Kimberly Laura Alderman

Kimberly Laura Alderman

Alderman Law Firm
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Collections...
  • New Mexico, US Virgin Islands, Wisconsin
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Summary

Kimberly Alderman was in the top of her class when she earned her law degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She then served as a judicial clerk in the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. Following her clerkship, she was an associate attorney in a general practice law firm, representing clients in state and federal court. She continued her professional journey by joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she taught criminal appellate litigation and civil practice skills. She serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group, a member of the American Bar Association’s Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, and the Chair of the CLE Committee for the Wisconsin State Bar Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section. She is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Appellate Practice Section and the committee for the State Bar of Wisconsin Wills for Heroes program, which provides pro bono assistance with wills and other estate planning documents for first responders. Attorney Alderman has published extensively in academic journals and popular publications. She has appeared across the country to speak and has been interviewed by BBC, NPR, and The Art Newspaper. She is the author of The Freelance Lawyering Manual (2011), The Long Winter (2013), and Foreclosure Defense: Litigation Strategies and Appeals (2013). She also maintains the Wisconsin Appeals Blog

Education
Howard University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.A.
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Association of Research into Crimes against Art, Amelia, Italy
M.A.
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Alderman Law Firm
- Current
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Law School
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Attorney
The Alan Maestas Law Office
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Judicial Clerk
Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Art Crime
Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice
National Treasure: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Laws Criminalizing Illicit Excavation and Exportation of Archaeological Objects
Mercer Law Review
The Civil Appeals Process in Wisconsin
E-Book
Yale's Repatriation of the Machu Picchu Artifacts to Peru
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
NEED TO KNOW: What is a ‘final judgment or order’ for the purposes of appeal?
Wisconsin Law Journal
How to Speed the Appeals Process
Wisconsi Lawyer
Foreclosure Defense: Litigation Strategies and Appeals
Erleichda Press
Standards of Review in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Wisconsin Law Journal
Did you lose your Civil Case at Trial? Advising Your Client on the Deadline to Appeal
Wisconsin Law Journal
Should Trial Lawyers Handle Their Own Appeals?
Virgin Islands Bar Newsletter
Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran: Satisfying US Judgements Against Foreign Sovereigns by Seizing Museum Collections
Cultural Heritage & Arts Review
The Human Right to Cultural Property
Michigan Journal of International Law
The Long Arm of the Law: Incarceration and the Ordinary Family
Howard Law Journal
Calculating judgment interest in the wake of Wis. Act 69
Wisconsin Law Journal
Honor Amongst Thieves: Organized Crime and the Illicit Antiquities Trade
Indiana Law Review
Legal Protection of Archaeological Remains on Private Property in the US Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Bar Journal
Supervising the Legal Writing of Junior Attorneys and Non-lawyer Employees
N.M. Lawyer
The Designation of West Bank Mosques as Israeli National Heritage Sites: Using the 1954 Hague Convention to Protect Against in Situ Cultural Appropriation
Creighton Law Review
The Freelance Lawyering Manual: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the New Temporary Attorney Market
Erleichda Press
Legal Protection of Archaeological Remains on Public Property in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Bar Journal
Pitfalls of Discussing IAC Claims with Trial Counsel
Wisconsin Law Journal
Protecting Confidentiality in Ineffective Assistance Claims
Wisconsin Law Journal
The Ethics of Context: Exploring Assumptions in Discussions about the Looting of Archaeological Sites
Association for Research into Crimes Against Art
Ethical Issues in Cultural Property Law Pertaining to Indigenous Peoples
Idaho Law Review
Thieves Take a Page Out of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter
Slave Artists as Powerful Reality Creators: Taking Responsibility and Rejecting Race Consciousness
Thurgood Marshall Law Review
The Ethical Trade in Cultural Property: Ethics and Law in the Antiquity Auction Industry
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
Professional Associations
Appellate Practice Committee in the ABA Section of Litigation
Member
Current
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Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member
Current
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Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Education Committee Member
Current
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American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Group
Chair of Executive Committee and Member of Board
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State Bar of Wisconsin
Member
- Current
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State Bar of New Mexico
Member
- Current
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United States Virgin Islands Bar
Member
- Current
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ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee
Vice Chair of Steering Committee
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Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
Education Committee Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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US Virgin Islands
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Wisconsin
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7th Circuit
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Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Wisconsin Appeals Blog
Contact & Map
P.O. Box 2001
Madison, WI 53701
USA
Telephone: (608) 620-3529