Attorney Kyle Lawrence
Attorney Kyle D. Lawrence focuses his practice on litigation, representing individuals in both civil and criminal proceedings.
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Kyle focuses his practice in family law, insurance benefit denials, and felony, misdemeanor, and traffic criminal actions across Wisconsin. After law school, Kyle was the former Elder Healthcare Advocate for Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) where he represented elders denied state benefits, trained Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Elder Benefit Specialists through seminars and publications, and authored and edited multiple legal treatises. After GWAAR, Kyle practiced general litigation at Rizzo & Diersen, S.C. and was appointed as Guardian Ad Litem for Racine County, and Advocate Counsel for Kenosha County. Kyle is a Wisconsin native, having graduated from Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earned his bachelors from the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison Law School. Kyle is also admitted to practice federal litigation in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin Madison Law School

Recent Experience

  • Representation in harassment and domestic-abuse related injunctions: When representing Petitioner 100% imposition of injunction against Respondent; When representing Respondent in defense of injunction, injunction denied in 70% of cases.
  • Representation of parents resulting in awards of contempt in child support, legal custody, and physical placement of minor children.
  • Representation in a divorce trial led to an award of marital residence to client, reduction in child support obligation based on earning capacity, and payment of equity to spouse for marital residence was reduced by half.
  • Representation in criminal matters has resulted in negotiated agreements with the State to not file potential criminal charges against clients, numerous dismissed felony and misdemeanor charges, outright dismissal of criminal prosecution, deferred prosecution agreements, stipulation for Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Disease or Defect, and recommendations by the state of no additional jail or prison time.
  • Representation of client after a fire destroyed client’s rental property and home-owner’s insurance denied coverage. In mediation, insurance company agreed to pay over double the amount of the home’s tax-assessed value.
  • Representation of homeowner in dispute with contractor. Contractor was hired to complete extensive renovations of client’s home. Work was never completed, and contractor filed in small claims court for the outstanding balance not paid by homeowner. Attorney Lawrence removed the case from small claims to general civil court and filed a counterclaim for over double the small claims limit. Client was awarded the entirety of the counterclaimed amount, and the court dismissed the contractor’s claims in totality.
  • Representation in lemon-law cause of action sent to arbitration. Successfully argued substantial defect and on unanimous decision in client’s favor, awarded full value of vehicle at time of purchase.
  • As Guardian Ad Litem, represented best interests of children in CHIPS, adoptions, and divorce proceedings.

Outside of work, Kyle is active within his community as a member of the Big Brother Big Sister program and is extremely proud of his “little brother” Tristan. Kyle was also the attorney coach for the Lakeview Technology Academy Mock Trial Team in its inaugural year and represented Lakeview at the State Championships in Madison, WI. Since moving to the Appleton area, Kyle has devoted his time to developing his legal practice, his pets, grilling out, and seeking new avenues to become involved in his community.