For Immediate Release: Monday, December 3, 2012
For More Information, Contact: Jane Garrott, Executive Director, (608) 257-5741

Wisconsin Association for Justice Chooses New Leaders

State's Trial Lawyer Association Prepares for 2013

MADISON, WI - Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) members elected a new president and other officers Friday at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee Attorney Jeffrey A. Pitman will lead the statewide lawyers organization in 2013.

“Our civil justice system must not only be protected, but strengthened.  The constitutional right to a jury trial is important to all citizens,” Pitman said.  “I am honored by the trust and confidence of my peers in allowing me to lead WAJ.”

Pitman is a shareholder in Pitman, Kyle, Sicula and Dentice, S.C., with offices in Milwaukee and Watertown, and specializes in representing people with serious injuries and those that have suffered nursing home abuse and neglect.  He has been in practice since 1990.

WAJ has a statewide, voluntary membership with an office in Madison.  Also elected to WAJ leadership are:

• Christopher D. Stombaugh, Platteville, President-Elect.  Stombaugh is a partner in Laufenberg, Stombaugh & Jassak, LLP where he focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and stray voltage damage.
• Ann S. Jacobs, Milwaukee, Vice President.  Jacobs is a shareholder with Domnitz & Skemp, S.C., in Milwaukee specializing in representing victims with serious injuries, automobile accidents and nursing home abuse and neglect.
• Russell T. Golla, Stevens Point, Secretary.  Golla is a partner with Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla in Stevens Point where he focuses on personal injury, product liability, commercial litigation, construction and environmental litigation, insurance and employment law.
• Benjamin S. Wagner, Milwaukee, Treasurer.  Wagner is a shareholder with Habush, Habush & Rottier in Milwaukee where he specializes in personal injury law.  He is a former president of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers.

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The mission of the Wisconsin Association of Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system - one that ensures just for all, not just a priviledged few.

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