Office of Lawyer Regulation Procedure Review Committee

people having a discussion around a deskThe Office of Lawyer Regulation Procedure Review Committee was established in 2016 by the Supreme Court. The Committee established as its mission statement:

It is the mission of the OLR Procedure Review Committee to review OLR procedures and structure, and to report to the Wisconsin Supreme Court recommendations that would increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of the OLR process.

Current membership

Members are limited to two consecutive three-year terms.

Name Affiliation/Location
Attorney Michael Apfeld Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee
Mr. Mark Baker Von Briesen & Roper, Mequon
Attorney Rick Esenberg Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Milwaukee
Attorney Edward Hannan Waukesha
Ms. Amy Jahnke Menasha
Ms. Catherine La Fleur Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center Inc., Oshkosh
Attorney Frank Lo Coco Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee
Attorney Marsha Mansfield, Reporter UW Law School
Mr. David Meany Germantown
Hon. Jennifer E. Nashold District IV, Court of Appeals
Hon. Gerald Ptacek (ret.), Chair Racine County Circuit Court
Attorney Joseph Ranney DeWitt LLP, Madison
Attorney Rod Rogahn Rogahn Jones LLC, Waukesha
Attorney Jacquelynn Rothstein Board of Bars Examiners Office
Hon. Carrie Schneider Outagamie County Circuit Court
Attorney Paul Schwarzenbart Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison
Mr. Christopher Sobic Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
Hon. David Wambach (ret.) Jefferson County Circuit Court

In 2017 the Committee chose four areas on which to focus in order to achieve its mission. The four areas are: The OLR Charging Process, Referees, Confidentiality, and Changes in the OLR Process. The Committee established subcommittees to focus on each of these areas and asked other members of the legal community to contribute as subcommittee members. The subcommittee members are:

OLR Charging Process

  • Paul Schwarzenbart, Chair
  • Christopher Sobic
  • Michael Apfeld
  • Carrie Schneider, Recorder
  • Bill Weigel
  • Mike McChrystal
  • Katja Kunzke


  • David Wambach
  • Terry Johnson
  • Rick Esenberg
  • Jacquelyn Rothstein
  • Bill Weigel
  • Julie Rich
  • Dave Runke


  • Mark Baker
  • Jennifer Nashold
  • Jay Ranney
  • Amy Jahnke
  • Gerry Ptacek
  • Keith Sellen
  • Andrea Kupfer Schneider
  • Mary Spranger

Changes in OLR Process

  • Catherine La Fleur
  • Rod Roghan
  • Ed Hannan
  • Frank LoCoco
  • Marsha Mansfield
  • John O'Connell
  • Don Crystl

Meeting minutes

The following documents are in Adobe PDF format.

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