MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Terrance (Terry) J. Navin has joined the firm as its Executive Director.
“As our firm grows, we sought a management professional with exceptional experience in leading midsized law firms particularly in the areas of recruiting, client service and business administration,” said Joseph E. Tierney, President of Davis & Kuelthau. “Terry’s first-hand knowledge of our market along with his acumen for modern law firm management align well with our initiative to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment. Dynamic administrative leaders like Terry are the foundation of our success as a firm and our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”
Terry joins the firm as its former Chief Operating Officer, Kathy Nusslock, enthusiastically returns to a full-time commercial litigation practice. As Executive Director, Terry will work in conjunction with the President and Board of Directors and will be responsible for the overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, accounting/finance, facilities management, and information technology.
Terrance J. Navin
Navin offers nearly 30 years of law firm management experience and is also a certified public accountant. Prior to joining the firm, Terry served as Chief Operating Officer at a NLJ350 law firm in Florida where he executed the firm’s growth in multiple cities and managed the firm’s governance, practice group alignment, and multiple administrative departments.
Terry also served as Controller and Top Administrator at a Wisconsin Am Law 200 firm for over 20 years where he was responsible for overseeing business operations including finance, technology, facilities and human resources. During this time, he was an active member of the Hildebrandt Law Firm Roundtable, Association of Legal Administrators – Large Firm Caucus, Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Terry earned his M.B.A. from Marquette University and his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Kathy L. Nusslock
As a trial attorney, Kathy represents individuals, small, mid-sized and large corporations, and governmental entities on a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute forums. Kathy has significant experience working with complex litigation matters ranging from employment discrimination and employment benefits disputes to unfair trade practices. Kathy also is experienced in disputes involving intellectual property, restrictive covenant and other agreements, breach of contract and warranty claims, and trust and estate disputes.
Kathy’s dedication to the legal industry has not gone unnoticed. She has been proudly ranked among Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers® since 2005, honored among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin, by Super Lawyers®, for five terms, ranked among Best Lawyers® Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment attorneys since 2015, and recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal among their 2013 Women in the Law. In 2010, Kathy was the proud recipient of the Brennan Award from the National Trial Advocacy College, joining such distinguished leaders as Justice Antonin Scalia, former Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti and others.
Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from three offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties. For more information, please visit www.dkattorneys.com.