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Chelsie D. Springstead

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"The law is reason free from passion." - Aristotle

Chelsie Springstead

Professional Experience

Chelsie D. Springstead is a shareholder of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Ms. Springstead’s current legal practice is focused on defending worker's compensation claims for the insurance industry and self-insured employers, along with handling subrogation and Medicare issues. Prior to joining Lindner & Marsack S.C., Ms. Springstead was an associate at Cermele & Associates, S.C. where she represented law enforcement officers in worker's compensation claims, grievance appeals, citizen complaints, First Amendment issues and claims under the FMLA and FLSA. 

Ms. Springstead received her law degree from Marquette University Law School where she also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution and her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois where she double majored in English and Speech Communication. While in law school, Ms. Springstead worked as an intern for the Waukesha County Public Defender's Office and the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. 

Ms. Springstead is a frequent speaker and lecturer on worker’s compensation, labor and employment law, and Medicare-related topics and also provides training to employers and insurance carriers in these areas. She is a member of the Lindner & Marsack worker’s compensation defense team which received a ‘first tier’ ranking by U.S. News and World Reports. Ms. Springstead is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA), the Milwaukee Insurance Adjusters Association (MIAA), and a member of the Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin board. She is also currently the President of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Forum Board, a founding member of the Wisconsin Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation, and Treasurer of the National Worker’s Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN).



Bar admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2008
    Public Interest Law Society Fellow
    Dean's List
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 2005
    Major: English and Speech Communications
    James Scholar
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars.


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Insurance Adjusters Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Forum Board, President
  • National Worker's Compensation Defense Network, Treasurer
  • Kids' Chance of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation, Founding Member
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  • "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers, 2013 - 2018