Christine Esser

Christine Esser is a shareholder with the firm. She focuses her practice in the area of general personal injury law. Although many of her cases involve injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, she has also handled numerous cases involving wrongful deaths, nursing home abuse and neglect injuries, animal attacks, sexual assaults, slip and falls, pharmacy errors, and injuries caused by contractors and building owners. Christine has successfully tried jury trials throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Since 2011, Christine has been named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys by Wisconsin Super Lawyers.  She has also been named as one of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin” since 2014. Due to her significant trial experience and success, Christine has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2003. She also served on the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification Board of Examiners for three years. In 2017 Christine was given an ATHENA Leadership award for mentoring women and girls in Sheboygan County. She was also honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its Women in the Law in 2016.

Christine is an active member in several legal associations and local community organizations. She is a member of Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Justice and a District Commissioner for a local chapter of the United States Pony Club. She has held committee positions for the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Sheboygan County Bar Association.  She’s also been an active volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister in Sheboygan for many years.

Christine served as the editor-in-chief of the Drake Law Review and graduated magna cum laude from Drake University Law School.  Prior to moving to Wisconsin and beginning her legal career she served as a law clerk for Justice Marsha Ternus on the Iowa Supreme Court. When not in the office or courtroom, Christine’s interests include riding horses, reading and gardening.



  • Drake University Law School, J.D. magna cum laude
  • Millsaps College, B.S., magna cum laude


  Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Authenticating Electronically Stored Information," 40:4 The Verdict 9, 2017
  • Speaker, Using Audio and Visual Evidence to Strengthen Your Case, Ozaukee Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker, "Don't Drop the Ball, Get the Call," Wisconsin Association for Justice CLE Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker, “Auto Insurance: Current Jury Attitudes, Ethics Negotiations, and Handling Auto Cases,” Milwaukee Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker, "Does Metadata Matter?" Wisconsin Association for Justice CLE Seminar, 2012
  • Author, “Gister Decision Invites Hospital Liens,” 35 The Verdict 27, 2012
  • Speaker, "The Fundamentals of Proper Service," Wisconsin Association for Justice CLE Seminar, 2011
  • Speaker, "Ethical Dilemmas in Personal Injury Cases" Wisconsin Association for Justice CLE Seminar, 2010
  • Speaker, "Auto Insurance:  Uninsured, Underinsured & Accident Litigation in Wisconsin," Lorman CLE Seminar, 2007
  • Speaker, "Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Wisconsin, Success Lies in the Details," Lorman CLE Seminar, 2002
  • Speaker, "Experts: Finding and Handling Yours; Investigating the Other Party's," Wisconsin State Bar Midwinter Convention, 1997
  • Speaker, "Defending Orthopedic Claims: Strategies from the Surgeon and the Attorney," DRI's National Young Lawyers Convention, 1997
  • Author, "Selecting and Handling Expert Witnesses in Litigation," 39 For the Defense 15, 1997
  • Author, "The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: Violating Personal Rights for the Sake of the Tribe," 10 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, 1996
  • Author, “The Conservation Preserve Program and Its Effect on Farmers Filing Bankruptcy”, 43 Drake Law Review, 1994