Kim Grimmer

Adjunct Professor


UW Law School, 1977

Teaching Areas:
Civil Procedure
Trial Advocacy

Recently Taught Courses
849 Pre-Trial Advocacy


Kim Grimmer received a B.S. from Northwestern in 1970 then spent four years on a Navy ship homeported in Japan. In 1973, he was named Junior Officer Ship-handler of the Year for the Seventh Fleet.  Kim graduated with honors from UW Law School in 1977, and has since practiced in Madison.  He has specialized in litigation and arbitration of construction disputes and disputes among partners and shareholders in law firm and other business dissolutions. He spent twelve years on the District Nine Committee investigating complaints for the pre-OLR Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility, and has represented lawyers before BAPR and OLR. He is AV rated and for years nominated by peers as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer.  He has mediated complex business cases throughout Wisconsin. He taught Civil Procedure II and Trial Advocacy at UW, and was a co-author of the jurisdiction chapter in Wisconsin Civil Procedure Before Trial, State Bar Pinnacle Books. 

Kim is married to the more talented trial lawyer in his family, has five sons, three grandsons and, finally, a granddaughter. He and his wife are Eucharistic Ministers at Oakwood Village for St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, where he served as a seventh grade catechist. He is an Agrace Hospice volunteer. He was on the Board of Wisconsin Special Olympics, and coached the West Madison Special Olympics soccer team to two state championships.   Kim has his private pilot's license, and enjoys cooking, reading, BBC police procedurals, walking the family's Goldendoodle, road trips, time spent with family and friends, and watching Arsenal win in the English Premier League.     

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