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Kelsi L. Cottle

About me

I grew up learning first-hand about the struggles of migrating your family and business to a new Country.  I was born in New Zealand to parents who were each citizens of different Countries and spent my childhood living in Canada, New Zealand and the USA.  Because of these experiences, I have a unique perspective on the implications that migration has on a family and a business.  I received my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Computer Science from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and my Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

I have a passion for volunteer work and commit my services to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) in Washington D.C., and formerly served on the Board of Directors for Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary. Additionally, I have participated in giving lectures and informational sessions to local immigration related organizations and domestic violence shelters. I reside in the Fox Cities area with my husband and three sons.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    8 years
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
    8 years



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  • Corey Geoff Mehlos

    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.


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Contact info

Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.

608 North Sixth Street
Sheboygan, WI, 53081-3412

Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.

536 North Richmond Street
Appleton, WI, 54911

Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.

247 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Neenah, WI, 54956



WIGood Standing200803/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Immigration Attorneys in WisconsinAmerican Institute of Legal Counsel2016
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Best Brief WriterFCSL2006
Best OralistFlorida Coastal School of Law2006
Deans ListLakeland College2002
Deans ListLakeland College2001
Deans ListLakeland College2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and OwnerKaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C.2008 - Present
ManagerKaehne Law Group, S.C.2005 - 2008
Office ManagerKirchner & Buchko Law Office2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Services Committee of PartnersChair2016 - Present
Women in Management, Inc.Member2016 - Present
Partners for Community Development, Inc.Board Member2015 - Present
Wisconsin Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Hispanic Latino Task ForceMember2008 - Present
Animal Legal Defense FundMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
Two Left Paws Animal SanctuarySecretary - Board of Directors2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the matter of EHWaiver 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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Publication nameTitleDate
El Mensajero LatinoImmigration Law2014
WIsconsin ImmigrationDeferred action for childhood arrivals2012
Wisconsin ImmgrationDeferred Action vs. Dream Act2012
FCSLSlaughterhouse Rules: The Standardized Cruelty on American Killing Floors2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawGlobal Financial Strategies and Wealth ManagementLL.M - Master of Laws2017
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Lakeland CollegePsychology and Computer ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WBGA NewsSyrian Refugee Crisis2015
Hispanic/Latino Task Force MeetingImmigration Reform2013
Safe HarborDomestic Violence and Crime Victim's Visas2012
Career Development SeriesEmployment and Work Visas2011