Lindner & Marsack, S.C., announced today that three attorneys – Kristofor Hanson, Chelsie Springstead and Melissa Stone – will become equity shareholders in the growing Milwaukee-based firm effective January 1, 2020.
Hanson represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters with a heavy emphasis on traditional labor law, collective bargaining, contract administration and labor relations. He also has significant experience handling employment discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave Act and disability claims, and disputes arising under the National Labor Relations Act. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association; a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Curative Care Network; and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at UW-Whitewater. He has been recognized several times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Springstead joined Lindner & Marsack, S.C. in 2009. Her practice focuses on worker’s compensation defense, employment defense, subrogation, and Medicare-related issues. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on worker’s compensation, employment law, and Medicare-related topics, and also provides training to employers and insurance carriers in these areas. Springstead has been very active in the worker’s compensation community throughout her career, having recently been named as President of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Forum Board and serving for years as Secretary and Treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys in the past. She has been recognized several times as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Stone, who has been with the firm since 2012, has been exclusively practicing worker’s compensation defense and subrogation for more than a decade. In her practice, she represents insurance carriers and self-insured employers, providing legal guidance and counsel on highly complex situations, as well as establishing action plans for case investigation and litigation through hearings and appeals. Stone is a frequent lecturer and presenter on worker’s compensation law topics in Wisconsin and she is a Board Member for the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA).
Springstead and Stone are both members of Lindner & Marsack’s highly regarded worker’s compensation defense team, which received a ‘first tier’ ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
Firm President Oyvind Wistrom looks forward to starting the new year with an ever-deepening leadership team. “Our focus every single day is to serve as management’s most trusted partner and advisor,” he says. “The challenges faced by employers are more complex and multi-faceted than ever, and our commitment to help clients navigate challenges is stronger than ever. Kris, Chelsie and Melissa bring decades of experience and proven results in helping our clients mitigate risk, manage costs and, ultimately, be successful.”