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Christopher Sean Krimmer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
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Christopher is an owner of Forward Legal Services, Inc.   Christopher has practiced law for over 25 years and exclusively in family law for over 20 years. He is greatly respected throughout the state and have received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in family law. His practice areas include divorce, legal separation, annulment, child custody and placement, child support, alimony/maintenance, same-sex divorces, marital property agreements and grandparent visitation rights.  

He has given over a hundred presentations in his career to various groups including the judiciary and lawyers throughout the country on topics of interest in family law.   He was an Adjunct Professor of Law with Marquette University Law School for over 10 years.  He is hte lead author of three legal books and numerous published articles in such publications as Wisconsin Lawyer,  Wisconsin Journal of Family Law,  and Inside Track by the Wisconsin State Bar.   He has been profiled in print and media and has been a guest legal expert on several radio and television news programs.   He is a Fellow of the esteemed group of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is the only local attorney who is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  

 

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Christopher Krimmer Legal Services
440 Science Drive
Suite 201
Madison, WI, 53711

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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christopher Krimmer was the best advocate for my case I could have asked for.
Three years ago in the midst of a long stretch of clinical depression I hired Christopher to represent me in my divorce case. I was unable to stand up for, or advocate for myself in almost anyway due to be being shut down communicatively and emotionally. I really needed someone in my corner. My case with my ex was not particularly combative but there were some issues for which Christopher really needed to push and stand firm with regard to my child custody, child support and alimony issues. He was fantastic with regard to defending me and getting for me the best settlements possible. I firmly believe he recognized the delicate position I was in and did everything he could to stand up for me and defend my rights as an ex spouse and parent. I felt at ease in his hands and like he truly had my best interests at heart. I could go on and on however I would simply be repeating myself. Christopher is an excellent communicator,smart as a whip,caring,a great problem solver among many other glowing attributes. Christopher was recommended to my by my ex neighbor who happened to be himself, a family court judge. I could not have been happier with my representation and don't think for a minute I could have found a more dedicated or qualified lawyer in town to represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and quietly confident
After having a bad experience with another family law attorney, I felt very reassured having Christopher in my corner. He is kind and fair, yet bold and aggressive when he needed to advocate for me. He also understands the financial impacts of divorce and knows how to negotiate in tense discussions
Posted by Steven | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce Lawyer in Madison!
Christopher Krimmer was excellent as my divorce attorney. He was always well prepared and made a difficult divorce almost enjoyable. I learned a lot about the legal system working with Mr. Krimmer and he prepared me well for the hearings and arbitration. I would whole heartedly recommend him for anyone looking for an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney!
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Posted by Stephanie | April 12, 2019
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Outstanding Compassionate Professional
Christopher and his staff were extremely helpful and responsive to all my questions and concerns. Their compassion and diligence was above and beyond what I had hoped for, and I am certain that I would never have reached a positive resolution without their help. I would recommend Christoper and his staff to anyone needing legal advice or assistance. If the option was available, I would vote six stars!!!
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Posted by JoJean | April 2, 2019
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A Great Lawyer
I hired Christopher to assist me with a family law matter which is always an extremely stressful experience. I was very confident and prepared by the time we attended my hearing because of Christopher’s thorough research - he was extremely organized and has years of experience. He is an excellent and timely communicator and guided me through every step of the way. Christopher welcomed all of my questions and did an excellent job of calming all of my anxiety. I would wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Krimmer to anyone.
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Posted by John | May 2, 2018
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Great Experience, Knowledgeable, compassion, highly recommended.
Christopher did an outstanding job, this was my first time ever hiring an attorney, and he knows what he is doing. His understanding of the law and court proceedings helped me get through my ordeal. I will highly recommend his services and expertise to anyone that needs him. He guided me throughout the process, was very attentive to any questions I had, and his conduct was very professional. His work ethic was great and I believe the way he prepared himself was even better. After two years of going through divorce and custody I got divorced and was awarded 50/50 for joint custody and physical placement for my 4 children when my ex wanted 100% placement. I will highly recommend Christopher in the future to anyone that needs an attorney. PS: The office staff supporting Christopher was also courteous and responsive.
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Posted by Tracie | February 20, 2018
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Trustworthy
Christopher and his assistant Cody were wonderful and I would highly recommend them! They are very trustworthy, detailed, and competent. I felt like someone had my back during a very difficult time.
Posted by Joan | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, competent, articulate, professional!
I was referred to Christopher by a divorce attorney in Milwaukee who was one of his law school students years ago. I hired him for my divorce and I found him to be very clear & honest in his advice as he explained clearly how the law works so I understood all of my options. He was priced fairly and he was frugal with my money and only charged me for the time he spent on my case. He always returned my calls and emails and was very accessible which made me feel like I was an important client even though I think I might have been a small case and he is really sought after, I never felt that way!! He is kind, diplomatic, listens, professional, knowledgeable and articulate. He would take my ramblings and turn them into the most eloquent written word. We should all be so skilled! At a stressful time in my life I was so relieved to know that my divorce was in the hands of a competent and kind attorney. I recommend him with enthusiasm!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2017
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Great lawyer and supporting staff
We recently went through a change of primary placement for our daughter. Honestly, we met with Christopher and Cody because the lawyer we wanted to meet with was busy. He was nice enough to do the discovery meeting and get our case going for the other lawyer. (He made time for us, even though he knew we weren't there for him). Very quickly we realized they were the right choice for us and there was no reason to meet with, what we thought, was our first choice lawyer. Both Christopher and Cody did a wonderful job of quickly communicating with us and explaining the process. While we were prepared to take this all the way to court, thankfully, we came to an agreement prior. They handled the paperwork and the next thing we knew, our 13yr old daughter is living a new life with us and attending her new school in less than a month. Had this gone to court, I would've been confident in Christopher's ability. However, it speaks to his ability that it didn't come to that. A very well worded stipulation and court order request made the case very clear to the mother that she wasn't going to win. The fight was over before it began. If you're looking for an excellent lawyer with amazing support staff who really care about the outcome of your case, look no further. Thank you Christopher and Cody!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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An Extraordinary Attorney
I hired Christopher after meeting with well over a dozen other highly regarded divorce attorneys in the Madison area. I knew choosing my divorce attorney was going to be a huge, life-altering decision, (after all, (obviously most importantly) custody of my kids and my assets were on the line) so I devoted a TON of time and research into making my decision the right one. Christopher immediately stood out during our consultation as extremely bright, knowledgable, experienced, savvy, patient, quick to answer every question with in-depth responses, understanding of how upset I was but informing me of the process, up-front/honest about some of the challenges we might face regarding my case (no sugar coating), and remarkably kind. I researched him at nauseum and found nothing but excellent client and peer reviews prior to hiring him. The aforementioned qualities did not change or fade one bit during my entire experience and time with Christopher and his availability and communication was always top-notch. Christopher's going to tell you what is best for you as his client, even if it's not what you want to hear because you're angry, irrational, or spiteful. He had a way of refocusing me on our long-term goals during my times of anger, feeling hopeless, and irrationality during my divorce--that was really important in retrospect. Divorce is a terrible thing to go through, no matter who you hire, but I know I was extremely lucky to have Christopher's experience, knowledge, and reassuring/kind nature on my side. The fact that he's a remarkably kind, caring, and decent man is icing on the cake; it just so happened the brightest and best attorney I could find had those qualities. Again, I was very lucky to find him. Christopher was seemingly one step ahead of my wife's attorney at every turn. He will fight for you and he's VERY sharp and bright. He's truly excellent at what he does. I never hesitated to contact him with questions or concerns, but ultimately I let him utilize his expertise in the decision making department; something I'm so glad I did now that reflect on my experience. Going through all that I did without his experience, extraordinary expertise, and calming presence by my side is unimaginable in retrospect. Divorce is terrible, no couple thinks it's going to be them. However, it happens and you're going to need a great, not good, attorney fighting for you when it does--and Christopher is amazing at what he does. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the outcome of my case. I can't recommend Christopher enough.
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Posted by Kristen | February 13, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Attorney Krimmer was recommended to me after I was not satisfied with the attorney currently handling my divorce. I immediately found Christopher to be responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. He guided me through the painful process with compassion and helped me keep the bigger picture in sight. He kept me well informed and articulated the law and my options. My divorce was resolved as timely and smoothly as it did, due to Christopher's competence and responsiveness. I believe without him representing me, my divorce would have taken much longer with less positive results. I highly recommend Attorney Krimmer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
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Excellent Results
I highly recommend Christopher Krimmer for any family law matter. My challenges started with my ex-wife serving papers less than a week before the hearing. Christopher was able to pick up this very complicated and contentious case and put everything into timely order. With the critical time constraint presented to me Christopher was extremely sensitive to my needs and concerns. At the hearing Christopher successfully defended me from me ex-wife’s challenges. If you find yourself backed into a corner with a soon to be ex-partner or have continuing issues with an ex-partner Christopher is the attorney for you.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2013
Excellent Experience
I recently worked with Christopher to develop an estate plan for my family. I found him highly competent, professional, and trustworthy. In fact, Christopher talked me out of additional legal work that, as it turns out, was unnecessary. As someone who lives off of, "billable hours," I found this quite surprising and refreshing. His honesty, combined with his legal acumen, are second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2013
very good lawyer
Christopher is very understanding about the stress you undergo while in a dispute and very caring about my kids mental state. He knew what i wanted without even having to tell him that I wouldn't settle for less! Christopher is very knowledgeable at what he does and it feels great to know you have someone with his personality and knowledge representing you with something that id have no idea how to handle. Thanks for everything christopher!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens, S.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Balisle & Roberson, S.C.
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Marquette University Law School
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Professor
  • University Of Phoenix
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Leader in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2014
  • Super Professors
  • Faculty Row
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • AIDS Network
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the year
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • AIDS Network
  • 2007
  • Executive Director's Award
  • AIDS Network
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year
  • AIDS Network
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Pinnacle Publications
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Wisconsin publication
  • The Wolf v. Walker Decision
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
  • I Blame the Good Wife for My Disappointed Clients
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin
  • 2014
  • Our Lives
  • Maximizing Marriage Rights in Wisconsin
  • 2014
  • Our Lives
  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Divorce
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • The Gay Dviorce: When Same-Sex Marriages End
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Lawyer magazine
  • Domestic Partnership Benefits Challenged in Wisconsin
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin Journal of Family Law
  • Representing Gay and Lesbian Clients
  • 2009
  • The Business Journal
  • Business Owners in Divorce
  • 2007
  • Wiscosnin Lawyer
  • HIV Confidentiality: Who has the Right to Know?
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Nursing Law in Wisconsin
  • 1999
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division
  • HIV and Your Rights: A Legal Guide to Wisconsin Law
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wisonsin Judicial Conference
  • Family Law in the context of Same Sex Marriage
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Same-Sex Marriage: An Update
  • 2014
  • National Webcast
  • Same-Sex Divorce and Legal Separation
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning for Single Parents
  • 2014
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • Family Law Litigation
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference
  • Nontraditional Family Law Protections
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference
  • LGBT Rights in Wisconsin
  • 2014
  • Affordable Care Act, Windsor and Other Timely Family Law Issues
  • National Considerations of Same-Sex Marriage
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • Strategies in Dealing with Difficult People in Divorce
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • Discovery Strategies in Divorce
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • The Hague Convention
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Issues
  • Child Custody Litigation
  • 2014
  • 15th Annual Elder Law Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Webcast
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Past, Present and Future
  • 2013
  • State Bar Webcast
  • Same-Sex Marrinage in Wisconsin
  • 2013
  • Litigating Financial Issues in Divorce
  • High Asset Divorces
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Community Property Law
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • U.S. Supreme Court Developments
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Lesbian and Gay Dissolutions
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Domestic Partnerships in Wisconsin
  • 2013
  • Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce
  • Handling Complex Financial Divorces
  • 2012
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • Divorce Litigation Strategies
  • 2012
  • Complex Child Custody and Support Issues
  • Custody Litigation Strategies
  • 2012
  • Child Custody and Personality Profiles in Divorce
  • Personality Profiles of Parents in Custody Disputes
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference
  • Same-Sex Dissolutions in Wiscconsin
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference
  • And Baby Makes Three: Gay and Lesbian Parenting
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference
  • Marital Property Law in Wisconsin
  • 2012
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Basic Divorce Procedure
  • 2011
  • Evolving Realm of Family Law
  • Paternity Legal Issues
  • 2011
  • Annual Conference
  • Marital Property Law iin Wisconsin
  • 2011
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Advanced Divorce Procedure
  • 2011
  • Advaned Family Law
  • Divorce Litigation Strategies
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Christopher for over a decade, first as a colleague and now, frequently, as opposing counsel in divorce and paternity cases. Words that come to mind when describing Christopher include exceedingly experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is a kind-hearted individual, but a tenacious advocate who keeps his client's best interests in mind at all times. He'll fiercely represents his clients' interests, but will do so in a professional and reasonable manner. Christopher is an excellent writer, speaker, and mediator, and is highly respected among attorneys, commissioners, and judges in and around Dane County. He is on my short list of attorneys to whom I refer parties in need of excellent counsel. I highly endorse Christopher Krimmer."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Christopher 100%. We previously worked together in the same firm, and since have had several cases opposite each other. He is always highly prepared and is a great advocate for his client. Opposing counsel must raise their game when Christopher is involved. Very skilled."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christopher is passionate about helping his clients navigate the legal system and the divorce process. He responds quickly to emails and phone calls and genuinely cares about his clients and their case outcomes."

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Madison Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher Sean Krimmer
Christopher Sean Krimmer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 26 years
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