Zach S. Whitney, Esq.
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.
- Appellate Practice
- Commercial Law
- Business Law
- Insurance Coverage
- Trial Practice
- Uniform Commercial Code
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- 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)