Emily I. Lonergan

Emily I. Lonergan

Attorney
Location:
Appleton, Wisconsin
Phone:
920-944-3209
Fax:
920-831-0165
Email:

Emily joined Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., in 2017, after practicing law at a law firm in Milwaukee for six years. She practices in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Emily has participated in numerous jury trials representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters and defendants in criminal cases. She treats her clients as individuals who are not defined by the circumstances in which they find themselves.

Emily has been named a Rising Star by Milwaukee Magazine since 2013, and an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2015. She has also received special recognition by the State Bar of Wisconsin for exemplary performance as a Mock Trial Coach, and is one of two lawyers in Wisconsin to receive the Wisconsin Law Foundation's Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence in 2017.

Emily currently serves as a member of the Public Education Committee and as Chair of the Mock Trial Program, which provides programming to high school students through the state. She volunteers her time with Wisconsin Election Protection, and lectures attorneys across the state on election law and voting rights. Emily has presented at seminars for the Wisconsin Association for Justice on various matters relating to personal injury.

After graduating from law school, Emily volunteered as a moot court coach for Marquette University Law School, a Special Olympics track coach, and as a mock trial coach for a high school in Milwaukee.

Emily graduated from Marquette University Law School cum laude in 2011, having participated in the Marquette Pre-Law Scholars Program, which allowed her to complete her undergraduate degree and juris doctorate in six years. During law school, Emily served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Association, President of the Marquette Chapter of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, and Vice-President of the Association for Women in Law. She also competed on Marquette's AAJ National Trial Team participating in national mock trial competitions focusing on civil law, and a national moot court completion focusing on criminal law. In addition, Emily took part in the final round of a moot court competition judged by federal appellate and district court judges and won the school's award for Best Oral Advocate.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2011

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: Marquette Pre-Law Scholars Program
    • Honors: Chief Justice, Moot Court Association
    • Honors: President, Marquette Chapter of the Wisconsin Association for Justice
    • Honors: Vice-President, Association for Women in Law
    • Honors: Competed on Marquette’s AAJ National Trial Team
    • Honors: Competed on National Moot Court
    • Honors: Awarded for Best Oral Advocate
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 2009

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, Seminar, Wisconsin Association for Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Named as Rising Star by Milwaukee Magazine since 2013
  • Named as Up and Coming Lawyer by Wisconsin Law Journal, 2015
  • Received Special Recognition by the State Bar of Wisconsin for exemplary performance as a Mock Trial Coach
  • Received Wisconsin Law Foundation’s Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wisconsin Election Protection, Volunteer
  • Moot Court Coach, Marquette University Law School
  • Special Olympics Track Coach, Marquette University Law School