Julie Kaepernick

Julie is the senior employee in the firm having started as a legal secretary in 1981. She is a graduate of Fox Valley Lutheran High School and attended the secretarial science program at Fox Valley Technical Institute. Over her tenure with the firm, she has worked in virtually all areas of trial law. For many years, Julie has served as the office manager. She also coordinates the activities of the personal injury section in all our offices. Julie enjoys reading, traveling and working on her house.

Meghan Petters

Meghan has been with the firm since 2004. She has served as a paralegal to numerous attorneys throughout her time at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., focusing primarily on family law. Meghan is a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication processes, with an emphasis in electronic media. Meghan currently serves as the marketing and social media coordinator for the firm. She is a member of the Marketing Committee for Appleton Downtown, Inc. Meghan resides in the Appleton area with her husband and daughters. Outside of work Meghan enjoys music, movies, baking, traveling, writing, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Eckes

Rebecca joined the firm in 2014. She currently works in the family law section as a paralegal to attorney Stacy J. Schlemmer. Rebecca graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an associate degree in paralegal studies. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys making wood signs and participating in craft fairs with her side business, REdeSIGNS by Rebecca. She also loves to camp with her family and spend time with friends.

Sue Stahl

Sue joined the firm in as a paralegal to Attorney Amy M. Risseeuw in our Personal Injury section in 2018. She is originally from Racine, WI. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Sue worked at law firms in Milwaukee, Racine, Appleton and Rochester Hills, MI. She currently lives in the Appleton area with her husband and three children. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family and friends, and she enjoys cooking and going to concerts.

Katie Shipley

Katie joined the firm in 2019, after Shanley Law merged with Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.  She is the paralegal to Attorney Devin C. Shanley, having worked in many areas of law, including estate planning, family law, business law and criminal. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a pre-law minor, from Marian College. She has an associate degree in police science from Chippewa Valley Technical College. Katie is also a State Bar of Wisconsin certified paralegal.

Jessica Fortune

Jessica joined the firm as a part time receptionist in 2020. She had previously worked with us as a paralegal intern. Jessica graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in December of 2019 with an associate degree in paralegal studies. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. majoring in Organizational Leadership. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her 3 children, who keep her very busy. She enjoys outdoor music events, reading, traveling and playing on volleyball leagues.