Corporation Counsel

Deputy Corporation Counsel

Paul Kuglitsch

Practice Areas

  • Legal opinions
  • Contract drafting and negotiating
  • Public bidding
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Real estate
  • Public/Private partnerships
  • Municipal employment
  • Open meetings and public records
  • Civil and administrative litigation
  • Ethics

Prior Experience

  • Milwaukee County Parks, Contracts Services Officer
  • De La Mora & De La Mora, Law Clerk
  • Kuglitsch & Co, Diamond & Custom Jewelry Retail, Owner
  • Ernest Slotar, Inc., Diamond Wholesaler


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • The George Washington University, M.A.
  • University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • “Public/Private Partnerships - Milwaukee County Beer Gardens in Parks,” Current Issues in Land Use Development, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2018
  • “Walk this Way, Talk this Way. Wisconsin – Statutes, Codes, and Ethics for Landscape Architects,” American Society of Landscape Architects – Wisconsin Chapter, Madison, WI, 2016
  • “How to Negotiate and Write Smart Contracts,” Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association, Green Bay, WI, 2013; National Park and Recreation Association, Anaheim, CA, 2012; Houston, TX, 2013; Webinar, 2013


Paul and his family have always enjoyed spending time in parks. After living for a few years near Chicago’s Lincoln Park, it was a priority, when shopping for a first house upon moving back to Milwaukee in 2002, to find a house located a near a park. Fortunately, he and his wife, Kelly, found a 1929 bungalow a stone’s throw from Milwaukee County’s Jackson Park on the city’s south side. While living there, Paul decided to attend law school after years in the diamond and jewelry business. As luck would have it, the Milwaukee County Parks Department was looking for a Contract Services Officer shortly after Paul graduated from Marquette University Law School in 2008. It came as no surprise to Paul’s wife that he applied for and accepted the position with the Parks Department, turning down offers from two private law firms to do so. After nearly three and a half years at Parks, Paul joined the Office of Corporation Counsel. The rest is history.


901 N. 9th Street, Room 303
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4300

This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System