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Katherine Charlton

Milwaukee Employment Attorney
Milwaukee Family Law Attorney

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Katherine L. Charlton (“Kathy”) represents employees and former employees in all aspects of their employment relationship, with particular expertise in negotiating resolutions to seemingly intractable challenges in the workplace. She also represents parties in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorces, collaborative divorces, post-divorce cases, paternity actions, and mediates these same types of matters. In her capacity as the General Counsel for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. (MMFHC), she litigates fair housing cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

With more than three decades of experience in private practice, Attorney Charlton brings a broad base of expertise to her practice. She has served in leadership roles for the State Bar of Wisconsin (Chair of the Legal Assistance and Gender Equity Committees; Board Member for the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section), the Milwaukee Bar Association (Chair of the Labor and Employment Section), Legal Action of Wisconsin (Board Member), ACLU of Wisconsin (Board Member), and the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (Board Member and Southeastern Chapter Chair). She and Madison office colleague Aaron Halstead are the Program Co-Chairs of the State Bar’s Annual Employment Law Update, a two-day program for which they select topics, solicit speakers, and serve as speakers themselves.

Attorney Charlton has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for employment law since 2001, and as a Wisconsin “SuperLawyer” since 2007.  For her pro bono work on behalf of individual clients, and staffing pro se clinics in multiple counties, state and local organizations including the ACLU of Wisconsin, the Association for Women Lawyers (Milwaukee), Legal Action of Wisconsin, and the State Bar of Wisconsin have recognized her, including awarding her the Donald C. O’Melia Award for Public Service. Learn more about Attorney Charlton on the following public websites:

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Attorney Charlton earned a Bachelor of Arts while majoring in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate from the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.