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  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bruce Deadman Discusses Overtime Exemption Rules

    July 1, 2016

    Bruce Deadman of Davis & Kuelthau’s labor and employment team authored an article, Millions of employees impacted by new overtime rules. Are you prepared? for New North B2B’s July 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Fox Valley Roundtable | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance

    June 15, 2016

    Employers may have anticipated the new rules on overtime pay as released on May 17th by the Department of Labor; however, the degree of impact these changes will have on organizations has yet to be experienced. The implications are vast and thousands of area workers will be impacted. Are you prepared? The Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF) and Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman and James Kalny held a time-sensitive roundtable, DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems. During this complimentary seminar, Davis & Kuelthau and area businesses discussed real world



  • Webinar | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems

    June 1, 2016

    Employers across the United States anticipated the new rules on overtime pay which were released on May 17th by the Department of Labor (DOL). The implications are vast and millions of workers will be impacted. Yet, compliance is merely one factor among many to address in short order. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman, James Kalny, and Laurie Meyer presented real world examples of how employers across Wisconsin and beyond are taking quick action to achieve compliance as well as leverage the hidden, organic opportunities to resolve old problems within their workplace policies. Topics included: Options for reorganization Addressing



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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



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