Steven A. Koch is a leading Wisconsin attorney with nearly thirty years of experience. “Distinguished” rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Mr. Koch is a senior partner at Seymour Kremer Koch Lochowicz & Duquette LLP in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. With diverse areas of specialty including family law, civil litigation, and municipal law, Mr. Koch prides himself on crafting individualized and comprehensive legal strategies to meet the specific needs of each of his clients.
Mr. Koch has had a lifelong interest in the law. As he tells it, opting for a career as an attorney was a natural choice:
I remember reading Helter Skelter in middle school and wanting to be a prosecutor, even then. I’ve always wanted to help people, and that’s still my main focus today.
Motivated by his underlying desire to improve the lives of the people around him, Mr. Koch studied political science at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with honors in 1986. He went on to law school at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1989. Mr. Koch immediately accepted a position with Seymour Kremer Koch Lochowicz & Duquette LLP where he worked his way up the ranks to his current role as senior partner.
Today, clients from all over Walworth County seek out Mr. Koch for his steadfast dedication to their success. A fearsome litigator, skilled legal strategist, and certified court-appointed divorce mediator, Mr. Koch is able to navigate the personal, financial, and legal intricacies of each case he takes on. Furthermore, at SKKL&D, every lawyer operates with client comfort and security in mind. They prioritize open and transparent communication from the start to the finish of a case, ensuring that clients remain informed about, empowered by, and involved with their cases at every stage of the legal process.
Mr. Koch has recovered millions of dollars for his personal injury clients and helped tens of families transition through divorces with finances and relationships as intact as possible; he has won cases in settings ranging from the local Walworth county courts to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. After thirty years of experience as a top attorney, Mr. Koch has developed deep roots in his legal community. Today, he is a member of the Walworth County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is also a supplemental court commissioner and serves on the Condemnation Commission for Walworth County.
This unique position of prominence affords Mr. Koch the opportunity to observe trends and changes in his areas of specialty as they occur. In particular, he noted that changes in tax law and sweeping technological advances have altered the way he is practicing law:
Number one, the changes in tax law affect financial issues during divorces. I’m also paying attention to the changes that Wisconsin has set forth for municipalities. And I’m paying attention to technological advances.
Looking forward, Mr. Koch intends to continue expanding his firm, which recently added a branch office. With the goal of being more intimately involved in the Walworth County legal world than ever, Mr. Koch looks forward to many years more of hard work and widespread success.