Lawyer

    September 20, 2012

    MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Law Journal celebrated its 2012 Up and Coming Lawyers event last night at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Litigation attorney Elizabeth K. Miles was one of the honorees. The Wisconsin Law Journal identifies 25 of Wisconsin's "best and brightest new lawyers" each year who have eight years or less of experience and are profiled in a special Wisconsin Law Journal magazine and online.Honorees were nominated by colleagues and selected by Wisconsin Law Journal editorial staff. Elizabeth Miles is an associate on the Firm’s litigation team working with a wide range of clients



  • Twenty-One Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013

    September 20, 2012

    MILWAUKEE – Twenty-one lawyers from Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorney Named Five Star Wealth Manager

    July 25, 2012

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Robert E. Kuelthau has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2012. The Five Star award recognizes service professionals who provide quality services to clients. “Mr. Kuelthau’s commitment to serving the needs of our clients is a wonderful example to all of us,” said Ann Rieger, President of Davis & Kuelthau. Kuelthau has more than 50 years of estate planning and corporate services experience. His practice focuses on providing legal counsel and preparation of contracts and agreements to clients related to estate and trust planning, real estate issues and



  • Davis & Kuelthau Obtains $1 Million Judgment in Insurance Coverage Case

    June 20, 2012

    MILWAUKEE – The Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Insurance Coverage team was successful, once again, in recovering insurance benefits for one of its manufacturing clients. On June 4, 2012, litigation attorneys, James Braza and Susan Schellinger won summary judgment for our client, finding that the insurance carrier, American Alternative Insurance Corporation, breached its duty to defend. After the insurance company failed to provide a coordinated defense for several similar product liability lawsuits, the policyholder took control of the defense and retained its own national coordinating counsel to oversee the cases. United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin Judge



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Adds Two New Litigation Associates

    June 16, 2012

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Aaron Hall and Claire Hartley have joined the firm’s Litigation Department as associate attorneys and will practice out of the firm’s Milwaukee office. "Aaron and Claire are both experienced litigation attorneys and we are excited to have them join our team," said Kathy Nusslock, Chair of the Litigation Team. "Their experiences will add depth to our team and offer even greater benefits to our clients." Attorney Hall has extensive trial experience, working as an Associate District Attorney with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and then as an associate attorney on the civil



  • Local Attorney Expands Role with Ducks Unlimited

    June 14, 2012

    GREEN BAY, WI – Bruce Deadman, attorney with Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay has been re-elected to the Ducks Unlimited (DU) national board as Sr. Vice President for Youth & Education. Deadman, who has long been active with DU in Northeast Wisconsin and throughout the U.S., has also been elected to the DUMAC board, the Ducks Unlimited affiliate in Mexico. “I’m very pleased to be able to continue my work as part of the national board,” Deadman said. “I’m also very excited to be able to join DUMAC. We have a DU training facility in Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico where



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorney Honored For Legal Assistance By Small Business Administration

    May 10, 2012

    MILWAUKEE, WI – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. attorney Joseph Heino, will be recognized at the 27th Annual Wisconsin Small Business Award ceremony for his Legal Assistance award. Nominated by Laura Schmitz of the UW-Milwaukee Small Business Development Center for his contributions to entrepreneurs in its program, Heino frequently speaks to and consults with small businesses on intellectual property issues. Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration provides recognition and thanks to the people and organizations that are critical to the success of small business communities throughout the country. The awards are given in recognition of National Small Business Week, an



  • Dantinne Elected to WALA Board of Directors

    March 28, 2012

    GREEN BAY – Stephanie Dantinne, office administrator at Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, has been elected to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators. Dantinne will serve as president-elect for the 2012-2013 term, then become president in 2013. Dantinne previously served on the WALA board as VP of Communications for two terms. The Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA) is a Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.



  • Burns Recognized by Wisconsin Law Journal

    February 2, 2012

    GREEN BAY, WI – Robert W. Burns, attorney with Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, has been honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its 2012 Leaders in the Law. Burns is one of 22 attorneys recognized from across the state for outstanding leadership, vision and legal expertise in the law community. “It’s a true honor to be included with such an outstanding group of attorneys and to be recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal,” said Burns, the managing shareholder of Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office. A graduate of St. Norbert College, Burns earned his law degree



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Experienced Trusts and Estate Attorney

    December 8, 2011

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Thomas J. Drought has joined the firm as an Of Counsel Attorney in its Milwaukee office. He will be a part of the Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning practice group. “Bringing Tom on board is exciting for our estate planning team,” said Catherine M. Priebe, chair of the Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning practice group. “His approachable demeanor combined with his dedication to providing sound legal advice will benefit Davis & Kuelthau clients.” Drought has more than 50 years of experience with different types of trusts and probate administration proceedings. In



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

    December 1, 2011

    Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that thirteen of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. Additionally, four others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys being recognized come from Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Attorneys selected for inclusion in 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers are: James E. Braza, Construction Litigation, MilwaukeeScott E. Fiducci, Mergers and Acquisitions, Milwaukee Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental, Milwaukee Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation, Milwaukee William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation, Milwaukee Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation, Milwaukee Thomas L. Schober, Business Litigation, Green Bay



  • U.S News Media Group and Best Lawyers® Rank Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. in Top Tier as “Best Law Firms” in Milwaukee & Green Bay

    November 11, 2011

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce its continued recognition in the second edition of “Best Law Firms,” a report released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The report, compiled by surveying thousands of law firm clients and lawyers, rank firms based on criteria such as expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. In the metropolitan Milwaukee area, Davis & Kuelthau was ranked in the top tier for Construction Law and Environmental Law. In the second tier, the firm ranked



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Announces Two New Shareholders

    September 27, 2011

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved the addition of Patrick M. Bergin and Geoffrey S. Trotier as shareholders of the firm, effective October 1, 2011. “Both Pat and Geoff are skilled attorneys who focus on client satisfaction and building relationships,” said firm president Ann M. Rieger. “They are team players and we look forward to the two of them continuing to grow their practice as part of the Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. team.” Bergin, a registered patent attorney, assists clients with a broad range of intellectual property issues



  • Twelve Davis & Kuelthau attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America®

    September 21, 2011

    MILWAUKEE – Twelve lawyers from Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.® Lawyers who have received the esteemed tribute include those: Practicing in the Milwaukee office: Kevin J. Lyons, Arbitration, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Mediation; William J. Mulligan, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation - Securities; Christopher J. Jaekels, Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law; Timothy E. Kronquist, Real Estate Law; Catherine M. Priebe, Trusts and Estates Practicing in the Green Bay office: Adrian T. Ulatowski, Corporate Law; Robert W. Burns, Employment Law – Management,



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Dillon J. Ambrose

    August 9, 2011

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced that Dillon J. Ambrose joined the firm as a litigation associate in its Milwaukee office. "We are so pleased that Dillon is joining us," said Ann M. Rieger, president of Davis & Kuelthau. "His extensive trial experience will certainly benefit our clients and add to the depth of our team." A litigation attorney with eight years of experience as a Navy JAG officer, Ambrose was involved extensively in trial and appellate work. He handled numerous trial level courts-martial (prosecuting and defending), and represented more than 70 convicted Sailors and Marines in appeals before



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Three Attorneys to its Team

    January 13, 2011

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that Marilyn M. Carroll, Alec Dobson and Jennifer J. Kopp have joined the firm’s Litigation Group and will be located in its Brookfield office. Carroll joins the firm as a shareholder with a primary focus on health care litigation. Carroll has extensive experience representing health care providers, such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians, nurses and clinics, in legal actions. She also defends these providers in regulatory matters and provides consultation on risk management program development and quality improvement. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing, with distinction, from the University of



  • Attorneys Recognized as Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 12, 2010

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that eight of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2010. Additionally, four others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys being recognized come from Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay, Milwaukee and Oshkosh offices. Shareholder Kathy Nusslock was also selected for inclusion in the Top 25 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Nusslock is the team head of the firm's Litigation Group and she chairs the Employment Litigation Practice Group. In addition, Kathy is the firm's pro bono coordinator and principal contact in efforts to assist military



  • U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Rank Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. in Top Tier in First “Best Law Firms” Survey

    October 20, 2010

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has earned regional recognition in the inaugural edition of “Best Law Firms,” a report released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The report, compiled by surveying thousands of law firm clients and lawyers, ranks firms based on criteria such as expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether a client or lawyer would refer business to a firm. The rankings are featured in the October issue of U.S. News & World Report. In the metropolitan Milwaukee area, Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. was ranked in the top tier for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law and



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Promotes Three Attorneys to Shareholders

    September 8, 2010

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that Daniel Kaminsky, Geoffrey Lacy and Matthew McClean have been promoted to shareholders of the firm. “In their years with the firm, Dan, Geoff and Matt have each demonstrated all of the legal and personal skills needed to be successful attorneys,” said Ann M. Rieger, president of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. “They have earned the respect of both their colleagues and clients for the quality of their work and work ethic.” Kaminsky joined the firm’s Milwaukee office nearly six years ago and specializes in real estate development and commercial real



  • Eight Davis & Kuelthau attorneys honored by The Best Lawyers in America®

    September 1, 2010

    MILWAUKEE - Eight lawyers from Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). “We’re pleased to have eight of our attorneys recognized for legal excellence. I applaud them for their efforts and am proud to be associated with such a highly regarded team,” stated Ann M. Rieger, president of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Lawyers that have received the esteemed tribute include those: Practicing in the Green Bay



  • Litigation Team Successfully Overturns Million-dollar Award Against Client

    September 10, 2009

    MILWAUKEE — Susan Schellinger and Heather Gatewood recently convinced the Wisconsin Court of Appeals that an employer is not responsible for unforeseeable bizarre activity of an employee. A trial court judge found that our employer client was liable to seven women whose images were posted by a male employee on pornographic websites. The employee had copied photographs of approximately 30 female coworkers to a flash drive at work, printed the photographs at home, engaged in disturbing conduct with the photos, and then posted pictures of the adulterated photos on pornographic Web sites he created on Yahoo! The employer had screened



  • Website Earns National Recognition

    March 20, 2009

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau was honored as a merit winner in the Sixth Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) for its website homepage, designed in collaboration with Versant Solutions, a Wisconsin based branding and marketing firm. More than 1200 submissions were received from throughout the United States and a national panel of judges rated entries into twelve groups and twenty seven categories. Davis & Kuelthau was listed in the Website / Homepage category under the Professional Services Group. "This is another honor for our firm, in addition to the LMA Awards, that solidifies our vision for the firm's new



  • Library Director Receives Coveted Scales of Justice Award

    March 4, 2009

    MILWAUKEE — On Saturday, February 28, 2009, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals (“GMALP”) presented Beverly G. Butula, Assistant Director of Library Services of the law firm of Davis & Kuelthau with the coveted NALS Foundation Scales of Justice Award. The Scales of Justice Award is an honor bestowed by the NALS Foundation to recognize persons or entities who exemplify the following qualities in their local community and legal field (e.g., speaking engagements, presentations, authoring articles and handouts, etc.): • Improve access to justice • Improve the quality of legal services • Promote the legal profession • Support the



  • Firm Marketing Efforts Recognized as Among the Most Innovative in the Midwest

    February 20, 2009

    MILWAUKEE - Davis & Kuelthau announced today the firm won three awards in the four categories it was nominated in for the 2008 Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Your Honor Awards Program (Chicago Chapter), sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. The program recognizes creativity, execution, achievement and overall excellence in legal marketing by law firms throughout the Midwest region. The awards are the Platinum standard for legal marketing across the country. The firm was recognized as the best in the following categories: Overall Identity, which recognizes excellence in trademarks, logos, identity and style guides, and integrated branding programs. Best Promotional Product -



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