International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Milwaukee Attorney
Zach S. Whitney

Phone: 414.962.5110


Languages: English

Zach came to KMK with experience of over 100 jury trials, myriad contested motions and other pretrial matters. A former Law Clerk to the Hon. John L. Coffey, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he earned his spurs as a litigator as Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County, handling investigation and prosecution of some of the most serious criminal behavior.

Zach now applies his courtroom experience and years of handling a volume caseload to the benefit of our business and commercial clientele. He now litigates a large volume of business and commercial matters as well as representing business in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

Zach’s recent activity has included:

  • Representing sellers/vendors in actions involving business sales and services contracts and defending sellers/vendors against counterclaims.
  • Mediating complex commercial transactions including construction liens, commercial construction, and breach of contract.
  • Representing judgment holders in matters involving attempts to frustrate payment through fraudulent transfers of real property and other assets.
  • A continuous regimen of motion practice, oral argument and trial practice. All aspects of trial preparation including written discovery, depositions, motion practice, and document review.
  • Successful resolution of cases using negotiation techniques and statutory devices to secure the greatest return for clients.

Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Trial Practice
  • Uniform Commercial Code

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Judicial Clerkship:

  • Hon. John L. Coffey, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2003 – 2004


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, 2002
    Delegate, XVIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Brisbane, Australia, 2002
  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, B.A., 1997
    Sigma Chi Fraternity: Executive Committee; Kitchen Steward
    Richter Grant recipient: Chichen‐Maya and Puuc Architecture, Yucatan, Mexico

Selected Academic Honors/Awards:

  • Marquette Law Review: Articles Editor, 2002; Associate Editor, 2001
  • Internship, Hon. Maxine White, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fall 2001
  • Academic scholarship recipient
  • Dean’s list all semesters enrolled
  • Highest grade awards: Federal Income Tax; Sales; Law and Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fall 2010—Present

Representative Published Works

  • “Regulatory Takings: Distinguishing Between the Privilege of Use and Duty,” 86 MARQ. L. REV. 617 (2002)

Contact This Firm

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.

Washington Building, Barnabas Business Center
4650 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States

Law Firm Contact: Steve Kailas

Tel: 414.962.5110

Fax: 414.962.8725



Member Since: 2008

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