James E. Braza
Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1421
F: 414.278.3621
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613

News & Events: Attorney James E. Braza


  • 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,



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Flash Forum

    February 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Flash Forum, Sales Tax Options to Help Develop Milwaukee, taking place on February 23, 2017. This roundtable style discussion has been scheduled as a means to bring area business, real estate development and community leaders together to develop and discuss avenues to better support the region’s cultural assets such as the convention center. Guests will explore the potential impact of an increase in the Milwaukee County sale tax as well as other sales tax options intended to help the City of Milwaukee fund expansions and support its current



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Roundtable Discussion

    January 24, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CEO Roundtable forum that will take place on January 24th. The area’s community leaders will discuss the current developments with Milwaukee's building projects in the downtown area, along with the significant opportunities that will come in light of the developments. Current developments that will be covered in the forum discussion include: the parking lot at North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue, the Italian Community Center parking lot in the Third Ward and land near the Couture site along Milwaukee's lakefront.



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    November 17, 2015

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



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

    November 10, 2015

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



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

    October 26, 2015

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



  • Milwaukee Business Journal - Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance

    September 15, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance program that took place at the Pfister Hotel on September 15, 2015. The area’s integral real estate investors, developers, builders and other key players in the development of Park East, Westown, East Town, the Historic 3rd Ward and Walker’s Point gathered for this highly anticipated forum to discuss the significant opportunities to come from the developments in the downtown area. Peter Park, Former city planner of Milwaukee and City, County of Denver; Visiting Design Critic, Harvard Graduate School of Design was the keynote speaker for this



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 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



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Construction Roundtable Discussion

    June 3, 2014

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



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

    May 15, 2014

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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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 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



  • 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



  • 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



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