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Kelly S. Kelly

Family Attorney at Appleton, WI

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2002
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Kelly S. Kelly is a partner at the Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. Kelly’s practice is entirely devoted to family law matters. From a straight-forward modification of support or maintenance claim to litigating a complex divorce, Kelly has experience and comfort handling a variety of legal matters that affect her clients’ and their families. After more than a decade of practice in the family law arena, Kelly knows how critical it is that all family law cases be handled with diligence, compassion and respect. Kelly practices throughout Northeast Wisconsin, including Outagamie, Brown, Calumet, Winnebago, Waupaca and the surrounding counties. However, Kelly has also traveled to Milwaukee County and to the northern part of the State to represent clients. Locally, Kelly is an active member of both the Outagamie County and Waupaca County Bar Associations and her involvement with these organizations has helped her foster a professional working relationship with the Guardians Ad Litem and local Judges who play a key role in her clients’ cases. Further, Kelly’s commitment to continuing education and her membership in various family law chapters allows her to maintain a current working knowledge of the laws and proposed legislation that affect the rights and bargaining positions of her clients. Since early in her career, Kelly has been recognized by the Wisconsin Super Lawyers organization as a “Rising Star” attorney. Most recently, Kelly was honored with the Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, placing her in an elite category of the top 1% of attorneys in the State of Wisconsin. Kelly is extremely active in the Fox Valley community and is also very proud of her local roots, having grown up in Kaukauna. Kelly currently serves as the President of the Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors and also sits on several other Fox Valley-based Boards of Directors. In 2004, Kelly participated in the Fox Cities’ Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Fox Cities” program and was honored to also be a member of the inaugural Leadership Fox Cities Executive Program in 2012.


Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.
800 N. Lynndale Dr.
Appleton, WI, 54914-3017

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Posted by Danielle | August 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
Attorney Kelly is the best family law attorney who learns and knows YOUR case through and through. Unfortunately, opposing counsel was so intimidated that they found a way to remove her from my case as conflict of interest due to firm employment circumstances, so of course she referred me to another strong advocate who represents me and my case as well, who I am extremely pleased with! I have had to be involved with family law for some time, and once you retain Attorney Kelly you will never feel more confident in your choice.
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Posted by Tiffany | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire The Best!
Attorney Kelly was very professional, she was clear with me regarding my position, and she never waivered as she represented me in my divorce. She is professional, timely, and respectful. She offered several recommendations throughout the process and was always respectful of my thoughts and considerations. I appreciated the fact that she always stated the facts and did not allow opinion to enter any negotiations or correspondence. I would highly recommend Attorney Kelly and her entire Team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2015
Outstanding attorney
Kelly is an outstanding divorce attorney. She is responsive, thorough and creative in her advice. She is also genuinely collegial with others.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2014
Great Lawyer
Mrs. Kelly is a great lawyer who took all of the necessary steps to provide me with the knowledge to help determine the actions needed to protect my son. Well done and thank you Mrs. Kelly!
Posted by john | July 1, 2014
Did that really happen?
Attorney Kelly is concise in managing the legal issues, but always took time to listen and address all my concerns and at times made me laugh. I hired Kelly for post-divorce child custody. About six months later, I was given primary placement of my children. Thanks to Kelly I no longer pay child support. And I can more than adequately provide for my family and give them the stability and security they deserve.
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Posted by Graham | March 31, 2014
Gave me my life back!
Kelly literally gave me my future back! Her ability to offer solutions that are relevant and attainable were what I needed as my life spiraled out of control because of a previous bad choice of lawyer. Thank you Kelly!
Posted by Marcelee | May 15, 2013
Awesome job! Made the experience better. Great listener and great sense of humor. Very knowledgable and helpful.
Posted by Todd | May 15, 2013
Thank you for your professionalism and help during this difficult time.
Posted by Kelly | May 7, 2013
Thank you Kelly. You are one of the sweetest lawyers out there. Thank you for all of your help. It was a pleasure getting to know you. You put a lot of hard work and time into the case. The best of luck to you. I will recommend you to anyone! Blessings.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2013
Highly Satisfied
I was very pleased. She gets right to the point of any issues during the divorce that I had. Answered my questions thoroughly and gave me great advice. Has a personality that made me feel very comfortbale. I would highly recommend Attorney Kelly Kelly.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
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Kelly was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to my divorce. I was really going through a tough time and she helped me fight for what I belived in. She was agressive yet sensative when it came to my needs. I was able to get the outcome I was hoping for because of Kelly. I highly recommend her for your family lawyer services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Extremely knowledgable and helpful
I was going through a very difficult divorce and hired Kelly Kelly to help me through the process. She was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, easy to meet with and talk to, and got me the result I was hoping for. Mrs. Kelly researched all of the facts and was firm, but not hostile with my ex husband and his lawyer. I couldn't have been happier with the results and would highly reccomend her if you are facing a difficult divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
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Kelly S. Kelly was very helpful in my divorce. It was a difficult time, but her professionalism and experience were very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2011
Excellent, Caring, Aggressive Representation
Kelly Kelly represented me in a Child Custody issue approximately 1.5 yrs ago. I was initially referred to her from a close friend of mine that had worked with her in a similar matter. From our initial consultation through today Kelly has proven to be caring, considerate, knowledgeable, flexible and aggressive. She was able to be reached, and communicated with me effectively-as well as listened to me and responded. Her courtroom skills were strong and her advice to me sound. I found the experience I had with her to be in line with or better than her very strong reputation suggests. I by no means have deep pockets and believe me her skills come with a significant pricetag--but based on my experience with her as well as the results of the person who referred me to her- she is worth every penny. If you are looking for skilled, aggressive, ethical, effective representation in a family law matter I highly recommend Kelly Kelly @ Herrling Clark.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Herrling Clark Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Waupaca County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Future 15 Young Professionals Award
  • Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Kelly
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is a rising star in the family practice area. Her expertise is being recognized by referrals from other lawyers. A very nice complement in this practice area, or any for that matter"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a well respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is an aggressive advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an excellent attorney and a premier family law attorney in the area."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelly is a fantastic lawyer, and is certainly one of the Valley's best family law attorneys."
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Appleton Family Lawyer Kelly S. Kelly
Kelly S. Kelly
Family Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 21 years

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