Staff

Sarah StroikSarah Stroik is a paralegal with the Fuhrman & Dodge team. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from UW-Madison in 2000, and worked in sales support, recruiting, and human resources prior to earning her post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate from Madison College’s American Bar Association accredited paralegal program. Sarah is a member of Lambda Epsilon Chi, the National Paralegal Honor Society. As a paralegal, Sarah assists attorneys in the areas of employment law, bankruptcy, and business and civil litigation, especially landlord-tenant disputes, trusts and estates disputes, and real estate disputes. She provides valuable support to attorneys through legal research, document drafting, discovery compilation and analysis, file management, and scheduling, and is also a valuable co-strategist as attorneys prepare for depositions and trials. Sarah assists attorneys during complex civil trials through exhibit preparation and in-court exhibit presentation. She is familiar with civil procedure at all levels of Wisconsin’s state and federal court systems and has experience with the Illinois state and federal court system as well. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys going fishing, motorcycle rides, and taking naps.

Eric-BurtzEric Burtz is a paralegal with the Fuhrman and Dodge team. As a paralegal, Eric assists attorneys in the area of bankruptcy, consumer protection, and general small claims and civil litigation. He provides valuable support to attorneys through legal research, document drafting, file management, and scheduling. He comes to Fuhrman and Dodge after fifteen years as legal assistant and paralegal with the firm of Herrick & Kasdorf, LLP. Eric is originally from South Dakota, and moved to Wisconsin in 1997, after meeting his wife at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in Kerhonkson, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Theatre from South Dakota State University. Outside of work, he divides his time among his many hobbies, a few of which include music, strength sports, carpentry, cooking, reading, and vintage electronics.

Nantaya Karnjana is responsible for Accounts Receivable at Fuhrman & Dodge. After graduating from Chiangmai University in Thailand, she came to the United States as an exchange student attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she met her husband of 38 years. Nantaya completed her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota prior to moving to Madison with her family. She finds it thrilling to be working in a building located on the same piece of land that was once her husband’s place of employment when they moved to Middleton in 1987. Nantaya considers Fuhrman & Dodge to be another loving family away from home. Outside of work, she loves to cook and travel.

Jade Geiger is a paralegal with the Fuhrman & Dodge team. She assists attorneys and clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, business, family, and criminal law. She provides support to attorneys and clients through legal research, document drafting, file management, and scheduling. Jade has worked in law firms for over 13 years in a variety of capacities. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Social Work from UW – Madison. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, biking, and traveling.

Kelly Tichenor is the Firm Administrator for Fuhrman & Dodge. She works closely with the firm’s shareholders to provide financial information and assists with organization and management of business needs, insurance, and human resources. She oversees the billing processes and handles the general accounting and trust accounting for the firm. Kelly was born in Iowa, grew up in rural southwestern Wisconsin and moved to the greater Madison area to attend Madison Area Technical College. She has over 30 years of office, bookkeeping and administrative experience in professional service firms, including engineering, surveying, construction, financing, and two previous law firms. She enjoys visiting her daughters in Raleigh, NC and Denver, CO, motorcycling, home projects, thrifting, sewing, and spending time on the boat or UTV with family at cabins near Rice Lake, WI and Mt. Sterling, IA.

Jenna SchmidtJenna Schmidt is the front desk receptionist and administrative assistant at Fuhrman & Dodge. She receives and addresses client intake inquiries, performs conflict checking, file setup and conference room calendaring. Additionally, she assists firmwide with various tasks and handles the majority of the firm’s billing needs. Jenna graduated from Madison Media Institute with a degree in Media Business, with emphasis Video Motion Graphics, Production and Editing. Outside of work, she has many hobbies, which include photography, arts & crafts, billiards and darts, video making/special effects, and anything to do with the ocean.