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Kathleen E. Grant

Kathleen E. Grant

Kathleen E. Grant


Kathleen E. Grant joined Steinhilber Swanson LLP on January1, 2019. She has practiced as a trial attorney for her entire career, doing civil litigation of all kinds before administrative agencies and every level of the Wisconsin court system. She has litigated in the areas of personal injury, worker’s compensation, discrimination and employment law, medical malpractice,, products liability, nursing home negligence, banking and business law, and family law. She also had a private mediation practice.

Ms. Grant interned for Justice Roland B. Day of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during her third year of law school and then clerked for the Hon. W. Patrick Donlin, presiding judge, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Dist. III. She then practiced in Wausau, Wisconsin for 30 years.

Ms. Grant has been active in the State Bar of Wisconsin. In addition, she served on, and was president of, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners and the Wisconsin IOLTA Foundation Board of Directors. She has earned inclusion in many professional associations and received several awards of recognition. She has been included in Best Lawyers in America® for more than 25 years and was named the Wisconsin “Lawyer of the Year”® for worker’s compensation in 2016-2017, and she has been recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer® for more than 10 years.

Ms. Grant is also an ALJ for the Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals, Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings, as a mediator of worker’s compensation cases. She cannot, therefore, appear or advise in any matter that may come before the Division of Hearings and Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin 1979
  • US District Court Western District Wisconsin 1979
  • US District Court Eastern District Wisconsin 1991


  • University of Wisconsin – Madison:
    • BS 1972; JD 1979


  • UW Law School: invited faculty for clinical skills program, as time permits, for trial skills, negotiation and trial skills
  • Frequent speaker for State Bar of Wisconsin CLE programs in worker’s compensation and litigation
  • Reviewer: Worker’s Compensation, Wisconsin Employment Law© State Bar of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Secretary, 1996-1998
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Chairperson, Board of Governors, 1994-1995
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Governor, 1990-1994
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners: Member 1991-1996
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners: Chairperson 1995 & 1996
  • Wisconsin IOLTA Foundation Board of Directors: Member 1998 – 2004
  • Wisconsin IOLTA Foundation Board of Directors: Chairperson 2000-2002
  • Wisconsin Judicial Council: Elected member 2005-2008
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation: Member, Board of Directors 1998-2004
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation: Vice-president 2004-2005
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation: President of Board 2005 – 2007
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation: Member, 2007-2008
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: Elected 2000
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: Board of Trustees, Member 2005-2007
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: Secretary 2010-2015
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: Vice-President 2016-2019
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: President 2019
  • National Ski Patrol, Granite Peak at Rib Mountain 1985