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Christine Bruen

Criminal defense Attorney at Appleton, WI

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While I am relatively new to Wisconsin, I bring years of professional experience to my role as an associate attorney at J. Kippa Law. I have both civil and criminal litigation in my background, but vastly prefer the world of criminal law. My primary experience is as a prosecutor. I am licensed in several states and began my career in Virginia as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in City of Norfolk where I worked for 8 and ½ years. During my time there, I obtained successful results in a wide variety of felony cases, including homicides, armed robberies, sexual assaults and drug trafficking. I recently relocated to the Fox Valley area and was fortunate to work as an Assistant District Attorney in Outagamie County. In this role, I assisted law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of high level, felony drug trafficking cases. I also served as a member of the Outagamie County Drug Court. I bring my extensive expirience from years of prosecution to now assist those who have been charged with crimes.

Licensed for 26 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2018
Updated 09/08/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 02/13/2017

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J. Kippa Law Office, LLC
135 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI, 54911


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Posted by Lisa | May 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Christine was very professional and extremely helpful with my daughter's case. Christine made sure we knew what was happening and what to expect. Very nice and caring. Mostly she is very knowledgeable :)
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Appleton
Christine Bruen is a great person, and a very intelligent attorney. I have been taken to court 3 times on falsely claimed TROs. Christine has helped me on all 3 cases. She has diligently looked at each case and has calmed my anxiety by explaining in detail what we can do. She has investigated each case, and we both found proof for eaxh case. I won each case and the Commissioner has dismissed all 3 cases. I cannot say enough about what a great person Christine is. She put her heart to each of my cases, and the truth WON! The cost of going to court is expensive, but with Christine by my side, I felt confident that the truth would prevail, and every penny I spent to hire Christine was well worth it! I recommend her to anyone looking for a great, smart, strong, and loyal attorney. She is awesome.
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Posted by Jim Murphy | June 30, 2017
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Best lawyer I ever had!
Terrific lawyer. Very smart, hard working. Never missed a court filing or appearance. Very articulate. I saved a small fortune using Ms. Bruen in a civil matter. Well worth the $$$.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Outagamie County District Attorney's Office
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Ferrene and Associates
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 1997 - 2005


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • 1996
  • University of Virginia
  • 1992


  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
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"Attorney Bruen is a dedicated, hard-working lawyer. I have worked with and against Attorney Bruen on a variety of cases and always find her to be a strong advocate for her client. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer."
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Appleton Criminal defense Lawyer Christine Bruen
Christine Bruen
Criminal defense Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 26 years
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