Kristen S. Scheuerman
Kristen S. Scheuerman
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Kristen (Knutson) Scheuerman joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2011 as an Associate Attorney, after clerking with the firm for over a year. In 2016, she was named a Partner/Shareholder. Kristen’s practice is primarily devoted to personal injury litigation.
Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Kristen graduated from Appleton East High School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University. After working in corporate America for just over five years, Kristen enrolled at Marquette University Law School and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010.
Kristen's practice also includes some appellate work in a variety of practice areas. In 2014, Kristen was involved in a case that was argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court to determine the rights of injured parties to access UIM and UM insurance coverages during the "Truth in Auto" era. The high court ultimately held that the insurance companies could not deny access to benefits in these types of cases. The outcome of Belding and its companion-cases remain to this day one of Kristen’s proudest achievements because of the impact those cases had on Wisconsin law and injured parties throughout the State.
Kristen has been recognized and named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyer "Rising Star" list for a number of years and was also named to the "Top 40 Under 40" membership by the National Trial Lawyers organization in 2014. She was also an Avvo Client’s Choice for Personal Injury that same year. Kristen earned additional accolades in 2015 and 2016 as a "Top 10 Attorney Under 40" for the State of Wisconsin by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
An especially meaningful accolade was Kristen’s inclusion in the Wisconsin Law Journal’s “2016 Women in the Law” honorees. 2016 also saw her success in a statewide election to be voted onto the Wisconsin State Bar’s Litigation Section Board and she was recently elected to serve as Treasurer of the section.
Kristen is an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers), where she sits on the Board of Directors and serves as a member of the Executive committee, while also serving as one of the Program Chairs for the organization's Education Program Committee, acting as Chair of the New Lawyer’s Section, and serving as Vice-Chair of the Women’s Caucus. Kristen's dedicated involvement with WAJ allows her to maintain a critical working knowledge of legislative changes and proposed legislation that affect her clients' rights. She is also proud to serve as a trustee for the Justice Fund, allowing her to add her voice to the political climate and work towards electing officials who share her commitment to the civil justice system and the best interests of her clients and injured people throughout Wisconsin.
Areas of Practice:
- Personal Injury
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2013
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 2003
Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards:
Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016
“Top 40 Under 40,” The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
“Client’s Choice for Personal Injury,” AVVO, 2014
“Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40,” National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015 - 2016
2016 Women in the Law honoree, The Wisconsin Law Journal
Enhancing Your Chances of Settling At Mediation, The Verdict, Volume 36:4, Fall 2013
Myth Busters: The Truth About Medicare Reporting, Conditional Payments, and Set Asides, The Verdict, Volume 39:1, Winter 2016.
Embracing Technology In and Out of the Courtroom, The Verdict, Volume 39:2, Spring 2016.
Requesting Medical Records in a “HITECH” Age, Wisconsin State Bar Litigation Section Blog, March 2017.
Pro Hac Vice Admission: To Sponsor or Not to Sponsor, That is the Question, WAJ Women's Caucus Seminar, September 2012
The Ethics of Pro Hac Vice Admission, The Outagamie County Bar Association, December 2012
The "Drive Other Car" Exclusion As A Means To Limit Stacking During Truth in Auto, WAJ Women's Caucus Seminar, September 2013
Handling Divorced Parents in Wrongful Death Cases Involving a Child, WAJ Spring Seminar, March 2014
The Continued Evolution of Rimes and Making Clients Whole, WAJ Women’s Caucus Seminar, September 2015
Medicare 101: A Primer on Payments and the Portal, WAJ Spring Seminar, March 2016
The HITECH Headache and How to Alleviate It, WAJ Winter Seminar, December 2016
Marital Property Agreements- Drafting Tips and Enforceability From a Divorce Attorney’s Perspective, Fox Valley Estate Planning Council, March 2017
The HITECH Headache, WAJ Spring Seminar, March 2017
Mediare Set-Aside Update: Will Liability Medicare Set-Asides Be Required October 1, 2017, WAJ Summer Seminar, July 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Board of Directors
Education Program Committee, Program Chair
New Lawyer’s Section, Chair
Women’s Caucus, Vice-Chair
Justice Fund, Trustee
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Litigation Section, Board Member, Treasurer
Outagamie County Bar Association
Member, President 2015 - 2016
Association for Women Lawyers
American Bar Association
National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals
Wisconsin Election Protection
Past Employment Positions:
JJ Keller & Associates Inc., KellerSoft Coordinator, 2003 - 2006
Krueger International, Inc., Regional Inside Sales Manager, 2006 - 2008