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O'Melia, Schiek & McEldowney, S.C. Attorneys at Law Attorneys Lawrence J. Wiesneske John F. O'Melia John H. Schiek Jeffrey T. Jackomino

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John H. Schiek

     Areas of practice:

  • Real estate

  • Divorce

  • Social security disability

  • Personal injury

  • Workman's compensation

     Bar admission:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1974


  • Marquette University, 1966

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (B.A., 1973)

  • Tau Epsilon Rho

     Professional member:

  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member, Board of Governors, 1986-1990)

  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (past member)

     Community involvement:

  • Rotary (past member)

  • Chamber of Commerce (past President)

     Personal Biography:

     John was born on January 18, 1944 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He joined the United

     States Marine Corps in 1967 and served until 1971, achieving the rank of Captain.

     John enjoys living in the Northwoods and likes to hunt and fish.

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John F. O'Melia

     Areas of practice:

  • Family law

  • Personal injury

  • Insurance defense

  • Real estate

     Bar admission:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1979

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1979


  • St. Norbert College (B.A., cum laude, 1976)

  • Marquette University (J.D., 1979)

     Professional member:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors 2002 - 2008

  • President of Oneida-Vilas-Forest Bar Association 1991 - 1992

     Community involvement:

  • Board member of the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation

  • YMCA Board

  • Rotary Board

  • Coached Pop Warner Football

  • High School Basketball Official


  • Board of Governors for Wisconsin State Bar

     Personal Biography:

     John was born on November 16, 1953 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from

     Rhinelander High School in 1972. While in High School, John played basketball and

     football, and received MVP honors in his senior year for football. He's an avid hunter.

     John is a 3rd generation attorney, practicing since 1979 in the family firm which was

     established by his grandfather in 1911.

Todd R. McEldowney

     Areas of practice:

  • Personal injury

  • Litigation

  • Divorce

  • Social security disability

  • Worker's compensation

  • General practice

     Bar admission:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1980

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1980


  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (B.S., with highest honors, 1977)

  • Marquette University (J.D., 1980). Recipient, Bureau of National Affairs Award of Marquette Law School.

     Professional member:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • Rhinelander Police & Fire Commission, 1981-- President since 2002

  • Oneida County Highway Safety Commission, 1983--.

  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County and American Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Seventh Federal Circuit

  • American Judicature Society

  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

  • President of Tri-County Bar Association 2008 - 2009

     Community Involvement:

  • Ran Little Hodags Basketball programs

  • Coached the Traveling Hodags and AAU Basketball teams

  • Past President of the Rhinelander Basketball Association

  • Coached Little League Baseball and All-Stars between 1997-2000

  • Coached Babe Ruth Baseball and All-Stars between 2001-2002

  • Past President of the Optimist Club

  • Ran and officiating volleyball and basketball leagues since 1975

  • State basketball and volleyball WIAA official since 1981

  • Officiated nine state basketball tournaments, including three state finals

  • Officiated eleven state volleyball tournament matches, including one state final as referee and two state finals as line judge

     Memorable cases:

  • Won a multi-million dollar settlement against Nissan Motors for a crashworthiness case involving a quadriplegic.


  • Selected to Who's Who in American Law

  • Selected to Who's Who in America

  • Selected to the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers

     Personal biography:

     Todd was born on April 7, 1955 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He graduated from

     Rhinelander High School in 1973. Todd enjoys all aspects of sports, having played

     college basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Todd has done color

     commentary for the Rhinelander Hodags, alongside his father who was the "Voice of the

     Hodags" for 35 years. Todd has two sons and one granddaughter; his eldest, Ryan, is the

     director of liturgy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His youngest son, Luke, is serving in

     the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Norfolk, Virgina.

Lawrence J. Wiesneske

     Areas of practice:

  • Probate

  • Estate planning

  • Real estate

  • Real estate litigation

  • Commercial litigation

  • Insurance litigation

  • Contracts and corporations

  • Elder law

     Bar admissions:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1982

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1982

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987


  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (B.S., with honors, 1974)

  • University of Gonzaga, 1980

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (J.D., 1982)

     Professional member:

  • Oneida, Vilas Forest County Bar Association (President 1999)

  • State Bar Member Committee Benefits

  • Oneida Vilas Forest County Bench Bar Committee Chairperson

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • State Bar Member Relations Committee (former Chairperson)

     Community involvement:

  • Kiwanis Club

  • Rhinelander Area Youth Futures ... Former President

  • Boy Scout Leader

  • Volunteer Judge for the Mock Trial Tournaments

  • Cook and Serve at "The Table"

  • Volunteer Tutor for Project Literacy

     Personal biography:

     Larry was born on May 18, 1952 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He's married and enjoys

     cross-country skiing and sailing. Larry is a musician and enjoys playing the blues.

Amy L. Ferguson

     Areas of practice:

  • Criminal and Traffic Defense

  • Family Law

  • Civil Litigation

     Bar admission:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2012

  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2012

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012

  • Forest County Potawatomi Tribal Court, 2012

  • Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, 2012


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., with honors, 2008)

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)

     Professional member:

  • Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association

  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section

  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association


  • Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company Award for excellence in professional responsibility

  • Dean's Academic Achievement Award

     Personal biography:

     Amy graduated from Rhinelander High School in 2005, after competing on the

     nationally-renowned mock trial team. While in law school, Amy interned for

     Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She also interned

     at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and was a participant in the Wisconsin Innocence

     Project, where she helped acquit men and women who were wrongfully convicted.

     Amy is currently serving as an attorney coach for the Rhinelander High School Mock

     Trial Team, which she hopes will soon win a national championship.

Jeffrey T. Jackomino


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