Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Anderson O’Brien Legal Newsletter is now available.  As you can see, we have redesigned the layout and incorporated our new branding elements.  This edition includes articles on insurance coverage, workplace harassment, and estate planning.  Click the titles below to read the full articles, or download a copy of the newsletter to your computer or mobile device.

Life Events Require a Fresh Look at Insurance Coverage
By Attorney Brad Yanke

Harassment in the Headlines, Employers in the Headlights?
By Attorney Brian Formella

I Signed My Will, Now What?
By Attorney Katherine Young

 

We Have a New Look!

We Have a New Look!

We have a new look! With our recent remodel, we decided it was the perfect time to freshen up our logo and firm materials. We’ll be rolling out these changes over the next few months, so we wanted to give you a sneak preview of them. We’re still the same great law firm with the same great attorneys, just with a little more “pop” in our branding department.

Amy Eddy Elected to CAP Services Board of Directors

Amy Eddy Elected to CAP Services Board of Directors

Attorney Amy Eddy was recently elected to the CAP Services Board of Directors.  CAP Services, Inc. is an incredible organization that has a mission to bring about a permanent increase in the ability of low-income individuals throughout the community. They offer dozens of programs related to the advancement of social and economic justice, including jobs skills, business coaching, housing and transportation, community development, child and family development, and health and wellness.  One-third of the seats on CAP’s Board of Directors are low-income representatives, which means they are directly engaged in shaping their own community programs and services. This is a huge honor for Attorney Eddy and the Firm.

Dave James Leads UWSP Alumni Pinning Ceremony

Anderson O’Brien has several University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point alumni, including Attorney Dave James. Dave and his wife Trina recently had the honor of leading the Alumni Pinning Ceremony at one of this year’s commencement events.  The alumni lapel pin tradition connects UWSP Pointers across generations.  At the commencement ceremony, each graduate is given a pin to pass to other Pointers they may meet throughout life.  Dave is currently a member of the UWSP Foundation’s Board of Directors and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Corporate Counsel.

Keith Pilger Receives President’s Award from Portage County Business Council

Keith Pilger Receives President’s Award from Portage County Business Council

Attorney Keith Pilger received the President’s Award from the Portage County Business Council at its Annual Dinner on January 31. He was selected by Board President Doug Ballweg based on his commitment and spirit of cooperation to the Portage County Business Council. In announcing his selection, Ballweg said that “When you talk about quiet, yet impactful, service to a community, the name of Keith Pilger, Anderson O’Brien, is in the center of the conversation. His engagement in moving the community forward goes well beyond his years on the Board of Directors for the Portage County Business Council, including two terms as President. Like so many of our Members, he is interested in keeping the community in the forefront of growth and innovation.”

Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2017

Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2017

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorneys Gerald O’Brien, Russell Golla and Ronald Skrenes have been named 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers. In addition, Attorney Brent Jacobson was listed as a 2017 Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of the state’s attorneys are selected as Rising Stars.

Wisconsin Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of all active attorneys (both public and private) comprise this prestigious list. In addition to being named “Wisconsin Super Lawyers,” Attorneys O’Brien, Golla and Skrenes have received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Golla are also Board Certified as Civil Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Attorneys who are Board Certified have passed rigorous tests and have demonstrated substantial experience in the courts.

Mr. Skrenes is one of only twelve attorneys in Wisconsin who have achieved the Estate Planning Law Specialist designation. He is the only attorney in Wisconsin who simultaneously holds designations/certifications as an (1) Attorney, (2) Certified Public Accountant, (3) Accredited Estate Planner, (4) Certified Financial Planner and (5) Estate Planning Law Specialist.

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