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Kathleen B. Stilling

Kathleen B. Stilling

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Civil Rights: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Thomas R. Jones

    I endorse this lawyer whom I have known both as a judge and as a criminal attorney. Ms.Stilling is a competent and aggressive advocate.


    Thomas Jones Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ryan J. Harrington

    I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Kathy is an exceptional attorney and skilled litigator with a reputation for being a tireless advocate for her clients, both in and out of the courtroom. Always well prepared and diligent, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a highly skilled attorney.


    Ryan Harrington Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Buting, Williams & Stilling S.C.

400 N Executive Dr
Suite 205
Brookfield, WI, 53005-6029


WIGood Standing198103/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading LawyersM:Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine2014
Leading LawyersM:Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine2013
Leading LawyersM:Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
Meritorius Service CitationWisconsin Supreme Court1995
Special RecognitionWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
JudgeWaukesha County Circuit Court2010 - 2011
AttorneyButing, Williams & Stilling, S.C.1995 - 2014
AttorneyAdelman, Adelman and Murray, S.C.1989 - 1995
Staff AttorneyState Public Defender Milw Trial1981 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair Annual Sex Crimes Conference2013 - Present
Coalition for Drug Free CommunitiesMember2010 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1993 - 1994
Association for Women LawyersMember1990 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
The Champion magazineConquerYour Fear:Taking on a Child Sex Case2015
The Wisconsin DefenderDeveloping the Defense in Child Sexual Assault Cases2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Wisconsin, Madison N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sophomore Wellness DayTeen Sex- What Youth Needs to Know2015
Chair and Presenter- Spring CLE - Zealous Advocacy in Sex CrimesCrossing the Divide-Voir Dire in Child Sex Cases2015
Chair and Presenter, Fall Meeting and CLEEffective Voir Dire in Child Sex Cases2013
State Public Defender ConferenceEffective Advocacy: What I Learned on the Bench2011
Monthly MeetingThe New Drunk Driving Law2011
Monthly MeetingAlernatives to Incarceration2011
Monthly MeetingHow Judges Decide Sentences2011
Fall Junior Parent MeetingTeen Sex and the Justice System2011
2011 Educational ForumsAlcohol Policy in Wisconsin2011
NACDL Spring MeetingFacing the Chasm of Doom: Cross-examining Children2009
Spring TrainingRepresenting the Accused in Sexual Assault Cases2008
Annual ConferenceBrave New World: Guiding Your Client Through Sex Offender Probation2008