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RISING YOUNG LAWYER – Lance Duroni – Kohner, Mann & Kailas

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//December 8, 2022//

RISING YOUNG LAWYER – Lance Duroni – Kohner, Mann & Kailas

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//December 8, 2022//

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Lance Duroni - Kohner, Mann & Kailas

Lance Duroni’s path into a career in law wasn’t a traditional one.

Before going to law school, Duroni was a writer for the legal news website Law360, where he covered a lot of trials and other court proceedings.

“I essentially needed a crash course in the court system and the law in order to write competently about it,” Duroni said. “After absorbing the terminology and the process for several years, I figured why not try my hand at practicing law. It felt like a natural progression.”

So, that’s exactly what he did.

Duroni went to Marquette University Law School. He then joined Kohner, Mann & Kailas as an associate attorney.

For Duroni, the intellectual challenges that come with being a lawyer are what he enjoys.

“I’m never simply going through the motions at work. Sometimes it can be intimidating or frustrating when the answers aren’t coming easily, but it’s very rewarding when I finally wrap my head around a difficult legal concept, dig up a case that’s on point, or craft an argument that really hits the nail on the head.”

Duroni began his career at Kohner, Mann & Kailas supervising the firm’s large support staff team during an 11-day jury trial. He performed admirably despite having worked for the firm for less than four months.

“Since that time, Lance has never looked back,” said Ryan Billings, chair of KMK’s Business Litigation Group. “His research skills, attention to detail, work ethic, crisp writing style and passion for his clients are truly extraordinary.”

When he’s not in the office or the courtroom, Duroni enjoys skiing and watching the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I don’t have much company here in Packers country,” Duroni quipped. “I try to catch every game on TV, regardless of the Eagles’ record or whatever else is going on around me. If I miss a game, it’s probably bad news, like a medical emergency.”

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