Kristi Lemanski

Associate

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Experienced, intuitive, and practical, Kristi Lemanski welcomes the challenge of developing pragmatic and effective solutions to complex litigation. Employing her passion for analyzing and solving problems, she begins early in the litigation process, assembling the facts, analyzing claims, coordinating discovery, developing strategies, and crafting motions that are designed to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. Her approach is disciplined and efficient, focusing on the important details in order to achieve a thorough understanding of the big picture.

Kristi manages cases in the areas of insurance, class action, product liability, toxic tort, personal injury, civil rights, and general commercial litigation. Assured and confident, she is well-versed in all levels and stages of litigation, having appeared in state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels. Her passion for clear and compelling writing has served her well, and she possesses an impressive track record of resolving complex cases with persuasive motions and appellate briefs. She is also a trained and astute mediator who puts her knowledge, intuition, and common sense to work tirelessly advocating for her clients and their interests inside and outside the courtroom.

When she’s not practicing law, Kristi enjoys hiking the trails in the San Francisco Bay Area and exploring national parks with her husband and their intrepid golden retriever.


  • Education

      • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2008, with honors
        • Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Concentration
        • Certified Mediator, Cook County Circuit Court
        • Bluhm Legal Clinic, Juvenile Delinquency & School Law
        • Public Service Star
      • University of Wisconsin, B.S., Psychology and English, 2003, with honors

    Bar Admissions

      • California
      • Wisconsin
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Professional Memberships

      • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
      • Young Lawyers Steering Committee, Vice-Chair of the Women in Law Subcommittee
      • Young Lawyer Liaison to the greater DRI Women in the Law Committee
      • Northwestern Law Alumni Club
      • American Bar Association