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Our Professional Team

Sarah L. Ruffi
Peter F. Hittner
Brandon P. O’Connor
Lisa Temich Kaiser

 

Sarah L Ruffi - Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.

Sarah L. Ruffi

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“You won’t find business as usual around here!”

The Ruffi team understands how distracting and time consuming legal needs can be. Sarah founded the firm in 2004 with a clear vision to create a law practice with a broad base of business law experience designed to make legal issues worry-free.  We are here to give you peace of mind!

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Marketing and Finance from Marquette University (1990)
  • M.B.A. in Marketing from UW-Whitewater (1993)
  • J.D. from Marquette University Law School (1996)

Admitted To Practice

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Legal Experience

  • Tuchscherer Law Firm (1996 – 2004)
  • Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. (2004 – Present)

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Member: Litigation, Intellectual Property, Small Firm
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association
    • Member: Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • American Association of Justice

Professional and Volunteer Activities

  • Kiwanis (1996 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (1997 – 2002)
    • President (2002 – 2003)
  • Wisconsin Valley Traffic Club (1996 – Present)
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation (1996 – 2015)
  • Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce (2002 – 2006)
    • Ask the Experts (2002 – 2006)
    • Executive Women’s Group (2004 – 2008)
    • Executive Women’s Group Committee Chair (2007 – 2008)
  • Wausau Area Apartment Association (2003 – Present)
  • Wausau West Side Business Association (2004 – Present)
  • YWCA
    • Board of Directors (2013 – 2015)
  • Upper Iowa University Instructor (2007 – 2009)
    • Excellence in Teaching Award (2008 – 2009)
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer (1997 – Present)
  • South Area Business Association (2012 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (2015 – Present)
  • Wausau Area Builders Association (2005 – Present)

 

Attorney Peter F Hittner - Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.

Peter F. Hittner

“Being reponsive to the legal issues gives my clients the ability to stay focused on their business.”

Peter earned his law degree from Marquette University in 1971. His practice focuses on probate, estate administration, business law, estate planning, and real estate.

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University
  • J.D. from Marquette University (1971)

Admitted To Practice

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Legal Experience

  • Tlusty, Hittner, Kennedy & Freeburg
  • Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association

 

Attorney Brandon O'Connor - Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.

Brandon P. O’Connor

“There is peace of mind in having a trusted legal advisor and advocate in today’s business climate.”

Brandon understands bankruptcy and how hard it can be for everyone involved. His approach is to always act as  your advocate and to provide straight-forward answers to your legal needs.

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Political Science and B.A. in Theology from Marquette University (2008)
  • J.D. from Dayton Law School (2011)

Admitted To Practice

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Legal Experience

  • Jacoby Meyers Bankruptcy, LLP (2011 – 2013)
  • Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. (2014 – Present)

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Bar Association

Professional and Volunteer Activities

  • Wausau Habitat for Humanity (2014 – Present)
  • Wausau Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors (2014 – Present)
  • Faith in Action (2014 – Present)
  • Faith in Action Board of Directors (2014 – Present)
  • Globe University Professor (2014 – 2015)
  • Town of Texas Lions Club (2014 – Present)
  • Town of Texas Lions Club 2nd Vice President (2014 – 2015)
  • Humane Society of Marathon County (2014 – Present)

 

Attorney Lisa Temich Kaiser - Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.

Lisa Temich Kaiser

“We help real families make sense of complex legal issues.”

Lisa is an attorney and advisor who helps individuals and family businesses create strategic estate plans that preserve asset value and fulfill client wishes. An experienced tax preparer and financial advisor as well as an estate and trust attorney, Lisa understands the sensitivities involving businesses, taxes, estates, and corporate issues. Lisa’s background in business allows her to provide clients with an all-encompassing view when designing personalized estate plans.

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Business from UW Platteville
  • J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law

Admitted To Practice

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Seminars

  • Knowing Your Retirement Options
  • Estate Planning & Making Sense of Investing
  • Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association: Succession Planning

Awards

  • William Mitchell Dean’s List

Professional and Volunteer Activities

  • Mock Trial Judge (2017)
  • Wausau Estate Planning Forum (2017)
  • Wausau Noon Optimists (2017)
  • Bridge Community Health Care Clinic
    • Board of Directors (2017)
  • Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center (2016-2017)
  • Wausau Warming Center (2016-2017)
  • Prepare & Prosper (2015-2016)
  • Immigrant Law Center (2015-2016)
  • Chamber of Commerce
    • Young Professionals (2012-2013)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (2010-2011)