Kristin Bergstrom
Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., retired
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
phone 414-298-8144
My area of legal expertise concerns employment and employee benefits for employers. I have worked with boards of directors in the business and nonprofit sectors. I have also headed and served on a number nonprofit boards and committees.

Board Profile

I have worked with boards and served as a board member for over 30 years. My experience has been with social service and arts agencies,legal organizations and organizations that support women. As a board chair of a social services agency faced with decreased funding options, I helped the board make the difficult to decision to affiliate with a hospital network. I developed the board and governance structure for two important women's organizations in Milwaukee and, for both organizations, worked with my boards to substantially increase membership.

Board Experience

State Bar of Wisconsin (Former Chair, Tax Section)

Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc. Board, appointment by Wisconsin Supreme Court

Association of Women Lawyers (Former President)

Association of Women Lawyers Foundation Board

Retirement Plan Professionals, Inc. (Former President)

Glass Ceiling Commission, appointed by a former governor

Family Service of Milwaukee, Board Chair

Milwaukee Women inc. (Steering Committee)

Professional Dimensions (Former President)

Professional Dimensions Charitable Fund Board (Former President)

Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Board member

Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of Milwaukee, Personnel Committee

Alverno College, Business Advisory Board

Danceworks, Board of Directors

Professional Summary

Kristin M. Bergstrom has been an equity shareholder in  firm’s Employee Benefits Practice.  She has worked with a wide range of business and nonprofit clients, particularly midsized to large financial services, manufacturing, insurance and national and regional nonprofit organizations. Kristin was also a past faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been a frequent speaker at events sponsored by legal and professional organizations.

Recognition & Awards


Best Lawyers in America, included since 1995 (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)

Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Women in the Law Award, Wisconsin Law Journal


I have always exercised, but I am late convert to barre (ballet) training. With no dance background, this requires continuous humility and the hope I will get better. I also love to read, entertain and travel with my husband. We have three children and two grandchildren. With one grandchild living in Switzerland, we are doing a lot more European travel.