Anne M. Plichta

Anne earned her B.A. from Harvard College and J.D. from Northwestern Law School, where she was named Executive Editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. While at Northwestern, she interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois and also served as a Judicial Extern to the Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon.

Prior to joining Kerkman Wagner & Dunn, Anne was associated with the Litigation Section of a large national law firm (Milwaukee and Chicago offices), where her practice included general commercial litigation (including appellate practice), media and defamation law, and international law. Anne is a co-author of Chapter 16 (Damages, Double Costs, and Fees) of the Attorney’s Guide to the Seventh Circuit (2000-2002 yearly supplements).

Anne now enjoys continuing to litigate a wide variety of civil matters in state and federal courts, including contract, UCC, and other commercial disputes. She is licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Illinois and is admitted to the bars for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Northern District of Illinois.

In addition to her litigation practice, Anne has developed an interest in the use of alternative dispute resolution where deemed an appropriate and efficient alternative to traditional litigation. In 2013, Anne became a certified mediator following training at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, adding the benefit of an additional perspective when representing clients in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding.

As part of her commitment to maintaining high quality within the legal profession, Anne also volunteers as a trained peer assistant with the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Assistance Program, a division of the State Bar of Wisconsin committed to assisting lawyers experiencing mental, emotional or physical challenges.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Anne now lives in Whitefish Bay with her family and in addition to the practice of law enjoys reading, traveling, and learning about whatever her kids are currently into.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Wisconsin, 2003

Education:

  • J.D., Northwestern Law School, 2000
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1993