Firm News


On January 17, 2018, the Attorneys of Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy will be hosting a school law update and reception during the Joint State Education Convention, in the Lakeshore Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel, Milwaukee. Registration begins at 4:30 and the program is from 5:00 - 6:30 with a reception to follow. 

The Firm will once again partner with WASDA this Fall to provide legal programming at seven WASDA Regional meetings:

  • October 10 – Hayward
  • October 11 – Eau Claire
  • October 17 – Pewaukee
  • October 24 – Stevens Point
  • October 25 – Rhinelander
  • October 31 – Green Bay
  • November 6 – Richland Center

We are excited to once again have the opportunity to partner with WASDA. The programs will consist of current legal topics of interest to school districts including developments in open meetings law, transgender student rights, and other general school law updates.

Four Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c., attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Wisconsin Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Compiled using a rigorous peer-review process, the list is designed to showcase those lawyers who are highly regarded in their field.  The Firm’s 2018 "Best Lawyers," and the practice areas in which they are listed, are as follows:

  • Attorney Kirk D. Strang; Education Law and Labor Law – Management.
  • Attorney Tony J. Renning; Labor Law – Management.
  • Attorney Geoffrey A. Lacy; Employment Law - Management, Immigration Law, and Labor Law – Management.
  • Attorney Shana R. Lewis; Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment.  Also, Shana has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Green Bay Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year".

On December 7, 2017, Attorney Shana Lewis will serve on a panel of school law attorneys and discuss current legal issues for school administrators at the annual WASBO/WASPA Personnel conference held in Madison.

On November 14, 2017, Attorney Shana R. Lewis will present on the topic of professional staff performance evaluations, documentation, and contract non-renewal at the CESA 4 PAC meeting in West Salem, Wisconsin.

On October 20, 2017, Julie Lewis will be presenting at the WASB/WSAA School Law Seminar with Attorney Richelle Ladwig of Quartz Benefits on the topic of new developments in state and federal healthcare law.  The presentation will include a status update on the ACA and the group health insurance market, along with legal and tax aspects of employee and retiree health insurance cost and funding strategies.

On October 12, 2017, Attorney Shana R. Lewis will present at the Fifteenth Annual Wisconsin Association of School Superintendent Assistants (WASSA) Fall Workshop in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

On October 3, 2017, Julie Lewis attended the State Bar UW Law School Expo as a Labor and Employment Law Section Board member to meet and greet law students who have an interest in labor and employment law.

On July 26-28, 2017, Kirk Strang presented at the WASDA Legal Conference held in Sturgeon Bay. The WASDA Legal Conference is the largest legal issues program of the year held by WASDA.

On July 19, 2017, Shana Lewis joined administrators from the Hudson School District to present on the impact of 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 at the Iowa School Board Association Fiscal Management Conference in Altoona, Iowa.

Attorney Julie Lewis has been elected as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar.  Her term will begin on July 1, 2017.

On July 1, 2017, Attorney Shana Lewis was elected as the Recording Secretary for the Board of Directors for Tempo-Madison, an organization with the mission of encouraging the advancement of women in business, public service, academia and the arts. 

On June 27, 2017, Shana Lewis and Geoffrey Lacy presented at the Principal Academy in Marshall, Wisconsin.

On June 14-16, 2017, Chad Wade presented at the Director of Special Education Summit held in Trego WI.  The DSE Summit is an annual program jointly held by CESA 11 and CESA 12 for area Directors and special education professionals.

On May 19, 2017, Kirk Strang presented a Legal Update for area school superintendents at CESA #9.

On May 10-12, 2017, Kirk Strang presented at the annual WASDA convention, which was held in Madison. The WASDA convention featured programming for Superintendents from around the state, a special recognition ceremony for this year’s retiring superintendents and, reportedly, a return performance of The Superintendencies.

On May 4, 2017, Attorneys Shana Lewis and Chad Wade presented Accommodations Available: Understanding ADA Requirements for Pupil Services Professionals at the 2017 WCASS Spring Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

On April 28, 2017, Shana Lewis and Tony Renning presented at the Wisconsin Association of School Superintendent Assistants Fourteenth Annual Spring Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

On April 27, 2017, Shana Lewis presented Legal Hot Topic: Navigating Cyber Challenges at the New Building Administrators Academy offered by the Association for Wisconsin Administrators (AWSA) in Madison, Wisconsin.

On April 26, 2017, Geoffrey Lacy presented on Immigration Options For Foreign Graduates to Lawrence University International Students. 

On April 10, 2017, Geoffrey Lacy presented on the Family and Medical Leave Act and Worker’s Compensation at the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators’ Support Staff Seminar in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. 

Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis, & Lacy, s.c. is a proud supporter of many charitable and community organizations including:

Focus | Wisconsin

We are also focused on providing legal services in other areas that our clients need, such as real estate, general business law, creditor’s rights, and business litigation.

  • Offices:
  • Green Bay, Madison, and Oshkosh
  • Service Center:
  • Milwaukee

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