von Briesen & Roper, s.c. Expands Again and Adds the Professionals from Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. and Levine & Bazelon, S.C.

Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that 22 lawyers and all of the staff formerly of the law firm Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C., and 3 lawyers and the staff formerly of the law firm Levine & Bazelon, S.C. have joinedvon Briesen & Roper, s.c.

Today von Briesen employs 192 attorneys in 11 offices in 3 states with new office locations in: Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and, New York, New York.  von Briesen has grown significantly in the preceding two years, expanding its Milwaukee and Madison offices and opening new offices in Waukesha County and the Fox Valley-Green Bay.

For 35 years Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. has dedicated its practice to supporting businesses, corporations, and industries in matters of significant litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution. As proven trial lawyers, these professional have handled some of Wisconsin’s most significant matters. The lawyers at Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. represent clients throughout the State of Wisconsin, serve as national counsel in mass tort litigation and as mediators and arbitrators in alternative dispute resolution and will do so at von Briesen. Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. ceased operations effective December 31, 2017.

Levine & Bazelon, S.C. was founded 35 years ago and focused its practice on real estate law with an emphasis on condominium and community association law and will continue to do so at von Briesen. Levine & Bazelon, S.C. ceased its operations on December 31, 2017.

Terry E. Johnson, the Managing Partner at Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. said,” As a lawyer with more than forty years’ experience in the practice, I am impressed by the culture of service and creativity at von Briesen. I have seen the impact that technology and specialization have upon advocacy and know that the expanded areas of expertise, the technology and the culture will help me deliver the results in the important matters I am honored to handle. My entire firm is joining von Briesen where we will expand our advocacy for clients throughout Wisconsin and the nation.”

Crocker said, “I am delighted to welcome this team of seasoned professionals to our firm. The addition of these fine lawyers allows us to continue as effective advocates, fiduciaries and advisors to our clients in both the board room and the courtroom. The lawyers from Peterson, Johnson & Murray are trusted in the Courts throughout this state, are proven trial lawyers and are known for the effective results they achieve for their clients. With the addition of this team we will be the go to firm for matters of commercial litigation and advocacy.”

Adam Bazelon, the managing attorney at Levine & Bazelon, S.C. said, “By bringing our team to von Briesen we will be able to continue to represent our real estate clients, while expanding the services we offer as the specialized expertise of the many lawyers at von Briesen will substantially expand and enhance our service offerings. von Briesen is a great firm. I have worked with many of their lawyers and see this as a great opportunity for all of us.”

Crocker said, “Adding the bright, young, dedicated lawyers at Levine & Bazelon will expand our service offerings and cement our future as a leader in the real estate community.”

The attorneys who joined von Briesen are (in alphabetical order): Adam S. Bazelon, Lyndsey K. Bley, Janet E. Cain, Michael P. Crooks, Joshua B. Czuta, Kevin M. Fetherston, Ryan P. Fetherston, Charles M. Fiergola, James W. Goonan, Nathan K. Johnson, Terry E. Johnson, Grace M. Kulkoski, J. Ryan Maloney, James T. Murray, Jr., Judy O’Connell, Randy S. Parlee, Timothy J. Pike, John P. Pinzl, Andrew J. Quartaro, Clayton L. Riddle, Maria D. Sanders, Quentin F. Shafer, William F. Sulton, Scott E. Wade and Maureen S. Willkom. Brief biographies for all immediately follow.

Adam S. Bazelon is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on community association law with an emphasis in real estate litigation. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Lyndsey K. Bley is an Associate in the Madison office. She focuses her practice on worker’s compensation law. She received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. 

Janet E. Cain is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice on civil litigation, insurance coverage and appellate work. She received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. 

Michael P. Crooks is a Shareholder in the Madison office. He focuses his practice on insurance defense, product liability, breach of contract, medical malpractice and third-party recovery. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.

Joshua B. Czuta is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on worker’s compensation law. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Kevin M. Fetherston is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, business and commercial litigation, and professional liability litigation. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from Miami University of Ohio.

Ryan P. Fetherston is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office.He focuses his practice on civil litigation, medical malpractice and worker’s compensation law. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Charles M. Fiergola is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on community association law. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

James W. Goonan is a Shareholder in the Manitowoc office. He focuses his practice on worker’s compensation law. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School, a M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Nathan K. Johnson is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on civil litigation. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Terry E. Johnson is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on professional liability including complex legal malpractice, construction litigation, and business and commercial litigation. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Grace M. Kulkoski is a Shareholder in the Madison office. She focuses her practice on civil litigation and worker’s compensation law. She received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

J. Ryan Maloney is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, professional liability, product liability and appellate work. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Marquette University.

James T. Murray, Jr. is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, product liability and bad faith litigation. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Judy O’Connell is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice on mediation, family law and guardianship issues. She received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.S. from Mount Mary College.

Randy S. Parlee is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, product liability, medical malpractice and mediation. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and both a M.A. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Timothy J. Pike is a Shareholder in the Chicago office. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, toxic tort, transportation litigation, premises liability and civil litigation. He received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

John P. Pinzl is an Associate in the Madison office. His practice focuses on insurance coverage, product liability and medical malpractice. He received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Andrew J. Quartaro is a Shareholder in the Madison office. His practice focuses on worker’s compensation law. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Clayton L. Riddle is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on transportation litigation, product liability, professional liability, construction litigation and appellate work. He received a J.D. from Marquette University Law School, a M.A. from Australian National University, and a B.A. from Yale University.

Maria D. Sanders is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, insurance coverage and appellate work. She received a J.D. from Capital University School of Law and a B.A. from Wittenberg University.

Quentin F. Shafer is a Shareholder in the Madison office. His practice focuses on civil litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage and product liability. He received a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and a B.A. from Marquette University.

William F. Sulton is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on civil litigation, civil rights and employment litigation. He received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A., Honors College, from Michigan State University.

Scott E. Wade is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on worker’s compensation law. He received a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Maureen S. Willkom is an Associate in the Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice on transactional and litigation matters related to community association law. She received a J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

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