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
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Agriculture
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
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
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Senior attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Campaigns and Elections
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Assistant chief counsel michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Chief counsel 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) Senior 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) Director and general counsel rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Assistant chief counsel michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Corrections
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy director cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Walther (MJW) Senior attorney melinda.walther@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Courts
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Senior 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 director cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Walther (MJW) Senior attorney melinda.walther@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Discrimination
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) Senior 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
Melanie Dodson (MDD) Attorney melanie.dodson@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5827
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Assistant chief counsel michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Education (K-12)
Fern Knepp (FFK) Assistant chief counsel fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5813
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Senior attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
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
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Senior attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Senior attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Gambling
Melanie Dodson (MDD) Attorney melanie.dodson@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5827
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Senior attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Health
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Senior attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
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
Jonathan Cook (JPC) Attorney jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5821
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Senior attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Investment board
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Landlord/Tenant
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Senior attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Legislature
Rick Champagne (RAC) Director and general counsel rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy director cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Joseph Kreye (JK) Chief counsel joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
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
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Senior attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
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
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Private Sector Employment
Melanie Dodson (MDD) Attorney melanie.dodson@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5827
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Probate
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy director cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Public Records and Open Meetings
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Assistant chief counsel michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Chief counsel joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Public Sector Employment and Benefits
Fern Knepp (FFK) Assistant chief counsel fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5813
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Public Utilities
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Senior attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Real Estate
Fern Knepp (FFK) Assistant chief counsel fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5813
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Senior attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Shared Revenue
Joseph Kreye (JK) Chief counsel joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Senior attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
State Finance
Rick Champagne (RAC) Director and general counsel rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Assistant chief counsel 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) Chief counsel joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Senior attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Trade Regulation
Melanie Dodson (MDD) Attorney melanie.dodson@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5827
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
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
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Senior attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Veterans and Military Affairs
Jennifer Martin (JAM) Attorney jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5822
Melinda Walther (MJW) Senior attorney melinda.walther@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 Director and general counsel 608.504.5805 rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Legislature
  • State Finance
Cook (JPC) Jonathan Attorney 608.504.5821 jonathan.cook@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Claims Against the State
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
  • Occupational Regulation
Dodson (MDD) Melanie Attorney 608.504.5827 melanie.dodson@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Gambling
  • Private Sector Employment
  • Trade Regulation
Duchek (MED) Michael Senior attorney 608.504.5830 michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Occupational Regulation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
Gallagher (MPG) Michael Assistant chief counsel 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 director 608.504.5858 cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Legislature
  • Probate
Knepp (FFK) Fern Assistant chief counsel 608.504.5813 fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Education (K-12)
  • Public Sector Employment and Benefits
  • Real Estate
Kreye (JK) Joseph Chief counsel 608.504.5857 joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Legislature
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
Martin (JAM) Jennifer Attorney 608.504.5822 jennifer.martin@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Agriculture
  • Higher Education
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Trade Regulation
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
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 Senior attorney 608.504.5814 konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Public Utilities
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
Pfotenhauer (MCP) Mary Senior attorney 608.504.5854 mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Landlord/Tenant
Pleviak (KRP) Krista Senior attorney 608.504.5818 krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Courts
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Unemployment Insurance
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
  • Health
  • Local Government
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
Walther (MJW) Melinda Senior attorney 608.504.5855 melinda.walther@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
Wheeler (EAW) Elizabeth Senior attorney 608.504.5880 elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Children/Public Assistance
  • Domestic Relations
  • Education (K-12)
  • Gambling
Wyatt (ZDW) Zachary Senior attorney 608.504.5843 zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Drunk Driving
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation