After receiving his engineering degree, Professor Klitzke served in the Army during the Korean War. He then earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University-Indianapolis Law School and a Master of Laws in Trade Regulation from the New York University Law School. Until 1959, he was a patent attorney with Union Carbide Corporation in New York City and was then appointed an Associate Professor of Law at the Texas Southern University Law School. He served as Director of the Institute on Poverty and Law at the Marquette Law School from 1966 to 1969, and then taught courses in the regular Law School curriculum.
Since 1977, Professor Klitzke has been Reporter for the Administrative and Local Government Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. He has served as Marquette advisor to the National Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Team since 1972. A Marquette team qualified for the final rounds in Washington, D.C. six times.
Professor Klitzke believes the Marquette Law School prepares students for the ethical and proficient practice of law. Marquette Law graduates carry with them high personal standards and have achieved professional excellence in the practice of law.
American Bar Association
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association
Waukesha County Bar Association