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About me

Outside of the practice of law, I am actively involved in volunteering for USA & YMCA Swimming Meets at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center.  I have served as a volunteer "Art for Youth" presenter in the Whitefish Bay Schools and as a lecturer in the Milwaukee Public Schools for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.  I am also a former member of TEMPO Milwaukee where I served on the Program Committee and the Mentor Awards Committee. 


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 25%
    25 years, 100 cases
  2. Debt Agreements: 25%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    25 years, 200 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 13%
    25 years, 300 cases
  5. Divorce: 12%
    25 years, 100 cases



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Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Gregg E. Bridge

    Jean was the opposing attorney in a divorce that we had together, and I found her to be thorough and competent. She represented her client zealously while at the same time working hard to help the parties arrive at a fair settlement. I heartily endorse her services.


    Gregg Bridge Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Paul A. Ksicinski

    Jean is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. She is detail orientated and is always there for her client


    Paul Ksicinski Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Jean M. Kies, S.C

135 W Wells St # 330
Milwaukee, WI, 53203-1807


WIGood Standing199103/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Jean M. Kies1993 - Present
Associate AttorneySodos & Kafkas, S.C.1992 - 1993
Associate AttorneyDavison Law Offices1991 - 1992
Law ClerkOtjen, Van Ert, Stangle, Lieb & Weir, SC1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indigent Defender Panels, Trial and Appellate, Eastern District of WisconsinMember in good standing1995 - 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice1995 - 2008
State Bar of WisconsinMember in good standing1991 - 2008
United States District Court for the Eastern & Western Districts of WisconsinMember in good standing1991 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Nacotee, 159 F.2d 1073 (7th Cir. 1998)Published Opinion
United States v. Collins, 150 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 1998)Published Federal Opinion
State of Wisconsin v. John E. OlsonPublished Opinion
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Wisconsin, MadisonJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Platteville High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WACDL Spring SeminarDV Cases: From TRO's Through Sentencing2004
Domestic Violence and the impact on child custody and placement in Divorce Cases"Domestic Violence2004