Kelly L. Centofanti is the managing partner of Centofanti Law, S.C. Her practice focuses on personal injury litigation on the plaintiff's side. She handles cases involving medical, legal and other professional negligence, nursing home neglect and abuse, insurance bad faith, motor vehicle and boating accidents and premises liability.
She has lectured at numerous seminars and CLE programs on a variety of substantive and procedural topics throughout Wisconsin. Kelly has spoken at Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School, including several different Trial Skills courses. She has also served on the faculty of five National College of Advocacy Trial Skills Colleges (Essentials, Houston; Medical Malpractice, Safety Harbor; Depositions, Atlanta; Direct and Cross Examination, Phoenix and Knoxville), has spoken at two AAJ National Conventions, and was a speaker at the 2002 AAJ “Weekend of the Stars” in New York City.
Kelly addressed a national audience of trial lawyers on the topic of medical malpractice at a special AAJ symposium in Washington D.C. in June 2004 and national audiences at two-day seminars on successfully handling nursing home cases, one in Las Vegas in September of 2004 and the other in Albuquerque in September of 2005. Kelly also addressed a national audience on the importance of focus groups at a NJ-AAJ seminar in Atlantic City in April of 2007, and on deposing difficult witnesses in Scottsdale in January of 2016.
Ms. Centofanti edits a chapter in the State Bar book, The Law of Damages in Wisconsin.
Kelly has served as Chair of numerous State Bar Committees and has been involved in many other committees and boards. She has served as President of the Milwaukee Bar Association, President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), Secretary of the State Bar of Wisconsin, President of the Association for Women Lawyers, and chair of the MBA Litigation, Civil Bench/Bar, and Judicial Selection committees. She was named one of the Top Twenty Women in the Law for 2005 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. She was a long-time member of the Marquette University Law Alumni Board, including a term as President.
She received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University and was graduated in 1990 from the Marquette University Law School, Magna cum Laude.