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Kara M. Burgos

Insurance Attorney at La Crosse, WI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Kara, a New York native, holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Saint Bonaventure University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from MarquetteUniversity.  She is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and both districts of the federal system. Kara, a partner with Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd., joined the firm in 1995.  She is a member of the La Crosse County Bar Association, serving as secretary 1997-1998, and President of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel.  She is the President of the Board of Directors for Bethany St. Joseph’s Corporation, La Crosse, Wisconsin.


In 2000, Kara was selected, by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to serve on the Special Preliminary Review Panel for the Office of Lawyer Regulation.  This panel investigates ethical complaints against lawyers.  Kara was the Panel’s Chairperson in 2007 until her lifetime term(s) expired.  She is current Chair of District 5 of the Office of Lawyer Regulation.  Kara is Court Commissioner for La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Ramona A. Gonzalez.  Judge Gonzalez appointed her November, 2006.  Previously, she was appointed Court Commissioner by Judge Dennis G. Montabon. 


Kara works extensively with plaintiffs and defendants in many different areas including family, civil, and business law, as well as working with the mentally ill, developmentally disabled and elderly populations.  She has authored several briefs published in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and articles published in scholarly journals.  She was voted by her peers across the State as a “Rising Star” in a national publication in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011.



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Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd.
201 Main St # 700
La Crosse, WI, 54601-0718
Kara M. Burgos
PO Box 786
La Crosse, WI, 54602-0786
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Posted by Yongmi | June 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kara represented my wife and I in the argues appeal phase of our guardianship request for our then 22 year old mentally disabled daughter. She fought social services, the corporation council of Monroe county, and system. Kara performed as if her daughter was the daughter being taken away; a rock star performer------- in a word.
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Posted by Meghan | August 26, 2014
Impeccable attorney!
I cannot praise Kara enough. Not only is she extremely intelligent and kind, but is compassionate to the situation! She is with you, helping you every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
Knowledgeable attorney, excellent communication
Kara explained every step of the process very clearly. She was very responsive to all of my inquiries. I like that she was very responsive via email since that is my preferred method of communication. She always made sure i was ready for the next step and communicated everything to me immediately. I would definitely recommend Kara.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor
  • Western Technical College
  • 2011 - Present
  • Student Legal Advisor
  • University of Wisconin - La Crosse
  • 1996 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd.
  • 1995 - Present


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Saint Bonaventure University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kapus v. United Fire & Cas. Co.
  • Noffke ex. rel. Swanson v. Bakke
  • Fischer v. Midwest Ins. Co.


  • Office of Lawyer Regulation
  • District 5 Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bethany St. Joseph's Corporation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Western Technical College
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women's Fund of Greater La Crosse, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Office of Lawyer Regulation, Special Preliminary Review Panel
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • La Crosse Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Lawyer magazine
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Lawyer magazine
  • 2006


  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel Journal
  • Excusable Neglect Not a Factor in Relief from Default for Extraordinary Circumstances
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Negligence Section
  • Deposition Techniques
  • 2013
  • Through the Eyes of a Child
  • Guardian ad Litem Practice
  • 2009
  • Annual Spring Conference
  • Recreational Immunity
  • 2009
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara is a highly skilled civil litigator. I worked with and against her on many cases and she is tough but fair."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"There are good reasons Kara has repeatedly been recognized as a Rising Star. She is a very powerful advocate for her clients because: 1. She has built a reputation as being no-nonsense, 2. she is very good at evaluating a case or a position for its strengths and weaknesses, and 3. she is very good at legal research and writing. When she says something in court or in a letter or pleading, judges and other attorneys listen and give her input strong consideration in a way most other attorneys would envy."
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La Crosse Insurance Lawyer Kara M. Burgos
Kara M. Burgos
Insurance Attorney
La Crosse, WI
Licensed for 29 years