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Deborah Krukowski

Krukowski & Costello, S.C.
Contact: 414.988.8414
Law School: Marquette University Law School - Marquette University
Jurisdictions: Wisconsin
7th Circuit


About Deborah Krukowski
Deborah A. Krukowski joined Krukowski & Costello, S.C. in 1996. She emphasizes her practice in the area of litigation and investigations before the ERD and the EEOC and matters under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, sexual harassment and general employment discrimination law. She successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of race discrimination and retaliation for a large financial institution. She also has successfully argued and won cases in the areas of contract disputes, violations of non-compete agreements, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims. She provides employee training in these areas as well and gives advice on employee handbooks and policies, including wrongful discharge. She provides employers with assistance in separation agreements and releases, and downsizing or plant closing planning. Further, she has enforced relocation contracts on behalf of employers throughout the United States. She presents seminars to employers on the subjects of FMLA, sexual harassment, retaliation, constructive discharge, ADA, domestic partner benefits, workplace violence, employee privacy rights, employment releases, discipline and discharge, employee handbooks, and performance evaluations. Her practice focuses on industries such as financial services, retail, insurance, foods and distribution, manufacturing, and health care.

Upon graduation from law school, she worked on ADA and Title VII issues for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. She continues to be involved in litigation before Wisconsin state agencies, Wisconsin state courts, federal district courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also involved in the creation of the Education and Mentoring Initiative, and remains active through this Initiative in educating and mentoring girls, primarily in inner-city schools, who otherwise would not have exposure to professional women.

She is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts, including the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit 
Professional Experience
Associate, Krukowski & Costello, S.C.
Marquette University Law School - Marquette UniversityJ.D. (1996)
Professional Associations
Member, Wisconsin State Bar
Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Member, Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Member, Society for Human Resource Management
Board of Directors, Social Development Foundation
Board of Directors, Association of Women Lawyers
President, Association for Women Lawyers


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1243 N. 10th Street, Suite 250
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Telephone: 414.988.8414
Fax: 414.988.8402