Godfrey & Kahn: Attorney shareholder Todd G. Smith named chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE (July 11, 2011) − Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that attorney shareholder Todd G. Smith has been named chair of the Appellate Practice Section of The State Bar of Wisconsin effective immediately. He was elected chair-elect of that section in 2010.

Smith represents clients in state and federal appellate courts, focusing on appeals related to insurance coverage issues and cases brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. He has also appeared before appellate courts on a wide variety of other cases, including employment matters, copyright disputes, civil rights claims, family law disputes and criminal appeals. Before beginning his practice, Smith served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

The purpose of the Appellate Practice Section is to bring together members of the State Bar of Wisconsin who have a special interest in the field of appellate practice and to encourage the communication and exchange of ideas between attorneys practicing in state and federal appellate courts.

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin’s leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at http://www.gklaw.com.