Sarah F. Kaas

Top rated personal injury attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP
Sarah F. Kaas
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Appellate, Class action & mass torts

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1996

Education: Drake University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

219 North Milwaukee Street
Suite 520
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-935-5490 Email: Sarah F. Kaas Visit website


Sarah F. Kaas is a top-rated attorney practicing in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Providing legal representation in Wisconsin for a variety of different issues, Sarah Kaas was selected to Super Lawyers for 2010 - 2019. She is admitted to practice before the courts in Wisconsin.

After completing undergraduate studies, Sarah F. Kaas attended law school. Sarah Kaas was enrolled at Drake University Law School. She earned a juris doctor degree in 1996. Sarah Kaas was admitted to the practice of law in 1996.

Attorneys like Sarah F. Kaas are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.

Sarah Kaas represents clients with Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff issues. Additional legal issues represented include Appellate and Class Action / Mass Torts: Plaintiff.

First Admitted: 1996, Wisconsin

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice Board of Directors, 2005-2012.
  • Contributing Editor, "The Verdict" 2004-2011 Contributing Editor, "The Verdict," 2016-2017 Vice-Chair, Women's Caucus, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2015-2016 Chair, Women's Caucus, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2016-2017
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (B.A. Political Science/Sociology, summa cum laude), 1993
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Part I of this law review note discusses the prevalence of AIDS in the general population, the statistics and realities of AIDS in the prison population, and correctional facilities' policies on AIDS. Part II provides a background on prisoners' rights cases, including the history and current framework of the Eighth Amendment, and describes the way in which courts overwhelmingly defer to correctional facilities' policies designed to deal with HIV-AIDS. Part III of the Note also analyzes the way in which the Eleventh Amendment and the doctrines of immunity further preclude successful outcomes of prisoners' constitutional claims. Finally, Part IV concludes that the issue of AIDS in prisons may be best left to the prison administration and the legislature and suggests alternatives that may be utilized through these avenues., Author, "AIDS behind Bars: Judicial Barriers to Prisoners' Constitutional Claims", Drake Law Review, 45 Drake Law Rev. 527, 1997
  •    Whether you have just been asked to handle a low impact soft tissue case or are preparing for trial, the following is a brief overview of pre-trial considerations for the plaintiffs attorney in representing a client in a low impact accident case., Author, "Overview of Pre-Trial Considerations in Low Impact Automobile Accident Cases", The Verdict Vol 26:4, 2003
  • Summary of damages obtainable under Wisconsin law in a personal injury case, requisite proof, and guiding legal considerations. Co-authored with Patrick O. Dunphy for the years indicated., Co-Author, "Special Damages", Wisconsin Law of Damages, 2005
  • The following considerations apply in requesting and conducting sidebars during a jury trial: 1.         Consider Raising the Issue of Use of Sidebars Before Trial; 2.         Use Sidebars Judiciously; 3.         Be Sensitive to the Jury and Their Perceptions; 4. Be Brief; 5.             Consider an Explanation to the Jury; 6.   Consider the Timing of Your Objection; 7.      Make Your Record., Author, Make Your Record During Trial, The Verdict Vol. 32:4, 2009
  • Presented at State Bar of WIsconsin Appellate Advocacy Workshop: how to use technology to effectively and efficiently manage drafting, finalizing and filing an appellate brief in Wisconsin., Author and PResenter, "Effectively Using a A Computer to Manage an Appeal", 2003
  • Presented at Lorman Education Seminar: provided history and legal discussion of other insurance clauses in personal and commercial liability insurance contracts and how they work in conjunction with one another., Author and Presenter, "Other Insurance and Issues of Allocation", 2007
  • Presented at Wisconsin Association for Justice Winter Seminar: presented overview of new electronic filing requirements in Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, electronic filing in federal courts in Wisconsin and applicable rules governing e-filing, including technological considerations and rule requirements., Author and Presenter, "Entering the Digital Age: electronic Filing in WIsconsin Courts", 2009
  •  Article discusses circumstances under which health care providers have an obligation to submit patients' medical bills to Medicare and Medicaid when there is third-party liability insurance.  Article also discusses recent attempts by health care providers to balance bill and/or substitute bill.  Article provides top ten take-aways for your practice., Co-Author, “Navigating the Sea of Medicare and Medicaid Regulations and the Pirating of Third-Party Liability Recoveries.", The Verdict, 2015
  • Article discusses the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA), Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA), the Proposed Rules for the Treatment of FUnds Intended for Future Medical Expenses, the newly passed SMART Act, and states that have issued ethics decisions regarding the ethics of attorney indemnification generally, and specifically in the context of a settlement involving a Medicare lien., Co-author, “Medicare Liens and the Ethics of Attorney Indemnification", The Verdict, 2013
  • Article summarizes the legislative changes to Wisconsin statute §146.38, the health care services review privilege, which was part of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, which became effective February 1, 2011.  The article discusses the actual scope and breath of the privilege, ways in which the priviilege can be challenged, and potential written discovery.    , Co-Author, "Practical Considerations in Evaluating the Health Care Services Review Privilege in Wis. Stat. §146.38", The Verdict, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2016
Representative Clients:
  • Co-appellate counsel in Hiser v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 WI App 57, 370 Wis.2d 788, 882 N.W.2d 871.  Co-appellate counsel in Dilger v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Ins. Co., 2015 WI App 54.  Appellate counsel in Jendusa-Nicolai v. Larsen, 2012 WL 1324245 (7th Cir. Apr. 18, 2012). Co-appellate counsel in Heritage Farms, Inc. v. Markel Ins. Co., 2012 WI 26, 339 Wis. 2d 125, 810 N.W.2d 465 (2012), and Heritage Farms, Inc. v. Markel Ins. Co., 2011 WI App 12, 331 Wis. 2d 64, 793 N.W.2d 896. Appellate counsel in Jendusa-Nicolai v. Larsen, 2011 WI App 19, 331 Wis.2d 486, 795 N.W.2d 62 (Ct. App. 2011). Counsel in Larsen v. Jendusa-Nicolai, 442 B.R. 905 (E.D. Wis. 2010).    Co-appellate counsel in Brew City Redevelopment Group, LLC v. Ferchill Group, 2006 WI 128, 724 N.W.2d 879, 297 Wis.2d 606 (Wis. 2006), and Brew City Redevelopment Group, LLC v. The Ferchill Group, 2006 WI App 39, 289 Wis.2d 795, 714 N.W.2d 582 (Ct. App. 2006).   Co-appellate counsel for Murray plaintiffs in Boyd v. Corr. Corp. of Am., 380 F.3d 989 (6th Cir. 2004)., 2004
  • Wisconsin Law Journal award for outstanding achievement by the top women attorneys in the practice of law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer for Marquette University Law School Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition      -2014-2015      -2015-2016      -2016-2017, 2014

Office location for Sarah F. Kaas

219 North Milwaukee Street
Suite 520
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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