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Kris Thelen - Waukesha, WI

400 W. Moreland Blv.Suite #A Waukesha, WI 53188

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Updated: 11/20/2023

Waukesha Divorce Lawyer

Overview

Kris grew up in the Seattle area. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, she attended law school at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1991.

​Kris began practicing law in Lansing, Michigan, but returned back to Wisconsin in 1994 and began growing her family practice. In 1997, she helped form the law firm of Brazil, Thelen & Benske, S.C...

Kris grew up in the Seattle area. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, she attended law school at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1991.

​Kris began practicing law in Lansing, Michigan, but returned back to Wisconsin in 1994 and began growing her family practice. In 1997, she helped form the law firm of Brazil, Thelen & Benske, S.C. When the firm decided to take alternate paths, the law firm of Thelen & Associates, LLC was launched.

Kris practices in all of the courts of Southeastern Wisconsin handling all family law matters, including child support, custody, placement and visitation. She also handles cases involving alimony (maintenance), property division, pre-nuptials/ante-nuptial agreements and cohabitation. She has also handled numerous matters before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Kris is a member of the family sections of the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Waukesha County Bar Association, Society of Family Lawyers and Wisconsin Association of Mediators. She was also named a "Wisconsin Super Lawyer" in an evaluation by her peers.

About Kris Thelen

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Child Custody
  • Placement
  • Visitation
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post-nuptials
  • Cohabitation
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Same Sex Litigation

Representative Cases

  • King v. King (1999)
  • Simmons v. Simmons (2000)
  • Watkins v. Watkins (2001)
  • Weissgerber v. Weissgerber (2000)
  • Belsha v. Circuit Court For Waukesha County (2003)
  • David B. v. Stephanie C.S. (2002)
  • Iracki v. Iracki (1999)
  • Claudia L. v. John F.M. (1998)
  • Abdullah v. Abdullah (2008)
  • State v. J.J.M
  • Vogt v. Ewerdt
  • Cruz-Guerra v. Madigan
  • Hartford v. Hartford
  • Glider v. Glider
  • Jachowicz v. Jachowicz
  • Sondgerath v. Fleury

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • Michigan, 1991
  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section (Member)
  • National Association of Counsel for Children (Member)
  • Society of Family Lawyers (Member)
  • Waukesha Bar Association, Family Law Section (Member)
  • Wisconsin Association of Mediators (Member)
  • Wisconsin Justinian Society (Member)
  • National Justinian Society (Member)
  • Inns Of Court, October 1, 2012 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Waukesha County Bar

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1991
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1988
    B.A. Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

400 W. Moreland Blv.Suite #A Waukesha, WI 53188

Fax

  • 262-547-2767

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Kris Thelen

Included on the 2023 Wisconsin list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kris Thelen on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 2006 Super Lawyers
  • 2015 Top 10 in Client Satisfaction from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers

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