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Mary E. Kennelly

Mary E. Kennelly

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Employment & Labor

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About Me

Fox & Fox S.C. is a Midwest trial firm with a proven record of success representing clients in Labor and Employment, Whistleblower, Civil Rights, Securities, Business and Personal Injury cases. Its attorneys have been consistently ranked among the top in their field; sources regarded Fox & Fox S.C. as home to Wisconsin’s “smartest and toughest negotiators and litigators” among the top practitioners in the fields of personal injury and civil suits according to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. Because the firm has taken many cases to trial with repeated and extraordinary success most disputes it handles are resolved at a premium before a trial is required.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Discrimination: 30%
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 20%

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Contact Info

Fox & Fox, S.C.

124 West Broadway
Monona, WI, 53716

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing198603/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women in the LawWisconsin Law Journal2013
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2013
BV Distinguished-15yearsMartindale-Hubbell2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2011
Pro Bono RecognitionEastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association2011
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2010
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2009
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2008
Pro Bono RecognitionWestern District Bar Association of Wisconsin2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFox & Fox S.C.1986 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal Association for WomenMember2012 - Present
ABA Section Labor and EmploymentMember2012 - Present
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A1987 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Elestwani v. Nicolet Biomedical, W.D. Wis. No. 04-947Jury verdict for employee in wrongful discharge claim based on ethnicity
Blue v. IBEW Local 159, 676 F.3d 579 (7th Cir. 2012)Affirming jury verdict for employee in civil rights retaliation claim
Bicknese v. Sutula, 260 Wis.2d. 713, 660 N.W.2d 289Wis Sup.Ct. rules for employee; state official not immune from suit.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin CLE publicationWisconsin Employment Law, Introductory Chapter1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law School LawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Massachusetts, AmherstEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sexual Harassment: Recognizing, Preventing and Litigating ClaimsPlaintiff's Perspective2014
2012 Annual Employment Law Update"The New ADAAA: Key Impacts on Employers"2012
Employment Law Update-MadisonDevelopments in FMLA Compliance2007
Proving Damages In Civil Rights and Discrimination CasesProving Past and Future Vocational Loss2006
The Complexities of Section 1983 LitigationThe Professional Judgment Standard2005
Wisconsin Rehabilitation and Training Transition ConferenceAmericans with Disabilities Act: You be the Judge2000
Legal Association for Women, Guest SpeakerBeing an Employment Law Practitioner2000
Annual Civil Rights Seminar: All Rise for the JurySummary Judgment Standards and Case Planning Considerations1997
Section 1983 in State Court: A Start to Finish DemonstrationThe Qualified Immunity Defense1991