April 28, 2023 – Jane E. Bucher of Russell Law Offices, S.C., Brodhead, is the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
In the elections ending April 28, 2023, Bucher defeated Marisol González Castillo of Madison by 1,699 votes to 1,368.
Bucher will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1, 2023, before succeeding Dean Dietrich of Wausau on July 1, 2024, as State Bar president.
Bucher is a senior attorney with Russell Law Offices, S.C. She practices family law and criminal defense.
“It was an honor to be nominated, an honor to be elected, and an honor to run alongside Marisol González-Castillo,” Bucher said. “I look forward to serving all members of the State Bar and to advancing the State Bar’s important work on access to justice, criminal justice reform, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
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treasurer, defeating Chuck Stertz of Appleton by 1,799 votes to 1,169.
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Winning a three-year term as
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Saveon Grenell of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, Waukesha, defeating John Orton of Mauston by 1,479 votes to 1,477
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Board of Governors Election Results
By district (see the district map), those elected to serve two-year terms beginning July 1 as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
Haley J. Johnson, Walworth County Corporation Counsel, Elkhorn, U.W. 2010
District 2 (seven vacancies)
Karen M. Bauer, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc., Milwaukee, U.W. 2009
Daniel J. Blinka, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 2009
Elisabeth Townsend Bridge, Amundsen Davis LLC, Milwaukee, University of Nebraska 1981
Monica L. Cail, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, Marquette 2015
Jennifer L. Johnson, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, Indiana University 2014
Russell J. Karnes, Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, Marquette 2010
Mary L. Schanning, Milwaukee World Festival Inc., Milwaukee, William & Mary 1997
District 3 (one vacancy)
Jessica E. Slavin, Dempsey Law Firm LLP, Fond du Lac, University of Minnesota 1998
District 5 (one vacancy)
Shari LePage Locante, Arndt, Buswell & Thorn SC, Sparta, Hamline University 1985
District 6 (one vacancy)
Latrice M. Knighton, Sterling Law Offices SC, Menomonee Falls, U.W. 2006
District 7 (one vacancy)
Stephen W. Sawyer, Sawyer Law LLC, Stevens Point, Notre Dame 1996
District 9 (three vacancies)
Alison E. Helland, Madison Community Foundation, Madison, University of Iowa 2005
Jessica J. Shrestha, Fredrikson & Byron PA, Madison, U.W. 2009
Annabelle K. Vang, Kowalski Wilson & Vang LLC, Madison, Marquette 2014
District 11 (one vacancy)
Courtney L. Graff, Schmiege, Graff & Koch Law Firm Ltd., Medford, Ave Maria 2012
District 13 (one vacancy)
Tatiana Shirasaki, Dodge County Corporation Counsel, Juneau, Toledo Brazil 1998, U.W. 2014
District 15 (one vacancy)
Elizabeth Stinebaugh, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Racine, University of the District of Columbia 2013
More about State Bar Board of Governors’ Elections
The Board of Governors is the State Bar’s policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 elected governors in 2023. District 2 (Milwaukee) elected seven; District 9 (Dane) elected three; and all other districts elected one.
Not sure which district is yours? See the district map.