Crooks, Low & Connell Attorneys Recognized as “Rising Stars”

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Attorneys David Casey and Kristen Lonergan Were Selected to the Super Lawyers Wisconsin Rising Stars List for 2019.

Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C. is thrilled to announce that Super Lawyers has named Attorneys David Casey and Kristen Lonergan to its Wisconsin Rising Stars list, yet again. This is the third such recognition for Attorney Casey, and the seventh for Attorney Lonergan.

Casey and Lonergan are humbled by the recognition. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The purpose behind the ratings is to create a resource for attorneys and residents searching for legal counsel. The selection process includes peer nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by attorneys. All private practice and legal aid attorneys are eligible for consideration if they are 40 years or younger, or if they have been in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Wisconsin are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to be named to the Wisconsin Rising Stars list. Unlike many other professional ratings organizations, lawyers are not required to “pay in” to receive this recognition.

Casey graduated from Thomas Cooley Law School Magna Cum Laude in 2009. His law practice is focused primarily on criminal defense. In his years of practice, he has gained a reputation for his trial skills and for his willingness to fight for his clients. He represents people accused of crimes in a broad range of cases, from misdemeanors to high-profile felonies like sexual assault and drug matters. 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. Outside of his professional activities, Casey contributes to the Wausau community by serving as head coach for his son’s sixth-grade basketball team and supporting his daughter’s endeavors in local theater productions.

Lonergan graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010. Her main areas of practice are family law and representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters such as car accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, dog bites and insurance coverage disputes. She also handles cases in the areas of employment law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. Lonergan serves her professional community by acting as Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Mock Trial Program Casewriting Committee and by volunteering as a judge for local and statewide mock trial competitions. Lonergan 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 the Wausau community by serving 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 serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Marathon County Child Development Agency (Head Start). She is the immediate Past-President of the Marathon County Bar Association.

About Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C.

Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C. has served the legal needs of Wausau and north-central Wisconsin for almost 90 years. In that time, the firm has engrained itself in the community and solidified its position as a premier choice for a wide range of legal needs. As a full-service law firm, the attorneys at Crooks, Low & Connell are accepting new clients in a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense; family and divorce law; estate planning and probate; personal injury; business, commercial, employment and real estate matters; and general civil litigation.

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