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ARLO MCKINNON, American Lawyer, Partner of KERSTEN & MCKINNON, S.C., specializing in the field of General Trial and Appellate Practice in Stale and Federal Courts.


MCKINNON, ARLO was born on December 29, 1904 in Antigo, Wisconsin, United States.


Marquette University (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1926). Harvard University Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1929). Lecturer on Trial Practice at University of Wisconsin Law School, 1980.

Seminar Lecturer on Trial Practice, Harvard University Law School, 1975. Lecturer on Trial Practice, Marquette University Law School, 1964. Wisconsin Chairman, Roscoe Pound Commission Fund Committee, 1982.


Worked at Kersten & McKinnon, S.C. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) specializing in Civil Litigation with Special Concentration in Complex Business Litigation, Personal Injury Claims, Securities, Antitrust, Employment and Financial Transaction Disputes. Admitted to the bar, 1929. (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy).

Kersten and McKinnon was founded in 1929 by Charles J. Kersten and Arlo McKinnon. It has always specialized in civil litigation. All its partners have served as officers in professional organizations related to litigation, lectured in seminars and been lead counsel in numerous cases at both trial and appellate levels.

Representative clients include various business and governmental entities, corporations, stockholder groups, lawyers, judges and other individuals, both as plaintiffs and defendants.


Milwaukee County (Member, Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, 1965) and American (Member, American Bar Association House of Delegates from Wisconsin State Bar, 1985. Wisconsin State Delegate to American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1985 Bar Associations. State Bar of Wisconsin (Chairman.

Negligence Section, 1970. Member: Board of Governors, 1973-1976, Ex-Officio, 19861987. Civil Rules and Procedure Committee, 1975.

Revision of Code of Ethics Committee, 1980-1984). Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (President, 1972 and Member, Board of Directors, 1972-1976). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member: Board of Governors and Executive Committee, 1971-1975.

Chairman, Publications Committee, 1975-1985). National Board of Trial Advocacy certifying Civil Trial Advocates in Wisconsin. (Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy).