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Kelly Noyes is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Kelly represents businesses, banks, hospitals and health care systems in a variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, business torts, non-compete agreements, insurance coverage, ERISA, environmental disputes, collections, appellate work, and toxic torts. Kelly represents clients in both state and federal court, and has litigated appeals before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, as well as the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2012, Kelly has been recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation.

Kelly’s experience includes:

  • Obtaining dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against a health insurer alleging ERISA and state law claims, and successfully defending that dismissal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Managing discovery, including extensive electronic discovery, in a complex contract dispute for an international client and marshaling the discovery to obtain a favorable settlement prior to trial.

  • Drafting extensive summary judgment materials and obtaining summary judgment for health care clients in a multi-million dollar contract dispute.

  • Assisting business clients in obtaining insurance coverage and litigating coverage issues on behalf of insurers and insureds.

  • Drafting pre-trial motions, including detailed motions to exclude expert testimony, in toxic tort matters.

  • Successfully defending dismissal of a toxic tort claim before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

  • Advising clients regarding large and small account collections, including drafting policies related to protection of personal health information under HIPAA and Wisconsin privacy laws.

  • Working with local counsel in four states to manage a toxic tort litigation program.

During law school, Kelly was a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. Her Comment, “Get Cash Until Payday! The Payday-Loan Problem in Wisconsin,” was published in the 2006 Volume of the Wisconsin Law Review. She also participated in internships with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Civil Litigation Unit, the Consumer Law Litigation Clinic, and Judge John Coffey of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kelly is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Association for Women Lawyers. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Justice Institute (EJI) of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s civil, anti-poverty clinical programs which include the Consumer Law Clinic, the Family Court Assistance Project, the Neighborhood Law Project and Foreclosure Mediation Clinic. Kelly also chairs the Association for Women Lawyers Moms in the Bar discussion group, and is involved in mentoring law students and young lawyers.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    9 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Health Care: 15%

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Von Briesen & Roper Sc

411 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1000
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4409


WIGood Standing200703/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Up and Coming LawyerWisconsin Law Journal2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderVon Briesen & Roper, S.C.2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Economic Justice Institute, University of Wisconsin Law SchoolBoard Member2010 - Present
Association for Women LawyersChair, Moms-In-The-Bar2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alsteen v. Wauleco, Inc.Dismissed.
Larson v. United Healthcare Ins. Co.Dismissal affirmed by 7th circuit
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Law ReviewGet Cash Until Payday! The Payday Loan Problem In Wisconsin2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007