In Memory

Steven Kohn

Steven Kohn

Steve Kohn

Born: November 4, 1952            Died: December 23, 2023

At age 71, Kohn died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago from medical complications after he was diagnosed with cancer six years ago.

For 40 years, Kohn represented police officers, judges, killers and the innocent. His wife, former Milwaukee TV reporter Colleen Henry, said Kohn believed all deserved equal treatment in the eyes of the law.  

Kohn got his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Northern Iowa and his law degree from the University of Puget Sound, now part of the Seattle University School of Law.

In 1977 he came to Milwaukee and started the law firm that is now Kohn & Smith. 

Diagnosed with cancer, moving to Mexico In 2017 Kohn was diagnosed with liposarcoma, cancer in his lung causing one of his lungs to be removed. “I think they thought he would probably live another year or two, so it was pretty amazing,” Henry said. In 2018 the couple retired together, sold everything they had in Milwaukee and split time between a home in Mexico and a home in Chicago, where Henry is from.

Kohn is survived by Henry, his sons from a previous marriage Christopher (Hallie) and Andrew (. grandsons Oliver and Marlon. A private gathering will be planned at a future date.

 From an obituary published Dec. 27, 2023, in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel