Dean R. Dietrich is a shareholder with Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. He has represented attorneys in matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and has consulted with numerous law firms and lawyers regarding compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. He has served as Chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Attorney Dietrich regularly publishes articles on ethics and professional responsibility. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School.
Aviva Meridian Kaiser is Ethics Counsel at the State Bar of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the State Bar in 2013, she taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School for 25 years. She taught Professional Responsibilities, Ethical and Professional Considerations in Writing, Problem Solving, and Risk Management. From 1992 until 2002, she was the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. Aviva received her B.A. in Chinese from the University of Pittsburgh and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Louis B. Garippo in People v. John Wayne Gacy and clerked for the Honorable Maurice Perlin in the Illinois Appellate Court. She practiced law in Chicago before beginning her full-time teaching career at IIT Chicago/Kent College of Law. Aviva is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin Law Fellow, an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics.
Timothy J. Pierce has been Ethics Counsel for the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2004. He is a frequent speaker on matters of professional ethics and teaches Professional Responsibility at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Previously, Mr. Pierce was a Deputy Director at the Office of Lawyer Regulation, an Ethics Administrator for Milbank, Hadley, Tweed & McCloy, in New York, and an Assistant State Public Defender in Racine, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.