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Kris grew up in the Seattle area.  After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, she attended law school at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1991.


​Kris began practicing law in Lansing, Michigan but returned back to Wisconsin in 1994 and began growing her family practice.  In 1997 she helped form the law firm of Brazil, Thelen & Benske, S.C.  When the firm decided to take alternate paths, the law firm of Thelen & Associates, LLC was launched.
Kris practices in all of the courts of South-Eastern Wisconsin handling all family law matters including child support, custody, placement, and visitation.  She also handles cases involving alimony (maintenance), property division, pre-nuptials/ante-nuptial agreements, and cohabitation.  She has also handled numerous matters before the WI Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Kris is a member of the family sections of the Wisconsin Bar Association, and Waukesha County Bar Association, Society of Family Lawyers, and Wisconsin Association of Mediators. She was also named a "Wisconsin Super Lawyer" in an evaluation by her peers. Kris, her husband, and five kids live in Waukesha County.  She enjoys kids sports, camping, and family time. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Alimony: 20%
  4. Prenuptials: 20%
  5. Child Support: 20%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Neil T. Magner

    I endorse this lawyer. Kris is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Neil Magner Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paulette A. Brazil

    I have had the priviledge of working with Attorney Thelen for more than 17 years. Attorney Thelen has extensive experience in all aspects of family law. She is a strong advocate who looks out for her clients interests throughout the family law process. I endorse Attorney Thelen.


    Paulette Brazil Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Thelen & Associates, LLC

1553 E. Racine Avenue.
Waukesha, WI, 53186-5600


WIGood Standing199103/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 BestAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThelen & Asssociaties, LLC1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association of MediatorsMember2009 - Present
Wisconsin Justinian Society of LawyersMember2003 - Present
National Justian SocietyMember2003 - Present
Society of Family LawyersMember1998 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMember1991 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1984 - Present
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember1998 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988