James M. Kalny


Labor & EmploymentSchool & Higher Education | Municipal Law

Throughout his career, Jim has been lucky enough to benefit from two different mentors. Both with very similar lessons to convey, Jim learned that being prepared and believing in your own convictions make for a solid foundation in which to practice law.

This philosophy helps Jim serve as general counsel to several towns, cities, counties and school districts. In addition, he advises municipalities, on an outside counsel basis, on a broad variety of municipal law issues including planning and redevelopment, public records and open meetings and zoning appeals matters, and serving as an independent hearing officer and special prosecutor. Jim also advises private developers with zoning, permitting and negotiating development agreements.


J.D., Marquette University School of Law

B.S., Carthage College

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA)
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Community Involvement

  • Former Board Member: Bay Area Humane Society
  • Former City/County Human Resources Director for Green Bay and Brown County