Reinhart Attorney Deisinger Named President of Milwaukee Bar Association

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MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren's General Counsel, Francis (Fran) W. Deisinger, has been elected by Milwaukee's lawyers to serve as the President of the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) in 2009-2010. More than 2,400 attorneys are members of the MBA, which serves the interests of the lawyers, judges and the people of Milwaukee County. He will be sworn into the position on June 9, 2009.

Established in 1858, the MBA is the fifth oldest bar association in the nation. The MBA aids in the administration of justice, promotes high standards of learning and professional conduct, provides opportunities for law-related community service, and fosters collegiality within the legal community.

As a shareholder in Reinhart's Litigation Practice, Deisinger has nearly 27 years of experience not only as a successful trial lawyer, but also as a creative negotiator and advisor able to design effective and practical solutions for his clients. He currently represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation and over his career has also defended manufacturers in product liability matters, represented businesses in acquisition disputes and litigated large vessel maritime accidents.

Deisinger actively advances and promotes the legal profession and served as the long-time chair of the Professionalism Committee of the MBA and as a member of the MBA's Board of Directors.

Deisinger often speaks at seminars for lawyers on ethics and professionalism related topics and provides ethics training for pro bono lawyers. He also represents lawyers in licensure and discipline matters before the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation and Board of Bar Examiners and has represented lawyers leaving their law firms as well. Law & Politics recognized Deisinger as one of Wisconsin's 2008 Super Lawyers, ranking him in the top five percent of Wisconsin attorneys.

Deisinger is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before numerous federal courts including the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree with distinction in 1976 with a double major in Classics and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982, where he represented the Law School in the national moot court competition.


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