Kimberly Gehling

Associate Attorney, Di Renzo & Bomier, LLC

2011 | Neenah, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison| Legal Studies and Sociology

“The clinics, competition teams, and classroom experiences train you to be ready to hit the ground running when you walk across the stage at graduation.”

Kimberly Gehling works in Northeastern Wisconsin at a full-service law firm where she focuses her practice primarily on family law issues, including divorce, child custody and placement, paternity, child support, and grandparent rights.

The most rewarding aspect of her career is being able to work with individuals during some of the most difficult periods of their lives. “Clients are often in a very vulnerable state, and need someone to zealously advocate for them and for what is in the best interest of their children. I love being able to work one-on-one with clients to make a positive and lasting impact on their lives,” she said.

While at MSU Law, Kimberly received the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate, which helped her build the foundation for her career as a family law attorney. “I spent a semester in the Chance at Childhood law and social work clinic where I gained invaluable hands-on experience working on guardianship, and child custody and placement issues with a student partner from the Master of Social Work program,” she said.

Kimberly also took numerous family law courses including Juvenile Law, Marriage and Divorce, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. “Each of these courses presented a more in-depth look at various areas of family law and allowed me to gain the knowledge necessary to successfully represent clients upon graduation from law school,” she said.

While a lot of the practice of law comes from experience, Kimberly said students at MSU College of Law will learn the necessary legal concepts and skills. “The clinics, competition teams, and classroom experiences train you to be ready to hit the ground running when you walk across the stage at graduation,” she said.