Mary E. Kennelly

Mary E. Kennelly


Fox & Fox, S.C.

Recognized since 2008

Monona, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employment Law - Individuals
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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 settlement 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.

Location

  • 124 West Broadway
    Monona, WI 53716

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1986

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employment Law - Individuals

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Madison (2022)
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Madison (2020)
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Madison (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management

Verdict awarding $1.56 million for claims of race discrimination and retaliation

$2.65 million recovery for employees' claims of age discrimination

$1.3 million recovery and apology in a jail death case

$1.8 million recovery for claims of age discrimination in termination

Verdict awarding $1.1 million on claim of willful age discrimination

$1.5 million recovery for patient's death in county treatment facility

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