David Kowalski

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David is originally from New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University, with honors, with a B.A. in politics. Upon graduation, he worked in the legal field at a Wall Street firm, then at a much larger international firm in midtown Manhattan. Family reasons brought him to Wisconsin, where he obtained my law degree, with honors, from Marquette Law School. He has focused on family law ever since. He started Kowalski Family Law specifically to combine his experience in the quality and resources of large firms with the personal attention and manageable legal fees of smaller firms.


Throughout his career, he has represented clients of diverse financial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds. Experience gained through participation in hundreds of court hearings, lengthy trials, and all manner of substantive and procedural disputes allows him to serve his clients across the entire spectrum of family issues.

He routinely lectures on family and child-related topics at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and other legal organizations. For example, in 2010, he was Wisconsin’s representative to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Community Property Symposium in Seattle. In 2015 and 2016, he was named by his peers as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, a lawyer review publication. He served as an adjunct professor on a variety of legal topics at Globe University, including family law, criminal law, and legal research. You may review his various publications and speaking engagements on his LinkedIn Profile.

Activity and service in the legal community is also important to him. He served as a board member of the Technology Committee of the Dane County Bar Association, and on the State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section. Membership through the American Inns of Court provides him an excellent opportunity to stay on top of current legal developments and engage with respected colleagues and judges. He often works with the Madison chapter of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) representing victims of domestic abuse.

Outside of work, he coached youth basketball at the YMCA for many years. He spends the majority of his time with his wife and son. His interests include biking, running, basketball, baseball, golf, football, language learning, reading history, and most of all, travel.