MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of Emily I. Lonergan to be Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Krueger.
“Ms. Lonergan is a very talented attorney who understands that decisions made by circuit court judges have a tremendous impact on the lives of the people who appear before them,” said Gov. Evers. “As a judge, Ms. Lonergan will ensure that everyone that appears before her is heard and treated fairly.”
Lonergan, an Appleton native, is an attorney with Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. in Appleton. She previously was an attorney with Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP of Milwaukee. Lonergan specializes in criminal defense and personal injury law. She also has extensive experience with complex business and contract litigation, professional licensing, juvenile matters, appellate litigation, and healthcare law. Lonergan has received numerous professional accolades. She received the Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Law Foundation (2017), was recognized as a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2013 to 2019), and was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2015).
Lonergan is a graduate of Xavier High School of Appleton, Marquette University, and Marquette University Law School. She lives in Appleton with her family.