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Crystal N. Abbey

Crystal-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

Washington, D.C.

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

Education

Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

Eastern Illinois University, M.A., 2012

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, B.A., cum laude, 2010