Appleton Family Law Attorneys Recognized as Top 10 Attorneys

Appleton family law attorneys, Kelly S. Kelly and Paula A. Hamer, of Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. have been Named “Top 10” Attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.

August 2014

Outagamie County family law and general practice law firm Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. is pleased to announce that the National Academy of Family Attorneys (NAFLA) has recognized Kelly S. Kelly and Paula A. Hamer as “Top 10” Attorneys. Kelly has been chosen for the 2014 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award and Hamer has been named as a 2014 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney.

NAFLA is dedicated to acknowledging the top family law attorneys across the country. NAFLA awards the top family law attorneys in each state with the elite honor of being named "Top 10." Less than 1% of attorneys are chosen for this award and those who make the list must have demonstrated a tremendous amount of knowledge, skill, experience and success in the family law arena.

In order to qualify for the “Top 10” list, an attorney must first be nominated by another licensed practicing attorney. Secondly, NAFLA’s research department verifies that the attorney meets the minimum requirements of membership. Finally, the attorney must advance as one of 50 attorneys chosen to the final selection stage by NAFLA’s processing committee where the Board of Governors determines the “Top 10.”

Appleton family law attorney Kelly S. Kelly is a Partner at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd.. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Kelly handles a wide array of family law matters including complex divorces, child support, physical placement and custody disputes. In addition to being recognized as a “Top 10” attorney, Kelly holds a superb Avvo rating, which she earned based on peer endorsements and clients’ reviews. She has also been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for six consecutive years from 2008-2013. Kelly was also recognized by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce in 2013 when she received the “Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Award.” In addition to her recent appointment to the Unison Credit Union Board of Directors, Kelly has been a long-time active member of numerous professional organizations including the Outagamie County Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, American Bar Association and she also serves as President of the Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors.

Senior Partner and fellow family law attorney, Robert B. Loomis, felt Kelly’s award was well deserved. “Attorney Kelly is a true professional and advocate for her clients. Most importantly, not only does she have a vast legal background and experience in all areas of family law, she deeply cares for her clients.”

Appleton family law attorney Paula A. Hamer joined Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. in 2004 and was named Partner in 2009. Hamer completed her undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and earned her J.D. from Marquette University Law School. . Hamer’s practice is devoted to family law matters, and she assists clients with divorce, paternity actions, custody and physical placement disputes and adoptions. Hamer has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for four straight years from 2010-2013. She also holds an active membership to multiple professional organizations including the American Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, Outagamie County Bar Association, and the Winnebago County Bar Association.

Herrling Clark Law Firm President, Charles D. Koehler, had this to say of Hamer’s Top 10 accolade: “Hamer is well—deserving of this award based upon her competence, ethics, and excellent communication skills and understanding of her clients’ needs involving family law, which more than any other area of practice requires a delicate balance between business judgment, family relationships and the emotional aspects associated with the legal objective to be achieved. We are extremely pleased to have her as a shareholder in our law firm.”

Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. has offices in Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The attorneys at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. are dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of individuals, families and businesses in critical legal matters. The experienced family law attorneys are trained to handle complex legal matters and are equipped to execute appropriate legal strategies to obtain the best possible results for their clients. Call 920-739-7366 to schedule an initial consultation today.