Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C.
Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C.

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Elkhorn, WI

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Kim A. Howarth

  • Partner


Elkhorn, WI



262 723 7538


Kim A. Howarth is a shareholder, vice president and secretary of Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C. Kim joined the firm shortly after earning his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1980. Kim earned his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1977.

Kim's law practice concentrates on business, commercial, construction, and creditors rights law, including business organizations, condominium associations, and municipalities. Kim frequently speaks to business groups on the many issues that confront privately owned companies, and is an instructor for dwelling contractor certification classes. Beyond the needs of business, Kim represents and speaks frequently to homeowner and condominium associations. Kim's focus as an attorney is to first identify the best interest of the client and then assemble the best team to serve that client's needs.

Kim is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Wisconsin, including the Federal District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

 Kim is currently serving a three-year term on the Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, and was previously its President. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Walworth County Bar Association.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Municipal & Creditors Rights Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin
    • B.B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma

Representative Clients

  • VNE Corporation
  • Geneva National Community Association
  • Town of Darien

Honors And Awards

  • Lakeland Builders Association, Cornerstone Award, 1987
  • Lakeland Builders Association, Cornerstone Award, 1990

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Walworth County Bar Association, Member
  • Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County, Board of Directors 2006 - 2008
  • City of Delavan Police and Fire Commission, 2000 - 2010
  • VIP Service, Inc., Board of Directors, 1985 - 1997 and 2000 - 2004
  • Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Lakeland Builders Association, Member, 1983 to Present
  • Walworth County Association for Retarded Citizens, Member, 1983 to Present

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi