Paul Kinne

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP
Paul Kinne
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1993

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

8150 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717 Visit website


A prominent personal injury attorney with almost 30 years of experience, Paul A. Kinne is a partner at the Wisconsin-based law firm Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs LLP, which has branches in Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee and Waukesha, in Wisconsin. Dedicated to serving the victims of personal injury, he focuses on resolving legal issues, including class action cases related to: 

  • Auto accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Civil rights 
  • Employment law

Mr. Kinne has always believed in standing up for the voiceless and has committed his career to represent the downtrodden and the people who have been taken advantage of. He graduated with honors in 1990, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1993, he secured a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.

Soon after receiving his law degree, Mr. Kinne obtained his license to practice law from the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is admitted to appear before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. 

A reputed member of the legal community, Mr. Kinne maintains affiliations with various prestigious professional associations including the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Dane County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, he has received Distinguished* peer-review ratings through Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Kinne has received an “Excellent” rating on Avvo, and is described by his clients as a sincere and confident attorney who works diligently toward the desired outcome. He takes an effort to understand the problems of his clients and gives valuable feedback to those who seek legal guidance. The successful jury verdicts and settlements that he has won for his clients who were wronged by their employer, or detrimentally affected by the negligence of others, stand testament to his skills in the field of law practice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Disability, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1993, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

  • Wisconsin Rising Star, 2006-2007
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-Present
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2009-Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1993
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice – Chair of the Civil Rights Committee
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, with honors – Madison, B.A., 1990

Office location for Paul Kinne

8150 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717

Phone: 608-690-5967


16 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

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Top 25: Madison Super Lawyers: 2011

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