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Kimberly

Kimberly Penix
Practice Areas

administrative, attorney ethics, civil rights, constitutional law, criminal, employment, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, torts

Admissions

Colorado, New Mexico (inactive), U.S. Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, United States Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA), M.A. in art crime and cultural heritage protection, 2010

Howard University School of Law, cum laude, 2006

University of Maryland at College Park, B.A., 2002

Kimberly has been practicing as a freelance and appellate attorney since 2007. Before operating her own practice, she taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School in the criminal appeals clinic. She also designed the curriculum for and taught courses in civil litigation practice and cultural property, with the latter being the focus of her scholarship. Before teaching, Kimberly engaged in private practice in a boutique litigation firm. After law school, she was a judicial clerk for a superior court judge in the US Virgin Islands. During law school, she was a law clerk with a plaintiff’s civil litigation firm with a focus on personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

Kimberly has published extensively in academic journals and popular publications. She has appeared across the country to speak, and has been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, and The Art Newspaper. She is the author of The Freelance Lawyering Manual (2011) and Foreclosure Defense: Litigation Strategies and Appeals (2013).

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys travel, fitness, and cooking. She is an avid outdoorswoman and adventurer. She built a dry cabin in remote Alaska in 2006, successfully completed the walk-in Everest base camp trek in 2013, and went on a three-month around-the-world trip while pregnant in 2015. Her next adventure is TBD.

How a Case Gets to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Inside Track:Wisconsin State Bar, May 2015

“Final” Doesn’t Always Mean Final: How to Appeal Mid-litigation
Wisconsin Lawyer, December 2014 (co-author)

The Civil Appeals Process in Wisconsin
2014 (book)

What is a “final judgment or order” for the purpose of appeal?
Wisconsin Law Journal, August 2014

Should Trial Lawyers Handle Their Own Appeals?
Wisconsin Lawyer, June 2014

How to Speed the Appeals Process
Wisconsin Lawyer, February 2014 (co-author)

National Treasure: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Laws Criminalizing Illicit Excavation and Exportation of Archaeological Objects
Mercer Law Review, 2014

Art Crime
1 Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Jay Albanese ed., 2014).

Yale’s Repatriation of the Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Angela Labrador ed., 2014)

Foreclosure Defense: Litigation Strategies and Appeals
Erleichda Press, 2013 (book)

Standards of Review in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Wisconsin Law Journal, November 2013

Did You Lose Your Civil Case at Trial? Advising Your Client on the Deadline to Appeal
Wisconsin Law Journal, October 2013

Should Trial Lawyers Handle Their Own Appeals?
Virgin Islands Bar Newsletter, October 2013.

Calculating Judgment Interest in the Wake of Wis. Act 69
Wisconsin Law Journal, August 2012

The Long Arm of the Law: Incarceration and the Ordinary Family
Howard Law Journal, 2012

Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran: Satisfying US Judgments Against Foreign Sovereigns by Seizing Museum Collections
Cultural Heritage & Arts Review, Winter 2012 (co-author)

The Human Right to Cultural Property
Michigan Journal of International Law, 2012

The Designation of West Bank Mosques as Israeli National Heritage Sites: Using the 1954 Hague Convention to Protect Against in Situ Cultural Appropriation
Creighton Law Review, 2011

The Freelance Lawyering Manual: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the New Temporary Attorney Market
Erleichda Press, 2011 (book)

Legal Protection of Archaeological Remains on Private Property in the US Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Bar Journal, 2011

Honor Amongst Thieves: Organized Crime and the Illicit Antiquities Trade
Indiana Law Review, 2011

>Pitfalls of Discussing IAC Claims with Trial Counsel
Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010 (co-author)

Protecting Confidentiality in Ineffective Assistance Claims
Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010 (co-author)

Legal Protection of Archaeological Remains on Public Property in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Bar Journal, 2010

The Ethics of Context: Exploring Assumptions in Discussions About the Looting of Archaeological Sites
Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, October 1, 2010

Ethical Issues in Cultural Property Law Pertaining to Indigenous Peoples
Idaho Law Review, 2009

Thieves Take a Page Out of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, 2009

Slave Artists as Powerful Reality Creators: Taking Responsibility and Rejecting Race Consciousness
Thurgood Marshall Law Review, 2008

The Ethical Trade in Cultural Property: Ethics and Law in the Antiquity Auction Industry
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, 2007

Supervising the Legal Writing of Junior Attorneys and Non-Lawyer Employees
N.M. Lawyer, 2007

Foreclosure Litigation: Defense Strategies and Appeals

Foreclosure, Short Sale and Loan Modification Compliance Update 2014
Sponsored by the National Business Institute
2014
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The Logistics of Success: Using Systems to Create a Profitable and Rewarding Law Practice

Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company’s Summer Seminar
2013
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The New Normal: Building a Law Practice in Today’s Economy

Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company’s Summer Seminar
2013
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Panelist

National Treasure: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Statutory Schemes Penalizing Illicit Excavation and Exportation of Archaeological Objects

International Conference on Law and Society
2012
Honolulu, Hawaii

Domestic Statutory Schemes Penalizing Illicit Excavation and Exporting of Cultural Objects

Association for Law, Property, and Society 3rd Annual Meeting
2012
Washington, DC

Down to The Wire: How Popular Narratives about the Criminal Justice System Influence Client and Student Experiences in the Clinical Context

Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference
2011
Madison, Wisconsin

Decolonizing Cultural Property

Sponsored by American University Washington College of Law
2011
Washington, DC

History of the World in 100 Looted Objects

American Mensa Regional Gathering
2011
Appleton, Wisconsin

The Designation of West Bank Mosques as Israeli National Heritage Sites: Using the 1954 Hague Convention to Protect Against In Situ Appropriation of Cultural Sites

Symposium on Ethics in War, Terrorism, and Military Law
Sponsored by Creighton University School of Law
2011
Omaha, Nebraska

Preserving Cultural Sites During Conflict: Moral and Legal Implications

Symposium on Ethics in War, Terrorism, and Military law
Sponsored by Creighton University School of Law
2011
Omaha, Nebraska
Panelist

The Evolution of the Cultural Property Protection Model from a Property to a Human Rights Framework

Association for Law, Property, and Society 2nd Annual Meeting
2011
Washington, DC

The Evolution of the Cultural Property Protection Model Toward a Human Rights Framework and the Implications for Sovereignty

Journal of International Law Annual Symposium: Sovereignty in Today’s World
2011
East Lansing, Michigan

The Effects of Human Rights Norms on Sovereignty

Journal of International Law Annual Symposium: Sovereignty in Today’s World
2011
East Lansing, Michigan
Panelist

Honor Amongst Thieves: Organized Crime and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

American Society of Criminology 2010 Conference
2010
San Francisco, California

Antiquities Trafficking: Complementary Countermeasures

American Society of Criminology 2010 Conference
2010
San Francisco, California
Panelist

Metropolitan Museum Returns Antiquities Found in King Tut’s Tomb to Egypt
Interview by Marlon Bishop, WNYC, Aug. 2, 2011

Israel and Palestine: who owns what?
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, The Art Newspaper 224, May 2011, at 47

Hashing it Out
Rani Molla, Santa Fe Reporter, Dec. 23, 2009

Lawyer contests Pueblo tribal court sentencing
The Taos News, Dec. 21, 2009

Local man’s case raises questions about medical cannabis law
The Taos News, Nov. 30, 2009

What Kimberly’s Clients Say

  • [Kimberly] was brilliant! She was able to see the issues immediately and help find answers and draft papers to deal with all of them in just a few days before a scheduled trial. Thanks in part to her hard work, the client walked away without having to pay any damages.

    Yonatan Levoritz, Esq.Law office of Yonatan Levoritz

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