• Family Law
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, May, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999, B.A., Behavioral Science & Law
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014 – 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of family Law Lawyers, 2019
  • Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Award, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Outagamie County Bar Association,
  • Waupaca County Bar Association,
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association,
  • American Bar Association,
  • Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors,
  • Unison Credit Union,
    Board of Directors
  • Leadership Fox Cities,
    Class 2004-2005
  • Leadership Fox Cities, Executive Program,
    Inaugural Class, 2012
  • Make-A-Wish,
    Volunteer and Wish Grantor
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Girl Scout Troop 2551,
    Troop Leader


Partner  |  Appleton, Wisconsin
Email: kkelly@herrlingclark.com
Phone: 920-739-7366 | 800-559-7366
Fax: 920-739-6352

Kelly S. Kelly is a partner at the Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. Kelly’s practice is entirely devoted to family law matters. From a straightforward modification of support or maintenance claim to litigating a complex divorce, Kelly has experience and comfort handling a variety of legal matters that affect her clients and their families. After almost twenty years of experience in the family law arena, Kelly knows how critical it is that all family law cases be handled diligently, with compassion and respect.

Kelly practices throughout Northeast Wisconsin, including Outagamie, Brown, Calumet, Winnebago, Waupaca, and the surrounding counties. However, Kelly has also traveled to Milwaukee County and to the northern part of the State to represent clients. Because Kelly focuses solely on family law matters, she has a strong and credible rapport with local judges, commissioners, opposing counsel, and guardians ad litem.

Locally, Kelly is an active member of both the Outagamie County and Waupaca County Bar Associations. Kelly’s involvement with these organizations has helped her foster a professional working relationship with the various people who are involved in a family law dispute, which can play a key role in her clients’ cases. Further, Kelly’s commitment to continuing education and her membership in various family law chapters allows her to maintain a current working knowledge of the laws and proposed legislation that affect the rights and bargaining positions of her clients.

Since early in her career, Kelly has been recognized by the Wisconsin Super Lawyers organization. Most recently, Kelly was honored with the Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, placing her in an elite category of the top 1% of attorneys in the State of Wisconsin. She was also selected as one of the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, recognizing exceptional and outstanding client service.

Kelly is extremely active in the Fox Valley community and is also very proud of her local roots, having grown up in Kaukauna. Kelly currently serves as the President of the Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors and the Unison Credit Union Board of Directors, and she is involved in several other local service organizations.

In 2004, Kelly participated in the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Fox Cities” program and was honored to also be a member of the inaugural Leadership Fox Cities Executive Program in 2012. Shortly thereafter, Kelly was honored by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce with the “Fox Cities Future 15 Young Professionals Award.”

    Kelly Super Lawyer Rising Star  avvo

Kelly was very professional, she was clear with me regarding my position, and she never wavered as she represented me in my divorce. She is professional, timely, and respectful. She offered several recommendations throughout the process and was always respectful of my thoughts and considerations. I appreciated the fact that she always stated the facts and did not allow opinion to enter any negotiations or correspondence. I would highly recommend Kelly and her entire team.


Kelly literally gave me my future back! Her ability to offer solutions that are relevant and attainable were what I needed as my life spiraled out of control because of a previous bad choice of lawyer. Thank you Kelly!


Kelly was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to my divorce. I was really going through a tough time and she helped me fight for what I believed in. She was aggressive yet sensitive when it came to my needs. I was able to get the outcome I was hoping for because of Kelly. I highly recommend her for your family lawyer services.


I was going through a very difficult divorce and hired Kelly to help me through the process. She was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, easy to meet with and talk to, and got me the result I was hoping for. Kelly researched all of the facts and was firm, but not hostile with my ex-husband and his lawyer. I couldn’t have been happier with the results and would highly recommend her if you are facing a difficult divorce.


Kelly was very helpful in my divorce. It was a difficult time, but her professionalism and experience were very helpful.