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Kelsi L. Cottle

Immigration Attorney at Sheboygan, WI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
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Attorney Kelsi Cottle grew up learning first-hand about the struggles of migrating your family and business to a new Country. Ms. Cottle was born in New Zealand, to parents who were each citizens of different Countries, and spent her childhood living in Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Because of these experiences, Ms. Cottle has a unique, and personal, perspective on the implications that migration can have on a family and a business. Ms. Cottle received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Computer Science from Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Upon deciding to pursue a career in immigration law and global business migration, Ms. Cottle completed her Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida and went on to pursue her LLM in Global Finance Strategies and Wealth Management at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
Ms. Cottle is a founding member of Cottle | Pasquale | Laborde s.c., and believes very strongly in a client-focused legal practice. She takes pride in knowing that her clients are kept informed throughout their entire case. Ms. Cottle also has a passion for volunteer work and commits her services to numerous organizations, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) in Washington D.C. Additionally, Ms. Cottle has participated in giving lectures and informational sessions to local immigration related organizations and domestic violence shelters.
She resides in the Fox Cities area with her three sons.

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Cottle | Pasquale | Laborde s.c.
608 North Sixth Street
Sheboygan, WI, 53081-3412
Cottle | Pasquale | Laborde s.c.
101 West Edison Avenue
Suite 165
Appleton, WI, 54915
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Posted by Jennifer | January 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kelsi is absolutely fantastic!
She was like a breath of fresh air to our situation. Trying to bring our family together seemed literally impossible until I spoke to Kelsi. She made me feel calm and comfortable. After speaking with her I know everything will finally work out with the visa and immigrating my fiancé to the states. If we need anything else during this process she will be who we call!!
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Posted by Lyndsay | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever!
I have been Kelsi Cottle's client for almost 4 years now and I have referred to her anyone that needs help with any immigration issue. Kelsi helped me to obtain my permanent residency here so I could be with the love of my life! She was amazing to work with and is very professional and so friendly! You feel like you're sitting down with a friend. She helped us through the entire process and made it so easy and smooth. I would highly recommend Kelsi to anyone and everyone. My husband and I are so grateful for her help and taking the time to make sure everything was perfect and right the first time. You don't get this kind of warm and friendly service just anywhere :)
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Posted by Mai | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keeping our family together
Before Attorney Kelsi, we met with an Immigration attorney in Milwaukee to help my husband obtain his legal status here in the states. The attorney in Milwaukee was going to cost us twice as much, nothing was guaranteed, we'd have to travel to Milwaukee for all our appointments meaning we'd have to miss work, travel in bad weather conditions, etc. plus the consultation cost us $60. An acquaintance told us about their situation and who they went to for help. After researching other Immigration attorneys, we decided to call and make an appointment with Attorney Kelsi. Not only was she local and there would be traveling involved, the first appointment with her was free. At the end of our first meeting with Attorney Kelsi, we already knew that she'd be the one to help us keep our family together. She was very professional and also came to a personal level with us, understood our situation, our worries, fears, goals and ensured that we completely understood everything she'd discussed with us so we wouldn't leave there feeling lost. There was no pressure from her at all about hiring her to do the job. This was one attorney who's compassion was shining right from the start. We right away told her we wanted to start the process and she was able to get all the information to us right away. Throughout our entire immigration process, Attorney Kelsi explained everything in multiple different ways so we could understand without any miscommunication. She was always available via email and phone calls, which was very convenient for us. She informed us of every step that was taken or had to be taken in order to move on to the next process, all we had to do was show up. After 2 long years, our worries came were almost over by receiving our interview date. The worse was over, we were so close to the finish line. Again, she made everything easy for us by having everything we needed put together in bundles for each appointment and went through all the "what if's, should not's, could have's" it was extremely helpful and beneficial for us since this was going to be packed with high anxiety and very nerve wrecking. We are home safe now and our family knows that my husband will be safe as well... he will never have to leave us. This was all possible only because Attorney Kelsi was there every step of the way and gave us her all, without her, we would still be living life full of worries. Thank you so much Attorney Kelsi for doing such a fabulous job and having the compassion that you do for families who were and still are in the same situation we were in. We love you!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Why I am rating Attorney Cottle a "5"
From my experience, Attorney Kelsi Cottle is a very intelligent, well-versed, HONEST attorney who is genuinely concerned about her clients, makes certain questions are answered, and if a matter is pressing, handles it expeditiously and thoroughly. She has never rushed me out of an appointment and has always been very courteous, genuine, and treated me with respect. I trust Attorney Cottle and know she always has my best interest in every decision she has to make regarding my case. In essence, if you are looking for a top notch attorney, I would consider Attorney Cottle; I am glad I did.
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Posted by Sarah | May 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
I met with Kelsi for a consultation on my brother's case. She was very helpful and knew what she was talking about. She was honest about what could be done to help him and wasn't just interested in taking our money like most immigration lawyers seem to be. If there is an option for my brother in the future, we will definitely hire Kelsi to help him.
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Posted by Don | November 17, 2014
Compassionate and caring
A young Mexican man, who lost both legs as a youth, needed an operation in the U.S. desperately. Previous attempts to get a visa for medical reasons were unsuccessful. Attorney Kelsi Cottle came forward to help. Through her compassion and diligence, he got the visa on his first try. He obtained the operation and more, and returned to his work helping disabled kids at an orphanage in Mexico. Attorney Kelsi Cottle was an answer to our prayers, and I recommend her highly.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Highly Recommended!
Attorney Cottle played an essential role in reuniting my family. She kept me up to date with my case every step of the way, whether it was her staff or a call from her directly, my questions were always answered. Thank you Kelsi for your dedication! I would definitely recommend Kelsi to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer - the best money I've ever spent!
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Posted by Darin | November 3, 2014
Responsive and Outstanding Immigration Attorney
Atty. Cottle helped my wife and I with a family-based case. My case was a little complex and she made it all simple and understandable. I was very impressed with the professionalism and organization she presented since our first initial consultation. She kept me informed about my case without me asking. I highly recommend her!. She is very knowledgeable and prices are well within the means of the client. She is one of the best attorney's I have ever met. Excellent work!
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
She is very professional from start to finish. She has a good knowledge on the new immigration policies. She was able to complete my case in a very short period of time. Because of Kelsi, my life dream has come true! Thank you very much Attorney Cottle.
Posted by Kea | July 31, 2014
Kelsi not only completely dedicated herself to my case, she was understanding and kept me informed every step of the way. During a difficult time in my life she was very reassuring and left me with no doubts or questions. Kelsi helped my family when we needed it and we are forever grateful to have found her. Great attitude and a great person to put your faith and trust in!
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Posted by Joelle | March 12, 2013
Kelsi was amazing. In one word--persistant. There are so many pitfalls and hang ups in the immigration process, and for the lay person, you can easily feel defeated. However, Kelsi has seen it all and pushed past it. She's a wonderful advocate, a sympathetic ear, and I really don't think I could have got my husband back without her assistance.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Owner
  • Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Erica Curran
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Manager
  • Kaehne Law Group, S.C.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Office Manager
  • Kirchner & Buchko Law Office
  • 2000 - 2005
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  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • LLM
  • 2017
  • Florida Coastal School Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Lakeland College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the matter of EH
  • Waiver was approved, client travelled to his home country and returned to the USA as a resident.
  • In the matter of F.S.
  • Client receives permanent residency.
  • In the matter of S.O.
  • Client granted visa for entry into the U.S. and given medical treatment.
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  • Women in Management, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Community Services Committee of Partners
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partners for Community Development, Inc.
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hispanic Latino Task Force
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Sheboygan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary
  • Secretary - Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Immigration Attorneys in Wisconsin
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best Brief Writer
  • FCSL
  • 2006
  • Best Oralist
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Deans List
  • Lakeland College
  • 2002
  • Deans List
  • Lakeland College
  • 2001
  • Deans List
  • Lakeland College
  • 2000
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  • El Mensajero Latino
  • Immigration Law
  • 2014
  • FCSL
  • Slaughterhouse Rules: The Standardized Cruelty on American Killing Floors
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hispanic/Latino Task Force Meeting
  • Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Safe Harbor
  • Domestic Violence and Crime Victim's Visas
  • 2012
  • Career Development Series
  • Employment and Work Visas
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (39)
Endorse Kelsi
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelsi is an exceptional immigtation attorney. In the highly specialized area of immigtation law, it is easy for people to be taken advantage of, whether it is by attorneys or the government. Kelsi provides her clients with extensive knowledge on immigration law and procedure, as well as the compassion and attention they need and deserve."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my clients have immigration-related concerns, I do not hesitate to refer them to Kelsi Cottle. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of immigration law which enables her to find creative solutions to difficult problems."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cottle is the attorney you want to hire for your immigration needs. Attorney Cottle has a reputation for being on top of everything. She continuously updates her knowledge on immigration law and is committed to serving her clients with the highest degree of excellence and responsiveness that she believes her clients deserve. She has a track record of continuous successful outcomes whether her client is a multinational corporation or an immigrant seeking to marry his or her partner. As a former immigrant herself, Attorney Cottle understands the issues her clients face and does a tremendous job of breaking down the process in simple terms for her clients and maximizing their chances of a successful outcome due to her expansive knowledge of immigration law. Attorney Cottle is not only one of the best human beings I know, she is also one of the best attorneys I know in any field of law. You will be fortunate to have her represent you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cottle is knowledgeable in her field and responsive to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in her areas of practice and respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cottle is a highly respected lawyer in the community who provides excellent service to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelsi provides a valuable service on Avvo. She gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. She also has excellent reviews from her clients. I am happy to endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cottle is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Professional and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an expert in the field of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Cottle. She is a very knowledgeable and a great advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Cottle in all areas of law associated with immigration and deportation. She is a tremendous advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, dedicated and experienced attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Cottle is a knowledgeable, passionate, personable and dedicated attorney in the immigration field. She has a strong command of immigration law and is constantly pursuing innovative ways to help her clients achieve their immigration goals."
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