BILL DRAFTING AND LEGAL SERVICES

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LRB attorneys draft all bills, resolutions, and amendments for introduction in the legislature. The attorneys also draft legislation for the governor, executive branch agencies, and the courts. LRB attorneys are available at all times to meet with legislators and staff in their capitol offices.

In addition, LRB attorneys provide confidential, nonpartisan legal advice and research services to legislators and assist with legal matters relating to legislative operations and business. When either house is in floor session, attorneys are in the chamber to answer questions while other attorneys remain at the LRB offices to draft amendments for floor consideration.

SUBJECT DIRECTORY ATTORNEY DIRECTORY
Topics
Administrative Law
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Agriculture
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Beverages
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Buildings and Safety
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Senior attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Campaigns and Elections
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior coordinating attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Senior coordinating attorney joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Children/Public Assistance
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Claims Against the State
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Constitutional Amendments
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior coordinating attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Corrections
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Courts
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Senior attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Crime
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Discrimination
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Domestic Relations
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Senior attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Drunk Driving
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Senior attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Economic Development and Housing
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior coordinating attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Education (K-12)
Fern Knepp (FFK) Senior coordinating attorney fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5810
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Environment
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Senior attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Financial Institutions and Business Associations
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Gambling
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior coordinating attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Health
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior coordinating attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Higher Education
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Insurance
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior coordinating attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Investment board
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Landlord/Tenant
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Legislature
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Local Government
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Senior attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior coordinating attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Natural Resources
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Senior attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Occupational Regulation
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Private Sector Employment
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Probate
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Public Records and Open Meetings
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior coordinating attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Senior coordinating attorney joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Public Sector Employment and Benefits
Fern Knepp (FFK) Senior coordinating attorney fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5810
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Public Utilities
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Real Estate
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Shared Revenue
Joseph Kreye (JK) Senior coordinating attorney joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
State Finance
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior coordinating attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Taxation
Joseph Kreye (JK) Senior coordinating attorney joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Trade Regulation
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Transportation
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Senior attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Unemployment Insurance
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Veterans and Military Affairs
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Workers' Compensation
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866

 

SUBJECT DIRECTORY ATTORNEY DIRECTORY

 

Last Name First Name Title Phone Email
Champagne (RAC) Rick Chief 608.504.5805 rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Legislature
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • State Finance
Cook (JPC) Jonathan Attorney 608.504.5821 jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Claims Against the State
  • Health
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
  • Occupational Regulation
  • Probate
Dodge (TJD) Tamara Senior coordinating attorney 608.504.5808 tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Gambling
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
Duchek (MED) Michael Senior attorney 608.504.5830 michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
Gallagher (MPG) Michael Senior coordinating attorney 608.504.5811 michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • State Finance
Gary (ARG) Aaron Senior attorney 608.504.5850 aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Beverages
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Higher Education
  • Investment board
Hanaman (CMH) Cathlene Deputy chief 608.504.5858 cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Legislature
Johns (MLJ) Melinda Attorney 608.504.5855 melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Crime
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
Knepp (FFK) Fern Senior coordinating attorney 608.504.5810 fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Education (K-12)
  • Public Sector Employment and Benefits
Kreye (JK) Joseph Senior coordinating attorney 608.504.5857 joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
Lunder (EKL) Erika Attorney 608.504.5819 erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Insurance
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
Martin (JAM) Jennifer Attorney 608.504.5822 jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Discrimination
  • Higher Education
  • Private Sector Employment
  • Trade Regulation
McGreevy (MIM) Mary Alice Attorney 608.504.5866 maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Discrimination
  • Private Sector Employment
  • Public Sector Employment and Benefits
  • State Finance
  • Workers' Compensation
Mueller (EVM) Eric Senior attorney 608.504.5825 eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Beverages
  • Drunk Driving
  • Local Government
  • Transportation
Paczuski (KP) Konrad Attorney 608.504.5814 konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Agriculture
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Occupational Regulation
  • Public Utilities
  • Trade Regulation
Pfotenhauer (MCP) Mary Senior attorney 608.504.5854 mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Landlord/Tenant
Pleviak (KRP) Krista Attorney 608.504.5818 krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Courts
  • Education (K-12)
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Real Estate
Shea (EHS) Elisabeth Senior attorney 608.504.5885 elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Children/Public Assistance
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Utilities
Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Sarah Senior attorney 608.504.5826 sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Courts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Local Government
Wheeler (EAW) Elizabeth Attorney 608.504.5880 elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Children/Public Assistance
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Domestic Relations
  • Gambling
  • Unemployment Insurance
Wyatt (ZDW) Zachary Senior attorney 608.504.5843 zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Drunk Driving
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation