Kristen E. Lonergan
Kristen E. Lonergan grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin before making Wausau her home. As an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kristen studied Political Science, Sociology and Environmental Studies. Kristen graduated in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Kristen is a compassionate advocate who is willing to put in the time to get to know you and your case so that she can effectively fight for a fair result. Kristen’s primary practice areas are family law and personal injury, where she represents injured plaintiffs in accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, dog bites and insurance coverage disputes. She also handles some limited criminal defense and employment matters.
Kristen is admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. In 2022, Kristen was elected by her professional colleagues to serve on the Board for the Litigation Section of the State Bar, and in 2023, she was elected to serve as the Board’s Secretary. Through the State Bar, she is also heavily involved in the statewide high school mock trial program as Chair of the Casewriting Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, as an Advisory Committee member and a judge. Her participation in the mock trial program earned her and the rest of the casewriting team the State Bar of Wisconsin Public Education Volunteer of the Year Award in 2018.
Kristen is also an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, serving on the Board of Directors and participating in the Women’s Caucus. She is also a past-chair of the New Lawyers Section. She has given many presentations and authored articles discussing various aspects of the law. She is a past-president of the Marathon County Bar Association.
Super Lawyers named Kristen to the Wisconsin Rising Stars List in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Kristen is a “Superb” rated attorney by AVVO. She was also named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2012. She was honored to be chosen by the Wausau Daily Herald as one of the area’s “20 Under Forty” in 2017.
Kristen has been living and working in Wausau since 2011, and is an active member of the community. She serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Marathon County Child Development Agency (Head Start), and previously served as the Board Secretary. She is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Kids Voting USA of Marathon County, and is a past-president of the same organization.
Kristen and her husband love living in Wausau with their young children and dog. Kristen’s interests include spending time with family and friends, participating in the many community activities Wausau has to offer, supporting local farmers, enjoying music, camping and exploring the outdoors.
Call Kristen today at (715) 842-2291.