Averi Niemuth is an associate with Kerkman & Dunn. She represents and counsels clients in general commercial matters, and she has experience in contract law, non-compete employment agreements, commercial landlord tenancy disputes, and debtor-side chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Additionally, Averi has advocated for clients in both state and federal courts. When representing clients, Averi’s passionate and solutions-driven strategy considers both the business and legal issues at play.

Litigation & Bankruptcy Experience

Breach of Contract
Employment Agreements
Unjust Enrichment
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Assumption and Rejection of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
Preparation of Debtors Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs
Objections to Creditors Filed Proofs of Claims

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Contractual Disputes
Non-Compete Agreements
Unfair Competition
Trade Secrets
Commercial Landlord Tenancy
Bankruptcy – Chapter 11

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin 2017
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin 2017
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin 2017


Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
Marian University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2007)

Honors, Awards, and Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin – Young Lawyers Division
LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review
Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition
Robert E. Wagner National Moot Court Competition

Past Employment Positions

Associate; Quarles & Brady (Milwaukee, WI)
Correctional Officer, Department of Corrections (Racine, WI)
Legal intern, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (Milwaukee, WI)
Law clerk, Judge Paul Reilly, Court of Appeals (Waukesha, WI)