Board of Bar Examiners
Atty. Mark Fremgen, Chair, Madison
Mark Fremgen is the Family Court Commissioner for Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment to Family Court Commissioner he was in private practice in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for eight years practicing in criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Prior to that, he had been with the State Public Defender's Office for ten years. He was appointed to the Governor's Task Force to address changes in the OWI/OAR laws in 1995; the Fourth Judicial District Committee to address vehicle forfeiture laws in 1997; and the Fourth Judicial District Committee to address OAR sentencing guidelines in 2000. Since 1995, he has developed and presented county bar presentations in criminal law, family law, ethics, and GAL training. He received his bachelor's degree in 1987 from Marquette University and his law degree in 1990 from John Marshall Law School, in Chicago.
Professor Steven M. Barkan, Vice Chair, Madison
Steve Barkan is the Voss Bascom Professor of Law and the director of the law library at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he teaches Torts I and II. He is also member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Prior to coming to the UW Law School in 1995, Professor Barkan was on the faculty of the Marquette University Law School (1987-1995), where he served as director of the law library, associate dean, and interim dean. While at Marquette, he taught professional responsibility and other subjects. Professor Barkan is a member of the Wisconsin and Ohio bars. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin (BA), Cleveland State University (JD), and the University of Michigan (AMLS).
Mr. James Cotter, Appleton
James Cotter is a father of four children. He is a former Research Scientist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation specializing in New Product Development and the creation of Intellectual Property. He holds eight U.S. patents, assisted on USPTO Office actions. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a former Domestic Abuse and Divorce Mediator.
Hon. Charles P. Dykman, Madison
Judge Dykman is the Presiding Judge for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV and was first elected to the court in 1978. Judge Dykman received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Dykman was an associate with the firm Oldenburg and Lent, and a sole practitioner. Judge Dykman has served on various judicial educational panels and at Wisconsin Judicial Conferences and has been a speaker for continuing legal education programs. He is currently a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association, James E. Doyle Inns of Court, Legal Association for Women, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. Judge Dykman also enjoys sailing, gardening and teaching seed-starting and canning classes.
Ms. Patricia P. Evans, Madison
Patricia Evans retired from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she taught within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Prior to that post, Ms. Evans worked for the Carbone Cancer Center as a Project Specialist in Human Oncology. She also served as a member of the Preliminary Review Committee from October 2005-2011 for the Office of Lawyer Regulation. Since 2004, Ms. Evans has volunteered as an AARP Advocate for Wisconsin. She has also testified before the Legislature on behalf of senior citizens. Ms. Evans is a member of the University of Wisconsin Retirement Association and a past co-chair of its Challenge Committee.
Atty. Kimberly Haas
Attorney Kimberly Haas is Judicare's Deputy Director, Civil Unit Director and Coordinator of Judicare's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Before coming to Judicare, she was a civil unit attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. in Mankato, Minnesota. Attorney Haas received B.S. degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1997. Attorney Haas received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2000. While at Legal Services in Minnesota, Attorney Haas received Minnesota Lawyer's "Up and Coming Attorney" Award in 2004 and was recognized by the Committee Against Domestic Abuse in October 2003 for her work with domestic violence victims. Attorney Haas also coached the Cleveland High School's mock trial team for four years, and now volunteers as a judge for the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program, sponsored by the Wisconsin State Bar Association. Attorney Haas is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Wisconsin State Bar and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.
Hon. Kenneth L. Kutz, Siren
Judge Kutz is a circuit court judge for Burnett County. He was appointed to the bench in 2008 and elected in 2009. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Kutz was the district attorney for Burnett County from 1987-2008. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his J.D. from Marquette University. In his free time, Judge Kutz enjoys drawing, painting, and photography.
Professor Judith McMullen, Milwaukee
Judith McMullen joined the faculty at Marquette University Law School in 1987, and teaches in the areas of Family Law, Trusts & Estates, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her articles on family and children's issues have appeared in the Indiana Law Review, the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy and other publications. Before joining the faculty, Professor McMullen was a Teaching Fellow at DePaul College of Law. She also practiced law in Chicago where she specialized in estate planning. She is a member of the Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a graduate of Yale Law School.
Atty. Richard Briles Moriarty, Madison
Rich Moriarty is an Assistant Attorney General with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He has worked there since 1990, specializing in civil litigation primarily in federal court. Attorney Moriarty is the past president of the Western District Bar Association. He also served on the Evidence and Civil Procedure Committee of the Wisconsin Judicial Council where he helped develop Wisconsin's e-discovery rules. Over the course of his career, Attorney Moriarty has clerked for state appellate and supreme courts, practiced in legal services offices in Illinois and Alabama, operated a sole practitioner law office for six years, and headed the Legal Services Bureau at the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.
Atty. W. Craig Olafsson, Wausau
Craig Olafsson practices with the Daubert Law Firm in Wasusau, concentrating in real estate and general business law. He previously served for 26 years as Assistant General Counsel at Wausau Insurance Companies. Prior to that, Craig was an in-house attorney at Pabst Brewing Company and in private practice. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Mr. Olafsson holds a BBA from UW-Madison and a JD from Marquette University Law School.