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Kevin Gaertner

  • Senior Attorney






Attorney Kevin Gaertner is a Wisconsin native and has been practicing criminal defense for almost 20 years. He is an experienced trial attorney having tried and won the majority of his trials which is quite an accomplishment for a criminal defense practitioner whose clients often have the odds stacked against them.

Attorney Gaertner has defended and litigated cases ranging from homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, drug offenses, drunk driving, theft, and weapons violations. He also has extensive experience in defending against traffic violations and restraining orders. Attorney Gaertner's years and breadth of experience really help his clients because he is able to assess the strength and weaknesses of a case in order to provide sound legal advice. He is respected by prosecutors and judges across Wisconsin for his measured and effective approach.

Attorney Gaertner is a Senior Attorney with our firm and handles cases from traffic offenses, to drunk driving, to homicide. He is able to represent people in any criminal matter. He is also skilled at defending against restraining orders and has handled numerous criminal appeals.

Attorney Gaertner is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Milwaukee Bar Association, Waukesha County Bar Association, and Washington County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • Traffic / Ordinance Citations
  • Restraining Order Hearings


  • 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: Criminology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Present

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Kevin M. Gaertner, Owner, 2013 to 2017
  • Law Shield of Wisconsin, Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2013

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Chi


"I never thought I would need a lawyer so when I got in trouble, I didn't know who to turn to. I decided to call Kim & LaVoy. They told me to trust them, and I did. Their lawyers gave me all of my options and were there at every step of the process. With their help, I avoided a criminal conviction. Whenever someone needs a great lawyer, I always refer them to Kim & LaVoy."
E.E. - Milwaukee