Contact: Mike Wiltse

State Bar of Wisconsin

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Madison, WI – With the election of Cheryl Daniels as it’s president-elect, the State Bar of Wisconsin of is making its own history – with three women serving as the organization’s top leaders.

Daniels, a government lawyer with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection in Madison, will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1, 2020, before succeeding Kathy Brost of Neenah as State Bar president on July 1, 2021.

As of July 1, 2020, with Brost as president, Milwaukee lawyer Jill Kastner as past president, and Daniels as president-elect, it will be the first time in the State Bar’s history in which the organization’s top three leadership positions are held entirely by women.

“Together, we represent a great diversity of geography and legal practices – with Jill’s civil legal services practice, Kathy’s solo and small corporate practice, and my government law service,” Daniels said.

Daniels, U.W. 1985, has worked as an assistant legal counsel with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection for 11 years. She is a past president of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and served on the boards of governors for the State Bar and the Government and Young Lawyers Divisions.

Daniels will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1, 2020, before succeeding Kathy Brost of Neenah as State Bar president on July 1, 2021.

As of July 1, 2020, with Brost as president, Milwaukee lawyer Jill Kastner as past president, and Daniels as president-elect, it will be the first time in the State Bar’s history in which the organization’s top three leadership positions are held entirely by women.

“Together, we represent a great diversity of geography and legal practices – with Jill’s civil legal services practice, Kathy’s solo and small corporate practice, and my government law service,” Daniels said.

Daniels, U.W. 1985, has worked as an assistant legal counsel with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection for 11 years. She is a past president of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and served on the boards of governors for the State Bar and the Government and Young Lawyers Divisions.

Other State Bar Races

Treasurer: Kristen Hardy, a lawyer with Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa, was elected to a two-year term.

Wisconsin Judicial Council: John Orton, Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton S.C., Mauston, was elected to a three-year term.

State Bar District Representatives

Those elected to serve two-year terms beginning July 1 as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:

District 2

Ryan M. Billings, Kohner, Mann & Kailas S.C., Milwaukee

Elizabeth K. Miles, Davis Kuelthau, S.C., Milwaukee

Anna F.C. Muñoz, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Milwaukee

Krista G. LaFave RosolinoWarshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch S.C., Milwaukee

Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee

District 4

Mary Lynne Donohue, Sheboygan

District 6

Jesse B. Blocher, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Waukesha

AnnMarie M. SyllaSchott, Bublitz & Engel, S.C., Waukesha

District 8

Joel D. Skinner Jr., Skinner and Associates, Hudson

District 9

Jeff A. GoldmanDeWitt LLP, Madison

David M. GorwitzNeider & Boucher S.C., Madison

MitchUW Law School, Madison,

Patricia Epstein PutneyBell Moore & Richter S.C., Madison

District 10

Starlyn Tourtillott Miller, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Keshena

District 12

Jane E. Bucher, State Public Defenders Office, Monroe

District 14

Sherry D. Coley, Davis Kuelthau, S.C., Green Bay

District 16

Lawrence J. Wiesneske, O’Melia, Schiek & McEldowney S.C., Rhinelander

About the State Bar Board of Governors’ Elections

The Board of Governors is the State Bar’s policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms, which begin July 1, 2020.

 

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