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Melissa A. Kirschner

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Melissa a shareholder in Crivello, Nichols & Hall, S.C.’s Eau Claire Office and devotes her time to worker’s compensation defense and civil litigation, representing employers and insurance companies dealing with work injuries and related claims and issues. Melissa also counsels employers on creative workplace approaches and strategies that may help them avoid or reduce future worker’s compensation claims.

Melissa is well-versed in this complex and ever-changing area and has more than two decades of experience representing employers and insurers before the Department of Workforce Development, the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings, the Labor and Industry Review Commission, Circuit Courts, and Appellate Courts.

Community Service Activities

Melissa is active in the Chippewa Valley. She was a long-time board member of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and can be seen running around Eau Claire with Moms on the Run. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and their three daughters.

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation
Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Disputes

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin 1996
State of Minnesota 1997
U.S District Court - District of Minnesota 1999


University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.), 1996
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (B.A.), 1992 Major- Public Administration, Minor- Speech & Political Science

Professional Organizations

Eau Claire County Bar Association
Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys

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