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  • 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



  • 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,



  • 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 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 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



  • 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



  • Attorneys Christopher Jaekels and Kevin Lyons Selected as Umpires by the Department of Natural Resources

    June 27, 2016

    Environmental attorneys Chris Jaekels and Kevin Lyons have been selected to as Umpires by the Department of Natural Resources. They both met the qualifications based on Wis. Stat. § 292.35 and will assist with local government cost recovery disputes for environmental remediation activities. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's Website.



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 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.



  • 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



  • 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 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



  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Annual Conference

    August 1, 2013

    Attorney and mediator Kevin J. Lyons presented, "Successfully Mediating the Construction Defect Case," at the Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Annual Conference. This two day conference was held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.



  • 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



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