Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C., a general practice law firm in Wausau, Wisconsin, is excited to announce that Super Lawyers has named Attorneys David Casey and Kristen Lonergan to its 2017 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Wisconsin are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is the first such recognition for Attorney Casey, and the fifth for Lonergan, who also made the list in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes peer nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by attorneys.
Candidates for inclusion in Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
The idea behind Super Lawyers is to create a resource for attorneys and residents searching for legal counsel. It only rates lawyers who can be hired and retained by the public, meaning lawyers in private practice and legal aid attorneys.
Casey graduated from Thomas Cooley Law School Magna Cum Laude in 2009. His law practice is focused primarily on criminal defense. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Marathon County Bar Association, and the Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has previously served as President of the Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Lonergan graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010. At Crooks, Low and Connell, she handles cases in a wide range of areas, primarily focusing her practice on family law and personal injury claims, including car accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, dog bites and insurance coverage disputes. She also handles cases in the areas of employment law, worker’s compensation, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. She serves on the mock trial case writing and advisory committees for the State Bar of Wisconsin and is on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Justice. She also writes articles regarding legal issues and makes presentations to her colleagues in the legal community. Lonergan gives back to her community on the Board of Directors of Kids Voting USA – Wisconsin/Marathon County, a non-partisan organization that prepares young people to become educated, engaged voters. She also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Marathon County Child Development Agency (Head Start). She is currently Vice Chair of the Marathon County Bar Association.
Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C. has served the legal needs of Wausau and north central Wisconsin for more than 80 years. Its goal is to provide quality and effective representation while maintaining the professionalism that clients expect from the law firm’s team of dedicated attorneys.
For more information on Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C., visit its website at www.crooks-law.com or call 715-842-2291.