Kyle “Kip” Elderkin was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Marquette Law School with a Juris Doctor and certificate in litigation in 2023. He was the President of Marquette’s Federalist Society chapter and the Treasurer of the Trial Lawyers Association. Prior to law school he studied Business Economics and Political Science at the University of Dayton, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Kyle’s dream of being an athlete was cut short (around birth) when he learned that he was not athletic. He then turned his talents towards academia. He has been a member of two national qualifying academic debate teams. He was a three-year member on Dayton’s Mock Trial team, captaining Dayton to its first (and second) ever tournament wins. In law school, he was a two-year participant on Marquette’s Mock Trial team while also enjoying success on Marquette’s Moot Court team. He was inducted in Marquette’s Pro Bono Society after spending years working in Marquette’s Small Business pro bono clinic. As a 3L he joined Marquette’s Prosecutor clinic through the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. He first chaired two felony trials. He also clerked for the Wisconsin Supreme Court under Justice Rebecca Bradley.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Dayton, Magna Cum Laude, 2020
Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 2023
Wisconsin Circuit Courts
Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. District for Eastern District of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Bar Association
Wisconsin Defense Council