Kimberly Alderman
The Alderman Law Firm

PO Box 2001
Madison, WI 53701, United States
Phone: (608) 620-3529
Fax: (206) 337-4243
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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Practice/Organization Description

Kimberly Alderman was in the top of her class when she earned her law degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She then served 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 court. 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.

She serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group, a member of the American Bar Association’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and the Chair of the CLE Committee for the Wisconsin State Bar Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section. She is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Appellate Practice Section and the committee for the State Bar of Wisconsin Wills for Heroes program, which provides pro bono assistance with wills and other estate planning documents for first responders.

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

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin (active)

New Mexico (active)

US Virgin Islands (active)

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (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

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