Notable Women in Law: Kimberly Hurtado

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 34
  • Undergrad degree/university: University Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Graduate degree/university: Marquette University Master in Communication
  • Law degree/university: Marquette University Law School

Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Attorney Kimberly Hurtado, founding partner of Wauwatosa-based Hurtado Zimmerman SC, is widely recognized for her expertise in the construction and real estate industries, according to client and colleague Kim Marotta, vice president of global sustainability for Beam Suntory.

Hurtado’s expertise includes complex construction disputes, particularly structural design and construction defects, bond and lien foreclosure, critical path delay, insurance coverage and contract interpretation claims.

Hurtado wrote the construction contracts for the Santiago Calatrava-designed expansion at the Milwaukee Art Museum and has helped the United Community Center and Meta House with construction contracts for building projects and related bond issuance, all on a pro bono basis. Hurtado also serves on the board of directors for Travaux, Inc., the real estate development arm of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. 

Hurtado has also served as a mentor to young women lawyers. 

“I met Kim as my mentor through the State Bar of Wisconsin,” said Yu Ha Kim, associate attorney at Hurtado Zimmerman. “Kim gave me valuable advice and after mentoring me over a year, she offered me a position at her own law firm.”

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