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Crystal N. AbbeyCrystal-Abbey@menlaw.com
Areas of Practice
General Litigation, Insurance Defense
Crystal joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in November, 2016. Born in Arizona, raised in Illinois, and educated in Vermont, Crystal is happy to have settled in Northeast Wisconsin. Here, she spends her spare time enjoying the Wisconsin outdoors: hiking, kayaking, or biking.
Before joining the Firm, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael E. Keasler on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals—Texas’s highest criminal court. There, Crystal reviewed trial records and appellate court opinions, drafted opinions on constitutional criminal issues, and recommended actions on writs of habeas corpus applications.
Before her clerkship with the Court, Crystal served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont. She also worked for a general practitioner in Barre, Vermont and assisted him in his successful campaign for the Washington County State’s Attorney position.
Crystal is also a published author, having published one article in the National Lawyers Guild Review and a second article in the Southern Methodist Law Review.
Admitted to Practice
State of Wisconsin
United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Professional Association Memberships
- Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Member, Washington, D.C. Bar Association
- Managing Editor, National Lawyers Guild Review
- Pro bono committee, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
- Member, Brown County Bar Association
- Member, Brown County Young Lawyer’s Association
- Member, Outagamie County Bar Association
- Member, Fox Valley Young Lawyer’s Association
- Member, Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Activities & Achievements
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award: Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy
Academic Excellence Awards: Advanced Appellate Advocacy; Securities Regulation
Administrative Editor, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Legal Writing Dean’s Fellow
National Moot Court Team
Intensive Trial Practice Team
Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
Eastern Illinois University, M.A., 2012
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, B.A., cum laude, 2010