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Overview

Ketajh is a commercial litigator with a diverse and dynamic practice, focusing on contentious business disputes in both state and federal courts. 

Ketajh defends some of the nation’s largest corporations and associations from allegations such as tortious conduct, product liability and breach of contract. He advises clients on the best course of action, and immerses himself in analyzing voluminous complex discovery to draft dispositive motions and briefing in support. Ketajh uses oral advocacy skills to take and defend depositions, and routinely appears in court to advance client objectives through a variety of legal proceedings. 

Clients greatly benefit from Ketajh’s familiarity with the federal court system. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Ketajh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge David R. Herndon of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; and before that, as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. 

Before practicing law, Ketajh had a successful career in the public service sector as a criminal investigator, notably working for the office of the Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C. A veteran, Ketajh is a former U.S. Army Infantry Officer who served on two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq. 
 


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Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
      • Wisconsin Law Review, Note and Comment Editor/Diversity Committee Chair
      • Wisconsin Moot Court Board, Competitor and Coach
      • Wisconsin Mock Trial Team, Member
      • Mathys Memorial Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • B.A., Howard University
    • History

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Clerkship

The Hon. David R. Herndon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois



*Contact Ketajh to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Milwaukee office.
Experience
  • Mediated complex seven-figure settlement on behalf of employee and his wife following jobsite scaffold collapse and serious injury. Countered defense allegations of employer negligence by asserting the negligence of the project manager and alleging that the manufacturer's equipment design should have avoided hazard without need for human intervention.
  • Represented Milwaukee County real estate LLC when co-founding member misappropriated funds and engaged in self-dealing. After filing suit to dissolve the LLC and for monetary damages based on civil theft—engaged in extensive motion practice and negotiated settlement in which defendant relinquished complete real estate interest and 50 percent of the company, which was valued at over $750,000.00.
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