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Kathryn A. Keppel
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP

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Kathryn A. Keppel
Super Lawyer AVVO Best Lawyer

Kathryn A. Keppel

Partner

Phone: 414-271-1440
Fax: 414-271-7680
Email: kkeppel@grgblaw.com
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Kathy joined GRGB in 1989 as an associate attorney. Her experience with the firm began even earlier, as she worked at GRGB as a law clerk from March 1985 through May 1986 during law school. Kathy has a distinct ability to make people immediately feel comfortable but she is also known for her no-nonsense approach and willingness to fight hard for her client.

Kathy has authored scores of appellate and trial court briefs in all areas of GRGB's practice. Known as the firm's "wordsmith," she provides a distinctive written voice to her briefs. Kathy has successfully briefed winning appeals in matters as diverse as contract interpretation, spousal support, criminal and civil cases and procedural matters. She also handles motions, briefs and discovery in and a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Kathy is recognized as a Super Lawyer in appellate practice and is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

Kathy also is extremely committed to charitable causes, foremost among which is The ALS Association-Wisconsin Chapter. A long-time member of the Chapter's Board of Directors, Kathy served as Board President from 2012 to 2014 and began her second presidential term in January 2018. She also is a member of the planning committee for the Chapter's annual black tie gala, the Evening of Hope, is a member of the Chapter's Fundraising Committee and provides editorial input on many Chapter publications. Kathy also is a long-time supporter of organizations and events in her hometown of La Crosse: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, including a role on the planning committee for the Club's annual Glow in the Deke run and walk; Gundersen Health System's Steppin' Out in Pink Walk supporting breast cancer research and support services; and Aquinas Catholic Schools, including the Gold Gala and Booster Club. In 2017, Aquinas gave Kathy one of its highest honors, the Bishop John Paul Distinguished Alumnus Award.

When she is not authoring winning briefs for her clients, Kathy enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family. You will often find her in the stands or on the sidelines cheering on the sporting exploits of her nephews, younger cousins and friends' children.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2013

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
    • B.A. - 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Appellate Practice Section, Board Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
  • Association for Women Lawyers, Member

Honors and Awards

  • Best Women Lawyers in America-Spring 2019 Business Edition
  • Bishop John Paul Distinguished Alumnus Award, Aquinas Catholic Schools - 2017
  • Selected as a Legal Leader, Martindale-Hubbell - 2016
  • Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers - 2014 - 2018
  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers"

Pro Bono Activities

  • President and Member, Board of Directors, ALS Association - Wisconsin Chapter
  • Member, Evening of Hope Planning Committee, ALS Association - Wisconsin Chapter
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