2024 Spring Conference 

Registration Information:

Member Registration Instructions:

  • Login using your WDC Username/Password
    • If you have not yet received your login info: Select "Retrieve Username" and enter your email. Please be sure to use the same email associated with your current WDC membership. Following the retrieval of your username, on the login page, enter your username in the username box, then select "Reset Password." 
  • Once logged in, complete the Spring Conference Registration form as instructed.
Non-Member Registration Instructions:
  • Select "Retrieve Username" and enter your email. If you do not receive an email, it is because your email is not on file, and you will need to create an account.
    • To create a new account, go back to the form and follow the prompts for "New Users"
  • Following the retrieval of your username, on the login page, enter your username in the username box, then select "Reset Password" and con
  • Once logged in, complete the Spring Conference Registration form as instructed.


View the 2024 WDC Spring Conference Registration Brochure here.

View the 2024 
WDC Spring Conference Program Booklet here.

Click here to register now!

Event Details

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - Friday, April 5, 2024

The American Club
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044

Event Description

The Wisconsin Defense Counsel will be hosting their Spring Conference on April 4-5th, 2024 at the American Club.

Please let the office know if you have any questions at this time:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 414-276-1881

Program Chair: Megan McKenzie, American Family Insurance Co.

CLE Credits: 6.0 WI CLE Credits have been approved. 

Hotel Reservations Information: Call the American Club at 844-409-5614 to reserve your room.

Click here to view the attendee list.  Attendee list is updated weekly.

Each attendee will receive two drink tickets at the Thursday evening Cocktail Reception. A cash bar will also be available.

Women in the Law - Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

Reach out to our community liaisons to donate physical products . . . or use the organization wish list links below to donate directly! Stay tuned for details about a donation drive at the 2024 Spring Conference! If you donate (cash, online items, or physical donations) between now and April 4, emails the Women in the Law Committee Chair, Grace Kulkoski because drink tickets could be in your future!

Mollie Kugler: Milwaukee supporting the Kinship Community Food Center
Patti Putney: Madison supporting Salvation Army and DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) with a special request for feminine hygiene products, diapers (size 5) and wipes!
Kara Burgos: La Crosse supporting New Horizons 
Elizabeth Reeths: Wausau supporting The Women’s Community 
Kristen Scheuerman & Crystal Uebelher: Appleton supporting The Monthlies Project  (cash donations online, products to Kristen & Crystal for distribution)
Heather Nelson: Green Bay supporting On the Dot & We Gotcha Girl 

If you are unable to purchase any physical items, but still want to help, Venmo funds to any of the following, and they’ll do your shopping for you!

Kristen Scheuerman: @Kristen-Scheuerman
Heather Nelson: @Heather-Nelson-248
Grace Flores Kulkoski: @Grace-Flores-2


Program Agenda 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

12:30 PM

12:50 - 1:00 PM
Opening Remarks

1:00 - 1:50 PM
Snitches in our Pockets: Understanding Mobile Phone Evidence
Sean Lanternman, Esq., CCEP, Computer Forensic Services

1:50 - 2:00 PM
Break and Award Presentation

2:00 - 2:50 PM
How to Use Employment Law to Win Your Torts Case
Nicole Marklein, Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP.


2:50 - 3:00 PM
Break and Award Presentation
Sponsored by Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei, LLP

3:00 - 3:50 PM
Navigating the Future: Exploring the Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession
William Salmonowicz, Cap Speciality Insurance Co.

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception - Each attendee will receive two drink tickets.  A cash bar will also be available.

Friday, April 5, 2024

8:15 - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:50 AM
Scaling the Reptile:  How to Turn “Safety Issues" into Your Friend
Michael Crooks, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

9:50 - 10:00 AM
Break and Award Presentation
Sponsored by Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.

10:00 - 10:50 AM
Tales from a Reformed Ambulance Chaser
Doug Ross, Rural Mutual Insurance Co.

10:50 - 11:00 AM
Break and Award Presentation
Sponsored by Weiss Law Offices, S.C.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
BELIEVE in Protecting Your Clients: Ted Lasso’s Tips for the Long Game Involving Minor Settlements
Heather Nelson, Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm, S.C. and Kristen Scheuerman, Weiss Law Office, S.C.

11:50 AM