I am originally from New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers University, with honors, with a B.A. in politics. Upon graduation, I worked in the legal field at a Wall Street firm, then at a much larger international firm in midtown Manhattan. Family reasons brought me to Wisconsin, where I obtained my law degree, with honors, from Marquette Law School. I have focused on family law ever since. I started Kowalski Family Law specifically to combine my experience in the quality and resources of large firms with the personal attention and manageable legal fees of smaller firms.
Throughout my career, I have 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 me to serve my clients across the entire spectrum of family issues.
I routinely lecture on family and child-related topics at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin and other legal organizations. For example, in 2010, I was Wisconsin’s representative to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Community Property Symposium in Seattle. In 2015 and 2016, I was named by my peers as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, a lawyer review publication. I 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 my various publications and speaking engagements here.
Activity and service in the legal community is also important to me. I 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 me an excellent opportunity to stay on top of current legal developments and engage with respected colleagues and judges. I often work with the Madison chapter of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) representing victims of domestic abuse.
Outside of work, I coached youth basketball at the YMCA for many years. I spend the majority of my time with my wife and son. My interests include biking, running, basketball, baseball, golf, football, language learning, reading history, and most of all, travel.