John M Remmers
Kathryn Sawyer Gutenkunst
  • Partner


Attorney 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. Personal interests include sailing, downhill skiing, and riding horses. 


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Land Use & Development
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1984

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member, Past President
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Member

Civic Involvement

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

Representative Cases

  • Kolupar v. Wilde Pontiac, Cadillac, Inc. (WI Supreme Court 2007)
  • Pertzsch v. Upper Oconomowoc Lake Ass’n (WI Court of Appeals 2001)
  • Gaugert v. Duve (WI Supreme Court 2001)
  • Martz v. Trecker (WI Court of Appeals 1992)
  • Sandroni v. Waukesha County Board of Supervisors (WI Court of Appeals 1992)
  • Lorenzen v. Employees Retirement Plan of The Sperry and Hutchinson Co., Inc. (U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit)
  • Hegwood v. Town of Eagle Zoning Board of Appeals (WI Court of Appeals 2013)