Kimberly Alderman – The Alderman Law Firm

PO Box 2001
Madison, WI 53701, United States

  • (608) 620-3529
  • (206) 337-4243

Practice/Organization Description

Kimberly Alderman is the owner of the Alderman Law Firm, a Madison-based firm serving all of Wisconsin. The Alderman Law Firm practices in the areas of appeals, collections, and litigation. For appeals, both civil and criminal appellate services are offered, both directly to the public and to attorneys via subcontract. For collections, both pre- and post-judgment services are offered, in effect both contract and judgment enforcement. For litigation, limited services are offered to the public, but substantial work is done on a consulting basis for attorneys and firms with an appreciation for higher end contract work.

Kimberly was in the top of her class when she earned her law degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She went on to serve as a judicial clerk in the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Following her clerkship, she was an associate attorney in a general practice law firm, representing clients in state and federal courts in a wide range of civil matters such as real estate disputes, personal injury cases, business litigation, civil rights cases, and contract disputes. She continued her professional journey by joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she taught criminal appellate litigation and civil practice skills.

Kimberly Alderman has written extensively on property law and litigation in both academic journals and popular publications. She has appeared across the country to speak on the topic of cultural property law and has been interviewed by BBC, NPR, and The Art Newspaper. She is the author of The Freelance Lawyering Manual (2011) and The Cultural Property Law Blog.

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin (active)

New Mexico (active)

US Virgin Islands (active)


B.A., Art History & Archaeology, University of Maryland (College Park, MD).

M.A., International Art Crime Studies (Amelia, Italy).

J.D., Howard University School of Law (Washington, DC).

Professional Associations & Memberships

2007-present State Bar Member, Wisconsin 2010-present (active), New Mexico 2009-present (active), United States Virgin Islands 2007-present (active)

2008-2013 Education Committee Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (General Member 2008-present, Education Committee Member 2010-present)

2010-2013 Member, ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee (Steering Committee Member 2010-present, Vice Chair 2011)

2011-2014 Chair of Executive Committee and Member of Board, American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Toxic Torts
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