Kristen Nelson

Kristen Nelson

Associate with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law
  • Wisconsin
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Summary

Kristen Nelson is an associate with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to joining the firm, Kristen was a solo practitioner in private practice, specializing in criminal and health care defense. She has represented clients before the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Wisconsin Department of Hearings and Appeals, Wisconsin State Courts, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kristen graduated from DePaul University College of Law, earning a Health Law Certificate along with her law degree. In September 2012, she became licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.

Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Kristen worked for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations in its Health Related Prosecutions unit. Working for a state regulatory agency trained her to understand the complicated set of laws, rules, and regulations that a healthcare professional may be accused of violating. It also gave her a unique perspective on the impact resulting from an administrative investigation, civil lawsuit, and/or criminal investigation.

Kristen lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin with her family where they are currently restoring a historic home in the downtown area. When not working on house projects, she serves on the Cedarburg Friends of the Library Board and volunteers as her daughter’s Daisy Scout Leader.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Professional Licensure
  • Health Care Fraud Investigations and Litigation
  • White Collar Investigations and Defense
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Wisconsin
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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
- Current
Department Manager
Bergdorf Goodman
- Current
Attorney
NelsonHill Law
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Senior Law Clerk in Health Related Prosecutions
Illinois Department of Finanacial and Professional Regulations
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Law Clerk
Heller & Richmond
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Law Clerk Intern
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
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Store Leader
Restoration Hardware
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Regional Manager
MaxMara
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Store Manager
MaxMara
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Associate Buyer
Saks Fifth Avenue
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Assistant Manager
Hermes of Paris
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Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S.
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DePaul University
J.D. | Law
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Awards
Fellow
Wisconsin Law Foundation
Professional Associations
Wisconsin Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Milwaukee Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Health Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Association for Women Lawyers
Member
Current
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Contact & Map
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
330 East Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Telephone: (414) 271-1440
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed