Anne Berleman Kearney is a longtime member of the Marquette Law School community, having been appointed adjunct professor of law by Dean Howard B. Eisenberg in 1999. Her courses have included Civil Pretrial Practice, Legal Writing I and II, and Appellate Writing and Advocacy. Beginning in summer 2023, she will serve as the Law School’s director of clinical education, succeeding Professor Thomas J. Hammer upon his assuming emeritus status on the faculty.
Professor Kearney has extensive litigation experience, primarily in complex commercial cases, civil rights, local government, and employment law. In addition to civil trial court work, she has been the principal author of briefs for the prevailing party in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Illinois and Wisconsin supreme courts.
During her time in Milwaukee, Professor Kearney has served as senior counsel at Foley & Lardner, deputy corporation counsel for Milwaukee County, and principal of Appellate Consulting Group. She also has engaged in extensive pro bono work and community service. Professor Kearney previously was assistant corporation counsel (in the Appeals Division) for the City of Chicago, an adjunct faculty member teaching legal writing at Loyola Chicago School of Law, an associate with Sachnoff & Weaver (now part of Reed Smith) in Chicago, and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Nicholas J. Bua (N.D. Ill.).
Professor Kearney received her B.S. in Finance, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.