Kathy L. Nusslock
Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1447
F: 414.278.3647
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Stacey Howe
T: 414.225.7529

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • L.S.B.A., University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (Economics)

Professional Activities

  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted, United States District Courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Ohio, Northern District of Texas, District of Colorado, and Western District of New York
  • Admitted, State Bar of Wisconsin and Florida
  • President's Council, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Court Liaison Committee
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law
  • President, Serjeants’ Inn
  • Member, Federal Rules Committee
  • Member, FaB Wisconsin

Recognitions

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2017)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2015-2016)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2015-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent Women Lawyers (2014)
  • Women in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2013)
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, Super Lawyers (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Business Litigation (2005-2016)
  • Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Brennan Award, National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law (2010)

Kathy L. Nusslock
Chief Operating Officer and Shareholder

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

Kathy Nusslock began her transition from nearly 30 years as a trial attorney to serving as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer in July of 2014. In this role, she works in conjunction with the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development.

Prior to being appointed as the firm’s COO, Kathy served in a variety of firm management capacities including Litigation Team Head, Employment Litigation Practice Chair, Director on the firm’s Board, member of the Shareholder Development Committee, and Pro Bono Coordinator.

As a talented leader and successful trial attorney, Kathy’s dedication to the legal industry has not gone unnoticed. She has been proudly ranked among Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers® since 2005, honored among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, by Super Lawyers®, for five terms, and recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal among their 2013 Women in the Law. In 2010, Kathy joined Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, former Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti, and other distinguished leaders as an honored recipient of the Brennan Award from the National Trial Advocacy College.

During her tenure as a trial attorney, Kathy maintained an active caseload providing representation on a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute forums. She has significant experience working with complex litigation matters ranging from employment discrimination and employment benefits disputes to unfair trade practices. Kathy also is experienced in disputes involving intellectual property, restrictive covenant and other employment agreements, breach of contract and warranty claims, and trust and estate disputes.

She works closely with other attorneys and clients to develop strategies in dealing with electronically stored information, including the preservation, collection and production of this information. Kathy's clients include individuals, small, mid-sized and large corporations, as well as governmental entities.

Recognitions

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2017)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2015-2016)
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2015-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent Women Lawyers (2014)
  • Women in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal (2013)
  • Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, Super Lawyers (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Business Litigation (2005-2016)
  • Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Brennan Award, National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law (2010)

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • L.S.B.A., University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (Economics)

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