Kathleen E. Grant

Kathleen E. Grant

Of Counsel



Kathleen E. Grant joined Steinhilber Swanson LLP on January 1, 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, professional negligence, worker’s compensation, discrimination, and employment law.

Ms. Grant interned for Justice Roland B. Day of the Wisconsin Supreme Court throughout 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 Administrative Law Judge, State of Wisconsin, Division of Hearings and Appeals, Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings. In her capacity as an ALJ, she mediates complex worker’s compensation cases. She cannot, therefore, appear or advise in any matter that may come before the Division of Hearings and Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1979
  • University of Wisconsin
    • B.S. – 1972

Classes and Seminars

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

Kathleen E. Grant

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