Mary E. Kennelly

Mary E. Kennelly

Location:
Monona, Wisconsin
Phone:
800-416-5368
Email:

Mary Kennelly represents employees in state and federal court and before the EEOC and state fair employment agencies in cases involving age, race and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and violations of wage and hour laws, family medical leave laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has consistently obtained favorable jury verdicts, court rulings and private settlements for her clients. She was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Employment Law - Individuals, Madison 2017 and she has been consistently recognized in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for her work in labor and employment law. In 2013 she was nominated for "Women in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

E-Mail Mary at: mkennelly@foxquick.com

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law-Employee
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A.

Representative Cases

  • Hudson v. Lands' End, Inc., 928 F.Supp.2d 1045 (W.D.Wis. 2013)
  • Blue v. IBEW Local 159, 676 F.3d 579 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Ashman v. Barrows et al, 438 F.3d 781 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Culver v. Gorman, 416 F.3d 540 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Cleary v. Federal Express Corp., 313 F.Supp.2d 930 (E.D. Wis. 2004)
  • Bicknese v. Sutula, 2003 WI 31, 260 Wis.2d 713, 600 N.W.2d 289
  • Stalter v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 195 F.3d 285 (7th Cir. 1999)
  • Brown v. City of Edgerton Disciplinary Committee, 97 F.3d 285 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • Price v. Marshall Erdmann & Associates, Inc., 966 F.2d 320 (7th Cir. 1992)
  • Shager v. Upjohn Co., 913 F.2d 398 (7th Cir. 1990)

Classes/Seminars

  • Sexual Harassment: Recognizing, Preventing and Litigating Claims, Plaintiff's Perspective, Wisconsin State Bar, January 2014
  • The New ADAAA, Key Impacts on Employers, Wisconsin State Bar, October 2012
  • Developments in FMLA Compliance, Sterling Education Services, January 2007
  • Proving Vocational Loss in Employment Cases, Wisconsin State Bar, November 2006
  • The Professional Judgment Standard in §1983 Litigation, Wisconsin State Bar, April 2005
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: You be the Judge, Rehabilitation for Wisconsin, Inc., April 2000
  • Summary Judgment and Case Planning Considerations, Wisconsin State Bar, March 1997
  • The Qualified Immunity Defense in §1983 Litigation, Wisconsin State Bar, September 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law - Individuals, Madison 2017
  • Best Lawyers: Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2008 - present
  • Super Lawyers: Employment Litigation, 2014-2016
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Pro Bono Recognition, 2011
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association Pro Bono Recognition, 2002