Assistant: Deborah Hoolehan
Kirsten Kaiser Kus focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, general litigation defense and criminal defense. Kirsten takes an aggressive approach to move cases quickly towards closure through an extremely efficient litigation style. Kirsten guides her clients throughout all phases of litigation and frequently lectures regarding unique case handling techniques. Kirsten has successfully tried and argued numerous cases before all of the Administrative Law Judges of the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board and the Social Security Disability Administration. In addition, Kirsten has tried general liability, medical malpractice and criminal cases before the Indiana trial courts. Kirsten has an extensive background in criminal defense representation ranging from misdemeanor to felony offenses, and specializes in operating while intoxicated charges and expungements of criminal records. Kirsten is experienced in mediation and subrogation matters, including ERISA, Medicare and Medicaid and serves on numerous occasions as Judge Pro Tempore for the Honorable Judge Cantrell in Lake Superior Court.
Kirsten frequently volunteers her time with the Porter County Animal Shelter and donated a year of pro bono legal services to aid in their representation. She is an active member of the Women Lawyers Association of Indiana and the Lake and Porter County Bar Associations.
Kirsten graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law where she was President of the Women Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member of the Hellenic Law Association and an active volunteer with the Richard Blennerhasset Tax Law Society, providing tax preparation assistance to the community. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Political Science and English. In her free time Kirsten enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends and walking her two dogs, both of which are rescues from shelters.