James M. Kalny

Location: Green Bay
T: 920.431.2223
F: 920.431.2263
318 S. Washington Street, Suite 300
Green Bay, WI 54301
Assistant: Barbara Hermann
T: 920.431.2244


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Carthage College

Professional Activities

  • H C Miller, Board of Directors
  • Brown County Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Local Government and Administrative Law Section of Wisconsin Bar


  • Rated BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

James M. Kalny

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership


Jim’s experience as an in house City Attorney and as the City County Human Resources Director for Green Bay and Brown County has evolved into a practice concentrating in two areas: employment and municipal law.

Jim serves as Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Team offering over 35 years of experience assisting clients in collective bargaining issues and employment law matters. Jim’s background as an HR director gives him unique, practical insight in personnel issues from drafting policies to conducting investigations to reorganization studies and strategies. He has considerable experience successfully representing public and private sector employers in employment discrimination and wage matters.

In his municipal practice, Jim serves as general counsel to several towns, cities, counties and school districts. In addition, he advises municipalities, on an outside counsel basis, on a broad variety of Municipal Law issues including planning and redevelopment, public records and open meetings and zoning appeals matters, and serving as an independent hearing officer and special prosecutor. He also advises private developers with zoning, permitting and negotiating TIF development agreements.

Representative Clients

  • Developers
  • Municipalities
  • School Districts

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