Kathleen McNeil




Kathleen joined Clark & Gotzler in 2016, after working as Managing Partner at Garvey, McNeil & Associates, LLC for nearly two decades. Throughout her legal career, Kathleen has represented a broad range of employers and employees, including individuals, non-profit and labor organizations and corporations. She has successfully represented clients in a variety of employment law matters, including wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge and employment discrimination claims. She has counseled employers on employee discipline and discharge issues, drafted employment contracts, employee handbooks and restrictive covenants including non-compete, severance and confidentiality agreements.

Kathleen’s prior experience representing employees and labor unions brings an invaluable, diverse perspective to Clark & Gotzler’s employer clients. While working at Garvey, McNeil & Associates, Kathleen also served as General Counsel to Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. for over ten years. In addition to working closely with the management team to formulate and implement all personnel-related policies, she helped to negotiate and draft player contracts, sports venue agreements and licensing agreements.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin (1997)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (1995)


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1990)

Community Involvement

Kathleen is active in a number of community and civic organizations. She serves or has served on the following organizations:

  • Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin, Inc., Board Member
  • Wisconsin Pooled & Community Trust, Director
  • Arc-Dane County, Director
  • Maple Bluff Country Club, Director
  • Village of Maple Bluff Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Edgewood Parent Community, Vice-President
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace School & Family Association
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Athletic Association