Kathryn Sawyer Gutenkunst, Partner


Kathy Gutenkunst joined the firm in 1987. She concentrates her practice on civil litigation, family law, municipal law, and law related to land use and development, real estate and eminent domain.


Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Past President, Waukesha County Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Secretary/Treasurer, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin
  • Member, St. Anthony's Church
  • Director, Ausblick Ski Hill

Representative Cases

  • Kolupar v. Wilde Pontiac, Cadillac, Inc. (2003 WI APP 175; 2004 WI 112; 2006 WI App 85; 2007 WI 98)
  • Pertzsch v. Upper Oconomowoc Lake Ass'n (2001 WI App 232)
  • Gaugert v. Duve (WI Supreme Court, July 2, 2001)
  • Martz v. Trecker (Wis Ct. App. 1992)
  • Lorenzen v. Employees Retirement Plan of The Sperry And Hutchinson Co., Inc. (7th Cir. 1990)

Personal Interests

  • Sailing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Riding Horses