Walt Kelly is a Wisconsinite by choice who moved from Boston to Milwaukee to practice law and raise a family. Walt is a graduate of Boston College Law School where he served on the Editorial Board of the Boston College Law Review and authored three published articles, won the National Moot Court Championship, and graduated with honors. Following law school Walt clerked for United States District Court Judge Raymond J. Pettine.
Walt s initial practice in Wisconsin was an antitrust and.. commercial litigation practice followed by public service in the administration of Governor Patrick J. Lucey. Walt then practiced traditional labor law representing the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48 (Milwaukee County), and the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers. Since 1980 Walt has practiced employment and civil rights and liberties law. His practice, while statewide, is focused on the greater Milwaukee area and encompasses all judicial and administrative forums, state, federal, and privately agreed - - including mediation and arbitration.